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Slipknot releases its fourth major label album, All Hope Is Gone, on Tuesday (August 26th). The CD is the band's first new studio offering in more than four years, following 2004's Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). Lead vocalist Corey Taylor has injected a lot of religious,...
Avenged Sevenfold was forced to cancel its Sunday (August 24th) appearance at England's Reading Festival and scrap the rest of its U.K. dates because of singer M. Shadows's strained throat. An announcement posted by the band online stated, "(Shadows)' doctors in the United...
Rage Against The Machine's headlining set at England's Leeds Festival on Saturday (August 23rd) was halted midway through the fourth song by festival organizers because of crowd issues, according to Gigwise.com. Concertgoers at the front were apparently being crushed against the...
Buckcherry has just four shows left on Crue Fest, which wraps up its inaugural run next Sunday (August 31st) in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, but the band is already looking ahead to its fall co-headlining jaunt with Avenged Sevenfold. Guitarist Keith Nelson said the bill, which...
Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan said he thinks the idea of Lenny Kravitz fronting the band is a good one even though it's not going to happen. McKagan told the Tacoma News-Tribune, "You know, I could almost see that workin.' I think that would be killer. That guy's a true...
Former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has set October 14th as the release date for his third solo album, titled Scream. The set was produced by pop and urban mastermind Timbaland, a choice that has proven controversial among fans of Cornell's earlier heavy...
Former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's second feature film as a director, The Longshots, opened on Friday (August 25th) to largely mixed and negative reviews. The film received only a 36 percent positive rating at RottenTomatoes.com, which compiles an overall score based on...
The Democratic National Convention kicks off on Monday (August 25th) in Denver, but on Wednesday (August 27th), it will go head to head with a show by Rage Against The Machine at the Denver Coliseum. Although he once worked for a Democratic senator, guitarist Tom Morello told us...
Sources have told Billboard.com that the new Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, may be released through an exclusive deal with a "big box" retail chain like Wal-Mart or Best Buy. Another source said that negotiations are underway for just such a release, with talks going on...