STAIND, DEFTONES a Lock for Next Week's Top Two Chart Positions

Hits Daily Double reports that according to early reports from national accounts, STAIND's "14 Shades of Grey" is on course for a first week sales total in the neighborhood of 250,000 units. The DEFTONES' eponymous effort, meanwhile, looks like it will come in at around 200,000 units. Both figures will have the groups locked into ...

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SLAYER To Headline Fall 2003 Edition Of JAGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR

SLAYER have been tapped to headline the Fall 2003 edition of the Jagermeister Music Tour, scheduled to kick off in October. More details, including the names of the bands that will make up the rest of the bill, will be announced soon. As previously reported, SLAYER's much-anticipated live DVD, titled "War At The Warfield", will ...

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BRITNEY Leaves Threatening Phone Messages For FRED DURST

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst tells Rolling Stone magazine that after he blabbed about his fling with Britney Spears on "The Howard Stern Show", Spears called to say: "Fred, you better watch your back, because you are seriously fucked." Fred chuckled, "It's so funny. I saved them all just in case I ever need them." ...

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ANNIHILATOR Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Veteran Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have parted ways with vocalist Joe Comeau (ex-OVERKILL, LIEGE LORD) and have replaced him with Vancouver-based newcomer Dave Padden. Says ANNHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters: "Joe and I had a difference of opinion on an issue (not of a musical nature) that just couldn't be resolved mutually. We will miss Joe and ...

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P.O.D. To Open For METALLICA In The Winter?

P.O.D. vocalist Sonny Sandoval recently told Launch that METALLICA wanted them for this summer's Summer Sanitarium Tour, but the two bands will probably hook up on the road next winter. "We've actually got a lot of offers to go out maybe in the beginning of the year," Sandoval said. "And so we actually got offered ...

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