Former HELMET Leader Addresses Reunion Rumors

Ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has sent a lengthy e-mail to the unofficial HELMET site HelmetBand.com clarifying a comment made during a GANDHI show last summer/fall in which he referred to his former bandmates as "assholes" and addressing the persistent rumors of a HELMET reunion at some point in the not-too-distant future. Hamilton's ...

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STEVE VAI's 'Make A Noise Foundation' Awards Scholarships

Four aspiring music students who were previously unable to pursue their goals are now one step closer to achieving their dreams. Joel Oglesby, Jennifer Smallwood, Reid Chamness Karle, and Michael Hughey have all been awarded scholarships by the "Make a Noise Foundation" to attend Full Sail, a state-of-the-art Florida college offering degrees in recording engineering ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer: Illegal Music Downloading Spoils The Surprise

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor believes that Internet music downloading has taken away some of the excitement associated with the experience of buying new albums in the stores, with many of the songs available in unfinished form months before the final product reaches the record shop shelves. "It just spoils the surprise," Taylor told Kerrang! ...

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AMORPHIS Side Project To Release Second Album

VERENPISARA, the Finnish band featuring AMORPHIS members Niclas Etelävuori (bass), Tomi Koivusaari (guitar), and Santeri Kallio (guitar, keyboards in AMORPHIS), have set a May 15 release date through BMG Records for their sophomore album, "Happosadetta" ("Acid Rain" in Finnish). The follow-up to last year's "Aamunodottaja" CD will feature the following track listing (all titles and ...

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