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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CHILDREN OF BODOM Confirm Memorial Gig Appearance

Contrary to previously published reports, it now appears that CHILDREN OF BODOM WILL in fact perform at the memorial concert for FINNTROLL/IMPALED NAZARENE guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta. Teemu died Sunday morning (March 16) from injuries sustained in an accidental fall he took while intoxicated. The gig will take place on Tuesday, March 25 at Nosturi ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST Goes After SPICE GIRL

After former SPICE GIRL Geri Halliwell and LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst flirted on the "Jimmy Kimmel" show and shared a mutual interest in doing Britney Spears, the pair were spotted on a secretive lunch date at La Scala in Beverly Hills yesterday, according to Rock Dirt. A spy says the duo went to outrageous ...

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