SLIPKNOT's CRAIG JONES To Sit Out Part Of European Tour

SLIPKNOT's "samples and media" guy, Craig Jones #133 (a.k.a. #5), has been forced to sit out the early portion of the group's current European tour due to a "medical emergency." The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We've made it thru 10 years without a member of SLIPKNOT missing a single show, ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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ROBIN MCAULEY, AMY SCHUGAR To Perform At Toy Drive Concert

Former MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP frontman Robin McAuley, singer/songwriter Amy Schugar and acclaimed guitarist Dave Uhrich are among the artists scheduled to perform at The Rainbow Foundation's annual toy drive concert on Friday, November 5 at Synergy in West Chicago, IL. Opening the show will be the "number one tribute band in Chicago," MST (MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Drummer Calls COLD Singer An 'Asshole'

In the latest installment of his "Ask Vinnie" column in Revolver magazine, DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul was asked which bands he used to get into fights with on the road, and which ones he would want to fight if he had the chance. "We always made friends with all the bands we ever toured with," ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist To Release Solo Single

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen recently spent time at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Esa Nieminen recording two traditional Finnish Christmas songs ("En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa" and "Kun Joulu On") for her first-ever solo CD single, due in Finland in December. In other news, Tarja recently recorded guest vocals for German "Star Search" winner ...

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DARZAMAT Complete Work On 'Semidevilish'

Poland's DARZAMAT have completed work on their fourth album, "Semidevilish". The follow-up to last year's "Oniriad" was recorded at Mamut Studio with producer Maciej Mularczyk and contains 10 songs plus an intro, for a total of 50 minutes of music. Also included with the CD will be a concert video for the song "Era Aggression", ...

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THERAPY? To Perform At London In-Store

THERAPY? will hold an in-store signing session at The Rock Box in London on Saturday, October 2. In addition, the band will be doing an exclusive 30-minute live performance at the record store. Admission is free and the performance is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. The Rock Box is located at 151 London Rd., ...

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DOOM SYNDICATE Set Release Date For New Album

Roanoke, VA-based metallers DOOM SYNDICATE will release their new album, "Beyond Salvation", on October 12 via Rotting Corpse Records. "Tracks such as '324', 'Sever the Leech', as well as the title track, are some of DOOM SYNDICATE's finest recordings to date," reads an official press release. "The label has spared no expense in its design ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: 'Word Up' Video Shows Lighter Side Of KORN

KORN singer Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Westwood One about the video for their cover of CAMEO's "Word Up". According to Davis, the clip features the band members with their faces on a bunch of dogs. Davis' dog, named Ricky, comes strolling into Tijuana only to upset the local pack of dogs, played by the ...

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