FILTER: Studio Update

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everyone, I'm back with a little studio update. I just finished a song called 'Only You' and out of all the songs I've written it's definitely one of my favorites. It's gorgeous and melodic and it mixes acoustic guitars ...

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TOOL: New Album Update

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) "have been keeping to their rigorous schedule, writing and arranging material for the next TOOL CD, this despite the Lakers being in the NBA play-offs, a fact of life which occupies a couple of the ...

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SOCIETY 1 Begin Recording New Album

SOCIETY 1 will enter NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Ca. on June 13 to begin recording their second, as-yet-untitled Earache album. Having worked with SOCIETY 1 on their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear", engineer/producer Wade Norton (STATIC-X, ORGY) will be returning to engineer and co-produce the new album. After laying down the basic instrumental tracks ...

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MARILYN MANSON Settles Lawsuit Against Former Guitarist

Marilyn Manson's lawsuit against former bandmember Scott Putesky (a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz) and Empire Musicwerks Records has been settled, according to MTV.com. In the suit, filed on April 28, Manson sought to stop the continued distribution of an album and DVD of material from his former band THE SPOOKY KIDS, as the cover made ...

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Review: RUSH Treats Fans With Classics, Recent Hits

Joshua Klein of the Chicago Tribune was on hand for RUSH's concert at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park Saturday night (June 5). Klein writes, "If many of RUSH's erstwhile peers were weighed down by classical and jazz aspirations, RUSH has remained at heart a rock band, and no matter how busy its music gets ...

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Review: GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Has Slight Odor

Darryl Sterdan of the Winnipeg Sun reviewed Gene Simmons' new solo album "Asshole", giving it 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. Sterdan writes: "Unfocused and misguided, this 13-song vanity project finds the God of Plunder vainly trying yet again to escape his arena-rock straitjacket by pin-balling between styles with a determination bordering on desperation." He ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON: It Was An Honor To Play For METALLICA

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has commented on filling in for METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich for their headlining performance at the Download festival in England Sunday (June 6). "It was an honor last night to play for a band I've looked up to for so long," Jordison said in a statement. "[Before this,] I could not ...

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