STONE SOUR Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand and wife Laura on the birth of their second daughter, Mia. Mia Angelina Rand was born on Thursday, March 20 at 2:21 p.m., weighing in at 7lbs 12ozs. STONE SOUR are currently taking a break before they kick off a six-week U.S. tour with POWERMAN ...

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FRED DURST: 'Go USA! Go Freedom For Iraq!'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "What the hell is up people!!!! I just finished doing a song with Snoop Dogg and I brought Bubba Sparxxx in on it too!! It's a cool track I wrote with DJ Lethal. We've also been rehearsing for the ...

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MUSIC AS A WEAPON Tour To Result In Live CD

DISTURBED's current Music As A Weapon tour with CHEVELLE, TAPROOT and UNLOCO will result in a live record featuring album tracks from all four acts as well as some live versions of unreleased songs, according to Rolling Stone. "We just played one of those unreleased tracks, 'Dehumanized', for the first time," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Gets In The Studio With COLD

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst recently produced a track for COLD, entitled "Check Please", which will appear on an upcoming soundtrack. The song was originally written for the demo that got the band signed to Flip Records in 1997, but ended up being omitted from the group's 1998 self-titled debut and the follow-up, "13 Ways ...

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Debating Iraq at OZZY's

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Timberlake were the guests of honor at a benefit Elton John gave with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Wednesday night in L.A. But the names of two other well-known people were on everybody's lips: Bush and Saddam. "We ...

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CARNAL FORGE To Tour With Childhood Idols

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE are currently preparing to embark on The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PAIN MUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. The trek is set to kick off on April 25 at the House Of Blues in Chicago. CARNAL FORGE bassist Lars Linden commented on the upcoming tour ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: We Are Not Touring With HALFORD!

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have denied reports that they have been confirmed for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PAIN MUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. "Regarding touring, the information circulating on the [Internet] implying that [DARK TRANQUILLITY] will be part of the HALFORD tour package in the U.S. ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Cover-Song Contest Results Announced

MACHINE HEAD have announced the winning entries in their recently-launched cover-song contest. As previously reported, the members of the group's official forum were asked to list three songs that they would like to hear MACHINE HEAD cover, after which the band picked the 10 most interesting requests they felt they could do justice to. All ...

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BLINDSIDE Cancel European Tour

Sweden's BLINDSIDE have cancelled their European tour under orders of their label Elektra because of the current war on Iraq. The company issued a statement Wednesday canceling "all international touring plans". The group, who were to start a European tour next week, are the only act affected so far. "In the current climate the safety ...

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