GODSMACK To Ship More Than One Million Copies Of 'Faceless'

More than one million copies of GODSMACK's "Faceless" will be shipped to retail next week, according to the group's label, Republic/Universal Records. "This is our biggest record of the first half of the year — perhaps our year — and we are going to treat it accordingly," Republic president Avery Lipman told Billboard. Along with ...

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UFO Bassist Comments On JOHN NORUM's Addition

UFO bassist Pete Way has issued the following statement regarding former EUROPE guitarist John Norum's addition to the group: "John is a very good friend of [UFO singer] Phil [Mogg] and myself, a guitar player we both admire, and we have talked about playing with him for a long time. I can't tell anything exact ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Name New CD

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, who feature in their ranks former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino, have set "With Vision" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due in early July through Southern Lord Recordings. The opening track, "Last Hit", is available for download at this location. Other songs set to appear ...

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STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000: More Tour Dates Announced

STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000, RA and OUTSPOKEN will team up for a six-week U.S. tour beginning on April 15 in La Crescent, Minnesota. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 15 - La Crescent Arena - La Crescent, MN Apr. 16 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 18 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI Apr. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I Love My MTV!'

KELLY OSBOURNE has issued a statement via her official web site denying that she ever said anything negative about MTV and proclaiming that she "loves" the cable channel that has single-handedly propelled her to fame and fortune. As you may recall, in a recent interview with The Detroit News, Osbourne was quoted as ...

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TOOL: On Hiatus Until 2005

According to the unofficial TOOL web site Toolshed.down.net, TOOL will likely remain on a hiatus for the next 18 months while A PERFECT CIRCLE — who features in their ranks TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan — complete work on their sophomore album and the subsequent touring activities in support of the CD. "Well, ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA: We're Not An ALICE IN CHAINS Clone Band

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna believes that his band is more original-sounding than they're being given credit for. When asked by Launch recently how he feels about the way the group is perceived by critics, Erna said, "I think the only misconception is that we were pegged as an ALICE IN CHAINS clone band at one ...

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FATES WARNING Drummer To Sit Out QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER Tour

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder will not be able to accompany the group on their summer tour with QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER due to "personal commitments," according to FW guitarist Jim Matheos. A temporary replacement has yet to be announced. In other news, FATES WARNING will be rejoined during the upcoming dates by former guitarist ...

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