TRENT REZNOR Breaks Silence On TAPEWORM Project

TAPEWORM, the much-anticipated side project of NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan, are completing work on an album's worth of material "that started as one idea and have mutated and grown into another altogether," Reznor said in a statement issued to MTV News. "Musically, the results are ...

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ROB HALFORD Suffering From Exhaustion, Takes Time Off To Recover

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford is suffering from exhaustion and has asked for time off to recharge his batteries, according to a posting by Rob's longtime personal manager John Baxter on HALFORD's official web site. Says Baxter: "After recently crisscrossing the planet twice within a three-month period, conducting promotional interviews, in-store ...

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SLAYER, (HED)P.E. Management Company To Be Sold?

Rick Sales is rumored to be selling his management company—which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others—to Sanctuary Management (i.e. IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. No further information is available at this time. ...

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LAVABONE Complete New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have completed work on a new demo with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (i.e. ADEMA, PAPA ROACH, STAIND). For full-length MP3 downloads of the tracks "Here I Am", "Sometimes", and "Broken Soul", visit the band's official web site at this location. In other ...

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BOB DAISLEY Explains Merits Of OSBOURNES Lawsuit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles on February 18th, 2003 in their long-running dispute with former bandmembers Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. Bassist Daisley and drummer Kerslake, who recorded 1980's Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981's Diary Of A Madman, have been suing the Osbournes for 20 years regarding ...

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MESHUGGAH Showcase "Ballsier" Sound On "Nothing"

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's decision to create a "ballsier" sound with their latest effort, Nothing, in the stores today through Nuclear Blast Records. "We started playing eight-string guitars (instead of the usual six). It allowed us to go lower sonically and attain bass sounds on guitars," the guitarist ...

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DISTURBED Clip Too "Disturbing" For Video Outlets

DISTURBED's clip for the track "Prayer", which was directed by the Brothers Strause last month, has reportedly been refused by certain video outlets, who have deemed the scenes in the video—including those depicting collapsing construction sites, car crashes and a cataclysmic earthquake—as too reminiscent of those of last September 11th, according to MTV.com. As a ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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KORN Give Fans Chance To Direct New Video

KORN are giving fans a chance to direct the video for "Alone I Break", the next single from the band's latest CD, Untouchables. "We know how creative and talented a lot of our fans are," said KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis in a statement. "They proved that by the amount of amazing submissions for the (1999 ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Issue DVD/VHS In Late September

MARILYN MANSON will be issuing his long-awaited DVD/VHS, entitled Guns, God And Government, on September 24th via Eagle Vision Entertainment. It reportedly contains MANSON performances taped in Los Angeles, Japan, Russia, and Europe. The DVD version also features behind-the-scenes footage of MANSON on the streets of Tokyo, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, London, Wichita (Kansas), and New ...

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