TOOL, PRIMUS Members Pay Tribute To YES

TOOL drummer Danny Carey and PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool both acknowledge being influenced by the classic rock band YES. In the booklet included in the boxed set In A Word: Yes, which came out on Tuesday, July 30th, Carey and Claypool comment on the band's influence. "There were two bands I consider my most important ...

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REVEREND, HEIR APPARENT To Play Seattle's MONDAY METAL MADNESS

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, will be performing at Seattle Metal Online's Monday Metal Madness on August 12th at the Central Saloon in Seattle. Also set to appear at the show are HEIR APPARENT and KILLING FAITH. For more information, visit

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Stuff Is "Pretty Fucking Brutal"

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's forthcoming third full-length album, which the band will begin work on early next year for a late 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. According to Jordinson, SLIPKNOT have amassed material left over from the Iowa sessions as well as a host of new ...

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SINNER: "There Will Be Execution" Details Revealed

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—have completed work on their new album, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at House of Music ...

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STEREOMUD Finish Recording Sophomore CD

STEREOMUD have finished the recording process for their sophomore effort at a Los Angeles studio with producer John Travis (i.e. KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY) and are currently at home taking a break before starting to mix the album for a late 2002 release through Loud/Columbia Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort ...

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ANDREW W.K.: SHARON OSBOURNE Is "Monolith Of Strength"

ANDREW W.K. recently commented on what it has been like on Ozzfest this year knowing that the tour's mastermind, Sharon Osbourne, is battling cancer. "Well I know everybody was freaked out about that. It was... I'm blown away by... She was running this thing from the hospital at times. I think everybody's really pulled together ...

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THEORY OF RUIN To Issue Debut In September

San Francisco Bay Area's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport, have pushed back the release date of their full-length debut, entitled Counter-Culture Nosebleed, to September 17th through Escape Artist Records. However, for those who just can't wait, they will be available in advance from the Escape Artist web site ...

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AETERNUS Explain PARTY SAN OPEN Festival Non-Appearance

Norway's AETERNUS issued an official statement explaining the cancellation of their appearance at the Party San Open festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bad Berka, Germany on August 8-10. "Well, AETERNUS has been cancelled from the Party-San Festival," frontman Ares wrote. "I am sorry, but it's a damn fact. The reason is basically ...

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