SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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PAT BOONE Loved His OSBOURNE Neighbors

According to the Osbournes, Pat Boone is the best neighbor one could ever have. As for Boone, the feeling was mutual, he tells the Associated Press. "I've visited with Ozzy and Sharon, and nights when they had loud music playing, they never heard any complaints from me." He says as a fellow musician, he "expected ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members Deny Having Chosen Singer For New Band

Contrary to previous reports, NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has NOT yet been officially selected to front the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Although Shaefer recently put down lead vocals over two instrumental songs submitted to him by the GN'R alumni as part of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Compilation CD To Surface In January

EMI Records is reportedly gearing up to release yet another QUEENSRŸCHE CD, this time a compilation called Classic Masters: Queensrÿche. All tracks are said to have been digitally re-mastered. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Queen of the Reich 02. Warning 03. The Killing Words 04. Speak 05. I Don't ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Split With Label, Shop New Demo

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY have parted ways with Reprise Records following the disappointing sales performance of their full-length debut, Sonic Jihad (2000), and are currently seeking a new record deal. A three-song demo was recently recorded and is presently being shopped to interested labels with a view towards releasing the group's second album sometime in 2003. ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Singer To Release New Solo CD

Former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo will shortly issue an eight-song recording titled Perfect Little Monsters, a "completely raw" follow-up to his criminally-underrated Died Laughing solo debut. Written over the course of just a few days earlier in the year, Perfect Little Monsters was reportedly recorded at Keith's small home studio and features the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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LED ZEPPELIN To Issue Live DVD/CD Before Spring

LED ZEPPELIN will be issuing an ambitious DVD/CD package, tentatively titled Led Zeppelin: The Ultimate Collection, sometime before Spring 2003 through Atlantic Records, according to Guitar World magazine. The DVD set will include concert footage, interviews and remastered performances in one incredible set. Among the goodies available will be a film of the band's legendary ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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