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KORN Cancel 'Pop Sux' Tour Dates

KORN have had to cancel the last five nights of their "Pop Sux Tour" in the United States for fear that Jonathan Davis may cause permanent damage to his voice if the shows continue. Davis is suffering from strained vocal chords and is under doctors orders to stop the shows. Only the final five U.S. ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Accompany MARZ On 'Pop Sux' Tour

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid (#0) will be handling turntable duties for MARZ during their upcoming stint on the "Pop Sux" tour. The band, whose forthcoming Elementree/Geffen Records debut was produced by Jonathan Davis of KORN, will be supporting KORN and TRUSTcompany at all dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 12. Confirmed shows are as follows: Nov. ...

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RED TAPE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sacramento's RED TAPE have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. It was a demo cut produced by ORGY guitarist Amir Derakh earlier this year that sealed the proverbial deal. . "We told him to make it bump like it was being played in a low-rider!" beams guitarist/mainman Jeff Jaworsky. Known for a caustic, extremely high-energy ...

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ADEMA Part Ways With Management

ADEMA, who feature in their ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have parted ways with manager Terry Lippman. The group are actively seeking new representation and are currently setting up meetings with some of the usual suspects, according to Hits Daily Double. ADEMA are preparing to record their sophomore CD for an early 2003 ...

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KRITICKILL In Talks With 604 RECORDS

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL are reportedly negotiating a record deal with 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Consisting of Dave Irons (vocals), Todd Gardner (drums), Donny Morse (guitars), and Bryan Koestens (bass), KRITICKILL have been together since 1997 and have opened for such national ...

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The Art Of Balance - SHADOWS FALL

At one time, a band like SHADOWS FALL would've provoked large scale head-scratching and people reaching for their "metal by genre" handbooks in a attempt to put a handle on SF's seemingly disparate elements. Sonically speaking, by era they are quite indicative of the San Francisco Bay Area circa 1982 (all chunking riffs and screaming ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Score 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Remake

MARILYN MANSON will compose and record background music for a remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the 1974 Tobe Hooper cult classic about a chainsaw-wielding madman and his rural family of cannibals. The new Chainsaw began filming in July under the direction of Marcus Nispel, and is being produced by director Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor, ...

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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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STAIND Frontman Launches Label, Signs First Act

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis is following in the footsteps of fellow Firm Management client Jonathan Davis of KORN in creating his own record label. "I just signed my first band to my record label," Lewis told Launch. "Well I don't have a name for the label yet. It's going under ADD right now, but I'm ...

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Depopulate - VILE

They're called VILE. They've got song titles such as "Butchered" and "Path To Incineration" that, once you've obtained a lyric sheet and can comprehend what they're trying to get at lyrically, would undoubtedly favor ripping off societies head and shitting down inside its neck. So, why then, with all things considered, do this Californian quartet ...

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KORN Singer To Perform Soundtrack Songs On Tour

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer are currently putting together a QUEEN OF THE DAMNED band to hit the road and perform songs Davis composed for that film sometime next year, according to Allstar. The tour, which Davis says will hit theaters, won't be without its own share of KORN-esque macabre. "We ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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DOWN Punch Out ADEMA Guitarist Backstage at OZZFEST

Members of DOWN and ADEMA reportedly got into a scuffle backstage at the St. Louis stop of Ozzfest, where one of the guitarists for ADEMA got punched in the mouth while he was on DOWN's tour bus and it almost led to a showdown between Phil Anselmo and the DOWN boys and Jonathan Davis' little ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer Gets Busy On Several Fronts

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, and ex-NOCTURNUS members Mike Davis (guitar) and Emo Mowery (bass) have set TIWANAKU as the name of their new group, which is currently writing material for their debut CD, due in early 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. Black, who left SEVEN WITCHES in June due to "personal ...

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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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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Praises Producer's Contributions To New CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently commented on the contributions to the group's latest CD, Untouchables, of the album's producer Michael Beinhorn, a renowned studio wizard who's previously produced groups ranging from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to OZZY OSBOURNE. "What we did was like write heavy music in an orchestral style using different like movements, ...

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JOURNEY To Perform First-Ever Club Show

Legendary rockers JOURNEY will perform their first-ever club show on Wednesday, July 17th at Minneapolis' club Quest. In this one-night-only exclusive performance, the band will debut songs from their yet-to-be released EP Red 13 as well as perform all of their hit songs in an intimate club setting. Tickets for this exclusive one night only ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman Launches 604 RECORDS

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has joined forces with NICKELBACK's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin to form his very own record label. Dubbed 604 Records, the imprint's goal will be to "seek out and develop undiscovered talent in the music world not only in North America, but globally," according to an official press release. The label will ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At #2 On Billboard Pop Album Chart!

KORN shifted in excess of 434,000 copies of their latest effort, entitled Untouchables, since the album's release on June 11th, according to Soundscan, landing the quintet at position #2 on next week's Billboard Pop Album chart. As strong as KORN's first-week numbers were, they were not enough to beat EMINEM, whose The Eminem Show ended ...

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KORN Unlikely To Perform At FAMILY VALUES 2002

Although it's unlikely that KORN will be playing Family Values 2002 this fall, the originators of the traveling tour and one of the acts to perform on its inaugural lineup will still be involved in the organizational aspects of the upcoming trek. "After we go and tour Europe, we're going to come back and do ...

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WADE BLACK Leaves SEVEN WITCHES

Former CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black has left SEVEN WITCHES due to "personal and business related matters within the band". Here is the frontman's official statement on his departure and his future plans: "At this time I would like to make a few announcements regarding my current and future projects. First off I will no ...

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Former NOCTURNUS Duo Enlist ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer For New Band

Former NOCTURNUS guitarist Mike Davis and bassist/vocalist Emo Mowery have enlisted SEVEN WITCHES/ex-CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black for their as-yet-unnamed new project, according to an update issued by Season Of Mist Records. The new group will reportedly be "much more aggressive and versatile" than NOCTURNUS, according to Mowery. ...

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KORN Frontman Auctions Tickets To Exclusive Performance

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis successfully auctioned three tickets to the band's exclusive performance on May 29th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on the charity auction site Startrader.com. The winning bidder was Heather Osborne of San Diego who ended up paying $211 to see the show. Melissa Paul, assistant director of development for ...

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AEROSMITH To Appear At R&R Convention, Hit Movie Theaters

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton will appear in an intimate setting to discuss their careers and perspectives on the music industry in a general session on Friday, June 14th at R&R Convention 2002. At the R&R session, Steven and Tom will debut the studio tracks from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album and play the ...

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