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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Cover Of SOUNDGARDEN's 'Jesus Christ Pose' Posted Online

New Jersey-bred maniacal metallers THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have posted their cover of SOUNDGARDEN's classic "Jesus Christ Pose" on their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming iTunes-exclusive digital download EP, "Plagiarism", due on June 13. Commented the band: "SOUNDGARDEN, man. I'm talking about glory days glass shattering Chris Cornell, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cancel European Tour

AUDIOSLAVE have cancelled their entire European tour scheduled for the summer, according to NME.com. The U.S. rockers — who consists of former members of RAGE AGANST THE MACHNE and SOUNDGARDEN — were due to play the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in England in late August. AUDIOSLAVE recently completed work on their third album, ...

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Spine of God - MONSTER MAGNET

I remember seeing MONSTER MAGNET at the State Theater in Detroit, Michigan sometime around 1991. The quartet opened a bill that featured SOUNDGARDEN with SWERVEDRIVER as direct support, and I'll never forget Dave Wyndorf entering stage left carrying a long neck bottle of Budweiser in one hand with a wild-eyed look about him. And out ...

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Cash Is King - DEVIL TO PAY

Stoner to the core, wielding riffs like the hammers of Thor and trading in soulful grooves big enough to drive semis through, Indianapolis's DEVIL TO PAY make a big leap forward on this, their second album. Not content to mimic the genre's conventions, the band wander a little beyond the standard fuzz-rock clichés, while retaining ...

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Metal Musicians On 'Headbanger's Ball': Then And Now

To celebrate the release of the third installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge" (due on April 11 via Roadrunner Records), some of the participants have got together to answer questions on their relationship with the MTV series and compilation. Question: Were you a fan of the original ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Announces Signing Of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Roadrunner Records has officially announced the signing of legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde and his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan, where the band are signed to JVC). Having sold over 1.4 million albums worldwide, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is currently working with producer Michael Beinhorn (SOUNDGARDEN, OZZY OSBOURNE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) ...

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Threshold of Revelation - TWELFTH GATE

I had been patiently waiting for the follow-up to 2003's "Summoning" from Chicago's TWELFTH GATE, figuring that if it is in league with the NEVORMORE-esque, mildly proggy traditional/thrash metal of the debut that I'd be in for a treat. After parting ways with Crash Music, Inc., the band settled on Season of Mist and now ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Cover PANTERA, SEPULTURA On Upcoming CD

MTV.com is reporting that BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will issue an album's worth of covers called "The Anatomy Of" sometime in June. The band puts its stamp on PANTERA's "Cemetery Gates", SEPULTURA's "Territory", SOUNDGARDEN's "The Day I Tried to Live", MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Kickstart My Heart", PINK FLOYD's "Us and Them", QUEEN's "Bicycle Race", METALLICA's ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Frontman Opens Restaurant In Paris

According to MTV.com, AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and wife Vicky opened a restaurant, Black Calavados (BC), in Paris last week with a launch party attended by Pink and several models and designers. Alexandre de Betak, best known for designing the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, designed the restaurant. Cornell, meanwhile, has signed on as the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Are 'Halfway Done' With Third Album

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello recently spoke to RollingStone.com about the progress of the recording sessions for the group's third album. "We're about halfway done," he said of the forthcoming follow-up to last year's chart-topping "Out of Exile", which is being produced by Brendan O'Brien, who worked with both AUDIOSLAVE forebears RAGE AGAINST THE ...

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AUDIOSLAVE 'Faster, More Efficient' On Third Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE is well into the recording process on its third album, which the band tentatively plans to release in June. Lead singer Chris Cornell told Launch how the process has changed for the group this time around. "It's just really gotten a little bit faster, I believe, and more efficient," he ...

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New AUDIOSLAVE Album Coming In June

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE will release its third album this June, a spokesperson for the band's label has told Launch. An exact release date, title and track listing are not available yet, although it is known that the band began working on new music as early as last summer, with work picking up again ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Is Face Of VARVATOS' Spring 2006 Ad Campaign

Billboard is reporting that former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell has been selected by John Varvatos, the man behind the award-winning clothing brand, to be the face of the brand's spring 2006 ad campaign. Created by New York agency Yard, with photography by music documentarian Danny Clinch, the campaign captures Cornell in such ...

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ELECTRIC EARTH Complete Work On Sophomore Album

ELECTRIC EARTH, the Trollhättan, Sweden-based hard rock band featuring Peter Gottlieb (vocals and guitar; formerly with the ROLLIN' MACHINE), Tommy Scalisi (lead guitar; GOOSEFLESH, RAT SALAD), Lyris Karlsson (bass; RAT SALAD) and Lars Berger (drums; GOOSEFLESH, RISING), have completed work on their second CD, "Vol II – Words Unspoken". At the moment, they are looking ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Tribute Album Due In February

Midwest Movement/Tribute Sounds has set a February 21 release date for the SOUNDGARDEN tribute album, entitled "Black Days: Midwest Movement Tribute to Soundgarden". The CD will receive nationwide distribution through Navarre. "Black Days..." will feature 10 classic SOUNDGARDEN songs performed by some of the top independent artists in the Midwest. Songs and artists included on ...

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