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STIGMA: New Music Posted Online

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, have made available for download two newly recorded MP3s ("All Away" and "Remember") via their official site, www.stigmamusic.com. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Shawn Sullivan (REEL BIG FISH, THIRD EYE BLIND), and feature a guest ...

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KUSH Set Fall Release Date For Long-Awaited Debut

Rap-metal supergroup KUSH (a.k.a. THE KUSH PROJECT), which features FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, are currently polishing up nearly 30 tracks for possible inclusion on their long-awaited debut album, tentatively due in the fall through Sony Records. "It started out ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: No New Music Until 2004!

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will not release the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity" until 2004 at the earliest, according to frontman Serj Tankian. "Daron's [Malakian, guitarist] been writing new music," he said. "We all work on stuff. But we've all been too busy with Ozzfest, 'Toxicity' and putting this record ['Steal This Album!'] out to really ...

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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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UPDATED: GUNS N' ROSES No-Show Sparks Riot

The long-awaited launch of GUNS N' ROSES' first North American tour in nine years, scheduled to take place last night (Nov. 7) at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, was canceled after frontman Axl Rose failed to make it to the Canadian city in time for the gig. Following the announcement of the cancellation, ...

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MARILYN MANSON Discusses Collaboration With Chicago House DJ

MARILYN MANSON has discussed a musical collaboration with Chicago house DJ/producer-turned-electroclash-savior Felix Da Housecat and Felix's girl group proteges, GLAMORAMA, according to Allstar. Felix is currently negotiating to provide parts of the soundtrack for the upcoming biopic on NYC clubkid Michael Alig, "Party Monster", in which Manson has a cameo. ...

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AEROSMITH Mourn Death of RUN-D.M.C. Star

AEROSMITH have issued a statement expressing their sorrow over the death Wednesday (Oct. 30) of RUN-D.M.C.'s DJ Jam Master Jay. It is as follows: "We were greatly shocked and saddened by the news of the untimely death of Jam Master Jay. When we were down and out and in the depths, Jay and RUN-D.M.C. came ...

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420 MONKS Announce Upcoming Dates

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Lost & Found Nov. 09 - Melbourne, FL @ The Hustler Nov. 21 - Huntington, ...

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Former INCUBUS Turntablist To Appear On STIGMA Demo

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, will be entering the studio tomorrow to record two new tracks, one of which will feature a guest appearance from former INCUBUS turntablist DJ 1987 (a.k.a. DJ Lyfe). Both songs are expected to be made available for download via ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Guitarist Robbed And Assaulted

BACKYARD BABIES guitarist Dregen was robbed and assaulted in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 15, according to the Swedish newspaper Expressen. Dregen and a friend had spent the night DJ-ing at the club Debaser in central Stockholm, Sweden and were on their way home when a car pulled up next to them at ...

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INCUBUS Rock The House At 24th MGD Blind Date Event

INCUBUS performed last night to a raucous, wild crowd at the 24th MGD Blind Date at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "What an event and what a crowd! It's great to be part of the MGD Blind Date with such a rich tradition following in the footsteps of people like METALLICA," said INCUBUS ...

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LIMP BIZKIT DJ Threatens To Kill THE ICARUS LINE

LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal allegedly threatened to kill Travis Keller from Buddyhead and Joe Cardamone (a.k.a. Jack Mormon) from THE ICARUS LINE after the duo taunted the short-tempered DJ while hosting an underground hip hop/rock show last week. The following account was posted at the web site of British rock magazine Rock Sound: ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' A Huge Hit In Canada

The Osbournes' Canadian debut on the CTV network this past Tuesday attracted an impressive 1.67 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research reported on Wednesday. The series — which follows the wildly dysfunctional lives of Ozzy Osbourne, his manager/wife Sharon and their children Kelly and Jack — was previously only available to digital subscribers with MTV Canada. ...

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THE DOORS Perform 'Secret' Hollywood Gig

THE DOORS, featuring THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury and ex-THE POLICE drummer Stewart Copeland, performed a secret show at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California last night as a warm-up for their announced reunion show on September 6th at the California Motor Speedway as part of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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SEPULTURA Finish Recording Covers EP

SEPULTURA have completed the recording process for their upcoming covers EP at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE) and are currently mixing the CD for a tentative October release. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. Mongoloid (DEVO) 02. Angel (MASSIVE ATTACK) 03. ...

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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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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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STABBING WESTWARD: Where Are They Now?

Former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall is reportedly working on a solo album, due out sometime next year. Meanwhile, keyboardist/programmer/guitarist Walter Flakus is said to be working as a DJ/music director for a radio station in Albany, New York. Drummer Andy Kubiszewski is apparently looking to join a new project, while there is no further ...

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420 MONKS: Upcoming Dates Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 19 - Fayetteville, NC @ Skate Park Jul. 20 - Huntington, WV @ The Zoo (w/RASCLAAT, POINT OF ANGER, GMC, ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Asked To Join INXS

Former FAITH NO MORE and current FANTOMAS/TOMAHAWK frontman Mike Patton has sensationally revealed that he was asked to be the singer for INXS after Michael Hutchence died back in 1997. Speaking to the East Bay Express, Patton denied that he made up the story, stating "Absolutely it's true! I couldn't make something like that up!" ...

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420 MONKS Make Live Debut With New Bassist

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, made their live debut with new bassist Craig Maul on Friday, May 24th at the Al Rosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. About 600-700 people were on hand to witness ...

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TEAM SLEEP Announce One-Off Hometown Gig

TEAM SLEEP, which features in its ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilkinson, will be performing live at Harlow's in Sacramento, California on Thursday, June 6th. Also appearing on the bill will be SOUL CLAP and another as-yet-unannounced act. TEAM SLEEP's self-titled Tone Def/Maverick Records debut is tentatively scheduled for release ...

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