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LIMP BIZKIT: Rehearsal Video Posted Online

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted video footage of the band rehearsing for their upcoming Back 2 Basics tour with KORN. Check it out here (Quicktime required). Also available is a short video of Fred talking about the rehearsal process for the tour. The Back 2 Basics Tour is slated ...

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DROID Finish Tracking Instruments For New CD

Long Beach, California's DROID have just finished tracking instruments for their new release at the Corporate Avenger studios. The CD, titled "Swallow the Cure", is not expected to surface until early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. In the meantime, the band, who served as the backing musicians for KORN bassist Fieldy on his FIELDY'S DREAMS ...

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KORN And LIMP BIZKIT To Tour Together

KORN and LIMP BIZKIT will co-headline a tour, dubbed Back 2 Basics, beginning on November 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The X-Box-sponsored trek will mark the first time the two bands will be touring together since 1999. "We're very excited about it because it's about us going back to the day when we were doing ...

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KORN, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X: Australian Dates Announced

Australian promoter Michael Chugg has confirmed that KORN, FEAR FACTORY and STATIC-X will be teaming up for a three-date tour in February. The dates are as follows: Feb. 12 - Brisbane, AUS @ Entertainment Centre Feb. 14 – Sydney, AUS @ Superdome Feb. 16 - Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena Tickets go on sale ...

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KORN, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X To Play Australia In February

KORN, FEAR FACTORY and STATIC-X will reportedly be playing together at the Sydney Superdome in Sydney, Australia on Friday, February 13, 2004. Additional dates for the package are expected to be confirmed in Victoria and Queensland around February 11-16. Tickets will be priced around $60-$70 and will go on sale on November 5. Although there ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Contribute New Song To 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

More information has surfaced about "Archetype", FEAR FACTORY's contribution to the forthcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack, due on November 4 through Nitrus Records. The track, which was composed by the group's bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera and features lyrics written by frontman Burton C. Bell, was self-produced at the band's own recording ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Want To Go To Colleges And Give Seminars'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown) recently spoke to The New York Times about the debut CD from his side project TO MY SURPRISE. Earlier this year two murder suspects said that they listened to SLIPKNOT for motivation before stabbing a friend to death. For these and other reasons, finding a kinder, gentler project ...

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KORN Management Says No Tour Dates Have Yet Been Confirmed

A representative for KORN's management, The Firm, has branded as "inaccurate" the tour dates currently being floated around for the upcoming KORN/DROID tour (which were originally posted on DROID's web site). According to the representative, the KORN tour — for which no dates are completely confirmed yet — will probably start on the ...

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DROID To Support KORN On Upcoming Tour

According to the official web site of DROID (www.droidmusic.com), the Long Beach, California-based band have been tapped to support KORN on their upcoming North American tour beginning in early November. KORN/DROID tour dates, according to DROID's web site: Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX - TBA Nov. 10 - Dallas, TX - TBA ...

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MUDVAYNE To Release 'Bootleg' CD

MUDVAYNE have announced plans to release a new "bootleg" live CD from the Summer Sanitarium tour. This release will be available exclusively online through MUDVAYNE's web site and a limited quantity will be autographed by the band. In addition, the package will include "another special MUD-surprise," according to a post on the band's web site. ...

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KORN: New Album Pushed Back A Week

KORN have pushed back the projected release date of their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror", to November 25 through Epic Records. The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets during the coming days. According to the band's official web site, the forthcoming album "will contain between 10 ...

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Visual Effects Company R!OT Does Time With KORN

VFXPro reports that visual effects company R!OT Santa Monica arranged a face-to-face encounter between "Lara Croft" star Angelina Jolie and KORN for the band's latest video "Did My Time". Artists composited images of Jolie, who was shot in Canada, into the Los Angeles alley where the rest of the video was filmed and made it ...

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KORN Set Release Date For 'Take A Look In The Mirror'

KORN have set a November 18 release date through Epic Records for their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October. The self-produced CD is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables", which debuted at No. 2 on ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Sign Worldwide Record Deal Within Two Weeks

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have finished mixing their debut album with producer Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) for a tentative February 2004 release. "The album sounds ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine's Top Concert Grosses

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses reported for the week ending September 13, 2003, according to Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD & others Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center City/State: Holmdel, N.J. Event Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,467,149 Attendance/Capacity: 26,655 ...

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Anthems Of Rebellion - ARCH ENEMY

Full marks to these Swedish heavyweights for absorbing a female singer into their ranks to replace former, very male, singer Johan Liiva in 2001. Not expected to stand there in a wedding dress and warble sweetly like a songbird (see just about ever other female-led band in Europe), German Angela Gossow in fact goes for ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Debut To Surface In February

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), are in the process of mixing their debut album with producer Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) for a tentative February 2004 release. ...

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KORN Tour Sponsored By Adult-Film Company

Jill Kelly Productions, Inc., a leading international provider of high-quality adult entertainment content for a wide range of media platforms, is sponsoring KORN's current tour. The merging of mainstream rock 'n' roll and adult entertainment is an example of "JKP's innovation and cross-over promotion strategy," according to an official press release. Click here ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Skips Another OZZFEST Date

OZZY OSBOURNE has pulled out of tonight's Ozzfest performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey after coming down with a mild case of pneumonia, according to an announcement made by the New York radio station 92.3 K-Rock. As was the case with last month's shows in Auburn, Washington and Maysville, California (both ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be the subject of "The Story Of Mötley Crüe", a one-hour special set to air on MuchMoreMusic on Friday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m. "In this all-new edition, watch MÖTLEY CRÜE rule the '80s with raucous hair-metal anthems such as 'Shout at the Devil', only to evaporate into 'has-been' oblivion due to ...

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Review: Nothing Memorable About KORN's Performance In Boston

Rick Massimo of The Providence Journal reports that KORN had no hooks or choruses that were even distinguishable, let alone memorable during their a performance at the Tweeter Center Thursday as part of Ozzfest 2003. "Pure self-psychoanalysis, typified by the lyric 'Oh my God, who am I?'" he writes. "Their off-stage philanthropic work and solidarity ...

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