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North Carolina's SLAVEMACHINE Resurrected

North Carolina metal act SLAVEMACHINE has reformed two years after disbanding due to personal differences. Lead vocalist and founding member Ryan Taylor said, "We've been thinking about this for over a year now, and it just feels like the right time to launch the band again. We've received numerous emails and phone calls to do ...

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STONE SOUR To Film 'Sillyworld' Video Next Week

STONE SOUR will follow up the smash success of its single "Through Glass" with "Sillyworld", the second track headed to radio from the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May". The group will also shoot a video for the song next week, according to an online posting by the group's guitarist Josh Rand. In a recent ...

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CHRIS POLAND's OHM: More California Dates Announced

OHM:, the group led by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, has announced three NAMM convention-area shows in late January: Jan. 18 - The Baked Potato - Studio City, CA Jan. 19 - The Blue Café - Huntington Beach, CA Jan. 20 - Winston's San Diego - San Diego, CA OHM: recently spent time in the ...

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KORN Releases 'Family Values' CD And DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN leads the list of bands appearing on the "Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD, which arrived in stores yesterday (Tuesday, December 26). Both feature live tracks from all the acts on this past summer's tour, including DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF, 10 YEARS and the headliners. KORN singer Jonathan Davis ...

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STONE SOUR Singer Gets His 'Freak' On With KORN

Launch Radio Networks repors: STONE SOUR vocalist Corey Taylor did KORN a huge favor last summer when he sang two songs with the band at a British festival, which KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis couldn't attend due to a blood infection. Taylor got to repeat his performance on the 2006 Family Values tour, this time dueting ...

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COREY TAYLOR Says He And JIM ROOT Always Felt Like They Were 'Hired Guns' In SLIPKNOT

Kyle Munson of DesMoinesRegister.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT). A few excerpts from the chat follow: DesMoinesRegister.com: Thoughts on your recent Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for STONE SOUR's "30/30-150"? Corey: I never get overly excited about the Grammys, anyway. But, you know, it's really cool ...

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STONE SOUR: European Tour Dates Announced

STONE SOUR has lined up the following European tour dates in February/March: Feb. 11 - Copenhagen, DEN - Pumpehuset Feb. 12 - Oslo, NOR - Rockefeller Feb. 14 - Helsinki, FIN - Nosturi Feb. 16 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben Feb. 17 - Aarhus, DEN - Voxhall Feb. 19 - Brussels, BEL - AB Feb. ...

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KORN Offers All Kinds Of Goodies For 'Family Values' Pre-Orders

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN is offering a boatload of incentives for fans to pre-order the upcoming "Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD at either Amazon, Best Buy or FYE beginning today (Friday, December 1). Those who pre-order will be eligible for a pass-code to enter a protected site and view exclusive streaming content, ...

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SLIPKNOT Sued For Not Performing

John O'Brien of The West Virginia Record reports that a Huntington, WV concert promoter is suing SLIPKNOT for canceling a 2001 show that he organized. Don Maynard filed the lawsuit Nov. 27 in Cabell Circuit Court against Slipknot Touring and band members Sid Wilson, Nathan Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, James Root, Craig ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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STONE SOUR Frontman To Guest On IRON MAIDEN Singer's Radio Show

STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Saturday, December 30 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) at

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TYSON SCHENKER's FASTER INFERNO Calls It Quits

FASTER INFERNO (formerly RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL), the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker — the son of the legendary SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker — has called it a day. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Sadly, it reaches a point when everything comes to an end. Faster ...

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STONE SOUR: 'Come What(ever) May' Certified Gold In Canada

STONE SOUR's sophomore release, "Come What(ever) May", has been certified gold in Canada for sales in excess of 50,000 copies. The album has shifted 331,000 units in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported, STONE SOUR will follow up the smash success of its single "Through Glass" with "Sillyworld", the ...

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STONE SOUR Sending 'Sillyworld' To Radio

Launch Radio Networks reports: STONE SOUR will follow up the smash success of its single "Through Glass" with "Sillyworld", the second track headed to radio from the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May". The group will also shoot a video for the song shortly, although singer Corey Taylor admitted to Launch they don't have a ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE: 'Back To Running At Full Steam Again'

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE has issued the following update: "As many fans might know, TWISTED TOWER DIRE vocalist of nine years Tony Taylor has officially left the band and is now singing for German metal band CUSTARD. He is still like a brother and TWISTED TOWER DIRE wishes him all the best. ...

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