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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON Dreams Of SLAYER Gig

The surprising commercial success of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's STONE SOUR project has led to much speculation with regards to his status in SLIPKNOT and the possibility that he may leave the group to focus on STONE SOUR full-time (which Taylor has thus far denied). When recently asked by Australia's Metalshop if the rest of ...

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STONE SOUR To Tour Australia

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will embark on an Australian tour in March, according to Metalshop. Exact dates won't be available for a few weeks, but the band are expected to play in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, before setting off for Auckland, New ...

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STONE SOUR To Issue Never-Before-Released Tracks

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are figuring out a way to make some previously unreleased material available to their fans. One possible scenario is for the band to release a few of the songs on the "Bother" single, or possibly a "digipack" featuring three ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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THE ROLLINS BAND To Perform BLACK FLAG Set In San Diego

THE ROLLINS BAND, the group fronted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will perform an all-BLACK FLAG set featuring special guests at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Thursday, Dec. 5. The concert promotes "Rise Above", a new benefit CD for the Free the West Memphis 3 Defense Fund, on which Rollins performs alongside ...

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STONE SOUR Continue Touring, Climbing The Charts

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have scheduled dates through the end of the year, winding down with a hometown New Year's Eve show in Iowa. STONE SOUR's "Bother" continues its upwards climb as it is Number Four on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and ...

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STONE SOUR To Make In-Store Appearance In New Hampshire

STONE SOUR, who feature in their ranks SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be making an in-store appearance at Newbury Comics in Nashua, New Hampshire on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Store address is as follows: Newbury Comics Willow Springs Plaza 296 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03061 ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: ' We're The Biggest Punk Band In The World'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, claims that he's supportive of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's massively-successful STONE SOUR project. "If I didn't support him or fuckin' love what he's doing, I wouldn't be a friend," Crahan told Launch. "I wouldn't have meant any of the words I've said in SLIPKNOT. ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Will Take STONE SOUR As Far As I Can

STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor is looking to take his band as far as it will go in 2002 and on into 2003, even if that means delaying work on the next SLIPKNOT record. "The more this [STONE SOUR] blows up, the longer we're going to be out," Taylor recently stated. "So, we're looking at... ...

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A New QUEEN On Hollywood Boulevard

Legendary rock group QUEENJohn Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late Freddie Mercury — will be honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 18th. The star will recognize the unparalleled achievements of the band which dominated three generations of music history and follows an active ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer To Play With STONE SOUR

Former MEGADETH drummer Jimmy DeGrasso will be sitting behind the kit with STONE SOUR at the next 2-3 weeks' worth of shows on the band's current North American tour. He will be filling in for regular SS skinsman Joel Ekman, who fractured his wrist walking off the drum riser during frontman Corey Taylor's solo performance ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Reveals Inspiration For Son's Name

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently explained to Australia's Undercover why he decided to name his son Griffin Parker Taylor. "Griffin we thought was a really good name and Parker is three different people," Corey said. "Peter Parker, obviously Spider-man. Dorothy Parker, an amazing writer and Charlie Parker. He's got a good legacy to live up ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: How I Landed SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR For Benefit CD

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently told Launch how he hooked up with SKIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor for the Rollins-produced compilation CD Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs To Benefit The West Memphis Three, due on October 8th through 2.13.61/Sanctuary Records. "It was one phone call," Rollins said. "I just got his number, called Corey ...

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QUEEN To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

QUEEN will reportedly receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the brand new Ivar nightclub at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar on Friday, October 18th. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. and QUEEN fans are invited to come down and share in the ...

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STONE SOUR To Appear On 'ROCKLINE'

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, September 30th at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM ET. Toll-free number to call in and speak with the band is 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit www.rocklineradio.com. ...

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THE DICTATORS Part Ways With Guitarist

Legendary New York band THE DICTATORS have parted ways with guitarist Scott "Top Ten" Kempner. Kempner is said to have left the group and relocated to the West Coast to pursue a singer/songwriter career, according to the band's official web site. "We're not replacing [Top Ten]," said the band in an official statement. "We're now ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Speaks Out On WEST MEMPHIS 3 Benefit CD

"One of the highest compliments I've ever been paid is that these people have all said yes to be on this album," punk icon Henry Rollins recently told Chart Attack about his West Memphis Three benefit compilation Rise Above for the three young men — Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin — who were ...

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Ex-KEEL Guitarist Inks Solo Deal

Ex-KEEL/COLD SWEAT/MEDICINE WHEEL guitarist Marc Ferrari has signed a solo deal with Z Records. Marc's new album, Lights Camera Action, will be released during early 2003 and will feature appearances by Paul Taylor, Keith St John, Steve Plunkett and many more. ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Becomes Dad!

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has become a dad. His fiancée Scarlett gave birth to 6ib 14oz Griffin Parker Taylor on Tuesday, September 17th. According to Corey, who spoke to Britain's Rock Sound magazine at 9:00 PM UK time, just two hours after the birth, mother and son were doing excellent and said the whole ...

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JACOBS DREAM Continue Search For Lead Vocalist

Columbus Ohio's JACOBS DREAM are continuing their vocalist search following the departure of David Taylor. Commented guitarist John Berry: "We are scheduling a date at a studio to work on some tracks with a vocalist. He is quite good. A classical tenor voice. A good songwriter and studio engineer as well. When we get done ...

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