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NONPOINT Frontman Admits Toning Music Down For Radio

NONPOINT vocalist Elias Soriano has admitted to MTV.com that the melodic vocals and musical hooks of the band's third record, Development, were partially influenced by the group's desire to get played on the radio. "A lot of our fans were expecting something a little bit more on the edgier, heavier side," Soriano explained. "But unfortunately, ...

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RAUNCHY Contemplate ROSS ROBINSON Collaboration On Next CD

Denmark's RAUNCHY have reportedly been contacted by acclaimed producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) about a possible collaboration on the group's next CD, tentatively due in late 2003. RAUNCHY are currently signed to Mighty Music in Denmark and Nuclear Blast for the remaining territories. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT, KORN Management Company Scores High On Billboard Chart

The Firm, the management company that represents LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, KORN, TRUSTCOMPANY and PUDDLE OF MUDD, among others, boasts a total of 19 albums involving their clients on this week's Top 200 sellers, according to Hits Daily Double. Among the other artists represented are DIXIE CHICKS, ICE CUBE, MICHELLE BRANCH, and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS. ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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PRONG To Perform At Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

In addition to their previously-announced one-off London gig on August 22nd, PRONG are scheduled to perform at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival on August 23rd. Other acts set to appear at the three-day event (held on August 22-24 in Hasselt-Kiewit) include KORN, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, JANE'S ADDICTION, SICK OF IT ALL, ANDREW WK, NICKELBACK, PUDDLE OF ...

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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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KORN Give Fans Chance To Direct New Video

KORN are giving fans a chance to direct the video for "Alone I Break", the next single from the band's latest CD, Untouchables. "We know how creative and talented a lot of our fans are," said KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis in a statement. "They proved that by the amount of amazing submissions for the (1999 ...

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KORN, DEFTONES, PAPA ROACH Get Certified

KORN's Untouchables and DEFTONES' White Pony have both been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of one million copies in the US. Also certified platinum was the Spider-Man soundtrack, fueled in no small part by the track "Hero", penned and performed by NICKELBACK singer Chad Kroeger and ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Praises Producer's Contributions To New CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently commented on the contributions to the group's latest CD, Untouchables, of the album's producer Michael Beinhorn, a renowned studio wizard who's previously produced groups ranging from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to OZZY OSBOURNE. "What we did was like write heavy music in an orchestral style using different like movements, ...

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KORN's BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH: We Are Not Mean And Unfriendly

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch may be a hit with the record-buying masses, but he is not particularly popular with his Los Angeles neighbors, as he recently revealed in an interview. "Where I live in L.A. we rode motorcycles and stuff, and this lady kept calling the sheriff because this one motorcycle was too loud," ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Broadcast Concerts To Movie Theaters

LIMP BIZKIT are reportedly thinking about broadcasting concerts by satellite to movie theaters, following a similar move by KORN. The band's management company The Firm said LIMP BIZKIT and another client, STAIND, could use satellite relays for show and for record launch events as well. Last month's transmitted concert by KORN at New York's Hammerstein ...

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KORN's JAMES "MUNKY" SHAFFER: "HITLER Went To Heaven"

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer believes Hitler went to heaven. "I think this is true Hitler went to Heaven [if such a thing as Heaven really exists]," Shaffer told Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. "He felt that what he did was right, and I think that if what you feel you're doing is right, in your ...

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STONE SOUR Debut Gets Pushed Up

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have pushed up the release date of their self-titled debut album to August 27th through Roadrunner Records. In other news, the song "Bother" from the above-mentioned release (which also appears in slightly different form on the Spider-Man soundtrack) is currently ...

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KORN Add Extra London Date

KORN have added an extra London date to their forthcoming UK tour. The group's revised schedule now looks like this: Sep. 07 – London, UK @ London Arena Sep. 08 - London, UK @ London Arena Sep. 11 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC Sep. 12 – Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena Support at all ...

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PAPA ROACH Opens At #2, KORN Drops To #3 On Billboard

PAPA ROACH debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart with first-week sales of over 135,000 copies of Lovehatetragedy, according to Soundscan. KORN on the other hand, dropped one spot to #3 with Untouchables, shifting over 132,000 units in their second week out, while former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL moved ...

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KORN Postpone Canadian Dates

KORN have postponed two upcoming tour dates in Canada—Wednesday, June 26th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and Thursday, June 27th at the Molson Centre in Montreal. According to a spokesperson for the group, one of the members of the band is returning to Los Angeles on a personal matter. No further details have ...

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KORN Debut At Canadian #3

KORN shifted in excess of 24,000 copies of their latest effort, entitled Untouchables, in Canada since the album's release on June 11th, landing the quintet at position #3 that country's Pop Album chart. ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At #2 On Billboard Pop Album Chart!

KORN shifted in excess of 434,000 copies of their latest effort, entitled Untouchables, since the album's release on June 11th, according to Soundscan, landing the quintet at position #2 on next week's Billboard Pop Album chart. As strong as KORN's first-week numbers were, they were not enough to beat EMINEM, whose The Eminem Show ended ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At German #1!

Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared in the German Media Control (Top 100) chart for the week ending June 24th (as reported by Rock Hard magazine): 01. KORN - Untouchables 08. MANOWAR - Warriors Of The World 19. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Dopamin 27. PUDDLE OF MUDD - Come Clean 28. P.O.D. - Satellite ...

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