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SLIPKNOT's Soundman Talks To MIX Magazine

SLIPKNOT's front-of-house engineer Dave "Shirt" Nicholls recently spoke to Mix magazine about the group's most recent North American leg of the Subliminal Verses Tour. Taylor, Mich.-based Thunder Audio have been providing the audio rig, which is based around a Meyer Sound MILO line array system (24 high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and four UPJ-1P ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Will NOT Play Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival Either

Yet another band has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to inform us that they will **NOT** perform at Poland's Metalmania 2006 festival (scheduled to take place March 4, 2006 at Spodek in Katowice), despite the festival organizers' announcement to the contrary. Guitarist Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei) of the Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST told us that "The ...

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TESTAMENT Will NOT Headline Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Despite an announcement to the contrary by the organizers of Poland's Metalmania 2006 festival, San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have **NOT** been confirmed to headline next year's event, which is scheduled to take place March 4, 2006 at Spodek in Katowice. TESTAMENT's booking agent, Tammy Taylor of Maximus Entertainment, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today, "[We], ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer To Ring In New Year With Cover Band

Des Moines, Iowa metalheads should flock to the House of Bricks, 525 E. Grand Ave., for the ritual New Year's Eve appearance of SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor's far less serious cover band, D*M F*X, according to The Des Moines Register. Taylor and his pals will headline two shows, a 4 p.m. all-ages performance with ...

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STONE SOUR Select Producer For Sophomore Album

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have have enlisted the talents of producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER) for their upcoming sophomore album, according to MTV.com. The band will work at FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl's studio in Los Angeles beginning January 25. More than 30 demos ...

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STONE SOUR Getting Ready To Enter Studio

Launch Radio Networks reports: STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, is writing and rehearsing new material at home in Iowa and will soon begin recording its second album. Root told Launch that the band will work at FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl's studio in Los Angeles beginning next ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!

Last night's (Dec. 15) Roadrunner United show at the Nokia Theater in New York City brought together the best and brightest from the hard rock/metal genres in a series of never-before-seen collaborations. This landmark live event consisted of moments like SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor and LIFE OF AGONY's Keith Caputo singing STONE SOUR's hit "Bother" together ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Produce ROCKETS TO RUIN Album

Atlanta band ROCKETS TO RUIN, featuring Cleveland Willis (vocals), Mike Grimmett (guitars), Chris Taylor (bass) and Rob Hammersmith (drums), have tapped SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan to produce their full-length CD that is scheduled for release late February/early March. The CD will be recorded at Koda Studios in Atlanta, GA. ROCKETS TO RUIN's latest release ...

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RATT Guitarist Performs With CAMP FREDDY IN Las Vegas

RATT guitarist Warren DiMartini joined CAMP FREDDY onstage at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (Dec. 4) for a rendition of RATT's "Round and Round", with Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) handling lead vocals. Commented CAMP FREDDY guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION): "Warren and I actually figured out the harmony solo parts and it ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Escapes with 'Star Wars'

StarWars.com recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: "My first 'Star Wars' memory took place in a drive-in. There was a double feature of 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'A New Hope', so my first heroes were Darth Vader and Burt Reynolds. I ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS: North American Tour Announced

Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends QUEEN, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of BAD COMPANY/FREE fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming spring. The tour announcement ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman To Produce New FACECAGE Album

STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor is currently hard at work with Des Moines, Iowa-based metallers FACECAGE on their next independent release. Formed in 2001, FACECAGE have grown into a powerhouse live act and an independent D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) success story. Taylor describes the band as "the heaviness of SEPULTURA, the groove of [BLACK] SABBATH, the dark ...

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CHRIS FEHN Talks About The Future Of SLIPKNOT

Andre Mihsin of ChartAttack.com recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn. Several excerpts from the chat follow: ChartAttack.com: When we last spoke in January, you talked about how there was a lot of b.s. surrounding the relationship between band members during the end of the Iowa tour and during the break ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Guest Appearances Galore

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) official web site has been updated with the following message: "We are pleased to announce that Lion Music has released IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY's studio album 'The Holy Grail', featuring Graham on three songs: 'The Holy Grail', 'Going Down' and 'Walking The Talk'. The CD is now ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist Remixes Track For Boxing World Champion

Little Rock, AR-based Official 1 Records has enlisted EVANESCENCE guitarist John LeCompt and Phil Tayler, frontman for alternative rock band FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, to remix a track inspired by Arkansas' world-champion boxer Jermain Taylor as he prepares to defend his belt against ex-champ, Bernard Hopkins. "I hadn't worked on a hip-hop project before," ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Guest On New THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) will reportedly be singing on four tracks of the new album by THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND. There will also be a "mystery guest" on at least one of the other tracks. The follow-up to Taylor's highly acclaimed debut, "Caffeine Racer", is tentatively expected in early 2006. ...

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9.0 Live - SLIPKNOT

There's plenty of people — many of them on the message boards of this site — who loathe SLIPKNOT, some for reasons that are legitimate (at least in their eyes), others simply because they're haters. Like every band that does something out of the ordinary, the nine-piece group from Iowa is an acquired taste. Despite ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Discusses New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music. "Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls. Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Finds His Long-Lost Father

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has revealed to British magazine Kerrang! that he was recently united with his biological father. "I found my dad," Taylor tells Kerrang! "Actually my wife found my dad and he's one of the coolest dudes on the planet." "The first time I talked to him after my wife tracked him down ...

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SEVENDUST Cancel FREAKER'S BALL Appearance

SEVENDUST were reportedly forced to cancel their appearance at last night's (Oct. 22) annual "Freaker's Ball" in Kansas City, Missouri. According to one attendee, SEVENDUST called off the show "at the last minute due to 'technical difficuties.' Supposedly, they were having problems with their equipment. It was announced to the crowd that SLIPKNOT would still ...

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