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BOMB POP MAFIA's DIZZY DRAZTIK: JOEY JORDISON Didn't Write Our Songs

Former THE REJECTS (pre-MURDERDOLLS) and current BOMB POP MAFIA frontman Dizzy Draztik has shot down as "total fucking bullshit" accusations by anonymous posters on BLABBERMOUTH.NET that SLIPKNOT drummer and Dizzy's former THE REJECTS bandmate Joey Jordison was responsible for penning much of the material for Draztik's current project. The following is Draztik's official comment on ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Appear On 'Dawson's Creek'

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be flying out to North Carolina this week to shoot the Halloween episode of TV show Dawson's ...

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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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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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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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SLIPKNOT To Issue 'Colorful' New Home Video In 2003

SLIPKNOT will release a "warts and all" home video in 2003, according to Shawn "The Clown" Crahan. The percussionist told Kerrang! magazine that the video will show "SLIPKNOT going global." "It's going to have everything in it," he promises, "Vomit, piss, shit, dudes getting knocked out with stun guns and Sid collapsing from exhaustion. There'll ...

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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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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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QOTSA, STONE SOUR, SILVERCHAIR: First-Week Sales Numbers Revealed

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shifted 49,629 units of their latest effort, Songs For The Deaf (according to Soundscan) during the album's first week of release, landing at position #17 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. Meanwhile, STONE SOUR, led by SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, sold 25,737 copies of their self-titled ...

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STONE SOUR To Embark On Headlining Tour

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be hitting the U.S. for a headline tour starting on September 27th and running through November 22nd. CHEVELLE and Roadrunner labelmates SINCH will be opening each show. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 27 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sep. 28 ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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DANZIG Film Video For "Kiss The Skull"

DANZIG filmed a video for the track "Kiss The Skull" on Saturday, August 17th in Los Angeles with director Tom Mignone, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT and MUDVAYNE, among others. In other news, DANZIG will be performing an open air WXRX radio show in Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, August 31st at On The Waterfront. ...

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Stone Sour - STONE SOUR

Most of the time, side projects by members of a band are either exercises in pure vanity that only reveal the artist's own shortcomings outside the group he or she is part of. In other instances, the side project is so outside the realm of music previously offered by the artist that fans find it ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Make London In-Store Appearance

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, will be making a personal appearance at the Virgin Megastore in Piccadilly Circus, London, UK at 6:00 PM ...

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MURDERDOLLS: UK Dates Announced

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following UK dates during September: Sep. 09 – Glasgow, UK @ G2 Sep. 10 ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Stuff Is "Pretty Fucking Brutal"

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's forthcoming third full-length album, which the band will begin work on early next year for a late 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. According to Jordinson, SLIPKNOT have amassed material left over from the Iowa sessions as well as a host of new ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Commence Work On New Material

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the group's sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through American Recordings: "Back in Minneapolis... [Vocalist] Martin [Cock] and myself have been working/vacationing (it's a hard balance) in Iowa at Paul from [SLIPKNOT's] house for the past 10 or so days...basically ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce New Drummer

APARTMENT 26 have recruited drummer Brad Booker from the Jefferson City, Missouri-based act STIR. The group played their first show with the newest member at the Whisky in West Hollywood, California on June 26th as support to STONE SOUR (featuring Corey Taylor and Jim Root from SLIPKNOT), and "fun was had by all, which is, ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival Cancelled!

Germany's Off Limits festival, which was set to be held at the Leipziger Messehalle on August 31st and Dortmunder Westfalenhalle on September 1st, has been officially cancelled. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW WK and CLAWFINGER were due to take part in the festivities, which were originally supposed to be held outdoors at Festwiese in Leipzig and at Georg-Melches-Stadion ...

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