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DEFTONES Cancel South Dakota Date

The DEFTONES were forced to cancel their previously announced club date at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota on Tuesday (July 29) due to the groin pull suffered by singer Chino Moreno at a Saturday show in Chicago. People holding tickets to Tuesday's canceled performance are being asked to wait until ...

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DEFTONES Singer Suffers Groin Injury

The DEFTONES were forced to drop off the bill for Sunday's Summer Sanitarium show at the Metrodome in Minneapolis due to a groin pull suffered by singer Chino Moreno at a Saturday show in Chicago, according to MTV.com. Moreno will spend the next few days resting so that he can return to the stage on ...

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DEFTONES Singer Discusses Racism In Heavy Metal

Jim DeRogatis of Chicago Sun-Times recently asked DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno if he ever experienced any prejudice as a Hispanic in a scene that is dominated by white rockers and metalheads. "In the beginning, almost every interview we did, that got brought up to us: 'Isn't it weird that you guys play metal?'," Chino recalled. ...

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DEFTONES Singer Says He Feels Lucky To Be Touring With METALLICA

T'cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette is reporting that "celebration was in the air as METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium tour rolled into Parc Jean Drapeau yesterday (July 20). For music that is supposedly dark and angry, there were an awful lot of smiles going around. " 'You guys are f--king amazing,' LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For TAKE ACTION TOUR 2003

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL have just been added to the fourth annual Take Action Tour 2003 that launches September 11 in Minneapolis and wraps October 12 in Seattle. Confirmed artists on this year's tour include POISON THE WELL, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH BY STEREO, EIGHTEEN VISIONS, SHAI HULUD, ...

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KISS Guitarist Remembers His First Gig With The Group

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will continue to portray Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" character during the band's upcoming tour with AEROSMITH, recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his first "proper" gig with the group, which took place in February with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — a sold-out show played to 48,000, broadcast worldwide via pay-per-view ...

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NY Times: METALLICA Thrashes Back to 80's Angst

Jon Pareles of The New York Times reports that METALLICA brought along a fan club for its Summer Sanitarium tour: the other four hard-rock bands on the bill at Giants Stadium Tuesday night (July 8) . One by one they gave testimonials to METALLICA's influence. MUDVAYNE's lead singer, Chad Gray, wore a METALLICA T-shirt. Chino ...

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LINKIN PARK Talk About Unknown Ailments, CHINO And METALLICA

Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK stopped by K-Rock in New York on Monday (July 7) to chat with "The Cane Show" about Chester's unknown ailment, the current Summer Sanitarium Tour, DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno's "trash-talking", dealing with the heat when performing, and how METALLICA are "by far the coolest act ever," according ...

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Morning Gig: OZZFEST Openers Hit The Stage Running

George Varga of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports in today's edition that nearly 13,200 fans were at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California Thursday night (July 3) when heavy-metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE began his headlining performance at Ozzfest 2003. That's about 13,000 more than were present when UNLOCO, a four-man band from Texas, kicked off ...

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GOD FORBID, ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR: Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's metal titans GOD FORBID will embark on a full U.S. tour with ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR and UNDEROATH beginning August 7 in Los Angeles. The trek will cover the entire country and wrap up in San Diego in mid-September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA Aug. 08 ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary has been released for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops 2003 tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, KIP WINGER and SLAUGHTER. It is as follows: Jul. 11 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena Jul. 12 - Hartford, CT @ CTNow.com Meadows Music Jul. 13 - Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena Jul. 15 - ...

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DEFTONES Joined By TAPROOT Singer At Detroit Gig

DEFTONES brought a special guest — TAPROOT frontman Steve Richards — onstage Thursday (May 8) at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit. Richards joined the group for the song, "Teething", DEFTONES' contribution to the 1996 soundtrack for "The Crow: City Of Angels". DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno noted that TAPROOT — who hail from nearby Ann Arbor ...

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DEFTONES Singer: 'JACK OSBOURNE Seems Like A Nice Kid'

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has rushed to Jack Osbourne's defense, calling him a "nice kid" and labelling Hollywood "weird". Ozzy Osbourne's 17-year-old son recently checked into the Las Encinas detox hospital in Pasadena, California after admitting he got "caught up" in a "drugs and alcohol" lifestyle. Jack also recently admitted the celebrity he had acquired ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: Official Tour Itinerary Announced

The official itinerary has been released for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour. It is as follows: Aug. 02 - ctnow.com Meadows Music - Hartford, CT Aug. 04 - Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th. - Wantagh, NY Aug. 09 - Nissan Pavilion - Bristow, VA Aug. 11 - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ ...

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GODSMACK: Live Dates Announced

GODSMACK will play a few festival dates in late April/early May before embarking on a headline tour starting May 22 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A full tour itinerary hasn't been revealed at press time, and is expected on Wednesday (April 9). GODSMACK appearances (subject to change): Apr. 25 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Apr. 26 ...

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STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000: More Tour Dates Announced

STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000, RA and OUTSPOKEN will team up for a six-week U.S. tour beginning on April 15 in La Crescent, Minnesota. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 15 - La Crescent Arena - La Crescent, MN Apr. 16 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 18 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI Apr. ...

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DEFTONES Name First Single

DEFTONES have set "The Late Great Planet Earth" as the first single from their forthcoming CD, due on May 20 through Maverick Records. The band are due to begin filming a video for the track with an as-yet-undisclosed director next week. Other rumored songtitles include "White Women", "Up On Blocks" and "Hexogram". In other news, ...

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DEFTONES To Release New Album In May

DEFTONES' long-awaited follow-up to 2000's "White Pony" is tentatively set for a May 20 release through Maverick Records. "It's been a long process, longer than any other record," DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham told MTV.com about the almost three-year span leading up to the Sacramento band's fourth album. DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno is currently in a ...

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