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SEVENDUST To Hold Listening Sessions For New CD On Upcoming Tour

In lieu of an opening act on their upcoming acoustic tour, SEVENDUST will be holding listening sessions for their new album, "Seasons", prior to taking the stage at each venue. As previously reported, SEVENDUST recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the new CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). ...

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SEVENDUST Prepare For Acoustic Dates, Tour With STAIND

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's touring plans following the release of their as-yet-untitled new album this fall. The group have routinely played more than 200 concerts per year and have shared the stage with such former opening bands as STAIND, DISTURBED and SYSTEM OF A DOWN. "I can't point ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Opening Acts, Acoustic Tour Dates

SEVENDUST have tapped ELEMENT EIGHTY and PRESENCE to support them on their upcoming headlining tour, tentatively set to kick off on August 14 in New Orleans, Lousiana. In addition, the band have announced several acoustic dates in September. The group's touring itinerary now looks as follows: w/ ELEMENT EIGHTY, PRESENCE: Aug. 14 - New Orleans, ...

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SEVENDUST Scrap 'Seasons' As Album Title

SEVENDUST have reportedly scrapped "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. A new title for the CD has yet to be announced. As previously reported, SEVENDUST have recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch ...

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MIWAUKEE METALFEST Founder: 'You Don't Play Metal At Volume 2'

Tom Alesia of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that the 17th annual Milwaukee Metalfest — where bands play sledgehammer rock that practically lodges a guitar into one ear and out the other — will present more than 120 acts on Friday and Saturday (July 25-26). " 'You've got thrash metal, speed metal, classic metal, ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Headlining Tour

SEVENDUST have announced the details of their upcoming headlining tour in August. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 - Nashville, TN @ Havana Lounge (NAMM show) Aug. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Aug. 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Cricket Pavillion Aug. 16 - Jackson, MS @ Crazy Eight's ...

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SEVENDUST Name New Album

SEVENDUST have set "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. The band have recorded 16 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). Around 12-13 songs will end up on the final CD, which ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking New Album

SEVENDUST have finished tracking their new album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) and are spending a few days rehearsing some of their new material for the upcoming Milwaukee Summerfest show. The band will take most of the month of July off and may head back into the studio to ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Lands MODERN DRUMMER Cover

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose will grace the cover of Modern Drummer magazine in the issue hitting stands in early October. SEVENDUST are currently recording their new album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker for a tentative late September release through TVT Records. Walker, who fronted the band MARVELOUS 3 and released a solo ...

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COLD To Release New EP In The Winter

COLD plan to record an EP for release this winter with a number of special guests, including STAIND's Aaron Lewis and members of SEVENDUST. "ALICE IN CHAINS did 'Sap' and they had a bunch of their friends from like MUDHONEY and SOUNDGARDEN . . . join in," COLD frontman Scooter Ward told Launch. "[We] talked ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking Five Songs For New CD

SEVENDUST have finished tracking the first five songs at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios for the group's upcoming album, tentatively due in September through TVT Records. The group and producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) hope to wrap up the CD by June 7, after which the band will embark on a promotional tour that may include ...

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SEVENDUST Tap MARVELOUS 3 Frontman To Produce New CD

SEVENDUST have tapped Butch Walker to produce the group's follow-up to 2001's "Animosity", tentatively due before the end of the year through TVT Records. The band, who are scheduled to begin recording the effort at the end of May at Walker's Ruby Red Studios in Atlanta, have 20 demos to choose from for the as-yet-untitled ...

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SEVENDUST, TRUST COMPANY To Tour The U.S.

SEVENDUST will team up with TRUST COMPANY, PROJECT 86 and FINGER ELEVEN for a two-week U.S. tour beginning on April 2 in Denver, Colorado. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 02 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO* Apr. 03 - Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM** Apr. 04 - Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ** Apr. 05 - Nita's ...

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Reward Offered For Clues In Shooting Death Of SEVENDUST Kin

Nashville Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1000 cash for clues called in to 74-CRIME that help solve this murder of twenty-three year old Reginald Witherspoon, brother of SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon. On Saturday, November 9 2002, Reginald Witherspoon was shot to death in the Parkway Terrace Homes area of East Nashville. At around ...

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KORN Drummer Lands Signature Drumstick

KORN drummer David Silveria has designed a signature drumstick for Vater Percussion. The David Silveria DSK model offers "[a] very fast and beefy taper . . . that is perfect for an aggressive drumming style," according to the manufacturer. Vater also recently introduced SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's taper-less Alien Freak signature stick. For more information, ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Set To Destroy With 'Alien Freak'

Vater Percussion officially launched a Morgan Rose (SEVENDUST) signature drumstick, dubbed "Alien Freak", at the NAMM 2003 show in early January. "Finally a stick for someone with one thing in mind: DESTRUCTION!" Rose proudly stated. "With the dual butt-end design, my Alien Freak gives you all the power you need without compromising one bit of ...

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GODSMACK, SEVENDUST To Team Up For U.S. Tour

GODSMACK and SEVENDUST are tentatively planning to team up for a U.S. tour in March. GODSMACK's new CD, "Faceless" — the group's first with drummer Shannon Larkin (ex-AMEN) — is set for release on Apr. 8, 2003 through Republic/Universal Records. ...

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GODSMACK Set Release Date For 'Faceless'

GODSMACK have set an Apr. 8, 2003 tentative release date through Republic/Universal Records for their new album, "Faceless". The follow-up to 2000's "Awake" is currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami and is set to include the following cuts, among others: "Faceless", "Releasing the Demons", "Serenity", "Changes", "Erased", and "Straight Out Of ...

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SEVENDUST Family Shooting Death: The Official Police Account

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The man fatally shot Saturday night in his car at the intersection of Neill Avenue and Smiley Street is identified as Reginald Witherspoon, 23, of Marina Street. The investigation indicates that Witherspoon pulled up to three young black men on Smiley Street at around 8:30 p.m. According to a witness, one of ...

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Brother Of SEVENDUST Frontman Shot To Death, Band Postpone Dates

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon's 21-year-old brother was shot to death in Nashville, Tennessee Saturday night (Nov. 9), according to informed sources. Details are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that Lajon received the news of his brother's passing during SEVENDUST's performance in St. Joseph, Minnesota Saturday night and made an announcement to the stunned ...

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STEREOMUD Finalize Title, Track Listing For Sophomore CD

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set "Every Given Moment" as the title for their sophomore CD, which was recently mixed Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a Los Angeles studio for a February/March 2003 release through Loud/Columbia Records. The ...

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Metal Stars To Honor Late DROWNING POOL Singer On Upcoming DVD

A tribute DVD to late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, titled Sinema, is scheduled for release on November 19th through Wind-Up. Sinema combines a history of the band with personal accounts of the much-loved singer. It features uncensored, behind-the-scenes footage of the bandmembers on tour and hanging out in their hometown of Dallas, according to ...

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SEVENDUST, CREED Cancel Shows

SEVENDUST and CREED were forced to cancel their tour dates in Phoenix, Bakersfield, and Sacramento as a result of CREED frontman Scott Stapp's upper respiratory infection. There is no word yet if the cancelled shows will be made up at a later date. ...

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