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JERRY CANTRELL And SEVENDUST "Chummy Again": TVT Records Spokesperson

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and SEVENDUST exchanged phone calls over the weekend and have smoothed things over after last week's blow-up at Ontario's Edgefest. "It was all a big misunderstanding and everyone is friends again," SEVENDUST reportedly said via a label spokesperson. The TVT Records representative also added that a possibility exists ...

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ETHER SEEDS Ink Deal With ROADRUNNER

ETHER SEEDS, featuring vocalist Dustin Lowery (the younger brother of SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery and STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery), former LIQUID GANG bassist Eric Nagy, guitarist Stephen Seals, and ex-CHLOROPHYLL drummer Billy Deputato, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. Described as "'classic feeling' hard rock with beautifully melodic vocals," ETHER SEEDS are scheduled to ...

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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON: JERRY CANTRELL Is Lucky He Didn't Get His Ass Kicked

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon recently commented on the July 1st incident at Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario when he and former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell exchanged insults from the stage after numerous technical difficulties during Cantrell's set led to an abbreviated performance from the guitarist. Said Lajon: "This is how it went down man, ...

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AMEN Drummer To Perform With GODSMACK, Long-Term Plans Not Solidified

AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin is assisting GODSMACK during the songwriting sessions for the group's third full-length album for a tentative 2003 release through Republic/Universal Records, a source close to the GODSMACK camp has officially confirmed. However, "a long-term relationship [between Larkin and GODSMACK] has neither been discussed nor solidified," according to the source. GODSMACK, with ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, SEVENDUST Exchange Insults During Ontario Festival Appearance

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL and SEVENDUST exchanged insults from the stage during the two groups' respective appearances at yesterday's Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario after numerous technical difficulties during CANTRELL's set led to an abbreviated performance from the guitarist. The problems reportedly began when a planned 3:20 PM set by SEVENDUST was postponed ...

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SEVENDUST, CHRIS JERICHO Interviewed For GUITAR ONE Cover Story

SEVENDUST conducted a joint interview with WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho (of FOZZY fame) on Tuesday, June 11th in Greenville, South Carolina for a "Rock Meets Wrestling" cover story in Guitar One magazine, which will hit the stands in late August/early September. SEVENDUST had previously recorded Jericho's theme "Break The Walls Down" for the recent ...

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MEMENTO Tap ALICE IN CHAINS Producer For Debut CD

Australia's MEMENTO are due to shortly enter the studio in Los Angeles, California with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, SEVENDUST, KORN) to begin recording their debut album for Columbia/Sony Records, due at the end of the year. For more information on the group, visit their official web site at this ...

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SEVENDUST Get Charitable

SEVENDUST have teamed up with CREED and other artists to place several items of autographed memorabilia up for auction on eBay. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the family of Cameron Gallion, a 14-year-old SEVENDUST fan who died from cancer in February. Gallion appeared in the "Praise" video and was a good friend ...

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GRAVITY KILLS Keyboardist Injures Hand, Group Cancels Dates

GRAVITY KILLS suffered a minor setback last weekend as keyboard player Doug Firley sustained serious injury to his hand in Allentown, Pennsylvania while performing in front of a sold-out crowd. The injury occurred when Firley dropped the custom-made, springloaded keyboard on his hand during the band's single, "One Thing". GRAVITY KILLS were touring to support ...

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LOCOBAZOOKA 2002: First Dates Announced

SEVENDUST, FILTER, GRAVITY KILLS, AUDIOVENT, NONPOINT, REVEILLE, and MUSHROOMHEAD are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Locobazooka Tour, which is due to kick off on June 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Summerfest Jun. 28 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Hilgers ...

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NEUROTICA To Replace JERRY CANTRELL At Florida's LIVESTOCK 12

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have landed the Livestock 12 slot vacated by former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who withdrew from the festival in order to attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. NEUROTICA will be appearing at the Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida event on Sunday, April 28th ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Cancels LIVESTOCK 12 Appearance

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has cancelled his appearance at Livestock 12 on Sunday, April 28th so that he may attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. Livestock 12 is scheduled to take place in Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida between April 26th and 28th and will include performances by such acts ...

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KORN, GODSMACK, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Among Latest RIAA Certifications

KORN's Follow The Leader was certified quintuple-platinum for US sales in excess of five million copies, while SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Toxicity and GODSMACK's Awake were each certified double-platinum for US sales in excess of two million copies. Elsewhere, INCUBUS' 1997 S.C.I.E.N.C.E. effort, SEVENDUST's Animosity, and DEFAULT's The Fallout have all been certified gold for ...

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OZZFEST Goes Public

The organizers of Ozzfest have launched an online poll for people to vote on which act should replace the CORNELL/RAGE project on the main stage of this year's event. These are the available choices: SLAYER DOWN FOO FIGHTERS SEVENDUST STATIC-X NICKELBACK TENACIOUS D SOULFLY For more information, go to: www.ozzfest.com. ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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MARILYN MANSON Reveals Album Title, Talks A Lot Of Nonsense

MARILYN MANSON has set The Golden Age of Grotesque as the title to his fifth studio album, which is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio under the guidance of MANSON, Tim Skold (i.e. KMFDM) and Ben Gross (i.e. FILTER, SEVENDUST). The result is what MARILYN MANSON describes as his “most genius deluge of ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Confirmed For LIVESTOCK

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has been confirmed for this year's Livestock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida between April 26th and 28th. The full list of artists currently set to appear at the event looks like this: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS JERRY CANTRELL KID ROCK PUDDLE OF ...

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SEVENDUST Offer Explanation For Australian Cancellation

SEVENDUST have cited the death of guitarist John Connolly's grandmother as the reason for the cancellation of the band's Australian dates with CREED. DrummerMorgan Rose told MTV: “We're no strangers to personal compromise in meeting tour obligations, but right now was not the time. We apologize to our Australian fans who have been waiting to ...

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SEVENDUST Pull Out Of Australian Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST have pulled out of their Australian tour with CREED, set to start in Brisbane next week, due to undisclosed unforeseen circumstances, according to a statement issued by the group's representatives. Tentative plans exist for SEVENDUST to return to Australia before the end of the year. In their place, new Universal Records signing CRASH PALACE ...

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DOPE, Others To Contribute To Upcoming WWF CD

DOPE will record a cover version of BILLY IDOL's “Rebel Yell” in its mobile recording studio for an upcoming, as-yet-undecided soundtrack. In other news, the band will contribute a new track, "No Chance in Hell", to the next WWF album, entitled WWF Forced Entry, which is due to come out on March 26th through Columbia ...

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Rayna Quits COAL CHAMBER, Nadja Steps Back In

Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose has left COAL CHAMBER to focus on motherhood and has been replaced by Nadja Puelen, who toured with the band during Foss-Rose's maternity leave. Foss-Rose gave birth to Kayla in October 1999 and has decided to devote more time to her family (husband, SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose, and their 2-year-old daughter). "This ...

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PANTERA Side Project And Special Guests Get Fired Up On New Year's Eve!

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams and SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon joined GASOLINE—the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul—for a cover of PANTERA's “Walk” at GASOLINE's performance at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. According to fans that ...

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Perfect Self - STEREOMUD

Consisting of former LIFE OF AGONY guitarist Joey Z and drummer Dan Richardson, ex-STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery (brother of SEVENDUST's Clint Lowery), ex-BELT FED vocalist Erik Sebren (aka Erik Rogers), and ex-WARDANCE guitarist John Fattoruso, STEREOMUD is an unsurprisingly musically accomplished group who perform a fairly unique brand of guitar-charged, melodic rock that, for ...

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