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DISTURBED To Launch MUSIC AS A WEAPON 2 TOUR Next Spring

DISTURBED are set to launch the Music As A Weapon 2 Tour in the spring with TAPROOT, CHEVELLE and possibly one other band, along with a local opener in each city. "[It's] just something that we want to do to kind of keep each area's local scene revived," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman explained to MTV. ...

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FINNTROLL To Record Acoustic EP

FINNTROLL are tentatively scheduled to enter a makeshift studio during January to begin recording an "acoustic/experimental" EP for a spring release. The band, who have yet to find a replacement for departed frontman Katla, will then focus their attention on their next full-length album, for which they have already completed three songs so far. "[One ...

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KORN, DISTURBED Celebrate Halloween On Stage

KORN dressed as cowboys and performed a country rendition of "Here To Stay" during their Halloween night performance in Dallas, Texas on the Pop Sux! tour. Meanwhile, opening act DISTURBED came dressed as KORN and played a rendition of the classic KORN tune, "Blind", as part of their regular set. Vocalist David Draiman and co. ...

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DISTURBED To Drop Off POP SUX! Tour

DISTURBED will reportedly be dropping off of the Pop Sux! Tour following their November 22 performance in Colorado Springs and will be replaced for the remainder of the trek by MARZ. Current tour openers TRUST COMPANY will move up to the direct support slot on the tour, while MARZ will open the proceedings (with KORN ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Hits Cover Circuit

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has been passing time recently by making several live appearances with an Ohio-based cover band THE SICKNESS, whose lineup includes two of Owens' former bandmates, bassist Dennis Hayes (formerly of Tim's pre-PRIEST band WINTERS BANE) and drummer Tim Semelsberger (from an early Ripper-fronted cover band, U.S. METAL). THE SICKNESS, ...

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BLINDSIDE To Support DISTURBED In UK

Sweden's BLINDSIDE have been confirmed as support for DISTURBED on their upcoming UK tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy Dec. 02 – Manchester, UK @ the Academy Dec. 04 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Dec. 05 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ...

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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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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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KORN Announce Additional Dates For POP SUX! Tour

KORN have announced additional dates for their upcoming Pop Sux! Tour, also featuring DISTURBED and TRUST COMPANY. The full itinerary is as follows: Oct. 08 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena Oct. 09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena Oct. 11 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center Oct. 12 - Mansfield, MA ...

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DISTURBED To Debut At #1 On Billboard Album Chart

DISTURBED are widely expected to debut at position #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart next week with their latest CD, Believe, which is on its way towards having shifted around 300,000 copies during its week of release, according to industry insiders. The final numbers and the chart positions for the week ending September 22nd ...

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SEVENDUST's Hollywood Gig Brings Out The Stars

SEVENDUST's show at Hollywood's House Of Blues this past Tuesday, September 10th, drew a number of rock celebrities, including Aaron Lewis of STAIND, David Draiman of DISTURBED and Tommy Lee. SEVENDUST reportedly rocked the house with a blistering set that included selections from all three of the band's CD releases thus far. ...

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DISTURBED To Make In-Store Appearances, Film Los Angeles Gig

DISTURBED will be making several in-stores appearances next week to promote the release of their new album, Believe, due in stores on September 17th. DISTURBED will be hitting Los Angeles, Chicago and New York during their promotional blitz. In addition, the group will be filming their show at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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DISTURBED, HATEBREED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA! Festival

The Locobazooka! festival, which this year spawned a 16-date tour featuring SEVENDUST and FILTER, will revert to its original incarnation as a single-day festival on September 22nd in Worcester, Massachusetts, according to Billboard. DISTURBED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, NONPOINT, FLIPP, BLINDSIDE, FLAW, and HATEBREED have all signed on to appear. The day-long concert is sponsored by ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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DISTURBED Clip Too "Disturbing" For Video Outlets

DISTURBED's clip for the track "Prayer", which was directed by the Brothers Strause last month, has reportedly been refused by certain video outlets, who have deemed the scenes in the video—including those depicting collapsing construction sites, car crashes and a cataclysmic earthquake—as too reminiscent of those of last September 11th, according to MTV.com. As a ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Cancel "Secret" London Gig

THE WILDHEARTS have cancelled their appearance at the Hope & Anchor in Islington, London, this Thursday, July 18th. Says mainman Ginger: "We cancelled the gig because of lack of honor between artist and venue. The H&A agreed to have the show billed as a secret gig, for the hardcore fans only. When they decided to ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce US Dates

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/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 30 - San Diego @ Epicenter Jul. 31 ...

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