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Ex-UGLY KID JOE Guitarist Produces New Album From BOY SETS FIRE

Former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman has just finished producing the latest album from Delaware quintet BOY SETS FIRE, who are presently mixing the as-yet-untitled effort at North Hollywood's NRG facility with Jay Baumgardner (i.e. PAPA ROACH, ALIEN ANT FARM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) at the helm. "It is truly amazing that our first ...

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MEDICATION Confirmed For KBPI's BIRTHDAY BASH 2002

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been confirmed for KBPI's Birthday Bash 2002, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 2nd at Red Rocks Amphitheater in ...

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KORN To Headline DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICNIC

KORN will headline New York rock station WXRK K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic Episode IV. Also set to appear at the festival, scheduled for June 8th at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Long Island, are P.O.D., INCUBUS, PAPA ROACH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE STROKES, HOOBASTANK and 3RD STRIKE. In related news, the final ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Sample Available Online

A sample of the track "The Real Me", taken from PAPA WHEELIE's forthcoming Unipsycho debut CD, can now be heard via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. PAPA WHEELIE is a self-proclaimed stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) ...

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PAPA ROACH Confirmed For ANGER MANAGEMENT Tour

PAPA ROACH, X-ECUTIONERS and rappers EMINEM and LUDACRIS have been tapped for this summer's Anger Management tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on July 24th. PAPA ROACH's second major-label album, entitled Lovehatetragedy, is due on June 18th through Dreamworks Records. ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE: Full Track Listing Unveiled

PAPA WHEELIE, the stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will shortly be issuing their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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UNJUST Get Added To CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

UNJUST have been added to the California Music Awards on April 27th in Oakland, CA. The band join PAPA ROACH, SAMMY HAGAR, SMASH MOUTH, BOB WEIR, JOE SATRIANI, THE K.G.B. & MIXMASTER MIKE as performers. UNJUST recently won the California Music Awards Rising Star Showcase, sponsored by Live 105 and Guitar Center, to win ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Sing, Play Guitar On PAPA WHEELIE's Debut

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will follow up his touring activities with ECHOBRAIN with the release of the debut CD from PAPA WHEELIE, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. Featuring Jason on guitar/lead vocals, Steven Wiig on drums and Joe Ledesma on bass, PAPA WHEELIE's Unipsycho reportedly follows a "punk/stoner" musical direction and will ...

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PAPA ROACH To Collaborate With Rappers BLACK EYED PEAS

PAPA ROACH will collaborate with rappers BLACK EYED PEAS on an as-yet-untitled song that will be included on the latter's next studio effort, due later in the year. We've been holding out to actually work with an artist in person, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV. When we've been asked to work with artists ...

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JASON NEWSTED Goes "Unipsycho" On PAPA WHEELIE's CD Debut

The next release from former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's record company Chophouse Records will be the debut album from Newsted's "punk/stoner" band PAPA WHEELIE (in which he reportedly plays guitar and sings), entitled Unipsycho. Among the tracks tentatively set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Ride This 02. Tread 02. Sprocket Man ...

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PAPA ROACH Expand Family, Receive Police Escort

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix (formerly Coby Dick) and his wife are the proud parents of a baby boy. Makaile Cielo Shaddix, born on March 24th, weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. In other news, PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton recently recalled, via the group's official web site, the experience of being escorted by ...

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LAVABONE Enter Studio To Record New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have entered the studio to demo new tracks with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (i.e. PAPA ROACH, POWERMAN 5000, STAIND, GUNS N' ROSES). According to drummer Jackson, “the songs are near completion, and they're coming together amazingly. We had high hopes starting this project, which ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Offers Explanation For Pissing Incident (Sort Of)

Former FAITH NO MORE and current TOMAHAWK/FANTOMAS frontman Mike Patton and his record label, Ipecac Recordings, have issued the following “tongue-in-cheek” statement about the reported incident that occurred in London on March 10th that involved Patton pissing on security guards at the London Astoria last Sunday: "So Mike Patton and the band TOMAHAWK roll into ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Enter Studio In September To Record New CD

IRON MAIDEN will head back into the studio in September to begin working on their next record, which they hope to have done by the end of the year, vocalist Bruce Dickinson told MTV News. The band tentatively planning to tour the US next summer in support of the as-yet-untitled CD. "I think it's taken ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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KORN (and ZOMBIE) Pull Out Of L.A. Gig, Plan Dates Elsewhere

KORN and ROB ZOMBIE will not perform during the Concerts for Artist Rights on February 26th in the Los Angeles area, contrary to prior reports. According to a spokesperson for the multi-venue event, both of the above-mentioned acts were previously announced only as part of a "preliminary schedule" and have since indicated that they would ...

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"Queen Of The Damned" Track Listing Announced

The Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which features material co-written by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and former OINGO BOINGO keyboardist Richard Gibbs and is due to be issued through Warner Bros. Records on February 19th, will contain the following track listing: 01. Wayne Static of STATIC-X - "Not Meant For Me" 02. David Draiman of ...

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PAPA ROACH Pay Tribute To The 'KNOT On New CD

PAPA ROACH have written a song about SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, entitled Sid for their forthcoming CD, Lovehatetragedy, according to Kerrang! magazine. Frontman Coby Dick commented: "It's pretty wild and one of the heaviest songs we've written for the new album!" As previously reported, PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on Lovehatetragedy at a North ...

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PAPA ROACH's "Lovehatetragedy" To Drop In June

PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on their brand new album, entitled Lovehatetragedy, at a North Hollywood studio with producer Brendan O'Brien (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN). Scheduled to be issued through Dreamworks Records in June, the follow-up to 2000's Infest will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Explosive Energy ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Aug 31, 2001

The reunited EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, FORBIDDEN and SADUS are tentatively set to join forces in a combined touring package that is due to go out under the moniker Bay Area Invasion, and which is presently being put together by Walter Morgan's Deadly Embrace Productions (the people behind this month's Thrash Of The Titans benefit ...

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Archive News Aug 29, 2001

The full track listing for ROB ZOMBIE's upcoming The Sinister Urge CD has been announced. The song titles are as follows:

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01. Sinners Inc.

02. Demon Speeding

03. Dead Girl Superstar (feat. Kerry King)

04. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)

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Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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