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RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'THE OSBOURNES': 'OZZY Has Been Used'

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio believes that Ozzy Osbourne's current prevalence in the media will ultimately harm his musical legacy — particularly in the eyes of those "intelligent" enough to see how Ozzy "has been used" as a marketing tool by those around him. "I think that the things [Ozzy]'s done should be ...

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TOOL Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Release DVD

Despite having just completed the touring cycle for "Lateralus", the members of TOOL have already commenced the songwriting process for the group's next album in addition to continuing work on their upcoming DVD, due in early 2003. The following message was posted by the group's official webmasters at www.toolband.com. "After finishing about a year and ...

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TOOL Get Fired Up!

TOOL accidentally set fire to their dressing room on Nov. 12 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and are required to pay for the damage. Freeman Coliseum general manager J.C. Hrubetz says the fire was minor, and that the band's bill for the damage is "less than the amount of a used Chevy ...

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KILLING JOKE Complete Comeback CD, Prepare To Hit The Road

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex-PRONG), and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — have set "The Death & Resurrection Show" as the title for their new album, which was recently tracked in London and Los Angeles with producer Andy Gill for an early 2003 release. The track ...

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TOOL Artwork Available For Purchase

A few pieces of the artwork seen in TOOL's current stage show can be purchased through artist Alex Grey's web site at alexgrey.com. One of the works, "Interbeing", is for sale as a poster, while another, "Collective Vision", is available in a limited-edition print hand-signed and numbered. ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH: Complete Itinerary Revealed

The complete itinerary for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH U.S. tour is as follows: Oct. 02 - Key Arena –Seattle, WA Oct. 03 - Idaho Center – Boise, ID Oct. 06 - Skyreach Center – Edmonton, ALB Oct. 07 - Saddledome – Calgary, ALB Oct. 08 - Metra Park Arena – Billings, MT Oct. 10 - Rushmore ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH Line Up Additional North American Dates

A bunch of dates for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American trek have been announced. They are as follows: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Sports Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center Oct. 03 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, AB @ Skyreach Centre Oct. 07 ...

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MUDVAYNE: New Single To Go For Radio Adds In October

The first single off MUDVAYNE's as-yet-untitled sophomore offering, "Not Falling", is scheduled to go to radio in early October, according to an Epic Records spokesperson. MUDVAYNE's forthcoming album was recently completed at Minnesota's Pachyderm Studios with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PETER GABRIEL) for a November 19th release through Epic Records. "We had all ...

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MESHUGGAH Breaking New Ground With 'Nothing'

MESHUGGAH recently became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard Top 200, landing at #165 with their latest effort, Nothing. They also secured spots on a few other Billboard charts including #30 on the Hard Music chart, #9 at the Core Hard Music stores and #6 on the ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced as part of the forthcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. So far the following shows are reported to be taking place: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena Oct. 03 ...

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SEAN MALONE Comments On Much-Anticipated OSI Debut

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has commented on his recently-completed contributions to the debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), also featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore. Says Malone: "It's always hard to explain the style of any kind of music, especially ...

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MESHUGGAH To Open For TOOL In The Fall

MESHUGGAH have reportedly been invited by TOOL to fill the support-act slot on the next leg of the latter's current North American tour beginning on or around September 29th. An official announcement on the matter — including exact dates and venues — is expected shortly. MESHUGGAH had previously supported TOOL during a portion of the ...

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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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TRENT REZNOR Breaks Silence On TAPEWORM Project

TAPEWORM, the much-anticipated side project of NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan, are completing work on an album's worth of material "that started as one idea and have mutated and grown into another altogether," Reznor said in a statement issued to MTV News. "Musically, the results are ...

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TOOL Tour "Going Smoothly...For The Most Part"

A dozen shows into the group's current North American tour, TOOL have already come across several obstacles, including technical problems, an injury, and at least one protest against the group. Still, "the current tour is continuing smoothly for the most part," as a message on the band's official website reads. The post further explains: "Apart ...

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TOOL, PRIMUS Members Pay Tribute To YES

TOOL drummer Danny Carey and PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool both acknowledge being influenced by the classic rock band YES. In the booklet included in the boxed set In A Word: Yes, which came out on Tuesday, July 30th, Carey and Claypool comment on the band's influence. "There were two bands I consider my most important ...

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MESHUGGAH Guitarist Speaks Out On OZZFEST 2002 Experience

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to MTV.com about the experience of playing the second stage at this year's Ozzfest and the unusual amount of support the band have received from other artists and musicians—a list that includes TOOL, SLAYER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN, among others. "I heard that Jack Osbourne really wanted us ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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MUDVAYNE's RYKNOW On New Album: "We're Not A Changed Band"

MUDVAYNE bassist Ryknow recently spoke to MTV.com about the recording process for the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore CD, which is currently being tracked at a Minneapolis studio with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PETER GABRIEL) for a November 19th release through Epic Records. "It's not going to be light years away from where [the first ...

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ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE: The Prog-Rock Supergroup!

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone have set OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) as the name of their much-anticipated prog-rock "supergroup" project, which commenced the recording sessions for their self-titled debut album in early June at the Carriage House ...

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TAPEWORM Continue Work On Perennially-Delayed CD

NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan recently hit Southern Tracks Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia (see photographic evidence here) to continue work on Reznor's pet project TAPEWORM, which also features NIN's Charlie Clouser and Danny Lohner. In the works for several years, TAPEWORM is essentially ...

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TOMAHAWK Announce Free Los Angeles Gig

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will play a free warm-up show for their upcoming tour with TOOL at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, California on July 10th at 6:00 PM. ...

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