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KRITICKILL In Talks With 604 RECORDS

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL are reportedly negotiating a record deal with 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Consisting of Dave Irons (vocals), Todd Gardner (drums), Donny Morse (guitars), and Bryan Koestens (bass), KRITICKILL have been together since 1997 and have opened for such national ...

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The Art Of Balance - SHADOWS FALL

At one time, a band like SHADOWS FALL would've provoked large scale head-scratching and people reaching for their "metal by genre" handbooks in a attempt to put a handle on SF's seemingly disparate elements. Sonically speaking, by era they are quite indicative of the San Francisco Bay Area circa 1982 (all chunking riffs and screaming ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Score 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Remake

MARILYN MANSON will compose and record background music for a remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the 1974 Tobe Hooper cult classic about a chainsaw-wielding madman and his rural family of cannibals. The new Chainsaw began filming in July under the direction of Marcus Nispel, and is being produced by director Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor, ...

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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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STAIND Frontman Launches Label, Signs First Act

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis is following in the footsteps of fellow Firm Management client Jonathan Davis of KORN in creating his own record label. "I just signed my first band to my record label," Lewis told Launch. "Well I don't have a name for the label yet. It's going under ADD right now, but I'm ...

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KORN Singer To Perform Soundtrack Songs On Tour

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer are currently putting together a QUEEN OF THE DAMNED band to hit the road and perform songs Davis composed for that film sometime next year, according to Allstar. The tour, which Davis says will hit theaters, won't be without its own share of KORN-esque macabre. "We ...

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DOWN Punch Out ADEMA Guitarist Backstage at OZZFEST

Members of DOWN and ADEMA reportedly got into a scuffle backstage at the St. Louis stop of Ozzfest, where one of the guitarists for ADEMA got punched in the mouth while he was on DOWN's tour bus and it almost led to a showdown between Phil Anselmo and the DOWN boys and Jonathan Davis' little ...

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KORN Give Fans Chance To Direct New Video

KORN are giving fans a chance to direct the video for "Alone I Break", the next single from the band's latest CD, Untouchables. "We know how creative and talented a lot of our fans are," said KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis in a statement. "They proved that by the amount of amazing submissions for the (1999 ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Praises Producer's Contributions To New CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently commented on the contributions to the group's latest CD, Untouchables, of the album's producer Michael Beinhorn, a renowned studio wizard who's previously produced groups ranging from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to OZZY OSBOURNE. "What we did was like write heavy music in an orchestral style using different like movements, ...

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JOURNEY To Perform First-Ever Club Show

Legendary rockers JOURNEY will perform their first-ever club show on Wednesday, July 17th at Minneapolis' club Quest. In this one-night-only exclusive performance, the band will debut songs from their yet-to-be released EP Red 13 as well as perform all of their hit songs in an intimate club setting. Tickets for this exclusive one night only ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman Launches 604 RECORDS

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has joined forces with NICKELBACK's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin to form his very own record label. Dubbed 604 Records, the imprint's goal will be to "seek out and develop undiscovered talent in the music world not only in North America, but globally," according to an official press release. The label will ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At #2 On Billboard Pop Album Chart!

KORN shifted in excess of 434,000 copies of their latest effort, entitled Untouchables, since the album's release on June 11th, according to Soundscan, landing the quintet at position #2 on next week's Billboard Pop Album chart. As strong as KORN's first-week numbers were, they were not enough to beat EMINEM, whose The Eminem Show ended ...

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KORN Unlikely To Perform At FAMILY VALUES 2002

Although it's unlikely that KORN will be playing Family Values 2002 this fall, the originators of the traveling tour and one of the acts to perform on its inaugural lineup will still be involved in the organizational aspects of the upcoming trek. "After we go and tour Europe, we're going to come back and do ...

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KORN Frontman Auctions Tickets To Exclusive Performance

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis successfully auctioned three tickets to the band's exclusive performance on May 29th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on the charity auction site Startrader.com. The winning bidder was Heather Osborne of San Diego who ended up paying $211 to see the show. Melissa Paul, assistant director of development for ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS To Open Killer Museum

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is currently working with artist Phil Coleman and architect Arthur Rosenblatt to create a museum in Los Angeles to house his extensive collection of serial killer memorabilia, according to MTV.com. Davis has reportedly been buying mass murderer art and artifacts for several years, and has amassed a series of works owned ...

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KORN To Issue DVD Next Month

KORN's upcoming DVD, entitled Deuce, will be released on June 11th—the same day as the group's brand new CD, Untouchables, according to www.kornweb.com. The DVD package will reportedly contain two discs—one containing the original Who Then Now? release and a second disc featuring the new program Deuce. Deuce includes footage from all KORN ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Gets Busy On The Side

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has been collaborating with drummer Jonathan Valen on an as-yet-undisclosed project. Neil and Jonathan first met back in 1985 through Lucy Forbes of Rock Congress. In other news, Turbin recently joined guitarist Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) onstage at a Los Angeles club for a rendition of the ...

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KORN: How We Managed To Spend $4 Million Making "Untouchables"

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu recently did their best to explain to Britain's Kerrang! magazine how they managed to rack up $4 million in production costs for their forthcoming CD, Untouchables. Here are their statements, as quoted by Kerrang!: Fieldy: "We moved to Phoenix and rented five houses for $10,000 apiece ...

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KORN Frontman Denies Marriage To Former Adult Film Star

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has refuted reports that he has married former adult film star Devon Davis. Speaking to Britain's Kerrang! magazine, Jonathan stated that marriage always f.cks everything up. I don't think you need a piece of paper in front of a priest to say you love each other. We're practically married now. [Devon] ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS: "Untouchables" Is Our Masterpiece

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis on the group's upcoming Untouchables CD, as quoted by Billboard magazine: It's our masterpiece. It's more than just a progression from our last album. It's the absolute best work we're capable of right now. We've poured everything we have into these songs. Everything has been amped up to the max. We ...

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UNIDA: Track Listing For Unreleased CD Unveiled

California's UNIDA, featuring former KYUSS frontman John Garcia, are continuing to shop their already-completed full-length effort to interested labels and are hoping to secure a late 2002 release for the album, which was originally recorded while the band was part of the American/IslandDefJam roster (see previous news story here). The full track listing ...

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DEADSY Enlist LIMP BIZKIT's DURST To Direct First Video

DEADSY, featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (aka Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), shot a video for the track "The Key to Gramercy Park" at Hayvenhurst Studios in Van Nuys, California with LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst in the director's chair. The song, which comes off the group's long-delayed Commencement CD, ...

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