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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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DIRT Ink Deal With 2K SOUNDS/EMI

Houston's DIRT have inked a deal with 2K Sounds/EMI Distribution for the release of their long-awaited debut album, entitled From Dirt We Come. Recorded two years ago at AMG Studios recording compound in Houston and produced by COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, the album contains such cuts as "Pain", "Useless", "Disturbed" and "Last Tribe". To ...

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MURDERDOLLS Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

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 been confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 17-18. ...

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DISTURBED To Film Clip For "Prayer" Title Cut

DISTURBED will shoot a video for "Prayer", the first single from the band's upcoming sophomore album of the same name, with directors the Brothers Strause in Los Angeles later this month. DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told MTV.com that he was inspired to write the song by two recent tragedies in his life — the ...

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DISTURBED Mixing "Believe" For September Release

DISTURBED are currently mixing their sophomore album, Believe, at Soundtrack Studios in New York City with Andy Wallace (i.e. KORN, SOULFLY, LIMP BIZKIT) for a September release through Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. As previously reported, Believe will tentatively contain the following track listing (in no specific order): 01. Prayer 02. Remember 03. Believe 04. Rise 05. ...

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DISTURBED To Issue DVD In June

DISTURBED will release their first DVD on June 4th. Entitled M.O.L., it will feature live footage recorded from several stops on last year's Music As a Weapon tour. Also included will be interviews and the unedited videos from the group's double-platinum debut album, The Sickness, including "Down With the Sickness", "Stupify", and "Voices". DISTURBED are ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA: New Album Is Our Heaviest Yet

SOULFLY are scheduled to shoot a video for "Seek 'n' Strike", the first single off their upcoming 3 opus, later this month with director Nathan Cox (i.e. SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED). "I want to do something really different than everything else," mainman Max Cavalera told MTV.com. "A lot of my videos are band-oriented, and ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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DISTURBED: "Believe" Track Listing Unveiled

DISTURBED are currently ensconced at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with producer Johnny K (who also produced DISTURBED's multi-platinum debut, 2000's Sickness) laying down tracks for their sophomore effort, Believe, due out in the fall. “We're just going according to the old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it,” frontman David Draiman told Rolling Stone ...

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