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10,000 Days - TOOL

I love TOOL. I've loved them since first hearing the "Opiate" EP back in 1992, and both "Undertow" and "Aenima" are two of my favorite heavy rock albums of the Nineties. But lately, I would be lying if I didn't say that TOOL was starting to make me a little…fidgety. Like RADIOHEAD, the group has ...

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10 YEARS Singer Not Ready To Go All-Digital

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: 10 YEARS recently made an EP of four acoustic tracks available exclusively through the iTunes online music store. While he likes the idea of selling music digitally, 10 YEARS singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that he doesn't see it replacing CDs. "I mean, that could very possibly ...

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TOOL Singer Tells Fans To 'Relax' About Sold-Out Shows

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL singer Maynard James Keenan has posted a message at the band's official web site, Toolband.com, after fans began expressing disappointment over not being able to get tickets for the group's upcoming North American mini-tour. Keenan wrote, "Many people are complaining about the sold out shows. Relax. We're doing a full-on ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Part Ways With WIND-UP RECORDS

ALTER BRIDGE have announced that they have terminated their recording, publishing, and merchandising agreements, effective immediately, thereby severing all of the ban's contractual relationships with Wind-Up. "We're very excited about concluding this chapter in our lives and focusing on the future,” explains Grammy Award-winning songwriter and guitarist Mark Tremonti. "We have been working on new ...

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H.I.M. Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE Festival

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are GUNS N' ROSES, TOOL, DEFTONES, OPETH, TRIVIUM, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, HATESPHERE, BURST and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon. For more information, ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: 'Thirteenth Step' Certified Platinum

A PERFECT CIRCLE's sophomore album, "Thirteenth Step", was certified platinum on March 24, 2006 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of one million copies. Released in September 2003, "Thirteenth Step" was described by MP3.com as "a moodier, tenser, and more atmospheric (if that is possible) recording" than A PERFECT ...

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DARK NEW DAY To Release Acoustic EP

DARK NEW DAY, the new band featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, will release an acoustic EP called "Black Porch". The disc will include two ...

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TOOL: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

TOOL will play a number of U.S. dates in May, including two concert dates in New York City, following their April 30 headlining performance at the Coachella festival in Indio, California. The Coachella performance will be the band's first live appearance in the U.S. since 2002. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 30 - Indio, ...

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Hosannas From the Basements of Hell - KILLING JOKE

Pick a band, any band, and if they incorporate any sort of tribal drone, ethereal wall-of-noise roar, mystical third-eye ravings or percussive punk-driven art house nihilism in their music, you can likely thank KILLING JOKE for the influence. The launching pad for a hundred metal, punk and new wave bands, all of whom sold more ...

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TOOL: Unofficial 'Vicarious' Video Posted Online

An "unofficial" TOOL video (read: put together by a fan) for "Vicarious", the first single off their new album, "10,000 Days", has been posted online at YouTube.com. Clocking in at seven-minute-plus, "Vicarious" will begin arriving at rock radio stations on or around April 17. The band's fourth full-length disc, "10,000 Days", will surface ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: U.S. Club Tour Kick-Off Date Announced

ALICE IN CHAINS have confirmed that they will be playing a series of U.S. club dates starting on May 18. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, ALICE IN CHAINS have selected William DuVall to sing lead vocals with the group on their upcoming U.S. club tour and subsequent European trek. ...

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Rumored TOOL U.S. Dates Leaking Out

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sources have told Launch that TOOL is booking two concert dates in New York City for late May, with the dates and exact venue yet to be announced. The group is also rumored to be hitting several other cities that same month, including Seattle and Oakland. These shows will follow TOOL's ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CATHEDRAL, SEVENDUST Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CATHEDRAL, SEVENDUST, KILLING JOKE, DRAGONFORCE, 10 YEARS, SKINDRED, BLINDSIDE and EVERGREY are among the newly confirmed acts for this year's Download festival, joining headliners TOOL, METALLICA, and GUNS N' ROSES, plus dozens more. The three-day rock festival takes place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England over the weekend of June 9-11. Now in ...

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TOOL: New Single To Arrive At Radio Mid-April

Billboard.com is reporting that TOOL have selected he song "Vicarious" as the first single from their upcoming "10,000 Days" CD, which is scheduled for release on May 2 via Volcano. The album opener, which stretches past the seven-minute mark, is due to arrive April 17 at U.S. rock radio outlets. According to Billboard.com, ...

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TOOL Drummer: 'We Truly Are An Alternative Band'

Despite the long wait between TOOL albums, the group remains as popular as ever. Drummer Danny Carey told Launch that he feels the band's integrity has kept the fans coming back. "We truly are an alternative band," he said. "It's an alternative to what other people label as alternative, that actually all sounds the same ...

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