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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Offers Update On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS man Danny Lohner has spoken to Metal Hammer magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. According to Lohner, the band has undergone a complete ...

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Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Comments On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS' Danny Lohner recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. Lohner insists that TAPEWORM remains a separate entity from his other ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

DAYS OF THE NEW singer Travis Meeks will launch a fall solo acoustic tour on September 23 in Roseville, Michigan, according to RollingStone.com. This will be his first extended outing since he spent time in a drug rehab clinic this spring. "I'm excited about getting out on the road," Meeks said. "I think it is ...

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SEETHINGS: MP3 Samples Posted Online

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have posted MP3 clips of three songs from their debut album, "Parallels", due in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Check them out: "Slow Healer" (mp3), "This Hole" (mp3), and "Tonight" (mp3). Division Records ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Drummer Praises The Group's Latest Additions

A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese recently spoke to Cleveland Scene about the latest additions to the group's lineup, bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, ex-MARILYN MANSON) and guitarist James Iha (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS). "Jeordie is a really, really great, confident bass player," he said. And as a drummer, I can tell a good bass player ...

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Review: A PERFECT CIRCLE's Display Of Intensity And Melancholy

Linda Laban of Boston Herald reports that the audience needed no warming up at A PERFECT CIRCLE's performance at Berklee Performance Center in Boston Sunday night (August 3) as part of the group's "warm-up" summer tour. "Like his other band, angsty prog-metal outfit TOOL, [frontman Maynard James Keenan]'s soon-to-be two-album-old A PERFECT CIRCLE is also ...

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SEETHINGS Set Release Date For 'Parallels'

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, will release their debut album, "Parallels", in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Division Records will release the album in France and Switzerland. At this point, the group have no release dates for U.S. and Asia but hope to secure ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Name New Album, Announce Club Tour Dates

A PERFECT CIRCLE have set "Thirteenth Step" as the title for their sophomore album, due out on September 16 through Virgin Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. The Package 02. Weak and Powerless 03. The Noose 04. Blue 05. Vanishing 06. A Stranger 07. The Outsider 08. Crimes 09. ...

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TOOL Singer's Mother Passes Away At Age 59

Judith Marie Keenan/Garrison (view photo here), mother of TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan, passed away earlier today at the age of 59. Our condolences go out to Maynard and the rest of the Keenan/Garrison family. A PERFECT CIRCLE will appear on the Lollapalooza main stage in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, ...

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METALLICA Producer Speaks Out On 'St. Anger'

METALLICA producer Bob Rock recently spoke to MTV.com about the production on the group's new album, "St. Anger". "I wanted to do something to shake up radio and the way everything else sounds," said Rock, who helped write the music and lyrics and played basslines on the album. "To me, this album sounds like four ...

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GODSMACK's 'Faceless' Certified Platinum!

GODSMACK's third full-length album, "Faceless", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying sales of more than 1,000,000 units. The band have reached this benchmark a mere five weeks after the album's release in April. The CD debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The amazing sales ...

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SEETHINGS Sign With Italy's SCARLET RECORDS

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have inked a worldwide deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The group's first release through the label will be "Parallels", due in late spring. North American and Asian recording agreements are currently being negotiated and will be finalized shortly. "Parallels" was produced by Daniel ...

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DAVE GROHL Lays Down Drums For New KILLING JOKE Album

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has laid down the drum tracks for the new KILLING JOKE album, tentatively titled "Axis of Evil", according to Billboard. The project, which will be out in June on Sony worldwide, was produced by GANG OF FOUR's Andy Gill and is the veteran U.K. rock act's first since 1996's ...

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TOOL: On Hiatus Until 2005

According to the unofficial TOOL web site Toolshed.down.net, TOOL will likely remain on a hiatus for the next 18 months while A PERFECT CIRCLE — who features in their ranks TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan — complete work on their sophomore album and the subsequent touring activities in support of the CD. "Well, ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Touring Plans, New Video

MUDVAYNE singer Chud (a.k.a. Chad Gray) recently spoke to MTV.com about how the band hooked up with LINKIN PARK, XZIBIT and BLINDSIDE for the upcoming Projekt Revolution tour, which launches April 8 in Rochester, New York. "We're friends with [LINKIN PARK]," Chud explained of the seemingly unusual pairing. "We were on Ozzfest together. They were ...

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AC/DC Get The String Treatment

Los Angeles-based CMH Records are in the process of putting together a string tribute to AC/DC, titled "Back in Baroque", featuring the album "Back In Black" getting the full works in the style of a string orchestra. The CD is scheduled for release in late spring. Also available from the label are the string quartet ...

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TOOL Drummer To Guest On New COLLIDE CD

TOOL drummer Danny Carey has recorded a guest appearance on the forthcoming third full-length album from COLLIDE, titled "Some Kind Of Strange". Carey is said to have laid down drums to the track called "Somewhere", which is one of 11 songs set to be included on the effort, due on April 22 through the band's ...

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MARCOS CURIEL: I Was Fired From P.O.D.

Ex-P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has lashed out at his former bandmates, claiming that he was fired from the band last week because he has other projects and because of differences in religious philosophies. "I was hoping I could do what Maynard [Keenan] does," Curiel told MTV.com. "He's in TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE. That's obviously ...

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