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STONE SOUR To Tour Australia

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will embark on an Australian tour in March, according to Metalshop. Exact dates won't be available for a few weeks, but the band are expected to play in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, before setting off for Auckland, New ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Support DEFTONES In Australia

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 guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be supporting the DEFTONES at their two headlining shows in Australia during the "off" days on the ...

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STONE SOUR To Issue Never-Before-Released Tracks

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are figuring out a way to make some previously unreleased material available to their fans. One possible scenario is for the band to release a few of the songs on the "Bother" single, or possibly a "digipack" featuring three ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Disasterpieces' Nearing Platinum Status

SLIPKNOT's "Disasterpieces" DVD debuted last month at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Video Chart and is rapidly approaching platinum-shipment status (100,000 copies), according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. The Des Moines, Iowa-based nine-piece, whose last album, "Iowa", came out in August 2001, are slated to reconvene next month to begin working on their third ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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THE ROLLINS BAND To Perform BLACK FLAG Set In San Diego

THE ROLLINS BAND, the group fronted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will perform an all-BLACK FLAG set featuring special guests at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Thursday, Dec. 5. The concert promotes "Rise Above", a new benefit CD for the Free the West Memphis 3 Defense Fund, on which Rollins performs alongside ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: How I Assembled 'Disasterpieces'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), recently explained how he went about assembling the band's "Disasterpieces" DVD, due Nov. 26 via Roadrunner. "I didn't really have an outline, because the first thing was, you know, let's check out what we have," he said. "So, I watched all the footage. I watched it all, man. I ...

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STONE SOUR Continue Touring, Climbing The Charts

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have scheduled dates through the end of the year, winding down with a hometown New Year's Eve show in Iowa. STONE SOUR's "Bother" continues its upwards climb as it is Number Four on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Accompany MARZ On 'Pop Sux' Tour

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid (#0) will be handling turntable duties for MARZ during their upcoming stint on the "Pop Sux" tour. The band, whose forthcoming Elementree/Geffen Records debut was produced by Jonathan Davis of KORN, will be supporting KORN and TRUSTcompany at all dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 12. Confirmed shows are as follows: Nov. ...

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STONE SOUR To Make In-Store Appearance In New Hampshire

STONE SOUR, who feature in their ranks SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be making an in-store appearance at Newbury Comics in Nashua, New Hampshire on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Store address is as follows: Newbury Comics Willow Springs Plaza 296 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03061 ...

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DOPE Frontman Responds To Parody Interview

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope has issued a response to the interview posted here several days ago in which an "anonymous" writer, otherwise known as STATIC-F's Trick Elzen, sought to counter some of Edsel's earlier statements regarding MURDERDOLLS, SLIPKNOT and former DOPE members Tripp Eisen and Acey Slade. Edsel's statement is as ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: Upcoming DVD Marks End Of An Era

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), claims that the band's "Disasterpieces" DVD, due Nov. 26, is the last time fans will see this version of the band. "I believe it's an end of an era," said Crahan. "It's not that it was the best, it's that that's what we were doing then — risers that ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer Joins PAPA ROACH (Sort Of)

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison joined PAPA ROACH for an impromptu jam session during the latter group's sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy last night (Nov. 7) Jordison, whose other band, MURDERDOLLS, had supported PAPA ROACH earlier in the evening, came on stage during the headliners' encore and took his place behind the drum stool, much ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: ' We're The Biggest Punk Band In The World'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, claims that he's supportive of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's massively-successful STONE SOUR project. "If I didn't support him or fuckin' love what he's doing, I wouldn't be a friend," Crahan told Launch. "I wouldn't have meant any of the words I've said in SLIPKNOT. ...

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ROSS ROBINSON To Produce THE CURE Album, VEX RED To Contribute

Ross Robinson, wildely credited for the early success of such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT and LIMP BIZKIT, will produce the next record from THE CURE. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will be released next year via ArtistDirect Records, will include contributions from the British quintet VEX RED, whose debut album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Will Take STONE SOUR As Far As I Can

STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor is looking to take his band as far as it will go in 2002 and on into 2003, even if that means delaying work on the next SLIPKNOT record. "The more this [STONE SOUR] blows up, the longer we're going to be out," Taylor recently stated. "So, we're looking at... ...

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