Though his old bandmates have yet to secure a new guitarist, ex-Limp Bizkit axeman Wes Borland has found a vocalist for his new project, Eat the Day. According to a post on the band's Web site, the group is in pre-production with the as-yet-unnamed new singer and is eyeing a summer release date for its debut album. ...
In a post on the band's official Web site, Coal Chamber vocalist Dez Fafara said he's patched things up with guitarist Meegs Rascon, who's currently writing three new tracks set to be included on a live album that should surface in the spring. The two had been publicly feuding in the months prior to the recent firing of drummer Mike Cox, but have since "been speaking every other day." ... Apex Theory have reached their peak with Andy Khachaturian. The singer and principal songwriter has parted ways with the group, which is in the process of auditioning new vocalists. With the white-topped singer, Apex Theory released their debut, Topsy Turvy, in April. ...
Ozzfest veterans Neurotica have called it quits. Vocalist Kelly Shaefer, who recently auditioned for the new band featuring former members of Guns N' Roses, has already begun writing for a new project. ... Twice the Sun have split up, despite the fact that they just recently signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. ...
Class is back in session for Rival Schools, who plan to hit upstate New York's Bearsville studios in February to record the follow-up to last year's United by Fate. So far the post-hardcore quartet has written a half dozen tracks for the LP, which is expected to drop in the spring or summer. ... When you're making out your Kissmas list and checking it twice, here's an item you might want to include: "Kiss: The Early Years," written by the band's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, which will be issued November 26 by Three Rivers Press. The 192-page book features over 250 rare photos and chronicles the band's history from 1972 to 1982. ...
Like a killer Bond gadget, Flexplay's recently unveiled proprietary DVD
technology self-destructs after just a few hours, or just long enough to give
someone a taste of a movie or album before they purchase it. After the DVD is
removed from its packaging, a dye between the DVD's layers is slowly
released, eventually rendering it unreadable from minutes to days later; the
technology had its debut at last month's MTV Video Music Awards Latin
America. The technology was also recently employed to promote the new Bond
flick, "Die Another Day." ...
R. Kelly will make a 90-minute appearance on his hometown urban radio
station, WGCI (107.5 FM), between 8 and 10 p.m. Monday during the Bad Boyz show.
Unlike rival WBBM, WGCI has been supportive of Kelly as he battles child
pornography charges, agreeing earlier this summer to play his song
"Heaven, I Need a Hug." ...
Jam Master Jay's widow, Terri Corley-Mizell, and
brother Marvin came out on Sunday night to help kick off the inaugural H2O Hip-Hop Odyssey Film Festival at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. Others on hand were radio DJ Doctor Dre, who paid tribute to the slain Run-DMC DJ, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Redman and more. ...
Nirvana's recently released greatest-hits album has helped push the band's
catalogue sales past 50 million units, while late singer Kurt Cobain's
"Journals" will debut at #1 next week on the New York Times hardcover
nonfiction best-seller list. ... The original, handwritten lyrics to P.O.D.'s "Youth of the Nation" will soon be hung among the illustrious words of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Paul Simon in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Lyric Room. That's not the only piece of P.O.D. up against a wall: The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas has put the jumpsuit frontman Sonny wore in the "Boom" video on display. ... While the surviving members of Drowning Pool continue to search for a new singer, Rob Zombie has recorded the tentatively titled song "The Man Without Fear" with the band for the soundtrack to the Ben Affleck flick "Daredevil." Drowning Pool's DVD, Sinema, featuring tributes to late singer Dave Williams, hits stores Tuesday. ...
Guns N' Roses will attempt to earn a spot in the "Guinness Book of World
Records" next month when they play back-to-back shows at Philadelphia's First
Union Center (December 6) and, in a just-announced show, neighboring First
Union Spectrum (December 8) — and no, it's not the record for most riots.
After an unsuccessful attempt to lobby the Guinness folks with a similar
stunt in 1999, the venue's owners will try to persuade the record book to
create a new entry for "The Shortest Distance Ever Traveled Between Arena
Rock Shows," as the venues are only 758 feet apart. ... The surviving members of Control Denied plan to release a new album next year tentatively titled When Machine and Man Collide. The band's original frontman, Chuck Schuldiner (who also once fronted seminal death metal band Death), wrote most of the new material before he died from a brain tumor in December 2001. ...
A baseball-size wad of Elvis Presley's hair in a vacuum-sealed jar fetched
$115,120 from an anonymous bidder in an auction held on Saturday. The hair was
collected by Presley's late hairdresser, Homer "Mr. Gill" Gilleland. ... Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has asked American music journalist Bill Wyman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to cease using his
given name or face legal action. The move came after the veteran music writer
reviewed some recent Stones reissues for his paper, though, ironically,
Stone Wyman was born William George Perks, changing his name to Bill Wyman in
1964, while writer Wyman was born in 1961. The writer has vowed not to
change his name. ...