October 1st, 2001

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Prodigy Still Recording Fat Follow-Up...


The Prodigy are still recording the follow-up to 1997's The Fat of the Land, which will now be released in 2002 rather than this year.

Few details are available about the British electro-rock group's fourth album, which was titled Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in early 2000, according to a spokesperson for the Prodigy.

The reclusive trio, programmer Liam Howlett and vocalists Keith Flint and Maxim Reality, recently performed at four European festivals � "a good sign that we can expect something rather soon from these guys," their spokesperson said.

That something was nearly the Prodigy's first U.S. live dates in three years, until the group dropped off Jane's Addiction's Jubilee Tour because of the recent terrorist attacks in the country. They were hoping to play three dates in late October along with fellow British dance act Stereo MC's, though the dates were never confirmed, their spokesperson said.

In June, the Prodigy released Experience: Expanded, a remastered version of their 1992 debut LP, Experience, that included a bonus disc of 11 rare tracks

Slipknot Fans Pledge Their Allegiance

Slipknot fans rushed barricades during Saturday night's Pledge Of Allegiance show in Inglewood, CA. Now a standard of the band's set, singer Corey Taylor asked fans to get down on the ground during "Spit It Out". Fans took Taylor's words to heart when they jumped off seating sections and rushed the general admission floor area, packing the floor and overwhelming security guards.

Slipknot acknowledged the tragedies of September 11th with a moment of silence during their set. Midway during the set, an American Flag hovered in the pit. Taylor called for it to be brought to the front of the stage where he then wrapped himself with it. Taylor also called out to fans to put a stop to hate crimes against fellow Americans and to watch each other's backs.

The Pledge Of Allegiance show at The Forum in Inglewood, CA brought out a mass of high-profile onlookers including Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, producer Ross Robinson, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Jared Leto of Thirtysecondstomars, actress Alicia Silverstone, Casey Chaos of Amen, M.33 of Powerman 5000, producer Rick Rubin and Tony Campos of Static X.