December 8th, 2001

Eminem's Bully Fights Back

A man who allegedly bullied the one and only Slim Shady at school is now suing Eminem to the tune of $1 million for damaging his reputation. The big bully in question, DeAngelo Bailey denies having bullied Eminem while at school, and claims in his lawsuit that lyrics on the Slim Shady LP have damaged his own chances of launching a music career. Hmm, perhaps this lawsuit was sparked more by jealousy than anything else? In Eminem's song, "Brain Damage," a school bully smashes him against urinals and shoves him into lockers while choking him. Bailey is the alleged bully. In the suit, Bailey's lawyers say, "In his music lyrics, Eminem falsely portrayed himself as the victim of a pattern of outrageous and grotesque physical abuse from his childhood friend Bailey. Eminem publicized lyrics that were intended to damage bailey in order to improve Eminem's reputation as a rap artist." News

My Team
Recent rumors suggest that DJ Crook of Team Sleep has done a remix of Linkin Park's "My December", for the bands forthcoming Linkin Park remix album, which is expected out early next year. In other news, Team Sleep have finalized the dates for their upcoming tour with Phallucy, they are as follows:
December 12th Chico, CA - The Brickworks
December 14th Seattle, WA - Graceland
December 15th Portland, OR - B complex
December 17th San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
December 18th San Jose, CA - Cactus Club
December 19th West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
December 20th San Diego, CA - Canes
December 21st Pomona, CA - Glass House
December 22nd Santa Cruz - Catalyst
December 23rd Sacramento, CA - Colonial Theater
Team Sleep's forthcoming debut is planned for a March/April release through Maverick.

Toxic Impact
System Of A Down's new single "Toxicity", is set to impact at radio on January 15th. A video for the clip directed by band bassist Shavo Odadjian is in the works and is expected to begin airing around the same time period.

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell will be making two live appearances with their side project Gasoline on this new years eve. The band will be performing at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas, TX with Drowning Pool, Sevendust and The Union Underground at 9:30 and will then take to the stage at The Clubhouse in Dallas later that night to ring in the new year.

A Video For You
The video for Staind's latest single, "For You", has been posted online, you can check it out here. ( )

Full Used Jaw Falls Into Place
Glassjaw are said to be planning to hit the road with Thursday, Finch and The Used in the near future. At present, the band are rumored to be in the Los Angeles, CA area, working on material for their next outing with producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot). A release in the summer through I AM is being eyed.

The Blade Theory
The Blank Theory are expected to have a new track featured on the Soundtrack to the upcoming movie, "Blade 2". At present, the band are gearing up to record their debut effort for New Line Records/WEA.

Be good for Santa...

It's getting Christmasy (or whatever winter holiday based around commerce you
adhere to). As the year wraps up it's fast and furious at Roadrunner. Here's
the latest:

Life on the road with Dry Kill Logic. Want a clear look at what it's like on
the road? Dry Kill Logic bassist Dave Kowatch writes a few detailed lines from
his experiences. It starts "If anyone wanted to know what it is like to be on
tour, here goes..." Read on at -

While finishing up the mixes to their upcoming debut Bitterness The Star, 36
Crazyfists play first show ever in NYC - check out live photos from the show in
their photo gallery -

The memory of George Harrision lives on...2 MP3s just added - Type O Negative's
rendition of The Beatles, a 3 song medley which includes parts of the Harrision
written "If I Needed Someone", and Spineshank's take on Harrison's "While My
Guitar Gently Weeps". Plus, remember to check out the latest downloads from Ill
Nino and Nickelback -

We have a slew of bands on the road, Nickelback is running the US with Saliva,
36Crazyfists just rocked their first run of dates on their way out to NYC,
Machine Head are in Europe, everyone is busy. Check out the tour page to see
where you should be right now!

And of course, FREE SHIT - Slipknot t-shirts and Chimaira samplers are up for
the taking, plus a chance to go backstage with Chimaira at one of the remaining
Slayer shows -

Speaking of Slipknot, our buddies at Bluegrape have all new Slipknot designs up
in their online store. Check it out. Nothing sayes Happy Holidays like Slipknot
gear. It's the perfect gift for Mom.