May 3rd, 2002

Photographer catches Britney smoking
We mean the cigarette in her right hand, of course, as clean-living Britney Spears gets some tobacco satisfaction on the balcony of her hotel room in Sydney, Australia.

For years, the curvy singer has preached to her fans about the benefits of clean living - no sex before marriage, no boozing and no smoking.
"I don't believe in drugs or even smoking. I believe in God," she told the Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel two years ago.


Filter's upcoming new album "The Amalgamut" has now been bumped up to a July 23rd release date through Reprise.

Dragging The Dummy
Sideonedummy Records will be releasing a compilation CD entitled "Atticus ...dragging the lake." on May 07th. The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01 - Alkaline Trio - "Jaked On Green Beers"
02 - Finch - "Post Script"
03 - Blink 182 - "Time To Break Up"
04 - New Found Glory - "Ex-Miss"
05 - The Movielife - "Walking On Glass"
06 - Autopilot Off - "Long Way To Fall"
07 - Avoid One Thing - "Yakisoba"
08 - Midtown - "Find Comfort In Yourself"
09 - Rival Schools - "On Vacations"
10 - Box Car Racer - "Tiny Voices"
11 - Madcap - "Bright Lights, Big City"
12 - American Nightmare - "am/pm"
13 - Sugarcult - "Daddy's Little Defect"
14 - Glassjaw - "Radio Cambodia"
15 - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Sugar Free"
16 - Bad Astronaut - "Catherine Morgan"
17 - The Starting Line - "Greg's Last Day"
18 - Simple Plan - "I'd Do Anything"
19 - Name Taken - "The Safety Of Routine"
20 - The Used - "A Box Full Of Sharp Objects"
21 - Agent 51 - "I Believe"
22 - Slick Shoes - "Friday Nite"
23 - Kut U Up - "Destination"
24 - Jimmy Eat World - "Praise Chorus" (Live In London)

No Name Dates
More tentative dates have slipped out for the upcoming Tour With No Name trek which features Korn, Puddle Of Mudd and Deadsy. The latest additions are as follows:
June 23rd New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
June 24th New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
July 06th Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
July 17th Roanoake, VA - Civic Center
July 18th Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
July 20th St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center
July 21st Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena
July 23rd Omaha, NE/Evansville, IN - Civic Center/Roberts Stadium
July 24th Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad Cities
July 26th Green Bay, WI - Brown County Arena
July 27th Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
July 29th Ames, IA - Hilton Coliseum
July 30th Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
August 01st Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
August 03rd Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Arena
August 04th Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Place
August 06th Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
August 07th Edmonton, AB - Skyreach Centre
August 09th Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
In other news, the band will be releasing a CD single for their track "Here To Stay" in the U.K. on May 20th in various different formats. For more information on the aforementioned release, check out The bands upcoming new album "Untouchables" is currently slated for a June 11th release through Immortal/Epic.

Nemesis Get Armed
Nemesis, a band which features former members of Earth Crisis, Santa Sangre and more within their ranks, will be playing their first show ever at the Armory High in Syracuse, NY on May 04th. Other bands on the bill for the show are Converge, Glassjaw, Reach The Sky and Stalemate.

Cranking It Out
The track listing has been set for the upcoming "NASCAR: Crank It Up" compilation, it is as follows:
01 - "Nascar On Fox Theme"
02 - (hed)p.e. - "Crosstown Traffic" (Jimi Hendrix Cover)
03 - Buckcherry - "On The Road Again" (Willie Nelson Cover)
04 - Nonpoint - "Circles"
05 - Tantric - "Cross The Line"
06 - Gov't Mule - "Drivin' Rain" (Feat. Warren Hayes, James Hetfield, Les Claypool)
07 - Fenix*TX - "Get Out Of My Dreams (Get Into My Car)" (Billy Ocean Cover)
08 - Fear Factory - "Cars" (MPH Mix)
09 - Dry Cell - "Heaven And Hot Rods" (Stone Temple Pilots Cover)
10 - Static-X - "Speedway" (Elvis Presley Cover)
11 - Darwin's Waiting Room - "Fast Car" (Tracy Chapman Cover)
12 - Slipknot - "(Sic)" (Molt Injected Mix)
13 - Slayer - "Born To Be Wild" (Steppenwolf Cover)
14 - Type O Negative - "Highway Star" (Deep Purple Cover)
15 - Rob Zombie - "Demon Speeding" (Dirty Black River Mix)
16 - Machine Head - "Supercharger" (Let Freedom Ring Mix)
17 - Staind - "See Through"
18 - Les Claypool - "Hot Rod Lincoln" (Commander Cody Cover)
The album is slated for a May 21st release through MCA. In the meantime, you can check out (hed)p.e.'s track from the effort on its respective section at

They're Going To Shoot A Video Pt.2
System Of A Down will be filming a video for their newest single "Aerials" in the Los Angeles, CA area on May 12-13th. The clip will be directed by band bassist Shavo Odadjian and is expected to begin airing later this month.

Limp Epiphany
Staind are set to shoot a video for their latest single "Epiphany" in Los Angeles, CA on May 07th-08th. The clip will be directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and is expected to begin airing later this month.


Be sure to tune in to MTV2's "ROCK ARTISTS TO WATCH" airing on MTV (yes MTV)
this Saturday May 4th at 2:30pm Eastern/Pacific, and Sunday May 5th at 5:30pm
Eastern/Pacific. They will be playing Deadsy's "The Key To Gramercy Park" video
as part of this special !!!!

If you haven't seen the video yet, go check it out on IT IS


Manson�s Case Doubles
A lawsuit has just been brought against Marilyn Manson, while he still waits for an outcome in the criminal trial based on the same incident. The legal troubles are a result of a July 30th incident last year, in which it is alleged that the singer rubbed his crotch on the head of a security guard. The civil lawsuit launched by the security guard, Joshua Keasler, is seeking more than $75,000 US for intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence and wanton misconduct. Keasler�s lawyer has commented on Manson�s actions saying, Because this so-called character called Marilyn Manson has some sort of notoriety, or what he thinks is success, he thinks he can perpetrate these kinds of acts on people.

No Pirates On The Eminem Show
The dangerous rapper Eminem is being very cautious with his new album, The Eminem Show. After the unprecedented protection of the album lead to copies being withheld from the media, Em�s label is considering making the album copy-protected to prevent piracy. The protection technology has never been used on an album of such mass-anticipation, which could lead to problems. On albums that have used the technology in the past, many consumers complained that the CD would not play in computers or car stereos. �The Eminem Show� will tentatively be released on June 4th, and Eminem fans can also expect the release of an Eminem DVD, the same week.

Britney�s Butt
It must be the break up with Justin, because Princess pop tart Britney Spears has apparently taken up smoking. According to THE NEW YORK POST, Spears was snapped partaking in her filthy new habit while out on her hotel balcony in Australia where she is currently on tour. For years, Britney has preached to her fans about the benefits of clean living. no sex before marriage and no smoking. Apparently before the picture was snapped the pop princess noticed the cameraman and tried to dash inside, but it was too late.