May 9th, 2002

Static-X News Update 05/08/2002

Static-X will be featured on three exciting upcoming cd's! Watch for them.....

FAMILY VALUES TOUR Live 2001 (release date: May 7, 2002)
Static-X perform their hit singles "Push It" and "Cold". Also featuring: Staind,
Linkin Park, STP and Deadsy.

NASCAR album: "CRANK IT UP" (release date: May 21, 2002)
Static-X covers the Elvis movie track "Speedway". Also featuring: Slipknot,

The Ramones Tribute album: "WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY" (release date: Aug. 2002)
Produced by Rob Zombie. Static-X covers the Ramones classic "Gimme Gimme Shock
Also featuring: Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Offspring, Green Day.


Static-X fans, you can officially now begin to start pre-ordering your copies of
the Static-X #1 comic book at your local comic shop now! The comic will be
polybagged with a CD that will include the remix of the song "This is Not" and
interview footage of the band! Just ask your retailer to locate the product in
the May issue of Previews!

The comic hits comic book and specialty shops everywhere on July 24, 2002. To
find a comic shop near you please call the Comic Shop Locator Service toll free
at 1-888-266-4226 or by going online to You can
also pre-order the comic book directly from Chaos! Comics online at, starting June 1st.

The comic book takes place in techno-doom laden future, where the world is ruled
by The State. Corporations and commercialism have been abolished. Wayne, Ken,
Tony and Tripp (members of Static-X) are cybernetically enhanced workers,
leading insignificant lives as slaves to The State. Memories intrude, reminding
them of a time they worked together, nearly inciting a revolution. Are they
truth or just another implanted memory? Will they learn the real story before
it�s too late or will they remain the mindless agents that The State created
them to be? First in a series of Sci-Fi thriller one shots.

You can view Static-X covers at

Catch Static-X on tour!!!
Static-X Comic Character Tour SPRING 2002 (opening acts: 40 Below Summer,
Sinnistar, Earshot) and Radio Shows:

04.26.2002 :: Center City Fest/radio show (with Bush & Athenaeum), Charlotte, NC
04.27.2002 :: Cotton Club, Atlanta, Ga
04.28.2002 :: Lee Vista Park/WJRR Show (with Adema), Orlando, FL
04.30.2002 :: Huntington Civic Arena/WAMX Show (with Adema), Huntington, WV
05.01.2002 :: Thunderdome Live, Baltimore, MD
05.03.2002 :: Univ. of New Haven, West Haven, CT
05.04.2002 :: Norva Theatre, Norfolk, VA
05.05.2002 :: House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
05.07.2002 :: Birch Hill Nightclub, Old Bridge, NJ
05.08.2002 :: Vanderbilt, Plainview, NY
05.09.2002 :: Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
05.10.2002 :: Pufferbellies, Hyannis, MA
05.11.2002 :: Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, NH
05.14.2002 :: Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
05.15.2002 :: Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, PA
05.16.2002 :: The Crowbar, State College, PA
05.17.2002 :: WXDX XFEST/Post Gazette Pavilion(with Rob Zombie & Puddle of
Mudd), Burgettstown, PA
05.19.2002 :: Brockton Fairgrounds/WAAF Big Field Day, Brockton, MA
05.21.2002 :: WLZX Spring Fling at Hippodrome, Springfield, MA
05.23.2002 :: Hard Hat Concert Hall, Toledo, OH
05.24.2002 :: 7 Flag Center, Des Moines, IA
05.25.2002 :: Float Rite Park/93 X Radio (with Kid Rock & Gravity Kills),
Somerset, WI
05.26.2002 :: WRIF Show at Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
05.29.2002 :: The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
05.30.2002 :: Jillian's, Louiswille, KY
05.31.2002 :: Piere's, Ft. Wayne, IN
06.01.2002 :: WBZX Show at Promowest, Columbus, OH
06.02.2002 :: Tower City Amp/WXTM Show, Cleveland, OH
06.07.2002 :: Verizon Wireless, Houston, TX
06.08.2002 :: C101/Sculptures, Corpus Christi, TX
06.13.2002 :: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
06.14.2002 :: House of Blues, Aneheim, CA
06.16.2002 :: The Scene, San Diego, CA
06.24.2002 :: The Showbox, Seattle, WA

Tool have confirmed on their official website that Tomahawk will be the support band for some of the dates on their upcoming U.S. tour. A full schedule and listing is expected shortly.

Lifeless Video
A video of Killswitch Engage's performance of their track "Life To Lifeless" live at this past April's "New England MetalFest" has been posted online, you can check it out here. Killswitch Engage's forthcoming Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam debut "Alive Or Just Breathing?" is due out in stores on May 21st.

Hybrid Animation
Linkin Park have set "Reanimation" as the title to their upcoming "Hybrid Theory" remix album which they will be releasing on July 30th through Warner. The effort is tentatively expected to feature remixes and guest contributions to the bands material by Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, Orgy frontman Jay Gordon, The Crystal Method with Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Marilyn Manson, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Prince Paul of Handsome Boy Modeling School and many more.

Papa's Not Naked
Papa Roach have had a change of plans will now not be including their cover of Faith No More's "Naked In Front Of The Computer" on their upcoming new album "Lovehatetragedy". Instead, the track is expected to show up as b-side sometime later on. The album itself is slated for a release on June 18th through Dreamworks.

The X-ecutioners will be performing their track "It's Goin' Down" on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on May 16th. The group will be performing the track together with special guests Xzibit and Biohazard.

Bottrill Gets Muddy
Mudvayne have lined up producer David Bottrill (Tool, Nothingface) to helm their upcoming new album which they plan to begin recording shortly. The group are currently completing pre-production for the effort in Minneapolis and are eyeing a late 2002 release through No Name/Epic.

So I Delay
Filter's upcoming new album "The Amalgamut" has once again seen its release date changed, this time it has been pushed back to a July 30th release through Reprise.

An mp3 of Soulfly's new track "Enterfaith" has been posted online, you can check it out here. The song comes from the groups upcoming album "3", due out in stores on June 25th through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam.

Fake KoRn?

you already know how korn hired a korn cover band to release songs on the internet and call them korn so that people would download those and think it was the real cd, right?
- blinded

I did not know this.
Did anyone else?

Has anyone heard anything else about NIN?

THE RAMONES Tribute CD: One Big "Happy Family" - May 9, 2002
We're A Happy Family is the title of the forthcoming THE RAMONES tribute CD which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for an August release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks completed for the album so far are the following:

MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away"
MOTORHEAD - "Rockaway Beach"
STATIC-X - "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"
BILLY CORGAN - "I Want You Around"
ROB ZOMBIE - "Blitzkrieg Bop"

Also said to have finished recording their contributions are U2, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE OFFSPRING and GREEN DAY. More information, including an exact release date, will be announced shortly.

SALIVA To Begin Recording "Back Into Your System" - May 9, 2002
SALIVA have finished pre-production work on their third album and will enter Bearsville Studio in upstate New York with producer Bob Marlette later this month to record the follow-up to last year's Every Six Seconds. The new album, entitled Back Into Your System, is due in mid-August. The album's first single, the projected title track, is due to impact radio in late July.

WES BORLAND: I Hate The Term "Nu Metal" - May 9, 2002
Former LIMP BIZKIT and current EAT THE DAY guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following message via

"It's 4:07 am PST and I've just finished some rough mixes on 7 demo songs that we are planning to turn in to Interscope [Records] at the end of this week, or the beginning of next week. About 3 of them have strong vocal ideas started on them, 2 have mildly developed vocals that have not been thought out much, and we have no idea about the other 2. We aren't sure what it will mean when we turn these in, but if they don't like these songs, they are going to have a real problem, because we like them a lot. I spent all day today at the house tracking guitars over the top of some pretty great room recordings that we lucked into. We hardly even thought about being nit picky with the mic placement, and whaddayaknow.... the room recording turned out amazing for us.

"I also wanted to mention something that has been bothering me about the term 'Nu Metal'. I have never liked this or condoned the use of this term in any way. You might even say that I hate it. I don't understand how so many bands that sound nothing alike can be put into this genre. I also don't listen to any of the bands that are in this genre, except for SLIPKNOT which don't belong in it, because they are a speed metal band. Point is, this is a lame scene. It's a dying scene. It is a bandwagon, and we will not be following it.

"Anyway, enough said, I hope everyone is fighting the good fight out there. The world needs you to bust some balls. —Wes"

SPINESHANK: New Addition To Family - May 8, 2002
SPINESHANK frontman Jonny Santos and his wife, Jen, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Monday night, May 6th, at Los Angeles hospital. The as-yet-unnamed chap weighed in at 7lb 3oz.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN: Unreleased Album Makes Rounds On Web - May 8, 2002
According to, an unmastered and unreleased album by SYSTEM OF A DOWN, containing material recorded during the Toxicity sessions, but not included on the final CD, is floating around on the net in MP3 form. Apparently SOAD frontman Serj Tankian had given out a few burned CDRs to several fans at some of the group's recent concerts, and now the material has been leaked to the net. The full track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Everytime
02. Streamline
03. Virginity
04. Waiting For You (version 1)
05. We Don't Give A
06. Side Of The Freeway
07. On My Mind
08. Want Me To Try
09. Why
10. Power Struggle
11. Therapy
12. Outer Space
13. Your Own Pace
14. Defy
15. Waiting For You (version 2)

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Mudvayne are currently in Minneapolis, MN working on pre-production for their follow-up to "L.D. 50". The band will team with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Flaw) on the new album. The band will begin tracking shortly with an October release on Epic being eyed.


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your friends, family members & enemies. We also need for you to post this e-card
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Here is the "KEY":

Don't forget...this coming Tuesday (May 14th) "Commencement" hits stores

StreetWise 2002

Taylor Lashes Out
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had some fierce words for Mushroomhead in the May 2002 edition of "Rock Sound" magazine. When asked about the band he went on to state:
"Dude, don't even go there. That fucking band, they couldn't be following us any closer if they were in this fucking band. Those motherfuckers encourage their fans to pelt us in Cleveland; The first time we ever played there Paul got hit in the fucking head with a piece of steel the size of my fist. So we went out into the audience and got in a fight and one of our techs went to jail for it! They wanna know why we're pissed at them? Because they started this shit years ago, now they want to lick their wounds and call it all good... Bullshit! That's not the fucking way this band works man. I'll fucking go to fucking Cleveland and grab every fucking one of them by their stupid fucking masks and I will put a knee to their faces until they pass out from loss of blood!"
Taylor also had some less than flattering words about their labelmates Nickelback and their label Roadrunner's support of their latest offering "IOWA", here's what he had to say:
"I'm glad they could use our money to make fucking Nickelback happy, that's a very, very bitter subject for me and if I ever see any of those fuckers its going to be brutal."
He went on to state:
"I'm happy for them but at the same we went out and bust our asses to make what we did. If they're still here in a couple years then hey, good for them, but this band isn't going anywhere and when the record label basically fucks your loyalty in the ass it's really bitter, especially when we went out and fucking bled, sweat and earned every fucking album that we sold. MTV won't fucking touch us, radio barely fucking touches us and here comes those fucking pretty boys... and the lead singer looks like Shaggy from Scooby Doo... and what the fuck am I supposed to do? Am I not supposed to feel bitter when I have broken bones and fucking torn corneas, its bullshit and the record label just smiles at you and goes 'yeah , yeah whatever', its fucking not right dude." He continued on by saying:
"Its just the fact we could have used the help. We have fucking fought for everything we have fucking made, when is someone going to help us and when is someone going to step up and fight for us? The record label doesn't do that for us, it'll go to bat for fucking Nickelback but when it comes to us its fucking shutdown, its like what the fuck? I'm fucking proud of what we've done but goddamnit when are we going to get given a hand? I'm so fucking tired of it. God, I sound like a fucking dick today!"
The article also goes on to address Taylor's upcoming side project SuperEgo, the next Slipknot opus and much more.

We're A Happy Tribute
The upcoming Ramones tribute album "We're A Happy Family" is now eyeing an August release through DV8/Columbia. The effort will feature covers of the bands material done by Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Static-X, Rob Zombie, U2 and more.


Gwar takes over the show!
Please note immorak does not come up with this stuff.

Playlist for Saturday, May 11:
Gwar: 'Sick Of You'
Insane Clown Posse: 'Tilt-A-Whirl'
Voivod: 'Astonomy Domine'
Motorhead: 'Burner'
Black Flag: 'TV Party'
Sevendust: 'Live Again'
Metallica: 'Fade To Black'
Chore: 'Being Friendly'
Gwar: 'Jack The World'

* Playlist subject to change

ravity Kills' Keyboardist Injured; Cancels Tour Dates

Gravity Kills' Keyboardist Injured; Cancels Tour Dates
By Sefany Jones, Assistant Editor
Thursday, May 9, 2002 @ 4:17 PM

Keyboardist Doug Firley Injurs Hand; Band Cancels Dates Until May 19th

For Immediate Release:
Electronic Rock specialists Gravity Kills suffered a minor setback last weekend as keyboard player Doug Firley sustained serious injury to his hand in Allentown, PA while performing in front of a sold out crowd. The injury occurred when Firley dropped the custom-made, springloaded keyboard on his hand during the band's single, "One Thing." Gravity Kills were touring to support their acclaimed Sanctuary Records debut Superstarved. The band immediately returned home to St. Louis for Doug to seek treatment, thus ending the current cycle of tour dates. Gravity Kills plans on returning to the road on May 19th for a WAAF performance and are already confirmed for the Locobazooka tour (alongside such notable peers as Filter, Sevendust, Nonpoint, & Mushroomhead), which will see them through the summer.

Current Locobazooka dates include:

06/27/02 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
06/28/02 Fort Wayne, IN Hilgers Farm
06/29/02 Green Bay, WI Humboldt Haus
06/30/02 La Crosse, WI Rockin' The Ridge Amphitheatre
07/03/02 Biloxi, MS Miss. Coast Coliseum
07/05/02 Hardeeville, SC Motor Speedway
07/06/02 Augusta, GA Exchange Club Fairgrounds
07/07/02 Jacksonville, NC Coastal Plains Raceway
07/10/02 Altamont, NY Altamont Fairgrounds
07/20/02 Pecatonica, IL Winnebago Co. Fairgrounds
07/21/02 Council Bluffs, IA Westfair Amphitheatre
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