August 7th, 2002

A Perfect Collaboration
A Perfect Circle have been busy working on new material as of late and are now expecting a spring 2003 release through Virgin for their next offering. Aside from the bands guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen currently handling the live guitar duties for the Queens Of The Stone Age, bassist Paz Lenchantin has been involved in a new project with former Smashing Pumpkins vocalist Billy Corgan, while frontman Maynard James Keenan has also been moonlighting aside from his obvious duties with Tool by lending his vocal talents to the upcoming Tapeworm project. For more information on Tapeworm and some thoughts from Trent Reznor on working with Keenan, check here.

DRAGging On
DRAG, the new group composed of Vision Of Disorder guitarist Matt Baumbach, bassist Brian Mayer and drummer Marc Levy, have now completed writing around 30 songs together and are hoping to find a new vocalist soon. The group had originally been fronted by Vision Of Disorder singer Tim Williams, though he has since left the fold and as such the band have been searching for a new frontman. Those interested in filling the position can contact the group at

Single Medication
downthesun shot the video for their first single "Medicated" tonight in Los Angeles, CA with the directing team of The Jay And Tony Show (Flaming Lips). The clip is expected to begin airing in early September and will precede the release of the groups forthcoming self-titled Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam debut which will land in stores on October 01st.

The Machine Lives
An October 22nd release date has been set by Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam for Machine Head's forthcoming untitled new live album which was recorded at a performance that took place at the Brixton Academy in London, ENG on December 08th, 2001. The offering is currently being mixed by Colin Richardson (Fear Factory, One Minute Silence) and is planned to shape up as follows:
01 - "Intro"
02 - "Bulldozer"
03 - "The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears"
04 - "Ten Ton Hammer"
05 - "Old"
06 - "Crashing Around You"
07 - "Take My Scars"
08 - "I'm Your God Now"
09 - "White-Knuckle Blackout!"
10 - "From This Day"
11 - "American High"
12 - "Nothing Left"
13 - "Deafening Silence"
14 - "Davidian"
15 - "The Number Of The Beast" (Iron Maiden Cover)
16 - "Territory" (Sepultura Cover)
17 - "Iron Man" (Black Sabbath Cover)
18 - "Sugar" (System Of A Down Cover)
19 - "Supercharger"

The Revolution Is Unreal
Ill Niño will be releasing a CD single for their track "Unreal" in the U.K. on October 07th through Roadrunner. The group also recently shot a video for the song and it is expected to begin airing late this month. Ill Niño are also currently mapping out plans for a U.K. tour this fall, possibly as a part of the upcoming Roadrunner Roadrage 2002 trek.

Too Disturbed
The track listing has been revealed for Disturbed's forthcoming new album "Believe", here's how it shapes up:
01 - "Prayer"
02 - "Liberate"
03 - "Awaken"
04 - "Believe"
05 - "Remember"
06 - "Intoxication"
07 - "Rise"
08 - "Mistress"
09 - "Breathe"
10 - "Bound"
11 - "Devour"
12 - "Darkness"
The album is currently set for a September 17th release date through Reprise/Warner. In other news, the video for the bands first single "Prayer" has been deemed unfit for airing on most video outlets due to its distubring content and as such the band are contemplating shooting a live footage video to replace it, for more information check here.

Brotherly Welcome
Taproot have lined up The Brothers Strause (Linkin Park, Godsmack) to direct the video for their new single "Poem". A shoot for it will be taking place in the Los Angeles, CA area on August 08th-09th. In other news, two more dates for the groups tour with Deadsy and dredg have been announced, they are:
August 31st Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
September 01st Toledo, OH - Hard Hat Cafe
Taproot's new album "Welcome" is due out in stores on October 15th through Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic and the tentative track listing for it is as follows:
01 - "Mine"
02 - "Poem"
03 - "Everything"
04 - "Art"
05 - "Myself"
06 - "When"
07 - "Fault"
08 - "Sumtimes"
09 - "Breathe"
10 - "Like"
11 - "Dreams"
12 - "Time"

Alone I Direct
Korn have chosen "Alone I Break" as the third single from their current outing "Untouchables". The group have decided to launch a new contest of sorts with MTV where a fan can submit a treatment for the clip and if selected, can even direct it. For more information, check here.

Unreleased KoRn song plus so much more!

The Osbournes Sued Again

The Osbournes are being for the second time in as many weeks over their hit MTV reality show.

MTV and the music network's owner, Viacom, also are named in the breach-of-contract suit filed yesterday (August 6) in Los Angeles Superior Court by entertainment network (formerly, reports Hollywood Reporter.

The suit claims the show violates "an intellectual property rights agreement" struck between them and the Osbournes' company Monowise. Asking for undisclosed damages, the company wants to be declared owner of the series and any spin-offs.

Trent Reznor Speaks About Tapeworm Project

Tapeworm, the much-anticipated side project of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Tool/A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan, are completing work on an album's worth of material "that started as one idea and have mutated and grown into another altogether," Reznor said in a statement issued to MTV News. "Musically, the results are becoming much more song-oriented than I would have thought."
"It has been an interesting experiment for Maynard and I to peek around in each other's heads, shining flashlights in some shadowy corners," Trent said. "We've realized we're each in somewhat similar places in our respective lives and outlook, so it's been great to collaborate on that level."

In the works for several years, Tapeworm also include in their ranks Nine Inch Nails guitarist Danny Lohner and 12 Rounds bassist/drummer/keyboardist Atticus Ross. While ex-NIN keyboardist/programmer Charles Clouser has worked with Tapeworm in the past, he's no longer involved.

"Tapeworm provides me the opportunity to work with some people I respect immensely in a democratic environment," Reznor said.

Up until now, Tapeworm has essentially been a collaborative studio project centered at Reznor's New Orleans studio, where Keenan recorded the vocal track for the song "Vacant" in 1999. The music for "Vacant" was written by Lohner and rearranged by Clouser, with lyrics and melody by Keenan and chorus and backing vocals by Reznor.

No further information is currently available about Tapeworm's recording or touring activities, but a debut album is still expected to surface through Nothing Records at some point in the not-too-distant future.

Producer Gary Binkow also filed an action against The Osbournes, claiming they stole his idea for the show.

Korn Post Unreleased Track Online

An unreleased KORN track, entitled "Love On The Cocks", has been posted online at this location.
Korn Post Unreleased Track Online

Corey Taylor Admits to Being "Burned Out" by Slipknot

Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with Slipknot prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from � melodic singing, more stripped-down kind of music � and this was the perfect time to do it."

"Me and Josh have known each other since we were sixteen and we've been writing stuff on four-track for years," Taylor told the magazine. "I had just got back from Japan, and he came over with the blueprints of what basically became 'Get Inside'. We just started writing stuff and it started to happen. We ended up writing fourteen songs and going into the studio and doing demos and basically looking at each other and saying, 'Man! You know what? I think we're going to have to put a real band together, because this is just too serious!'"

Among the tracks that are set to appear on the CD is a reworked version of "Bother", which recently appeared on the Spider-Man soundtrack under Taylor's name and has since been picked up as an alt-rock radio staple.

Said Corey: "I've been writing stuff like that for years. I just haven't shown the world. This was about branching out and doing a whole different type of music. If I had to go right into another SLIPKNOT album, I wouldn't have been happy. I wouldn't have been able to put my whole heart and soul into it, and it would have sucked. So this was basically me showing the world I can do more than just fucking scream and punch myself in the head."

No New Deftones Until at Least 2003

Apparently the new Deftones album, 'Lovers', will not be issued this year.

Sources close to the band say the album, which was meant to hit stores by the end of this year, will not see the light of day until the first quarter of 2003