Hot on the heels of PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix's recent peeing incident, the Pepsi-Cola company has announced it is teaming with the band to promote its new Pepsi Blue soft drink to teens, according to Allstar.
The soda company will jointly promote PAPA ROACH's next single, "Time and Time Again", which comes out on September 10th. Music video director Sam Bayer will shoot both the video for the song and the accompanying Pepsi Blue television commercial. The PAPA ROACH spot is expected to start airing in mid-September.
ORGY To Issue Special EP To Accompany DVD
ORGY are reportedly planning on releasing a special EP to go along with the group's long-awaited DVD in early 2003. In the meantime, the band continue to write and record new music for their much-anticipated third CD. At this time, no release date has been set for the effort.
In other news, ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt and his wife (who is presumed to still be former porn star Shane) welcomed their second child � a girl � in mid-August.
SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Album Will Have More Of NEUROSIS Vibe
SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has described the material written for the band's next album as "a lot like Iowa, but more experimental." Says Jordison: "It's got more of a NEUROSIS vibe. We're doing a more extreme album, but this time it's not the heaviness of the double-bass drumming, it's the heaviness of the experimental-type shit."
SLIPKNOT hope to release the as-yet-untitled album in late summer 2003.
FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK On Illegal Downloading: Fans Of Music Have Got To Pay For It
FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has no love for individuals engaging in illegal music downloading on the Internet and feels that the continuation of the current downloading trend could ultimately have disastrous consequences on the music industry.
"There's an instrument you can use to find out how many times something's been swapped," Patrick told Kerrang! magazine recently. "Eight thousand downloads and 80,000 files have happened already [presumably referring to the new FILTER album, The Amalgamut�ed]. That's money right out of our pocket. This is a $300 hotel room [referring to room he was staying in at the time of the interview�ed.], and this is cheap for us. Being in a band is incredibly expensive. Imagine you walk into a store, and there's a guy selling cheeseburgers. If you grab that cheeseburger and walk out, you'd be arrested. But when you download some files and you get the whole record for free, that's intellectual theft. There are people out there who check out one song, really like it an then go out and guy the whole record. But in American colleges it's quite the cool thing to burn off a ton of CDs. It would mean we can't afford to go on and we break up. It's that simple. If you're fans of music and you care about the bands, you've got to pay for it."
MEGADETH To Issue Posthumous Compilation CD
On September 10th, MEGADETH will issue a posthumous CD, entitled Still, Alive... And Well?, containing studio and live recordings spanning their entire career, including previously unreleased live performances of "Use The Man" and "Conjuring". The album will surface via Sanctuary Records.
The title of the CD was chosen by frontman Dave Mustaine himself. "You may want to know how I named the record," he states in the record's sleeve-notes. "Well, one of the dumbest questions that I was ever asked by an interviewer, and it happened more than once, was: 'What do you want written on your tombstone?' I told them, 'That I am still, alive and well!' "
The complete track listing for the album is as follows:
01. Time/Use The Man (live)
02. Conjuring (live)
03. In My Darkest Hour (live)
04. Sweating Bullets (live)
05. Symphony Of Destruction (live)
06. Holy Wars (live)
07. Moto Psycho
08. Dread And Fugitive Mind
10. The World Needs A Hero
11. Burning Bridges
12. Return To Hangar
UNWRITTEN LAW Guitarist Injured by Bomb � Band Forced to Cancel Tour Dates
Steve Morris, the guitarist from UNWRITTEN LAW, was injured at home last night as a result of a personal attack. A homemade bomb allegedly planted by his neighbor exploded and caused injury to Morris, a security guard and a local police officer. Morris sustained injuries to his arm and eardrums. As a result, UNWRITTEN LAW is canceling their next couple of shows.
Morris states, "He planned this for a week and tried to kill me with a bomb. I can't believe someone would go to these lengths over a domestic dispute about noise levels. I'm sorry we have to cancel shows and disappoint our fans because of this vindictive individual."
The neighbor was arrested and taken into custody. UNWRITTEN LAW will resume touring in support of their album, Elva, when Morris recovers from his injuries. Their current single "Up All Night" is # 14 on the Modern Rock Chart and is the follow-up to their # 1 hit song, "Seein' Red".
NIRVANA's Greatest Hits CD Due By Christmas: COURTNEY LOVE
NIRVANA's forthcoming "greatest hits" compilation will be simply titled Nirvana, according to a posting by Courtney Love on HOLE's official web site.
"There's [still] a few details [to work out], but they are fine," said Love about the current state of affairs between her and ex-NIRVANA members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, with whom she has feuded very publicly throughout the last year. "Everyone's fine. No one's being nasty anymore and it's not Greatest Hits. It's called Nirvana and it'll be out by Christmas."
METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: Our New Stuff Sounds Like MESHUGGAH!!
In what appears to have been intended as a joke, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich have compared some of the group's newest compositions to those of MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ENTOMBED.
The following are the duo's most recent postings to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site:
Kirk Hammett (08/29/2002 3:52:00 PM)
"So we came in today and we were working on the song Du Jour when [webmaster] Niclas walked in with the new MESHUGGAH CD. We decided to stop what we were doing and throw it on because every motherfucker at Ozzfest kept on telling us how kick-ass they were. When we heard it, we were shocked to find out how similar it was to our new material, even the 8 radio songs we have. I love MESHUGGAH! Right now the entire HQ smells like spray paint because James is graffitting our roll up door with the scary guy. We have a four-day weekend coming up and for me it is all about surfing, riding horses and playing guitar. Oh, by the way, I was just kidding about the 8 radio songs..."
Lars Ulrich (08/29/2002 5:26:00 PM)
"Hey, it's Lars checking in on the way out. We had a nice ugly day in the studio. Lots of nastiness and misery. I'm psyched! BTW, I think Kirk's MESHUGGAH comparison is a little limiting. I hear shades of HATEBREED and ENTOMBED in there also. It is really starting to come together, man. The couple 2-3 things we've been working on this week, we've taken a few steps further than the earlier stuff, and it feels a bit good. We are gonna chill for a long weekend, so we will catch up on the sick shit and despair on Tuesday again. Y'all be good, c-ya in a bit, THE ELF (aka Lars)"