October 2nd, 2002

  • nathew

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ok. for those who have no clue what much music usa is, it all started when a company named rainbow media, who carries much music (sort of the canadian MTV) for american audiences on cable and satellite, introduced their own programming, slowly covering nearly all of the original canadian much's programming. canadian much is more diverse, but mmusa shows the same videos all day long.

peeps, i think we really need to organize an anti-mmusa campaign. is anyone willing to commit to it?

not just americans.. canadians can help too.

we'd need all the help we can get.

go to http://www.mmusa.tv and click on "about us" for the phone/fax numbers. i suggest calling every day, or every week if you want to save on long distance bills, and email constantly to info@rainbow-media.com (i think that's the address, could be @mmusa.tv)

i'll try and make a website. look for it soon: www.geocities.com/mmusasucks. i'm pretty busy with school and all so if anyone would like to contribute i'd appreciate it. check thewedge for updates, cause that's more of a forum for anti-mmusa things, since the wedge was one of the best shows on much before mmusa took over
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Tree Of Friends
Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera recently conducted an interview with http://www.usinadosom.com.br, in which he mentioned that the band plan to release a video for their track "Tree Of Pain" in the near future. He was also asked about his current relationship with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, as the pair had originally collaborated on Soulfly's breakthrough single "Bleed" back in 1998, Cavalera had the following to say (translated from Portuguese):
"We did the song and the video, but after that he got a little distant. Not only from myself, but from a lot of people in the music scene as well. People don't like him because he turned into a rockstar, walking with security and everything. It's his mistake. The guys from System of a Down, whom I know, share the same opinion about him."
Cavalera was also asked about if he is happy with his longtime label of Roadrunner Records, he went on to answer by saying:
"Well, I can't complain. They allow me to make music the way I like it, without interference's. On a major, some kind of pressure for us to turn into a more modern band would probably exist. We still have 2 albums to be released through them in our contract, and after that I could go to wherever I want. But truth is, I might probably stick with them."

Not Dating
Mudvayne have confirmed a number of dates for their upcoming fall headlining tour which is expected to feature Depswa and possibly Taproot, the complete schedule so far is as follows:
October 25th Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
October 26th Elizabeth, NJ - Rex Plex @ The Elizabeth Center
October 27th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
October 29th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
October 31st Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
November 01st New York, NY - The World
November 02nd Worcester, MA - The Palladium
November 03rd Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Mudvayne's forthcoming new album "The End Of All Things To Come" will see a release through Epic on November 19th.

311 On 3/11?
311 are now reportedly planning to release their as of yet untitled new album on March 11th, aka 3/11. The group debuted a number of new songs from it during their recent tour and are currently gearing up to continue work on the effort later this month all the way through till December with producer Ron Saint Germain (Bad Brains, dredg).

No Longer Relatives
According to recent rumors, Relative Ash have now decided to part ways.

Blood Burns Pt.2
The Blood Brothers have decided upon "Burn Piano Island, Burn" as the title to their upcoming Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Glassjaw) produced ARTISTdirect debut. The album will see a release in late February. In the meantime, Robinson himself commented on working the band and what to expect from the album saying:
"It was scary to step out of the extreme punk-rock state of being. We did talk about how some of their hard-core fans wouldn't like some of what we were doing on these sessions. But in the end they'd go 'I don't care' because we were having a lot of fun, doing things we'd never done before."
He also went on to state:
"It's not the sound that matters, It's the integrity that you keep within the music. A lot of bands today claim punk rock, but they really have nothing to do with it. The difference is that if you asked the guys in Blood Brothers to do something with their music or their lives that they don't want to do, they'll actually get physically ill. They're young, so they know they've got nothing to lose. To me, that's punk rock, right there. It's a way of life and a state of being, more than a style of music. It's what integrity sounds like."
Known tentative track titles for the album include:
"The Salesman, Denver Max"
"Every Breath Is A Bomb"
The band will embark on a tour with Glassjaw and American Nothing beginning later this month, a trek for which the following new dates have been announced:
October 18th Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
October 25th St.Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
October 29th Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
November 01st Tempe, AZ - Nita's Highway
November 02nd Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
November 04th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
November 05th Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
November 07th Chico, CA - The Brick Works
November 08th Portland, OR - B Complex
November 12th Salt Lake City, UT - X-scape
November 15th Minneapolis, MN - The Quest
November 17th Chicago, IL - The Metro
November 19th Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
November 23rd South Amboy, NJ - Krome

Enslave The Sun
An mp3 of downthesun's track "Enslaved" has been posted online, you can check it out here. The song is taken from the group's self-titled Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam debut which saw a release today.

Spineshank's forthcoming new album "Violent Mood Swings" is now tentatively set for a late March/early April 2003 release through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam. The group had originally hoped to have the album out by the years end but due to a lengthy writing process it has since been pushed back. Along with the decision to spend more time writing, the group have also decided to change producers and will now be recording the effort with producer Gggarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Kittie). The pre-production process for the album is slated to commence on October 15th, after which they will enter a Los Angeles, CA area studio on October 25th to officially begin recording. Around 11-12 songs will be tracked for the album itself while an additional 4 will be laid down for b-sides and future soundtracks.

Worship And Sickness
Glassjaw have been forced to cancel their European/U.K. tour as a result of band frontman Daryl Palumbo suffering from a strong episode of Crohn's disease. He is said to be currently getting treatment at a hospital facility in France. Palumbo has been a long time sufferer of the condition which affects the intestines and it has been known to cause problems for him in the past. The band plan to return home shortly and will embark on a U.S. tour later this month.

We Go To Rehab From Here
Filter have called off all of their upcoming touring plans as a result of band frontman Richard Patrick deciding to check himself into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility. Patrick issued the following statement regarding the situation:
"I want to apologize to all my friends and fans for having to cancel these upcoming shows, but right now I'm concerned about my health and want to get back into the best physical and mental condition to go back on the road next year."
No other details were made available in regards to what Patrick is being treated for. Trapt, who were set to open a wealth of the bands U.S. dates have also issued a statement through their official website, www.trapt.com.

Refilling The Pool
Drowning Pool have confirmed their plans to continue on together following the recent death of band frontman Dave Williams. Speaking to Launch band guitarist C.J. Pierce had the following to say:
"just started jamming again a week ago, writing new songs. We're gonna try to keep this thing going...try to find someone else who fits with us. We're not ready yet to bring somebody in; we're still getting used to the fact this is how it's gonna be. The last couple days it's been easier. We've just been coming in with new material we like and getting excited about playing again. We know we're gonna work somebody in here pretty soon. It may take a few months; it may take a few years. I hope it doesn't take long, 'cause I really love to play."

Track List Hunter
Demon Hunter have set the tentative track listing to their forthcoming self-titled Solid State debut, it shapes up as follows:
01 - "Screams Of The Undead"
02 - "I Have Seen Where It Grows"
03 - "Infected"
04 - "My Throat Is An Open Grave"
05 - "Through The Black"
06 - "Turn Your Back And Run"
07 - "And The Sky Went Red"
08 - "As We Went"
09 - "A Broken Upper Hand"
10 - "The Gauntlet"
The album will see a release on October 22nd.

Rollin' Tour
The Kottonmouth Kings have lined up a new string of dates, here's where they'll be playing:
October 08th West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
October 09th Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
October 10th Pomona, CA - The Glass House
October 18th Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
October 19th Spokane, WA - Fat Tuesday
October 20th Seattle, WA - Graceland
October 21st Boise, ID - The Big Easy
October 24th Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Music Hall
October 25th Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
October 27th Fargo, ND - Playmakers's Pavillion
October 29th Minneapolis, MN - The Quest
October 31st Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
November 01st Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
November 02nd Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont
November 03rd Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
November 05th Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theater
November 06th Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo
November 07th Toledo, OH - Hard Hat Concert Hall
November 09th Chicago, IL - House of Blues
November 11th New York, NY - B.B. King's
The band will release their new album "Rollin' Stoned" next week on October 08th while their DVD release "Stoners Reeking Havoc" will land in stores on October 22nd.

Believe In Disturbed
Disturbed recently filmed a video in Los Angeles, CA for their new single "Believe". The song is the title track to the groups recently released new album and will begin airing shortly.

Red Smiles
Vex Red will be shipping their track "Can't Smile" to radio for adds on October 29th.

Dead Saliva Vents
Initial dates for the upcoming Saliva, AUDIOVENT and Theory Of A Deadman tour have been announced, here's where you can catch them:
October 24th Lubbock, TX - Pavilion
October 25th Amarillo, TX - South Beach
October 26th San Angelo, TX - Santa Fe Junction
October 29th New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
October 30th Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
November 01st Dallas, TX - Canyon Club
November 04th Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's
November 05th Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
November 08th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
November 10th Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
November 12th Washington DC - 930 Club
November 19th Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol
November 20th Cleveland, OH - Odeon
November 22nd Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
November 23rd Detroit, MI - Harpo's

Developing Planet Evolves
Endo have been added to the Florida dates of the upcoming (hed)p.e./Nonpoint November tour, dates and venues are TBA. The band recently completed recording and mixing their upcoming new album which they will release early next year through DV8/Columbia.

Shooting Dates
Earshot have announced a slew of new dates, they are as follows:
October 01st Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
October 02nd Madison, WI - The Annex
October 03rd Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
October 04th Memphis, TN - Hard Rock Cafe
October 05th Chattanooga, TN - The Bay
October 06th Knoxville, TN - Blue Cats
October 08th Utica, NY - Rock & Roll Preserve
October 09th Boston, MA - Axis
October 11th Hershey, PA - Shakey's
October 12th Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Civic Center
October 13th New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
October 14th Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
October 17th Jonesboro, AR - ASU Convocation Center
October 19th Kansas City, MO - Kansas City International Raceway
October 22nd Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill Nite Club
October 27th The Woodlands, TX - C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
October 31st Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

Heading To January
A tentative January 14th release date for Machine Head's forthcoming and as of yet untitled new live album has been slated by Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam. The album consists of a performance which took place at the Brixton Academy last December.

A New Set Pt.2
Downset. have announced two U.K. dates, they are:
November 15th Brighton - Concorde 2
November 16th London - Camden Underworld

One Minute Taste
One Minute Silence have been holed up in a Cornwall studio over the past few months recording their as of yet untitled brand new album with producers John Leckie (Radiohead, John Lennon) and John Cornfield (Muse, Feeder). The group are expecting to release the effort in May 2003. In other news, the band will be releasing a limited edition EP entitled "Revolution EP" on January 27th through Taste Media, it will contain two new songs, two live tracks plus a video and a digital interview when it lands in shops. The EP will coincide with the bands upcoming U.K. club tour with Fony, dates for which are as follows:
January 20th Leicester - Charlotte
January 21st Glasgow - Cathouse
January 22nd Manchester - Hop and Grape
January 23rd Colchester - Arts Centre
January 24th London - Camden Barfly
January 25th Exeter - Phoenix
January 26th Salisbury - Arts Centre

Bothersome Tour
A few new dates have been announced for the Stone Sour, Chevelle and Sinch tour, they are as follows:
October 22nd Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Live
October 23rd San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
October 24th Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
October 25th Tulsa, OK - The Other Side
October 27th Albequerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
October 28th Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium

Broken In Remixes
An official remix of Stutterfly's track "Life's Disease" done by APX has been made available online for download in mp3 format here. The original version of the song is featured on the groups latest offering "Broken In Pieces".

Bruising Download
Ünloco have posted an mp3 of their new track "Bruises" online over at their official website www.unloco.com. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new album "Becoming I", which will see a release through Maverick in the spring of 2003. In other news, the group are expecting to embark on a 5 week tour with Kittie in the near future, more details will be announced shortly.