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 eattheday.com:
"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 www.clonemetal.dk, 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:
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
10. Power Struggle
12. Outer Space
13. Your Own Pace
15. Waiting For You (version 2)