Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell believes that illegal downloads are ultimately hurting, and not helping, professional musicians like himself.
"I don't really think the Internet is a great thing for music, and it certainly isn't for artists," Cantrell stated in a recent interview. "Maybe for artists that are up-and-coming or whatever that don't have a record deal to get your music out there it's great, but once you worked your whole damn life to create this business for yourself, to have people be able to buy one of your records and put it on the computer for free and everybody can just get that instead of your own record, that's revenue lost to you. And you put years and years of your life into this and that's something that's really disgusting to me. It's just a new-fangled way to get ripped off, and it seems this business is real conducive to that."
Cantrell added that he is also not a fan of unauthorized concert recordings.
"Being ripped...You can put it out however you want to, a butt-fuck is a butt-fuck, you know, and that's basically what you're getting (laughs)," the guitarist said. "It doesn't matter if whether you're lubed or not. That's basically the only difference. Sometimes you get kissed and lubed, other times you don't. You just bend over and take it. You fight back and take it back for yourself wherever you can, you know?"
Is he gay or something... ? *lol*
SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: I'm Not A Guy Who Screams All The Time
In an interview published in the current issue of Britain's Kerrang! magazine (dated August 17, 2002), SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor admits that he has not spoken to his bandmates in several months and reveals that he has received very little feedback from the rest of the group on his STONE SOUR project.
"I haven't talked to [the other guys in SLIPKNOT] in awhile," Corey says. "They've been doing their own thing, I've been so busy with [STONE SOUR]. I've talked to [SLIPKNOT drummer] Joey [Jordison] a couple of times. He's having a good time in the MURDERDOLLS. I feel that if they can't be happy with the fact that I'm happy right now [doing STONE SOUR], then why are we doing it in the first place, you know?!
"[SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown] said some shit about me and Joey about how we'd better realize that it's all fun and good to do this side-project shit," Taylor continues. "Which pissed me off, because STONE SOUR is not a side project, it's an actual band. He said that if our side-projects get in the way of SLIPKNOT that we're going to have to answer to him� This is coming from a guy who hasn't called me in six months."
"I just want to prove a point [with STONE SOUR]. That I'm not just a guy who screams all the time. That I can do other stuff besides SLIPKNOT. And that if you put your fucking mind to it, you can do anything. I couldn't do a song like 'Bother' in SLIPKNOT. It just wouldn't fit in, and it wouldn't be right."
"I'm much more comfortable with myself now than I was five years ago, much more committed and willing to do anything I can to make my dreams come true. Before, being in Des Moines, you could only go so far. With SLIPKNOT, I've seen the world, and I've seen what can happen when you apply yourself and when you work your ass off, and you give something to people that's worthwhile.
"If you sit on your ass, you don't get anything done. Even when SLIPKNOT get back together, because we haven't written anything for the new album yet, we're going to be starting from square one. And if they don't need me and they don't need [SLIPKNOT guitarist and STONE SOUR bandmate] Jim [Root] , fuck it, we'll go back out on the road again."
The beginning of the end for Slipknot?..
TOMMY LEE To Release New Single, Continue Touring
TOMMY LEE has set "Ashamed" (featuring an appearance by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno) as the next single from his latest solo CD, Never A Dull Moment. In other news, Lee is planning on returning to the road in October for more headlining dates. Says bassist Marty O'Brien: "We will be back in Los Angeles in 5 days.. I look forward to a break, but I only want a very short one. We will be home all through September, with the exception of flying out every weekend to play random radio festivals that whole month. In October, we should start a whole new leg of the tour (I hope)."
THE RAMONES Tribute Album: New Release Date, Final Track Listing Revealed
The much-anticipated tribute album to THE RAMONES, entitled We're A Happy Family, has been pushed back to a tentative November 5th release through DV8/Columbia Records.
The complete track listing (in correct sequence) for the CD is as follows:
01. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS � "Havana Affair"
02. ROB ZOMBIE - "Blitzkrieg Bop"
03. EDDIE VEDDER w/ZEKE - "I Believe In Miracles"
04. METALLICA - "53rd & 3rd"
05. U2 - "Beat On The Brat"
06. KISS - "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?"
07. MARILYN MANSON - "KKK Took My Baby Away"
08. GARBAGE - "I Just Want To Have Something To Do"
09. GREEN DAY - "Outsider"
10. PRETENDERS - "Something To Believe In"
11. RANCID - "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
12. PETE YORN - "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
13. THE OFFSPRING - "I Wanna Be Sedated"
14. ROONEY - "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"
15. TOM WAITS - "Return of Jackie & Judy"
16. EDDIE VEDDER w/ZEKE - "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love)"*
*Limited edition bonus track on all initial pressings
DAVE WILLIAMS Autopsy "Inconclusive"
An autopsy conducted Thursday morning on the body of deceased DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams proved inconclusive, according to a Prince William County police spokesperson. A cause of death is expected to be determined from toxicology tests, which generally take four to six weeks.
A public service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday at the Plano Center, 200 East Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, Texas.
Flowers can be sent care of:
Hwy 75 at Exit 38
McKinney, TX 75069
Anything other than flowers can be sent to:
P.O. Box 1007
McKinney, TX 75070