Jimmy Eat World Pulls Album, Cancels Shows

Rock group Jimmy Eat World have decided to postpone the release of their new album, Bleed American, and a number of tour dates in response to the horrific terrorism that hit the US on Tuesday.

A message on the official site reads: “We apologize, but we hope you understand this is beyond our control. Our thoughts are with the people who have lost their lives in this horrible tragedy, as well as with their families and friends.”

Pantera In Sorrow Over Terrorist Attacks

Pantera issued the following statement concerning their tour cancellation and thoughts towards the terrorist attacks in the US Tuesday, “There are no words worthy to express the sorrow we feel for those who lost loved ones in yesterday’s terrible tragedy. We have made the decision to cancel our participation in the upcoming Tattoo the Planet tour of Europe that was scheduled to begin tomorrow, Thursday (Sept. 13) (see related story, this page). We apologize to our international friends and fans that we planned on jamming and partying with, but there is absolutely nothing in the world worth compromising their safety or ours.”

Weezer Issues Statement Re: Terrorist Attacks

Weezer issued a statement on their official site, weezer.net, concerning the tragic terrorist attacks that occurred on Tuesday. In it, the band writes, “The horror, and the music … Like you, we’ve all been following the story of these horrifying acts of terrorism, and we are all just as stunned and shocked as you. Normal life stuff, including the very act of being in a touring rock band, seems incredibly strange.”
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U2 Manager Pissed At Band’s Universal Label

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Worldpop reports U2’s manager Paul McGuinness is furious with the band’s label, Universal, for their weak efforts to make the band #1 in the US charts.

McGuiness says, “It was extremely annoying that U2 didn’t go to No 1. It was particularly annoying that it was dislodged by another artist from the same company.”

Some are speculating U2 are so upset at Universal that after the current Elevation world tour the band will release only studio albums and not tour again.

Jonathan Davis Talks New Korn Album

MTV talked to Korn’s Jonathan Davis to talk about the band’s fifth album. The singer has been in Vancouver to record the vocals to the album and revealed, “I know we always say this about [our] albums, but this is the heaviest and the best thing we’ve ever done. I’m really excited about it.”
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Offspring Album Forsaw Terror

Launch.com talked to the Offspring’s Dexter Holland who talked about the reasoning behind the band’s album title, Conspiracy Of One.

Holland told Launch, “A generation ago, people were afraid of the U.S.S.R. as an entity, as something to be afraid of in terms of whatever–if there was a threat of nuclear Armageddon or something. Whereas nowadays, I think what would happen is it would be much more likely to be a guy from Libya or Yemen.”

Gwen Stefani’s Style Examined

US Weekly talked to No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani about her innovative dress style.

Stefani tells the mag, “Being in a band, you can wear whatever you want – it’s like an excuse for Halloween every day.”
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Regis Behe Talks To Built To Spill

Ahead of their concert at Rosebud in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, columnist Regis Behe talked to Built To Spill’s Doug Martsch. Martsch admits he creates music in a pretty freestyle matter saying, “I just goof around on the guitar until I stumble across things. I never set out to make any kind of music at all. And then it all kind of falls into place.”

Martsch also says trying to label a band like his is a problem too admitting, “I don’t know what we sound like, either because there are lots of things going on. But I feel that way about lots of bands. And, we’re one of the last bands that sounds original.”

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AP Profiles System Of A Down

For those of you unfamiliar with System of A Down, the Associated Press talked to the band where guitarist Daron Malakian said the band’s eclectic sound gives them a freedom apart from other bands. Daron admits, “It’s cool for us because it lets us express every single one of our emotions — anger, love, depression — along with politics and sexuality.We’re a band that sells records, but we’re not a band that sells records that’s confined to any one thing.” Read more.

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