Apparently yesterday’s message on the home page of Metal-Sludge.com was some sort of temporary glitch or something… In any event, they have a ‘State of the Sludge’ address that apparently talks of some controversy surrounding the site, which may have led to the site being dead yesterday.
Ahead of System of a Down’s Toxicity release today and P.O.D’s Satellite next Tuesday, Tom Moon is talking the end of teen pop dominating the face of TRL. Moon says, “Suddenly the slot dominated all summer by the pained whimpering of boy bands in love – and the rotating Willa Ford-Mandy Moore-Destiny’s Child peep show – was overrun with clanging guitars. A fervent rock backbeat. Two singers screaming in tandem as though determined to penetrate the media din by sheer lung power alone. It felt good. It was overdue.” Philly.com has since removed the article.
Went to visit Metal-Sludge.com today and was disappointed to see “We Came We Sludged We Kicked Your Ass” on the home page… and that’s it. Apparently the $.20 CPM that Musicvision’s been paying wasn’t enough for them to keep it going. Too bad.
Staind’s Break The Cycle debuted at #1 in the UK, #2 in Ireland, and #6 in Australia. The band has played several European festivals to help develop their following outside of the US. The group will tour back in the US for the Family Values Tour beginning in October.
Shawn Crahan (‘Clown’) tells Launch.com that the Slipknot Iowa album has them excited. Crahan admits, “It’s an amazing, amazing, amazing album and it’s going to blow people away. I don’t live my life for you. I never have, I never will. I don’t have anything to prove to anyone in this world. I only have to prove it to myself, and then I have to prove it to my brothers in my band.”
MTV is reporting Fred Durst is now the father of a 7-pound, 3-ounce baby boy. Fred and the baby’s unidentified mother chose the name Dallas.
Durst also has a daughter from a previous relationship.
WENN reports Dave Grohl is commenting on the late Kurt Cobain’s struggles to cope with Nirvana’s success while he was partying it up and laughing it off.
Grohl reveals, “Kurt definitely had a lot more inner pain than I did. The whole time the band was blowing up, I was laughing my a*** off, thinking, ‘This is absolutely ridiculous. These people are getting duped somehow.’ I don’t think Kurt’s reaction was the same.”
Reuters reports the members of U2 sang at the funeral of Paul Hewson, Bono’s father last Friday in Dublin. A witness revealed, “They sang beautifully, not as a band, but as individuals.” Bono’s father had battled cancer until his passing last Tuesday.
Launch.com reports Bush has completed work on Golden State and ready for its release on new label, Atlantic Records, on October 23rd. The CD’s first single is due out September 18th and is titled Speed Kills.
Dotmusic reports Metallica have again taken to the courts this time to go after MHT Luxury Alloys, who have been producing wheels called ‘The Metallica’. An MHT spokesman denies any intention of ripping off the band’s name saying, “My boss is 48-years-old and doesn’t know much about the music industry. The wheels were metal, so he called it the Metallica. That’s all there was to it.”