After downloading several tracks of the Rage Against the Machine and Chris Cornell project only to find 40 seconds of actual song intertwined with 3-4 minutes of dead air, one can assume Epic Records is being proactive by distributing ‘fake’ tracks to combate the file sharing of the new album, a tactic that Interscope used in the weeks ahead of accidental leak of ‘The Eminem Show’. Be aware of this tactic if you’re downloading the tracks.
MTV News reports Andrew WK has been offered the chance to replace the Ozzfest slot previously held by the unnamed group featuring Chris Cornell and members of Rage Against the Machine. Nothing is official yet as the parties are working out the scheduling and other terms, but Andrew is said to be enthusiastic about the possibility according to his manager. Read more.
CDNow.com reports Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has offered his band’s services to this summer’s Ozzfest while taking a shot at Chris Cornell and his former band Soundgarden as well as Rage Against The Machine. Eisen said, “I was never a fan of either band. So [the breakup] is kind of irrelevant to me, but maybe it will leave a space on Ozzfest for us!”
MTV News reports Chris Cornell has dropped out of the new project he had going with the members of Rage Against The Machine. A reason for the split wasn’t given by Cornell’s manager, who said only that the project was “no longer moving forward.” The PRP reported last Friday that it was rumored Cornell’s heart wasn’t fully into the project and as such he was taking extremely long to finalize his vocal parts for the bands material, a factor which reportedly caused tension within the band. The group also had been booked on this summer’s Ozzfest, but that won’t be going down now. Read more.
All Star reports despite claims that the Rage Against the Machine/Chris Cornell project would drop February 26 on Epic Records, a source close to the band says that won’t happen. But the wait won’t be too much longer, as the source says March is a more reasonable release date while the band is still recording songs and trying to decide on what to call itself.