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According to LiveDaily, Alice Cooper will be presenting an award to Chris Cornell (ex-Soundgarden, ex-Audioslave) on May 11th at the third annual Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert in Hollywood, CA. It's the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for Cornell's "dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process." The MusiCares MAP fund "provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation."
Slayer and Marilyn Manson recently announced that they will co-headline a North American major-market summer tour, set to kick off July 25th on the East Coast. Plans are for the tour to play some 25 cities and wrap up early September on the West Coast.
The first dates for the trek have surfaced and are as follows:
8/5 - PNC Band Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
8/31 - Reliant Arena - Houston, TX
A full, confirmed schedule will be announced shortly.
Helix have inked a new deal with Sanctuary Records. As previously reported, Helix' new CD, which will be released in July/August, will be called The Power Of Rock n’ Roll. It will be a combination of their recent Get Up! EP plus four brand new tracks: 'Fill Your Head With Rock', 'Nickels & Dimes', 'Livin’ Life Large' and 'Eat My Dust'. As well as taking on the new CD, Sanctuary is also licensing seven CDs in their back catalogue: Breaking Loose, White Lace & Black Leather, B-Sides, Half-alive, Back for Another Taste, Rockin’ In My Outer Space, and Live! In Buffalo.
San Francisco-based '80s rockers Dirty Looks have resurfaced, 11 years after calling it a day. According to an update, "Danish-born vocalist/guitarist Henrik Ostergaard is back in the studio working on tracks for an upcoming Dirty Looks release. Over the last month, Henrik has been in the studio preparing new tunes and although no details yet on personnel involved or a release date, sources are saying the new material is 'killer'." For more info visit Dirtylooksmusic.com.
The full-length, uncensored version of Machine Head's new video for the song 'Aesthetics Of Hate' is now available at the band's official website. Go to this location to check it out. The song is taken from the band's new album, The Blackening.
Metal Church singer Ronny Munroe has his final lineup set for his solo project. He has recruited his former Rottweiller bandmates Rick Van Zandt on guitar, Izzy Rehaume on bass and Doug Marapodi on drums and Q-5/TKO/Nightshade guitarist Rick Pierce. Ronny is glad to keep the band local to the Seattle area. Look for Ronny Munroe's band to do some warm-up dates in September along with playing at the upcoming Clive Aid (www.cliveaid.com) on September 22nd at the L.A. Forum. Ronny is currently working on demo songs for his new CD. Look for a new Ronny Munroe full length CD to be released in the near future.
AJ Cavalier, lead singer of Soil, has just finished producing the first three songs for Corning, NY's Self Made Self. Those songs can be heard at www.myspace.com/selfmadeself.
Former American Head Charge guitarist Nick Quijano is forming a new band and is looking for musicians. His people posted the following message online: "Currently, Nick is appearing in a Basson Sound Equipment advertisement for NAMM music festival and other nationally published magazines. He is now writing and recording for his very own band. Nick is planning to release the new album and to rock the European tour circuit in late 2007. He is searching for the right musicians to fill various slots in the band. If you would like to audition for a part in nick's new band, please drop a line here or email nick at email@example.com. currently looking for vocals, guitar, bass, drums, samples, keys, and anyone else that has something unique to offer."