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Formed: 2002
From: Knoxville, TN, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Based in Knoxville, TN, 10 Years is an alternative hard rock band with an unique sound. Formed in 2002, 10 Years created a strong underground following with their independent release Killing All That Holds You. In 2005, 10 Years signed with Republic/Universal Records, entered the studio with producer Josh Abraham (Staind, Velvet Revolver) and recorded their debut album The Autumn Effect.

10 Years has evolved from a wake of high school metal bands, to the more melodic, heavy fusion of The Autumn Effect. More recently, 10 Years has opened for the likes of big name bands such as Velvet Revolver and Static-X.

Latest 10 Years News

Below is our complete 10 Years news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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10 Years Drummer Gives New Album Update

Launch Radio Networks reports: 10 YEARS drummer Brian Vodinh has posted an update at the band's MySpace page about the progress of their second album. He indicated that the group has written 30 to 40 songs and is looking for a new producer after the initial production team didn't work out. As for the new material, Vodinh wrote, "We have punk rock songs that will make your neck cramp from trying to do that real quick punk head-bang type thing, to happy sounding poppy love songs that will make you wanna dance around in a field of really big flowers...I really feel pretty confident in saying that we have run the gamut of musical genres with all the material we have written."

Vodinh also indicated that the band has had "knock-down drag-out fights" with its management, in addition to dealing with a record label that is "just simply confusing," all of which has contributed to "building tension within the band."

He added that while "this has truly become the most difficult and confusing time in all of our lives," he promised that the results will be "the strongest 10 YEARS you will ever see" and "the best record we can possibly make."

The band was at one point slated to begin recording in February.

The next 10 YEARS outing will follow up 2005's "The Autumn Effect", which featured the singles "Wasteland", "Through The Iris" and "Waking Up".

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Man Convicted Of Murder After Korn Concert Death

Michael Scott Axley has been convicted of felony murder and aggravated assault charges after he punched and killed Andy Richardson at the Family Values Tour stop in Atlanta, GA last year.

The victim, 30-year-old Andy Richardson of Atlanta, was attending a concert by KORN at the HiFi Buys Ampitheater. Atlanta police homicide Detective Brett Zimbrick testified at the hearing that Richardson was knocked to the ground by a punch from Axley, fatally hit his head on the concrete floor at the former Lakewood Ampitheater and was punched twice more as he lay unconscious.

UPDATE: As pointed out by moko in the comments (and confirmed by other sources), Axley was indicted on the charges of felony murder and aggravated assault, not convicted.

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"Family Values Tour 2006" Album Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the new compilation album 'Family Values Tour 2006', released Tuesday (December 26). The disc features music from Korn, Deftones, 10 Years, Flyleaf, Stone Sour, Deadsy, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.

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10 Years Give Studio Update

10 Years posted a bulletin on MySpace recently about how they're coming along with their new album:

"We are about 2 months away from officially starting to record our second album and with around 10-12 songs under our belt already we couldn't be feeling any better. We are reaching places with these new songs that we have never been and it feels really, really good. There is a new and really refreshing energy surrounding the new material and these songs really feel like they were made to play in front of people.

Being home around family, friends, and even our pets has really been inspiring. More updates to come......keep checking back."

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Family Values Tour 2006 CD/DVD E-Card Online

An e-card for 'The Family Values Tour 2006' CD/DVD is now available online. The album and DVD will be sold separately and will hit stores on December 26th.

The Family Values 2006 CD and DVDs feature main stage bands Korn, Deftones, Flyleaf, Stone Sour, Dir En Grey, Deadsy, and 10 Years.

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10 Years Stops Touring To Concentrate On Writing

Launch Radio Networks reports: 10 YEARS has revealed on its MySpace page that the band will not tour anymore for the rest of the year, opting instead to begin working on its next album. Singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that the band has been toying with song ideas during its last few months on the road, but now has to focus on piecing them together. "It's very difficult to go through a whole song structure when all your gear is packed up in the trailer, and honestly, after you play five out of seven days, sometimes you just want to sit," he said. "So, yeah, we need to definitely get in a room and hash it out. We work well together when we have a confined area with no distractions. That's when we really, really work hard."

Guitarist Matt Wantland posted on MySpace that the band was about to begin the writing process for its next CD, adding, "We have grown and changed in so many ways in (these) past 18 months, everything you have taught us, shown us, admitted to us, asked of us, has been building inside of us, and is about to be released through strings and drums and words."

Wantland also thanked the group's fans for sticking with the band and buying "over 400,000 copies" of its debut disc, "The Autumn Effect".

10 YEARS finished up its 18 months on the road with a slot on this past summer's Family Values tour, alongside KORN, DEFTONES and others.

"The Autumn Effect" featured the singles "Wasteland", "Through The Iris" and "Waking Up".

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Allele Announce More Tour Dates

ALLELE hits the road this week for a nearly 2 month run of dates including a handful of shows with 10 Years and Evans Blue. Allele's tour dates follow:

9/24 Hilton Head, SC Monkey Business w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves
9/26 Columbia, SC Headliners w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves
9/27 Jacksonville, NC Northwoods Music Hall w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves
9/28 Murfreesboro, NC Zakks Coffeehouse
9/29 Johnson City, TN Rafters w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves
9/30 Chatanooga, TN Fathom w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves
10/1 Louisville, KY The Corner w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves
10/2 Spingfield, IL The Warehouse w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves
10/4 Little Rock, AR Clear Channel Metroplex w/ 10 Years, Crossfade, 32 Leaves, The Frail Division
10/5 Jackson, MS Rain w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves
10/6 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves
10/7 Baton Rouge, LA Click’s Billiards
10/10 Manhattan, KS PJ'S Pub
10/12 Wichita, KS JC's House of Rock
10/13 Creve Coeur, IL Tops N Tails
10/14 Escanaba, MI The Delft Nightclub
10/19 Detroit, MI TNT's
10/21 Morgantown, WV Fuel w/ Fifth Column, Offset
11/4 Murfreesboro, NC Zakks Coffeehouse

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10 Years Post Live Videos Online

10 Years, who are currently on tour with the Family Values tour, have released several live videos. The videos were shot in May 2006 by a friend of the band, Chad Calek, at the Whiskey a Go Go in LA. They are also available on their website and Myspace pages, but here are some direct links:



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Allele To Tour With 10 Years

Allele has announced plans to tour with 10 Years and Evans Blue next month. Dates for the tour will be announced shortly. The band has also announced the following headlining dates:

August 5th in Marietta, GA @ The Dark Side
August 23rd in Kansas City, MO @ The Grand Emporium
August 25th in Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
August 26th in Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club
September 1st in Beaumont, TX @ Antone's
September 8th in Baton Rouge, LA @ Click's Billiards

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More Details In Korn Concert Beating

Andy Richardson, who was badly beaten in a fight at a Family Values concert, has since passed. More details about the events that lead to the fight and his death have been revealed. Here are some excerpts from an AZCentral article adding to what had already been reported here:

"We just went out there to have a good night," said one friend, Eddie Arellano. "It was starting off fun. And then this whole thing turned into a nightmare."

According to Arellano and others at the concert, there was a group of rowdy men at the show.

"These guys were just way too drunk. They had too many fights," Arellano said.

Earlier in the evening, some of the rowdies tumbled down a hill, crashing into Richardson and his friends. There was a brief scuffle, according to Bernice Averil, who was in Richardson's group. A little later, the rowdies returned and one of them snatched Richardson's cap.

"When they took his hat he stood up and said 'We've already had a fight. I don't want to have any problems,' " Arellano said, describing the moments just before the punch. "The guy threw the hat back at him. And when he (Richardson) caught it, the guy hit him in the face and he hit the ground and hit the concrete with the back of his head. He just collapsed.

"His face was bloody. It was bad. It was horrible," said Arellano, who was Richardson's roommate.

The person who threw the punch and that person's friend ran off, Arellano said.

Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Coleman said homicide detectives "have people of interest" but no arrests had been made. Police have a "vague description" of the person who threw the punch, according to Sgt. Kevin Iosty.

Jack Gannon, a spokesman for House of Blues, a California-based company that has a sponsorship deal with what's now called HiFi Buys Amphitheater, said the incident was "unfortunate and tragic" and that the company is "cooperating fully with the Atlanta Police Department investigation."

Read the full article at AZ Central.

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Few VMA Nominations For Heavy Bands This Year

The only notable "heavy" bands nominated for 2006's MTV Video Music Awards are Avenged Sevenfold and 10 Years. Avenged Sevenfold was nominated for Best New Artist In A Video for their video for "Bat Country". 10 Years was nominated for Best Direction In A Video and Best Art Direction In A Video for their "Wasteland" video, directed by Kevin Kerslake.

You can read about all the rest of the mainstream nominations in the full MTV.com article.

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Headline News

Man Badly Beaten At Family Values Concert

A 30-year-old man who was beaten in the mosh pit at the Family Values show at Atlanta's Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater on Sunday night is hospitalized and on life support after being declared brain dead. According to Atlanta's WSB-TV, 30-year-old Andy Richardson is in critical condition following the fight, during which two unidentified men attacked him in the mosh pit after Richardson asked the men to be careful not to hurt his pregnant girlfriend and a mentally challenged child they had with them.

"Can you imagine your child goes to a concert and be killed for it, because of people out there fighting to have a quote unquote good time?" Richardson's mom, Gloria told the station. "And I'm angry. I'm very angry. Why were the police not there to stop them?"

A friend of Richardson's who attended the Korn-headlined show with him, Edgar Arellano, said the fight broke out after Richardson asked the men to be careful, but it ended soon after that and the men left the area. "We were all enjoying the concert, we were having a good time, until these two guys came around," Arellano said, adding that the men showed up again and one of them punched Richardson in the head, knocking him head first onto the concrete.

"He was unconscious. He had blood all over his face when I picked him up," Arellano said.

WSB-TV reported that homicide investigators are looking into the beating, but have only a vague description of the suspects. A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department could not be reached for comment at press time. A spokesperson for the amphitheater could not be reached for comment.

Richardson's mother said her son is brain dead and on life support and is not expected to live.

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Korn Setlist For Family Values Tour And More

KORN officially resurrected the Family Values tour last night (Saturday, July 29) in Antioch, Tennessee, with a line-up featuring DEFTONES, 10 YEARS, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and others. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Intro
02. Right Now
03. Politics
04. Twist
05. Love Song
06. A.D.I.D.A.S.
07. Falling Away From Me
08. Ball Tounge
09. Lodi Dodi
10. Coming Undone
11. Got The Life
12. Throw Me Away
13. Shoots & Ladders
14. Wicked
15. Here To Stay
16. Thoughtless
17. Freak On A Leash
18. Hollow Life (Acoustic)
19. Twisted Transistor
20. Y'all Want A Single
21. Blind

According to KornUnleashed.net, highlights of the show included:

* Chino Moreno of the DEFTONES and Jonathan Davis playing "Wicked" for the first time in over six years.
* KORN leaving the stage and coming in the middle of the crowd to perform an acoustic set of "Hollow Life".
* The Family Values 2006 tour drew more people than any other event held at the Starwood Amphitheater.
* STONE SOUR performing "Through Glass" live for the first time ever.

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10 Years Prep For Family Vaules Tour, 2nd Single

After selling more than 320,000 CD's of their latest release, "The Autumn Effect," their last single for "Wasteland" charting #1 on the Active Rock chart and #1 on the Alternative chart for more than 9 months, 10 YEARS will hit the road with the Family Values Tour.. Along with 10 Years, the tour boasts the heavy hitting lineup featuring; KORN, DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF, BURY YOUR DEAD and more making this the 'must see' tour this summer. 10 YEARS is also getting ready to release their highly anticipated next single for the track "Waking Up."

According to 10 YEARS drummer Brian Vodinh "We are excited to perform on the Family Values Tour. We respect and look up to many of these bands but we are mainly looking to prove ourselves to the hard rock community. This time around we refuse to bring out any flashy production just to undoubtedly display to everyone that if you give us a stage and some instruments we will kick your fuckin ass no matter what. We are on the verge of a gold record, more than a half-million fans don't lie."

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"Korn Karaoke" OK With Jonathan Davis

Launch Radio Networks reports: When KORN singer Jonathan Davis was hospitalized in London last month with a rare blood disorder, the rest of his band still played at England's Download Festival, performing a 30-minute set with guest frontmen from 10 YEARS, SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and others. Davis told Launch that he couldn't have been more grateful to everyone involved. "I was very thankful that they did that and it was overwhelming to get, you know, that respect, to have those guys go up and do that, and then that the crowd responded to it well," he said. "You know, all we wanted to do was try and play some kind of show for those fans that paid to come see us. I know I wasn't there, but we tried to do what we could do, and I think it worked out great. Everybody did their best to pull off what I do, so I was stoked."

The singer added that he thought Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR did the best job.

Davis is currently recovering at home in Los Angeles from the infection, called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), which sent his blood platelet count plummeting to dangerously low levels.

KORN will be joined by DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, 10 YEARS and other acts on the Family Values tour, which begins on July 27 in Virginia Beach.

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Peeping Tom Added To Family Values Tour

According to a posting on the KORN fan site KornUnleashed.net, PEEPING TOM — the new project of Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, TOMAHAWK, FANTOMAS) — has been added to The Family Values Tour 2006. The band will reportedly join the tour's second-stage lineup along with already confirmed acts 10 YEARS, BURY YOUR DEAD, BULLETS AND OCTANE and DEADSY.

The Family Values Tour 2006 billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:


Second Stage:


With the addition of a second stage and many top rock acts, fans will get even greater value from the Live Nation-produced Family Values Tour, as the festival features $9.99 lawn tickets and value-priced seating available at every outdoor amphitheatre along the tour route, making it one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

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Korn Pull Out Of Ireland's Download Festival

KORN have cancelled their June 11 appearance in Dublin, Ireland for the Download Festival 2006, promoters Aiken Promotions have announced.

The cancellation comes after KORN singer Jonathan Davis was admitted to a hospital in London for undisclosed reasons, forcing him to miss the band's appearance at U.K.'s Download Festival, taking place today at Donington Park.

KORN were scheduled to play at the RDS Arena in Dublin before headliners METALLICA.

KORN performed a shortened 30-minute set on the main stage of Day 2 of the U.K.'s Download Festival today (June 10) with a variety of guests helping out on vocals, including singers from SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEVILDRIVER and TRIVIUM. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. It's On! (with Jesse Hasek from 10 YEARS)
02. Falling Away from Me (with M Shadows from AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
03. Somebody Someone (with Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER)
04. Coming Undone (with Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER)
05. A.D.I.D.A.S. (with Benji Webbe from SKINDRED)
06. Clown (with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
07. Freak on a Leash (with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
08. Blind (with Matt Heafy from TRIVIUM)

Check out pictures of KORN from Day 2 of the Download Festival on June 10, 2006 in Castle Donington, England (courtesy of Getty Images):

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10 Years Line Up More Shows

Launch Radio Networks reports: 10 YEARS is lining up more headlining U.S. dates for the summer, with five shows in late June and early July tentatively confirmed and more to be announced shortly. The group will take SOIL and FAKTION out as support on the trek. 10 YEARS just completed its first-ever headlining jaunt in support of its 2005 debut album, "The Autumn Effect".

Singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that the band and its crew have found a new way to pass the time on tour when they're not traveling, playing or doing interviews. "Recently, a lot of the guys have gotten together to form a workout alliance," he said. "We all try to exercise and we found out the payoff to that is we feel a lot better, and we wake up not feeling like we've been hit by a train. We wake up and feel like we have energy for a change."

10 YEARS shot two new music videos last Monday (May 22) at the legendary Whisky A Go Go club in Los Angeles, for the band's current single, "Through The Iris", and the title track of "The Autumn Effect".

10 YEARS recently made an EP of four acoustic tracks available exclusively through the iTunes online music store. The digital EP includes unplugged versions of "Wasteland" and "Through The Iris".

Tentative 10 YEARS tour dates:

Jun. 20 - Beaumont, TX - Cactus Canyon
Jun. 21 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
Jun. 24 - Pensacola, FL - Seville Quarter
Jun. 25 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's
Jul. 02 - El Paso, TX - El Paso Country Coliseum (w/ PUDDLE OF MUDD)

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10 Years Singer Not Ready To Go All-Digital

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: 10 YEARS recently made an EP of four acoustic tracks available exclusively through the iTunes online music store. While he likes the idea of selling music digitally, 10 YEARS singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that he doesn't see it replacing CDs. "I mean, that could very possibly happen, but me personally, I guess you could call me old-fashioned," he said. "I'm still into buying records and having something tangible in my hand, and flipping through the booklet and looking at the artwork and the lyrics. But I think it's a really convenient tool for everyone to tap into if it's done right."

The digital EP includes unplugged versions of the band's first rock radio hit, "Wasteland", as well as its current single, "Through The Iris".

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

Here is the full track listing: More...

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