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Official Family Values Tour Lineup Announced

The official line-up for the 2007 edition of the Family Values Tour has been announced. The tour, which will be co-headlined by Korn and Evanescence, will also feature Atreyu, Flyleaf, Trivium and Hellyeah. Talk of Aiden being on the tour was apparently premature and rumors of Lamb of God and Sevendust being on the tour had already been shot down.

Davis, Korn guitarist Munky, Vinnie and Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas announced the tour on VirtualMTV.com in what was billed as the F--- the Press Press Conference, a virtual world open to fans and set up specifically to discuss the Family Values Tour.

An itinerary for 2007 has yet to be released, but the tour will hit the following cities: More...

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Watch Flyleaf Cover "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Pepsi Smash's Cover Art features Flyleaf covering Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. You can watch the video at Yahoo! Music.

Flyleaf head out on a headlining tour with Skillet and Fair to Midland, beginning March 25th. Resident Hero and labelmates, Dropping Daylight will also play some dates.

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Flyleaf Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

Flyleaf have announced more tour dates in their headlining tour with opening bands, Skillet and Fair to Midland, beginning March 25th. Resident Hero and labelmates, Dropping Daylight, will also join them on some dates.

3/24 NASHVILLE, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ("Acquire the Fire")
3/25 MEMPHIS, TN @ Newby's (Resident Hero Opens)
3/27 HOUSTON, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio (Resident Hero Opens)
3/28 BEAUMONT, TX @ Antones (Resident Hero Opens)
3/30 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ White Rabbit (Resident Hero Opens)
3/31 DALLAS, TX @ Reunion Arena ("Acquire the Fire")
4/01 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ House of Blues (Resident Hero Opens)
4/02 ATLANTA, GA @ The Masquerade (Resident Hero Opens)
4/04 COLUMBIA, SC @ Headliners Live (Resident Hero Opens)
4/05 JACKSONVILLE, NC @ Hooligans (Resident Hero Opens)
4/06 CHARLOTTE, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (Resident Hero Opens)
4/07 RICHMOND, VA @ Richmond Raceway Complex (WRXL Chilli Cookoff)
4/09 CHAMBERSBURG, PA @ Chambersburg High School (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/10 PITTSBURGH, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/11 COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/13 DETROIT, MI @ Ford Field (4:30PM- "Acquire the Fire") AND @ St. Andrew's Hall (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/14 CINCINNATI, OH @ Bogart's (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/15 CHICAGO, IL @ House of Blues (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/17 MADISON, WI @ Barrymore Theatre (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Trocaderos (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/21 KANSAS CITY, MO @ Kemper Arena ("Acquire the Fire")
4/23 SAUGET, IL @ Pop's (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ University of Indy (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/25 KNOXVILLE, TN @ Blue Cats (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/27 JACKSONVILLE, FL @ Metropolitan Park (Radio Show)
4/28 ORLANDO, FL @ Tinker Field (Radio Show)
4/29 TAMPA, FL @ Raymond James Stadium (Radio Show)
4/30 PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL @ Mojo Room (Dropping Daylight Opens)

More headline dates in May and June will be announced soon. There is also a tour e-card online that you can check out.

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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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Flyleaf's Lacey Mosley Talks With 104.7 The Edge

Buck and Dex of 104.7 The Edge in Albuquerque called Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey Mosley on Thursday (February 8), giving a fan a chance to talk with the singer after they performed the previous night. Lacey sounded very tired, talked about the opening acts, selling over 500k copies of their album, what inspires the band, and more. You can download and listen to the interview here.

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Flyleaf Plan Headlining Tour

Flyleaf will be celebrate the gold-selling certification of your self-titled debut album by headlining the "Justice & Mercy Tour" beginning March 25th in Memphis. Skillet will open throughout the tour along with Dropping Daylight, Resident Hero and others. Tickets everywhere go onsale Saturday, February 10th.

Here are the "Justice & Mercy Tour" Dates:

3/25 MEMPHIS, TN @ Newby's
3/27 HOUSTON, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
3/28 BEAUMONT, TX @ Antones
3/30 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ White Rabbit
4/01 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ House of Blues
4/02 ATLANTA, GA @ The Masquerade
4/04 COLUMBIA, SC @ Headliners Live
4/05 JACKSONVILLE, NC @ Hooligans
4/06 CHARLOTTE, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/10 PITTSBURGH, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
4/11 COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/14 CINCINNATI, OH @ Bogart's
4/15 CHICAGO, IL @ House of Blues
4/17 MADISON, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/19 OMAHA, NE @ The Rock
4/20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Trocaderos
4/23 SAUGET, IL @ Pop's
4/25 KNOXVILLE, TN @ Blue Cats
4/30 PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL @ Mojo Room

More dates to come. More...

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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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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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Disturbed Announce Music as a Weapon 3 Lineup

Disturbed have announced the full line up for their upcoming Music as a Weapon 3 tour.The full North American tour will feature:

Stone Sour

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Nov. 15 - Providence, RI
Nov. 17 - Portland, ME
Nov. 18 - Hartford, CT
Nov. 19 - Amherst, MA
Nov. 21 - Manchester, NH
Nov. 22 - Glens Falls, NY
Nov. 24 - Battle Creek, MI
Nov. 25 - Dayton, OH
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN
Nov. 29 - Atlanta, GA
Dec. 01 - Fort Myers, FL
Dec. 02 - Orlando, FL
Dec. 03 - Biloxi, MS
Dec. 05 - Hollywood, FL
Dec. 06 - Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 09 - Dallas, TX
Dec. 10 - Oklahoma City, OK
Dec. 12 - Lincoln, NE
Dec. 14 - Chicago, IL
Dec. 15 - Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 16 - Detroit, MI
Dec. 18 - Peoria, IL
Dec. 19 - Green Bay, WI
Dec. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dec. 22 - Madison, WI

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Stone Sour To Tour Europe With Flyleaf

Stone Sour will head to Europe in October for a headlining tour with Flyleaf. Tour dates are as follows:

October 20th in Chemnitz, GER @ Talschock
October 21st in Munich, GER @ Backstage
October 23rd in Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall
October 24th in Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof
October 25th in Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
October 26th in Berlin, GER @ Postbahnhof
October 28th in Vienna, AUT @ Planet Music
October 31st in Paris, FRA @ Bataclan
November 1st in Zurich, SWI @ Volkshaus (Earthshakerday)
November 2nd in Tilburg, NET @ Tilburg 013
November 4th in Glasgow, UK @ Garage
November 5th in Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
November 7th in Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun
November 8th in Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
November 9th in London, UK @ Mean Fiddler

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Flyleaf Gets A Little Help On-Stage

With guitarist Jared visibly absent at tonight's (Aug 19) Family Values stop in Devore, CA, Flyleaf got a little help from their friends; MySpace Friends. Flyleaf was joined onstage by a female fan that sent them a video of herself playing 'Breathe Today' on guitar. The band liked her rendition so much they invited her on stage to fill in for an ailing Jared. Stone Sour guitarist, Josh Rand, who was celebrating his birthday, filled in on guitars for the song 'Fully Alive.' Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour) filled in later on a song also. The rest of the songs were played by the bands guitar tech.

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Watch Flyleaf's "Fully Alive" Video Online

Flyleaf are out with the video to their latest single 'Fully Alive', from the band's self-titled debut. You can watch it at Yahoo! Music.

Flyleaf is currently on tour in North America with the Family Values tour with Korn, Deftones and others.

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Watch Flyleaf's MTV Performance Online

Flyleaf dropped by MTV studios to perform a set for MTV.com Live. You can watch performances of 'I'm So Sick', 'Fully Alive', and 'Sorrow' here.

Flyleaf are currently on tour with the Family Values Tour with 10 Years, Deftones, Korn, and Stone Sour.

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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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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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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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Staind, Nonpoint, Dope Confirmed For JJO Band Camp

STAIND, NONPOINT and DOPE are among the confirmed artists for the JJO Band Camp 2006, set to take place August 6 at Willow Island in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Seven more acts will be announced soon. For more information, visit jjobandcamp.com.

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Family Values Tour Details, Cities Revealed

As previously reported, Korn and The Deftones are heading up the ressurected Family Values Tour, started and headlined by Korn eight years ago. This year's tour is said to have a second stage for the first time, with acts yet to be announced. The main stage will be rounded out by Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir En Grey, who Davis described as "this crazy Japanese band that are just out of their minds." Lawn tickets will be $9.99 at each stop.

MTV.com has some more detail and commentary by Jonathan Davis and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno:

"The first [Family Values] with us on it was the best, and we just decided, let's do this again," Korn singer Jonathan Davis said of 1998's outing with Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Rammstein and Orgy. "We're gonna break out the old Family Values stuff we got in storage and really put on a cool show."

"No band can go down to $9.99 and do the production and that kind of stuff that we're doing, but the deal we did [becoming equal partners with EMI and promoters Live Nation] allows us to be able to do that, which is really cool," Davis said. "I don't want to slap bands for making their ticket prices so high, 'cause I understand production and that stuff costs a lot. ... But Madonna's are like 300 bucks a ticket. I can't even believe that. Ten bucks for a show is ridiculous, and I think kids that aren't Korn fans will wanna go just to check out other bands or just go to have a good time."

Having a good time will also be a priority for Korn, who will balance their intense sets with a lot of backstage hanging out.

"We haven't toured with [the Deftones] since '97 or '96, and we're really excited," Davis said. "We love those guys. We started out together. Literally it was us and them, and back in the day we used to drive to Sacramento [California] and play at their home clubs. And they would drive to Huntington Beach and play the clubs we'd play, so we've been friends for a long, long time, and it's cool to be back together again and sharing the same stage."

Tour dates for the 30-city Family Values Tour have not been announced yet, but organizers have released a list of cities: More...

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Flyleaf To Host "T-Minus Rock," More Tour Dates

Flyleaf will be hosting MTV2's "T-Minus Rock" the entire week of April 24th. T-Minus Rock airs Mon-Thu at 11am ET. You can watch the show then vote for your favorite videos on MTV2's Rock Countdown and find out who made the top 10 every Saturday at 7pm ET on MTV2.

Flyleaf also appeared and performed yesterday (Wednesday April 12th) on FUSE's "Daily Download."

Flyleaf is touring with several bands such as Revelation Theory, Mercy Fall (first half) and Dropping Daylight (latter half). Here are the remaining tour dates: More...

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