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Below is our complete Drowning Pool 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Activision has announced some of the details for their next installment in the popular Guitar Hero video game franchise, including several bands. The new game will be called Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and will be much more story based than the previous games. Players will begin their careers at the legendary CBGBs venue and continue to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down "The Beast" and save rock n’ roll.
"Guitar Hero has set the standard for music based gaming and with Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’s all-new Quest Mode, robust and authentic set list, over-the-top challenges and rock-inspired new hardware, we are once again bringing the soul and energy of rock n’ roll to fans around the world,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero.
"The world is a boring place. Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock and roll,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “It was an honor and privilege to narrate Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, even more so, to voice the Demi God. From the God of Thunder to the Demi-God, how cool is that..." More...
CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool has posted a note remembering Paul Gray from Slipknot in light of his recent passing:
"Paul was actually the first person in Slipknot that Dave Williams, Me, Mike, and Stevie ever met. When we were recording the first Drowning Pool CD Sinner in LA back in Jan/Feb of 2001, we would go out to the Rainbow after recording to have a few drinks and hang out. We ran into Paul a few times while Slipknot was recording their second CD Iowa, became friends and the next thing you know we're all on Ozzfest six months later rockin out together. We know what it's like to lose a brother and a family member. Our hearts and our prayers go out to Slipknot and Paul's family. You will always be remembered.
"In memory of the ones we've lost, life will never be the same without you."
Drowning Pool was recently interviewed on the Lazer 103.3 radio show for the 2010 edition of the Lazerfest. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.
Heavy metal legends Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford appeared on Sixx Sense last Friday night to discuss the recently announced Ozzfest festival, which will take place in six cities across the United States this August. You can watch a video of the appearance below.
Ozzfest will feature Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Rob Halford, Devildriver and Nonpoint on the main stage, with Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm performing on the second stage.
The tour dates for Ozzfest are as follows:
August 14 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
August 17 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amp.
August 19 - Pittsburg, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
August 21 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater
August 22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna
August 24 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center More...
Ozzy Osbourne's famous Ozzfest will see it's return this year when it kicks off in August. As predicted, Ozzy himself will headline the event, along with co-headliners Motley Crue. Also performing on the main stage will be Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Devildriver and Nonpoint.
The second stage of the event will be headlined by Black Label Society, led by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. Other bands confirmed for the second stage include Drowning Pool, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.
Each OzzFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the OZZFest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.
The initial Ozzfest 2010 tour dates are as follows: More...
Drowning Pool has launched a new webstore at DrowningPool.com where you can pre-order the band's new album and some deluxe packages. Each package comes with an instant download of a new song "Turn So Cold" you can't hear anywhere else. The self-titled album will be released on April 27, 2010.
In related band news, Drowning Pool will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Monday April 26, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com This broadcast will be available for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the evening of the day following the show.
HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:
04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether
HellYeah has announced the following tour dates:
May 11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether
Drowning Pool have posted the cover artwork online for their upcoming self-titled album, which can be viewed at this location. The track listing for the album, which is set to be released in April 2010, will be as follows:
1. Let the Sin Begin
2. Feel Like I Do
3. Turn So Cold
5. Over My Head
6. All About Me
7. More Than Worthless
8. Children of the Gun
9. Alcohol Blind
10. Horns Up
11. King Zero
Sevendust are set to release their new album "Cold Day Memory" on April 20th, 2010. The band will be touring alongside Drowning Pool in support of the new album. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/18/10 Baton Rouge LA Varisty Theatre
2/19/10 Mobile AL Soul Kitchen
2/20/10 New Orleans LA House of Blues
2/21/10 Little Rock AK The Village
2/23/10 Maplewood MN The Rock
2/24/10 Indianapolis IN 8 Seconds Saloon
2/26/10 Kansas City MO Midland Theatre
2/27/10 Wichita KS Cotillion
2/28/10 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre
3/2/10 Reno NV Knitting Factory
3/3/10 Boise ID Knitting Factory
3/4/10 Missoula MT Wilma Theater
3/6/10 Spokane WA Knitting Factory
3/7/10 Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
3/9/10 San Francisco CA Regency Center
3/10/10 W. Hollywood CA House of Blues
3/12/10 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
3/13/10 Anaheim CA House of Blues
3/14/10 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
3/16/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre
3/17/10 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
3/19/10 San Antonio TX Scout Bar
3/20/10 Houston TX Scout Bar
3/21/10 Corpus Christi TX The Pavilion @ Concrete St.
3/22/10 Mission TX Las Palmas Race Track
3/24/10 Lubbock TX The Pavillion
3/26/10 Dallas TX Trees
3/27/10 Odessa TX Dos Amigos
3/30/10 Panama City FL Club LaVela
4/24/10 Tampa FL St. Pete Times Forum
You can now download Drowning Pool's "Feel Like I Do" for free. Just enter your e-mail address in the widget below and your download will be sent to you.
Atlanta based hard rock outfit Sevendust has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming eight studio album, "Cold Day Memory." The record is expected to be released sometime in April and the first single will hit the airwaves at the end of this month.
The band has also announced a number of tour dates in which they will be supporting Texas based hard rockers Drowning Pool, along with Digital Summer.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Drowning Pool has debuted the music video for their single "Feel Like I Do" on Yahoo! Music. Check it out below.
Drowning Pool is currently streaming the first single "Feel Like I Do" from their upcoming self-titled album at this location. The band also issued the following statement about the song:
"After months of lockdown in the recording studio in New Jersey, we are proud to emerge with our most solid and dynamic album yet. 'Feel Like I Do' is our first single from the new self titled record due out in April. All you Drowning Pool Fans will dig the new tunes so crank it up and rock out with us!"
Drowning Pool guitarist CJ checked in with a short video update from the Studio:
As we near Black Friday, the busiest Christmas shopping day of the year, many retailers and online stores have announced a variety of special deals. Many of these deals offer metal and hard rock albums at greatly reduced prices. As more Black Friday ads are announced we will continue to update this page with the most recent information. The current metal deals are as follows: More...
Drowning Pool has issued more updates from the studion. Stevie's update is as follows:
"We are now in full on drum mode at the studio. I'm so glad I didn't grow up wanting to be a drummer. They just have so much crap to deal with. There are a hundred different parts to a kit, any of which can break at any time..... Anyway, things are going pretty smoothly. So as long as the Cowboys and Saints keep winning, this record should turn out awesome!!!!!...."
Mike has a couple of video updates as well:
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Drowning Pool and the following lineup of videos:
Drowning Pool - "Shame"
Miss May I - "Forgive and Forget"
Otep - "Smash The Control Machine"
Converge - "Axe To Fall"
Echoes the Fall - "Break Away"
CJ from Drowning Pool has issued the brief studio update:
"To all our fans: We're in the studio working hard as hell 12/15 hour days seven days a week, making the best DP Rock record to date! I honestly have never been more excited about our all our new material. All the songs are growing and changing for the better during this recording process. We promise you won't be disappointed. Can't wait to get these songs out to you all and start touring again. Keep checking back because I'm sure we'll start leaking new music here and there in the next few weeks just so you can get an early taste of what's to come! See ya!"
They also posted a short tension-relieving destruction video a couple days ago:
Mike from Drowning Pool has issued the following studio update from the recording sessions of the band's fourth studio album:
"The studio time is going great! We've been dissecting each and every part of each song and getting some rough takes of them. We got a few more days of doing this then we start laying down the real drum tracks for the record!!! Can't wait to dive into the drum and rock that stuff!
"We have another long day scheduled tomorrow so I'm gonna hit the sack and get some rest. I got hit with a head cold late last night and I wanna try and get as much rest as possible to be "all go, no stop" in the studio!
"Be on the look out for video posts from me and all the guys as we report on all things from the recording process. Be it tracking, worldly advice or us simply blowing shit up!"
CJ also posted a short video update about their stay in New Jersey while they're recording: