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Texas modern metal/hard rock act Drowning Pool has posted the following statement online in response to the recent Arizona shooting tragedy:
"We were devastated this weekend to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again.
"'Bodies' was written about the brotherhood of the mosh pit and the respect people have for each other in the pit. If you push others down, you have to pick them back up. It was never about violence. It's about a certain amount of respect and a code.
"We've performed for the troops overseas several times in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Through our song 'Soldiers', we were able to create a petition that helped pass the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform Bill, which we presented to then-Senator Barack Obama.
"We've been lucky enough to have some of the biggest success of our career with our new album and we want to continue to spread positivity for the future, not dwell on negativity. For someone to put out a video misinterpreting a song about a mosh pit as fuel for a violent act shows just how sick they really are. We support those who do what they can to keep America safe.
"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of this terrible tragedy."
Just For Fun
A video of a Yellow-Nape Amazon parrot named Lolita singing Drowning Pool's "Bodies" has been making its rounds around the Internet. Check it out below.
If you don't believe that's the parrot's voice, you check out a number of videos of the bird singing other songs on the owner's YouTube channel.
American hard rock/alternative metal act Drowning Pool has posted the following video update online, in which it announces the "2011 Drowning Pool video project." You can view the short clip below:
Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following brief update about touring alongside Godsmack and Drowning Pool:
"We’re pleased to announce that 5FDP will be out on the road this Fall with a very seminal band, Godsmack. Drowning Pool will also be on the bill. Here are the first batch of dates. More are coming - this promises to be the most Sinister tour of the fall!"
The currently announced dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced shortly:
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
10/5 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Center
10/8 Boston, MA Tsongas Center
10/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
Drowning Pool has now added additional dates to the band's upcoming U.S. tour starting in August. The currently announced shows are as follows:
8/6 2010 Nutty's North Sioux Falls, SD
8/7 2010 Buffalo Chip Campground w/ LEE ROCKER Sturgis, S. Dakota
8/9 2010 Gothic Theater Englewood, CO
8/11 2010 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
8/12 2010 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
8/14 2010 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA
8/17 2010 First Midwest Bank Center Tinley Park, IL
8/19 2010 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
8/20 2010 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
8/21 2010 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
8/22 2010 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
8/24 2010 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
8/26 2010 Idaho Center Amphitheater Nampa, ID
8/28 2010 Washington County Fair KUFO Hillsboro, OR
9/4 2010 Deppe Music Pavilion Jacksonville, NC
9/10 2010 LP Field WBUZ Buzzfest Nashville, TN
9/11 2010 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
9/12 2010 Montgomery County Fair Dayton, OH
9/18 2010 Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX
11/11 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Drowning Pool has posted a music video online for the song "Turn So Cold," which can be viewed below. A behind-the-scenes video clip from the recording can also be found after the jump.
Sevendust has checked in with the following update about performing at the 2010 edition of the ShipRocked cruise:
"Sevendust would like to extend a special invitation for you to join them on the high seas this November! ShipRocked is the ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation, with a backstage pass! This amazing floating music festival and fan experience will travel to the premier Bahamian port, Nassau, with a special stop at the pristine private island of Coco Cay Bay. You and the band will be sailing onboard one of the cruise industry's most acclaimed new luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 11th, returning on November 14, 2010.
"The lineup for ShipRocked 2010 features over a dozen artists performing on multiple stages throughout the ship. Alongside Sevendust are Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cinderella Tesla, Drowning Pool, 10 Years and Black Stone Cherry, and the all-star super group HAIL!, which features band members from Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sepultura. And if that's not enough to wet your appetite, The Letter Black, Aranda, Lynam, Broken Teeth, the Niki Barr Band and Pianotarium will also be joining you onboard! More...
Texas based hard rock outfit Drowning Pool has posted a new video online which takes a look behind the scenes of their new music video, "Turn So Cold," which will be released on wednesday. You can check out the making of the new video below. The song comes from the band's self-titled fourth studio album, which is available now. More...
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
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