Monday, June 25, 2007

The Rawk Report

Korn singer Jonathan Davis is reportedly writing a book of his favorite horror stories. Davis is quoted as saying "I am doing a book. But it's not a stupid book about how bad my life sucked or anything. I'm sick of rockstar tell-all books, that's lame. This book is way cool. I chose 12 of my favorite horror stories and 12 of my favorite artists will illustrate them. Then I'm writing about why I think they are so good, it will be a cool coffee table book." Korn, of course, is once again leading this year's Family Values tour.

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is set for a second stint of his "Have Guitar, Will Travel" solo acoustic tour. Lewis will reportedly be unplugged for Staind tunes as well as select cover songs as he kicks things off July 27th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The tour ends August 29th in Hampton Beach, N.H. But, the band will also play on as Staind will do a string of dates supporting Nickelback starting this week in Bay Roberts, Canada.

Linkin Park has gone platinum. Their latest record, Minutes to Midnight, was certified platinum by everyone's favorite litigants, the RIAA. Having moved over 600,000 unites in week 1, it didn't take long to top 1 million copies. Their single "What I've Done" is also riding high on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks where it has been No. 1 for 8 straight weeks.

Invitro, who recently completed dates supporting Sevendust and Static-X, have now been added to a string of dates with Hellyeah. "We're absolutely honored to be asked to open for the mighty Hellyeah on their headlining tour. I've toured with Pantera while I was in Soulfly and it's always a great time when you're on tour with the modern day master of metal drumming, Vinnie Paul," says guitarist Mikey Doling. Get those devil horns up in the air!

Ozzy Osbourne is apparently a bit confused over John Mayer's Continuum record title. Ozzy reportedly couldn't understand what the title meant and might not even be aware of who John Mayer is. He is quoted as saying, "'Continuum: Music by John Mayer,' whoever that is. 'Continuum.' I couldn't understand what that word meant. 'Continuum'? What does that mean?" Ozzy onced dueted with Mayer's reported on and off again squeeze Jessica Simpson. Maybe show him a pic of her jumblies to jog his memory on who Mayer is?

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