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CD Review: Drowning Pool – 'Sinner 13th Unlucky Anniversary Deluxe Edition' (Bicycle Music)

12/22/2014 7:16pm EST
CD Review: Drowning Pool – 'Sinner 13th Unlucky Anniversary Delu
Given Drowning Pool’s revolving door of frontmen since his untimely and tragic passing, there’s something so comfortable about hearing the voice of Dave ‘Stage’ Williams again. Williams was a true showman in every sense of the world, and honestly, there’s no better way to revisit the bands seminal debut full length Sinner than with him leading the charge. From the unforgettable opening cavalcade of guitars of “Sinner,” the timeless hit single “Bodies” and the heartbreakingly endearing “Tear Away” to deeper cuts such as the Mike Luce-led “Mute”(seriously the albums best drum work), the seari...

Drowning Pool Parts Ways With Singer Ryan McCombs

11/29/2011 8:12am EST
Drowning Pool
Heavy rockers Drowning Pool have dumped their frontman Ryan McCombs.

The singer joined the group in 2006, but guitarist C.J. Pierce has revealed he and his bandmates have decided to move on without him.

He writes, "We have always been a band who has gained success despite having multiple singers... Changing things up has not always been easy, but the band has become re-energized time and time again."

"We are looking to find a new singer who will give both us, and most importantly our fans, the new adrenaline shot they deserve. We do wish Ryan great success in his future endeavors."


Drowning Pool - 'Let the Sin Begin' (Video)

8/16/2011 12:34pm EDT
Drowning Pool - Let the Sin Begin
Official video for the new single, "Let the Sin Begin" from Drowning Pool. Get the album on iTunes here:

Drowning Pool 'Devastated' By Tucson Gunman's Use Of Song

1/13/2011 10:05pm EST
Drowning Pool
Rockers Drowning Pool have distanced themselves from a deranged gunman who opened fire in a Tucson, Arizona car park - killing six people and injuring 14 others - after he used their music as the soundtrack to a video he posted online.

The band has released a statement after learning Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is a fan of their music - and used it to inspire his violence.

The group states, "We were devastated to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again."

Drowning Pool insist "Bodies," the song Loughner used in his vide...

Get Married At OZZFest!

7/29/2010 9:03am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne is offering romantic fans the chance to get married at his upcoming OZZfest gigs by creating a ticket package just for them.

The rocker and sponsors of the touring festival have teamed up to create a special registry and concert deal.

The Unholy Matrimony Package will include everything except a marriage license, including 10 general admission pit tickets for the bride and groom and eight guests, an official OZZFest wedding ceremony conducted by an ordained minister, an OZZFest cake and champagne toast, and access to the OZZFest VIP lounge.

They will also be handed gifts ga...

The Learning Curve: This Week's Lesson Is Rock

3/11/2009 10:11am EDT
This week's article is devoted to rock music, whether it's scenesters, 90'salt-rock, hardcore, and southern hard rock. You should hear, see and read about a lot of faces you might have seen before, but this time they are in different places.

If you want to hear something maybe a little different from the norm, check out TV/TV or Damn This Desert Air. If you want hard rock, then lean towards F5 and Disciple, but if you want your music very, very heavy - Kill What I Adore is right up your alley.


Damn This Desert Air

Hail from: Wayne, New Jersey

Label: Koi Records...

The Learning Curve: Indie Heavy Hitters

2/3/2009 11:00am EST
ANew Revolution
(The Learning Curve) This week you are getting to hear about some serious heavy hitters on the indie scene right now. You'll find some bands from different genres, some bands signed to indie labels and some bands comprised of musicians from bands you probably have heard of before.

Feel free to check these bands out for yourself and to do that all you need to do is click on their website.

ANew Revolution - Rock

Hail from: Austin, TX

Label: Koch Records

Sounds like: Drowning Pool, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin

You should be listening to: 'ANew Revolution' EP


Salive To Drop 'Cinco Diablo' December 16

10/31/2008 10:40pm EDT
Multi-platinum Island Records' five-man band Saliva has completed its aptly-titled fifth album, Cinco Diablo, set to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace on December 16th – the ultimate alt-metal post-grunge must-have CD this twisted holiday season! The new album's first single pick, "Family Reunion," was #1 Most Added at Active Rock and Modern Rock radio and is already on over 75 stations at both formats.

In advance support of Cinco Diablo, Memphis favorites Saliva continue their never-ending headlining tour schedule with Jet Black Stare, Drowning Pool, and Tantric through...

Motley Crue's 'Saints Of Los Angeles' Debuts In Billboard Top Five

7/4/2008 12:30pm EDT
Mötley Crüe
With an impressive first week, legendary rock band Mötley Crüe earned themselves an impressive top 5 debut on the Billboard chart with Saints Of Los Angeles, their first new album featuring the original lineup in over a decade and their highest since 1997s Generation Swine. The single, "Saints of Los Angeles," which remains a top ten rock track was released simultaneously via the video game Rock Band and to traditional retailers and sold over five times the number of downloads on Rock Band as it did on iTunes in its first week. The band has also pioneered digital initiatives including onli...

Nikki Sixx Reveals What's Under The Dirt In 'Heroin Diaries'

6/14/2007 11:30am EDT
Nikki Sixx
(Los Angeles) June 7, 2007 - One of the most creative forces in the artist community, Mötley Crüe founding member and songwriter Nikki Sixx takes a different stroke with the pen with his first book Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star (VH1/Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster), releasing in the US & Canada on September 18. Accompanying the book will be the sonic diary, Heroin Diaries (Eleven Seven Music) in stores August 21 introducing Nikki's new side-project, Sixx:A.M. as well as his clothing line, Royal Underground.

Co-written with Ian Gittins (The Gu...

Country Singer Jo Dee Messina To Entertain Troops in Italy

1/3/2007 11:46am EST
Jo Dee Messina
Multi-platinum recording artist Jo Dee Messina will bring her unique country sound to service members stationed in Italy on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour Jan. 5-10. This marks the first USO tour for Messina, who will entertain and meet with service members and their families during the trip. She performed at the USO's 65th Anniversary Gala last September.

This tour continues the USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tradition of bringing celebrities to troops stationed far from home. Entertainers who recently participated in USO tours include Craig Morgan, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, D...

Wilmer Valderrama To Entertain Troops In Germany

12/22/2006 10:22am EST
Wilmer Valderrama
Actor and comedian Wilmer Valderrama will provide service members with some laughter on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to Germany Jan. 3-6. This will be the first USO tour for Valderrama, who will be hosting a live version of his successful "Yo Momma" comedy show, currently on MTV.

This tour continues the USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tradition of bringing celebrities to troops stationed far from home. Entertainers who recently participated in USO tours include Carrie Underwood, Chuck Norris, Drowning Pool, Bill Engvall, Craig Ferguson, Henry Rollins and Shinedown.