Quickies: Anthrax, gODHEAD, Hatebreed and Radiohead

10-19-01 antiGUY

Quickies: Headlines from across the web. 

Breakout.net is reporting the following stories on Radiohead, Anthrax and gODHEAD:

Capitol records have Posted song clips from the forthcoming Radiohead live EP, �I Might Be Wrong � Live�.  The EP is due in stores on November 13th. Fans can log on to Capitol Records Radiohead site right now to hear samples of � Like Spinning Plates�, �Idioteque� and �True Love Waits�.  

A message reported to come from gODHEAD lead vocalist Jason Miller was Posted this week in which he confirmed that the band has parted ways with their drummer James O�Connor.  "Godhead and James O�Connor have parted ways due to personal reasons.� Says the messag eboard post� We are currently auditioning drummers for our fall tour with Pigface and Gravity Kills. We wish James well in all of his future endeavors."

Anthrax name change?

Breakout also Posted the following quote from Scott Ian of Anthrax concerning the band�s possible plans to change their name in light of the current Anthrax scare. Ian is report to have said,  "Its as though its 1937 and I'm a bandleader called Freddie Hitler. Maybe we should change the name now. A friend suggested 'Basket Of Puppies'. People keep coming up to me and saying: 'Hey wouldn't it be funny if you got anthrax?'. Oh yeah, that would be hilarious. I will not die an ironic death"

Meanwhile the band Posted the following statement on their official website on Oct 10th concerning the name issue. 

In light of current events, we are changing the name of the band to something more friendly, "Basket Full Of Puppies". Actually, just the fact that we are making jokes about our name sucks.

In the twenty years we've been known as "Anthrax", we never thought the day would come that our name would actually mean what it really means. When I learned about anthrax in my senior year biology class, I thought the name sounded "metal". Everyone in my neighborhood had a band with an "er" name, like "Ripper" or "Deceiver" or "Killers" and I wanted to be different. "Anthrax" sounded cool, aggressive, and nobody knew what it was. Until a few years ago most people thought we'd made it up. Even our 1985 album, "Spreading The Disease" was just a play on the name. We were spreading our music to the masses.

Before the tragedy of September 11th the only thing scary about Anthrax was our bad hair in the 80's and the "Fistful Of Metal" album cover. Most people associated the name Anthrax with the band, not the germ. Now in the wake of those events, our name symbolizes fear, paranoia and death. Suddenly our name is not so cool. To be associated with these things we are against is a strange and stressful situation. To us, and to millions of people, it is just a name. We don't want to change the name of the band, not because it would be a pain in the ass, but because we hope that no further negative events will happen and it won't be necessary. We hope and pray that this problem goes away quietly and we all grow old and fat together.

Be safe,

Scott, Charlie, Frank and John 


Hatebreed.com the official website for the band Hatebreed Posted the following message this week concerning the band�s decision to pull out of their planned tour with Slayer. 

First off all, we as a band would like to sincerely apologize to everyone for dropping off the Slayer tour. I don't think anyone can feel as truly horrible about this as us. It makes us sick to our stomachs but we HAVE TO GET OUR NEW ALBUM OUT! If we went on that tour it would have delayed the album to late April or possibly May! That�s 6 or 7 months from now! We could not live with that. This album is what everyone has been waiting for and we are going to get out if its the last thing we do! We are going to tour from Christmas on so don�t worry! By the time most of you are reading this we will be in Long View Farms Studios with producer Matt Hyde finishing our album. Believe us! You wont be disappointed!

Chimaira have signed on to replace Hatebreed on the tour. 

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