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White Noise: News on Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Aerosmith, Nile, Hypocrisy and More

Three gorgeous days in a row! Finally, summer has found its way to New York City, and it’s about time. So far, it’s been a busy week for us here at Noisecreep. We just got back from the California launch of the RockStar Mayhem festival, where we interviewed a bunch of bands, and we’re all excited for Friday’s visit from Dream Theater‘s Mike Portnoy. We’ll be rolling that stuff out for you in the coming weeks, but for now, let’s get to the metal and hard rock news, because today, there’s plenty.

+ How’s this for a supergroup? It looks like former Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner, ex-Chevelle bassist Joseph “Joe” Loeffler, P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, and former Rock Star Supernova frontman Lukas Rossi have teamed up to start a new project called Interview. According to Rossi, the band “is the secret weapon god has bestowed upon me. The music is very different and an absolute love of mine.” The band’s members met through a mutual friend, and so far, they’ve written six tracks for their debut.

+ Slipknot is prepping the reissue of the band’s 1999 self-titled major label debut. To be released on September 9, the effort will celebrate the disc’s 10th anniversary and the band’s decade together. According to kitman Joey Jordison, “This is 10 years of life, death, love, hate, pain, scars, victory, war, blood and destruction.” Frontman Corey Taylor adds that “this box set will include the first album, a bunch of deep cuts from the vault, a video showing you exactly what we had to go through in the first year and a half.”

+ Every Time I Die have released more details about their upcoming album, ‘New Junk Aesthetic,’ which drops September 15. The disc will feature 11 tracks, including “Who Invited the Russian Soldier?,” “Turtles All the Way Down,” and “After One Quarter Of A Revolution.” The record will feature guest spots from Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Greg Puciato and the Bronx‘s Matt Caughthran.

+ A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of uploading pre-release Guns N’ Roses songs was handed one year of probation and two months’ home confinement by a judge on Tuesday, after agreeing to cooperate with the Recording Industry Association of America to produce an anti-piracy message. Blogger Kevin Cogill was arrested last summer, and charged under a four-year-old federal anti-piracy law that makes it a felony to distribute a copyrighted work on computer networks before its release.

+ According to a press release, Aerosmith will return to the road on July 15 in Atlanta, Ga. after postponing seven tour dates on their North American summer tour. This is due to a leg injury suffered by Steven Tyler during the band’s gig in Connecticut. Unfortunately, the band’s bassist, Tom Hamilton, will be sitting out some dates on the tour, as he recuperates from non-invasive surgery.

+ Nile, Immolation, Krisiun, Abigail Williams, and Dreaming Dead will be teaming up for a tour that gets started January 15 in Baltimore, Md. Dates are booked through February 13 in Louisville, Ky.

+ The Funeral Pyre will be touring this summer with Landmine Marathon and My Son My Executioner. The trek kicks off in Phoenix, Ariz. on July 22, and August 29 in Las Vegas, Nev.

+ A three-CD Opeth box set called ‘The Candlelight Years’ will hit stores on August 25, and will include the band’s first albums, 1995′s ‘Orchid,’ 1996′s ‘Morningrise’ and 1998′s ‘My Arms, Your Hearse.’

+ Swedish metallers Hypocrisy will release their first album in four years, ‘A Taste Of Extreme Divinity,’ on November 3.

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