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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will kick off a solo tour next month. An Evening With Corey Taylor will include an acoustic set, a reading from his book Seven Deadly Sins and a fan question-and-answer session at each stop. He'll get things going on November 14th in Anaheim, California and hit 18 cities before wrapping up on December 13th in Orlando.

The Los Angeles Coroner's Office has ruled that former Warrant singer Jani Lane died from "acute ethanol poisoning." His body was found in an L.A.-area hotel on August 11th. Lane, who'd battled alcohol problems for years, was found with a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication. He was 47.

Slash and his band are starting work on his second solo album this week. The guitarist writes, "Looking good to record 3 songs starting this weekend. Then Myles [Kennedy] is going back out with Alter Bridge. [We'll] resume recording in December [or] January."

I NEEEEED THESE KICKS!!   The Beastie Boys appear on a new limited line of Converse sneakers. The sneaker's canvas feature unpublished pictures of the trio taken during the License to Ill tour by photographer Sunny Bak. They are selling on eBay

for $200 with a portion of each purchase going to Prop 8 Films, a production company with the goal of creating socially conscious documentary films.

News gathered from Premiere Radio