KXM To Release New Album “Circle Of Dolls” In September

KXM, the band featuring Doug “dUg” Pinnick (King’s X), Ray Luzier (Korn), and George Lynch (ex-Dokken, etc.), have announced that their new album “Circle Of Dolls“ will be released on September 13. The group recorded the effort with Chris Collier at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood.

“Circle Of Dolls” Track Listing:

01. “War Of Words”
02. “Mind Swamp”
03. “Circle Of Dolls”
04. “Lightning”
05. “Time Flies”
06. “Twice”
07. “Big As The Sun”
08. “Vessel Of Destruction”
09. “A Day Without Me”
10. “Wide Awake”
11. “Shadow Lover”
12. “Cold Sweats”
13. “The Border”
14. “War Of Words” (Radio Edit) (CD/digital bonus track)

Luzier commented:

“There’s a certain energy that happens in the studio very quickly when George, dUg and I get together and jam. This is our 3rd record and it was recorded with the same formula as the first two albums, no pre-written ideas, we just come up with totally fresh grooves & riffs and not over think anything. We definitely didn’t repeat ourselves, but you know for sure who it is when you hear it, all 3 records have their own unique character.”

Lynch added:

“It’s better than the first two albums. It’s insane, the magic is there, the chemistry’s there and we’re just sitting here patting ourselves on the back, telling each other what geniuses we are.”

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Ray Luzier Says Korn’s New Album Does Not Have A Release Date Yet

After previously saying Korn’s new album would be released in March, Ray Luzier has walked back on his statement saying the effort does not have a release date yet. He said the following:

“Tracking madness! BTW, disregard what I said in the Sabian interview, there’s no release date yet kids!”

Ray Luzier Says Korn Are Planning To Release Their New Album In March (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Luzier has now walked back on his comments.

Original Story:

Ray Luzier was recently interviewed by Sabian cymbals during the Hollywood date of Korn’s “Follow the Leader” 20th anniversary run, and he revealed that the band are planning to release their new album in March. Aside from that, he also confirmed that KXM will release their new album this fall.

MC5’s Wayne Kramer Reveals Dates For “Kick Out The Jams” 50th Anniversary Tour Feat. Soundgarden, Fugazi, Etc. Members

MC5‘s Wayne Kramer previously announced that he would be performing the MC5‘s debut album “Kick Out The Jams” in full on a 50th anniversary tour. Now, he has officially announced the dates for the trek. The lineup for the tour will include Kramer along with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Doug Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla).

Tour Dates:

09/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
09/06 St. Augustine, FL – Backyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
09/07 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
09/08 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09/09 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
09/11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/12 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
09/13 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/14 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
09/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/17 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/18 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/19 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/22 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
09/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
09/26 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
09/28 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/29 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/01 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
10/02 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/03 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford
10/15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/17 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/20 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/24 Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago
10/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/27 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

In other news, Kramer will be releasing his new memoir “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities” on August 14, via Da Capo Press.

MC5’s Wayne Kramer Recruits Soundgarden, Fugazi, & King’s X Members For “Kick Out The Jams” 50th Anniversary Tour

MC5‘s Wayne Kramer has announced that he will be heading out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MC5‘s debut album “Kick Out The Jams.” He will be performing the effort in full along with other fan favorites every night. The lineup for the trek will include Kramer along with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Doug Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla). Dates have yet to be announced, but the trek is expected to start in September and run through October. So far, an October 27 show has been announced at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI.

In other news, Kramer will be releasing his new memoir “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities” on August 14, via Da Capo Press. The following synopsis was shared for that:

“In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable.

Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation.

Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock ‘n’ roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over.

Kramer‘s story is a revolutionary one, but it’s also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The ’60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest.

From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L.A., in and out of prison and on and off of drugs, his is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: he’s here to remind us that revolution is always an option.”

KXM (Korn, Etc.) Recording New Album

KXM, the band featuring Ray Luzier (Korn), Doug Pinnick (King’s X), and George Lynch (Lynch Mob, etc.), have hit Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California with producer/engineer Chris Collier to record their new album. The effort is expected to be released later this year, via Rat Pak Records.