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Who: Shocore

What: Metal rap-flavoured aural adrenaline that kicks the crap out of everything Limp Bizkit has ever done (including the admittedly not-bad M:I-2 theme song)

Where: Commodore Ballroom on Saturday (May 12) at 3:00 p.m.; Web Café on Saturday (May 12) at 10:15 p.m.

A Man With A Past: Singer Cory White used to be with DDT, perhaps most famous for landing a deal with the record company founded and owned by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. "I was kicked out of the band on Boxing Day in 1999," he says. "When I got the very big boot, I found out from someone else-the band told me two days later."

Getting His Groove Back: "I really felt that I had something to prove to myself. Sho [Shocore’s guitarist] really believed in me. He was in a band called Nefro, which dissolved around the same time as DDT. He called me up and said ’Hey, what are you doing?’ I was like, ‘Uh, feeling sorry for myself.’ So he was like, ‘Well, let’s go in the studio and write.’"

The Battle Plan: "What we wanted to do was make something that we enjoyed that rocked. The bottom line was that it had to have rock and it had to have balls, because that’s what DDT lost, in my opinion."

Why You Need To See Them: Because you haven’t gotten the chance yet. Shocore has never played live, which means White, who was the unofficial star of DDT, can’t wait to get back in front of a crowd. He promises the band’s coming-out party will be one to remember: "If you’ve seen me perform before, it will be the same kind of deal. I’ve lined up some dancers, some pyro, a fire dancer. Unfortunately, though, the trampoline didn’t make the cut this time around."

Article by Mike Usinger
Georgia Straight, May 10-17, 2001