Our friends at www.metalinsider.net gave us the scoop first:
“Korn’s 11th album, The Paradigm Shift, will be released in October on their new label, Prospect Park. And while the album’s first single, “Never Never,” hasn’t officially been released yet, it’s made its way online via SoundCloud and a rip from a radio station. While Korn claimed the new album, their first with guitarist Brian “Head” Welch back in the band since 2003′s Take a Look in the Mirror, wouldn’t be another dubstep album like their last, The Path of Totality, the first taste of the new album spits the difference…”- More at www.metalinsider.net
As part of the Universal Studios Hollywood premier of Halloween Horror Nights, a 3D maze will open up called “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” and will represent some of their biggest songs, as well as their latest album “13″. The attraction is set to open up September 20. Check out the trailer that was put together to give us a better idea on what the maze will be like.
August 5, 2013
Trent Reznor returned to the stage after a four-year hiatus with Nine Inch Nails.
During Lollapalooza’s inaugural festival in 1991, Reznor was 26 years old and put on a show that is still talked about. At 48, he did the same thing over the weekend.
August 5, 2013
Motorhead was forced to end its performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany after only six songs because of frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health.
The band spent less than half an hour on stage that included including long pauses between tracks and an unusually early solo spot to give Lemmy enough time to gather his strength to perform.
After Motorhead left the stage, it was announced that the concert was over.
A source said: ”Lemmy did not look or sound good at all and could not continue the set. Phil Campbell did a guitar solo before ‘The Chase Is Better Than The Catch’ while Lemmy left the stage. The solo ended but Lemmy did not return. There was eerie silence on the stage for several minutes. Lemmy came back to play one more song but left the stage immediately after it ended. Wacken festival organizer Thomas Jensen came onstage and announced to the crowd he did not know what to do or say about a situation like this. It seemed very serious to me. Hopefully I am wrong.”
No word on Lemmy’s health.
August 5, 2013
Roger Waters called for a boycott of Israel earlier this year, and now the former Pink Floyd singer-bassist is defending his The Wall Live Tour from accusations of anti-semitism.
In a Facebook post called ”An open letter from Roger Waters,” he explained the recent controversy after a performance in Belgium last week where an Israeli man captured video footage of a Star of David-marked prop pig that was featured in the show and destroyed by the audience at the end of the performance. The story was picked up by Jewish newspaper that claimed Waters “is an open hater of Jews” and urged other artists to “denounce his anti-Semitism and bigotry.”
But in his Facebook post, Waters called the words “wild and bigoted” with an “entirely predictable resulting rant.”
He said: ”I also use the Crucifix, the Crescent and Star, the Hammer and Sickle, the Shell Oil Logo and The McDonald’s Sign, a Dollar Sign and a Mercedes sign in the show.”
Waters also defended himself from claims of Jew-hating by saying he himself has close Jewish friends and a Jewish daughter-in-law.
As for being called a Nazi, Waters said: ”I received the most thorough education on the subject of Nazism and where I was spared no horrific detail of the heinous crimes committed in the name of that most foul ideology. I for my part, as best I can, have continued along my parent’s path. At the age of nearly 70, in the spirit of my Father and Mother and all they did, I have stood my ground, as best I can, in defense of Mistress Liberty.”
“In a functioning theocracy it is almost inevitable that the symbol of the religion becomes confused with the symbol of the state, in this case the State of Israel, a state that operates Apartheid both within its own borders and also in the territories it has occupied and colonized since 1967. The Star of David represents Israel and its policies and is legitimately subject to any and all forms of non violent protest. To peacefully protest against Israel’s racist domestic and foreign policies is NOT ANTI-SEMITIC.”
Waters also said that the pig represents “evil, and more specifically the evil of errant government.”
August 5, 2013
Rob Zombie and his wife live behind a skate park in Connecticut. They complained about the excessive noise. So the park’s nighttime hours and it’s also closed on Sundays. That has a lot of families in the neighborhood upset.
At the town’s annual budget meeting last month, Zombie’s wife, Sheri, attended on behalf of her neighbors and asked if the skate park could be moved because it “is proved to be a significant noise pollutant.” She told town leaders it has reduced the quality of life for the three families nearby.
Some blogs picked up the story, claiming the irony of the noise complaint coming from the family of the man who is headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Zombie responded and explained that he and his wife do not hate skaters or children.
A Facebook post said: ”It seems nuts to even have to address this but I guess I will. Some really crazy articles have popped up making claims about ‘hating skaters’ and ‘hating children.’ None of this is true and it makes me sick that someone would print such lies. There is a simple matter going on in which we are trying to find a solution that will make EVERYBODY happy. Unfortunately someone decided to turn it into a whole ugly event. What a bummer.”
August 5, 2013
American rock group Bloodhound Gang got kicked out of a Russian music festival and pelted with eggs after its bass player shoved a Russian flag down his pants. Russian prosecutors are considering opening a criminal case.
Videos of the concert showed bass player Jared Hasselhoff pushing the Russian white, blue and red flag down the front of his pants and pulling it out the back.
He then shouted to the audience: ”Don’t tell Putin.”
The band is known for its sexually explicit songs, including “The Bad Touch,” which included the now-famous lyrics: “You and me, baby, ain’t nothin’ but mammals, so let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.”
Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky tweeted: “Bloodhound Gang is packing its bags. These idiots will not perform in Kuban.”
Hasselhoff was also questioned by police. He apologized at a news conference and said he meant no offense. He explained that it was a band tradition for everything thrown from the stage first to be passed through his pants. He decided to throw the flag because some fans were disturbed to see it hanging on the stage.
August 5, 2013
A 43-year-old man was arrested in Michigan after trying to break into Kid Rock’s house.
The man was arrested at his home after tips from the public led police to his house. The arrest came after surveillance photos from security cameras on Kid Rock’s property were released. They showed the man ramming a gate and trying to break into the house. He also was on crutches and never got in.
The van that was used to force open the gate was recovered and impounded.
Kid Rock had been offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest and also sent a warning.
** A post on his website titled “Don’t Mess With A Mother—-er Like Me,” said: ”Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break in. I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives. I take the invasion of my personal space very seriously regardless of who you are.”
The man will be in court today.
August 2nd, 2013
Joan Jett will release new music for the first time since 2006 with a 10-song album featuring contributions from Dave Grohl and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! “Unvarnished” drops October 1st.
It will be Jett’s 14th studio album with the Blackhearts. She says it’s the most autobiographical work she’s done, with songs about the death of her parents and about topics including the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the modern tendency to overshare online.
She and the Blackhearts will perform next week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they’ll debut the first single, ”Any Weather.”
Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals played in Tulsa last night (July 31) and Phil brought a fan that is suffering from cancer on stage to play Pantera’s “Walk” with them. Mad respect to Phil for doing this. Check out the video of the kid shredding alongside Phil: