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:
July 31st, 2013
So, this happened:
At the end of their show in L.A. on July 29th(only show booked for this year), System of a Down drummer took the mic and said,
“Next time we come back here, we’ll have a new f—ing album!”
So, we’ll see, and of course will keep you updated!
UPDATE – August 1st, 2013
Not so fast! In a Reddit AMA, System of a Down’s lead singer Serj Tankian says the band does NOT have any plans at this point to record a new album. Not that he’s opposed to it, but the timing has to be figured out first.
July 31st, 2013
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s “In Utero”, the set is being re-released with a bunch of goodies. It drops September 24th.
Along with newly re-mastered CD and digital versions, fans can also get a 3 CD and DVD combo that contains more than 70 previously unreleased demos, live recordings, rarities, and B-sides.
The bonus DVD from the deluxe package can also be purchased separately. It will include the previously-unreleased footage of the band’s 1993 “Live and Loud” show from Seattle’s Pier 48. It will also contain never-before-seen bonus footage from the band’s career.
Rock Allegiance featuring Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains, and Airbourne is just around the corner and Volbeat has released a little teaser to get you psyched for the show. Tickets for their stop in KC at The Midland on Aug. 30 are available here. Check out the teaser below.
Metallica announced they will be releasing a movie soundtrack to accompany their new 3D film “Through The Never”. The soundtrack will feature performances from their shows in Edminton and Vancouver, which are the same performances the live shots in the film were taken from. The soundtrack will be released on Sept. 24, and the film will be released in IMAX theaters Sept. 27, and in normal theaters Oct. 4.
Here’s the track listing for the soundtrack:
‘The Ecstasy of Gold’
‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’
‘Ride the Lightning’
‘The Memory Remains’
‘Wherever I May Roam’
‘…And Justice For All’
‘Master of Puppets’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Hit the Lights’
The brother sister metal duo called Murp lost out last week on America’s Got Talent but managed to kick butt on YouTube!