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Wednesday, Sep, 30 2015
Good morning all! Wish the rain we are getting on the east coast could magically appear over to our friends on the west coast. We need the rain, but Mother Nature, you are going a little overboard here, girlfriend! Hope the weather doesn’t jeopardize
News today about one of my other favorite bands! Pulse Of Radio says Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told Billboard the band is now at work on the follow-up to its 2013 album, The Paradigm Shift. Shaffer said the prolific group is about a third of the way through the writing process: “We went in, we wrote about 20 songs and about 10 of those we’ve kept and made better. So I think we’re gonna need to go back in and write another batch of songs and then fine-tune those into maybe four, five really great songs. There’s no rush, which feels great.”
A producer has already been selected for Korn’s 12th studio effort, but Shaffer said that the band “is gonna wait a couple more weeks before we announce that.” Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said in a recent interview with You Don’t Know Jack the band’s new music is “heavier than anyone’s heard Korn in a long time . . . just the beginning stages are proof of that to me.” Welch added touring with Slipknot last year inspired Korn to get back to a heavier side, saying, “I think it sparked and reminded everybody in the band what Korn started out to be.” Korn kicks off a fall North American tour tomorrow (Oct 1st) in Chicago. The band will perform its self-titled 1994 debut in its entirety at every stop, finishing up on Oct 30th in Oakland. I hope I am well enough to get out to see them Monday night. Of course, here in NYC, it’s feast or famine because that same night, Bring Me The Horizon are playing in town. Oh man! Decisions, decisions! I’ll have to clone myself!
Sweden’s Ghost is looking for women in the cities that the group is hitting on its current tour to dress as nuns and serve alcoholic beverages. A post from the band read, “Ladies of the World! We are looking for females to serve as nuns at every gig, since we usually rely on local talent everywhere we go. So if this is something for you, send your name, picture, date of birth (which we will need since you will be handing out alcohol, so you have to be 21 years old) to email@example.com.” Applicants must write the name of their city in the email’s subject line. The members of Ghost do not reveal their true identities or faces. The singer is known as Papa Emeritus III and the other five members of the band are Nameless Ghouls.
A Nameless Ghoul told us the members of Ghost knew early on that they would be a very theatrical act: “This is not just like a T-shirt band. This sounds like something that would be theatrical and, you know, over the top, so this must be like a theater band — yeah, and then we started like, very quickly it was like, there should be a pope, and it should be like a nameless band that should be in it, big church, and it quickly ramped up to where we had to make a decision where this is not just something that we can just wing at a bar.” Ghost is touring North America on its Black To The Future Tour, which stops in Montreal tonight (Sep 30th.)
Check out a Deezer studio performance of “From The Pinnacle To The Pit,” “Cirice” & “Absolution” here.
Slipknot and Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor has told the Des Moines Register that he plans to submit a rough outline of his next book to his publisher soon, saying, “As long as I can keep getting away with it, why not? That’s what it’s all about for me. I’ve got quite a few ideas, actually.” Taylor has said in the past that he would eventually like to tackle a novel. Taylor published his third book, You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left, on July 7th. The book is a commentary on society and pop culture in the style of the late George Carlin. Taylor’s second book, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven, was published in the summer of 2013 and debuted at Number 23 on the New York Times ”Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list, while his first book, 2011′s Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good, landed at Number 26. The singer has gone out on speaking and solo acoustic tours to promote each of his books so far. Slipknot has been on tour behind its first album in six years, .5: The Gray Chapter. The group will launch a new round of dates on Oct 13th in Bismarck, ND.
It’s been just over a year since Hellyeah released its most recent studio album, Blood For Blood, but the band is back in the studio to begin work on its fifth effort. Guitarist Tom Maxwell posted some in-studio footage online, with the record likely to arrive next spring or summer. (Noisecreep)
Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way stopped by the studio for a guest appearance on the debut solo album from Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack. Other guests have included Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump and The Used guitarist Quinn Allman. Biersack has not revealed a release date for the project, which he will release as Andy Black.
posted by: Lou Brutus
Tuesday, Sep, 29 2015
Aw, NY Yankee Yogi Berra‘s funeral mass is being televised on the YES Channel here in NYC. What an incredible legend he was. Long Live Number 8.
Saw this on his Facebook yesterday! So stoked for him! Pulse Of Radio reporting Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has been recruited by the producers of the long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who to lend his “deep and terrifying roar to the alien warlord known as Fisher King” in the October 3rd episode of the BBC show. According to the Mirror,Taylor is a huge Doctor Who fan, so when the BBC heard that Slipknot was playing earlier this year in Cardiff, where the show is produced, they reached out to see if Taylor would be interested in lending his voice to the character.
The entire band was given a VIP tour of the Doctor Who set and Taylor recorded his vocals for Fisher King, which is a massive green alien that has tons of horns protruding from his body. The character is played physically by seven-foot, eight-inch tall Neil Fingleton – the tallest man in the European Union — while his normal speaking voice is provided by Peter Serafinowicz.
In other news, Taylor was interviewed last week on a local TV station in the band’s hometown of Des Moines, IA, where he revealed Slipknot is planning some kind of big event in the city to mark the end of the band’s current touring cycle. He explained, “By that time, it will like over a year and a half that we’ve been on the road. We’re looking to something here right around that time — just make something big (and) have fun with it.” Slipknot has been on tour behind its first album in six years, .5: The Gray Chapter. The group will launch a new round of dates on Oct 13th in Bismarck, ND.
A release date of Nov 13th has been set for Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings, a compilation of previously unheard recordings by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. The recordings were compiled by filmmaker Brett Morgen, who discovered them while going through Cobain’s personal archives for his Emmy-nominated documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck. The film, which premiered on HBO last May and also had a limited theatrical run, will also come out on the 13th on Blu-ray and DVD. The album will be available on CD, cassette and digital, with a two-LP vinyl package arriving on Dec 7th. There will be both a 13-track standard edition and a 31-track deluxe version. A “Super Deluxe” edition will include the film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, the 31-track soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The Home Recordings will include never-heard snippets, demos, “musical experiments” that would make it on to later Nirvana albums, a cover of the Beatles‘ “And I Love Her” and a comedy skit.
Wow. There’s no words to describe how amazing this is! Foo Fighters raised a whopping $10 million for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at a charity concert in San Francisco last Thursday (Sep 17th) in conjunction with the city’s Dreamforce conference. Hospital spokesperson Marc Benioff said, “I don’t think there’s ever been a night where $10 million has been raised for a children’s hospital ever before.”
Pulse also reporting Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus was seriously injured in a recent motorcycle accident, leading him to miss an Australian tour with his other band The Dead Daisies. According to Blabbermouth, Fortus issued a statement saying, ”On September 17, 2015, I was involved in a motorcycle accident. As a result, I broke my shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, I have a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion. Amazingly, my doctors have assured me that I will make a full recovery.”
He added, “I have never missed a show in my entire career, and, unfortunately, I will have to miss the entire Australian and New Zealand leg of this tour . . . I’d like to thank everyone for their well-wishes and can’t wait to be back in Australia very soon.”
Wait, didn’t a similar serious accident on a motorcycle happen a few years back in LA with former GNR guitarist Gilby Clarke? His was a hit and run back in 2010.
Oh no! Kimye‘s baby boy is due Dec 25th! Bets on whether Jesus will be in his name?
Happy 73rd to Ian McShane (Ray Donovan, Deadwood) and Happy 52 to Les Claypool of Primus.
posted by: Lou Brutus
Monday, Sep, 28 2015
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Monday, Sep, 28 2015
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Monday, Sep, 28 2015
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