Theory Of A Deadman with Roxy
Wow. That water main break in LA was INSANE! A flood on Sunset Boulevard?! All that precious water, 10 million gallons, wasted! Tragedy!….What a day, to coin the song title from Nonpoint! Yesterday saw Theory of a Deadman here in the hardDriveRadio studios for a 3 song acoustic set and interview. Had some laughs and certainly the band is psyched to have their new SaVages album out. The day ended with their performance at the I Heart Radio stage and a soiree afterward. Found it interesting that many of the songs were cowritten by the band and Tyler Connolly‘s ex-wife Christine. Not too often ex’s work together after a divorce, eh? Anyhow, I got to meet the head of international for Roadrunner Records, a cool dude. He played me the new Slipknot radio single, which is slated to be released on the 26th of August (25 Aug in Europe.) The drums are beating and the smoke is rising out of the Knot camp as we speak. The track is soooooo good, different. Can’t wait to have it! Meanwhile, I also was on the hotLine yesterday with Tim McIlrath of Rise Against. Can’t say enough about their new album, The Black Market, which I am listening to right now and happens to be one of my favorites right now. Being the activist he is, we discussed something that is really crazy. I was surprised to discover there is legislation banning people from reporting violations on the part of large companies with slaughter houses who mistreat animals. What the what??!!! That’s nuts! These companies are alleging “Eco-Terrorists” are sabotaging their businesses! Huh? Tim recommends a new book called “Green Is The New Red” is a good read and eye opening….I have never seen so many reports of stalkers against someone than this! Pulse Of Radio reports a woman who has allegedly been stalking Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and his wife has been arrested in Tampa Bay, FL, according to TampaBay.com. Jessica Leigh Robbins was arrested last Friday (July 25th) for allegedly stalking and making threats to Cornell and his family, and is suspected of attempting to enter their home in Miami last fall. Robbins allegedly posted on the Internet that she had driven seven hours to speak with Cornell, but “was unable to enter the elevator in his residence because she did not have the elevator key. The administrator for Soundgarden’s official website also turned over a series of hostile posts and tweets believed to have been written by Robbins, according to FBI agents involved with the case. The 32-year-old Robbins has been barred from going within 1,000 feet of the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, where Soundgarden is performing next month. Shes also been ordered not to have any contact with the Cornell family or members of Soundgarden. Robbins was released on $50,000 bail, ordered to wear an ankle monitor and to also stay off the Internet. Robbins had previously approached Cornell at a fan event, asking if a manuscript she had sent had been helpful. Later, it was learned that Robbins had posted videos of herself discussing the encounter and alleging that the frontman had plagiarized her writings. She also claimed to be the mother of one of Cornells children and had called in a complaint against Cornells wife Vicky for child abuse. Robbins is not the only stalker Cornell has had to deal with either. Last February, a Seattle woman was charged for allegedly tweeting over 100 death threats to the singer, as well as a threat to rape his 13-year-old daughter. The Cornells were also subjected to death threats in 2006 in which a man described how he planned to kill Vicky and the couple’s two children. That’s completely nuts Chris and his family have had to endure this!….The Puscifer instagram revealed Maynard James Keenan and his wife Lei Li are new parents to a baby girl, named after her mom, Lei Li Agostina Maria. Little Lei Li is seen in her Puscifer onesie (naturally) holding her dad’s finger. She was born on Friday, Jul 25 at 7:19 PM in Arizona and weighed 7 lbs/19 inches. Congrats to the Keenans! Lei Li joins her step brother, 18 year old Devo, Maynard’s son from a previous marriage…..Linkin Park has premiered the new music video for the song “Final Masquerade” via MTV. The track is taken from the bands latest album, The Hunting Party, which was released last month. Linkin Park will head out next month on a North American tour with 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI. (Alternative Press)…Hit iTunes, not only to download the free hardDriveRadio APP, but to stream the new Godsmack album, 1000hp….Speaking of Slipknot, besides the line-up for Knotfest in October in San Bernardino, CA, the band is planning a ton of attractions that look insane!!! Besides the Slipknot Museum exhibit, there’s a carnival ride, zip line, masked characters, fire area/Thunderdome, goat petting zoo, tattoo booths and more! Check it out here….Also yesterday, the new Adelitas Way album, Stuck, dropped. Don’t forget to check out my friends from las Vegas’ new one!…And only two more weeks left to get to the hardDrive Live Tour! Check out all the dates and info at the hardDriveLive Tour site!….Happy 80th to Bud Selig, baseball commissioner.