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New Godsmack Song, Heart Surgery, Canceled Show, and Getting Some Support

New Godsmack song


Godsmack have released a new song online. Titled “Generation Day,” the track will be on the new album 1000hp which comes out August 5th. Front man Sully Erna says the nearly six and a half minute tune has some cool textures and colors and is drifty and trippy, fat and cool … not sure what other adjectives he can attribute to the song, but that’s plenty. Godsmack is out on tour for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival mid August. They’ll be in Peru, Illinois August 16th.



Heart surgery


Drummer Tim Alexander is recovering after suffering a heart attack and then going through surgery. The Primus and Puscifer beats man went through a successful surgery this week to remove a blockage from his heart. Primus posted to their Facebook page that there were no complications from Monday’s surgery and “all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery.” Primus is out on the road for Riot Fest this September. They’ll be in Chicago September 12th through the 14th.


Canceled show


Ted Nugent ain’t brining his intensities to a Native American tribal area in Idaho after the Coeur d’Alene Tribe canceled an August 4th show. The tribe’s elder described as Nugent’s “racist and hate-filled remarks.” There was no specification for what remarks the Nuge made that tipped the Native Americans off, but they may just be upset that Uncle Ted called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel”. Nugent has since apologized for those remarks and instead called Obama a liar who violates the constitution.


Getting some support


Eddie Vedder is getting some support from Nirvana Bassist Kirst Novoselic. Vedder took to a stage during a Pearl Jam show in England earlier this month for a profanity laced rant apparently slamming the ongoing conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas militants. Vedder said that he understands war as a last resort, but there are some people who just want land and will kill for it. Novoselic wrote that our world is more connected than ever before but you have places still building walls. He also says that things can change.


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Another Slipknot Teaser, As He Lay in Prison, and Riot Fest's New Colorado Home

Another Slipknot teaser


If you head over the Slipknot’s website you’re in for a creepy treat. The band has posted another teaser to their website that features some woman in a high vaulted cell of sorts. The woman, covered in grimy makeup and what appears to be blood, pull back a sheet and grabs some horns and then holds up two severed goats heads. The 20 second clip features very little by way of music but it’s another indication that the band is nearing closer to a new album. Last week the band posted a different set of teasers to their various websites.


As He Lay in Prison


Meanwhile, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis will have to stick it out in prison. He was denied a request for a reduced prison term. The singer was given a six-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife. Lambesis was asking that he get credit for time he’s already served under house arrest and during the trial but a court in San Diego said nope! Should have thought about the ramifications before you handed over an envelope full of cash to an undercover cop, idiot.


Riot Fest’s new Colorado home


Riot Fest has a new home in Colorado after it was uncertain the three day concert would find a new spot. Riot Fest organizers were in a mad dash to find a new venue after their original site in Byers was denied because area authroties couldn’t promise the level of security they felt would be necessary. So, they are now set to have the Riot Fest and Sideshow September 19th through the 21st at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Concert organizers are going to recreaste the Byers May Farms at the new location and there will be free parking, plus public transporation access. Tickets you already bought for Colorado’s Riot Fest will be honored at the new venue. Can’t make it to Colorado’s? No worries! You can catch the festival in Chicago September 12th through the 14th at Humboldt Park. Riot fest will feature Slayer, Rise Against, Weezer, Social Distortion, Sublime With Rome, Primus and more.


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Criticizing Singing Competition Shows, Vedder Responds, and Manson Screenshot

Criticizing singing competition shows


Well, somebody had to say it! And, by golly, it just had to be Dave Grohl! Really, he just adds to the chorus of criticism over TV singing competition shows. The Foo Fighters front man said the popular prime-time programs are “not what music’s about”. As he is in the throws of a documentary series on HBO about Foo Fighters’ new album, he’s addressing his concerns of how TV misrepresents music. He also says the competitions provide a false sense of what it takes to be a musician. At a press even for TV Critics Association Grohl said he doesn’t want his daughter to think you need to stand in a line to get some celebrity judge’s approval. Grohl and Foo Fighters are the focus of a forthcoming HBO series called “Sonic Highway” about the band recording their new album in various studios around the country.


Vedder responds


Eddie Vedder is defending his onstage anti-war rant from earlier this month. Vedder took to a stage in England during a Pearl Jam concert to says if war is the last resort, he gets it, but says there are people out there determined to take land that doesn’t belong to them and kill innocent people in the process. The veiled comments seemed to hinted at the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. After being criticized for the comments, Vedder took to a blog titled “Imagine That – I’m Still Anti-War”. Vedder says with a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news everyday, and the horror behind them, it becomes unbearable. He also quoted John Lennon’s "Imagine" throughout the post.


Manson screenshot


Ever wonder what Marilyn Manson looks like in a prison get up? Well, you can check out his Twitter page where he posted a screenshot from a prison scene from the upcoming season of “Sons of Anarchy”. Manson plays the role of Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot caller. The Twitter post says “Tough acting like you want to kill your favorite character”.




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Engaged on Stage, Guest Mentor, Explicit EP, and Insurance Getting in Way

Engaged on stage


“Remember that time we got engaged at a Machine Head show and the lead singer told us what our vows should be?” That’s what a beautiful newlywed couple will be saying years from now, if they don’t get divorced that is! Video from a recent Machine Head show features a darling couple getting engaged on stage and then front man Robb Flynn being quite graphic as to what the couple should promise for eachother in their newfound life together. Sound advice for all couples, really. Watch the NSFW nuptials as offered up by Robb Flynn below:





Guest mentor


If you watch “The Voice” on NBC, what’s wrong with you? Don’t you have better things to do? Anyways, this year Gavin Rossdale will be a guest mentor. The deal is that he’s teaming up with his wife Gwen Stefani of No Doubt who will be a guest coach. Rossdale said everything came together really quick and that he will do his best to be a mentor for contestants while letting Gwen say and do what she needs to say and do. If you care, Season 7 of “The Voice” airs September 22nd on NBC.


Explicit EP


Buckcherry is coming out with a new EP with a title I can’t say on the air. Let’s just say the name of the effort contains some of the same letters you’ll find in the word FiretrUCK. What makes the EP even more explicit is each of the six songs features the F word in the title and surely in the song. Expect to pick that up August 19th. Plus, the band will be out on tour beginning early next month and part of the Uproar Festival thorugh mid August into late September. You can catch Buckcherry and Uproar in Peru, Illinois at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport August 16th.


Insurance getting in way


Tommy Lee has bigger plans for his “Cruecify” drum coaster … he wants to take a fan on the ride with him. Lee is out on Motley Crue’s so-called “Final Tour” where select venues that can handle his contraption will see the drummer and his set taken along some coaster tracks. As for when a fan plucked from the audience will be able to go for a ride, Lee says they’re still working with the insurance company on the whole idea.


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Slipknot Tease, New Hellyeah Vid, and Tool Lawsuits

Slipknot tease


After months of website and social media silence, Slipknot has posted an update. Head on over to Slipknot1.com where, if you’re patient, you’ll be shown some creepy images and treated to some very brief musical blips. There are also a couple of pics posted to their Facebook and Twitter pages of a woman doing lord knows what … all of this is a big tease for fans who have been patiently awaiting a new album.







There was an actual teaser video posted to the band’s YouTube, but even that was taken down shortly thereafter. A fan capture the clip, but that too was taken down shortly after being posted. The band hasn’t updated fans on when exactly a new album will be out, but these teasers seem to hint that it could be very soon. We’ll keep you posted.


New Hellyeah vid


There’s a new video for the Hellyeah tune “Moth”. The song is from the band’s latest album Sangre Por Sangre and shows some woman pinning a moth to a board, plus some kinda gross larva crawling around. It progresses from there. Watch it today!



Tool lawsuits


Ever wondered if there was something more to the delay in getting a new Tool album? Your suspicions are spot on. In a recent interview, guitarist Adam Jones said that it’s time fans understand what’s going on. Jones revealed that in 2007, one of his associates accused the band of using artwork without giving due credit. Things were made even more difficult when an insurance company the band hired turned around and sued the band. The back and forth litigation has kept the band at bay and there could be some action early next year. Jones tells Rolling Stone that the legal wrangling drains the creative energy, but they’re fighting the good fight. As for new Tool, drummer Danny Carey says one song they have nearly complete is over 10 minutes long and more metal than typical songs. Good luck in the lawsuits, gentlemen, and get us new music when you can!


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