Accused Teenager Gunman Was 'Obsessed' With RAMMSTEIN
According to New York's Daily News, the 15-year-old accused of shooting a classmate at a suburban Baltimore high school on the first day of school was "obsessed" with the German industrial metal band RAMMSTEIN.
Bobby Gladden was arrested Monday (August 27) after allegedly opening fire in the lunchroom at Perry Hall High School. Police say he critically injured a fellow student, Daniel Borowy, before guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer tackled Gladden and took the gun away.
Gladden, who listed his nickname as "SuicidalSmile" on his Facebook page, posted the following status update the morning of the shooting: "First day of school, last day of my life. ... fuck the world."
Gladden described himself as a "metalhead" and a fan of MARILYN MANSON and SLIPKNOT, and had picture of RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann as his Facebook "cover photo."
Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said at a news conference that Gladden rode to school on the bus with a bag containing a disassembled shotgun, 21 rounds of ammunition and a bottle of vodka.
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Muse Added to London’s iTunes Festival Lineup
The lineup of London’s iTunes Festival just keeps getting bigger. According to the festival’s website, Muse is scheduled to perform at London’s Roundhouse on September 30, just two days before the release of their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law.
You’ll be able to check out the band's full performance at the event for free: iTunes will be offering live and on-demand HD video streams via the iTunes Festival App or the iTunes Store. The iTunes Festival App is available for free download on the App Store worldwide at iTunes.com/appstore, and features AirPlay support to stream HD video from your mobile device to your widescreen television with Apple TV.
In addition to Muse, this year’s iTunes Festival will also feature performances by The Killers, Jack White, Mumford & Sons, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Band of Horses and Walk the Moon. For more information on the event, visit iTunesFestival.com.
Brandon Boyd Talks Incubus Hiatus, Assures Fans the Band Is Not Breaking Up
Just because Incubus is going on hiatus after finishing up their co-headlining tour withLinkin Park doesn't mean fans should see it as a sign that the band is splitting up. Frontman Brandon Boyd says he just feels that it’s healthy for the band members to take a break from one another after the end of an album cycle.
“We have no intention of breaking up as far as I know,” Boyd tells ABC News Radio. “It’s like a family -- you step away from it, and you give everybody space and then, usually you wanna come back and communicate in the way you know how. We’re very much like a family and we’re also in a really good place right now inter-personally.”
Boyd added that he will be busy during the break, as he plans to record another solo album. “I’ve just been writing a ton of music and just demoing it, kind of quietly stockpiling them,” explains Boyd. “Whether the music sees the light of day, I have no idea. That’s not necessarily my intention, but I hope it does.”
Foo Fighters Haven't Played Their "Last Show for a Long Time," Despite Grohl Comment
The Foo Fighters aren't quite ready to take a hiatus from live touring, though frontmanDave Grohl had fans thinking otherwise over the weekend. NME reports that Grohl announced to the crowd at the U.K.'s Reading Festival on Sunday, "It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time."
It was an unusual comment, if for no other reason than because the Foo Fighters have a few U.S. festival dates lined up for September.
If you have tickets to any of those shows, don't worry -- the band's appearances haven't been canceled. Grohl has clarified his comment on the band's Facebook page: "Jeesh! Relax.....I was only talking TO England!! ABOUT England..Stop eavesdropping internets! xoxo Dave."
Coheed and Cambria Gets into the Boxing Ring for “Domino the Destitute”
On Tuesday, Coheed and Cambria premiered the video for “Domino the Destitute,” the first single from their upcoming double album, The Afterman.
The eight-minute long, black-and-white video tells the story of a boxer named Domino, who gets involved with some unsavory characters that manipulate him into becoming a criminal. In addition to checking out the video, fans can purchase the track now on iTunes.
Fans who pre-order the band's box set, The Afterman Limited Deluxe Box Set: Amory Award Edition, will also receive an immediate download of “Domino the Destitute” as well. That package will also include digital downloads of both The Afterman: Ascension and The Afterman: Descension when they are released, a VIP tour laminate that allows early entry at all of the band’s headlining shows, a two-hour documentary of Coheed on the road, an artwork book and more. The Afterman will be released in two parts with the first installment, The Afterman: Ascension, slated to hit stores on October 9. The second album, The Afterman: Descension, is set to be released sometime in February 2013.
Dave Grohl, Lars Ulrich, Chad Smith Among Richest Drummers in the World
Who's richer: former Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Metallicadrummer Lars Ulrich, or Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith? Thanks to CelebrityNetWorth.com, we know the answer.
The website lists Grohl as the richest of the trio, scoring the #3 slot on the list with a net worth of $225 million. Ulrich is just two spots behind Grohl at #5, with a net worth of $175 million, while Smith claims the #10 position with a net worth of $90 million.
Other notables on the list include Blink-182’s Travis Barker at #11 with a net worth of $85 million, Van Halen’s Alex Van Halen at #13 with $75 million, Phish’s Jon Fishman at #17 with $60 million, Green Day’s Tre Cool at $45 million, and Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins at $20 million.
Slash: An Intimate Portrait to Be Released in October
A new book about former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is headed our way.
The 144-page book, titled Slash: An Intimate Portrait, promises to take readers “beyond the glitz and mystique, to reveal the warmth, charm, and humility of one of popular music's most revered rockers.” The upcoming book will also features over 100 previously unpublished candid photographs of the guitarist onstage, in the studio, and at home. Slash: An Intimate Portrait was written by Richard Bienstock, a senior editor with Guitar World magazine, and includes a foreword by Slash’s close friend, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, as well as a preface from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.
While the book doesn’t have an official release date, it's expected to arrive in stores from Insight Editions sometime in October.