KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Is 'Shocked' And 'Saddened' By AS I LAY DYING Singer's Arrest
KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch (pictured below) says that he is "shocked" by the news that the singer of AS I LAY DYING, Tim Lambesis, was arrested for allegedly hiring someone to kill Tim's estranged wife.
Lambesis, who has said he considers himself to be a Christian and acknowledges that he finds inspiration for lyrical content from biblical texts, was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday (May 7) around 2 p.m. at an Oceanside business, according to San Diego Sheriff's Department.
He was charged with solicitation of another to commit murder of his wife, who resides in Encinitas.
"Completely shocked, saddened, confused about Tim from AS I LAY DYING," Welch wrote last night on his Facebook page. "I was just on his bus over a month ago. I feel grieved."
KORN has begun work on its 11th studio album and first Welch back in the fold since 2003's "Take A Look In The Mirror".
Welch left KORN in 2005 to become a born-again Christian. The band never officially replaced him and stayed a four-piece, although they've used several touring guitarists for live work.
Blur to Record New Album in Hong Kong
Good news for Blur fans: the band has revealed that they plan to head into the studio to record a new album.
During their concert at Hong Kong's Asia World Expo on Sunday, frontman Damon Albarnannounced that the guys will take some time off to work on new material while they're in town.
"We were supposed to be playing in Japan next week, but due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to go there," the singer told the crowd, "So we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record.” Fan-filmed footage of the announcement is posted on YouTube.
While Blur’s last album of new material was 2003’s Think Tank, the group dropped new singles “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan” last summer.
Lars Ulrich Says New Metallica Album Won't Be Ready Until 2015
Drummer Lars Ulrich says that Metallica fans will need to wait about two years before they can get their hands of the band’s follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic.
“We’re in the early stages of writing, and all I can say is there are some good things lurking,” he tells Revolver about the forthcoming release. “We’ve got to put them into song shape and get our asses in the studio. I hope we can do that by the end of the year, maybe early next year. 2014 is a bit optimistic for the album to come out, so ’15 is more realistic.”
The next big thing coming up for Metallica will be their second annual Orion Music + More festival, which takes place June 8-9 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to headlining sets by Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the event also includes performances from Rise Against, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, Dropkick Murphys and Foals.
As I Lay Dying Singer Arrested for Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot
As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis has been arrested, accused of attempting to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
According to TheSan Diego Union-Tribune, Lambesis was arrested Tuesday in Oceanside, California. Authorities say they received information last week that indicated he was soliciting someone to kill his estranged wife. She filed for divorce last September.
Lambesis, who's 32, was booked into a Vista, California, jail on one count of solicitation of another to commit murder. Additional details regarding the case have not been disclosed.
As I Lay Dying recently toured Asia, and is scheduled to tour with Killswitch Engage in the U.S. beginning May 30.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Invites Fans to Contribute Online to Massive Rolling Stones Exhibit
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's enormous upcoming Rolling Stonesexhibition is going interactive.
Opening on May 24, "Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" will cover two-and-a-half floors of Rock Hall's Cleveland home with photos, film footage, artwork, letters, historic documents, stage costumes, artwork and other artifact, many never before displayed in public. But for the first time, the museum also will launch a fan-generated interactive exhibition that will populate a multimedia display as part of the physical exhibit, as well as be shown on the Rock Hall's Facebook page. That virtual exhibit opens May 13.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is asking fans to upload photos of memorabilia, artwork, Rolling Stones concerts and more to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction to contribute to the submission feed.
"Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" is expected to run at the Hall until March 2014. A companion exhibit at the Museum's Library and Archives will focus on the band's tour production from 1975 to 1981, and will include a set list, photographs, stage drawings, fabric samples, lighting cues and more.
Stone Temple Pilots Members Added to Lineup for MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit
More star power has been added to the lineup for the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Los Angeles. Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz will now perform at the event, which already includes live sets by Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mikeand former Guns N’ Roses band mates Slash and Duff McKagan.
In addition to the performances, Bennington will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, which recognizes his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. Legendary skateboarder, surfer and musician Tony Alva also will be honored that evening, with the From the Heart Award.
The MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert will take place at the Club Nokia on May 30. The MusiCares MAP Fund provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery resources, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses and medical expenses.
For more information, visit MusiCares.org.
Imagine Dragons Pay Tribute to Cancer Victim in “Demons” Video
Imagine Dragons pay a touching tribute to their friend Tyler Robinson, who recently lost his battle with cancer, in the new video for “Demons” from the band’s debut album, Night Visions.
While the main focus of the clip includes scenes of the group performing "Demons" at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in their hometown of Las Vegas, the final minute features footage of frontman Dan Reynolds singing the group's hit single, “It’s Time,” with Robinson at a concert. A message appears at the end of the clip asking fans to contribute to the Tyler Robinson Foundation, which will provide financial assistance to families with children fighting cancer.
"Tyler Robinson...passed away unexpectedly while we were editing the video,” the band writes in a joint statement. “He was only 17 years old and his courage was an inspiration to all of us. Forming the Tyler Robinson Foundation with his family was a way for us to honor his legacy by doing something positive -- donations to the Foundation will help families who are unable to afford cancer care for their children."