Chris Cornell Acoustic Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief
If you're a Soundgarden fan in the New York area, here's your chance to hear some great music and help a great cause. Frontman Chris Cornell will perform a one-off acoustic concert on Monday night, November 12, at the Bowery Ballroom, with all proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief via the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.
Cornell and Soundgarden were scheduled to be in New York City anyway, promoting their new CD, King Animal, which goes on sale Tuesday.
Tickets for the acoustic benefit show go on sale Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster. Doors open for the show Monday night at 8:30 ET. For more details, visit ChrisCornell.com.
One Dead, 19 Injured After Scaffolding Collapses Outside Linkin Park Concert in South Africa
One woman is dead and 19 others were injured following the collapse of scaffolding outside of a Linkin Park show in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday. According toBillboard.com, high winds were the cause of the incident, which occurred before the concert began in the parking area outside Cape Town Stadium.
The band was made aware of the accident after the show, and posted a statement on their website in which they offer their “heartfelt condolences” to everyone affected by the collapse. It reads:
"Following our performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advised that several people were injured as a result of the collapse of an advertising tower erected by Lucozade in the parking area outside the venue. We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries. Though we have had no relationship with the sponsor or the entity responsible for erecting the structure, we take the safety of our fans very seriously and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy."
Linkin Park is continuing with their tour of South Africa. They are scheduled to perform in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Says King Animal Album Title Doesn’t Have “Any Specific Meaning”
Chris Cornell says that there isn’t any special hidden meaning behind the title of the band’s first studio album in more than 15 years, King Animal. The Soundgarden frontman notes that he chooses the titles of the band's albums based on emotional responses that he receives from the music in them.
"To me, [King Animal] is more of a feeling,” the singer tells Fuse in a video interview. “That's what's required for a title of a Soundgarden album because if there’s any specific meaning, then it's not going to encompass the feel of the entire album from song to song. It can't mean anything."
Cornell adds that there’s one aspect of the King Animal’s title that he especially enjoys. "There's something about [King Animal] that's confident, which I like,” reveals the singer. “Sort of taking ownership of who we are and how we feel about the music within."
Soundgarden has posted a stream of every song from King Animal on iTunes, where it'll remain from now until the album's release on Tuesday.
Stream Deftones’ New Album, Koi No Yokan, in Its Entirety
If you can’t wait to check out Deftones seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, you’re in luck.RollingStone.com is currently streaming every song from the new album on its website. Koi No Yokan, which arrives in stores on Tuesday, contains 11 tracks including the first single, “Tempest.” You can also pick up a limited edition bundle of the album at the band’s official website. That package features a physical CD and digital copy of Koi No Yokan, an instant download of “Tempest,” an exclusive lithograph and a t-shirt.
Korn Has 15 New Songs Written for Next Album; Reunites with Former Guitarist Welch for Two Concerts in Germany
For a couple of months now, Korn has been busy working on their next album. GuitaristJames "Munky" Shaffer has revealed that the guys have amassed a large amount of material in that time and they are moving forward with securing a producer.
“We have 15 new Korn songs written, which is really cool,” Shaffer tells Revolver. “We have massive choruses and we have riff sections. We're kind of waiting for [frontman]Jonathan [Davis] to put lyric ideas on them so we can move into the recording process.”
Shaffer adds that the forthcoming album won’t sound anything like their 2011 dubstep album, The Path to Totality. “We’re not gonna try to put out a dance album,” he explains. “It’s very much going to be a metal album and I think a guitar-heavy record.”
In other Korn news, the band has announced on their Facebook page that they will be reuniting with former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch to perform two full shows next year in Germany. This will be the first time that Welch has sat in with the band for a full concert since 2004. Korn's shows with Welch will take place at next year's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals on June 7-9, 2013 in the towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively.
Korn Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer Welcomes Second Child
Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer and his wife, actress Evis Xheneti, are the parents of a baby boy. Blabbermouth.net is reporting that the couple welcomed their first child together,D'Angelo Draxon Shaffer, on Wednesday morning. Shaffer and Xheneti were married earlier this year in Paris.
D'Angelo is Shaffer’s second child. He also has a daughter named Carmella Star from his first marriage to Stephanie Roush.