Congratulations are in order for PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix and his wife, Kelly, who are the proud new parents a baby boy, Brixton Gabriel Shaddix. Kelly underwent a Caesarean section procedure a a Californian hospital on Wednesday, September 18 and Brixton was born at 9:45 a.m. local time. He weighed in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long. This is the third son for Jacoby and Kelly, who are also the parents of Makaile Ceilo Shaddix, born March 24, 2002 and Jagger Monroe Shaddix, born September 13, 2004. During the making of PAPA ROACH's latest album, "The Connection", Shaddix split and reconciled with his wife of 16 years and also fell off the wagon. "This record is a snapshot of me at my most desperate," Jacoby told The Aquarian Weekly. "As I was writing this record, [my wife and I] were split, so there was a lot of pain and anger and frustration. As the dust settles in my life, I realize that I'm the orchestrator of all this chaos. I'm the one at fault. I'm the fucking problem. When you go through that stuff, sometimes it's hard to own your own shit, to step up to the plate and own it. I just had to because I wanted to do the right thing." He added: "I was able to make this record, express myself and get my family back together and get my respect from my band. At the eleventh hour, I pulled it off. I don't know, man, this is a repeating cycle in my life. I don't know how many more times I can do this to myself."
Metallica Says Director Nimród Antal Wrote 90 Percent of Story Line for Through the Never
Metallica has director Nimród Antal to thank for the separate story line featured in their upcoming 3D film, Metallica Through the Never. During a Q&A session following the film’s first public screening on Tuesday in San Rafael, CA, drummer Lars Ulrich revealed that while the band is given writing credits for the film, Antal came up with the bulk of the scripted pieces involving a roadie named Trip, played by In Treatment actor Dane DeHaan.
“The character of Trip, the journey he goes on, the setting that the narrative takes place in all comes from the wonderful twisted mind of Nimród,” he told the crowd. “We helped shape it, we set a couple of boundaries around the story to make sure that it wouldn’t run amok, but this is really Nimrod’s story, 90 percent of it, and so he should take full credit.”
Ulrich adds it was a difficult process to find a director for the 3D flick, but the drummer knew he found the right man when he first met Antal.
“We spoke to quite a few different people and everybody was very skeptical, and so when I sat down with Nimrod the first time, he was the first guy that was ready to jump on this crazy ride with us,” he explains. “He didn’t ask questions or try to talk me out of what I was bringing to him, and when he came up and met the band there’s this kind of madness in Nim’s eyes that we could feel a kinship with.”
Antal notes that in addition to making the theatrical release available on DVD, he has plans to put out two other versions of it. “We’re gonna have a DVD with a full concert version. So for those of you that were there, you’ll see a version that is Trip-less,” he says. “But for those of you who enjoyed the Trip experience, there’s actually gonna be a short film of just Trip.” Metallica Through the Never will premiere exclusively at every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27. After the flick has its run in the IMAX theaters, it will expand into additional theaters starting October 4.
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Pearl Jam Unveils Performance Video for "Sirens"
With their Lightning Bolt album just a few weeks away from hitting stores, Pearl Jam is giving us a preview of the release’s next single, “Sirens.” A video for the track has just been posted to their YouTube channel. It features the guys performing the song together on a dimly lit stage. Lightning Bolt will arrive at all the usual outlet on October 15. You’ll get your chance to hear the new cuts performed live when the band heads out on a North American tour this fall. That trek begins on October 11 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. To see the full list of dates, visit PearlJam.com.
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Hollywood Undead, Halestorm, Adelitas Way Members to Judge Online Music Competition
Hollywood Undead vocalist Johnny 3 Tears, Adelitas Way’s Rick DeJesus, andHalestorm are among the artists who have signed on to be judges for a new online music competition. Dubbed the Breakout Artist Music Competition, the contest offers unsigned, aspiring artists the chance to win over $35,000 in cash and prizes, including a management contract and the chance to record a three-song EP. Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and In this Moment lead singer Maria Brink are also serving as judges for the online competition.
To enter the contest, you’ll need to submit at least one original or cover song toBreakoutCompetition.com. You can submit now through November 30. The judges will announce the winner sometime in December.
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Watch Nirvana Perform “Scentless Apprentice” from Live and Loud DVD
Nirvana is sharing footage from their upcoming concert DVD, Live and Loud. The group has released an excerpt of the video that features a live performance of “Scentless Apprentice” from their third and final studio album, In Utero. Live and Loud documents Nirvana’s concert at Pier 48 in Seattle, WA, on December 13, 1993. In addition to being sold separately, the flick will be included in the Super Deluxe Edition of Nirvana’s 20th anniversary reissue of In Utero, which features more than 40 previously unreleased demos, rehearsal tracks, B-sides and live performances spread out over three CDs. Both releases will arrive in stores next week.