STONE SOUR: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire ROCK AM RING Performance
Professionally filmed video footage of STONE SOUR's June 8 performance at the Rock Am Ringfestival in Nürburgring, Germany can be seen below.
"House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2", the second part of STONE SOUR's two-album series, "House of Gold & Bones", sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on April 9 viaRoadrunner.
The "House Of Gold & Bones" albums were recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE) at the helm.
STONE SOUR has issued a new music video for "Do Me A Favor", the first official single from "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2". A four-issue comic book series adapted from singer Corey Taylor's story is being released this spring and summer, with the first issue having arrived on shelves on April 17 and the second one on May 22.
Marilyn Manson Dedicates Song to Paris Jackson, Performs Shocking Tribute at Los Angeles Concert
Marilyn Manson gave a unique tribute to Michael Jackson's teenage daughter, Paris Jackson, at his concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles on Thursday. According to Billboard, the singer dedicated his single "Disposable Teens" to Jackson and then simulated “a suicide attempt by dragging a meat cleaver across his forearm.”
The incident occurred the same day that Manson extended Jackson a standing invitation to his shows, following numerous unconfirmed reports that Jackson’s alleged suicide attempt was triggered by her being denied the opportunity to attend the singer’s Gibson Amphitheatre concert. TMZ previously reported that Manson offered this message to Jackson several hours before the Los Angeles show: "I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want."
Manson is currently trekking across North America on his Masters of Madness co-headlining tour with Alice Cooper.
Muse's Matt Bellamy Reveals The 2nd Law Was Inspired by World War Z
It’s no coincidence that tracks from Muse’s The 2nd Law are featured in the soundtrack to the upcoming flick, World War Z. Frontman Matthew Bellamy says that the songs on the album were directly inspired by the Max Brooks novel on which the film is based on.
"When we were making the album, I was reading the book World War Z, so it was kind of ideal,” he tells MTV News. “The album's got a lot of themes about the apocalypse; the end of the world, surviving in bleak circumstances… it was just a lovely coincidence that we had these tracks that are inspired by the book." World War Z will arrive in theaters on June 21. It stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Matthew Fox.
Five Finger Death Punch Offers Preview of New Single, “Dot Your Eyes”
Five Finger Death Punch may have pushed back the release date for the first installment of their upcoming double album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, but the group is making it up to us by offering a preview of one of the new cuts. On Thursday, the group posted online a 34-second snippet of “Dot Your Eyes,” which will be featured on the upcoming release. The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 will arrive at all the usual outlets on July 30 and will be available in a variety of formats, including standard and deluxe digital versions and a limited-edition box set. All versions will include the standard album, while the deluxe edition will include a 15-track live CD, PURGATORY [Tales from the Pit]. The limited-edition box set includes everything from the deluxe edition, along with a 5FDP lunch box and a free download of an exclusive new track from the upcoming release.
You can pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes starting June 18, but if you buy the physical version, you’ll get a limited-edition t-shirt. The box set will also be available for pre-order on the group’s website the same day.
James Hetfield Says Metallica Moved Orion + More Fest to Detroit to Avoid Price-Gouging
It appears that Metallica had a good reason for moving their Orion Music + More festival from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to its new home at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Frontman James Hetfield says the guys decided to change locations because the band didn't think Atlantic City hotels were very nice to their fans.
"I thought Atlantic City was going to be a lot better than it was," he tells Rolling Stone. "There was some gouging going on in hotels, ripping people off, crap like that. We're trying to make this affordable for people, so that wasn't a great thing."
Despite the fact that the band lost money on the inaugural edition of the event, Hetfield notes that he's not concerned about the festival's finances as much as the happiness of their fans. "At the end of the day, it's not about us making money," he explains. "It's really about creating some kind of mark in history, and after, eight, 10 years, if this thing starts breaking even, then that will put a little more of a smile on our faces and it won't be as much of a personal investment."
Guitars Signed by Papa Roach, Guns N’ Roses & Others Available in Charity Auction for OK Tornado Victims
The people who put on the annual Rocklahoma festival are stepping up to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma last month. Producers for the event have announced that they'll be offering some exclusive products for a charity auction, the proceeds from which will go to support tornado victims.
The sale features guitars autographed by Papa Roach, Guns N’ Roses, Hollywood Undead, Dokken and Skillet, as well as signed music memorabilia from the likes of Alice in Chains, Bush and Halestorm, among others.
Bidding runs through June 14 at Auctions.ReadySetAuction.com/Rocklahoma.
Coheed and Cambria Add More Tour Dates
Coheed and Cambria have added two more dates to their busy 2013 touring schedule.
The newly scheduled shows will take place at The Pageant inSt Louis on August 26 and at the House of Blues Las Vegas on September 3. Circa Survive will support the band on both dates.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the St. Louis show go on sale today, Friday, at 5 p.m. CT. Tickets for the Las Vegas show will be available tomorrow, Saturday, at 10 a.m. PT.
The new dates are additions to Coheed and Cambria's schedule which includes 27 previously reported appearances as part of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival withAlice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and more.