OZZY OSBOURNE: I Have Never Ever Ever Been Able To Attach Myself To The Word 'Heavy Metal'
BLACK SABBATH members Ozzy Osbourne (vocals) and Geezer Butler(bass) recently spoke to CNN about "13", the first SABBATH record in 35 years to feature Ozzy, Geezer and guitarist Tony Iommi all playing together. You can watch the report below.
On overcoming their initial apprehension about making a a new studio album:
Butler: "[Producer Rick Rubin] was really good for us and suggested we go back to the old spirit of how we used to do things like live in the studio, a jam, live in the studio kind of feel. And that gave us the direction to go in."
Osbourne: "We tried it in 2001, and I think unconsciously we knew this was our last chance. If we had failed on this attempt people would have said, 'Ah, it's never gonna happen.' I think it must be over 30 or 40 years since I listened to the first album because you know you move on and you challenge yourself. As I was saying earlier on, it's like asking THE BEATLES to go back to 'Please Please Me' and they would have gone 'what?'"
On being considered godfathers of heavy metal:
Osbourne: "I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations. If it was heavy rock, I could get that, but the '70s was kind of like a bluesy thing, the '80s was kind of bubblegum-frosted hair, multicolored clothes and the '90s was kind of grungy. People come up to me and say, 'Your SABBATH work was a big influence on me.' I could go, 'Oh, yeah, I can see that,' but other bands... what part of that is inspired by us? Some of it is just angry people screaming down a microphone!"
On Iommi being diagnosed with cancer just prior to entering the studio to record "13":
Osbourne: "If it was me, I'd just go, 'I'm out of here, but he never complained once, he just kept it to himself, I'd be thinking this is the end if it was me. My wife beat cancer. I didn't know if anyone could beat cancer."
Butler: "He was an inspiration to us during the album. Nothing would stand in his way. He just got on with it and through it and I thought if he can do that then I can do that so we persevered with it."
On BLACK SABBATH's legacy:
Osbourne: "BLACK SABBATH wasn't some band created by a London mogul. We were four guys who had a dream that became bigger than expectations. It's been the best thing that ever happened to me."
Scott Weiland Marries Photographer
Scott Weiland is a married man. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolversinger tied the knot with photographer Jamie Wachtel at their Los Angeles home on Saturday night, according to People magazine.
The 35-year-old Wachtel, who wore a vintage dress from the Beverly Hills boutique Paper Bag Princess, tells People, "We all cried and laughed. Scott and I are over the moon!"
Weiland, 45, met his bride while working on music videos for his 2011 Christmas album,Most Wonderful Time of the Year. This is his third marriage; he has two children from his second marriage to model Mary Forsberg, whom he divorced in 2007.
Weiland is scheduled to perform in Philadelphia with his band, The Wildabouts, on August 17.
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Nine Inch Nails Unveils Track Listing, Special Guests for Hesitation Marks
Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the track list for the band's upcoming eighth studio album,Hesitation Marks. The release will feature 14 new tracks, including the recently-released first single "Came Back Haunted," Rolling Stone is reporting.
In addition to the track list, the group has revealed that Hesitation Marks will feature a few special guests. Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and The Whotouring bassist Pino Palladino contributed their talents to the release, although it is not yet known which tracks they performed on. Hesitation Marks will arrive in stores on September 3. If you pre-order the deluxe edition of the album now at iTunes, you'll score an immediate download of "Came Back Haunted."
Here is the track list for Hesitation Marks:
"The Eater of Dreams"
"Copy of A"
"Came Back Haunted"
"Find My Way"
"All Time Low"
"Various Methods of Escape"
"I Would for You"
"While I'm Still Here"
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Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach & More Invite Fans to Get "ShipRocked" in January
Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Three Days Grace are among the artists that will be hitting the high seas for the upcoming edition of the ShipRocked cruise.
The festival-at-sea, which is slated to set sail from January 26-30, 2014, will leave from Miami, Florida, and will dock at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas for two full days of beachside concerts. Other artists set to perform at the event include Device,Sevendust, In This Moment, Candlebox, Nonpoint and Young Guns.
Between shows, fans can participate in games, activities and even hang out with some of the bands for meet-and-greet sessions. Tickets for the cruise go on sale starting July 1 at noon ET, with packages starting at $600 per person. Get more info at ShipRocked.com.
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Slipknot's Joey Jordison Names Side Project Scar the Martyr; Debut Album Coming This Fall
After months of secrecy, Joey Jordison has revealed the name of his new side project. The Slipknot drummer's new band will be called Scar the Martyr.
The new group's lineup features a number of veterans of the heavy metal scene, including Strapping Young Lad multi-instrumentalist JedSimon, former Darkest Hourguitarist KrisNorris and former Marilyn Manson keyboardist/drummer ChrisVrenna. In addition, the group will be fronted by newcomer Henry Derek, who co-wrote the new material with Jordison.
"With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison in a statement. "I wasn't worried about flash or persona...It's all about writing a good solid song. I'm writing music that people can grasp and hold on to...something that resonates."
While Scar the Martyr has yet to reveal the name and release date of the group's debut album, it is expected to arrive in stores sometime this fall.
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Metallica's Lars Ulrich on Next Album: "We'll Get There"
For a few years now, Metallica fans have been waiting patiently for news about the group's follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic. Drummer Lars Ulrich says that while he sympathizes with fans, the band isn't going to rush to get the new album out there anytime soon.
"I understand there are people waiting for a new record, and so are we," he tells Rolling Stone. "But I can't stress about it. It's not like, 'F**k, hurry up and get this record out.' Hurry up for what? So we can go play gigs? We already play gigs. We'll get there." Ulrich notes that the guys have "nearly 600 song ideas" ready for the upcoming release, which they developed during rehearsals earlier this year.
The next big thing coming up for Metallica will be the band's 3D concert film, Through the Never, which 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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Stone Sour Tour a Barren Wasteland in “The Uncanny Valley” Lyric Video
Stone Sour takes us through a barren wasteland in the new lyric video for “The Uncanny Valley,” a cut from the second installment of the band's double album, House of Gold and Bones.
The four-minute clip features the song's lyrics flashing across the screen, accompanied by footage of a desert where abandoned buildings crumble and pennies rain from the sky.
While House of Gold and Bones Part 2 has been out since April, the band is still rolling out issues of its comic book mini-series based on the double album. Installment #4 of the six-issue run will be released on July 31. You can pre-order the issue, as well as the rest of the series, at DarkHorse.com.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Brawls with Security Guard Outside Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis experienced some unpleasantness during his stay at the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. TMZ is reporting that a fight broke out between the singer and a security guard while he was trying to enter the hotel at the same time that The Rolling Stones were leaving. Sources tell the gossip website that the security guard thought Kiedis was “just another fan,” and began to get physical with the singer. After a brief tussle, some local cops broke up the fight and Kiedis wound up reconciling with the security guard.
A rep for the Four Seasons hotel says that the security guard who confronted Kiedis doesn’t work for the hotel. In addition, a source close to The Stones notes that the security guard didn’t officially work for the band either, and that he was probably hired to “supplement the band's regular security.”
You can watch the entire altercation between Kiedis and the security guard on TMZ.com.