FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Picks Fight With BLACK VEIL BRIDES
According to The Pulse Of Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontmanIvan Moody is either feeling bored or cranky, because he's just called out glam-rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES. In a couple of posts at his Facebookpage, Moody commented on a YouTube video of BLACK VEIL BRIDES by remarking, "I'll say it...YUCK!...Time for people to be 'REAL.' This sux."
BLACK VEIL BRIDES has not responded to Moody's taunt.
The band already handled rejection at last week's Revolver Golden Godsawards, hurling insults at members of the booing audience as they accepted their third straight "Song Of The Year" award, this time for "In The End".
"In The End" is currently No. 14 on the Active Rock radio chart. The song is taken from BLACK VEIL BRIDES' third album, "Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones".
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release a new double album in two parts this year, with the first half coming out on on July 23 and the second half arriving sometime later this fall.
The band introduced the first single from the new album, called "Lift Me Up," via a live performance at the Golden Gods awards with special guest Rob Halford.
CLOWN On SLIPKNOT Return: 'You Can Smell It In The Air'
According to The Pulse Of Radio, SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told Loudwire in a new interview that 2014 is looking more and more like the year that the band comes back. Crahan said, "SLIPKNOT 2014. You can smell it in the air and people can feel it. The energy is out there and you can feel it. People go places we once were and feel it there, but not in full body, and that's just because we're returning. You can ask anyone around the world what the culture of the'KNOT is, who truly knows, and they will tell you that something has changed in the atmosphere."
Crahan told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he has high hopes for the band's next album. "When it's right, there will be a new record, and that record is going to be, I predict, one of the most serious things that we will have ever comprehended that we've ever done in our life," he said. "And we pretty much say that on every record, but I really feel that when the time comes, what will be on hand is going to be something almost unimaginable."
SLIPKNOT has performed live over the past two years but has not recorded a new album since 2008's "All Hope Is Gone".
Following the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010, the group has remained ambivalent about recording plans, although Crahan and drummer Joey Jordison have expressed more urgency than singer Corey Taylor, who's been busy writing books, doing solo gigs and recording and touring withSTONE SOUR.
But Crahan indicated that a return to the studio might finally be imminent, saying, "We're coming back full force and I haven't been so excited for a very long time. I mean, we just got off a tour last summer and it's only been eight months, but I feel like we've got six shows this summer and then after that, everyone is just going to chill a little bit. It's on. It feels fucking good."
SLIPKNOT plays Ozzfest Japan this Saturday (May 11) and theDownload festival in the U.K. in June.
DEFTONES: 'Swerve City' Video Released
"Swerve City", the new video from Sacramento's DEFTONES, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's seventh studio album, "Koi No Yokan", which was released November 13, 2012 via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with over 65,000 copies sold first week. Revolver declared it their "Album of the Year," Spin selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 (and its No. 5 Metal Album Of The Year), the New York Post hailed it as "one of the best rock albums of the year," and Penthouse said "If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the sublime as well asDEFTONES' 'Koi No Yokan', please write us an email and flag it 'urgent.'"
DEFTONES released several different vinyl editions of "Koi No Yokan" on January 22. The four configurations are as follows: a standard retail version pressed on 140-gram black vinyl (3,000 units); a direct-to-consumer version on 180-gram black vinyl with foil-stamped numbered jackets (1,000 units); an international edition pressed on 180-gram vinyl; and an exclusive edition sold through Hot Topic retailers pressed on 140-gram clear-colored vinyl (1,500 units).
DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng passed away on April 13 following complications from a 2008 car accident that left him in a semi-comatose state. He was 42.
Sergio Vega stepped in to play for the band on tour after Cheng's accident, staying on to record 2010's "Diamond Eyes" and "Koi No Yokan".
COREY TAYLOR's 'House Of Gold & Bones' Comics: Issue No. 2 Coming This Month
A four-issue comic book series adapted from STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor's narrative of the band's two "House Of Gold & Bones" albums is coming out this spring, with the first issue having arrived on shelves on April 17 via Dark Horse Comics.
The second issue of the comic will arrive on May 22. It is now available for pre-order at this location.
The official synopsis for the comic book reads, "Traveling through his new reality, the Human stumbles across an unlikely ally. But with the zombielike Numbers hounding their steps, they must make some unusual choices to avoid capture in an unknown world, with troubling consequences. But can the Human really trust his new friend's advice and find his way home again?"
Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Corey Taylor stated about the genesis for the short story that eventually became the comic book: "I had this idea for a while, for a short story that would accompany the STONE SOURalbum or just an album in general. I always had this idea, but it was just a nugget, and it was never anything fleshed out or anything extensive. It always just sat on the back burner for a really long time, until the firstSLIPKNOT tour that we did after Paul [Gray, bass] died. Until then, I had kind of put creativity aside for a while, because I wasn't there yet in my head. While we were out there on the road, the idea just came to me and all the sudden I could see the beginning, the middle and the end, very vividly. I could see the characters coming together in my head, and that kind of triggered the music that I contributed to both STONE SOURalbums. In the end, things became much bigger in scope than the original idea, but when the idea came to me, I just kept feverishly writing things down in notebooks, fleshing out the characters and putting together a chain of events. By the time we finally got into the studio, this whole concept was about 98% finished, so I finalized it while we were in the studio. That was kind of where the idea to make it a comic book came from.
As I Lay Dying Releases Statement Regarding Singer's Arrest in Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot
The band mates of As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis have released a statement following his arrest this week for an alleged murder-for-hire plot.
In the statement, which is posted on the band's official website and Facebook page,Nick Hipa, Jordan Mancino, Phil Sgrosso, and Josh Gilbert write:
"As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We'll keep you informed as best we can. Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation - and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from. Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying."
Lambesis was arrested Tuesday in Oceanside, California, accused of attempting to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested for Outstanding Warrants
Wes Scantlin is in trouble again. The Puddle of Mudd singer was arrested in Hollywood, California on Tuesday night after police discovered he had warrants out for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.
The cops originally stopped Scantlin for speeding, but when they ran the singer’s information into their computers they found two warrants: one for “driving on a suspended license” and another for felony cocaine possession.
While the singer was booked at a nearby police station, he was quickly released after only a few hours on $11,176 bail.
Puddle of Mudd is scheduled to kick off a North American tour on June 14 at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, ND.
Kid Rock Wants You to Be His Bartender for Upcoming Best Night Ever Tour
If you’ve ever dreaming of hitting the road with Kid Rock, here’s your chance. The singer has partnered with Jim Beam to launch the Mix for Kid Rock Contest, where you can be Rock’s personal bartender for three dates on his upcoming Best Night Ever Tour and receive a $10,000 prize package.
"Kid Rock has helped make Jim Beam's decades-long music legacy even stronger," said Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe in a statement. "We figure it's time to pour him a drink or two, and we need our fans to help us make Kid Rock's perfect cocktail. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!"
To enter the contest, just submit an essay of 250 words or fewer to JimBeam.com/Music/Kid-Rock, explaining why you deserve the honor of serving Rock cocktails. You've got to be at least 21 to enter. The contest ends on June 7, and a grand prize winner will be chosen on June 24.
David Draiman Shares Sonogram of Unborn Son
David Draiman already revealed that he’s going to be a daddy, but now he’s sharing some proof. The Disturbed/Device frontman took to his Twitter account to post a sonogram of his unborn son, along with a caption revealing that his child’s name will be Samuel Bear Draiman.
Samuel will be Draiman’s first child with his wife -- model, actress and wrestler Lena Yada, whom he married in September 2011.
Draiman is currently out on tour promoting Device’s self-titled debut album, which scored the #11 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart its first week out. Gemini Syndrome andNonpoint are supporting the band on select dates. Visit DeviceBand.com to view the full itinerary.
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds Says “Radioactive” Is About Personal “Struggle with Anxiety and Depression”
Imagine Dragons’ single “Radioactive” has been dominating the alternative charts for a few weeks now and has been climbing the Active charts. Frontman Dan Reynolds says that writing the track helped him deal with some personal problems he needed to overcome.
"That's basically a song about my struggle with anxiety and depression," Reynolds tells Rolling Stone. "It's about becoming self-empowered and rising above that. I wanted to write a masculine and primal song about conjuring and rising above human weakness.”
Imagine Dragons is currently trekking across North American promoting their debut album, Night Visions. The band will also hit a number of festivals this summer including Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, AL; the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, PA; Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI; and Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL. Visit ImagineDragonsMusic.com to view the full itinerary.