COREY TAYLOR Talks Future Of SLIPKNOT, 'Knotfest' In New Video Interview
KXVO, the CW affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska, conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor at SLIPKNOT's first-everKnotfest, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival which took place on August 17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18 in Somerset, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked what kind of bands he would like on future editions of Knotfest,Taylor said, "For me, I would like to keep it… Bands from our generation, or maybe, like, SLAYER would be wonderful to have on the Knotfestshows. Stuff like KORN, maybe, would be great, ROB ZOMBIE — maybe even encourage a WHITE ZOMBIE reunion."
He added, "I'm not sure. There's a lot of great metal bands out there right now and this might be a great platform for them to have their own moment in the sun. So I think as long as we put together a package people really wanna see, I think it will sell itself."
Regarding what he sees in the future for SLIPKNOT, Taylor said, "We're gonna take a break and slowly but surely start putting some music together. Obviously, I have STONE SOUR that's going out for probably about a year and a half, two years with two albums. Joey's [Jordison, drums] got something, Clown's [percussion] got something, everybody's kind of got something that they're doing right now. But in the interim, we'll start putting music together and we'll just kind of see what happens."
He continued, "Obviously, the more we feel together as a band and as a family, the easier it will be to start working on new music. Obviously, without [late SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul [Gray], it's a little bittersweet, but I think the closer we become as a band, the closer we'll be to making a new album. So maybe in a couple years; we'll see. But it's gonna take a little time.”
DEFTONES Had 'Tons Of Ideas' For New Album, Says Singer
Sacramento, California-based alternative rock band DEFTONES has set a November 13 release date for its seventh studio album, entitled "Koi No Yokan". The group worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who helmed 2010's "Diamond Eyes" and has also worked on albums by RUSHand FOO FIGHTERS.
Speaking to AOL's Noisecreep, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno stated about the songwriting process for "Koi No Yokan", "We were coming out of a tough time, obviously, and our goal was to kind of rebuild what we created over all the years. I felt like we had to prove ourselves. We'd taken so much time between records, had some inner turmoil, and our records were starting to get pieced together versus really being created together, so for us it was a chance to get back to basics. We didn't have an idea of what sort of style we wanted. We just came in fired up and motivated to do something great. It was all very positive. We had more songs than ever, tons of ideas."
Asked about DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a semi-comatose state since a 2008 auto accident, Moreno said, "When I was 17 years old, I moved out of my parents’ house and moved in with him. We've been best friends most of my life. I'll just be doing some random thing in my life and he's always in my thoughts. The whole band feels very strongly about him and he's always been a part of things. The main thing we try to do is keep a positive attitude because it's not like he died — it's more or less he's still alive and fighting and we all have hope — that's the way we handle things."
Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Special New Year's Eve Show in Las Vegas
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be ringing in 2013 in Las Vegas. The band has just announced that they’ll be playing a special gig at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, which marks their first show in Vegas in more than seven years.
A ticket pre-sale for the event begins on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, head over to RedHotChiliPeppers.com.
In other RHCP news, next week the band will release the second installment of bonus tracks from the sessions for their most recent album, I'm With You. The pair of songs, titled “Magpies” and “Victorian Machinery,” will hit all the usual outlets on September 11.
Green Day Cruises Through the Desert, Performs at a Rave in “Kill the DJ” Video
Green Day has debuted the new video for “Kill the DJ,” the next single from the band’s upcoming album, ¡Uno!, which hits stores on September 25. The four-minute clip features footage of the band cruising through the desert on motorcycles, interspersed with scenes of the band performing the track for a rowdy crowd of dancers at a rave.
In other Green Day news, TMZ.com is reporting that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is out of the hospital and back in Los Angeles. The singer was hospitalized following the band’s cancellation of a concert in Bologna, Italy on Friday night. In a 35-second video clip, Armstrong can be seen mouthing the words, “My voice is gone,” to a cameraman before getting into his limo. While bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool wouldn't say what "illness" Armstrong is suffering from, they did post a video on the band's official website, saying they were "beyond devastated" to cancel the gig.
Green Day's upcoming album trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! will be rolling out in the coming weeks and months: ¡Uno! is set to arrive in stores on September 25, while ¡Dos!and ¡Tré! are slated for release on November 13, 2012 and January 15, 2013, respectively.
Puddle of Mudd Frontman Booted from Plane and Arrested
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin is in trouble again. Scantlin was arrested at Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas Tuesday after allegedly getting into a drunken argument with a flight attendant over his excessive drinking, E! News reports.
The Austin Police Department tells E! Scantlin was on board a JetBlue flight from Boston to Los Angeles when the plane was diverted to Austin.
E! quotes law enforcement officials as saying, “The flight was diverted to Austin due to Wes Scantlin, lead singer of Puddle of Mudd. Once the plane landed the officers did their investigation and deemed that the individual was intoxicated and was place under arrest for public intoxication.”
A source further tells TMZ.com that Scantlin became upset on the flight because the flight crew refused to sell him booze.
Scantlin was later slapped with an additional charge of interference with a flight crew and booked into the Travis County Jail.
The singer pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession in July, but was offered an opportunity to avoid jail by enrolling in a drug program by August 8. A Los Angeles judge issued a bench warrant for Scantlin after he failed to appear in court to show proof of his enrollment. The judge gave Scantlin a new court date of August 17. The current status of the bench warrant and his enrollment in the drug program is unclear.
Muse Wants Stage Design Featuring UFO-Shaped Zeppelin for Upcoming Tour Dates
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says that he has some unique ideas for the band’s stage show when they play large, outdoor gigs next summer in support of their upcoming album, The 2nd Law.
“One day I'm going to get a huge Zeppelin shaped like a UFO to land,” the singer tells U.K. magazine Q. “I've been trying for years but no one will let us.”
Bellamy added that ever since the band began playing live, he’s been going through a personal transformation to gain more confidence as a lead singer. “I'd been quite an introverted person in the early years of the band,” he explains. “I was actually having a lot of trouble coming out of myself. Over the course of the first three albums I gradually opened up, and something came out of me, a strange level of confidence that I didn't know was there.”
Shortly after The 2nd Law is released on October 2, Muse will hit the road for a two-month European tour. The band is expected to launch a U.S. tour sometime next year.
Linkin Park Provides More Songs to Rock Band 3
Harmonix, creator of the Rock Band video game franchise, has added more playable songs from Linkin Park for Rock Band 3.
The four-song “Linkin Park Pack 02” downloadable content pack features “Breaking the Habit,” from 2003’s Meteora, “Shadow of the Day” from 2007’s Minutes to Midnight, “New Divide” from the soundtrack for the 2009 film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and “Burn It Down,” from their latest album, Living Things.
“Linkin Park Pack 02” is available now for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii.
Green Day Helping to Launch Nokia Music Service
Green Day is helping to launch a new mobile music streaming service. The band has joined forces with Nokia and AT&T on Nokia Music, which will stream songs and playlists for owners of Nokia Lumia handsets.
Green Day has curated three playlists for the service. More details on the Nokia Music launch can be found on the band's Facebook page. Green Day will also hold a concert to celebrate the launch. Info on the show will be announced in the near future.
The group releases the first album in their upcoming trilogy, ¡Uno!, on September 25.
The Black Keys Rock Nashville Dive Bar in "Little Black Submarines" Video
The Black Keys have posted the video for “Little Black Submarines," the next single from their latest album, El Camino. The four-minute clip features footage of the band performing the song live in front a small crowd at the Springwater Supper Club in Nashville, TN.
Guitarist Dan Auerbach says that while the band originally recorded a bunch of other clips for the “Little Black Submarines” video, they decided to scrap them in favor of footage from their performance at the infamous dive bar.
"There was a storyline but it didn't work," Auerbach tells Rolling Stone. "We all just sort of kind of mutually agreed that it should probably just be the performance and not any of the other extra stuff. We just sort of said 'You know, it was fun kind of performing here at a small club with the fans. Why don't we just have it be that?'"
In other Black Keys news, the band will performing with Foo Fighters and Band of Horses at the Global Festival, a concert event to raise money and awareness about global poverty. The performance will take place in Central Park in New York City on September 29. Fifty-four thousand tickets will be given away by lottery, but you’ll have to perform a number of charitable deeds or donate money to enter the drawing for your ticket. Visit GlobalFestival.com for more information.