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  • Slipknot Bassist Out Of The Hospital >

    Slipknot bassist Alex Venturella is out of the hospital and ready to rejoin the band's tour. Venturella was taken to the hospital in the middle of Slipknot's concert in Hartford, Connecticut Sunday night, and the group ended up finishing the show without him. A note on the band's Facebook page Read More
  • Nirvana Rarities Are Leaked On YouTube >

    Nirvana fans have a whole bunch of previously unreleased demos and alternate takes to sample. At least 14 previously unreleased demos were posted on YouTube over the weekend, (most have since been removed) including an instrumental"Heart Shaped Box" and a very different version of the popular B-side "Sappy." The fact Read More
  • New Cobain Track Inserted Into "Montage Of Heck" >

    Nirvana fans have a reason to go see Montage of Heck when it returns to theaters on August 7th -- even if they've already seen the controversial documentary on HBO. Director Brett Morgen says he added an unreleased Kurt Cobain demo to the film. He tells Billboard that the insertion of Read More
  • 1,000 People Jam In Unison In Italy To Get The Foo Fighters' Attention...It Worked! - Watch Video >

    You did it, Cesena! A video of 1,000 Foo Fighters fans performing "Learn to Fly" in an attempt to get the band to play in the small Italian village went viral last week - and Dave Grohl himself saw it. First, he responded by posting "Che bello, Cesena…" on the band's Read More
  • Metallica: History In Comic Form >

    The history of Metallica is now the subject of comic book. Orbit: Metallica covers the initial meeting between James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and how Cliff Burton,Dave Mustaine and then Kirk Hammett all came to join the lineup. The cover was done by David Frizell, who has done artwork for Read More
  • Dave Grohl: Air Drummer >

    Dave Grohl has discovered a whole new realm of physical therapy -- air drumming! The Foo Fighters leader says that muscles in his right leg have atrophied since he broke it in June. Grohl tells Qmagazine, "It's funny, ever since I started playing the drums my right calf muscle has been Read More
  • Slipknot: The Road To Knotfest >

    Slipknot have announced a brief fall tour which will lead up to their Knotfest in San Bernardino, California on October 24th and 25th. The run starts October 13th in Bismarck, North Dakota and hits eight cities before their headline appearance at Knotfeston October 25th. Slipknot's summer tour continues Wednesday in Read More
  • Disturbed: "Down With The Chronic?" >

    You know that guttural, almost coughing sound that David Draiman makes throughout the Disturbed song "Down With the Sickness?" Well, it was probably created after he'd been hitting the bong. In a new interview with Revolver, Draiman says he was high when he wrote "Light It Up" for the band's Read More
  • Zombie Bringing The Horror Back To Chicago >

    Rob Zombie's haunted house experience will return to the suburbs of Chicago for a second year. Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will run September 25th through November 1st at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois. Zombie will perform two shows at the production, October 2nd and October 4th. Read More
  • Seether And Saint Asonia Hit The Road >

    Seether and Saint Asonia are teaming up for a fall tour. It kicks off October 3rd when the two acts perform at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky and runs through October 29th in Spokane, Washington. Tickets go on sale Friday, the same day Saint Ansonia's self-titled debut Read More
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Slipknot Bassist Out Of The Hospital

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Slipknot bassist Alex Venturella is out of the hospital and ready to rejoin the band’s tour. Venturella was taken to the hospital in the middle of Slipknot’s concert in Hartford, Connecticut Sunday night, and the group ended up finishing the show without him. A note on the band’s Facebook page says, “Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital, where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from the hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family. All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, Massachusetts.” The band added, “We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex, and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer’s Last Stand tour.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Nirvana Rarities Are Leaked On YouTube

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Nirvana fans have a whole bunch of previously unreleased demos and alternate takes to sample. At least 14 previously unreleased demos were posted on YouTube over the weekend, (most have since been removed) including an instrumental”Heart Shaped Box” and a very different version of the popular B-side “Sappy.” The fact that none of these tracks made the band’s When the Lights Go Out box set or the reissues of Nevermind and In Utero demonstrates that there’s still worthwhile material in the band’s vaults.   Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

New Cobain Track Inserted Into “Montage Of Heck”

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Nirvana fans have a reason to go see Montage of Heck when it returns to theaters on August 7th — even if they’ve already seen the controversial documentary on HBO. Director Brett Morgen says he added an unreleased Kurt Cobain demo to the film. He tells Billboard that the insertion of the untitled track doesn’t alter the original cut of the film and that he won’t reveal where the song is in the film “because I don’t want to get people out there bootlegging it on their cell phones.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

1,000 People Jam In Unison In Italy To Get The Foo Fighters’ Attention…It Worked! – Watch Video

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You did it, Cesena! A video of 1,000 Foo Fighters fans performing “Learn to Fly” in an attempt to get the band to play in the small Italian village went viral last week – and Dave Grohl himself saw it. First, he responded by posting “Che bello, Cesena…” on the band’s website, which translates to “How beautiful, Cesena.” Then, he tweeted “Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena…. xxx Davide” which translates to “See you soon, David.” As if that weren’t enough to make every one of those thousand performers scream with delight, Grohl posted a video completely in Italian explaining that while he doesn’t speak Italian, he loved the video and promises to visit Cesena soon. Check out both videos to the right. Here is the original video the group of Italian musicians posted and Dave’s reply below that.   Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Metallica: History In Comic Form

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The history of Metallica is now the subject of comic book. Orbit: Metallica covers the initial meeting between James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and how Cliff Burton,Dave Mustaine and then Kirk Hammett all came to join the lineup. The cover was done by David Frizell, who has done artwork for Avenged Sevenfold. His brother Michael Frizell wrote the book. Orbit: Metallica goes on sale this week at ComicFleaMarket.com. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Dave Grohl: Air Drummer

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Dave Grohl has discovered a whole new realm of physical therapy — air drumming! The Foo Fighters leader says that muscles in his right leg have atrophied since he broke it in June. Grohl tells Qmagazine, “It’s funny, ever since I started playing the drums my right calf muscle has been twice the size of my left, from stomping the hell out of my kick drum pedal. Now it looks like a sad little chicken wing.” To build the muscle back up, Grohl says, he’s been “air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Slipknot: The Road To Knotfest

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Slipknot have announced a brief fall tour which will lead up to their Knotfest in San Bernardino, California on October 24th and 25th. The run starts October 13th in Bismarck, North Dakota and hits eight cities before their headline appearance at Knotfeston October 25th. Slipknot’s summer tour continues Wednesday in Darien Center, New York. • 10/13 – Bismarck, ND – Civic Center • 10/14 – Winnipeg, MB (Can) – MTS Centre • 10/16 – Calgary, AB (Can) – Scotiabank Saddledome • 10/18 – Edmonton, AB (Can) – Rexall Centre • 10/20 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena • 10/21 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena • 10/22 – Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum • 10/24 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock • 10/25 – San Bernardino, CA – Knotfest Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Disturbed: “Down With The Chronic?”

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You know that guttural, almost coughing sound that David Draiman makes throughout the Disturbed song “Down With the Sickness?” Well, it was probably created after he’d been hitting the bong. In a new interview with Revolver, Draiman says he was high when he wrote “Light It Up” for the band’s new album,Immortalized. He explains that, “95% of the songs I’ve written in my life, I’ve written them while high. That’s the god’s honest truth. I’ll have a very skeletal musical idea in my head, and then I’ll light one up, go in the shower and let the steam kind of build up. It helps me relax, and I can see the gaps. I can see the holes in the rhythm and the melody and I’ll know where I can go, and what the possibilities are. It helps me be able to perceive everything a little bit more clearly.” Disturbed’s Immortalized will be out on August 21st. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Zombie Bringing The Horror Back To Chicago

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Rob Zombie’s haunted house experience will return to the suburbs of Chicago for a second year. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will run September 25th through November 1st at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois. Zombie will perform two shows at the production, October 2nd and October 4th. There are three attractions this year inspired by Zombie’s films — Captain Spaulding’s Clown School in 3D (from House of 1000 Corpses),The Devil’s Rejects and 31, which is Zombie’s next project to be released. Tickets go on sale Friday. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

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