"No, no, no," he dismissed, then speaking about a drunken phone call once that opened the door for them to work together."He phoned me up one time and asked me if I wanted to sing in his band — way after Sammy [Hagar had exited the band]. "To watch Eddie play was, like — his hands would turn into a spider. I think he was a bit drunk," Osbourne continued, acknowledging the familiar situation when he stated, "We've all done one of them — calling at four o'clock in the morning, going, [intentionally slurs speech]."The world never got to see Ozzy sing in Van Halen and, currently, fans are hoping they can see Ozzy at all as the rocker has had to postpone multiple world tour legs on the "No More Tours 2" farewell run, due to both injuries and the coronavirus pandemic. This scenario could have been an Earthly possibility after Eddie Van Halen once drunk dialed the "Prince of Darkness," asking him to sing for the legendary California group. He always made it look like it was so easy," the singer enthused.Osbourne was asked if he had ever worked with Eddie at all, beyond onstage appearances. At least, that's what Ozzy just revealed in an episode of "Ozzy Speaks" on SiriusXM.The history between the Black Sabbath legend and the late guitar icon goes back more than three decades. It was remarkable. As Sabbath were faltering in 1978, they invited a young Van Halen to open for them on tour, which helped introduce the world to the pyrotechnic Eddie Van Halen and his groundbreaking skill set."You think you've seen it all. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 23, 2020Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Greg Doherty, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSomewhere, in an alternate universe, Ozzy Osbourne has fronted Van Halen. trek with Judas Priest.Ozzy Osbourne Remembers Eddie Van Halen
Source: Eddie Van Halen Once Drunk Dialed Ozzy Osbourne + Asked Him to Sing for Van Halen
Filed Under: eddie van halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Van HalenCategories: News He most recently booked a 2022 European and U.K. Then out of the blue, somebody comes out with such a revolutionized way of playing," Osbourne recollected of Eddie Van Halen's arrival.

The musician and his wife Annie Lobert later posted a photo with Oz giving a "thumbs up," but stating, "After having a major seizure tonight, I'm doing better. It was one of THE most terrifying moments of my life with him. We will pull through no matter what hell is coming against us. I appreciate your prayers."In 2018, Fox suffered a seizure onstage with his other band Sin City Sinners and doctors discovered "an area of concern" in his brain. He was later diagnosed with two tumors and by August of 2019 it was reported by Fox that his brain tumors had grown in size.Lobért shared a similar picture on her Twitter, writing in an accompanying message: "Tonight my heart almost stopped. But all of you prayed! 22) after suffering a massive seizure. The love of my life @SirOzFox had a massive seizure. You better believe it….we have JESUS!"The musician is expected to undergo brain surgery next month to treat the tumors.See Stryper in the Best Metal Bands From 40 Subgenres
Source: Stryper Guitarist Oz Fox Suffers Seizure, Scheduled for Brain Surgery
Filed Under: Oz Fox, stryperCategories: News Chad ChildersPublished: October 23, 2020Rick Diamond, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterStryper guitarist Oz Fox was hospitalized Thursday night (Oct.

We need more of this as a precedent for how to be a decent, evolved human being in today's world. Source: Cynic’s Paul Masvidal Applauds Sebastian Bach Interview Exit Over Homophobic Rob Halford Joke
Filed Under: Cynic, Paul Masvidal, rob halford, Sebastian BachCategories: News He shouldn't feel justified because Halford defused it. You gotta gargle jizz, but I dunno how to tell you that, Sebastian."Bach, immediately incensed at the homophobic dig, expressed, "Dude, could you not wreck this interview," while noting Halford is a close friend and that maybe the comedian should "skip those kinds of comments." Not longer after, he exited the Zoom interview.Masvidal, who publicly came out as gay in 2014, felt that Bach did "the right thing" in leaving the interview while underscoring this incident as an example of how homophobia is "culturally perpetuated when a comic can use the word 'gay' in a derogatory way disguised as humor."Furthermore, the Cynic guitarist and vocalist affirmed in an Instagram post, "This ain’t about being uptight. Listen here. And in the same way that Bach has grown up since the days he’d wear “AIDS: kills fags dead” T-shirts, Big Jay Oakerson needs to as well. It’s about ending the normalization of homophobic bullshit. And in the same way that Bach has grown up since the days he’d wear 'AIDS: kills fags dead' T-shirts, Big Jay Oakerson needs to as well."Masvidal also noted that although Halford later defused the situation (he quipped that he swallows, not gargles), that this shouldn't be a means for Oakerson to "feel justified" for his actions.The full post reads as follows:Sebastian Bach did the right thing:Bach was honorable in walking out of the Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll Show. Thank you, Sebastian.Earlier this year, Masvidal released the Vessel solo EP, the third release of a trilogy united under the title, Mythical Human Vessel. It’s demoralizing to reduce someone to a crass sexual stereotype. And this ain’t about being uptight. What no one is talking about here is how homophobia is culturally perpetuated when a comic can use the word ‘gay’ in a derogatory way disguised as humor. Straight dudes need to stop being dickheads and realize how primitive and dumb they sound when they make comments like this. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 23, 2020YouTube: cynicdocumentary / Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Theo Wargo, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterCynic leader Paul Masvidal has applauded Sebastian Bach for his handling of a homophobic joke directed at Judas Priest singer Rob Halford while in the midst of an interview on the Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll Show podcast.Early in the interview, Bach explained how heard that Halford does not require a pre-show warm-up, to which comedian Big Jay Oakerson replied, “His exercise is probably something gay he doesn’t wanna tell ya. It’s about ending the normalization of homophobic bullshit.

Get your copy of Trivium's latest album, What The Dead Men Say, here (as Amazon affiliates we earn on qualifying purchases).Trivium's Matt Heafy: How I Learned to ScreamSee Trivium in the 66 Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century  
Source: Trivium’s Matt Heafy: How I Learned to Scream
Filed Under: Matt Heafy, triviumCategories: Exclusive, News He quickly added that it was the band's following record, The Great Southern Trendkill, where Philip Anselmo's were more firmly rooted in extremity.From there it was melodic death metal, death metal, black metal and German metalcore that caught Heafy's ears as he was gradually turned on to the depth of screaming.Before learning proper technique under the advice of Avenged Sevenfold's M. Ah, the sacrifices that are made that we'd never know about!Elsewhere in the video, Heafy explains his list of dos and don'ts in regards to pre-show warmups and routines (eating, especially) and post-show advice in order to maintain his voice for a tour in addition to the support he received from his parents and a note about cupping the microphone.Watch How Matt Heafy Learned to Scream in the video below.Follow Trivium on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify and keep up with Heafy's daily Twitch streams. Shadows, Heafy pretty much just went for it and would begin warming up about a week before tour, which he thought was standard at the time.After suffering a blown out voice in 2013 due to improper singing and screaming techniques is when he decided to implement a more strict regimen to keep his voice in shape and learn how to do it in a way that won't cause any further damage."My 'safe screaming' sounds the same as my recorded singing in a live situation," noted the Trivium frontman, who said he records in the studio with a different technique to get the exact sound he's aiming for, which may entail intentionally blowing out his vocal chords a bit. It was Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Slayer… I remember it was when getting into Pantera [that I was] starting to get an introduction to extreme metal vocals," began Heafy, who singled out Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power as something that encroached this more aggressive territory. In this video exclusive, he takes us through his introduction to when he first heard extreme vocals through the present day as a disciplined master of the human instrument — the voice."When I first got into metal, the first band I heard was Metallica. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 22, 2020Mark Horton, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIf you're trying to learn how to scream, Trivium's Matt Heafy is an ideal example of both what to do and, more importantly, what not to do.

Check out the daily lineups below.Thursday, October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Fit for a KingFriday, October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, SEETHER, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, Contracult CollectiveSaturday, October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, ?? Festival organizers Danny Wimmer Presents have announced the 2021 dates and lineup, including headliners Metallica, My Chemical Romance and Limp Bizkit.The 2021 event expands to four days with Limp Bizkit headlining the all-new Thursday bill on Oct. 4-Day passes are very limited and there will be no single day passes sold for Thursday night. 7. (TBA reunion), Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, American TeethSunday, October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, LAW, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, The Cold StaresRancid said, “We can’t wait to play at Aftershock 2021 with our Bay Area brothers Metallica. Visit the festival website and follow on social media for more details.Aftershock 2021 Trailer2021 Aftershock FestivalDanny Wimmer PresentsEvery Metallica Song Ranked
Source: Metallica, My Chemical Romance + Limp Bizkit to Headline 2021 Aftershock Festival
Filed Under: aftershock festival, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, my chemical romanceCategories: News They'll be joined by Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose and Fit for a King.Though they missed out on 2020 due to the pandemic Metallica are back to headline two of the nights (Friday and Sunday) while the highly anticipated My Chemical Romance reunion leads the Saturday festivities. Chad ChildersPublished: October 22, 2020Mauricio Santana, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images / George de Sota, Hulton Archives/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterFeel the rumble? 23, 2020 and will include the opportunity to win amazing prize packs from festival sponsors, along with passes to Aftershock 2021. It’s gonna be wild, see ya in the pit!”Passes are on sale now and can be purchased for only $20 down. ??? Payments will then be spread out over the next nine months, beginning in December.Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save since 3-Day and Single Day pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. Passes for Aftershock have sold out for five years straight.General Admission and VIP Aftershock passes start at following prices:● Single Day General Admission: starting at $119.50 + fees● Single Day VIP: starting at $249.50 + fees● 3-Day General Admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $329.50 + fees● 3-Day VIP (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $599.50 + fees● 4-Day General Admission (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at$379.50 + fees● 4-Day VIP (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): $674.50 + feesHead to the Aftershock 2021 festival website here to get your tickets.Also, new in 2021 is the exclusive Aftershock’s 10 Days of Shocking Giveaways which launches Friday, Oct. We first played with them on the Lollapalooza tour in 1996 along with the Ramones and later down the road we toured across South America together. That's the sound of the Aftershock Festival returning to Sacramento's Discovery Park for the fall of 2021!

Of course, with the ever-changing nature of such a list, the guitars' price tags are to the best of our research and knowledge at publication time. It's a fact especially apparent when considering the recent auction prices at rock star-related estate sales, where instruments owned by famous musicians often go for well into the millions of dollars.It used to be that an authentic Eric Clapton Strat, one used throughout the guitar god's career, could go for almost a million bucks at auction, shattering all prior records. Perhaps even more interestingly, however, is that the guitar in question has only held that distinction since earlier this year.Why? (After all, who knows what presumably huge sums Eddie Van Halen's axes will fetch?)Presented in order from least to most expensive, check out the rockin' guitars that have raked in the most dollars:30 Most Underrated Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists
Source: The 15 Most Expensive Guitars of All Time
Filed Under: Gear Factor, Gibson guitars, GuitarsCategories: News Philip TrappPublished: October 22, 2020Richard E. Aaron / CBS / Matthew Eisman (Getty)Share on FacebookShare on TwitterMost Expensive Guitar of All Time is a mighty title to bestow on an instrument.Yet there currently exists one such axe. Well, that's because the record holder for the most expensive guitar is changing all the time. These days, however, it's not uncommon for other rockers' instruments to pull down more than three times that much.Want to know which guitars currently sit among the most expensive? Unsurprisingly, the vast majority are those that have been previously owned by big-name performers.Regardless, Loudwire has done the digging and turned up 15 such instruments.

After coming under fire for his insensitivity, Crosby has confessed he is "an old idiot" and has finally acknowledged the late Van Halen's immense talent.While countless Twitter users and Van Halen enthusiasts expressed their discontent with Crosby's now infamous set of tweets, it appears the social media avengers weren't the ones who were able to sway the folk singer/songwriter's opinion of Eddie Van Halen — that achievement belongs to his family members."You will be happy to know that I am reliably informed by the younger members of my family that I am an old idiot and Van Halen was one of the next [sic] guitarist to have ever lived," wrote Crosby in an Oct. But you blew the Eddie Van Halen thing."Crosby, who notably engages with followers on Twitter, replied with a sense of understanding and explained that he was generally unaware of Van Halen's groundbreaking skill set as he didn't keep tabs on the budding rock scenes at the time or, apparently, through the present."I did," added Crosby in response to squandering his initial opportunity to pay respect to a legend. Two days later, Crosby noted that he "didn't even remember" that Eddie had just died on Oct. 6 as the heartbreaking news gripped not only the rock and metal world, but all levels of the mainstream.Rockers We've Lost in 2020 
Source: David Crosby Admits ‘I Am an Old Idiot’ + Eddie Van Halen Was ‘Amazing’
Filed Under: eddie van halen, Van HalenCategories: News "He was an amazing guitarist but I didn't know that… 21 tweet.Presumably, his typing was unreliable and he meant to type "best" instead of "next."One Twitter user was accepting of Crosby's attempt to make amends for past wrongdoings and stated, "It's ok. We love you. truth is I never ever listened to that band so I was completely ignorant ….no insult intended….I never listened to any of the big pop rock bands ..I didn't even own a Led Zep record and they could write," he continued.As someone who professes to essentially never having heard a lick of Van Halen music, it's unclear why Crosby felt so self-assured to assess Eddie Van Halen's talent in the original and dismissive, "Meh," tweet, when asked what his opinion of the rocker was.He later clarified that "meh" means "I don't care that much" rather than meaning that Van Halen wasn't very good. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 22, 2020Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWithin one week of Eddie Van Halen's death, folk icon David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame) dismissed the guitarist's legacy in one word, "Meh," and later backtracked, issuing an apology that came with another slight of sorts.

The enduring rock/metal legends are offering up a two-sided design, one bearing the band's iconic logo and the other being their signature scorpion image.Download Disturbed's stencil here and, for the Scorpions stencil, head here. View both designs below.Disturbed, Halloween Pumpkin StencilScorpions, Halloween Pumpkin  Stencil23 Rock + Metal Icons You Can Easily Be for Halloween
Source: Free Disturbed + Scorpions Pumpkin Carving Stencils Out Now, Contest Open
Filed Under: Disturbed, scorpionsCategories: News 31 and will receive a The Sickness 20th anniversary prize pack. To enter, post your painting or carving and use the hashtags #DisturbedHalloween and #TheSickness20. What's even better is that they're both available to download for free and Disturbed are hosting a contest for fans to show off their best work and win a prize.For something a bit more menacing this Halloween, Disturbed are offering fans an opportunity to carve out the visage of their mascot, 'The Guy.' The free stencil download comes in conjunction with a fun contest the veteran rockers are running, which invites fans to carve a pumpkin using the stencil or to go off script and either carve or paint a pumpkin related to Disturbed in some way.A winner will be chosen randomly on Oct. It's also a great way to see what other Disturbed fans have created!As for the Scorpions, they're not running a contest, but putting a jack-o-lantern in your window or on your porch or sidewalk to boast about your excellent taste in music is a prize in itself. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 22, 2020Ethan Miller, Getty Images /Danny E. Martindale, Stringer/Getty Images / Kevin RC Wilson, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterDisturbed and Scorpions have just unveiled their own stencils to help you transform any ordinary pumpkin into a pro-carved jack-o-lantern.

“His exercise is probably something gay he doesn’t wanna tell ya,” Oakerson joked. And the third thing is, I've always wanted to be roasted at a comic roast, so if you guys, at some point, after this pandemic is over, if you can put me in that roast chair, I would love that."Halford is currently promoting his excellent memoir, Confess, in which he gets extremely candid about his life’s story for the first time ever. Seriously, Rob Halford is a friend of mine so spare the comments. While on the Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll Show, comedian Big Jay Oakerson made a joke about Halford, which caused Bach to prematurely exit his interview.Bach was speaking about how he warms up his voice before a show, adding that he heard Halford didn’t warm up at all, which blew Bach’s mind. Maybe you should skip those kinds of comments.” Bach sat in disgust while the other hosts attempted to move past the awkwardness, but the singer simply exited the Zoom call.Shortly after, Halford himself was on the Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll Show and was asked to react to the situation with Bach. We had a great conversation. He's a terrific guy, he's so much fun,” Halford said."The second thing is, I don't gargle, I swallow. Graham HartmannPublished: October 21, 2020Share on FacebookShare on TwitterRob Halford recently reacted to an interview with Sebastian Bach where the former Skid Row singer took offense to a joke on behalf of the Judas Priest legend. To grab a copy of the book, click here.As Amazon affiliates, we earn on qualifying purchases.Where Are These Iconic Album Art Cover Models Now? 
Source: Sebastian Bach Walks Out of Interview After Rob Halford Joke, Judas Priest Legend Responds With Epic Line
Filed Under: Judas Priest, rob halford, Sebastian BachCategories: News "Let me say three things: I did a Zoom with Sebastian the other day and it was typical Sebastian, he couldn't get the Zoom to work and he had that thing where you put your face right up against the camera and you're looking up his nostril, and he's screaming at his wife and he's screaming at his kids, and it's complete and utter pandemonium, and we're trying to make it connect, and it did connect. “You gotta gargle jizz, but I dunno how to tell you that, Sebastian.”Bach didn’t appreciate the comic’s humor, saying, “Dude, could you not wreck this interview?

If they were, several of the musicians featured would have significantly higher numbers, so we felt it necessary to make note of our limitations.Most Streamed Spotify Songs for 66 Rock + Metal Acts
Source: 35 Rock + Metal Artists With Five or More Platinum Albums
Categories: News Therefore, they're some of the best-selling musical artists in the country.We've only counted studio albums — so live albums, EPs and compilation albums aren't included. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: October 21, 2020Jose Negrete, Getty Images / Lynn Goldsmith, Getty Images / NurPhoto via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterA platinum album is defined by the Recording Industry Association of America as the equivalent of one million albums sold.Due to advances in technology and the introduction of streaming and digital platforms, these numbers are also taken into consideration toward total album sales. Thus, one physical or digital album sale, 10 "permanent track downloads from the album" and 1,500 "on-demand audio and/or video streams from the album" are all criteria that equal one unit.There are tons of musicians who've received at least one platinum album award, so we decided to up the standards for the purpose of this gallery. Below are 35 rock and metal artists who have five or more platinum albums in the United States.

I never stopped. Sometimes fans come to me and say, 'Hey, man, let me see your dreads. Oh, they're still there. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 21, 2020Rune Hellestad – Corbis, Corbis Entertainment/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAll good things come to an end, or at least that's how an age-old saying goes. I heard that you cut it off.'"Now, the next time Max sees his fans, he'll have to turn to show them proof that he indeed did cut off that distinguished hair feature.Always a prolific musicians who balances multiple bands, Cavalera has new music on the horizon with supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring members of Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge. Their second album, Reluctant Hero, comes out Nov. Noting the seeming unlikelihood that the Soulfly and Sepultura legend would part with his identifiable dreadlock, Gloria exclaimed, "It must be snowing in Hell today!"View the photo below.Drummer Roy Mayorga, who played in Soulfly between 1997 through 1999 and again from 2001 to 2003, commented on the post, noting his wife was responsible for crafting the tri-tip split at the bottom of the loc back in 2002.Gloria also confirmed that Max had been growing the standalone dreadlock for over 20 years.In 2011, Max told MyTicket (via Blabbermouth), "I've been growing it since 1997. There's been rumors that I cut it off. His wife and manager, Gloria Cavalera, shared a photo of the severed loc.In the photo, which was shared on Gloria's Instagram page, Max is pictured smiling as Gloria poses with the lengthy wad of hair, which had been growing since 1997. That's when I started. 20.Before + After: 23 Rockers Who Had Both Long + Short (Or No) Hair
Source: Max Cavalera Cut Off His Massive 23-Year-Old Mono-Dreadlock, Shares Photo
Filed Under: max cavalera, soulflyCategories: News For Max Cavalera, that meant the end of his long-standing mono-dreadlock, which had become a distinct feature of the metal icon's appearance.

Joe DiVitaPublished: October 21, 2020Corbis via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterGhost are one of the few bands that have not greatly been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, more or less already having reserved 2020 as a year off from the touring grind. It looks like they won't be back onstage until after a new record is out, which Tobias Forge has forecasted will be released after next summer, with recording commencing in January.At the Swedish group's only performance of 2020, which came on March 3 in Mexico, the successor in the Papa Emeritus lineage was revealed, suggesting the Cardinal Copia identity has been retired as a mystical Papa Emeritus IV was unveiled.Tobias Forge, Ghost's visionary, songwriter and frontman, recently spoke to Sweden Rock Magazine and confirmed his long-established plan to return to the studio in January was still intact."The plan now is for me to be here [in the studio] writing for another two months until Christmas," Forge told the magazine (an English-language translation was provided to Blabbermouth by the magazine).Detailing the timeline, Forge continued, "The idea is for the album to be recorded in January. So sometime in March the record should be finished, but it won't be released until after the summer."With new music to then promote, Ghost will aim to get back on the road after an extended break — a well-earned one following the exhaustive touring the band did behind 2018's Prequelle. "As it looks now, knock on wood, we will then go on tour," said Forge, who also noted, "We won't release an album until we know that we are actually going on tour. The actual recording will last around six weeks and then there's two to three weeks of mixing and mastering. The album release will coincide with the start of a tour."Aware that the effects of a global pandemic may still be felt and restrict touring capabilities, Forge cautioned, "Of course, we could announce an album release date and then, for some reason, it might not be possible to tour, but that's a whole other matter."See Ghost in the 66 Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century 
Source: Ghost to Record New Album in January, Plot Late 2021 Release
Filed Under: ghost, Tobias ForgeCategories: News

Plus there's one special (and kind of upset) cameo at the end that you should stick around for.As the pandemic has forced musicians to socially distance thus creating many of the quarantine covers we've seen, it's fitting that this cover is being used to help out others in need due to the Covid-19 crisis. Chad ChildersPublished: October 20, 2020YouTube: Slaves on DopeShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIt's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it. In this case, there's a lot of "someone's" as an all-star lineup has gathered to record Faith No More's "We Care a Lot" for a special cause and delivered one of the best social-distanced covers yet under the moniker Kings of Quarantine.It appears as though Slaves on Dope served as the starting point for the cover as the band's YouTube is currently hosting the performance, which includes singer Jason Rockman and guitarist Kevin Jardine, but that's only the beginning of the killer lineup.Anthrax's Frank Bello opens the song on bass, with Korn drummer Ray Luzier, Jardine, Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher and Men Without Hats keyboardist Ivan Doroschuk handling the instrumental parts of the song. The track is being used to raise funds for Roadie Relief, helping out live industry workers currently without work with no tours going on.You can help out by chipping in to the Roadie Relief GoFundMe or by picking up the cover via Bandcamp with the proceeds helping out.Kings of Quarantine, "We Care a Lot" (Faith No More Cover)40 Best Cover Songs by 40 Rock Bands
Source: Korn, Filter, Anthrax, Mastodon Members + More Cover Faith No More’s ‘We Care a Lot’
Filed Under: Anthrax, Bill Kelliher, brutal truth, Faith No More, filter, Frank Bello, Korn, Mastodon, our lady peace, quicksand, Ray Luzier, Refused, Richard Patrick, run d.m.c., slaves on dopeCategories: News As for the vocals, you've got Rockman, Brutal Truth Kevin Sharp, Quicksand's Walter Schreifels, Refused's Dennis Lyxzen, Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels, Czarface's Esoteric, Filter's Richard Patrick and Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida all chipping in.

3) via their social media accounts, so stay tuned.In addition, Ministry have created a new "The Soundtrack to Your Election" Spotify playlist featuring Al Jourgensen's personal favorites including some of the band's own material. 27 and Nov. Check it out here.In other Ministry news, Jourgensen is back in the studio working on the band's next album for Nuclear Blast Records. Stay tuned.Ministry, "Get Out and Vote"MinistrySee Ministry in the Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the '90s
Source: Ministry Rally Voters With New ‘Get Out and Vote’ Video
Filed Under: MinistryCategories: News Chad ChildersPublished: October 20, 2020Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe days are winding down until the 2020 presidential election and the always politically minded Ministry want to make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to vote.Frontman Al Jourgensen has been rallying the band's fan base to get involved this election and now he's issued a new video that serves as a call to make your votes count this year.The driving rock song "Get Out and Vote" from the band's 2012 album Relapse sends a direct message while the video includes candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden (as well as their respective VPs Mike Pence and Kamala Harris) against a chaotic backdrop of imagery.As the November 3 election day nears, Ministry promise additional surprises each Tuesday (Oct.

It’s just a really heavy groove and a simple riff. ‘Praise’ was the riff on Animosity and as we were writing on this new record we didn’t really have one of those yet, so [I said] let me try to find something. Chad ChildersPublished: October 20, 2020LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSevendust guitarist Clint Lowery steps into the Gear Factor spotlight this week, showcasing some of the riffs and techniques that shaped him as a player.Looking back on the early days, Lowery tells us, “My mom and dad were in bands and one of the first songs I remember hearing as a kid was called ‘Witch’s Brew.’ My dad really dug on Jimi Hendrix. The album drops Oct. "It was one of those things where ‘Diary of a Madman’ itself was a clean channel part with this classical thing, so if you could learn that, you were the man in my neighborhood. Sharing his favorite riff from Sevendust's upcoming Blood & Stone album, he points to "Dying to Live."“We always have this one song off each record that really has a simple groove element to it that's not really guitar acrobatics or anything. It was like a Dokken song. I was messing around with this and it kind of came up."If you would like to hear "Dying to Live" and the rest of the Blood & Stone album, go ahead and get your orders in. 23. (As Amazon affiliates we earn on qualifying purchases) Watch Clint Lowery's full Gear Factor episode below.Sevendust's Clint Lowery Plays His Favorite RiffsThe Best Rock Albums of 2020
Source: Sevendust’s Clint Lowery Plays His Favorite Riffs
Filed Under: Clint Lowery, sevendustCategories: Exclusive, News He counts Diary of a Madman as one of the most formative records in his development."Randy [Rhoads] was incredible," he states. It was real simple but it had that ‘Foxey Lady’ kind of [riff].”As for a technique that troubled Lowery when he first started, the guitarist recalls, “I remember the first time I got a pinch harmonic and I was just goofing around at home. I was like ‘Oh my God, that’s the thing.’ All day I was just hammering away on those."Beyond Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" inspiring Lowery to pick up an axe, the Sevendust guitarist's love of Ozzy Osbourne carried over to Ozzy's solo career. I remember just one day digging in with a pick and it just happened. I remember learning that and just thinking it was the most haunting thing in the world.” Along with revisiting “Diary of a Madman," he also pulls out a favorite riff from "Believer."Finally, Lowery takes us to present day.

“We’ve been working on a Metallica cover album and I’m here working on that," she stated, adding, "We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. In the Interview piece she also adds, ”People ask me who I’ve studied for my movement onstage, and I always say Iggy Pop.” The vocalist also delivered a memorable performance at the Chris Cornell: I Am the Highway tribute show belting Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven."Miley Cyrus Covers Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven"While Cyrus stated that she's working on the Metallica covers set, no other details including the potential release date were revealed.In a recent interview with PopCrush, Cyrus talked about her rock influences. At first, it felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited."This wouldn't be the first time Cyrus has tackled Metallica, pulling out a cover of "Nothing Else Matters" during an appearance at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival (see below).Miley Cyrus Covers Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" at Glastonbury 2019While Cyrus is best known for her pop hits she has shown a knack for paying homage to rock as well. You can hear how Chris Cornell and Nine Inch Nails factor into her new music in the video below starting around 6 minutes and 50 seconds in.All Metallica Songs Ranked
Source: Miley Cyrus Working on a Metallica Covers Album
Filed Under: Metallica, miley cyrusCategories: News Chad ChildersPublished: October 20, 2020Erik Voake / Jason Kempin, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIf you caught Miley Cyrus at the #SOSFest over the weekend, she covered both The Cure and The Cranberries, but for her next cover of significance she's going for something heavier — a Metallica cover. In fact, she's currently working on a full album of Metallica covers.The pop star was speaking with fashion designer Rick Owens for an Interview magazine piece when she revealed the news.

Graham HartmannPublished: October 20, 2020EpitaphShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBritish metalcore giants Architects have returned with the massive new song “Animals.” The song is their first new track since dropping Holy Hell in 2018.Following the death of founding member Tom Searle, Architects bravely trudged ahead with Holy Hell, making yet another statement that death is not defeat with the anthemic and chuggingly rich “Animals.” The song marks another step of Architects’ creative evolution, tackling the existential crisis of modern life.Check out the lyrics to “Animals” below [via Genius]:[Verse 1]I do my best, but everything seems ominousNot feeling blessed, quite the oppositeThis shouldn't feel so monotonousIt never rains, but it pours[Chorus]We're just a bunch of fucking animalsBut we're afraid of the outcomeDon't cry to me because the fiction that we're living inSays I should pull the pin[Post-Chorus]Should I just pull the pin?Should I just pull the pin?[Verse 2]I dug my heels, I thought that I could stop the rotThe ground gave way, now I've lost the plotFucked it again, that was all I've gotIt never rains, but it pours[Pre-Chorus]Life is just a dream within a[Chorus]We're just a bunch of fucking animalsBut we're afraid of the outcomeDon't cry to mе because the fiction that wе're living inSays I should pull the pin[Bridge]Buried under dirt, a diamond in the mudInfinity is waiting there 'cause nobody can burn a glass cathedral[Pre-Chorus]Dream within a, dream within a[Chorus]We're just a bunch of fucking animalsBut we're afraid of the outcomeDon't cry to me because the fiction that we're living inSays I should pull the pinWe're just a bunch of fucking animalsBut we're afraid of the outcomeDon't cry to me because the fiction that we're living inSays I should pull the pin[Post-Chorus]Should I just pull the pin?Should I just pull the pin?(Buried under dirt, a diamond in the mud)Should I just pull the pin?(Infinity is waiting there 'cause nobody can burn a glass cathedral)Should I just pull the pin?A release date for Architects' newest album has not yet been announced.“For a long time, I ran away from my emotions with everything that happened,” vocalist Sam Carter recently told Loudwire about the band attending grief counseling. You feel like you’re going crazy before something like this happens.”Watch the music video for “Animals” below.Architects – "Animals"2020’s Best Metal Songs (So Far)
Source: Architects Return With Massive New Song ‘Animals’
Filed Under: architectsCategories: News “Speaking to someone is so healthy, it’s so good. We live in a fucking crazy world, right? I genuinely think everybody should do it.

Hair metal felt like very white music and I was growing up in a very diverse city so I didn't gravitate to it."What Shinoda did gravitate toward, however, clearly made an impact on rock music through Linkin Park. It was part of the progression towards breaking down boundaries between styles of music."The musician continued, "I listened to 90 percent rap music, then I'd look at a lot of rock bands and I'd be like, 'There's something too white [about it].' That was one of the things that turned me off, especially hair metal. But it's not a type of music that set off any creative sparks for Shinoda early on. I listen to hip-hop. Twenty years ago, though, he was still just a budding band member trying to make his mark in the scene and perhaps make more room for inclusivity in the music industry."And it wasn't just about race," Shinoda added. When nu-metal started at the very beginning, it was a very diverse place."See Linkin Park in the Top 50 Nu-Metal Albums of All Time
Source: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda: ‘Hair Metal Felt Like Very White Music’
Filed Under: Linkin Park, mike shinodaCategories: News I listen to jazz.' It wasn't until five years later they'd say, 'Everything.' Hybrid Theory did some of that work. That's what the rocker remembered in a new retrospective look at Linkin Park's breakthrough debut, Hybrid Theory.But was hair metal too white overall?Speaking with Metal Hammer to mark Hybrid Theory's 20th anniversary, the rocker made just such an observation as he summarized the musical stew that was brewing around the time of Linkin Park's emergence."At the time," Shinoda said, "if you asked somebody what they were listening to they'd say… 'Rock. Philip TrappPublished: October 20, 2020Christopher Polk, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterLinkin Park's Mike Shinoda recently recalled how hair metal's lack of diversity turned him off as a young listener.Sure, the flashy style of metal that dominated the '80s might have ruled the Sunset Strip. I just mean the culture of it. "I don't mean the color of skin.

It's only two hours a night on weekends to minimize traffic in the neighborhood.""Enter Sandman" comes from Metallica's 1991 self-titled fifth record. The song hit No. 16.Metallica "Enter Sandman" Halloween Light ShowTop 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the '90s
Source: Metallica ‘Enter Sandman’ Halloween Light Display Lights Up the Night
Filed Under: MetallicaCategories: News Chad ChildersPublished: October 20, 2020YouTube: Tom BetGeorgeShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBringing new context to "sleep with one eye open," a California neighborhood is hosting a new Halloween light display set to Metallica's classic track "Enter Sandman."With Halloween fast approaching and music themed light shows starting to gain more traction in recent years, Magical Light Shows set up this impressive display at a Tracy, California residence and there's even a Facebook page with a schedule for when the lights will be on display.Metallica's Black Album classic is the perfect choice for a Halloween light display with its dark lyrical content based around a bedtime prayer and hard hitting drum queues that synch up well with the lighting.The creator of the light show says in the description, "I made this show as a free event for the community and as fundraiser for the McHenry House, a local family shelter here in Tracy, California. 10 on the Mainstream Rock Chart and crossed over to become their first Billboard Hot 100 hit at No.

We are hopeful that the Bankruptcy trustee, who will be appointed upon the filing, will act quickly to liquidate assets and pay claims. We do want you to know that we have been trying to deal with this horrible and unforeseen disaster since it became apparent that we could not hold the events as planned. The Bankruptcy Code provides tools to reclaim or claw back any such transfers – but there were none. We do understand your frustration in not being able to obtain the refunds for your tickets quickly. Graham HartmannPublished: October 20, 2020Mick Hutson/RedfernsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterHypervibe, the organizers behind the Rock USA festival, have filed for bankruptcy. We are heartbroken by the events which have caused this horrible situation. We are trying to do right by our loyal supporters and get you a refund, to the extent possible, quickly and equitably.In order to make the process easier for all of our ticketholders, we have asked our counsel to provide a letter/email and a bankruptcy claim form to all ticket claimants with instructions on how to fill the claim out and where to send it. There is no insurance for what can be described as an act of God.We are a small, family owned, independent concert promoter. However, this will provide assurances to you that the wind down of the business, as unfortunate as it is, has been a fair and transparent process.Obviously, we have lost our business, which we grew into what we believe was a premier experience for our concertgoers. The move comes following the 2020 fest’s cancelation and multiple reports of fans experiencing difficulties in obtaining refunds for their tickets.The three-day 2020 Rock USA festival was scheduled to take place July 16-18 in Oshkosh, Wis. We also care about our loyal patrons, for without them, there wouldn’t have been so many years of these great events. We make financial commitments years in advance to the talent and our vendors. We have ongoing leases for the premises and equipment that we use to host the concerts, in addition to a year round staff that works hard to put the events together.While we believe we exercise prudent financial management, we don’t have deep pocket backers nor the financial resources to weather a total collapse of the season. and feature headlining performances from Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Limp Bizkit before the pandemic struck.Following the fest’s cancelation, Fox 11 News ran a story on fans who were unable to get a refund for their tickets, the festival allegedly going dark by not answering calls or returning emails and Facebook messages. Outdoor concerts will likely return before indoor concerts, but it’s highly unlikely the live show industry will begin to rebound until mid-to-late 2021.Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Live Acts of All Time
Source: Rock USA Festival Declares Bankruptcy After Inability to Refund Tickets
Categories: News As you are aware, the Governor banned such events, and in hindsight it becomes apparent that to proceed with the events would have been irresponsible in light of the COVID pandemic.Unfortunately, we did not and could not have foreseen this turn of events. This process will allow the assets turned over to a bankruptcy trustee to primarily fund your priority claims, prior to any general claims being paid, and will likely result in a significant dividend to be paid to ticketholders.The trustee will also investigate the use of our funds leading up to the filing to ensure that only legitimate claims were paid and that there was no “raid” on the checkbook by management. We have worked with our legal counsel to choose the best method by which to refund the remaining assets/cash to ticketholders and believe that the best and most cost efficient way to do this is through a Bankruptcy proceeding. We ask everyone to spread love and positivity in a time when this world needs it.- The Hypervibe TeamWhether festivals will return in 2021 remains to be seen, as no COVID-19 vaccine — which the CDC claims won’t be widely available until mid-2021 — has yet been distributed. Rock USA finally broke their silence last night with a post on Facebook:To Ticketholders of Country USA and Rock USA:Many of you have attempted to contact us regarding refunds for prepaid tickets for the 2020 concerts. Indeed, as it slowly became apparent that it would be impossible to host the 2020 events, we cut back on all expenses, (including employees), and attempted to negotiate with our creditors to reduce our debt.In fact, we reached financial agreements with our largest creditors, and have whittled down the pool of claims against our scarce resources we have available.Although it may not be apparent, getting money back into your pockets has been, and is still our number one priority. We have been informed the Bankruptcy Code provides a priority to “deposit” or “prepaid” claimants, aka you, the ticketholders. We have taken pains to individually list the ticketholders.For what it is worth, we are proud of the over 30 years of events we have hosted here in Oshkosh and the Fox Valley, are grateful to all of the people who supported us, especially those who came to hear the music, and have few regrets – with the exception of how this ended.We expect the Chapter 7 filing to occur within several weeks and the process will then move, hopefully, quickly.Thank you all for the support and amazing memories over the last 25 years.

Fuck yeah. "He's my brother-in-law and my drummer. There to discuss the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, the System of a Down frontman — who is Armenian-American — highlighted one place where the otherwise opposed musicians agree."He's Armenian," Tankian said of Dolmayan. Of course it's frustrating, but that's having to do with American politics. When it comes to Armenian issues we're on the same exact page."Still, the System of a Down vocalist clarified just how different he is from his bandmate: "A Bernie [Sanders] supporter, I still am. Is it frustrating being politically opposite to your own drummer and brother-in-law? 16). Philip TrappPublished: October 20, 2020Francesco Castaldo / Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSystem of a Down singer Serj Tankian confessed to feeling frustration with his Trump-supporting bandmate, drummer John Dolmayan, in a recent interview.Not that the vocalist had been quiet regarding the political differences between himself and Dolmayan in the past, but as the drummer has grown more vocal about his alignment with President Trump's stances, Tankian, too, has added further commentary concerning the ideological gulf in System of a Down.The singer's latest remarks regarding the intra-band issue came in a chat with Forbes this week (Oct. And Tankian has previously come to the defense of Dolmayan, saying he loves and respects his bandmate "irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences."See System of a Down in Most Streamed Spotify Songs for 66 of Rock + Metal's Biggest Artists
Source: Serj Tankian: It’s ‘Frustrating’ Having a Bandmate Who’s My Political Opposite
Filed Under: John Dolmayan, Serj Tankian, system of a downCategories: News I feel like he still would've been the best choice, but I'm okay with Biden."Clearly, Dolmayan has different views.Over the past few months, the System of a Down drummer has called President Trump "the greatest friend to minorities," said the movement to defund the police was "the stupidest thing," labeled liberals as cowards and decried "cancel culture."But that doesn't mean the percussionist's beliefs impede on System of a Down.

"[It] had been booked, but it hadn’t been announced yet. Hopefully this time next year, everything that should have been happening right now will be happening, but I can’t say. And obviously everybody had to make huge adjustments right then. Because right at that same moment is when COVID hit. And just everything was put on hold. That never really lifted off. Chad ChildersPublished: October 19, 2020eOneShare on FacebookShare on Twitter2020 was expected to be a year heavy on reunions but the pandemic shuttered or delayed a lot of those plans. No one can say.”During their tenure the band issued seven studio albums, the most recent being 2013's Crown of Phantoms. We weren’t gonna announce it until probably mid-summer. We had already even started talking about set lists and stuff like that."He continued, "Then along with that came the talks of, ‘Hey, why don’t we start writing some music and just start putting some riffs together and sending them back and forth and that didn’t really get out of any infancy stage."He added, "There aren’t any songs or anything yet that are in the archives or anything like that. A few weeks later the show was cancelled.”The guitarist says, “All I can say is maybe we’ll try for next year. One reunion that many didn't know about was the return of Chimaira, not only from a performance standpoint but also as a recording entity again.During a chat with Pierre Gutierrez (which can be seen below), Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold revealed that there had been some initial talks of recording new music to go along with a scheduled Chimaira Christmas show.The group split in 2014 but got back together in 2017 for the Chimaira Christmas one-off and apparently a second show was set to be announced for this holiday season.“We had the next ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ show, which was gonna be Christmas of 2020," explained Arnold. Revisit some of the band's past videos and check out the chat below.Chimaira, "Resurrection"Chimaira, "Sp Lit"Chimaira's Rob Arnold Speaks With Pierre GutierrezBands That Reunited in the 2010s
Source: Chimaira Almost Reunited for New Music in 2020
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"The Extinction Gene" – Featuring Dave Davidson (Revocation)03. It doesn't discriminate whether you're rich, poor, famous or not, it's something you tend to think won't happen to you until it does. Follow the group on Facebook and  Instagram as well and if you'd like to donate additional money to the cancer research cause, head here.Nitesoil, "Odio" (Featuring Jessica Pimentel)Nitesoil, Abusement Park EP Artwork + Track ListingFrank Godla / Nitesoil01. "Mother of Lust" – Featuring Gost (GOST)06. 16 and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Cancer Research Institute. We chose to support the Cancer Research Institute because they're a great non-profit that works with all types of cancer. Pimentel embodies any and all possible rage that could be redirected at 2020 on the whole with a deranged performance that captures her range of deep, guttural roars and soul-eviscerating mid-range barks.Listen to "Odio" toward the bottom of the page."Nitesoil really started as a joke band, a pile of sick riffs in a folder titled 'Slammy Sosa' after a night of drinks talking about the death metal bands we love," said Godla of the project's impetus. I'm starting to forget.' That story haunted me for years, it reminds me of that feeling when you have an amazing dream and as the minutes slip by it becomes more and more of an illusion and turns to smoke," offered Pimentel."It had me thinking about the Tibetan book of the Dead and how in the bardo between this life and your next you are forced to face terrifying challenges but depending on the strength of your will you can see monsters and demons or you can see Angels and love all pushing and pulling you in different directions," she went on. The list is growing, it's deadly, and it's fucking terrifying."Sharing a common bond over music, Godla added, "My dad was the metalhead who got me into this world. Without him none of this would be possible for me, and this EP was the last piece of music he heard with me on it. Spearheaded by Metal Injection's Frank Godla and guitarist Nick Emde, Nitesoil grouped together some of the drummer's closest friends and on "Odio," he welcomed Orange Is the New Black star and Alekhine's Gun and Brujeria vocalist, Jessica Pimentel.The Abusement Park standout is two and a half minutes of crazed, pulse-pounding death metal with a chest-caving production courtesy of Fit For an Autopsy's Will Putney. "The Abusement Park" – Featuring Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)05. I'm happy to say he really dug it, although he still preferred Slayer."Pimentel, who also released a new song earlier this year with Alekhine's Gun, was particularly inspired for what became "Odio.""I once heard a story of a young little girl who used to sneak into her newborn little brother's room at night and tearfully would whisper to him him, 'Can you please tell me what God looks like? "D.S.I.T.S. Illusions to trick you to come back and be reborn."To pre-order the album (it's just $6 and, again, all the money will benefit the Cancer Research Institute), head to Nitesoil's Bandcamp page. The entire experience from his diagnosis to death was the most life-shattering experience I've ever been through, and I'm still trying my best to find the strength to go on everyday," said the drummer.He continued, "Cancer is something that affects nearly every family in the world, including ours. "This is a hard one for me personally, but my father passed away just a couple months ago in my arms from pancreatic cancer. "We couldn't be happier to have such talented people involved, down to Will Putney mixing and mastering this bad boy!"On a more somber note, Godla also detailed the inspiration behind Nitesoil's charitable aim. Joe DiVitaPublished: October 19, 2020Nitesoil / Frazer Harrison, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterNitesoil, a slamming new death metal band that made their debut in 2020, will release the Abusement Park EP on Nov. – Featuring Doug Moore (Pyyrhon)The Best Death Metal Album of Each Year Since 1985 
Source: Jessica Pimentel Brutalizes on New Nitesoil Cancer Charity Song ‘Odio’
Categories: Exclusive, News "Burn Me Down" – Featuring Aaron Heinold (Hivesmasher)04. "Odio" – Featuring Jessica Pimentel (Brujeria/Orange Is The New Black)02. Once the songs were finished, Godla reined in a different vocalist for each track."The sort of thing you'd see in hip-hop, but not," mused Godla. Emde's move to the west coast combined with Godla's own busy schedule meant work would continue through file sharing. "The key is to remember that what your life is to be from there depends on your own will to decide because you the creator of your universe and that those angels and demons are one and the same.

I don't know what their deal is. Who knows?""We don’t have any plans because we were told by the Hall of Fame that we would never get in, because of how we’ve acted, so that’s kind of it,” said Sixx in 2019.Though the band signed a cessation of touring agreement in 2014, they tore it up last year after the huge success of The Dirt film and the promise of a 2020 stadium tour. People sometimes don't think that we're the fucking real deal, I guess. (As Amazon affiliates we earn on qualifying purchases)Listen to Tommy Lee on the CLE ROCKS PodcastTop 80 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the '80s
Source: Tommy Lee ‘Wouldn’t Kick’ Motley Crue Rock Hall Induction ‘Out of Bed’
Filed Under: Motley Crue, tommy leeCategories: News And it seems like just fucking anybody's in there now. Because there is a bunch of people that deserve to be there. There's a bunch of people that are in there that he doesn't agree with, and, yeah, I might not agree with that either. I wouldn't kick it out of bed, you know? [Laughs]"Lee also added that he doesn't buy that the band's exclusion has to do with their '80s lifestyle. But at the end of the day, for me, dude, it would be a fucking honor regardless. Who knows, bro? "Motley's always been that kind of band that just, (a) won't go away, and (b) with some of those kind of people, we've always butted heads with that kind of stuff," says the drummer. Chad ChildersPublished: October 19, 2020Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe members of Motley Crue have discussed the unlikely possibility that they will ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the past, even sharing how they came to that conclusion, but drummer Tommy Lee revealed it's something he would entertain if it actually ever happened.Speaking with the CLE ROCKS podcast (heard below), Lee addressed Nikki Sixx's past comments that he would decline the honor and the talk that they had been told because of their previous hedonistic lifestyle that they would never be considered.Lee started to state that he understood Sixx's reservations, but then added, "You know what? I get his disappointment with that. The pandemic wiped out those plans for 2020 but the group is expecting to return to touring in 2021.As for Lee, he's used the downtime to release his new Andro solo album. Pick it up here.

The fan won the respect of Pantera that night, and thankfully, it was all caught on film.Imagine jamming onstage with one of your favorite bands. After getting onstage with the legendary metal band, the fan showed off his falsetto screaming prowess, even dueling high note for high note with Dimebag Darrell’s guitar. Young kids got to crush the drums with blink-182 and strum along with Green Day, nailing their parts in front of arena and amphitheater crowds. they impressed the f—k out of them.When 11-year-old Aidan Fisher challenged Steel Panther guitarist Satchel to a guitar solo battle, the geriatric in tights didn’t know what was coming for him. Another young man even got to harmonize on guitar with Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance, getting to do so on Synyster Gates’ custom axe.Check out this compilation of When Fans Impress Musicians Onstage in the Loud List below.When Fans Impress Musicians OnstageThe 66 Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century
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Filed Under: Avenged SevenfoldCategories: News Graham HartmannPublished: October 19, 2020YouTube: Jim PowersShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThese fans didn't just jam with their favorite bands onstage… Fisher blew Satchel off the stage with his own instrument, winning over the crowd and deeply impressing three out of four Steel Panther members.One Pantera fan has a story to tell for the rest of his life.

We're always kind of reevaluating where are and what we're working on now and I think the world already knows that Priest has started to follow up to Firepower and it's starting to come together and sounding incredible. Why is it important to you that character be equally evident as talent?It's very important. So we got through it. That's a real person the 'Metal God.' It's no different than my friend Alice or Marilyn Manson or Ozzy or any number of my friends that take on a different persona. Check out the chat below.Here tonight to talk about your first-ever autobiography. We sat together and we spoke for hours 50-60 hours of one-on-one conversations in the kitchen at the house in Phoenix and the house back home. We also get an update from Rob on the next Judas Priest album. The heavy metal community has probably got even stronger so when we get back together again – Wow, it's gonna be wild again. He has a great way of taking you from A to B.The one thing that we talked about before we even started to get into making the book was what was on the table and what was off the table. That is what we do in bands. What will readers learn that makes an already interesting life story even more compelling?Well Jackie, you and I have known each other for a long time and know my metal maniacs for a long time and we've always talked openly about many things in my life and particularly with the band I love so much Judas Priest. Thank you everybody around the world. Mentally and emotionally, what steps did you take to insulate yourself while revisiting all of it for the purpose of your book?Well, I was encouraged and prodded and probed by this incredible guy Ian Gittings and he wrote the book with me or at least took me through the journey. It's nearly 69 years of metal stories that we put together collectively in the book "Confess."Rob there have been exciting high points in your life. We love each other so much. The band also released an impressive album with Firepower just two years ago. It was amazing, it really was because I'm now reading the complete book and there were many many moments where I had to kind of regain my composure because the book is full of emotion, a lot of raw pure emotions down to the bare bones to kind of read that from the page but another to speak it out. I think I'm not unique in how I present myself on stage. Full Metal JackiePublished: October 19, 2020Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterJudas Priest frontman Rob Halford was the guest on the most recent Full Metal Jackie weekend show. Thanks again, Jackie.Thanks to Rob Halford for the interview. You can pick up his new book "Confess" right here (as Amazon affiliates we earn on qualifying purchases), and be sure to follow Rob on Instagram and Facebook. Find out where you can hear Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio show here.See Judas Priest in the Best Metal Song of Each Year Since 1970
Source: Rob Halford: ‘Living in the Moment’ Is Driving New Judas Priest Album
Filed Under: Judas Priest, rob halfordCategories: News My thing to him was that I was going to throw it all on the table. We need each other. Fans can smell fake a mile off. You know metal music changes us when we listen to metal it excites us. So it's a long journey. We balance it because it can be kind of dangerous. So this whole focus of living in the moment but also getting ready for what's coming next is what drives us and so that's where we are with Priest right now.I hope to see you soon.It's a pleasure, Jackie. We look at where we've gone and what we've said. But there's all this stuff going on in everybody's lives respectively that we don't get to deal about, you know? I'd be interested to hear the sound of my own voice. We're not kind of making it up.It's almost like a Jekyll and Hyde thing. I would like to think it gives it a little bit of extra value in the human connection and a lot of metal maniac readers do enjoy the audio experience.Judas Priest by the way were ready to commemorate a milestone anniversary before COVID-19 shut down touring. It was great. Its an embodiment of everything I love about heavy metal music. Some of it was tough to get through but this is why the book is called "Confess."Rob, although you're one of the most revered vocalists in heavy metal history – The Metal God – people also describe you as nice, a real gentleman. So this is an opportunity to take all the things I've been able to remember right from my early school days experiences right up to the way of the world kind of stuff. We are going to pile this table up with everything that I can remember and every single moment with your encouragement and your questions will provide that table to be – stuff will be falling off the edges and that's what we did. All of that is kind of wrapped up into this metal experience you get from me when I'm onstage.Rob there's an audiobook version of "Confess" read by you. So what you're experiencing from me as I go up onstage with Priest is the 'Metal God.' He's just a real embodiment of everything that I love about heavy metal music. It's like I hate watching myself on stage and video or anything but the time will come when I do though. It's a real living experience. It energizes us and makes us rise up. But It's real and I think our fans know that. Stay safe and we will all get to get back together again as soon as we can. We will have some good times again. It's called "Confess." A gay man in an economically disparaged area of post-war England who is highly regarded as a world-class singer. What does the equal relevance of past and present indicate about the future of the band?It's very important to look back at your past experiences. I've told you before Jackie, I hate the sound of my own voice. When you read the book next time try reading it out loud because it's completely different and girl, I tell you it took me just over a week of about 4-5 hours a session. It was great. Being onstage, seeing you guys come to the shows – that's what we live about. There have also been some traumatic low points as well. Everything! I haven't heard the audiobook yet. Rob dropped in to discuss his first ever autobiography "Confess."The vocalist tells Jackie that he left it all on the table in terms of what was covered in the book and he also discusses the emotional journey of recording the audiobook in his own voice for fans to listen to. For someone who's spent most of his life communicating through a microphone, what made this process different and perhaps intimidating?Well here's the test. It was amazing.I was encouraged by the producer who was over in Jersey and I was in Phoenix and we had link-ups going all over the place because I wanted to give my best performance as I've always tried to do.

In this gallery, we'll offer you the stories behind rock and metal's all-time biggest tracks and the songwriters who regretted some of their most popular cuts."Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Stairway to Heaven" and "Sweet Child O' Mine" are all household song titles and intergenerational classics, immortalized through billions of plays over decades. Often, it's because the song becomes so gigantic that their band starts attracting the wrong type of fan Other times, the track becomes so inescapable that playing it live every night starts to feel like an obligation instead of a joy. They've inspired countless musicians to pick up a guitar, but all three tracks were hated by the musicians who recorded them.The reasons behind an artist publicly decrying their most iconic works are complicated. Graham HartmannPublished: October 18, 2020Mick Hutson / Amanda Edwards, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterHating your own songs is like hating your own children — surprisingly common. Growing up is another huge factor, being unable to relate to the lyrics they penned or the riffs they wrote.Take a look below at these 15 Artists Who Hated Their Own Hit Songs and find out why these tracks fell out of favor with their creators.15 Artists Who Hated Their Own Hit Songs20 Rock + Metal Musicians With Tattoos of Bands
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Fawcett’sCapt. packages. Petrucci's facial follicles drew the attention of Captain Fawcett, who have partnered with the guitarist to brand the new Nebula line of beard products.There are four products in the line, starting with the Nebula moustache wax. Fawcett’s66 Best Rock + Metal Guitarists
Source: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Branding Beard Product Line
Filed Under: Dream Theater, John PetrucciCategories: News It's available here.There's also a Nebula beard balm. According to the description, it boasts top notes of exhilarating bergamot & aromatic myrtle riff with a bittersweet tang of grapefruit, rising to an intense heart of earthy, violet orris, dark coffee and tenacious woody cedar. Nebula Beard Oil will include a Limited Edition Nebula Guitar FLOW® Guitar Pick, designed and created by John Petrucci in collaboration with Jim Dunlop.See more from the John Petrucci Captain Fawcett Nebula line here. Petrucci also just recently released his Terminal Velocity solo album which you can get at this location.Capt. A pulse of seductive musk trails a smoky backbeat laced with vetiver & luxurious leather. Pick that up here.The Petrucci Nebula series also comes with beard oil.  It features top notes of exhilarating bergamot and aromatic myrtle riff with a bittersweet tang of grapefruit, rising to an intense heart of earthy, violet orris, dark coffee and tenacious woody cedar. and 50 ml. A pulse of seductive musk trails a smoky backbeat laced with vetiver and luxurious leather. Get those here and here.The first 1000 purchases of this 50 ml. It's available in both 10ml. Chad ChildersPublished: October 18, 2020Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterDream Theater's John Petrucci not only plays a killer guitar, but he also has one of the best beards in the rock and metal world. This moustache wax boasts top notes of exhilarating bergamot and aromatic myrtle riff with a bittersweet tang of grapefruit, rising to an intense heart of earthy, violet orris, dark coffee & tenacious woody cedar. It comes supplied in an aluminum tin with a screw top lid. A pulse of seductive musk trails a smoky backbeat laced with vetiver and luxurious leather.

See each of the masks below.Slipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comSlipknot.comThe Evolution of Slipknot's Terrifying Masks
Source: Slipknot Selling ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ Masks
Filed Under: SlipknotCategories: News Part of the reason may have to do with the fact that the mask comes with a working zipper on the mouth and back and removable straws, making it a little more labor intensive in the creation.Singer Corey Taylor's mask is going for $40. Get your orders in here. It has two faux leather straps, adjustable working buckles, studs and a drawstring cord. Each of the other member masks are selling for $35.It should be noted that the masks are not guaranteed to arrive by Halloween, but you can always plan ahead for the next occasion where these would come in handy. The Craig Jones spiked look is the most expensive of the bunch, going for $55. Chad ChildersPublished: October 18, 2020Roadrunner RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSlipknot are always Halloween-ready with their look and fans have nicked their masks for inspiration in the past. With a new album cycle, Slipknot are now officially selling masks from the We Are Not Your Kind era.Each of the nine are represented with individual masks, though not all masks are equal in price.

and I will never shut up about itAnyway – not anti mask – and If you reduced this entire video to that scene and missed the metaphor behind it … He urges that among the metaphors present in the video (toilet paper hoarding zombies, overweight superheroes with ill-advised diet habits), the scenes regarding the "compliance" in mask wearing should be viewed as fictional as well.Presumably, this means other metaphors (attack dogs resembling Antifa, QAnon conspiracies) should also be viewed as fictional."The scene in question is not about the masks… Joe DiVitaPublished: October 17, 2020YouTube: Five Finger Death PunchShare on FacebookShare on TwitterYesterday (Oct. Talk to us and we will tell you …. Believe it. 16), Five Finger Death Punch released a music video for "Living the Dream." The video was rife with social commentary, some of which has been met with backlash for the way people who wear a mask — to mitigate the spread of a pandemic contagion) are compliant under a Communist system of government — or one that resembles such. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory has issued a lengthy statement, clarifying the intent behind the video, denying it bears an anti-mask message.In his statement, Bathory alleges news media outlets forewent explaining what his message in the "Living the Dream" video was in favor of intentionally misleading readers for capital gain. "The mask segments are about hypocrisy on the highest level," he clarified. but If America is gone, where will you go?We immigrants also remember how our freedom slipped away, how our rights were ripped from us, how we were kept under the thumb and in fear of our own governments. America is a miracle, and I LOVE this country… Pretty much the standard in all dictatorships and totalitarian regimes (I had the displeasure of growing up in one) hence the reference.I often say, ask us!!! Pretty much the standard in all dictatorships and totalitarian regimes (I had the displeasure of growing up in one) hence the reference."Read the complete statement below.As much as some *news sites* used “anti-mask” as a clickbait title (And I must applaud the capitalist in them or I myself would be a hypocrite) Let’s make this crystal clear: In a fictional story, Amongst shopping cart zombies, Tide Pod eating fat superheroes and all the other metaphors, why would anyone think the mask scene isn’t one.The scene in question is not about the masks… it's NOT an Anti-Mask message," wrote Bathory, who also noted Five Finger Death Punch currently sell… WE were lucky, because we had a place to escape to. in fact you can go to FiveFingerDeathPunch.comRight now and buy some cool ones…If I must explain this ‍♂️ The whole video is in the frame work of fiction, a dystopian nightmare of one of the founding fathers – right before he signs the constitution.Just as I prefaced it: "We as artists, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from *becoming* reality.The mask segments are about hypocrisy on the highest level. This is what the founding fathers worried about and tried to prevent by creating the constitution. the Cubans, the Venezuelans, the North Koreans, anyone from the former Soviet block… Well… the good news is – It is STILL America so you have the right to have and even print your own opinion.Watch Five Finger Death Punch's "Living the Dream" video here.The Most Performed Songs by 50 of Rock's Biggest Bands 
Source: Zoltan Bathory: New Five Finger Death Punch Video Does Not Have Anti-Mask Message
Filed Under: Five Finger Death Punch, zoltan bathoryCategories: News The immigrants… We must prevent the rise of tyranny in all shapes and forms, we must resist the would be dictators and the totalitarian ideals. we have valuable experience we can tell you about, we can forewarn you of the things we have seen before.So We the people must do everything in our power to stay free as a society. When the rules are made for you but those who made them are exempt. We are fortunate that we could come here…. So maybe, just maybe… it’s NOT an Anti-Mask message…… a variety of face masks to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, as recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and White House coronavirus advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Fauci.In this scene, a female political figure bears a pin marking her as "exempt" as she applauds those compliant in mask-wearing, awarding them with a "compliance" pin that also features a series of Communist hammer and sickle symbols.YouTube: Five Finger Death PunchIG: ZoltanBathoryBathory, an immigrant who grew up under totalitarian rule, stressed his concern for certain parallels he is currently seeing in America. "When the rules are made for you but those who made them are exempt.