Danny Carey understands the intense curiosity of TOOL fans.

Tool's fanbase is...dedicated, to say the least. Drummer Danny Carey says he understands it, though, and that "curiosity" is something he experienced himself when he was younger. Tool are known for their mysterious aesthetic - frontman Maynard James Keenan always has some eccentric outfit on while he performs, they aren't very active in the public eye and their music is generally thought-provoking. “I understand that curiosity  - it’s what drove me,” he told Kerrang! in an episode of their Inside Track podcast. “It drove me mad not being able to know more about Pink Floyd when I was a little kid. But that’s the great thing - there was this mystery behind it, and we couldn’t find out enough.

Throwback to that time Kelly Clarkson got drunk and sung Gun's N' Roses with Steel Panther.

Before they were named Steel Panther, they were Metal Skool. They played loads of hair metal classics in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and they'd often invite celebrity guests in attendance onstage. One time, a totally wasted Kelly Clarkson was spotted and brought up to sing Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine." Michael Starr and Satchel pointed her out in the crowd and Starr started belting out Clarkson's hit "Since U Been Gone." He asked the crowd if he should bring her onstage for some crowd participation. Yellowcard's Ryan Key, whom Clarkson was rumored to be dating at the time, followed her onstage to join in, too. With the help of some liquid courage and after some bullshitting onstage, Cl

Watch Lzzy Hale cover Soundgarden's 'My wave' at Nashville club.

Even when Halestorm aren't touring, you can find Lzzy Hale singing at a venue! The lead singer recently sang the Soundgarden classic "My Wave" at a Nashville club with local band, Slider. Watch a video below. Hale clearly has the vocals to perform a song originally sung by the late Chris Cornell - whom the Halestorm frontwoman has openly been a big fan of for quite some time. Halestorm have covered Soundgarden's "Fell on Black Days" and "Black Hole Sun," in addition to Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike," both live and in the studio. Halestorm are off to Europe next month to kick off another tour with In This Moment and New Years Day.


Bayrock proudly presents Miss June - Bad Luck Party Tour on Friday 6th December at Totara Street, Mount Maunganui! Tickets are R18 and available from undertheradar.co.nz for $20. Miss June is a punk-rock band that formed in Auckland in 2013 and have wasted no time in establishing their unapologetic sound. Continuing to build their reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows, this is your last chance to catch Miss June live this summer, and it’s one you definitely won’t want to miss! The punk-rock four piece have been impressing audiences and gaining fans worldwide with their blistering, reckless sound and the unrivaled stage presence of Annabel Liddell, guitarist Jun Park,

Chris Adler sheds light on split from Lamb of God.

Chris Adler hadn't toured with Lamb of God since 2017 following a bad motorcycle accident, but it was still a shock when, back in July, the band officially announced that they'd split with their founding drummer and that Winds of Plague's Art Cruz, who had been filling in for him, had been promoted to a full-time member of the group. Lamb of God's statement at the time was brief and polite, and Adler offered up no comment on the matter - until now. The drummer addressed the situation in a lengthy statement posted to Facebook. "Allow me to start with a relative concept of understanding," Adler wrote. "We all gave our lives to this, 26 years is not flippant. Each one of us sacrificed and lost

CORIDIAN unleash RITE OF PASSAGE and announce North Island tour.

Kiwi band Coridian release their new single Rite Of Passage, the impressive first single from the forthcoming EP Eldur. Rite of Passage is a song about connection, the perils of isolation and the opinions of others. It’s the importance of self-worth in these modern times. Rite of Passage encompasses a dynamic blend of soaring vocals, irrepressible hooks and admirable guitar groove showcasing kiwi rock at its finest. Rite of Passage is the first track from Eldur, the imminent third EP in a series of elementally inspired releases, which began in 2015 with debut EP Oceanic (Water), followed by Caldera (Earth) in 2017. Fire is the focus for Eldur, which will release in Autumn 2020. The band ela

Hear Marilyn Manson's rendition of "God's gonna cut you down".

Marilyn Manson has just released a new video for his rendition of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down.” The traditional folk song has been recorded by various legends over the years, including Elvis Presley under the title “Run On” and Bobbie Gentry as “Sermon.” Johnny Cash, however, popularized the track into the public zeitgeist, recording “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” in 2003. It was posthumously released in 2006 to mass acclaim. Now, Manson follows in that lineage, bringing to the song his signature gravelly snarl and singular strain of American gothic. Source: Loudwire.

10 Awesome mental health advocates in rock and metal.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to these musicians who advocate for mental health awareness in interviews. These ten artists in the video above are proof that things really can get better, no matter how dark your present may be. Corey Taylor shines a light on his own struggles; “People who fight depression are almost in a constant state of hurting,” Corey told Loudwire in a 2017 interview. “People need to realize that not only is [calling suicide victims cowards] immature, but it’s also a cop out. It’s needlessly simplifying a very real issue.” Disturbed’s David Draiman also speaks about mental illness often, encouraging fans to reach out to those suffering while they still can. “Don’t wait u

Slipknot and Spice Girls mashup?!

Slipknot and Spice Girls are two entities rarely uttered close together unless you're thumbing through a record store rack somewhere. However, a YouTuber named Bill McClintock has found a way for the pair to co-exist in the form of a mashup. McClintock has made other mashups of metal and pop at his YouTube channel Some of his other pairings include Quiet Riot with Kool & the Gang, Black Sabbath and CCR with the Ohio Players and Whitesnake melding with Temptations singer Eddie Kendricks. Source: Loudwire.

Slayer wedding mosh pit!

MetalSucks reader Adam Schwartz married his longtime partner, Katherine P-G, on the weekend of September 21, 2019. For the most part, it was your typical wedding - the couple exchanged vows, said “I do!,” kissed, everyone cheered, and then the dancing and partying began - except Adam, being a lifelong metalhead, who had only one request for his special day: SLAAAAAYYYEEEEERRRRRR! Adam and his wife decided to close down the celebration with “Raining Blood,” and in the fan-filmed friend-filmed video below, shot by Lilah Abrams, you can see the wedding party go absolutely bananas with an impromptu mosh pit - suits, ties and dresses still on - when the DJ cranked the Slayer classic. Best of all

Breaking Benjamin's Ben Burnley and ex-Flyleaf vocalist Lacy Sturm may start a band together.

Former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm has spoken about the potential of starting a new band with Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley. Sturm spoke about the potential project in a new interview, elaborating on a special musician connection the two developed on the road. Earlier this year, Burnley teased the prospect of a possible band collaboration with Sturm. "I don't know if she'd be mad at me for saying anything about it, but me and Lacey have been talking about doing another band, putting a band together," the singer revealed. "We just wanna do, like, a record. It'd just be something different. I think that'd be really cool," Burnley stated back in August."I was really blown away by he

New Rick and Morty adventures!

Time to get schwifty! Rick and Morty is finally back, and the trailer for the long-awaited fourth season just released. It looks every single bit as chaotic and ridiculous as the last three seasons. You've gotta expect that, after all, when the "Rickest Rick" and the "Mortiest Morty" are involved. It's been two long years since we last had the opportunity to party with the duo, but now it's finally time to rejoice. Wallow in Rick's dry, sarcastic humor and Morty's neurotic personality. And, oh wait, who's that? Is Mr. Poopy Butthole making his triumphant return? It sure looks like it. We'll be getting another fun romp with Mr. Meeseeks too, or what appears to be a small army of them. Who's g

Slash and Ozzy Osbourne team up for anti-bullying documentary and song.

Slash, Ozzy Osbourne and a number of other Hollywood stars have teamed up for the anti-bullying documentary #NoJoke. The film tells the story of Andrew Cole, who attempts to put together a group of his musical idols to help him record a song for victims of bullying. The documentary follows Andrew Cole, who was bullied as a kid, as he tracks down the ghosts of his past to get to the real issue behind the epidemic. He also goes around North America and the U.K. attempting to find celebrities and experts to join his cause and musicians to perform on his anti-bullying song “Joke.” Cole ends up tapping a list of A-list artists for the film including Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Chad Smith of the Red Hot

Tom Keifer praises Lzzy Hale as an 'incredible inspiration vocally'.

In a new interview with LA Metal Media, Tom Keifer spoke of his friendship and working relationship with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale. Keifer revealed "I know she cites me as an influence, but I would have to say she's been an incredible inspiration for me vocally." He explained, "Singing with her really makes you feel like you need to step up, because she can sing. So, you always walk out there when you're gonna sing with Lzzy and say, 'Okay, I've gotta step up here.' So, she's a huge inspiration - not only vocally; she's a great guitarist, a great writer and just a great person." Keifer was effusive in his praise for not only Hale but the full Halestorm band and having toured with them over the y

Randy Blythe tells how James Hetfield helped him get sober and saved his life.

Since news that Metallica postponed the remainder of their tour in light of James Hetfield re-entering rehab, the rock and metal community has been showing their support of the frontman. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe also shared his support, including how the Metallica frontman helped him get sober, ultimately saving his life. "I got sober while we were on tour with Metallica almost 9 years ago. The first day of that run, one of my crew guys came to me and said “Hey, Hetfield’s looking for you”- we had been touring with them in the States & Europe for over a year and I was just RAGING, especially in Europe, but inside I was MISERABLE. He knew I had been trying to quit drinking, it wasn’t workin

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