Corey Taylor plans coffee table book of crazy 'Clown' quotes.

Corey Taylor may be the "great big mouth," but Slipknot have a band full of larger than life personalities who have quite a way with the spoken word. During a recent chat with Knotfest's Mosh Talk With Beez, the singer says he's wanting to turn a spotlight on the malaprops of one of his bandmates, percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan. In fact, he's looking to put together a coffee table book of Clown's misspoken phrases. "The great thing about Clown, and people who know him will back me up on this is his – God, how do I phrase it – his liberal use of changing phrases that we’ve all used for years, and basically bending them to his will," said Taylor. The singer continued, “I’ve been keeping a

Twenty One Pilots 'Level of Concern' never ending video first of its kind.

Twenty One Pilots frequently get their fans involved in many of their projects. Their latest interaction is the "never-ending" music video for the duo's pandemic-prompted "Level of Concern." Viewers can upload amateur footage via Twenty One Pilots' website to appear in the ceaseless clip. Each time the tune restarts, a unique and all-new "Level of Concern" video generates with the user-submitted visuals. The unending music video follows a series of codes that were released by the group last week. However, Twenty One Pilots' eager fan base now used to the band's cryptic hints and Easter eggs quickly decoded the info. The "Level of Concern" video soon followed, along with a note from the act.

Ekko Park Releasing New Album

Ekko Park, one of New Zealand’s finest rock exports will release their new album, Horizon on August 21 via Dinner For Wolves. The first single from the album All Eyes On Me goes went to radio on Friday, June 19 and will be released on June 26 later this week. The song features guest vocalist Grant Nicholas of Welsh indie rock giants Feeder. Vocalist, Joe Walsh says the track; “ 'All Eyes On Me' was a reaction to me sitting in an airport bar and watching the very same news story being played out on four very different networks ....four different tv screens....four different truths....and every eye in the bar transfixed.... I felt like an extra in Black Mirror or a living breathing Orwell n

Check out our favourite Devilskin hits!

First up 'Voices' from Devilskins second album 'Be Like The river'. Be Like The river peaked at #1 on the Official NZ Music Chart and won Best Rock Album at the 2017 NZMAs. 'Start a Revolution' from 'We Rise' - Devilskins first album. We Rise was released in 2014 and debuted at #1 on the NZ Charts. The album went platinum in 2015. 'Animal' from 'Be Like The River' acoustic + live version. 'Endo' from Devilskins latest album 'Red' which reached #1 on the Official NZ Album Chart. 'Dirt' from 'We Rise'. 'Pray' from 'Be Like The River'. 'Burning Tree' from 'We Rise'. And last but not least, new favourite 'Corrode' from 'Red'.


Straitjacket Fits are proud to see the reissue of their beloved album Hail, due for release on July 24th, 2020 via Flying Nun Records. Obviously, this announcement follows the loss of Andrew Brough; gifted songwriter and guitarist of the Straitjacket Fits, Bike and Dunedin band The Blue Meanies. Andrew’s music's impact is undeniable. For months, the Flying Nun team had been working away with Straitjacket Fits to produce this special reissue, manufacturing was underway and set to announce right before we heard the tragic news of Andrew Brough’s passing. After a lot of thought and discussion with the band, we wanted to share the reissue, one that includes some of Andrew’s most memorable Strait

Devilskin announce NZ 2020 tour!

Kiwi Rock/metal artists Devilskin have announced a 2020 New Zealand-wide tour to support their new album 'RED'. With the lifting of crowd/venue restrictions, and due to massive demand Devilskin are hitting the road this August and September! Special guests Shepherds Reign will be opening at all shows and tickets go on sale Thursday 18th June - available from EventFinda, Ticketek, or AAA Ticketing. Red reached #1 on the Official NZ Album Chart and has received impressive reviews. We are extremely proud to call Devilskin our own!

Watch Metalhead trolling moments.

Metalhead trolling is glorious, especially when the victims have no idea what’s going on. From playing brutal music in public to artists on the Grammys red carpet, check out the below video for Loudwires finest compilation of metalhead trolling moments. Remember that time Marilyn Manson smoke bombed the paparazzi? After leaving the premiere party for the movie Spring Breakers, Manson avoided cameras by dropping a smoke bomb, navigating to his vehicle under cover like a ninja. The fire department was even called, with paparazzi left to explain exactly what had occurred. Source: Loudwire

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext says racism in the U.S. is manufactured.

Tommy Vext, frontman for Bad Wolves, has shared a new video on social media entitled “WHAT IS BLACK LIVES MATTER?”. Vext says he made the video “After weeks of research & interviews with independent journalist, military personnel, entertainment industry professionals, a virologist & many ex Democrats.” In it, the vocalist asserts that racism in the United States is “manufactured,” saying that despite being an African-American himself, “I have not experienced actual racism”: “There’s a huge fucking problem going on where we have turned into citizens policing other citizens over a veil of racism that doesn’t exist. I’m African American, I’m 38-years-old. I’ve grown up in this country and I hav

Watch TOOL-approved mashup of Sober and Led Zeppelin's Kashmir: 'Zober'.

Back in April, a Utah band called Spirit Machines posted the music video for their soulful mashup of Led Zeppelin's 1995 classic-rock staple "Kashmir" and Tool's 1993 alt-metal smash "Sober." The clip gained some viral traction and made a minor splash online, but now it's gotten a major boost from none other than Tool themselves. The prog titans and noted Zeppelin fans, having covered "No Quarter" many times throughout their career, shared a snippet of the video on the band's official Instagram account, along with the caption: "A very tasty tribute of Led Zeppelin and Tool." Source: Revolver

Pearl Jam reflect on unconscious racism and how to do better.

With the protests concerning racial inequality over the past week, it has led many to re-examine their own behavior and how systemic racism may have imprinted upon their everyday life. That includes the members of Pearl Jam, who have shared their thoughts online. In a series of tweets, the band writes, "Pearl Jam was started with a love for music and social justice. Our organization has been reflecting on where unconscious racism is still showing up in our own lives and how we can do better." "While we continue to dig in, we do not want to contribute to white voices overtaking the narrative that the Black community is sharing. It is the responsibility of each of us to listen and educate ours

Serj Tankian: Some fans are missing the point of System of A Down music.

In times where social issues are front and center in society, musicians often speak out about their views. Some fans appreciate that they use their platforms, others bash them, commanding them to "just stick to music." Serj Tankian gets both but he questions whether the anti-political System of a Down fans have paid attention to their lyrics at all as System of A Down have always been a politically charged band. The vocalist addressed the matter in an interview on the "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" podcast. "I've always explained music like pizza — some people like the crust, some people like the cheese, some people like the topping," Tankian began. "So when I get people on my socials that a

Tom Morello schools fan who questions his political knowledge.

Questioning Tom Morello about his political knowledge probably isn't the best move as longtime Rage listeners should know, Morello and politics go way back. The Rage Against the Machine guitarist reminded us of that recently when the musician highlighted his response to a fan who did so. But when challenged about his educational background, the guitarist had receipts. "Like shooting fish in a barrel," Morello said last week when reliving his reply. At the time, the person tweeting had made a snide comment regarding the Rage Against the Machine member and his outspoken views about the world. "Another successful musician instantly becomes a political expert," was the initial shot taken. Morell

Poppy releases t.A.T.u cover "All the things she said" for Pride Month.

Though Poppy has one of the more praised albums of the year with I Disagree, she's pausing for a bit to release her cover of t.A.T.u.'s 2002 pop hit, "All the Things She Said." At the time, the track put the Russian pop duo in the spotlight, hitting No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video also pushed a few buttons for its portrayal of teenage lesbianism, which led to protests and attempts to have it removed from music video stations. Poppy has performed the song live during her shows in the past, but now there's a studio version and a video that have arrived at the beginning of June. The singer writes in a message accompanying the video: "This cover song was delivered to my label ov

Seether finish recording new album for 2020 release.

Seether have completed recording sessions for a new album and are looking toward releasing it later this year, according to a scoop from frontman Shaun Morgan. The singer-songwriter and guitarist offered the update during a livestream performance Sunday May 24 via Seether's YouTube page. The upcoming album will be Seether's first since 2017's Poison the Parish. Seether started work on the new album in 2019 and first proposed a 2020 release around that time. Now, it looks like they'll keep to that projection. "The new album we just did … is done and basically gonna be, I think, released in August at this point," Morgan offers in the clip. "A lot of it was written over the course of about ten

Corey Taylor has finished recording new solo album.

Slipknot and Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor, has confirmed that he has finished recording his debut solo album while in quarantine. Talking with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale on her "Raise Your Horns" show on the We Are Hear podcast, Taylor excitedly shared that he had about 25 songs recorded. Back in November, he shared that he had a similar number written, but now he's that much closer to a release. "All the songs are things that I've written over the years but they didn't really fit with either band. So it's stuff that I've just kind of been sitting on," he said. "And I've been kind of talking about doing a solo album anyway, and I was just, like, 'This is the perfect time to do it.'" Source


Heavy music has a long history of raging against police brutality. Hardcore pioneers Black Flag famously clashed with the LAPD in the early Eighties and channeled those confrontations into classic cuts like "Police Story," while Poison Idea decried corrupt cops with 1990's "The Badge," a song later covered by Pantera for The Crow soundtrack. Today, acolytes such as Jesus Piece, Incendiary and Year of the Knife follow suit, protesting the abuse of power with mosh-driving anthems. Heavy hip-hop with punk-rock spirit crashes the gates in the late Eighties, with N.W.A proclaiming in no uncertain terms: "Fuck tha Police." Picking up where they left off came Body Count and Rage Against the Machine

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