Corey Taylor had one hell of a year in 2011. Slipknot returned to the stage after the tragic death of bassist Paul Gray and Taylor went on a spoken word/acoustic solo tour and even released the New York Times bestselling book, ‘Seven Deadly Sins.’ In that vein, Taylor has wasted no time in 2012, hyping up the upcoming album from his other band, Stone Sour.
Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie just announced via his official Facebook page that he is beginning to write for his next solo album. LaBrie’s longtime writing partner Matt Guillory will once again lend his talents for the Dream Theater vocalist’s third solo album.
Legendary heavy metal/sludge act Corrosion of Conformity have just announced official dates for a U.S. headlining tour. The North Carolina metal stalwarts will hit the road in March taking Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm of Light along to open for the band.
Former Danzig / Hellyeah / Nothingface bassist Jerry Montano has filed a restraining order against aspiring model Priscilla Caputo. Montano claims that the former female fling broke down his door and trashed his room after he kicked her to the curb and ignored her “harassing” messages.
Metallica‘s 30th year is about to come to a close with a swarm of attention having followed them the entire way. Metallica celebrated the milestone with a week-long celebration in San Francisco, Calif., the first day of which is now available for your viewing pleasure. It’s 27-minutes, but totally worth your time.
Iconic Nine Inch Nails pioneer Trent Reznor has been nominated for yet another Golden Globe Award for his work with longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, scoring ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ The duo captured the 2011 ‘Best Original Score’ Golden Globe for the music from ‘The Social Network,’ and are looking to achieve back-to-back wins in 2012.
We recently reported on Nine Inch Nails creative force Trent Reznor releasing a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic ‘Immigrant Song.’ Now a cyber-creepy music video has surfaced for the track that features vocals by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O and additional production by Reznor’s musical partner Atticus Ross.
Santa Claus is going to flip out when he sees this house. One metalhead with a slightly twisted Christmas spirit was able to create a fun-filled holiday light show at his house this year, synchronized to Metallica‘s magnum opus ‘Enter Sandman.’
A new force in metal combines the talents of Drowning Pool and Nonpoint. The new supergroup, Voodoo Corps, consists of Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce and drummer Mike Luce along with former Nonpoint members Zach Broderick on guitar and Ken MacMillan on bass.
As the end of their 30th year as a band approaches, Metallica are set to begin a week-long celebration of intimate club gigs at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Calif. Metallica will start their four-day residence at the Fillmore tonight (Dec. 5) with Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne expected to be among the guests.
Metal music has the power to possess people into doing things that don’t particularly make sense — notably, the shoe toss. In the heat of the moment, concertgoers risk getting their feet stomped into oblivion just so they can throw their shoes at their favorite band. Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel recently found himself at the receiving end of a shoe toss in Belgium — walking off the stage after a blow to the head.
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