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Slipknot Album and Tour Deets, New Bizkit Video, and Canceled Godsmack Show


Album deets

 

It didn’t take long for Slipknot to release details of their fifth studio album. The band sent radio the single “The Devil In I” and also made it available to stream online. Just a few hours after that they let fans know that October 21st is the day the 16-track album titled .5: The Gray Chapter will be in their hands. It’s been six years since the masked group released their last album. Then they suffered an overdose death of bassist Paul Gray. Front man Corey Taylor and other band members said Gray was instrumental in the band’s writing process. As for who’s on drums—that has not been revealed.

 

Tour deets

 

If you were satisfied with new Slipknot album details, you’re about to be spoiled. Slipknot also unveiled a North American Tour alongside Korn starting this October. They’ll be in Moline, Illinois at the iWireless Center November 25th. Then they’ll be in Rosemont, Illinois at the Allstate Arena November 28th. Tickets go on sale September 5th.

 

New Bizkit video

 

Limp Bizkit have a new video out for their tune “Endless Slaughter” and it’s rather unique. Now, the song has multiple personalities. That also is apparent in the video. When the music changes up, so does the video. It opens with an interesting take on what it’s like to be Fred Durst making his way through a crowd of fans while singing the new tune. Then it shows the band’s bassist walking on a bridge. Then Wes Borland covered in grease paint running through some catacomb-looking place. At the end of the video Drummer John Otto takes to the screen behind the drums. It’s still unclear when the new album Stampede of the Disco Elephants will be out.

 

 

Canceled show

 

And the show apparently didn’t go on for Godsmack at Uproar. The band canceled their set over the weekend because of unforeseen production and technical issues. The band took to their Facebook page to announce that none of the main stage acts were able to play because of the stage problems. Other bands moved their sets to the outdoor stage to perform … Godsmack defends their decision saying they didn’t know about the problems until last minute.

 

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Airing Today, Saving Able at Coz's, They Keep Going, and Moose Slaughter


Airing today

 

Be listening today at around 11 when QLZ will air the first radio single from Slipknot’s new album. We got our hands on it over the weekend and we’re the only station in town that, as Styles said, has the brass to play it! The tune “The Devil in I” is a tad bit more approachable to the mainstream than the other tune Slipknot released online titled “The Negative One”. That doesn’t mean there are driving guitars and pumping drums in addition to front man Corey Taylor’s guttural screams … there’s just not as much as can be found in “The Negative One”. Any Slipknot fan will appreciate the dichotomy between the two songs. Also, any Slipknot fan is surely salivating for the new album which is expected to drop sometime this October.  Can't wait to hear it on air, check it out below:

 

 

Saving Able at Coz's

 

Saving Able took the stage at Coz’s Pizza Sunday, the first Springfield show from the band with new singer Scott Austin. Openers Royal Bliss warmed the crowd up, despite the temps pushing well into the 90s late Sunday afternoon. Coz’s then hosted Saving Able in fine style with an outdoor show on the west side of town. Stay with 92.7 WQLZ for updates on future shows in and around town.

 

They keep going

 

Just how long can AC/DC continue? As long as they’re alive. That’s according to AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. The band’s future was called into question when it was reported founding guitarist Malcolm Young was ill and not continuing with the band. Then news broke the band was recording a new album without Young. Now Phil Rudd tells Australian TV that “we’ll probably all have to be dead before it stops.” That’s what you call dedication. Rudd confirmed that there will be another tour. He also doubly confirmed that there will be another album. Both of which he’ll be on. However, Rudd does have a side job set to release a new album August 29th.

 

Moose slaughter

 

No facelift for The Faceless’ tour van after the band smashed into a moose in Canada. The van is totaled. Thankfully nobody was injured. The status of the moose, however, is unknown. The Faceless finish up their tour on the now ironically dubbed “Summer Slaughter” tour. Guess they didn’t think they’d actually slaughter a moose on the tour, but hey! Makes for a great story!

 

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Weiland is Not in Jail, New Korn Video, Sonic Highways Trailer, and Motley Ice Crue


Weiland is not in jail

 

A false report that Scott Weiland was arrested for meth has TMZ finding egg on their face. TMZ reported that the singer was picked up for meth charges nearly a month ago and had been in jail for that long. The celebrity tabloid said Weiland went into a Rite-Aid to steal razor s and other cosmetic items and then ran from security only to be stopped by police. Once search, TMZ says the singer was found to have meth on him. Well since initially reporting the story TMZ has now admitted it was a false story and it was just an impersonator that had fooled the L.A. Sheriffs office … way to pass the buck, guys! So, to repeat the top news—Scott Weiland is not in jail for meth charges and TMZ sucks at reporting news.

 

New Korn video

 

Korn’s new video for the tune “Hater” puts bullying into perspective with a slew of examples right up front from seemingly regular people. It then features some intense imagery of women crying blood and even bathing in the red stuff. It’s worth a view.

 

 

Sonic Highways trailer

 

There’s a new trailer out for Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highway series for HBO and it looks amazing! In the 3 minute video, front man Dave Grohl narrates and say the series and forthcoming album is a musical map of America and they pulled up the family tree of American Music in the making of the HBO special. There are plenty of stars just in the trailer inlcluding Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Rick Neilson, Billy Gibbons, Paul Stanley, Slahs and others. The trailer even shows clips of Dave Grohl talking with President Barack Obama about music. In a very poetic manner, Grohl says the album and documentary series is “a love letter to the history of American music”. Catch the series on HBO Fridays beginning October 17th at 10 CST. The album Sonic Highways will be released November 10th.

 

 

Motley Ice Crue

 

Plenty of rockers have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but none have yet on stage … until now. Motley Crue answered the call on stage in Indianapolis. Before the entire band had the water dumped they challenged KISS, Def Leppard and Aerosmith to take the challenge on stage.

 

 

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New Sixx: A.M. Teaser, Gwar to Tour, Dave's Dad Situation, and New Breaking Benjamin Lineup


New Sixx: A.M. teaser

 

New Sixx: A.M. is coming and fans are getting an up close and personal look at singer James Michael’s favorite tune off the new attempt. The album is titled Modern Vintage and there’s already a stream for the tune “Gotta Get it Right” circulating online. Now there’s a video showing what appears to be some behind-the-scenes footage of either a video shoot or a photo shoot of the band dolled up posing for cameras. In the video Michael talks about the new tune “Stars” that still gives him chills even though he’s heard the song hundreds, if not thousands of times already. The album is set to drop October 7th with pre-orders beginning August 25th.

 

 

Gwar to tour

 

It didn’t take long for Gwar to schedule shows across the country. The band has announced they’ll be out on the road with a stop in Chicago September 12th at Riot Fest. Then they’ll be down in Sauget at Pops October 29th. Blothar replaces Oderus Urungus as front man after Oderurs master Dave Brockie passed away earlier this year.

 

Dave’s dad situation

 

Big life events for Dave Grohl: not only is he gearing up for the release of a documentary series on HBO, he’s also preparing for the release of Foo Fighter’s eighth studio album. But life happens too! The Grohl family had an addition and then a subtraction. August 1st Dave’s wife Jordyn gave birth to their third daughter. A few days later, Grohl’s father james passed away at the age of 75 after battling cancer. Our thoughts and prayers with the Grohl family on what surely has been a rollercoaster of a month.

 

New Breaking Benjamin lineup

 

There aren’t many details about new Breaking Benjamin, but a video posted to the band’s Facebook has fans salivating! Despite various legal and health issues, Breaking Benjamin will be back on the scene with a new lineup. The posted video also features links to the twitter accounts of the various new members. And, don’t fear … Benjamin Burnley is still up front! Watch the clip today.

 

 

 

 

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Mixing genres Shed a tear New lyric video New album announced


Mixing genres

 

Sometimes music can make odd bedfellows … and the latest couple caught in the sack is the rock of Motley Crue shackin’ up with the modern country music scene. That’s gonna make one ugly baby. Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says that it’s all good for country artists to strip down Crue tunes because most of the songs were written on acoustic and can stand up to interpretation. The compilation Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue features big names in modern country music is out this week. In our humbled opinion, it would have been worth checking out if maybe David Allan Coe or Hank Williams Jr. or Waylon Jennings would have covered the tunes.

 

Shed a tear

 

Meanwhile Motley Crue are still out on the road with the farewell tour and the guys get weepy eyed each night. Sixx says even though the tour won’t be done for a while longer, it’s the last Crue show for certain fans in towns across the country and that’s grounds for a cry. The band will take their final bow next year in Los Angeles.

 

New lyric video

 

It’s exactly the news you wanted to hear this morning … Nickleback have inked a new record deal and they’ve got a new song streaming online. The band will release an eighth studio album and to tease fans, and believe it or not there are plenty out there, the band posted a lyric video that is actually very anti-authoritarian. The new track titled “Edge of a Revolution” mentions the NSA spying and CIA trickery, plus a rally cry that “we won’t give up, we won’t go away.” A new album through Republic Records is expected sometime this Fall.

 

 

New album announced

 

Speaking of new albums, Bush has announced their Man on the Run release for October 21st . This will be the band’s sixth studio album. Fans will get a taste of the album with the first single The Only Way Out set for a digital release September 9th.

 

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