Korn meet kidney stone—that’s what caused Brian “Head” Welch to drop off a gig in Russia this week. Head got a taste of some good ‘ol socialist medicine in Krasnoyarsk (which amazingly doesn’t pop up as misspelled in Word). In a video, Head apologizes to fans who noticed his absence and also gives a shout out to “JR,” the 19-year-old guitarist from Love & Death, Heads other band. Head says he’ll be back on the stage in no time. Here’s to a speedy recovery ... just stay away from the speed!
Manson’s mom passes
Marilyn Manson is mourning the death of his mother Barbara. She passed away at the age of 68 a few days after Mothers’ Day after battling dementia, according to reports. In a post to social media, Manson, whose birth name is Brian Warner, says his mother was his greatest believer and that he will work to make her proud and “satisfied that you know you made the son you wanted. I love you.”
Secret Foo show
A secret Foo Fighters show in New Orleans over the weekend is evidence that there’s more to come from the band. The 90-minute set in New Orleans shut down the street when fans started flooding the impromptu venue. Apparently the band chose Preservation Hall in New Orleans as one of their recording studios for their forthcoming album and you can expect to see more of that in the forthcoming HBO documentary series about the band’s new album. It’s still unclear when the TV show or the album will come out, but surely it’ll be sometime before the end of the year. We’ll keep you posted.
Among shredding on the guitar and screaming on stage to tens of millions of fans around the world, Metallica front man James Hetfield is also getting some voiceover work. News has it that the History Channel is coming out with a series titled “The Hunt” and Hetfield will narrate the show. Among his many hobbies, Hetfield has experience hunting bears, so this makes since. You can hear his voice on the show June 8th. Check your local listings!
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