So, how’s that new Slipknot album coming along? According to front man Cory Taylor, we’re gonna lose our minds when the damn thing is finally released to the masses. The future release, which hasn’t been given a date yet, comes amid a bit of a rocky road where Taylor has parted ways with Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Meanwhile, from Taylor’s other band Stone Sour, Jim Root has stepped down, but he’s devoting time to a new Slipknot album. On the new attempt Taylor says that it sounds like a mesh of their Iowa and Vol. 3 albums. What doesn’t that mean? Taylor tells Pop Culture Madness that the new attempt will have the melodies and artistic direction of Vol. 3 with the brutality of Iowa. He tells Front Row Live Entertainment simply that the new album will be “rad”. There’s no time yet for when the record will be out.
Nugent to release album and tour
Watch out, world. Ted Nugent is back with a new album and a tour. And he’s coming nowhere near central Illinois. The new album, which drops July 8th, is titled SHUTUP&JAM. The album features guests like Sammy Hagar and others. Hagar recently said that Nugent is “ripping the guitar like the days of old.”
Smith and Ferrell drum-off
And, if you haven’t seen it by now, you’ve been living under a rock—A funny thing happened on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and it had nothing to do with Jimmy Fallon: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith appeared on the show alongside actor/comedian Will Ferrell. The two wore the same clothes and even performed a drum off where Ferrell joked “more like the Lukewarm Chili Peppers.” At the end of the bit, Ferrell busts out a cowbell and the rest of the Chili Peppers takes to the stage to perform Blue Oyster Cult’s "Don't Fear the Reaper".
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