It took about as long as they said it would ... the toxicology report on GWAR front man Dave Brockie turned out to be accidental overdose of heroin. Brockie, who started the band and performed under the stage name Oderus Urungus, was found in his home March 23rd. He was 50 years old. The band still plans to proceed forward with shows and benefits and other fundraisers to get a statue of Brokie put up somewhere. GWAR will actually have the GWAR-B-Q featuring Mike Bishop, who was the original Beefcake the Mighty vocalist for the band. Tickets for GWAR-B-Q go on sale June 6th.
Speaking of putting up statues, there’s word that someone wants to put a golden statue of Danzig riding a dragon in Austin, Texas. The Austin Music Commission could soon decide to erect that statue to welcome visitors to the Red River Cultural District. The original suggestion was done in jest but has since picked up steam to where it landed on the organization’s meeting agenda.
There’s a new Mastodon tune available to stream online. The tune “Chimes at Midnight” can be found on their forthcoming album Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band already released the tune “High Road” back in April. Mastodon toured earlier this year and performed some of the new material to fans. The album drops in stores June 24th.
Linkin Park have released a lyric video for the tune “Wastelands.” The song begins with a hop-hop feel from Mike Shinoda and then is quickly overtaken with Chester Bennington’s chorus. The band has already released the tunes “Guilty All the Same” and “Until It’s Gone”. The album The Hunting Party is due out June 17th.
New Body Count
If you couldn’t get enough of Ice-T’s side project Body Count with their tune “Talk S**t, Get Shot,” then maybe the tune “Bitch in the Pit” will fill you up. The latest explicit tune from the hip-hop metal act honors all the ladies out there who take to the mosh pits at metal shows. Worth a spin!
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