It very well could be one of those shows you tell your grandkids about—Slipknot, Mudvayne and Mushroomhead all on the same ticket. It’s not set in stone or anything, but it is quote “on the radar” for Slipknot front man Corey Taylor. Taylor recently said that Slipknot will take a few months to collect and re-establish themselves, get the new album out and then see what’s going on. But, a tour with Slipknot, Mushroomhead, and Mudvayne is something he thinks is worth pursuing. And so do we, Corey! He also said that he wanted that lineup to feature GWAR, but with the recent death of David Brockie, that prospect is less likely.
Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan is being honored for his charitable work with kids. The Illinois State Crime Commission gave the front man the “Jesse White Award” in Oak Brook this week, alongside his brothers Gabe and Jacques Baron. The three used their “Resistance Pro” wrestling venture as an outreach program to foster positive attitudes among kids.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival featuring top billers Godsmack and Seeter will be in Peru, Illinois at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport August 16th. That show will also feature Buckcherry, Escape the Fate, Redlight King and a burlesque show by Suicide Girls! The tour announced this week will feature Pop Evil and Skillet on most of the dates, but not the Illinois show. Tickets go on sale Friday at RostarUproar.com, and if you pick up tickets within the first three day you can also get Godsmack’s new album 1000hp for the low price of $7.99. That album drops August 5th.
Streaming right now
Speaking of new albums, streaming through iTunes right now is Mastodon’s latest album. Titled Once More ‘Round the Sun comes out next week and is described by the band as “bizarre” and that the band’s “screaming and yelling is kind of a thing of the past.” Two tunes from the new album, “High Road” and “Chimes at Midnight,” have been streaming online for a couple of weeks. The album drops next Tuesday.
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