Godsmack have released a new song online. Titled “Generation Day,” the track will be on the new album 1000hp which comes out August 5th. Front man Sully Erna says the nearly six and a half minute tune has some cool textures and colors and is drifty and trippy, fat and cool … not sure what other adjectives he can attribute to the song, but that’s plenty. Godsmack is out on tour for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival mid August. They’ll be in Peru, Illinois August 16th.
Drummer Tim Alexander is recovering after suffering a heart attack and then going through surgery. The Primus and Puscifer beats man went through a successful surgery this week to remove a blockage from his heart. Primus posted to their Facebook page that there were no complications from Monday’s surgery and “all signs point to a glorious and speedy recovery.” Primus is out on the road for Riot Fest this September. They’ll be in Chicago September 12th through the 14th.
Ted Nugent ain’t brining his intensities to a Native American tribal area in Idaho after the Coeur d’Alene Tribe canceled an August 4th show. The tribe’s elder described as Nugent’s “racist and hate-filled remarks.” There was no specification for what remarks the Nuge made that tipped the Native Americans off, but they may just be upset that Uncle Ted called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel”. Nugent has since apologized for those remarks and instead called Obama a liar who violates the constitution.
Getting some support
Eddie Vedder is getting some support from Nirvana Bassist Kirst Novoselic. Vedder took to a stage during a Pearl Jam show in England earlier this month for a profanity laced rant apparently slamming the ongoing conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas militants. Vedder said that he understands war as a last resort, but there are some people who just want land and will kill for it. Novoselic wrote that our world is more connected than ever before but you have places still building walls. He also says that things can change.
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