Cory Taylor remains mum about Slipknot’s drummer. Late last year Taylor said that drummer Joey Jordison was out of the band … something Jordison said he did not quit Slipknot. That hinted that he was fired. But with the release of the new tune “The Negative One” Slipknot fans are dying to know who’s behind the drum set! Music critics note that whoever is behind the set for the new song really studied Jordison’s technique because it’s very similar to previous songs. Taylor tells HardDrive that the band is keeping everything under wraps because they “want the music to speak for itself.” He says when the time is right the answers will come. Also, Taylor told BBC that the new song isn’t an official single, it’s just a taste of things to come. Another tune titled “The Devil In I” is expected in a few weeks and is said to be more melodic. The new album may drop sometime late October.
Hale on a talent show
If you’re into the stupid singing show competitions you may recognize one rocker chick on this week’s “America’s Got Talent.” Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale showed up with Lindsey Stirling, a violinist she’s been hanging around with a lot lately. The two performed the song “Shatter Me.” Surely you can find the performance somewhere online if it tickles your fancy.
She's only 21
Watch out guys, she’s of age! Not just for porno or for buyin’ smokes … now The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen can legally drink! The actress turned rock singer from the St. Louis area celebrated her 21st birthday late last month and says things really aren’t that different. She’s been playing bars since she was 15 and she actually drinks less now than she did when she was a teenager.
Recovering before Riot Fest
Hoping to see primus soon back on the road after the drummer underwent heart surgery. There weren’t any complications for Tim “Herb” Alexander’s triple bypass surgery and the band says that he’s resting at home. Primus did have to call off some shows in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa for next month saying that it’s not realistic to have Tim play the drums this soon. Don’t want to bust open any stitches! As for the band’s appearance at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver? Primus says they will make a special announcement soon.
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