Before the new decade
How long can you wait for a new Metallica album? One year? Two years? How about six? That’s how long it could take to pump out a new album, according to drummer Lars Ulrich’s predictions. It’s reported that singer James Hetfield has 800 pieces of music, while Kirk Hammett has 400. Hammett tells rolling stone once they figure out what’s gonna work, they start turning things around. As for the six year estimate, Lars said he expects a new album to be out before a new decade kicks in, which is six year away.
The Gathering of the Juggalos will have a new home next year somewhere on a Missouri farm’s campground, though it’s not clear exactly where the annual Insane Clown Posse festival will ultimately land. Psychopathic Records isn’t saying much about the move, but word that it won’t be heading back to it’s longtime southern Illinois location is surely welcomed word to law enforcement officials as The Gathering typically brings 10,000 people for a rowdy festival full of all kinds of crazy Juggalo nonsense. Authorities in the county where the festival may land in Missouri may not know what they’re in for. The Associated Press reports that a sheriff asked if the festival would feature Willie Nelson-style music. Boy are they in for a surprise!
New video right on target
Korn’s new video for “Spike My Veins” will be applauded by civil rights activists and media critics. The video opens with news of the NSA spying on the world and then shows clips of the most absurd celebrity nonsense. It then quickly kicks in with images of riots and protestors getting sprayed with chemicals while politicians like dance. Great watch! 5 stars, guys!
The issue of the US Military using certain music in enhanced interrogations of potential terror suspects, also known as torture, is back out front. This time with the industrial rock act Skinny Puppy putting out an album titled Weapon. cEvin Key told the Phoenix New Times that the band had heard through a reliable source their music was used to stun or torture people on at least four occasions, so they thought it would be a good idea to make an invoice for the US government for their musical services, “thus the concept of the record title, Weapon.” The album is out now. Other band’s music has been used during enhanced interrogation of prisoners in Guatanamo Bay and elsewhere to much protestation from the artists whose music was used. There rarely is any confirmation or denial of such acts from government officials.
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