There could be some magic, fireworks and even a fistfight tonight … no we’re not talking about some third-rate circus in some backwoods town down south … We’re talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The bell is sure to ring when KISS takes the stage. There’s been a ton of bitter words back and forth between the former and current members of the band for years but it picked up intensity the closer we got to the induction ceremony. KISS will not be performing. Meanwhile it’s being reported that Dave Grhol may have tapped Joan Jett to perform with him and Krist Novoselic for Nirvana’s induction. That should be something worth checking out! Linda Ronstadt will be inducted, but not present at the ceremony because of her struggle with Parkinson’s disease and Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and Cat Stevens are all set to be inducted. Can’t be in New York tonight? You’ll have to wait to see it on HBO in late May.
Linkin Park are teasing fans with tidbits from their forthcoming album, tough no new audio quite yet. The band took to the web to post artwork from the new release. They also gave the titled and release date. Expect to pick up The Hunting Party June 17th. Mike Shinoda says that they came up with the title of the album before actually laying down tracks, which makes it sound as if it’s a concept album. It’s also being reported that the band used less electronics and focused more on guitar, bass, drums and heavier vocals. Linkin Park released a video for “Guilty All The Same” late last month.
As I Lay Dying dead
A statement posted to As I Lay Dying’s website seems to put the band to rest. The post says that the actually official members of the band were Tim Lambesis and their drummer. The other members have since departed and starting a new project with Shane Blay. Lambesis pleaded guilty to murder for hire and will be sentenced later this summer.
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