Slipknot guitarist Jim Root recently suffered a burst appendix, which will force him to miss some dates on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour. The band issued the following statement prior to the first show on Saturday, June 30:
"We’re sorry to announce that our brother, Jim Root, will not be performing with us at Mayhem today in San Bernardino due to serious health issues. Jim has been seriously sick for the past two weeks and went to the hospital last week where he was advised that his appendix burst a couple weeks before and that it could have been life threatening. Jim is at home recovering and is awaiting surgery to have pieces of his appendix removed and hopes to join the tour as soon as he is able.
"Slipknot will continue to headline the Mayhem Festival and all other shows. We refuse to let our fans down and will not miss a single date. We will miss Jim greatly and our thoughts are with him. Jim sends his love to each and every one of our fans.
Ohio Dates.... July 24th Cincy/Riverbend & July 25th Cuyahoga Falls/Blossom
Didn’t see your city listed on Slash’s upcoming summer tour? Good news – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators have just added a fall leg to their 2012 itinerary with 18 new shows.
The new leg kicks off Sept. 4 in San Diego and wraps up on Oct. 3 in Los Angeles. Foxy Shazam will provide support on the new dates.
Pre-sales and VIP packages go on sale July 3; head over to Slash’s official tour page for all the details.
‘You’re a Lie.’ the first single off Slash’s latest disc ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ just hit No. 1 on the active rock radio chart. Slash’s touring band also features Myles Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fitz on drums, Todd Kerns on bass and Frank Sidoris on rhythm guitar.
Slash and his band recently wrapped up their European tour and will kick off their previously announced North American summer tour on July 7 in Portland, Ore. Check out all of the summer dates here and the new fall dates below:
Slash Fall 2012 Headlining Tour with Foxy Shazam:
9/4 – San Diego, Calif. – House of Blues
9/5 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Celebrity Theatre
9/7 – Austin, Texas – Stubbs
9/8 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
9/9 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
9/11 – New Orleans, La. – House of Blues
9/12 – Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle
9/16 – Hampton Beach, N.H. – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom*
9/18 – New York, N.Y. – Hammerstein Ballroom
9/19 – Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
9/21 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
9/22 – Detroit, Mich. – Fillmore
9/23 – Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy*
9/25 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Egyptian Room
9/28 – Chicago, Ill. – Riviera Theater
9/29 – Springfield, Mo. – O’Reilly Family Events Center
10/2 – Oakland, Calif. – Fox Theater
10/3 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Wiltern
From drugs to assault to molesting the skull of a security guard with your private parts, we’ve got the spectrum of rock ‘n’ roll mishaps covered and the pics to prove it. Get ready to for an in-depth view of some of rock music’s most infamous arrests through the lens of a police station camera.
After clicking the link below, just click on the Red bar at the bottom of the first page that says "Welcome to the Jailhouse"....and enjoy the show......
The singer unveiled in a series of tweets, "I promised today you’d get the explanation to HoGaB. Well, today that’s exactly what you get … The new Stone Sour album is a two-part double concept album called ‘House of Gold and Bones’ (HoGaB), parts 1 and 2. Part 1 will drop in Oct. ’12. Part 2 will drop next year. 24 songs, 12 on each disc."
He went on to add, "Each disc will include one half of the story – for lyrics, you’ll have to [visit] our site. Once I lock in the company who will help me put it together, there will be a comic book as well. Song titles include ‘Absolute Zero,’ ‘RU486,’ ‘A Rumor of Skin,’ and ‘Taciturn.’ Very excited for everyone to hear it! Stay tuned! #HoGaBoctober12″
Stone Sour worked with producer David Bottrill on the disc, and recruited Rachel Bolan of Skid Row fame to play bass on the disc in place of former member Shawn Economaki.
The Stone Sour news comes as part of a big day for Taylor. His other band, Slipknot, finally revealed the details of their ‘Antennas to Hell‘ greatest hits collection. The set arrives July 24, and comes in the midst of their headlining run on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. The band will finish out the summer with their own two-date, two-location Knotfest.
The band will release Antennas to Hell, a "best of" collection documenting its inimitable career, on July 24. The album is scheduled to be released via Roadrunner Records while the band is spending its summer as the main attraction of the 2012 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, as well as curating and headlining the inaugural year of their very own festival, Knotfest. For all Slipknot tour dates, go here.
The time is right for a "best of" collection from the band, as it captures the first chapter of Slipknot – a chapter where they’ve gone from unknown to the one of the biggest rock bands in the world — all on their own terms.
This summer’s Mayhem and Knotfest outings celebrate the band and the life of late bassist Paul Gray, and will serve as ‘the end of the beginning’ for Slipknot – this summer’s performances will be the fan’s last chance to see them as they are now. Of course the band will continue- but just as inevitable with Slipknot, is the fact that the band will evolve – and the future is unwritten. Antennas to Hell serves as a companion to that celebration. The two-disc version of Antennas to Hell includes a bonus live CD that captures the band’s 2009 performance at the legendary Download Festival in the U.K. The live disc showcases the band playing a set of career spanning classics in front of 80,000 rabid fans. The journey from – "(sic)" – track 1 on their self-titled debut - to "Snuff" – the haunting No. 1 rock track from 2008’s All Hope Is Gone – proves that. The album features fan favorites, live classics and well-known radio hits.
Furthering the immersion in the band’s culture, this summer will see the release of the band’s first ever mobile application, Wear the Mask. Part mask builder, part social connector for fans, and 100% Slipknot in its look and execution, the app brings the Slipknot mindset into previously uncharted territory – the mobile devices of fans worldwide. Wear the Mask will be released simultaneously with Antennas to Hell.
3. Wait And Bleed
4. Spit It Out
6. People = Shit
8. Left Behind
9. My Plague (New Abuse Mix)
10. The Heretic Anthem (live)
11. Purity (live)
12. Pulse Of The Maggots
14. Before I Forget
18. Dead Memories
Bonus CD: (sic)nesses: Live At The Download Festival, 2009
3. Wait And Bleed
4. Get This
5. Before I Forget
7. The Blister Exists
8. Dead Memories
9. Left Behind
12. Everything Ends
15. People = Shit
17. Spit It Out
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15, so head over to to www.RockstarUproar.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK, STAIND and PAPA ROACH, along with breaking band ADELITAS WAY. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists DEUCE, FOZZY, REDLIGHT KING, MINDSET EVOLUTION (winner of the 2011 Uproar Battle Of The Bands), IN THIS MOMENT, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, CANDLELIGHT RED and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.
Festival tour dates:
Aug. 17 – Kansas City, MO – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
Aug. 18 – Little Rock, AR – Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
Aug. 19 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Aug. 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Rock The Rapids (downtown) main stage bands only
Aug. 22 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Aug. 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *
Aug. 25 – Syracuse, NY – TBA
Aug. 26 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center *
Aug. 28 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Aug. 29 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
Aug. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion *
Sep. 01 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
Sep. 02 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live *
Sep. 05 – Simpsonville, SC – Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
Sep. 07 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre ***
Sep. 08 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center ****
Sep. 09 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center ***
Sep. 11 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ***
Sep. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ***
Sep. 13 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ***
Sep. 15 – Houston, TX – Woodlands Pavilion ****
Sep. 16 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion ***
Sep. 18 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheater *****
Sep. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre ***
Sep. 21 – Spokane, WA – Greyhound Park and Events Center ***
Sep. 22 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre ***
Sep. 23 – Portland, OR – Sleep Country Amphitheater ***
Sep. 25 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater ***
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion ****
Sep. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion ****
*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
***In This Moment will not be performing at this show
****In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
*****Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show
"Seether, currently out on the road with Nickelback, will embark on their own headlining trek dubbed the Triple Threat Tour this fall.
Kicking off Sept. 20 in Boston, the tour will run through October in support of their 2011 release ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray.’
Sick Puppies and Kyng will be supporting the South African trio on the Triple Threat Tour, with Eye Empire and Young Guns playing select runs of the jaunt, as well.
‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray’ has already spawned three No. 1 active rock singles with a new one on the way. ‘Here & Now’ is set to impact rock radio on June 19.
In addition to their headlining tour run, Seether are also launching their first festival this year. The Rise Above Fest will take place Sept. 3 at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, N.H., and will raise money in support of suicide prevention. Joining Seether for the special event are Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry and Otherwise.
Check out all of Seether’s upcoming tour dates below.
6/19 – Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory *
6/22 – Lewiston, Idaho – Fair Pavilion*
7/10 Calgary, Alberta – Calgary Exhibition & Stampede*
7/12 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Thursday At The Harbor*
7/13 – N. Lawrence, Ohio – Rock The Resort – Clay’s Park*
7/14 – Oshkosh, Wis. – ROCK USA Festival
9/1 – Hershey, Pa. – Hersheypark Stadium
9/2 – Atlantic City, N.J – House of Blues*
9/3 – Gilford, N.H. – Rise Above Fest
9/20 – Boston, Mass. – House of Blues^
9/21 – Sayreville, N.J. – Starland Ballroom^
9/22 – Baltimore, Md. – Pier Six Concert Pavilion ^
9/23 – Norfolk, Va. – The NorVa^
9/25 – St. Petersburg, Fla. – Jannus Live^
9/27 – Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle^
9/28 – Sauget, Ill. – Pop’s^
9/29 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Diamond Ballroom ^
10/1 – Tempe, Ariz. – The Marquee^
10/8 – Blackfoot, Idaho – Club Centenario^
10/11 – Billings, Mont. – Shrine Auditorium ^
10/12 – Casper, Wyo. – Casper Event Center Arena^
10/16 – Minneapolis, Minn. – The Brick^
10/19 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Orbit Room ^
10/20 – Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore Detroit^
More Triple Threat Tour Dates To Be Announced In the Following Cities:
Kansas City, Mo.
Clifton Park. N.Y.
* Headline Show
^ Triple Threat Tour featuring Sick Puppies & Kyng
Deuce, the co-founder and former member of the rock-rap group Hollywood Undead, was allegedly attacked by his former bandmates after a performance at the nightclub Angels & Kings on May 25.
According to a new report on TMZ, the singer left the club and his former bandmates were "lying in wait" for him. The TMZ report includes the following details about the ousted singer and the night in question: "Deuce claims when they spotted him, they jumped him and went to town — punching, kicking and stomping on him."
Deuce alleges he was badly hurt and subsequently reported it to authorities. He pointed out former bandmates Dylan "Funny Man" Alvarez and Jorel "J-Dog" Decker as the primary attackers.
According to Deuce, there were also two men videotaping the attack.
Deuce plans to sue and has hired lawyer Donald Karpel.
As of right now, no one from the Hollywood Undead camp has offered a comment on the accusations.
Deuce has not been a member of Hollywood Undead since early 2010 when he was voted out of the band which doesn’t offer much explanation on the timing of the attack other than the seemingly bad blood between the two camps.
Deuce released his solo disc ‘Nine Lives‘ on April 24 and Hollywood Undead’s last release was 2011′s ‘American Tragedy.’
10 Years have set a July 31st release date for their new studio album, Minus The Machine on PALEHORSE RECORDS/ILG (WMG).
The first single, "Backlash," is set for release on June 19th via iTunes and will hit radio on the same day.
"We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries," 10 Years frontman Jesse Hasek explains the decision to release Minus The Machine independently. "When you feel like you’re being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It’s better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect."