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Written entirely by Stone Sour / Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, the ‘House of Gold & Bones’ comic book series is inspired by the Stone Sour double album of the same name, ‘Part 1′ of which was released on Oct. 22 of last year. ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 2′ is scheduled to drop on April 9, with the record’s first single, ‘Do Me a Favor,’ having already been unleashed for your listening pleasure.
As for the comics, the series tells a gripping story. “Trapped in an alternate reality,” begins an official description, “the Human must make his way to the House of Gold & Bones as he is chased by a crazed mob, and taunted by mysterious ally, Allen. What the Human discovers on his journey will be his salvation . . . or his destruction.”http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-house-of-gold-bones-comics-reveal-issue-no-1-pages-issue-no-3-cover-art/
Stone Temple Pilots have parted ways with lead singer Scott Weiland. The group announced the decision this morning in a single sentence press release: “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” STP reformed in 2008 after a five year hiatus and toured heavily through last year. It’s unclear if they plan on carrying on with a new vocalist.
By apparent coincidence, Rolling Stone spoke with Scott Weiland late yesterday and he denied all rumors that he had been fired from the band. “STP has not broken up,” he said. “I haven’t quit. I haven’t been fired.” The rumors began a couple of months ago when Slash said in an interview that STP had fired Weiland.
“Slash doesn’t know anything about STP,” Weiland countered yesterday. “We’re talking right now about when we want to tour next.”
Weiland is launching a solo tour next month that will focus almost entirely on material from the first two STP albums, but he insisted the band very much remains a priority. “My personal feeling is that we need some new blood in the band,” he said. “We’ve been playing the same greatest hits set since we got back together. I’d like to make a new record. It will breath new life into the group.”
He does acknowledge the group has been going through a rocky period. “There were some hurt egos,” he says. “But that’s the way it is. No one has ever fired anybody in STP. We’re like a family. It’s also a partnership. I started the band. We’ve always kept things going. We’ve taken time off before. They’ve done their own projects and I fully support that. No one has been fired and I haven’t quit. That’s all hearsay.”
Rolling Stone reached out to a spokesperson for Weiland about the band’s statement and will update this story when we get more information. Check back soon for an extended interview with Weiland about his upcoming solo tour, his desire to return to Velvet Revolver and why he feels reputation as a difficult bandmate is undeserved.
Dave Grohl = BUSY!! After tirelessly working on his Sound City documentary, laying down the drum tracks for the upcoming Queens Of the Stone Age album, all the while preparing to induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it seems the Foo Fighters have been activated once again.
Speaking before last weeks BRIT awards in London, Grohl said, "I return to Los Angeles tomorrow to start work on a Foo Fighters record," adding that the new material would be released "eventually".
It would be the Foo Fighters' eighth studio full-length, and the first since 2011 album Wasting Light, which included such singles as "Rope" and "These Days."
Zombie had previously announced that ‘Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town’ would be the lead single from the album and that it stood alongside such tracks as ‘Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga,’ ‘Lucifer Rising,’ his band’s cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘We’re an American Band’ and ‘Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures.’ Now, the entire track list is out and posted below.
The rock icon stated of the new album, “I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days of White Zombie with the future of what I am doing now. I think fans of both will agree this is the perfect combo of both worlds.”
Zombie’s tour itinerary is currently empty. However, he is expected to appear at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods ceremony in May in Los Angeles where he’ll receive the Golden God Award for embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.
Rob Zombie’s ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ Track Listing:
‘Teenage Nosferatu P–sy’
‘Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown’
‘Theme for the Rat Vendor’
‘Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga’
‘Rock and Roll (In a Black Hole)’
‘Behold! the Pretty Filthy Creatures’
‘White Trash Freaks’
‘We’re an American Band’
‘The Girl Who Loved The Monsters’
‘Trade in Your Guns for a Coffin’
Trent Reznor has stayed busy in the four years since Nine Inch Nails’ farewell tour. In November, Trent Reznor broke the news that the band is working on new material. “All signs point to yes,” he said. “There are some things in the works.”
Today on his website, Reznor confirmed he is rebuilding Nine Inch Nails with an almost entirely new lineup, including bassist Eric Avery (formerly of Jane’s Addiction), guitarist Adrian Belew (King Crimson), keyboardist Alessandro Cortini (NIN), keyboardist Josh Eustis (Puscifer, Telefon Tel Aviv) and drummer Ilan Rubin (NIN, Lostprophets).” “Nine Inch Nails are touring this year,” Reznor writes. “The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the U.S. this fall and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.”
Reznor revived the project while working with the King Crimson guitarist. “I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked – which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.”
Reznor has a full plate: his other band, How to Destroy Angels – his project with wife Mariqueen Maandig, Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross – releases its new album March 5th and will tour in April.
Despite NIN’s “Wave Goodbye” tour, Reznor maintains the band never ended. “I never said that that wasn’t going to happen, just that it couldn’t go on as it was,” he told Rolling Stone. “Having a few years doing other things, I’ve enjoyed [them] and I’m enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things. It’s a different kind of work.”
1. Halestorm - i miss the misery
2. Stone Sour - absolute zero
3. Halestorm - freak like me
4. FFDP - coming down
5. 3DG - chalk outline
6. In This Moment - blood
7. Volbeat - still counting
8. Young Guns - bones
9. Volbeat - heaven nor hell
10. 3DG - the high road
The 10 highest rated songs in the blitz listener feedback forum on this website make the countdown.
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Draiman himself acknowledged the leak via a Twitter post, even including the YouTube link for his fans to hear the song. “It’s out there, so I might as well share it,” tweeted the singer in his usual all caps.
As for the song itself, ‘Vilify’ features the rapid-fire vocals Draiman has delivered with Disturbed for more than a decade. Musically, the aggressive tune boasts industrial rock and electronic elements, as Draiman first indicated when he began talking about the direction of Device’s music.
Lyrically, Draiman sings of a relationship gone bad, with a chorus that declares, “When you vilify / You begin to nullify / Everything that we’ve ever done / You’re f—ing with my head.”
All told, Disturbed fans will likely embrace ‘Vilify,’ as it incorporates Draiman’s trademark vocals while adding a fresh sound to his repertoire. The leak of the song should only increase anticipation for Device’s self-titled debut album. The disc drops April 9 and features such guest musicians as Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, among others.
‘Vilify’ officially hits radio on Tuesday, Feb. 19, but, with Draiman’s permission, you can listen by copying and pasting the link into your browser.
Blythe posted a series of messages on his Intragram account on Tuesday which detailed what he has been through and what comes next in the case. Read his posts below:
"I am back in Richmond, VA here in the U.S. of A., and I am certainly glad to see my home & friends here. But I shall return to Prague for the end of my trial, March 4 & 5- hopefully it will finally be settled. The judge told me I did not have to return for the end of the trial, but my head and my heart will remain in Prague until I see this thing through. Prague has built a strange place for itself in my heart- it is a beautiful place, one I have gotten to know rather well, and even love to a degree. But it is a city of contrasts for me, for I see Prague's beauty through a lens of tragedy. The city and what brought me there will always remain with me for the rest of my life. I must pay attention to the nature of this dichotomy, and learn it's lesson, no matter what happens. An old angel in front of a spray painted wall- it's perfect.
"Nothing has just one side to it, and I believe it is a mistake to judge things immediately by exterior appearances alone. For example, take this clock. Prague has many, many, many towers and clocks, including the astronomical one in Old Town Square. The astronomical clock is one of the coolest clocks I have ever seen- people from all over the world gather every hour to watch it strike the hour, with all it's mechanized statues popping out and spinning around- it's basically a gigantic version of the world's coolest cuckoo clock. Prague has many other cool clock towers as well. Someone might look at this tired old clock and say "Ugh! Tear that thing down! Why would you have that clock when there are so many others here that are so pretty?" But to me, this clock is beautiful. It holds a strange place in my heart, like Prague itself.
"The clock in beautiful to me, because in there, in Pankrác Prison, it was the only way I had to tell time for a long while.
"After my last day in court recently, my wife, a friend, and I took the subway over to Pankrác. I needed to see it, to take pictures, to look at what was my home for over a month. It was a strange feeling returning there, and I think some wouldn't do it. I don't know- my trial is not over yet. I could return to a cell behind these walls. But I just wanted to see the place. The outside is nothing like the inside- once again, the dichotomy of my life in Prague. This is a beautiful row of birch trees planted alongside the outer wall of this 123 year old prison. On the other side is another world.
"We walked the entire perimeter of the prison, through neighborhoods with nice gated houses and grim looking apartment high rises. I kept looking for my cell until I found it- it is the tiny square you see in the middle of this picture. That was my last cell, on the top floor, where I could look out and see where I took this picture from. I used to stare at the apartment building i took this picture from and wonder what was happening in there. Most of the time I was in the basement though, and the view from my cell window looked something like this picture, without as much sky. Without much of a view, I had to look inside myself. Dichotomy.
"Pankrác is a grim place, but I kept my spirits up in there. If I felt sorry for myself, I quickly reminded myself that there are many in the world who would be grateful to have the food I had, to escape a war-torn homeland in exchange for three hits and a cot, even in a prison for a bit. Suddenly being thrown into a foreign prison wasn't fun, but it wasn't the worst thing that could happen to a man. I had food, clothes, and shelter. Remain grateful for what you DO have, not resentful over what you DON'T.
"We finished walking and got on a subway back to the center of Prague. I was glad I came to look at the prison. I would love to have a camera in there- it's amazing inside, in a really messed up way. I do not know what the future holds for me- maybe I will return to behind these walls- but I do know that I have to do the right thing as my conscious dictates. For me that is going back to finish the trial, as I said I would. The family of the young man who is dead is in court everyday, along with mine. They have shown remarkable kindness by not attacking me in the press or anywhere else. It must be very difficult for them to look at my face, regardless of my guilt or innocence. They have behaved honorably, and so shall I. I will do my best to give them the answers they deserve. I ask people not to judge the family of this young man for wanting these answers- their family has lost a son- who would not want answers? I'm not so sure I would have displayed the class and reserve they have if the tables were turned. Remember, no story has just one side. Try to look at everything from different angles, to not make snap judgements. Put yourself in another's shoes for a second. Otherwise we all just remain in a prison of our own making. Thanks for all your support. I will put up some cheerier pictures soon, I promise."
Blythe's trial is scheduled to resume on March 4th.
The band is already off to a huge start with ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ album, with the lead single ‘Hollow‘ climbing the charts. The group recorded the disc in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz.