Pantera were a legendary act that cranked out metal standards with regularity, delivering some of the heaviest, most crushing licks to come out of the genre. But how well do you know Pantera? Here are some interesting and unique facts from the band’s history that you can you add to your Pantera knowledge \m/\m/
Aside from Terrence Lee Glaze and Philip Anselmo, do you remember which vocalist briefly worked with the band? Do you recall Anselmo playing in Samhain (not that one)? Or how about that time when Dimebag Darrell almost joined Megadeth? Get a better idea of Pantera’s full story by checking out the ‘You Think You Know Pantera’ video above.
Script by Ed Rivadavia and Chad Childers; Narration by Full Metal Jackie; Video Editing by Paul Brasil.
Sick Puppies are set to undergo a major change as frontman Shimon Moore has exited the group. The band’s two remaining members — bassist Emma Anzai and drummer Mark Goodwin — issued a statement Monday (Oct. 20) afternoon announcing the lineup change. In the post, the pair revealed that Moore would be pursuing “other endeavors” while they returned to the studio to start writing for their next album and began the process of auditioning new vocalists. Their full statement on the matter can be read below.
"Sick Puppies are undergoing some exciting changes and evolving. Former member Shimon Moore is no longer with the band and is pursuing other endeavors. We are currently in the studio writing material for our upcoming studio album while auditioning new singers. As always, there is nothing we enjoy more than creating and performing music for our fans. Our passion and determination to create and share our music is stronger than ever. We cannot wait for Sick Puppies’ next chapter to unfold and for you all to be part of it."
-With respect and appreciation,
Emma & Mark
Moore has yet to comment on his exit from the band or what his next move will be.
Moore and Anzai formed Sick Puppies while in high school in Australia and added Goodwin on drums once they made the decision to move to America to further pursue their music career. The band first came to fame when their song ‘All the Same’ soundtracked a ‘Free Hugs’ campaign video featuring Juan Mann that went viral on the Internet. They then followed with a string of hits while promoting the ‘Dressed Up as Life,’ ‘Tri-Polar’ and ‘Connect’ albums.
Foo Fighters have premiered the first single from their new album, Sonic Highways. “Something From Nothing”, recorded in Chicago with producer Steve Albini, is a ferocious, at times even hypnotic, rocker with hints of funk, psychedelia, and Dave Grohl’s signature monster growl. “I’m something from nothing! You are my fuse!” he barks, before launching into an ear-shattering outro lined with scorching guitar riffs. Listen below.
The song comes just one day before the band’s TV series documenting the making of Sonic Highways hits HBO. It also happens to be right in the middle of their week-long Late Show residency, during which they’ve already shared the stage with Heart, Zac Brown, and Tony Joe White. They’ll remain guests on the program through Friday, the same day they’ll be at Chicago’s CubbyBear for a viewing party for the HBO show and a performance. Yeah, it’s been a busy week for Grohl and the gang.
Sonic Highways arrives officially on November 10th via Rockwell Recordings. The band recorded the LP at various studio albums across the country (a process which is documented in the aforementioned HBO series). The album features a number of guest contributors, including Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Sonic Highways Tracklist:
01. Something From Nothing (Chicago)
02. The Feast and The Famine
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
06. In The Clear
08. I Am A River
'Something From Nothing', is the first track to be taken from forthcoming album 'Sonic Highways' the day before the band's documentary – also entitled Sonic Highways – premieres in the US.
'Sonic Highways' the album will be released on November 10. A teaser of 'Something From Nothing' can be found in the trailer for the documentary. Scroll down to watch.
The documentary will be shown in eight parts and is set to feature a host of famous faces from the music world. Dolly Parton, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Joan Jett are among those confirmed to appear, while some of the musicians shown in the program will also make an appearance on the record.
'Sonic Highways' tracklist:
'Something From Nothing'
'The Feast And The Famine'
'What Did I Do?/God As My Witness'
'In The Clear'
'I Am A River'
Ozzy Osbourne has slammed the Daily Mail for taking his quotes about the 9/11 atrocity out of context.
The Black Sabbath frontman is furious that the notorious tabloid made him sound disrespectful to the victims of the New York terrorist attack in 2001, which took place while he was in the city.
The Mail reported him as saying: “I wasn’t scared, I was excited – it was my kind of craziness.” But in the Shortlist interview where the quote originally appeared, it’s seen to refer to his feelings the day after the tragedy as he felt like he was alone in the city.
Ozzy says in a statement: “I never spoke to the Mail. Several quotes were pulled from another interview and were taken out of context.
“I apologise to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel. Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone.
“You would think that, at my age, I would finally realise that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It’s another life lesson learned.”
The veteran frontman adds that he attempted to have the story removed from the Mail’s website, but editors refused his request. “Now it’s been picked up worldwide because of the sensational slant the Mail put on the story,” he says.