We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. Continue reading
I believe that it is human nature to want to find a lasting way to immortalize a loved one that has passed away. History has proven that the custom of creating a tangible or abstract method paying homage to the deceased has been a mainstay in almost every culture bringing comfort and solace for centuries. Humans that possess the soul of an artist seem to process loss and grief on a completely different level, most of the time creating something ethereal from their pain. Case in point, the sixth studio album from Heavy Metal badasses HELLYEAH, Welcome Home (Eleven Seven Music) is a fitting and spine-tingling tribute to their dearly departed drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott. The album as a whole possesses some very tasty stand out tracks. Continue reading
Last night HELLYEAH paid tribute to their fallen brother and co-founder Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died last summer. At The Celebration of Life, live at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band performed a set of originals including ‘War in Me’, ‘X’, ‘Love Falls’, ‘3’, and also played a Pantera cover of ‘ I’m Broken’ in Vinnie’s memory. The band recently recruited Stone Sour (ex-Soulfly, ex-Amebix) drummer Roy Mayorga to fill-in for Vinnie for the bands’ upcoming touring obligations behind their upcoming new album. Roy performed live with the band for the first time ever last night. No permanent replacement has as yet been named. Watch the videos below! Continue reading
from Monday, August 14 through Thursday, August 17. His guest stint in The 8G Band, the show’s house group led by Portlandia star Fred Armisen follows other residencies by popular rock and metal drummers. Continue reading
It’s not often that a side project from an acclaimed band can stand on par with said original group. After all, a lot of sidebands become the vacation parent to fans; as a stop-gap measure for artists to toss eager followers a bone in between releases. However, that is not true of Stone Sour, launched in the shadows of Slipknot, and for over fifteen years has slowly ascended to the hard rock pantheon on their own merits. In fact, on their new album Hydrograd (Roadrunner), the band has put out an album that actually surpasses a few Slipknot releases outright. Continue reading
Duff McKagan will be releasing a new three song EP titled How To Be A Man, which will coincide with the release of his upcoming book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions). Musicians on the recordings include guitarist Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and drummer Taz Bentley (Burden Brothers). Preview music below.
A new supergroup is in the works, according to Skinhead Rob, which features himself with Nausea members John John Jesse (New Found Glory), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Amebix) and Vic Venom (Regan Youth), and Tim Armstrong (Rancid).
Via Twitter, Skinhead Rob stated:
“New band in the works. John John Jesse, Roy Mayorga, Vic Venom, Tim Armstrong, and me. #ZERST�-REN”
No word on Zerst Ren is the band’s name, the album title or the Germanic word for “To Destroy.”