In a story, we have continued to track since 2019, and brand new developing news broken by Metalsucks.com, lawsuits filed against Slipknot by former percussionist Chris Fehn have finally gone to mediation for a settlement, perhaps telegraphing an end to the legal saga for both parties. In 2003 Slipknot dissolved the original partnership they had before they hit it big with their debut, in favor of a new arrangement giving control of the band to Corey Taylor, M. Shawn Crahan, and their manager Robert short of RSA. Fehn sure the band and both Taylor and Crahan, and he was dismissed from the band. Since we are not lawyers, we consulted with one to get their take on the potential outcome last year. It did not look good for Fehn at the time. Metalsucks has caught up on the most recent events, which we have excerpted below, but you can read the full update at their site at this link: Continue reading
Sepultura drummer and world-class talent Eloy Casagrande has shared a vide of him covering Slipknot classic “People = Shit’, from the 2001 album Iowa. Watch the video below. Eloy commented: “No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the EAD10 plugged straight to my phone (using the device’s camera to record the video). This album was recorded without a click track, which means that the tempo is volatile.” Continue reading
Terrible news for the music world as published reports announced that Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, has passed away. He was 34 (UPDATE: Riley’s age was originally said to be 35, and we have edited this story). Power Trip ascended to the new wave of American Metal, combining Crossover Thrash and Hardcore, partly on the strength of Riley’s incredible performances, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and killer style. No cause of death has been revealed and according to a statement from the band, funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Riley was a brilliant talent and mind, and he will be missed. Many leaders of the music world paid respect from Ice-T of Body Count, Lamb of God, Code Orange, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Jesus Piece, Anthrax, Thursday, Thrice, Machine Head, Creeping Death and more you can read below. Even Fox News, once a source of ire from Riley, had to pay respect! We interviewed him a few years back and he was awesome. The band has been one of the best in the world live in a short period of time. Riley’s family released a statement via social media which you can read below and you can read the many condolences of fellow peers. RIP Riley.
Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed up with Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider to create a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure Dee confirmed the news in a tweet. Upcoming new Funko Pop! figures include Slipknot and N.W.A. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ghost, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, and, Motley Crue, Lemmy, and Rob Zombie. Funko reported that these figurines increased its sales by 38 percent in the second quarter of 2019. The Funko brand went public with an IPO in 2018. International sales spiked 65 percent to $68.5 million, while U.S. revenue grew 26 percent to $122.7 million. Dee also recently confirmed in an interview with Ghost Cult (hear it here) his next album, book, and horror movie. His new live album For The Love of Metal Live! is out now via Napalm Records.
Stone Sour has shared another demo song throwback from their Audio Secrecy album (Roadrunner). The band is currently on hiatus while Corey Taylor (Slipknot) works on a solo album and new book. Corey recently confirmed that in his mind, the band had “run its course.” Listen to “The Travelers Pt. 1” now!
In a story Ghost Cult broke and continues to follow Slipknot has tried to hid e the identity of percussionist Tortilla Man, even though there is tons of evidence that that character is none other than musician Michael Pfaff. Pfaff replaced Chris Fehn who was dismissed from the band for suing over his cut of the bands money and alleging corrupt financial dealings by management. Now the band has played their hand by offering Torrilla Man facemasks for sale at their UK . merchandise store on the Digital Stores web site, taking pre-orders for what it is calling the “Pfaff Neck Gaiter Face Cover”. Due to be released on September 25, this neck gaiter features the mask design worn by “Tortilla Man” and is made of elastic soft and breathable fabric. It is available in one size only. Continue reading
Stone Sour has shared another demo song throwback from their Audio Secrecy album (Roadrunner). The band is currently on hiatus while Corey Taylor (Slipknot) works on a solo album and new book. Listen to “A Rumor of Skin”now!
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Robb Flynn of Machine Head has shared some memories of the 21st anniversary of their controversial album The Burning Red, released in 1999 via Roadrunner Records. In hindsight, the album has a soft spot in their fanbase and has a bunch of bangers. Read Robb’s thoughts here. Continue reading
Corey Taylor will release the first music from his debut solo album on Wednesday, July 29. According to Spotify, the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman will unveil two songs, “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped”, the latter of which features hip-hop artists Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie. Taylor previously worked with Tech N9ne on a song called “Wither” in 2015, and with Kid Bookie on a reworked version of the rapper’s track “Stuck In My Ways” last year. Taylor’s album is due in September via Roadrunner with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) on guitar. Continue reading