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Monster Energy Roast On The Range set for May in Ohio with Corey Taylor

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 18th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is set for 15th May at LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Honouring and lampooning Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, will be nearly a dozen musicians and comedians, led by Roastmaster Sebastian Bach. The third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock & Roll Comedy Roast series, which is also the first to be held in the heartland of America, will launch the weekend-long festivities for Rock On The Range, which will take place from 16th-18th May, which last year drew rock fans from around the country to Columbus Crew Stadium with over 105,000 tickets sold.  Joining Sebastian Bach on the dias to take aim at Corey Taylor will be the likes of Scott Ian, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Pearl Aday and more.

Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are on sale now starting at$75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at this location. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the 15th May event will open at 8:30 PM and the Roast begins at 9:00 PM.

Commenting on the Roast, Corey said:

Honestly, I don’t know what to say. I’m a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement. I’m really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I’m getting into!

Previous honourees in the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series include Zakk Wylde (2012) and Dee Snider (2013).

 

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Former Slipknot drummer Joey Joridison insists he did not leave band voluntarily

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2nd January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Last month, Slipknot issued a statement that basically said renowned drummer Joey Jordison had departed from the band for personal reasons. However, the former Slipknot drummer insists that he didn’t leave the band voluntarily. THough he doesn’t explicitly say that he was fired, he does mention that he was blindsided by the shocking move, which means that Slipknot will go ahead with their first album since the death of Paul Gray in 2010 without co-founding member Joey. The following is a statement released by Joey regarding his departure from Slipknot:

To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot.

I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans.

This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you.

While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year.

Corey Taylor, Slipknot’s vocalist, tweeted the following last month regarding Joey’s departure from the band:

Slipknot online:

http://slipknot1.com

Apocalyptica premier video for Stormy Wagner

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Apocalyptica, the Finnish cello rock unit, have premiered the video for Stormy Wagner, which can be viewed below. The song is apart of the band’s new live album Wagner Reloaded – Live In Leipzig, for which the band teamed up with MDR Leipzig Symphony Orchestra. The perfectly timed release of the album marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. Cellist Eicca Toppinen comments:

It’s complex to record a live album with an orchestra, because there are so many lines, microphones and there’s one stupid drummer, who beats the shit out of the drums and creates so much noise that everything is spoiled afterwards. It’s a challenge, we prepared well in advance, and Sven Helbig, the orchestrator, did a great job in making it run together, it works.

For Wagner Reloaded – Live In Leipzig, Apocalyptica created new compositions based on Wagner’s body of work and his life, teaming (with award-winning choreographer and dancer Gregor Seyffert to stage a brilliant and magical, cross-genre event featuring a live concert and theatrical production.

Since its inception, the Finnish cello-based heavy rock group Apocalyptica has been mining the classical form and structure creating compositions that are both unpredictable and unforgettable. From the Metallica covers that turned the music scene on its ear to 2007’s Worlds Collide — which saw the group collaborate (with everyone from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor to Rammstein’s Till Lindemann and Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia) — Apocalyptica have released seven studio albums featuring numerous cello-based instrumentals and vocal-based songs. They’ve explored styles from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms — their music has always been gripping, dynamic and full of melody.

Apocalyptica online:

http://facebook.com/Apocalyptica

Slipknot part ways with drummer Joey Jordison

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 13th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In a strange turn of events, Slipknot recently released the following statement:

To our Maggots and fans around the world,

It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds.

We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.

It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

Thank you, The ‘Knot.

The news is shocking to say the least and at this stage, it’s hard to determine whether Joey was fired or left of his own accord or if it was a mutual decision. In related news Jim Root won’t be joining Stone Sour on their next tour as he’s currently pre-occupied in writing new material with Slipknot.

Slipknot online:

http://slipknot1.com
http://facebook.com/slipknot