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Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboard 200

October 23rd, 2014 8:33am EDT
Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboar
For a third week, country rules the top spot of the Billboard 200. Last week it was Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt (who settles for #2 this week). This week’s honors go to Florida Georgia Line who sells a strong 197,000 copies of Anything Goes. Anything Goes is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week and outpaced the second place album by more than 100,000 copies. Guess Tyler and Brian have something to celebrate – as if they weren’t celebrating already.

Even though the numbers continue to stink, there are plenty of new albums being dropped by many notable artis...
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Slipknot and Little Big Town Among Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

October 21st, 2014 10:30am EDT
Slipknot and Little Big Town Among Albums To Check Out: This Wee
October 2014 continues to roll out big release after big release. Sales continue to leave more to be desired in general, but there’s always a gem or two. Arguably the week’s most notable albums come by way of Slipknot, Little Big Town, and T.I., not to mention Logic’s highly anticipated debut. Also in the mix is the ‘old school,’ which includes Neil Diamond and Aretha Franklin. This list focuses on nine albums to check out, but also lists others being released as well.

1) Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner)

Masked metal band Slipknot return with their first new studio album ...
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Joey Jordison: 'I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT'

January 2nd, 2014 10:53am EST
Slipknot
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has proclaimed he did not quit the band and was left "blindsided" by the news.

The 38-year-old musician played in the heavy metal band since their formation in 1995 and was co-songwriter with frontman Corey Taylor.

A statement on the band's website last month cited "personal reasons" for his departure but he has now refuted claims he had decided to quit.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Joey wrote: "To my fans, friends and associates. I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I...
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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Slams Breakup Rumor

December 30th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Slipknot
Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has moved to quell speculation about the future of the band by dismissing reports of a looming split.

Many fans of the heavy metal band were thrown into a panic earlier this month when drummer Joey Jordison announced he had left the band after 18 years.

Taylor fueled gossip about a rift in the band by refusing to comment on the reasons behind Jordison's exit, saying, "Legally and respectfully, I can't say a lot about it... We're trying to protect him, trying to protect us... It's difficult."

Nevertheless, the 40 year-old muiscian has now moved to silence m...
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Slipknot 'Parting Ways' With Drummer Joey Jordison

December 13th, 2013 9:38am EST
Slipknot
Slipknot's drummer and founding member Joey Jordison has quit the band. The 38 year-old musician has decided to exit the group after 18 years.

A statement posted on Slipknot's website reads, "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 spu...
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Slipknot's Shawn Crahan Wants His Son To Replace Him

July 21st, 2012 8:55am EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot rocker Shawn Crahan has tapped his teenage son to serve as his replacement once he retires from the masked band.

The 42-year-old drummer, who is the eldest member of the group, has been thinking about hanging up his mask for several months and the Grammy winner hopes 18-year-old Gage will carry on his legacy.

During an interview with The Pulse of Radio, he says, "My oldest boy, when I do skip (quit), he's gonna take over my slot. He was sitting on the stair in diapers... with (drum) sticks while we were downstairs trying to learn how to be a band.

"So when I leave, it won't b...
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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Passes Out Onstage At Dallas Mayhem Festival

July 12th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had to be carried off stage at a concert in Texas on Tuesday night after passing out during the final song.

The rocker was performing with the band in Dallas, Texas as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour and he gave fans a fright during the finale when he suddenly fell to the floor.

Footage filmed at the gig shows crewmembers rushing onto the stage to tend to Taylor, who had fallen unconscious, before picking him up and carrying him backstage.

Taylor later addressed his health crisis in a post on Twitter.com, assuring fans he was just ...
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Slipknot Singer Got Tattoos To Cover Burns Caused By Bandmates

July 6th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor covered up scar tissue with tattoos after his crazy bandmates lit him up on stage.

The masked singer admits he was scarred by prankster bandmate's Sid Wilson and Chris Fehn's attempt to set him on fire onstage at concerts.

"They were lighting my legs on fire every night. They would always start with the bottom of my f**kin' overalls... I'd feel them gathering around me and squirting me down with lighter fluid and then, whoosh!" he told Revolver magazine.

"Next thing I know, I'm rolling to keep it (flames) from getting up to my face. I've got some weird, gna...
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Slipknot To Launch Knotfest

June 4th, 2012 2:27pm EDT
Slipknot
Heavy rockers Slipknot are launching their own two-date festival this summer. The masked band will headline the Knotfest event in its native Iowa on August 17th and take the show to Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota, on August 18th.

The group will be joined on the bill by the Deftones, System of a Down's Serj Tankian and Lamb of God, among others.

Drummer Shawn Crahan, known as Clown, tells RollingStone.com, "It's all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock & roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be."

"It's time for us to really engulf thi...
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Slipknot To Return To The Studio In 2013

May 3rd, 2012 11:12pm EDT
Slipknot
Heavy rockers Slipknot's DJ has revealed the band will return to the studio early next year to record their first album since the death of bassist Paul Gray.

Several band members feared there would be no future for the masked group following Gray's 2010 death, but festival dates last year brought the act back together and now Sid Wilson has announced there are plans to record a follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone next year.

Wilson tells NME.com that the bandmates will reconvene once frontman Corey Taylor completes his touring schedule with side project Stone Sour.

He says, "We've got Ma...
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Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson Rock Out Together At Golden Gods Awards (Video)

April 12th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson
Johnny Depp was a surprise performer at the Golden Gods Awards show on Wednesday night as he took to the stage with Marilyn Manson.

The Revolver magazine prize giving took place at the Club Nokia venue in Los Angeles and featured a closing set by Manson, who performed with Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen before introducing Depp to the stage.

The actor, who began his career in music before turning to Hollywood, thrilled the crowd by playing guitar with Manson on his cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" and hit track "The Beautiful People."

During the show, Motley Crue star N...
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Marilyn Manson Dominates Scariest Musician Poll

October 27th, 2011 9:02am EDT
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Marilyn Manson has scared off competition from Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper to be named the world's most frightening musician in a Halloween-themed online poll.

The shock rocker's creepy videos, gravelly voice and bondage-style outfits spooked editors at Billboard.com so much they placed him at number one in a countdown of scary stars.

They state, "Congratulations Marilyn Manson! If there were a musical human embodiment of the word 'nightmare,' it would be you."

Manson saw off competition from Lady Gaga, whose bloody performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards landed h...
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Courtney Love Pulls Hole Out Of Festival Down Under

October 18th, 2011 12:43pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has axed Hole's slot at Australia's upcoming Soundwave music festival after she was left infuriated when promoters booked Limp Bizkit and placed the rockers above them in the line-up.

Hole were due to perform alongside Slipknot, System Of A Down and You Me At Six at the event next year, but after finding out their place on the bill, Love cancelled the show.

According to NME.com, Love sent a message to festival promoter A.J. Maddah, writing, "What bl**dy flight of crazed fancy made you think we'd open for Limp Bizkit dude? No offense, that's nuts."

However, Maddah hit bac...
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Velvet Revolver Has A Potential New Singer

October 8th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Velvet Revolver
The members of rock supergroup Velvet Revolver have inched closer to finding a replacement for Scott Weiland after Slash and Duff McKagan were left impressed by a potential frontman at a recent charity show.

The two stars and their former Guns N' Roses bandmate Matt Sorum recently jammed with the unnamed singer during a trip to New York and now bassist McKagan is keen to work with him again.

He says, "There was a singer there we might write some songs with."

Rock website Blabbermouth.net reports the mystery man is Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who performed three tracks with McKagan and Sl...
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Slipknot Drummer Making Scrapbook Of Fan Art

September 21st, 2011 10:09pm EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan is calling on the band's fans to help him fill a new scrapbook project.

The star is keen to compile drawings, photos and poems from the band's followers and bind the pieces into a special book called The Maggot Bible - a reference to the group's nickname for fans.

Posting a link to new website MaggotBible.com on his Facebook page, he explains, "What I would like to create with you is a book that can bring these ideas together in a tangible way and at the same time, artistic form.

"It will be something we can hold and carry around with us and use as a referen...
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Slipknot To Tour The U.S. In 2012?

July 22nd, 2011 1:27pm EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot are eyeing a U.S. tour next year after a series of comeback shows in Europe left them feeling more "positive" about the future of the band following the death of bassist Paul Gray.

The rockers recently played dates in the U.K. and across mainland Europe as part of the Sonisphere travelling festival, marking their return to the stage following the tragedy last year.

They had previously thrown the group's future into doubt by warning fans they might never record a new album - but frontman Corey Taylor has now confirmed they have held talks about a U.S. tour next year following the...
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Slipknot To Stream Sonisphere Performance

July 8th, 2011 1:28pm EDT
Slipknot
Rockers Slipknot will share their upcoming set at Britain's Sonisphere festival with fans all over the world by streaming the gig over the internet.

The band will take to the stage at the rock event at England's Knebworth House on Sunday and the gig will mark the band's first U.K. show since the death of bassist Paul Gray last year.

They have asked fans to observe a two-minute silence prior to their set in memory of the late rocker, and they have now revealed they will be streaming their performance live on the internet so fans across the globe can see the show.

A statement from the b...
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Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

February 25th, 2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...
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Slipknot Drummer Promises An 'Exorcism' At Comeback Shows

February 24th, 2011 3:22pm EST
Slipnot
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has promised fans an unforgettable set when they perform their comeback shows at the Sonisphere festivals in Europe this summer - the concerts will be an "exorcism" in honor of late bass player Paul Gray.

The rockers have not performed since Gray died from an overdose in an Iowa hotel room last May, and only now are they preparing to start rehearsals for a series of gigs at the travelling festival in June and July.

Jordison, who was pals with Gray from childhood, admits it will be tough walking out on stage without his bandmate - but he has vowed to honor G...
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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Ashamed About Losing Virginity At Age 11

January 6th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Slipknot
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed his secret shame - he lost his virginity to a babysitter at the age of 11.

The rocker has confessed he became sexually active long before the legal age of consent of 16 in his native Iowa, and admits his first partner was "f**ed up" for wanting to sleep with a young boy.

And Taylor felt so ashamed after the experience that he avoided sex for two years.

He tells Kerrang! magazine, "I am so f**king ashamed to say that I lost my virginity when I was 11 years old... It was with a very f**ked up and very giving babysitter, let's put it that way!

"I...
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Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

December 31st, 2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...
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Slipknot Guitarist Died From Morphine Overdose

June 22nd, 2010 8:45am EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot star Paul Gray died from an accidental overdose of morphine, according to newly-released toxicology and final autopsy reports.

The rocker, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel on May 24.

Officials at the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office also noted the presence of significant heart disease in their report.
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Hypodermic Needle Found At Scene Of Slipknot Bassist's Death

May 26th, 2010 11:46pm EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's death has been linked to drugs - the hotel employee who discovered the rocker's body found a hypodermic needle in the room.

Gray was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel room on Monday.

Police investigating the case have ruled out foul play and officials are awaiting the results of toxicology tests after an autopsy failed to determine the cause of death.

But, the call a maintenance man identified as Mike made to emergency services after discovering Gray's body raises questions about a needle and a bottle of pills left by the rocker's bed.

In the t...
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Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead

May 24th, 2010 9:52pm EDT
Slipknot
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel room this morning. He was 38.

The musician's body was discovered by a hotel employee at the TownePlace Suites hotel in Urbandale.

Police were called to the scene and later reported there was no evidence of foul play; but are continuing to investigate the death. An autopsy to help determine the cause has been scheduled for Tuesday, when toxicology tests will also be carried out.

Gray co-founded the mask-wearing heavy rockers in 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Brenna, who is expecting the pair's first child later this year.

Ann...
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Happy Haunted MusicWeen! A Few Haunted Music Videos For Your Enjoyment

October 27th, 2009 12:09pm EDT
Slipknot
Happy Haunted MusicWeen! October brings joy to those with a taste for the macabre. Themes embraced this time of year are horror, fear, death, and terror. What better way to celebrate the festivities than with our own selection haunted music videos for ghoulish enjoyment. Rate these music videos, and let us know if they rattle your bones to the core!

Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy Aphex Twin wants you to "Come To Daddy." Needless to say, no wants to be a part of this horror fest.

Marilyn Manson's Beautiful People "The beautiful people, the beautiful people," in this monta...
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Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

March 8th, 2009 7:00am EDT
Radiohead
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...
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The Learning Curve: Music To Contemplate This Week

January 29th, 2009 10:54am EST
New Years Day
(The Learning Curve) There's literally something for everyone's palette. This week is a journey. Hit the dance floor with SS Nova and Blaqk Audio, whip out the air guitar with Lynam, jump in the mosh pit with Demon Hunter and then start singing along with New Years Day.

This week you might see some familiar faces in some of these bands, but still, they are worth a listen. The members that formed these bands sound little or nothing like their old calling cards, so make sure you take the time to listen.

Enjoy my friends.

1.) SS Nova - Rock/Electronic

Hail from: Orange County...
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Hoobastank's Highly Anticipated New Album 'Fornever' In Stores Jan. 27

January 25th, 2009 9:00am EST
Hoobastank
Hoobastank's highly anticipated new album Fornever (Island Records),arrives in stores on January 27th. The band will celebrate the album's release with a January 27th performance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." On Monday, January 26th, the band will host KROQ's "Loveline" with Dr. Drew and Stryker during a two-hour segment featuring and talking about the new album.

Produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson, Fornever sees a rejuvenated Hoobastank (lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin and drummer Chris Hesse) returning to the amped rock roots of thei...
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Apocalyptica Announce Tour Dates; 'Worlds Collide' Out April 15

April 9th, 2008 3:34pm EDT
Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica will be headlining a U.S. Tour kicking off on April 11 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV.

Along with the tour, they are set to release their sixth studio album Worlds Collide on April 15. Their first single, “I’m Not Jesus” featuring Corey Taylor (Slipknot), is surging up the charts, currently Top 20 at Active Rock Radio.

Apocalyptica is its own unique and maverick musical animal, one that continues to reinvent itself. Formed solely of cellists in 1993, a drummer was added in 2005 to complete the Finnish band.

Tour Dates:

4/11 Las Vegas, NV ...
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Slipknot And Disturbed Top The Bill On The First Annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

February 1st, 2008 8:00pm EST
Slipknot
In what's sure to be the hottest concert ticket of the summer, multi-platinum rock acts Slipknot and Disturbed will lead the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, a riotous road show packed with some of hard music's most influential artists and a plethora of the genre's most exciting young voices. The tour is set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle and will hit 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August (a full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks).

Joining Slipknot and Disturbed on the main stage will be DragonForce...
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