JIM ROOT Says He Was Fired From STONE SOUR By Phone

Guitarist Jim Root says that he is still unsure as to why he was fired from STONE SOUR, claiming that he "hasn't talked to certain guys" in the band to get more insight about his departure from the group. Root and SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor much of the last four years recording and touring behind ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Enter Studio In November

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on November 24 to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Hammer Of The Witches", for a June 2015 release. During a recent interview with the "Bleedin' Loud" podcast, CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey confirmed the band's split with guitarist Paul Allender and ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: Why Camel S**t Is Right Smell For KNOTFEST

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan says that his band's decision to use "camel shit" as the official smell of the group's upcoming Knotfest is rooted in their belief that SLIPKNOT is "not a band anymore," it is "a culture," and every "culture has to have a smell." In a press release announcing the Knotfest attractions ...

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KING DIAMOND Best-Of Collection Due In November

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond has revealed to Full Metal Jackie that a comprehensive "best-of" collection from his namesake band will be made available on November 11 via Metal Blade Records. The musician, who is also working on a new studio album from KING DIAMOND, says: "Metal Blade got the chance, through getting some ...

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FOZZY Taps DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED Bassist JEFF ROUSE

FOZZY — the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has announced the addition of bassist Jeff Rouse to the group's ranks. According to a press release, "Jeff is an incredible musician and singer who has spent the last decade playing in DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED and is also the ...

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