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Deftones Play “Leathers” Live For The First Time

The Deftones gave their new song “Leathers” its first live airing in full this weekend. The group performed the recently-released track at last night’s (September 22nd) “Epicenter Festival” in Irvine, CA. You can watch fan-filmed footage of that below. November 13th will see the release of the bands seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan“.


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Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky To Release New EP Early Next Year (Updated)

Cave In vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky has a new 5 song EP by the name of “Hit Or Mystery” due out early next year on Little Black Cloud Records. The effort was mixed by James Plotkin (ex-Khanate, etc.) and will be issued as a 12″ and digitally.

It will feature four new tracks along with an unspecified Lee Hazlewood cover. More details are expected soon.

Update – September 23rd 11:10pm:

Brodsky has since revealed that the effort won’t surface until next year, offering:

“Just to be clear – no release this year. We tried, but apparently most pressing plants are slammed for the holidays. Now shooting for early 2013.”

An impressive array of musicians turned out for the “Marshall: 50 Years Of Loud Live” event at Wembley Arena in London, England this weekend. The night saw members of Slayer, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Black Label Society and many more team up for numerous covers.

You can check out a detailed track listing from the proceedings over at Jukeboxmetal.com; while below you can see the musicians tackle songs originally recorded by Black Sabbath, Pantera, The Cult, Judas Priest, Motörhead and more:

Mouth For War” (Pantera cover):
Vocals: Corey Taylor (Slipknot); Guitar: Kerry King (Slayer); Guitars: Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper); Bass: Jaz Lochrie (ex-Bad Company); Drums: Brian Tichy (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, etc.)


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The Faceless vocalist/guitarist Michael Keene has taken issue with Green Day frontman Bille Joe Armstrong‘s below onstage meltdown (a move which has since sent Armstrong to rehab) regarding an abbreviated set time at the “iHeartRadio Festival” in Las Vegas, NV this weekend.

Speaking through his Twitter, Keene stated:

“Billy Joe isn’t a hero for that childish display. He’s a spoiled, rich, rock star w/ a bruised ego who’s lost sight of how lucky he is. For a guy who’s made millions off of a guitar repetoire that doesn’t extend beyond power chords, you’d think he’d be a little more gracious.”

He later shared some more thoughts on the matter in conversations with various users on his Twitter, which you can find at the above-mentioned link.

Children Of Bodom Drummer Talks New Material

Children Of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen hit the web recently with the following update regarding the new material the band have in progress:

“Sorry for not updating recently. I try to change this. I have been very busy both at home and work. We have some songs ready and I must say that they really sound great, very inspiring, dark and also little blackish. We have been joking about Alexi that one day he will come to rehearsals with corpse paints : ) ! So dark the songs have been.
Nice autumn to everybody and be very surprised in October!

Jaska

Melvins guitarist/vocalist Buzz Osborne recently shared some old war stories of touring with Nine Inch Nails and White Zombie back in the mid-90’s. The amusing anecdotes recount venue trashing with Nine Inch Nails and how touring with White Zombie was worst touring experience of his life.

The entry is part of the bands ongoing tour diary being posted over at Spin.com and can be read below:

“The only other time we ever played in Sioux Falls was in the mid ’90s when we were on tour with Nine Inch Nails. After the show, I watched the cast and crew of NIN do, oh, I’d say $30,000 worth of damage to a brand new arena dressing room. It sounds a lot crazier than it really was, and I wish I could write out the sound of shrugging. Like if you asked me, was I involved in the smashing of a brand new arena dressing room I could go, “Eh [shrug], I guess so.” I fortunately got all of that adolescent vandal behavior out of my system when I was still a teenager.

At my age, smashing the shit out of large objects just doesn’t have the appeal it did for me when I was young. Back then I used to crave destruction like it was sex. I think the only time that kind of hell-raising really works is when you’re young and stupid.

These NIN guys were all younger than me so maybe it was still a turn-on for them and the only explanation I can think of for behavior such as this is that they must have been brought up as heavily sheltered idiots with helicoptering parents who were up their ass about every minute detail of their stupid little lives during what I would imagine to be an extremely boring childhood in some middle America shit hole.

Now unfortunately, as adults, they need to smash the shit out of a wide variety of hotel and dressing rooms and do tons of drugs along the way just to forget that what they really should have done as teenagers was simply kill their overbearing parents….Be that as it may, I can still think of better ways to blow 30 grand.

This was NIN’s Downward Spiral tour, which ended up being the bands zenith, meaning it was their biggest and most interesting album along with the biggest and most semi-interesting point in their career. I honestly didn’t know much about NIN before this tour.

I mean I knew they were popular with the MTV baby rock crowd and that they had sold a lot of records but I had never actually listened to one of them. Why would I? I usually have no interest in checking out what sort of bands the baby rockers dig. This is as a result of almost always hating whatever bands the baby rockers dig.

That’s not hard to do. The baby rockers are wrong. Wrong about everything actually.

I had seen the NIN video they had out then that looked like a total burn of a Joel-Peter Witkin photo. The video was OK, I guess, and surprisingly enough the chorus to this baby rocker hit was “I want to fuck you like an animal,” which I couldn’t get my head around because the music that goes along with this “fuck-you-like-an-animal” sex boast sounds like weak, elevator music synth crap and would by no means lead you to believe the singer is capable of doing anything “like an animal.” I suppose he could get fucked like an animal, but that’s not what he’s saying.

I suppose he could be writing in the “third person,” but I ain’t buying that either.

Anyway, they were pretty good live for a band like this, but I do remember the drummer telling me that they probably couldn’t even do a live show without backing tapes running pretty much the whole show. Whatever. At least NIN and their heavy-duty arena crew were nice to us and that whole tour, despite the rock and roll posturing horseshit was a cake walk compared to the next band we did a big wheel “arena” tour with, which was White Zombie

Easily the worst touring experience of my entire life was the White Zombie tour we did. I could write a whole book about that infernal bullshit. On the first day of the tour, the first person we met from the entire White Zombie cast and crew was a mullet headed road manager who ended up behaving like a mean version of Cotton Mather.

He was a “professional” roadie. Now I have never met a group of people who hate music more than professional roadies, and it is clearly obvious that 99.9 percent of them know nothing at all about music. Nothing. I find this to be quite strange really. It’s like someone who works in a bakery knowing nothing about baking. Actually this also extends to most of the bands these guys work for as well, but I pretty much lump all of these bands and crew into one big sewage pit. It’s fitting.

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Ex-Revocation bassist Anthony Buda has posted the below video update regarding his departure from the group. As he outlines in the video, he left the outfit to follow a career in “pop music.” He has since officially been replaced by Brett Bamberger of East Of The Wall, who had been handling the role since the spring.

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Managing Major Myjah

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has apparently begun managing fourteen year old musician Major Myjah. Durst recently offered the following two tweets regarding that:

“Please follow my new artist @MajorMyjah – the world is about to be caught off guard. Trust me on this 1. #TeamMajor – RT this inspiration”

“@MajorMyjah get ready my dude. Things are about to change for you. Cream rises to the top. We will take it all the way.”