LAMB OF GOD Frontman Reacts To Deadly Blast Outside ARIANA GRANDE Concert

LAMB OF GOD Frontman Reacts To Deadly Blast Outside ARIANA GRANDE Concert

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has reacted in horror at the news that at least 22 people were killed and more than 50 others injured after a reported explosion took place at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England on Monday.

Authorities are still investigating the incident, but it is believed that the attack was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb.

Blythe took to his Instagram account to repost the news headline “Explosion, Panic And Death At Ariana Grande Concert In England”, and wrote in an accompanying message: “I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this.

“A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life.

“At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- —in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever.

“For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store and mentioned the news. This person joked, ‘Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show.’ I was too shocked to even say anything — I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead and many more injured, whatever you may think of someone’s music.

“I know nothing about Ariana Grande or any of her songs, but I can guarantee that people of many different races, religions and beliefs were at that show for the same reason — to have a good time. Some of them won’t go home tonight. This is not fucking funny to me. This sort of jaded, joking mentality is evidence to me of the continual chipping away of our humanity by the pathetically low standards of our era. We are better than this, people. It’s dehumanizing, just like the freakish and twisted beliefs that allowed this asshole terrorist to kill a bunch of people they didn’t know.

“Everything you do and say has consequences, even if you don’t believe that.

“Make sure you do your best to think and speak with a moral heart — maybe your kindness will prevent someone from going down a dark path. You never know who you may affect positively.

“My thoughts and prayers are with y’all in the U.K. tonight.”

The crowd at the Ariana Grande concert was reportedly made up of mainly younger people.

Universal Music Group, parent company for Grande‘s record label, Republic Records, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to learn of tonight’s devastating event in Manchester. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.”

I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this. A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life. At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever. For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store & mentioned the news. This person joked "Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show." I was too shocked to even say anything- I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead & many more injured, whatever you may think of someone's music. I know nothing about Ariana Grande or any of her songs, but I can guarantee that people of many different races, religions, & beliefs were at that show for the same reason- to have a good time. Some of them won't go home tonight. This is not fucking funny to me. This sort of jaded, joking, mentality is evidence to me of the continual chipping away of our humanity by the pathetically low standards of our era. We are better than this, people. It's dehumanizing, just like the freakish & twisted beliefs that allowed this asshole terrorist to kill a bunch of people they didn't know. Everything you do & say has consequences, even if you don't believe that. Make sure you do your best to think & speak with a moral heart- maybe your kindness will prevent someone from going down a dark path- you never know who you may effect positively. My thoughts & prayers are with y'all in the U.K. tonight.

A post shared by D. Randall Blythe (@drandallblythe) on May 22, 2017 at 7:06pm PDT

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Fuel' Performance From Foxborough

METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Fuel' Performance From Foxborough

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song “Fuel” on May 19 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts can be seen below.

METALLICA was joined in Foxborough, as they will be on most of the rest of the North American leg of the “WorldWired” tour, by VOLBEAT and AVENGED SEVENFOLD.

The North American run will hit stadiums in 20 more cities before ending in mid-August. METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the band was genuinely surprised to learn they could still play stadiums, saying, “It was like, ‘Holy fuck, people really still care about this band in ways that you stopped taking for granted literally decades ago. It was very inspiring and kind of eye-opening.”

He added: “Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating. There’s all these things to worry about like, ‘You should really try to play maybe only on the weekend,’ and, ‘Where do you play on Tuesday?’ and some of those practicalities can get a little bewildering. We just threw caution to the wind. Doing a stadium run seemed like the perfect thing on the back of how well this record has been received and all the good will that’s out there in METALLICA‘s world right now.”

The next stop on the tour is St. Louis, Missouri on June 4.

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COREY TAYLOR Says 'America 51' Is Probably His 'Angriest, Weirdest Book Ever'

COREY TAYLOR Says 'America 51' Is Probably His 'Angriest, Weirdest Book Ever'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor spoke to the 94.3 KILO radio station about his next book, “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside ‘The Greatest Country In The World'”, which will be released on August 8 via Da Capo Press. According to Taylor, “America 51” was originally “supposed to be this love letter to America. Beause we take a lot of flak. And, obviously, we can be a little more judged than most countries. And I’m just as bad. I’m a very sociopolitical person, and I dip my toe in it.

“I wanted to write a book about all the stuff that I loved about America, all the stuff that we got right, all the cool little things that are regionally centric, that I have seen over the years and toured and just all the people that I’ve really gotten to know,” he revealed. “And then, politically, all hell broke loose, and I kind of had to change the entire tone of my book. I started over. I started from scratch. I went full-on great big mouth. It’s probably my angriest, weirdest book ever.”

Corey, who has been very vocal in his dislike for President Donald Trump, says that “America 51” will not be merely a collection of his anti-Republican rants.

“Most people are gonna think that I’m just kind of screaming from the liberal wall, but I’m not,” he explained. “I’m mad at everybody, because it’s everybody’s fault that we’re in this goddamn situation, and I’m gonna make people understand that it’s everybody’s fault that we’re in this goddamn situation. The fact that people are screaming from the parapets instead of coming to the middle where most people in America are and talking about it. That’s the only reason that things are as bad as they are right now — because everyone thinks they’re right, everyone’s so extreme about it and no one is willing to compromise. Well, guess what: America was built on compromise. If you can’t get that through your goddamn thick skull, then we are in deeper trouble than people wanna realize. And that’s where we’re at. And that’s basically what the book is — trying to get people to come to the center, because that’s where we all live.”

Taylor added: “Whether people wanna like it or not, none of us are completely one way or completely the other. We have moments where we all agree, and if we can just remember that and come to the middle and talk, maybe we can fix some of the stuff that is broken right now.”

Corey, who is often referred to as the “Great Big Mouth” due to his outspoken views, says that he is not worried about possible fallout from his comments. “That’s part of being an American,” he explained. “I mean, nothing drives me more crazy than when somebody says to celebrities or whatever, ‘Why don’t you just stick to acting?’ And I’m, like, ‘What? Leave politics to you? Why don’t you stick to writing bad reviews in your mom’s basement? Just shut your mouth. I’m just as American as you are, I have every right to say what I want, and you can shove that kind of attitude straight up your ass.”

Taylor published his third book, “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, in July 2015.

The book acted as a commentary on society and pop culture in the style of the late George Carlin.

Taylor said that he learned a lot while working on his first book, 2011’s “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, which landed at No. 26 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.

Taylor‘s second book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.


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VOLBEAT Already Has Five Songs Written For Next Studio Album

VOLBEAT Already Has Five Songs Written For Next Studio Album

Michael Poulsen of Danish/American rock ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT has confirmed that the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year’s “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie” album. “I’m always inspired, and we already have certain new songs written,” he told the 99.7 The Blitz radio station at this past weekend’s Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. “But new things are happening. I just became a father a week ago [to] my first child, so now it’s a life change. Who knows how the new songs are gonna sound like? But it feels good when you’re done in the studio, and you don’t wanna see the studio for a long time and you don’t wanna sit home and write. But you also come to a point where you wanna get back to the songwriting and get back to the studio and back on the road and play new songs, because it can also get boring playing the same old songs all over again. So it’s always great to find that inspiration for writing new songs and recording.”

According to Poulsen, five songs have been written so far for VOLBEAT‘s seventh album, three of which “are very heavy [and] more uptempo” while two are “more melodic rock songs.”

VOLBEAT‘s sixth full-length album, “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie”, was released in June 2016 via Republic Records. The discs is their highest charting in the United States.

VOLBEAT is currently supporting METALLICA on its stadium tour but is also performing a select few headlining gigs.

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Pro-Shot Footage Of PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Performing PANTERA's 'Strength Beyond Strength' At Live Debut

Pro-Shot Footage Of PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Performing PANTERA's 'Strength Beyond Strength' At Live Debut

Professionally filmed video footage of SCOUR — the new extreme metal “supergroup” featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER — performing the PANTERA classic “Strength Beyond Strength” at SCOUR‘s first-ever concert, which took place on February 19 at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Mike Holderbeast, Carolyn Babauta, Ritchi Rooster, Steven W. Richardson and Justin Delong. The audio was recorded and mastered by Steven W. Richardson.

The self-titled debut EP from SCOUR was released last July via Anselmo‘s Housecore label. The six-track effort was mixed by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT, KHEMMIS) and was made available on CD and vinyl formats.

SCOUR recently officially recruited Adam Jarvis (MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER) as its drummer.

Adam Jarvis‘s next gig with SCOUR will take place on June 14 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York.

Anselmo previously stated about his involvement with from SCOUR: “Doing the SCOUR project was a blast. The track ‘Dispatched’ was the first one I attacked, as it was the first one sent to me. Lyrically, I leave it to the listener to evaluate, as usual. The way I saw it, the songs were short, and extremely straight-forward, so I didn’t want to clutter ’em up with too much. Therefore, I had to pick particular lyrics that seemed provocatively absurd enough, and to perform them as raw as deemed fit.”

SCOUR is:

* Phillip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) – Vocals
* Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION) – Guitar
* Chase Fraser (ANIMOSITY) – Guitar
* John Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER) – Bass
* Adam Jarvis (MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER) – Drums


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