40 Years Ago: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd Say Goodbye to 'Saturday Night Live'

40 Years Ago: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd Say Goodbye to 'Saturday Night Live'

Their last episode on the now-venerable program was the finale of the fourth season.

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PAPA ROACH Guitarist: 'We Have Musical ADD'

PAPA ROACH Guitarist: 'We Have Musical ADD'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton at this year’s Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether their latest studio album, “Who Do You Trust?” is meant to stand out in their catalog or stand alongside 2017’s “Crooked Teeth”:

Jerry: “It’s sort of a continuation of the last record. We worked with the same guys that we did the last record with. Some of the songs, actually, started out as songs that we had written for ‘Crooked Teeth’. We hadn’t finished them; we didn’t feel like they were one hundred percent. When we got back in to start ‘Who Do You Trust?’, we kind of took a new look at them and brought them around to one hundred percent.”

On whether each song for PAPA ROACH calls for a “new approach”:

Jerry: “Yeah, I mean lately, instead of getting in a room and jamming, we’ll actually get together and talk about themes or talk about kind of the vibe that we want and really just hone in on everything before we start actually shedding wood or whatever. Things happen really quick now. Yeah, we have musical ADD. If we’re feeling something, we always just go for it, whether somebody might think, ‘Oh, I don’t know…’ We’re always of the mind to try it out and see it until kind of becomes work and then if it gets to that point where it’s not really happening on its own, we kind of set it aside. But, yeah, we like a lot of different styles of music. We’re lucky to have fans that are receptive to different styles and different stuff.”

On whether there’s an underlying armature to PAPA ROACH‘s music:

Jerry: “I don’t know if it’s really a conscious thing. I think that maybe we kind of gravitate toward certain rhythms and certain chord progressions, and maybe, I think lately we’ve kind of been stepping out of those normal things that we’ve been doing. But I think you’re right: Jacoby‘s [Shaddix] vocals really tie everything together.”

On whether fans having a personal reaction to their music changes the band’s perception:

Jerry: “I know that especially for Jacoby, he uses songwriting as therapy and he has a certain intention when he writes his lyrics. But once that’s done, it becomes its own entity and it’s for people to really take in and view how they sort of are putting the song into themselves. I don’t know that it really affects how we write the music, but it’s nice to know that people connect with our music on a deeper level than, like, ‘That’s a cool riff.’ It makes us feel good that we’re able to be that vehicle for some people that can help them through a hard time.”

PAPA ROACH recently confirmed it will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough album, “Infest”, by playing it in its entirety at a special concert next year.

“Who Do You Trust?” was released in January via Eleven Seven Music.

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Daughter Of SLIPKNOT's M. SHAWN CRAHAN Fought Hard Against Drug Addiction

Daughter Of SLIPKNOT's M. SHAWN CRAHAN Fought Hard Against Drug Addiction

Gabrielle Crahan, the 22-year-old daughter of SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, was remembered in her obituary as a “social butterfly” with an “outgoing personality, cheerful attitude, compassion and loving heart.”

Gabrielle died on May 18 in Los Angeles, with Shawn announcing the death the following day. Gabrielle was one of four children Shawn had with his wife, Chantel, whom he married in June 1992.

The obituary said Gabrielle fought hard against drug addiction and worked to help others who were also struggling.

“She fought it bravely, and no matter how many times she fell, she would always get back up again,” according to her obituary.

“If there was anything she wanted to leave behind in her memory, it was standing up for others, always being empathetic and compassionate and never giving up on the battle against addiction,” the obituary said.

Although no official cause of death has been revealed pending toxicology results, TMZ reported on Wednesday (May 22) that Gabrielle died from what appeared to be a drug overdose. Police and the fire department responded to a call on May 18 for a possible O.D. at a Hollywood home, where they found Gabrielle‘s body. CPR was administered, according to the site, but failed to revive her. Law enforcement sources said there was drug paraphernalia and evidence of narcotic use at the scene.

Gabrielle died just two days after proudly showing off an Alcoholics Anonymous coin she’d been given to mark five months sobriety.

“5 months” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a smiling selfie.

In her obituary, Gabrielle was described as “a beach girl at heart” who “loved swimming and tubing at the lake, riding her long board and feeling the sun shine on her face.”

Gabrielle‘s brother Simon and older sister Alexandria both expressed their grief over her death on social media.

In September, Crahan paid tribute to his daughter on her birthday by sharing a throwback picture of a young Gabrielle. He wrote: “We love you Gabri.”

Shawn announced that there will be a funeral for Gabrielle on Sunday (May 26) at Iles Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa.

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JAMES 'MUNKY' SHAFFER Credits KORN's Longevity To 'Just Showing Up'

JAMES 'MUNKY' SHAFFER Credits KORN's Longevity To 'Just Showing Up'

KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer says “showing up” is one of the primary reasons for the band’s longevity.

In an interview with 93.5 FM The Beach at this year’s Epicenter festival in Marston, North Carolina, Shaffer was asked to explain how KORN has been able to maintain a long and stable career well after the success of their eponymous 1994 debut.

“One of my most important things is you just show up,” he said. “If you just show up, now all the guys show up, stuff gets done. If you show up to work, work gets done. I always tell people that, especially young musicians: ‘Just show up. Then someone else will show up and someone will have an idea. That idea will manifest into something that’s bigger than you ever expected.’ I don’t know. Part of it is that. Part of it is health and keeping a balance between health and your family. How much time you dedicate to an allocate to each part of your life.”

Shaffer was then asked how the members of KORN make touring work considering they are often traveling in small quarters such as a tour bus. “I think having our own space,” he said. “When it’s time to travel, we get kind of pushed into these tight spaces and I think a lot of bands don’t really kind of make it through that point where it’s like… If you’re going to put five, six guys or girls in a tight space and you’re missing home, you’re hungry, you’re tired, you’re going to freak out a little bit and everybody kind of gets on each other’s nerves. I think that we’ve been able to maintain a level of respect through the years. Like, ‘Okay, he’s bugging out. Obviously, he needs some space. I’m going to respect him and get away from him and let him chill. Get some rest. Get some food. Call home, until people are feeling better. I think that has a lot to do with it.”

KORN and ALICE IN CHAINS will embark on an epic co-headline amphitheater tour across North America this summer. UNDEROATH will join as special guest on all dates, with HO99O9 and FEVER 333 opening on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city outing will kick off July 18 in Del Valle, Texas at Austin360 Amphitheatre and make stops in Dallas, Nashville, Toronto, Denver and more before wrapping September 4 in Mountain View, California at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

KORN is currently working on material for a new album, tentatively due in the fall. The follow-up to 2016’s “The Serenity Of Suffering”, which is once again being produced by Nick Raskulinecz, will feature songwriting collaborations with GOLDFINGER‘s John Feldmann, while BLINK-182‘s Travis Barker recorded the “temporary drums” on some of the early demos.

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