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Doyle Announce Tour Dates With Mushroomhead & Dope

Ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and his backing band will be embarking on a tour in support of their album, Abominator. The tour’s first week will consist of headliner shows while March 22nd marks the group opening for Mushroomhead and Dope. Doyle is working on the follow-up to his 2013’s Abominator, which will be released later this year.

Doyle tour dates:
3/13 – Beckley, WV – Muncheez
3/14 – Hagerstown, MD – Hard Times
3/15 – Long Branch, NJ – The Brighton Bar
3/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Alter Bar
3/17 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
3/19 – Reading, PA – Reverb
3/20 – Springfield, VA – Empire
3/21 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
3/22 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
3/23 – Springfield, IL – Boondocks (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
3/25 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
3/26 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
3/27 – Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
3/28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/1 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Area 51 (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/4 – Window Rock, AZ – Window Rock Sports Center (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/5 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/8 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/9 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory – Constellation Room (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/10 – Fresno, CA – Fullton 55 (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/14 – Spokane, WA – The Palomino (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/15 – Billings, MT – Pub Station (with Mushroomhead, Dope)
4/17 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall (with Mushroomhead, Dope)

Kim Gordon Discusses Billy Corgan & Courtney Love’s Secret Affair

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon called Smashing Pumpkins frontman a ‘crybaby’ in a quote that came out for her book Girl in a Band recently, and now the full excerpt has come out:

At one point during the recording, Courtney told me she thought Kurt Cobain was hot, which made me cringe inside and hope the two of them would never meet. We all said to ourselves, “Uh-oh, train wreck coming.” She also asked us for advice about her “secret affair” with Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins. I thought, Ewww, at even the mention of Billy Corgan, whom nobody liked because he was such a crybaby, and Smashing Pumpkins took themselves way too seriously and were in no way punk rock. (It was a debate as old as time, who was “punk rock” and who was “alternative.”) Sure, everybody took their music seriously, but there was something grating about Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins—were they too pretentious? too image-conscious and acting?—that rubbed people the wrong way.

That Courtney was attracted to Billy came as a surprise, as she was clearly so punk rock. But she was also ambitious and manipulative, as Don and I learned well during the recording process. Courtney could be honest and real, too—you just never knew which direction she would go—but knowing she could turn on me at any moment, I always kept her at arm’s length.

Survivor Host Pranked Dave Grohl To Stop Bromance With Adam Levine

Survivor host Jeff Probst revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week that he saw Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl meeting Maroon 5 and The Voice’s Adam Levine, and he later asked Grohl if he’d want to be friends with Levine. Grohl sounded open to it but said he hadn’t gotten his contact information. Probst then created a fake GMail account posing as Levine to prank Grohl. Probst’s fake Levine e-mail said, “Hey, got your info from my manager, just wanted to say it was great talking to you. By the way, my tats are based on yours. I shop at Varvatos like you do, my haircut, I really just want to be you.”

Grohl told Probst the next day he got the e-mail and thought Levine was weird and he planned on avoiding him. Probst then told him it was a practical joke, ending the shtick. Probst then got an e-mail from a former member of Queensryche, who he had played in a band with growing up and hadn’t spoken to in years. The e-mail mentioned that the Queensryche member’s mother had been following his career. Probst thought it was a retaliation joke from Grohl, and wound up sending a sarcastic e-mail mocking the mother, and it turned out to not be Grohl.

Top 10 Old School Death Metal Throwback Bands

The balance of heaviness and technicality the atmosphere and the overall evil sound old school death metal brings is the perfect mix for many metalheads. Alternative Nation showcased 13 of the most underrated albums of that era, and now we (Anthony?) have (has?) picked ten of the best modern bands paying tribute to this style.

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Blast Furnace

From Middletown, New York. This band only formed last year but they are already taking the local scene by storm. The band plays death metal that sounds just like when the genre first started. If you are a fan of the very early bands like Death, Autopsy and early Pestilence, then this band is for you!

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Mordatorium

Chicago is a huge breeding ground for metalheads. Many obscure extreme metal bands from the 80s and 90’s are in regular talks among the areas metal crowd and there is even a metal themed burger place there. The guys (and girl) in Mordatorium are among these. With a sound similar to Dismember it is very surprising this band is not from Sweden.

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Funebrarum

From Trenton New Jersey comes another band that’s shocking to be from the US. Like Mordatorium, Funebrarum sound like they could have come out of the 80’s-early 90’s Swedish Death Metal scene. Elements of death doom can also be heard in there sound. The band played MDF 2011 and had a great performance.
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Cannabis Corpse

From the mind of Land Phil, the man behind Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan, comes this hilarious entry in the genre. Cannabis Corpse is a weed themed parody of Cannibal Corpse, taking their gore themed song titles and lyrics and changing them to weed references. The band is a parody in lyrics and imagery only, as they have original riffs and music. On later albums they parody song titles by other death metal bands such as Gorguts and Morbid Angel.

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Graveyard

Not to be confused with the classic rock style band of the same name. This Graveyard is from Spain but sound like they’re from Sweden (like most of this list). This band not only plays old school Swedish style death metal but, also add in hints of melodic death. For fans of Necrophobic.

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Dead Congregation

This Greek band plays old school death metal with a slow, atmospheric, crushing style, but done in a way where the band doesn’t fall into death doom. The band played MDF 2011 and the first year of the NYC metal festival Matrydoom Fest. The fest is even named after one of their songs!

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Repugnant

Most known for having Tobias Forge from Ghost in the band (wink wink nudge nudge); in this band he uses the name Mary Goore. The band is from Sweden but have a sound that’s closer to classic American death metal. The band played MDF 2011 along with Ghost (BECAUSE ITS THE SAME VOCALIST!); the band has been on hold since then.

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Morbus Chron

Another helping from Sweden. On the band’s debut they played their country’s classic style of death metal but with their own spin on it. On the second album the band developed a sound of their own, playing a very psychedelic take on melodeath. Both albums are well worth checking out!
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Disma

Formed by ex-Incantation vocalist Craig Pillard. The band gained wide acclaim shortly after. The band style is very similar to Incantation but with crushing, ultra-thick guitar riffs added in. If you like Incantation you will most likely like Disma.
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Entrails

Though this band formed in 1990, they released nothing during their first run and would split up 8 years later. In 2008 the guitarist decided to give the band a second chance releasing two demos the next year, and since then 3 full lengths. The band plays, you guessed it, Swedish style death metal. But since this band was originally meant to come out during that era, their sound is authentic. The band is pretty much influenced by what was meant to happen in the early 90’s instead of paying tribute to the greats from that era.

DC Comics: Triple TV Serving Of Gotham, Arrow And The Flash

Are we being swamped by superhero movies right now? It seems like every week we’re either seeing or hearing about the latest comic book action movie hitting theatres or sitting currently in production. Last year there were 4 big theatrical superhero based movie releases and each of them came from Marvel. DC Comics in comparison has had a much smaller slice of the pie in terms of both theatrical releases and source material and haven’t had a cinematic release since 2013’s rather lacklustre ‘Man of Steel’. But it’s television where DC Comics have been working hard bringing us a trio of comic-based TV shows; namely ‘Gotham’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’.

Gotham

‘Gotham’, developed by Bruno Heller, premiered on Fox in September 2014 to over 14 million viewers and is based on the ‘Batman’ franchise. The show is an origin tale of sorts featuring a number of DC characters and villains from the ‘Batman’ world and centered around a young James Gordon, who is played by Benjamin McKenzie. Unfortunately it has been met with criticism mostly from fans of the franchise that do enjoy picking apart the timeline and its viewing figures have taken a slight decline with each and every episode aired. But these anachronisms and minor disapproval hasn’t stopped the network renewing the show for a second season.

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The ‘Batman’ franchise itself is still thriving mostly thanks to the incredible rebooted trilogy from talented British director Christopher Nolan and of course with the highly anticipated ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ arriving in 2016. So once more it’s become a highly lucrative brand providing fans with endless merchandise and even popular online games like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ slot game at the royalvegascasino.com.

Arrow

‘Arrow’ is now in its third season and enjoying a consistent audience over on its CW averaging around 4 million viewers per season. It stars Stephen Amell in the title role as Oliver Queen, the billionaire playboy who turns to crime fighting under the alias Green Arrow. Previously the character had appeared in ‘Smallville’, the series which followed Superman during his teen years, before being expanded to its very own show.

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‘Arrow’ has been well received by both fans and critics offering a more realistic take on the character and his origins. Its consistent viewing figures have kept it a staple of CW’s line-up and has also been hailed for its intelligent writing and exciting storylines. ‘Arrow’s success has led to the spin-off of the aforementioned CW show ‘The Flash’, which is part of the shared universe. Now that ‘The Flash’ has arrived to much praise everybody is just waiting for the crossover episodes.

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The Flash

‘The Flash’ premiered in the US in October 2014 on CW and got picked up for a second season last month. With our cinemas and TV channels filled with various superheroes and villains ‘T he Flash’ has been praised by critics and fans alike for its more light-hearted approach to the subject matter. The adaptation has definitely lightened the mood to the usual grim and gritty superhero fares we have been used to in recent years, mostly thanks to the influence of movies like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

Could this be due to audiences needing a little more humour from their superheroes? We can see that a more jocular and playful style used in superhero-based spinoff series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as well as last years hit movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ benefited greatly from its good humoured approach.

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Soundwave Festival Day 2 (Adelaide & Melbourne) Setlists

Soundwave Festival is a hard rock/metal event that occurs in Australia on February 21st, 22nd, 28th, and March 1st in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. You can view the setlists of some of the main acts below during the second day of the festival. Stay tuned for the third batch!

Melbourne

Faith No More:
Motherfucker
Caffeine
Ricochet
From Out of Nowhere
Evidence
Epic
Get Out
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy (Commodores cover)
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Encore:
Matador
I Started a Joke (Bee Gees cover)
As the Worm Turns

Soundgarden:
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Spoonman
Outshined
Kickstand
Rusty Cage
Beyond the Wheel
Been Away Too Long
The Day I Tried to Live
My Wave
Fell on Black Days
Drawing Flies
Hunted Down
Black Hole Sun
A Thousand Days Before
Birth Ritual
Slaves & Bulldozers

Incubus:
Wish You Were Here
Anna Molly
Adolescents
Absolution Calling
Nice to Know You
In the Company of Wolves
Trust Fall
Sick Sad Little World
Pardon Me
Megalomaniac
A Crow Left of the Murder

Lamb of God:
Desolation
Ghost Walking
Ruin
Walk with Me in Hell
Set to Fail
Hourglass
In Your Words
Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
Laid to Rest
Contractor
Vigil
Redneck
Black Label

Ministry:
Hail to His Majesty
Punch in the Face
PermaWar
Fairly Unbalanced
Rio Grande Blood
LiesLiesLies
Waiting
Worthless
Life Is Good
N.W.O.
Just One Fix
Thieves

Dragonforce:
Fury of the Storm
Three Hammers
The Game
Symphony of the Night
Cry Thunder
Valley of the Damned
Through the Fire and Flames

Godflesh:
Like Rats
Christbait Rising
Streetcleaner
Spite
Mothra
Crush My Soul

Nothing More:
Christ Copyright
Mr. MTV
The Matthew Effect
This Is The Time (Ballast)
Salem (Burn the Witch)

Adelaide

Slipknot:
Sarcastrophe
The Heretic Anthem
My Plague
The Devil in I
Psychosocial
The Negative One
Eeyore
Liberate
Purity
Before I Forget
Duality
Left Behind
Spit It Out
Custer

Encore:
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People = Shit
Surfacing

Smashing Pumpkins:
One and All (We Are)
Being Beige
Cherub Rock
Tonight, Tonight
Drum + Fife
Glass and the Ghost Children
Stand Inside Your Love
Monuments
Pale Horse
Disarm
Zero
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fame (David Bowie cover)
Heavy Metal Machine
United States

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators:
You’re a Lie
Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Standing in the Sun
Ghost (Slash cover)
Back from Cali (Slash cover)
Wicked Stone
You Could Be Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
The Dissident
Doctor Alibi (Slash cover) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses cover) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
Beneath the Savage Sun
Mr. Brownstone (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Bent to Fly
World on Fire
Anastasia
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)

Encore:
Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses cover)

Marilyn Manson:
Deep Six
Disposable Teens
mOBSCENE
Cupid Carries a Gun
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
No Reflection
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics cover)
The Dope Show
Rock Is Dead
The Beautiful People
Irresponsible Hate Anthem

Judas Priest:
Dragonaut
Metal Gods
Devil’s Child
Victim of Changes
Halls of Valhalla
Turbo Lover
Redeemer of Souls
Beyond the Realms of Death
Jawbreaker
Breaking the Law

Encore:
Hell Bent for Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

Encore 2:
Living After Midnight
Defenders of the Faith

Animals as Leaders:
Tooth and Claw
Tempting Time
Wave of Babies
Ka$cade
Physical Education
CAFO

Apocalyptica:
I’m Not Jesus
Dead Man’s Eyes (Live premiere)
Cold Blood (Live premiere)
Quutamo
I Don’t Care
Shadowmaker (Live premiere)
Seek & Destroy (Metallica cover)
Hall of the Mountain King

Nonpoint:
Pins and Needles
Breaking Skin
Hands Off
Bullet with a Name
Fuck’d

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Marilyn Manson Announces More North American Tour Dates

Marilyn Manson is continuing his ‘Hell Not Hallelujah’ tour throughout North America in March through May. The shock rocker will be promoting the recent release of his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor. You can purchase/preview the LP on iTunes by clicking here. Also be sure to click here to check out our review of the album.

Marilyn Manson tour dates:
3/28 – Penticton, British Columbia – South Okanagan Events Centre
3/29 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theater
3/31 – Prince George, British Columbia – CN Centre
4/1 – Dawson Creek, British Columbia – Encana Events Centre
4/2 – Edmonton, Alberta – Shaw Conference Centre
4/4 – Lethbridge, Alberta – ENMAX Centre
4/6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Sask Tel Centre
4/7 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Ag Rec Building
4/9 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
4/24 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
4/26 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
4/28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Events Center
4/29 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
4/30 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
5/3 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
5/5 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
5/6 – Richmond, VA – The National
5/9 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
5/11 – Peoria, IL – Limelight Eventplex
5/12 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
5/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room

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In This Moment Set To Tour With Butcher Babies & Upon A Burning Body

In This Moment has just announced a tour through the US to continue the promotion of their fifth album. The alternative metal act released Black Widow last year via Atlantic Records. You can click here to purchase/preview the album on iTunes. Butcher Babies and Upon A Burning Body will be included during the tour. Festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and River City Rockfest.

In This Moment tour dates:
4/17 — Portland, Maine — The State Theatre
4/18 — Montclair, N.J. — The Wellmont Theatre
4/19 — Rochester, N.Y. — Water Street Music Hall
4/21 — Worcester, Mass. — The Palladium
4/22 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theater
4/23 — Baltimore, Md. — Rams Head Live
4/25 — Fort Myers, Fla. — Fort Rock
4/26 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome To Rockville
4/28 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
4/29 — Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29
5/3 — Concord, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion
5/5 — Atlanta, Ga. — Center Stage
5/7 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
5/8 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Egyptian Room
5/9 — Somerset, Wis. — Northern Invasion 2015
5/10 — Madison, Wis. — WJJO MayDay MayLay
5/12 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave
5/14 — Huntington, N.Y. — The Paramount
5/15 — Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Rapids Theatre
5/16 — Columbus, Ohio — Rock On The Range
5/22 — Pryor, Okla. — Rocklahoma
5/23 — Tyler, Texas — Clicks
5/24 — San Antonio, Texas — River City RockFest

Billy Corgan: ‘It’s Easy To Fly The Flag For Alternative Nation’

Billy Corgan discussed the phrase in which this website was named after, Alternative Nation, in a new interview with ABC.

“That’s why I can pass Slash backstage, and he’s Slash. There’s only one in the world. He’s not worried whether or not the cigarette is dangling from the left corner of his mouth, or the right corner of his mouth.”

He added, “Rock is about individuals, one of a kind people. There’s only one Marilyn Manson, there’s only one Slash, there’s only one Slipknot. When you look at those people you go, ‘Wow, that is kind of a strange work of art.’ Even if you don’t like what they do musically, you can appreciate their journey. Pop music, what is it? I mean really, at the end of the day, what is it? It’s a bunch of people screaming for attention. If you’re very skilled at it, then you can appreciate their game, but it is not the same game as the rock game. I always believe that kids given the choice between great rock and roll music, versus something that is manufactured, like a McDonalds hamburger, I think kids by and large, if they have half a brain, will choose music with depth and substance. That’s why it’s easy to fly the flag for Alternative Nation.”

Chris Cornell Thanks Jimmy Page For Helping His Career

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell thanked Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page for helping his career by what he did in the 60’s during his sit down conversation with him.

“You touched on the idea that there was something besides hit radio, for example in The Yardbirds, and all of music, especially British music at the time, it was chart driven, and hit driven. Right at this time when maybe there’s a format to do something that isn’t hit driven, you seemed to kind of walk right into it. Me as a fan for example, I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know that you were actually doing something that would allow someone like me years later to have a career doing what I want and not having to have hit driven rock and roll music. It appears to me going through your story that you did it, so thank you.”

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Video: Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Rides Luggage Carousel At Airport

Rock Panther Presents reported that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested last month at Denver International Airport after taking a ‘joyride’ on an airport baggage carousel. Below are Facebook posts from Rock Panther Presents discussing the arrest.

“So if you haven’t heard yet Wes the lead signer from Puddle Of Mudd decided to take a joy ride on the carousel at the airport this morning thru restricted access and got arrested. We have been on this all day and he is just about to be release from Jail and will head straight to the venue. The show will go on but that is why we are running late. ‪#‎fuckingrockstars‬.”

“Puddle of Mudd finally on stage I apologize to all of those who left early I hope you enjoyed Lola Black, Horse and Drug under. Those of you that stayed I hope you love Puddle of Mudd cause we will NEVER book them again.”

“HUGE thanks to this man right here Levi Brite stepped up and bailed Wes’s dumb out of jail tonight! You are the man Levi!”

Video has now surfaced of the incident, and you can watch it below.

Soundgarden To Begin Work On New Album For 2016 Release

In a new interview with SMH, Kim Thayil revealed that Soundgarden plan to make a new album for a 2016 release in the next few months.

“No studio has been chosen and no songs are written yet,” says Thayil. “When we finish these shows in Australia we’ll spend a month or more working on it. It’s definitely going to happen.

Thayil also hinted at who the producer might be for the next album, “We worked with producer Adam Kasper on our last album and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hook up with him again.”

He also discussed Chris Cornell’s songwriting, stating that not all of his work is Soundgarden worthy. “Chris is very prolific but not all his material is Soundgarden-worthy,” says Thayil. “His songs don’t always strike us as something we like for the band.”

Steven Adler Says Guns N’ Roses Reunion Album ‘Would Blow Away Appetite For Destruction’

Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler discussed a potential reunion of the band’s original lineup in a recent interview on One On One With Mitch Lafon, via Blabbermouth.

“As of today, I have four hundred and four days sober, and I have never been happier, I have never played better or had more fun playing,” he said. “I mean, if we did ever do a reunion, or if we even made a record again together, the GNR guys, I think it would blow Appetite For Destruction away. All of us are such better players. And when we did Appetite, we were only adults for maybe three or four years. And that’s from our experiences in life, that’s what we came up with. Now we’ve been adults for 30 years, and I’ve been through ups and downs, like an emotional roller coaster. I have a lot to write about, and I know the other guys, if we got together, being adults now and knowing what we know, and [having] been through what we’ve been through, I think we could make an even bigger kickass record.”

Adler later said, “It’s Axl’s call on doing a reunion. It’s all up to him. And I love him and I have his back, and I support him in everything he does except for if he doesn’t wanna play for the fans, I can’t support that. ‘Cause it’s all for the fans. If he says it’s not for the money, it’s for the art — it’s for the fans. That’s what it’s for.”

“I would love to finish what I started with them. Like Motley Crue, they’re doing their last tour. They started something, and they finished something. And to go out that way, it’s gotta be magic. To look back on [your time in the band] and say, ‘I had a great career. God really blessed me.’ Plus [The Rolling Stones’] Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hated each other. They still hate each other, but they’re still playing music 52 years later, because they know what they’ve got. They have something that’s magical, and the fans love ’em.”

Listen To Scott Weiland & Pharrell Williams’ Unreleased “Happy”

Scott Weiland and Pharrell Williams’ previously unreleased version of “Happy” has surfaced online nearly a decade after it was originally recorded on the discussion section of Weiland’s PledgeMusic site, where a streaming link was shared. Weiland and Williams recorded the song in 2006, but Williams decided to keep the song for himself, so Weiland could not release the song. The copy is from a very limited edition Happy in Galoshes promo CD sent out in 2008.

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Soundwave Festival Day 1 (Adelaide & Melbourne) Setlists

Soundwave Festival is a hard rock/metal event that occurs in Australia on February 21st, 22nd, 28th, and March 1st in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. You can view the setlists of some of the main acts below during the first day of the festival. Stay tuned for day 2!

Melbourne

Slipknot:
Sarcastrophe
The Heretic Anthem
My Plague
The Devil in I
Psychosocial
The Negative One
Three Nil
Eyeless
Vermilion
Before I Forget
Duality
Wait and Bleed
Spit It Out
Custer

Encore:
(sic)
People = Shit
Surfacing

Smashing Pumpkins:
One and All (We Are)
Being Beige
Cherub Rock
Tonight, Tonight
Drum + Fife
Glass and the Ghost Children
Stand Inside Your Love
Monuments
Pale Horse
Disarm
Zero
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fame (David Bowie cover)
Heavy Metal Machine
United States

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators:
You’re a Lie
Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Halo
Stone Blind
Back from Cali (Slash cover)
Wicked Stone
The Dissident
You Could Be Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Doctor Alibi (Slash cover) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses cover) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
Beneath the Savage Sun
Double Talkin’ Jive (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Bent to Fly
World on Fire
Anastasia
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)

Encore:
Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses cover)

Marilyn Manson:
Deep Six
Disposable Teens
mOBSCENE
Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
This Is the New Shit
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics cover)
The Dope Show
Rock Is Dead
The Beautiful People
Irresponsible Hate Anthem

Judas Priest:
Dragonaut
Metal Gods
Devil’s Child
Victim of Changes
Halls of Valhalla
Turbo Lover
Redeemer of Souls
Beyond the Realms of Death
Jawbreaker
Breaking the Law

Encore:
Hell Bent for Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

Encore 2:
Living After Midnight
Defenders of the Faith

Godsmack:
1000hp
Cryin’ Like a Bitch
Something Different
What’s Next
Straight Out of Line
Awake
Locked and Loaded
Voodoo
Whatever
I Stand Alone

Killer Be Killed:
Wings of Feather and Wax
Melting of My Marrow
Face Down
Curb Crusher
Save the Robots
Twelve Labors
Fire to Your Flag
I.E.D.
Snakes of Jehovah

Animals as Leaders:
Tooth and Claw
Tempting Time
Wave of Babies
Ka$cade
Physical Education
CAFO

Apocalyptica:
I’m Not Jesus
Dead Man’s Eyes (Live premiere)
Quutamo
I Don’t Care
Shadowmaker(Live premiere)
Seek & Destroy (Metallica cover)
Hall of the Mountain King

Nonpoint:
Pins and Needles
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover)
Victim
Breaking Skin
Hands Off
Bullet with a Name
Fuck’d

Adelaide

Faith No More:
Motherfucker
Caffeine
Ricochet
Epic
Evidence
Last Cup of Sorrow
Get Out
Midlife Crisis
Everything’s Ruined
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy (Commodores cover)
Cuckoo for Caca
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Encore:
We Care a Lot
Pristina

Soundgarden:
Spoonman
Let Me Drown
Outshined
Kickstand
Attrition
Rusty Cage
Beyond the Wheel
Been Away Too Long
The Day I Tried to Live
My Wave
Fell on Black Days
Drawing Flies
Ty Cobb
Burden in My Hand
A Thousand Days Before
Birth Ritual (First live performance since 1992)
Slaves & Bulldozers

Incubus:
Nice to Know You
Anna Molly
Wish You Were Here
Adolescents
In the Company of Wolves
Absolution Calling
Trust Fall
A Kiss to Send Us Off
Pardon Me
Megalomaniac
A Crow Left of the Murder

Lamb of God:
Desolation
Ghost Walking
Ruin
Walk with Me in Hell
Set to Fail
Hourglass
In Your Words
Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
Laid to Rest
Omerta
Contractor
Vigil
Redneck
Black Label

Ministry:
Hail to His Majesty
Punch in the Face
PermaWar
Rio Grande Blood
LiesLiesLies
Waiting
Worthless
Life Is Good
N.W.O.
Just One Fix
Thieves

Dragonforce:
Fury of the Storm
Three Hammers
The Game
Symphony of the Night
Cry Thunder
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover)
Valley of the Damned
Through the Fire and Flames

Nothing More:
Christ Copyright
Mr. MTV
The Matthew Effect
This Is The Time (Ballast)
Salem (Burn the Witch)

Monuments:
Origin of Escape
Degenerate
Atlas
Doxa
Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise
Regenerate
I, The Creator

Scott Weiland Wants To ‘Get Along’ With Stone Temple Pilots

Scott Weiland recently told the Phoenix New Times that he wants to get along with Stone Temple Pilots, the band that infamously fired him in 2013 and replaced him with Chester Bennington. Weiland claims he already gets along with his former Velvet Revolver bandmates.

“That’s a really hard one to say because you can never say never in rock ‘n’ roll. I get along with the guys in Velvet Revolver, and I hope to again sometime with the guys in STP. I look back at my years with STP and [VR] with very fond memories. We shared huge successes both artistically and commercially and I don’t have any negative feelings towards any of my former partners. The lawsuit is behind us now and it’s time to focus on my new band the Wildabouts.”

Velvet Revolver fired Weiland in 2008, and briefly reunited with him for a one off reunion show in 2012.

Billy Corgan Talks Collaborating With Marilyn Manson

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discussed Marilyn Manson in a recent interview with Music Feeds, and why he was looking forward to seeing him at the Soundwave Festival.

“My pal Mr. Manson, I just saw him in Chicago not too long ago, but I’d like to see him in this environment and see how the fans here are going to react to his new material because I think his new material is really really strong. I’m curious to see from an observational point of view, because obviously I’ve known him all these years.”

Corgan added that he had already spoken with Manson about the possibility of future live collaborations. “We kind of joked about it so I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not,” he said.

“I particularly love this song on his new album called Third Day of A Seven Day Binge — that’s the song he sang. We actually played one of his songs when he got on stage with us, so maybe we could get up there and play with him, or he could get on stage and play with us. Or something like that. I’d love to.”

If the door opens for the pair to collaborate Corgan guaranteed, “Well, it has to be a very dark door. This is Manson.”

Chris Cornell Pretty Much Accurately Predicted The Oscars

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell shared his Oscar predictions on Saturday, and later shared them again last night after his predictions. Cornell tweeted, “6 out of 8, I’m just sayin.” He added, “these weren’t my picks necessarily but how I thought academy members would vote.”

‘My Oscar Predictions…

Best picture : Birdman
Best actor : Michael Keaton
Best Actress : Julianne Moore
Best supporting actor : JK Simmons
Best supporting actress : Laura Dern
Best adapted screenplay : The Imitation Game
Best original screenplay: Birdman
Best director : Alejandro G. Inattiru
#Oscars2015’