Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) To Release “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World” Book In August

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has revealed that his new book “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country in The World” will be released on August 15, via Da Capo Press. You can find the cover art, along with an official description of the book below:

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Synopsis:

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America’s origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and “man buns.” By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.

The Offspring, Atreyu, All That Remains, Etc. Set For 2017 Brufest

The Offspring, Atreyu, All That Remains, Pennywise, Hell Or Highwater, and Through Fire have all been confirmed for the 2017 Brufest. The event will take place at the Fear Farm Festival Grounds in Phoenix, AZ, and it will also include beer tasting, taco vendors, and lucha libre wrestling.

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Rosalie Cunningham (Ex-Purson) Covers The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Rosalie Cunningham (ex-Purson) has recorded a cover of The Beatles‘ “Strawberry Fields Forever” to commemorate the track’s 50th anniversary. Check it out below:

The following was said about the cover:

“Coinciding precisely 50 years to the day of the song’s original UK release, Rosalie Cunningham issues her own inspired version of The Beatles’ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ today, Friday 17th February 2017, exclusively through the medium of video.

Taking a break from writing her first material since the recent break-up of her former band, Purson, the 26 year old singer and multi-instrumentalist recorded her tribute to the psychedelic classic at her Mushy Room Studio in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

“’Strawberry Fields’ remains one of The Beatles’ and Sir George Martin’s most outstanding production achievements, and my idea at first was to attempt to recreate the sounds and other-worldly textures that made the original so spellbinding,” says Rosalie. “But it became obvious that to remain true to their creative spirit, I had to remould it my own way, without taking too much away from that pioneering arrangement.”

Recorded over the last month, the new version saw Rosalie perform all of the instrumental parts with the exception of drums and percussion, which were played by her father, Mark Cunningham. “My dad and I are both obsessive, lifelong Beatles fans,” she says. “In terms of my own musical career, they have been my biggest influence. It’s interesting that in 1987, my dad also recorded the song as an add-on to a 20th anniversary re-creation of the Sgt. Pepper album, so there’s been a ‘full circle’ element to this project.”

Taking another leaf out of the Fab Four’s book, the video that accompanies the new track mixes childhood nostalgia with psychedelia, and was filmed entirely in Rosalie’s Southend hometown by her father. “We spent some time in the playground and café in Southchurch Park, shot some scenes outside my old family home and messed around on the seafront by the Kursaal,” explains Rosalie.

“The video also uses some clips that my dad filmed back in the ‘90s when I was growing up and they brought back some wonderful memories.”

The musician adds: “This is by no means a regular release for me. It was fun to work on a little project with my dad and I’m simply putting it out there as a freebie to mark the 50th anniversary of a work of art that continues to inspire creativity.”

‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ by Rosalie Cunningham goes live on YouTube in parallel with its inclusion as part of a special edition of the U.S. podcast show, ‘Something About The Beatles’, in which the original track and its double A single partner ‘Penny Lane‘ are discussed in detail.”

Scour (Pantera, Cattle Decapitation, Etc.) Perform Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” At First Live Show

Scour, the band featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, etc.), Chase Fraser (Animosity), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention, etc.), played their first official live show at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA last night (February 19). Check out some fan-filmed footage of them performing Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” below:

Rammstein Post Third Trailer For “Rammstein Paris”

Rammstein have posted another trailer for their upcoming live release “Rammstein Paris.” The effort will feature the band’s March 2012 shows at the Palais Ominsports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, and it will also premiere in select theaters on March 23. You can find more info at rammstein-paris.com.