Being As An Ocean To Open For Good Charlotte In May

Being As An Ocean will be opening for Good Charlotte during four shows in May. Here’s the dates:

05/18 Tulsa, OK – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/20 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
05/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
05/23 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre

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Toxic Holocaust Sign Worldwide Deal With eOne Music

Toxic Holocaust have signed a new worldwide deal with eOne Music. Joel Grind commented:

“…After various lineups and incarnations throughout the years, I have decided to come full circle for this 20th-anniversary era and release an album going back to solo project roots. This new album features me playing and recording everything just like the early days. Prepare for the next chapter.”

Whitechapel Recruit Drummer Alex Rudinger (Ex-The Faceless/Good Tiger, Etc.) For Current Touring

Whitechapel have recruited drummer Alex Rudinger (ex-The Faceless/Good Tiger, etc.) for their current touring. It is unknown if he will serve as a permanent replacement for former drummer Ben Harclerode, but you can see footage of him in action with the band in the below live video for “Black Bear”:

[via MetalSucks]

Scott Stapp (Creed) Streams New Song “Name”

Scott Stapp (Creed) is streaming a new song titled “Name.” This track is from his new solo album “The Space Between The Shadows,” which will be released on July 19.

“The Space Between The Shadows” Track Listing:

01. “World I Used To Know”
02. “Name”
03. “Purpose For Pain”
04. “Heaven In Me”
05. “Survivor”
06. “Wake Up Call”
07. “Face Of The Sun”
08. “Red Clouds”
09. “Gone Too Soon”
10. “Ready To Love”
11. “Last Hallelujah” (bonus track)
12. “Mary Crying” (bonus track)

Slipknot’s Business Manager Says Chris Fehn Was A Hired Gun

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after suing Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. Now, in a new affidavit and memorandum written in an effort to get Fehn’s lawsuit dismissed, the band’s business manager Robert Shore, who was also named in the suit, has disputed the percussionist’s claims, basically saying he was just a hired gun.

Shore said the following in the document [via Blabbermouth]:

“Fehn performed with SLIPKNOT and received a fee for doing so. He is not a shareholder, owner or member of any business entity he names as a defendant in this action.”

He went on to say Crahan and Taylor are the “founding members” and that the “remaining defendants are entities through which the band’s business is or was conducted.”

Shore also added the following about the quality of his own work:

“I have been involved in the music management business for decades and have operated RSA [Rob Shore & Associates, Inc.] since 2008. RSA clientele receive optimal business management services whenever and wherever needed, and I am confident in stating that each of RSA’s clients, including the SLIPKNOT entities, has received precisely such service.”

“Neither RSA nor I have ever been sued by a client, for any reason, including those similar to the outrageous allegations contained in this case.”

The following was also said in the memorandum:

“[Fehn’s lawsuit] alleges that [SLIPKNOT] was organized as a ‘partnership at will’ under the law of the State of Iowa, and, while Fehn was not a founder, that he and Crahan and Taylor are its current members. The complaint does not assert a claim on behalf of the partnership. Although vague on the point, the complaint appears to base the existence of a fiduciary duty [and, therefore, Fehn’s right to an accounting] on the existence of the alleged de facto partnership. Thus, as a necessary predicate to the relief he seeks against RSA and Shore, Fehn must properly plead the existence of a form of partnership in which he has an interest. He fails to do so.”

The memorandum added:

“A partnership does not exist merely because a pleading characterizes a business association as such, but, rather, turns on various factors including: (1) the sharing of profits and losses of an enterprise; (2) joint control and management of the business; (3) capital contribution by each party of property, financial resources, effort, skill or knowledge. Mere receipt of a share of profits is not dispositive. All elements of a partnership relationship must be present for such a relationship to exist.

“Even a cursory review of the Fehn’s complaint reveals the complete absence of necessary allegations. Among other defects, the complaint alleges no facts concerning the circumstances under which the de facto partnership was created, the nature of each alleged partner’s interest, Fehn’s contribution, the purpose of the partnership or whether Fehn, by entering into this alleged business arrangement, undertook to share losses. The complaint must, therefore, be dismissed.”

You can find a video report from Rock Feed regarding all this below:

3TEETH Premiere “EXXXIT” Music Video, Announce Tour With Author & Punisher And GosT

3TEETH have premiered a new video for their new song “EXXXIT.” This track is from the band’s new album “Metawar,“ which will be released on July 5. Alexis Mincolla commented: “The song hinges on a conceptual ultimatum and the human urge towards self-destruction as a form of liberation.”

In other news, 3TEETH have also announced a tour with Author & Punisher and GosT:

07/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
07/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
07/18 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
07/19 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
07/20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
07/22 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
07/23 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
07/24 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
07/25 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/26 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
07/28 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
07/29 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
07/31 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
08/01 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
08/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
08/04 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
08/05 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
08/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell) (no GosT)
08/08 New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues (no GosT)
08/09 Houston, TX – Scout Bar (no GosT)
08/10 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill (no GosT)
08/11 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room (no GosT)
08/14 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole (no GosT)
08/15 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge (no Author & Punisher and GosT)
08/16 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (no Author & Punisher and GosT)
08/17 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom (no Author & Punisher and GosT)
08/18 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (no Author & Punisher and GosT)

The Claypool Lennon Delirium To Tour With The Flaming Lips

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, the band featuring Les Claypool (Primus) and Sean Lennon (The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, etc.), will be serving as direct support on The Flaming Lips’ summer tour. Particle Kid will open. Here’s the dates:

07/23 Wichita, KS – Wave
07/24 Des Moines, IA – Waterworks Park
07/26 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
07/27 Lewiston, NY – Artpark
07/28 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/30 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
08/02 Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery
08/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium Outdoors
08/05 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
08/06 Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavillion
08/07 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater