Chad Gray Says He Has “No Idea” If Mudvayne Will Do Anything To Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of “L.D. 50”

Mudvayne‘s “L.D. 50“ will be turning 20 next year, but it looks like the band don’t have anything planned to celebrate the anniversary. During a recent appearance on the “Everblack” podcast, Chad Gray was asked if the group were planning something and he responded by saying that he has “no idea.”

Gray said the following:

“I have no idea. I know it’s a big deal for a lot of people, man. The band is probably bigger now than it’s ever been — honestly. So I know that it’s a big moment.

“Me and the guys [in Mudvayne] still talk. Everybody is cool. But every single one of ’em understand that I’m doing what I’m doing and I’m doing it for a fucking reason.”

The frontman went on to say that he is currently focusing on HELLYEAH and honoring Vinnie Paul:

“I’m on a mission right now to carry the torch for not only my brother, my drummer, one of my best friends, childhood hero but a mentor of mine.”

“I’m here to carry his torch — for him, for his brother, for Jeff Hanneman, for Paul Gray, for Layne Staley, for fucking Chester Bennington, for fucking Chris Cornell — for all of ’em. Lemmy, Ronnie James [Dio]… I mean, you name it.

I think that they were all so gracious and selfless that they left us all behind their music to be able to get through the rest of our lives with. Their music helped us get as far as we are now, and they left it for us.

And I think we need to embrace that. And I’m going to carry this torch with my band and my metal family that is worldwide. And we’re gonna do it together, man. And it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Nita Strauss Working On Second Solo Album

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has revealed that she has started working on her second solo album. The guitarist told Heavy1 TV the following:

“I wrote the majority of ‘Controlled Chaos’ while I was on the previous Alice Cooper tour, so I’m falling right back into the pattern of writing my album on days off. I’ve got my Pro Tools rig out here, so I’m just writing and recording. And we’ll do some more clinics, do some more solo touring, do some more touring with Alice, and then I’m hopeful for a second album release in late 2020.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Cancel Upcoming Dates Due To Car Accident

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have been forced to cancel the initial dates of their upcoming North American tour. The cancellation comes after Carter was recently involved in a serious car accident.

Carter commented:

“On Thursday night at 7:20pm I was involved in a serious car accident in Devon, UK. I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away.

My friend Pete was less fortunate, he was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car.

We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living.

I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned. We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option. We will do everything in our power to make it up to you and are reviewing all the options including rescheduling.

Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon. We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this. Check the venue websites for more information on refunds or new dates.

Currently affected shows are the following:

09/23 – New York, Bowery Ballroom
09/24 – Baltimore, Ottobar
09/25 – Philadelphia, Underground Arts
09/27 – Louisville, Louder Than Life Festival
09/28 – Detroit, El Club
09/29 – Chicago, Cobra Lounge

We are lucky to be alive and I hope to be well enough to play the rest of the tour.

Thank you for your understanding and your support.”

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. THE FIRST WEEK OF DATES IS POSTPONED. On Thursday night at 7:20pm I was involved in a serious car accident in Devon, UK. I crawled out of the wreck with some cuts and scrapes, a kneecap in the wrong place, bruised ribs and a headache that won’t go away. My friend Pete was less fortunate, he was cut from the wreckage by no less than eleven firefighters with a triple fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs and the kind of cuts and bruises you get from being hit by a car. We were all taken by ambulance to Derriford A&E where I stayed until 7:30am the next morning when I was finally released with a collection of minor injuries and a new appreciation of living. I have unfortunately been told I am unable to fly while my body recovers. As it stands the first week of our American tour will not proceed as planned. We looked at all the ways I could come and play the shows but once the doctor had seen me it was clear flying to New York this weekend was not an option. We will do everything in our power to make it up to you and are reviewing all the options including rescheduling. Due to the last minute nature of this situation we are not able to give news on when these might be rescheduled but please trust us in that we are working on it and will have an update soon. We are truly sorry to the fans who bought tickets and to the legends The Beaches who are driving to New York as I write this. Check the venue websites for more information on refunds or new dates. Currently affected shows are the following: 09/23 – New York, Bowery Ballroom 09/24 – Baltimore, Ottobar 09/25 – Philadelphia, Underground Arts 09/27 – Louisville, Louder Than Life Festival 09/28 – Detroit, El Club 09/29 – Chicago, Cobra Lounge We are lucky to be alive and I hope to be well enough to play the rest of the tour. Thank you for your understanding and your support.

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Being As An Ocean Cancel North American Tour

Being As An Ocean have cancelled their headlining North American tour. The band issued the following statement:

“Hey guys, due to personal circumstances beyond the band’s control we have had to cancel and reschedule the upcoming North American tour dates. Europe/UK dates will remain as planned. We love you, we miss you, and we’ll see you soon 🖤 😔 Tickets purchased may be refunded at the point of sale.”

Chevelle Bassist Dean Bernardini Plans To Take A Break From Touring In 2020

Chevelle’s Dean Bernardini has revealed that he will be stepping away from the band in 2020. The bassist decided to take a leave of absence so he could have more time to spend with his family.

Bernardini commented:

“To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians.

These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this years remaining shows on stage with my brothers and band mates. For updates on what’s going on in my world go to www.thewoodenrelic.com

~Dean“

The group currently have the following dates booked:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (with Aeges)
10/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (with Aeges)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival (with Aeges)
11/22 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee (with Convey)
11/23 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/24 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/26 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/27 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/29 Dothan, AL – The Plant (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/01 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/03 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/05 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/07 Columbus, OH – TBA (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/08 Oshkosh, WI – Menominee Nation Arena (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/14 Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica (with The Band Royale)

Kelly Osbourne Says Ozzy Will Return To The Stage “Soon”

As you are probably well aware of by now, Ozzy Osbourne postponed all of his 2019 dates due to injury. While dealing with a bout of pneumonia, the singer fell in his Los Angeles home and aggravated previous injuries he sustained in his 2003 ATV accident. Now, Osbourne’s daughter Kelly has offered an update his health while talking to the PA news agency: “He’s on the mend. He’s getting there. It’s been a process, but he’s definitely getting there.” She also added the following when asked when Ozzy will return to the stage: “Soon. I can’t say exactly what, but soon. There’s something coming up.” This news comes after the frontman recently confirmed that his new album is done.