Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Says The Second Volume Of His “Dropped Frames” Series Is Already Finished

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) recently released a mostly instrumental solo album, titled “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1,” and now it looks like more new music is on the way. During a recent interview with Forbes, Shinoda confirmed that volume two has already been completed and that volume three is in the works.

Shinoda said the following:

“These albums, ‘Dropped Frames‘ is gonna be the first of at least three. I’ve got the second one done and the third one is in progress. And I say in progress, basically it’s just tightening up and mixing stuff that I made on the stream. But certainly it’s a thing I wouldn’t have done unless I was in this situation that I’m in right now.

It’s also funny cause it’s clearly not for everybody. Instrumental music is not your way to the Billboard top five (laughs). But anybody who knows my discography knows I’ve done instrumentals often, on every record, every couple of records there [are] instrumental tracks.

A few different instrumental pieces that have gone to film and TV as well. I feel like there is a poetry to the instrumental that it leaves an openness to interpretation in terms of the content that is a lot of fun. And I haven’t ever done that before on a full-length album.”

He also added that he is “trying to get them out a month apart from each other.”

Great White Play Show In North Dakota With No Social Distancing And No Masks

On Thursday night (July 9), Great White apparently played a concert in Dickinson, North Dakota with no social distancing restrictions and no mask orders. This news comes after North Dakota surpassed 4,000 cases of COVID-19 with 87 deaths related to the disease.

April Getz, an event coordinator for Odd Fellows, told The Dickinson Press the following about the show, which was held as part of “First On First: Dickinson Summer Nights”:

“We do not have restrictions, believe it or not, we don’t have any. It’s one of those things where if people feel comfortable coming down and mixing and mingling, that’s their personal choice. We’re leaving it up to everybody that chooses to attend.”

UPDATE: The band’s publicist has since issued a statement to Blabbermouth:

“GREAT WHITE would like to address our Thursday, July 9, at First On First Dickinson Summer Nights concert in North Dakota.

“We understand that there are some people who are upset that we performed this show, during this trying time. We assure you that we worked with the Promoter. North Dakota’s government recommends masks be worn, however, we are not in a position to enforce the laws.

“We have had the luxury of hindsight and we would like to apologize to those who disagree with our decision to fulfill our contractual agreement.

“The Promoter and staff were nothing but professional and assured us of the safety precautions.

“Our intent was simply to perform our gig, outside, in a welcoming, small town.

“We value the health and safety of each and every one of our fans, as well as our American and global community.

“We are far from perfect.”

Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Etc. Members Participate in Decibel’s “Get Behind The Mask” Gallery

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, many people are still refusing to wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus. With this in mind, Decibel have decided to launch a “Get Behind The Mask” gallery full of notable metal musicians wearing masks to encourage others to do the same. Over 140 artists participated including members of Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Megadeth, Pantera, Judas Priest, Body Count, GWAR, Death Angel, Baroness, The Acacia Strain, Suffocation, and tons more.

Raven Black Premiere “Hear Me Cry” Video

Raven Black have premiered a new video for their new song “Hear Me Cry.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Key,” which will be released on October 2. Vocalist Raven commented:

“‘Hear Me Cry’ is about the chaotic and deeply disturbing thoughts when I once attempted suicide. The inner battle of wanting to give up and yet wanting to fight and change your own life. The personal psychosis and finally calling out for help, which ultimately saved my life. This song hopefully inspires those who struggle with suicidal thoughts to speak up and seek help. Someone is always ready to help. Suicide is not the answer. You can change your life and you can survive.”

Venom Prison Cover Stampin’ Ground’s “Officer Down”

Venom Prison have released a cover of Stampin’ Ground‘s “Officer Down.“ You can find a video for that below. The band commented:

“In a climate where abuse of power, systematic racism and the force of police brutality continue to take lives, we felt it was the perfect time to put together a classic favourite of the band. Here is our cover of Stampin’ Ground ‘Officer Down‘ We call for an end to the systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to continue.”

Coheed And Cambria Side Projects The Prize Fighter Inferno & Weerd Science Team Up For New Song “Stray Bullets”

The Prize Fighter Inferno, the project featuring Coheed And Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez, and Weerd Science, the project featuring Coheed And Cambria’s Josh Eppard, have premiered a new collaborative track titled “Stray Bullets.” You can check that out below:

Watch Video For Mötley Crüe Drummer Tommy Lee’s Remix Of Tyla Yaweh & Post Malone’s “Tommy Lee”

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has guested on a new remix of Tyla Yaweh and Post Malone’s “Tommy Lee.” You can find a video for that below. Notably, the new version of the track also features additional guitar and bass from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.).

Tyla commented:

“I’m excited to be releasing records with my idols. I first had Billie Joe Armstrong clear a sample for me and hop in my last video with Wiz Khalifa. Now I’ve got a legendary track with this bad ass Rockstar Tommy Lee and my brother Post Malone. This track is so special to me!!!

Lee added:

“I was humbled that Tyla and Post chose to name a song after me. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it with them and give it my spin. We had a blast! They are the new rockstars! I love them both!”

Beartooth Score First Gold Record In The U.S.

Beartooth’s “In Between” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. Notably, the single is the band’s first release to achieve that milestone.

New Crab Species Named After Nightwish

A new crab species has been named Tanidromites nightwishorum in honor of Nightwish. The species was discovered in Eastern Austria and is believed to have lived around 150 million years ago.

The band commented:

“Tanidromites nightwishorum.🦀⠀

One new crab species was named after us in honor in particular for our 2015 album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” about the evolution of life.⠀

The new species of crab was found in eastern Austria and lived during the late part of the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. While dinosaurs dominated the land, parts of Europe were covered by a warm, shallow sea full of life. Tanidromites nightwishorum was discovered in a fossil coral reef. Crab diversity and abundance exploded for the very first time in their evolutionary history during the Late Jurassic in central Europe.⠀

Thanks to Dr Adiel A. Klompmaker and his colleagues for this truly fantastic honour (Adiel is curator of palaeontology, Alabama museum of natural history).⠀

Earlier today (July 9) the scientific paper was published online: https://doi.org/10.26879/1045.”

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Tanidromites nightwishorum.🦀⠀ ⠀ One new crab species was named after us in honor in particular for our 2015 album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” about the evolution of life.⠀ ⠀ The new species of crab was found in eastern Austria and lived during the late part of the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. While dinosaurs dominated the land, parts of Europe were covered by a warm, shallow sea full of life. Tanidromites nightwishorum was discovered in a fossil coral reef. Crab diversity and abundance exploded for the very first time in their evolutionary history during the Late Jurassic in central Europe.⠀ ⠀ Thanks to Dr Adiel A. Klompmaker and his colleagues for this truly fantastic honour (Adiel is curator of palaeontology, Alabama museum of natural history).⠀ ⠀ Earlier today (July 9) the scientific paper was published online: https://doi.org/10.26879/1045.⠀ ⠀ #crab #nightwish #named #honor #endlessformsmostbeautiful

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Simple Plan Part Ways With Bassist David Desrosiers Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Simple Plan have parted ways with bassist David Desrosiers following accusations of sexual misconduct. The allegations were made via Instagram accounts with the name “victims_voices” in their profiles. According to Exclaim!, one of the most prominent stories was posted in French on @victims_voices_montreal and it has since been translated by Twitter user @kidrauhlmontreal:

Desrosiers issued the following statement:

“Recent public statements have led me to acknowledge that some of the interactions I have had with women have caused them harm. I have decided to withdraw from the band and seek professional help to educate myself and act appropriately in the future. I am truly sorry for the harm I have caused to these women.”

Simple Plan also issued a statement:

“Following recent public statements, David Desrosiers is withdrawing from the band in order to work on his personal issues. We offer our deepest apologies to the women who were hurt by his actions. We are also sorry for all our fans who are disappointed by this regretful situation. We will, as a band, take time to pause, reflect and put in place guidelines to prevent similar situations from happening.”

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Des déclarations publiques récentes m’ont fait reconnaître que certaines interactions que j’ai eues avec des femmes leur ont causé du tort. J’ai donc pris la décision de me retirer du groupe et d’aller chercher de l’aide professionnelle afin de m’éduquer et d’agir de façon appropriée à l’avenir. Je suis vraiment désolé pour le tort que j'ai causé à ces femmes. Recent public statements have led me to acknowledge that some of the interactions I have had with women have caused them harm. I have decided to withdraw from the band and seek professional help to educate myself and act appropriately in the future. I am truly sorry for the harm I have caused to these women.

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Suite à des déclarations publiques récentes, David Desrosiers se retire du groupe afin de travailler sur ses difficultés personnelles. Nous présentons nos excuses les plus profondes aux femmes qui ont été blessées par ses actions. Nous sommes également désolés pour tous nos fans qui sont déçus de cette situation regrettable. En tant que groupe, nous prendrons le temps de faire une pause, réfléchir, et mettre en place des lignes directrices afin d’éviter que de telles situations se reproduisent. Following recent public statements, David Desrosiers is withdrawing from the band in order to work on his personal issues. We offer our deepest apologies to the women who were hurt by his actions. We are also sorry for all our fans who are disappointed by this regretful situation. We will, as a band, take time to pause, reflect and put in place guidelines to prevent similar situations from happening.

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