Dub War Share Music Video For “Get Back Up” Featuring Faith No More’s Mike Bordin

Dub War, the project featuring Skindred‘s Benji Webbe, have premiered a new video for their new song “Get Back Up.“ This track features Faith No More’s Mike Bordin and it will appear on the band’s new album “Westgate Under Fire,“ which is set to be released on August 5.

The group commented:

“Mike has been a Dub War fan from way back and we were so happy to welcome him on to this track – he really set the pace for all the other drummers on the album. The style and sound of Bordin strikes hard and shines though on ‘Get Back Up‘.💥”

Bordin added:

“In this time of isolation/alienation, it was such a pleasure to be able to groove and flow with my old friend, the mighty Mr. Benji Webbe. Welcome back Dub War, and thanks for bringing me along on your ride.

Webbe’s lyrics are on time and strongly on point, encouraging and inspirational in a time when we can all use a lift. Being asked to play on this Dub War song ‘Get Back Up‘ couldn’t have come at a better time. This album ‘Westgate Under Fire‘ is truly bringing the fire…”

We’re Wolves Premiere “Life Of A Parasite” Video

We’re Wolves have premiered a new video for their song “Life Of A Parasite.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Evil Things.” AJ Diaferio commented:

“Life of a Parasite is a song about disloyal and dishonest people with hidden agendas who mask themselves as your friend. It’s an anthem of caution for those out there who give too much of themselves to their relationships. A sonic backbone for people unable to stand up for themselves, and a massive fuck you to the people I thought were my friends.This video is dedicated to the people who represent the exact opposite of the song’s meaning. Our loyal, loving, and super supportive fan base. It was shot on-location at Kraken Music Fest and it highlights what’s most important to us… the fans and giving them a show they can be proud of. Without them and their support, we are NOTHING.”

Eighteen Visions Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Vanity”

Eighteen Visions have released a re-recorded version of their 2002 album “Vanity.” Fans can find the effort on Spotify and pre-order vinyl copies HERE. Several tracks were left off the updated album including: “Gorgeous,“ “There Is Always,” and “Love In Autumn.“

The group commented:

“In celebration and support of our Vanity 20 year anniversary tour, we decided to fuck around and re-record the album from the ground up, in the way we’ve always pictured them sounding. Each song completely re-tracked and dropped from B to A.

Vanity 2.0 is available now on Spotify (Apple fools and other streaming platforms are being wankers so should be up soon).

You can pre-order the limited Double LP that will feature both the new and original recordings along with some exclusive Merch that will only be available through our webstore.

Engineered and mixed, by our own Keith Barney and mastered with a pristine bow on top by Will Putney.

We hope you enjoy these new recordings as much as we do!”

If you missed them, the dates for the band’s “Vanity” 20th anniversary tour can be found HERE.

Korn Drop Off Resurrection Fest Due To “Travel Challenges”

Korn have cancelled their July 3 set at Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain due to “travel challenges.” The band issued the following statement:

“Despite exhausting every possible way to get to Spain, it’s just not working out, to the extent that we were physically on the plane taking off when there was a mechanical failure that prevented us from doing so last night. The travel challenges we’ve faced for the past weeks have finally come to a head, and are not allowing us to make it in time for the show today. We thank you all for your understanding, and it breaks our hearts that we cannot be there with you. We will be back soon! until then…”

Tye Trujillo Contributed “Additional Guitar Tracks” To Version Of Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” On “Stranger Things”

In the season four finale of “Stranger Things,” Eddie Munson ended up shredding through Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” during a performance in the “Upside Down.” You can see footage of that below. Notably, the version of the song used in the show actually included “additional guitar tracks” from Robert Trujillo’s 17-year-old son Tye Trujillo (OTTTO). Robert said the following about that:

“**Spoiler Alert** That’s my boy! Proud of ya Tye! Stranger Things finale shredding it on ‘Master of Puppets’ and big thanks to @kirkhammett on helping! @tyetru @metallica @strangerthingstv #metallica #masterofpuppets #strangerthings #eddiemunson”

Stephen Pearcy Says Members Of RATT & Mötley Crüe Almost Formed A Band Together

During a recent interview with Tommy London of SiriusXM Hair Nation, Stephen Pearcy revealed that him and his late RATT bandmate Robbin Crosby almost formed a band with Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee many years ago. However, the project never fully materialized.

Pearcy said the following:

“I’m doing another book, part two, next year, and that’s actually one of the stories that I kind of held back. There’s a bunch — with VAN HALEN and guys and stuff.

When we met MÖTLEY — first we have to start with how we met them. So Robbin and I used to go out all the time into Hollywood — you know, ‘The [Sunset] Strip, yeah. You’ve gotta be seen. You’ve gotta be out there.’ Well, MÖTLEY was doing the same thing. Nikki, Tommy, Vince [Neil] — they’d be doing the same thing. You know, tripping down the Strip, going to the Rainbow, going here, getting fucked up… So anyway, we meet them on the Strip, hanging out. We became friends and we became The Gladiators, which was our street thing there, when we went out together. And we each had names, which goes back to [Robbin’s nickname] ‘King’. I don’t know if it was Nikki who gave him that nickname or Robbin gave it to himself.

So in ’82, we really became close friends. don’t think Nikki was ever really satisfied. Musicians were coming and going in bands, as the whole implosion was getting going — [in] ’81, ’82 in L.A. and that whole Strip thing. He wasn’t happy with his band at that moment.

So, yes, it’s a true story. Robbin, Nikki, Tommy and myself, and me on guitar, were rehearsing at [pre-RATT band] MICKEY RATT’s rehearsal in Culver City there. And I believe we rehearsed for a couple of times. I don’t know if we wanted to start a band or if we were just jamming, but something was getting intense in there. And Nikki is, like, ‘Nah. I’m gonna go do my thing.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m here. Me and Robbin are doing our thing.’ And so be it.

Yeah — true story. True story. So, if that would have been a band, it would have been a great band, actually. I don’t know what songs we played, but we were very supportive of each other back in the day, in the beginning, yeah. It was great.”

He continued when asked if the group were planning to use The Gladiators moniker:

“Well, that’s probably what we were gonna call it — THE GLADIATORS. I really don’t know. I’d have to check with my roadie guy back then. I forget the shit. We were kind of almost taking it seriously, if I remember, like, ‘All right. We’re gonna be here. We’re gonna rehearse.’ But it happened a couple of times, yeah — a couple of times. So there’s a bit of a tale there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Blink-182’s Travis Barker Says He Is Feeling “Much Better” After Being Hospitalized With “Life-Threatening Pancreatitis”

Blink-182’s Travis Barker has shared a new health update after recently being hospitalized with pancreatitis. The drummer said the following in a series of tweets:

“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since. During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better. 🙏🏼”

Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform “Sweet Child O’ Mine” And “Paradise City” With Carrie Underwood In London, England

During their July 1 show in London, England, Guns N’ Roses were joined onstage by Carrie Underwood. You can see fan-filmed footage of the country singer performing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City” with the band below. This news comes after frontman Axl Rose previously performed the aforementioned tracks with Underwood during her set at the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, CA.

Nile Part Ways With Bassist/Vocalist Brad Parris

Nile have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Brad Parris. The musician is exiting the group “to focus on other projects and family concerns.”

The band issued the following statement:

“It’s time for us to share with our fans and the metal community that Brad Parris is leaving Nile this year. This is something that we have known about and have been working together with Brad through the transition.

Brad has been an exemplary band member of Nile since 2015, conducting himself at all times with professionalism and integrity. He is parting under the absolute best of terms to focus on other projects and family concerns.

Our friendship and brotherhood remain as strong as ever, and we wish him only the best as he continues his musical journey in life.

Nile’s touring and recording commitments remain in effect. It is natural for a band that’s been going strong for 25+ years to have changes and we promise our fans to stay as true and brutal as ever!

At this time we have a few strong candidates for bass/vocals, however any persons interested in auditioning should email nilebassistaudition@gmail.com.”

Amaranthe Premiere “Crystalline” Video

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their song “Crystalline.” That track is from the band’s latest album “Manifest.” With this news, the group have also released a new orchestral version of “Crystalline.” You can stream that below as well. Amaranthe commented:

“‘Crystalline’ was a song born from pure emotions in the moment, and we felt that it truly deserved its own spotlight as a single together with a video. Shot at Rydzyna, a 17th century Château outside of Wrocław, Poland, long time collaborators Grupa13 once again worked their visual magic for the video. We hope you will love the result just as much as we do!”