Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

Guests:

  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

Slipknot, Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Black Label Society, Etc. Members Participate In Charity Auction For The Innocent Lives Foundation

Clutch’s Neil Fallon has organized a charity auction to help raise money for the Innocent Lives Foundation. A number of items are up for sale including a guitar signed by Clutch, a guitar Corey Taylor used to write his upcoming solo album (signed by Slipknot), a guitar signed by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), a guitar signed by Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), a guitar signed by members of No Doubt, a guitar and signed LP from Thursday, posters signed by Foo Fighters and Black Label Society, and a photo print of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) signed by photographer Andrew Stuart. You can bid on the various items at auctions.innocentlivesfoundation.org.

Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot’s Business Manager Dismissed

According to MetalSucks, former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn’s lawsuit against the band’s business manager Robert Shore was dismissed by Justice Melissa Anne Crane in a New York court earlier today (November 26). However, the claim against Shore’s company, Rob Shore & Associates, has been allowed to proceed. Further motions for dismissal filed by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Corey Taylor, and various Slipknot business-related entities will be heard on January 3. As previously reported, Fehn was originally kicked out of Slipknot after filing a lawsuit against Taylor and Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back with assistance from Shore.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Says He Has 26 Songs Written For His Upcoming Solo Album

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) previously said he was “giving serious thought to doing a solo album” in 2021 and now the singer has offered a new update on the project. He said the following during an interview with WhatCulture:

“…It’s been cool to kind of start building the momentum for a potential solo run… It’s definitely going to be rock-based, but it’s going to be rock meets so many different things. There will be harder-edged stuff, but there also will be big, expansive, huge, world-changing guitar songs that you’re going to want to sing along to. That’s just who I am, and I’m not going to fight who I am. I’ve got 26 songs written, and I’m not done yet.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Teams Up With Horror Film Documentary “In Search Of Darkness” For New Collector’s Edition

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has been recruited to present a new collector’s edition of the ‘80s horror film documentary “In Search Of Darkness.” The documentary was directed by David A. Weiner and pre-orders are available at 80shorrordoc.com for one month only.

The following description was offered:

Available for one month only, this unique collector’s edition is a must-buy for fans of legendary Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and ‘80s horror films. In this special edition, Corey is joined by ‘80s icons, modern horror greats, and popular horror influencers as he guides you through the most complete retrospective documentary of the genre ever made.

This limited run of In Search of Darkness features all-new additional content from Corey, including new segments for each year (1980-1989) where he reveals his favorite horror moments, and comes packed with unique collectibles that you won’t find anywhere else.

Corey is joined by 45+ contributors, including John Carpenter (Director – The Fog, The Thing, They Live, Prince of Darkness), Heather Langenkamp (Actor – A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise), and Doug Bradley (Actor – Hellraiser franchise).

Each of the contributors gives their unique take on the genre and the films they were involved with. This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes with ‘80s icons to learn how your favorite ‘80s horror films were made.

Pre-order now (expected delivery: November 2019) to personalize your documentary with your name in the credits.

You will receive:

• The most comprehensive documentary on ‘80s Horror ever made, clocking in at more than 280 minutes (DVD or Blu-Ray) and featuring 45+ contributors.

• Exclusive In Search of Darkness: Corey Taylor Collector’s Edition movie poster.

• Unique Corey Taylor Pin – not available anywhere else.

• High-quality postcard featuring unique artwork created for In Search of Darkness by legendary ‘80s horror artist Graham Humphreys.

• Digital Download of the documentary.

The Corey Taylor Collector’s Edition is only available until midnight Halloween and will never be streamed or put up for sale again. This is your one chance to purchase this documentary.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor & M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Seek To Have Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Court

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after filing a lawsuit against Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. The band’s business manager Robert Shore, who was also named in the suit, then responded by filing an affidavit and memorandum to have the case dismissed. Now, The Blast are reporting that Taylor and Crahan are trying to get a judge to throw the suit out of court. In court documents obtained by the site, the two claimed that Fehn’s lawsuit was filed in the wrong court due to the band having no business ties to New York, where the former percussionist filed the case. This news comes after Fehn previously requested to have the case move forward.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says Unreleased 2008 Music Has A “Radiohead Vibe”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation”, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor offered more info on the side album that him, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson recorded during the “All Hope Is Gone“ sessions. According to him, the effort, which is titled “Look Outside Your Window,” has “much more of a Radiohead vibe.”

Taylor said the following:

“We’ve been trying to find a way to release those songs for God knows how long. They were actually something that we were recording… We had two different studios going on. And one group of guys was recording what ended up becoming ‘Look Outside Your Window‘, and then the bulk of the band was making ‘All Hope Is Gone‘.”

He continued:

“The stuff from ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ is really, really — I mean, there’s no real way to describe it. It’s experimental, but it’s super vibey, super melodic. It’s really good. It’s hard to explain. There’s something about those songs. They’re very solemn, very energetic, very artistic. For people who are used to a certain way of Slipknot sounding, this doesn’t sound anything like that. It’s much more of a rock vibe. Honestly, it’s much more of a Radiohead vibe, to be honest.”

He went on to reveal that he was originally hoping to release it at the same time as “All Hope Is Gone“:

“Man, I tried like hell to make those two worlds come together — ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ and ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ — to the point where I was taking songs from both and kind of putting them together, like arrangement, sequencing. I had two different versions of ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ that I had put together with songs from that.

And just honestly, because of the emotional rifts that were in the band, the turmoil that was going on, nobody wanted to try and make that work. So what we ended up with was ‘All Hope Is Gone‘ and then this unreleased album, which we’ve been trying to find a way to release this for a really long time. And I think Clown has figured out a way to do it.

So I guess that’s gonna see the light of day, but they keep threatening to do that every couple of years, so I’m not really sure… When it comes out, I’ll be, like, ‘Okay, cool. It’s out now.’ And I’d love for people to hear it. It’s got some of my best writing, some of my best singing on it. I think people will really, really dig it. But, like I said, it doesn’t really sound like the Slipknot that people are used to. It’s a lot more in the vein of the more melodic stuff on this album.”

He also added:

“I think there’s a large percentage of the fans who will actually really, really dig it. Obviously, the people who are into the heavier stuff probably won’t get it at first — they might dig it later. It’s always about the right time with Clown. Once you spend more time with Clown, you realize that the wizard is always trying to figure out the right time for everything.

And I respect him for that, man — that’s the artist in him. Honestly, he’s been our secret weapon since Day One. The reason that everything sounds as interesting as it does, looks as cool — all of the artwork — is all because of him. And I don’t think anybody in the band really gives him enough credit. So I’m gonna do my very best to make sure that he gets all that credit.

For him, this ‘Look Outside Your Window‘ album was really his baby. He spent a lot of time and he put a lot of emotion into that album. And it’ll be really cool to see people finally get to hear it.”

This news comes after Clown recently said that the band may release “Look Outside Your Window” at some point during the “We Are Not Your Kind” cycle.

[via Blabbermouth]