Anders Colsefni Says He Has No Interest In Rejoining Slipknot

A fan recently asked Corey Taylor if Slipknot would ever consider bringing back former vocalist/percussionist Anders Colsefni as a replacement for Chris Fehn and he responded by saying “Fuck I Would LOVE that.” However, Colsefni has since commented on the situation saying he has no interest in rejoining the band.

Here’s Colsefni’s statement:

“Hello fellow Earthlings!

I’m going to take away the uncomfortable conversations that Slipknot might have regarding myself and reported band vacancy by saying: I will NOT be rejoining Slipknot.

It is certainly not for any animosity I have-I simply don’t know those guys anymore. I generally give those I don’t know the benefit of the doubt.I’ve spent the last 27 years (through each and every band) working concrete construction to support my family but still allow time for my “Real Job” lol.

After many years of failed bands, failed marriages, and plenty of others, I’ve settled into an occupation that I can retire from. I’m gonna need the bennies-my body is going to shit! Lol!

As much as I had dreamed of rejoining my creation (shut up- I know it’s a different band now!) it is not enough of a dream anymore to risk being homeless when the tour is over!

That being said, Painface is still working behind the scenes. Look for us sometime this year!”

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Machine Head Have Been Holding Auditions To Find New Guitarist & Drummer

Machine Head have been holding auditions to find replacements for former drummer Dave McClain and former guitarist Phil Demmel. Frontman Robb Flynn confirmed the news during a recent live stream on Instagram. The auditions have been taking place at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA with engineer Zack Ohren and Flynn said the musicians taking part in the sessions are “ridiculously talented” and that “you might not know some of these guys,” but others “you may.” Those auditioning had to learn the following tracks: “Locust”, “Old”, “Imperium”, “From This Day”, “Halo”, “Aesthetics Of Hate” and “This Is The End”.

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Korn Drummer David Silveria Countersues Band Over Royalty Dispute

It was previously revealed that Korn were suing ex-drummer David Silveria for allegedly violating the terms of a deal they made in 2016 after he sued them over royalties in 2015. Now, according to The Blast, the drummer has countersued the band.

In 2015, Silveria, who left the band back in 2006, claimed he wasn’t receiving proper payments and that he never gave up ownership interest in Korn. He also tried to get a judge to force the band to reveal the amount of money they have made since he left, so he can get his rightful share. The group countersued and they ultimately made a deal in which Silveria would be given a lump sum in exchange for his rights to Korn’s royalties.

Despite this, Silveria still tried to ask SoundExchange for his cut back in July 2018. The band said this move was in direct violation of their settlement and they responded with a lawsuit for breach of contract.

In Silveria’s countersuit, he claims he was unaware of a 2003 partnership agreement with SoundExchange and that the negotiations for their 2016 settlement “omitted any reference” to it. He also claims “The Settlement Agreement was also silent on the issue of how SoundExchange royalties were to be apportioned.” Silveria is suing for breach of contract, etc. and is seeking damages in excess of $750,000. He also commented on the situation via Facebook:

“This is the only time I’m going to post on this. Yes I found out I was being stolen from. Click on the link of our original partnership agreement.You can clearly read everything is split 20% all across the board. This is not about the individual band members. For all I know they may have not even known about this theft.

I feel so lucky that the 5 of us came together when we did. If it weren’t for the fans we would have just been guys playing in a rehearsal studio. But thanks to the fans around the world, we got to tour all over the world playing for millions of fans. Because of the fans my childhood dream became my reality. I will be forever grateful for that. This is all about business. I only want what I’m rightfully owed and thats it. I have no hard feelings towards any of the guys. We were brothers once and I love them all.”

Bassist Justin Morrow Leaves Ice Nine Kills To Join Motionless In White

Justin Morrow has announced his departure from Ice Nine Kills. He is leaving the group to join Motionless In White as their full-time bassist.

Morrow said the following:

“After ten rewarding years of creating music with Ice Nine Kills, the band and I have made the mutual decision to part ways. I am forever thankful for the memories, experiences, and friendships made along the way. Looking forward, as many of you know I have recently been filling in for bass in Motionless In White, and today I am proud to announce that I will be joining Motionless full time as the new bass player. Once again, thank you to all of the friends and fans. Though I am no longer with INK, I wish them the best of luck with future endeavors.”

Ice Nine Kills added:

“Over the last 6 months our bass player, Justin Morrow, has been filling in for Motionless In White. After much consideration, we have mutually decided to part ways and Justin will be moving forward as the bass player for Motionless in White. We are excited for Justin and wish him nothing but the best!

Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce that filling Justin’s shoes will be ex-Venetia Fair member pianist/vocalist, Joe Occhiuti, who co-wrote some of ‘The Silver Scream’ and who has been a part of the extended INK family for many years. Joe brings with him an extensive multi instrument musical background and will not only be taking over bass duties, but will be contributing keys and back-up vocals, breathing even more insanity into the INK live show. We’ll see you on the road all Spring on the ‘March Into Madness‘ and ‘Episode III‘ tours!”

Motionless In White also commented:

“MIW fans,

As many of you know, for the past few months we have be performing with our very close friend Justin Morrow, who has been filling in for our vacant bass player position. After much time spent between our band and Justin, and seeing the support of many fans who have watched him perform with us, we are honored to announce that he has made the decision to join us full time as our new bass player.

He has been a perfect fit both on and off stage and we could not be happier to enter our new album cycle feeling complete once again. For more information from Justin directly, please visit his IG @Justiniceninekillerz, and for our friends in Ice Nine Kills, please visit their Facebook page to read their announcement. As always, thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on the road this year.

-MIW”

Former Slipknot Percussionist Chris Fehn’s Lawyer Comments On Lawsuit

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after suing Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. Fehn’s lawyer Joseph Dunne has since told the Des Moines Register that Fehn found out about the businesses during negotiations for the band’s new album and upcoming tour. He also added:

“He thought everyone was being treated equally. My client really is just hoping to figure out a way to work this out with the people he’s worked side by side with for the last 20 years.”

Dunne went on to say if it was up to Fehn he would still be a member of Slipknot and that “There is a lot of information out there that [their] client has not been able to see.”

Cattle Decapitation To Enter The Studio In May, Announce Spring Shows

Cattle Decapitation will be entering Flatline Audio in Westminster, CO in May to begin the recording process for their new album with producer Dave Otero. On their way to the studio, the band will be playing several shows with Unidad Trauma:

04/30 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/01 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/02 Las Vegas, NV – TheDive Bar
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/05 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep