Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony) has released a new solo album titled “The Mones.” You can find that effort on Bandcamp and more.
Today (December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. The legendary Pantera guitarist passed away after being gunned down during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, OH in 2004. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to honor Abbott on this sad day:
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals:
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society):
Rob Halford (Judas Priest):
Robb Flynn (Machine Head):
Slash (Guns N’ Roses):
Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony):
Ex-Life Of Agony drummer Sal Abruscato blasted the band’s transgendered singer Mina Caputo after she reportedly accused him of bigotry. The drama started after a fan claimed Abruscato said Caputo voted for Donald Trump and they were wondering if it was true. She responded in a since deleted tweet saying Abruscato “is a bigot, homophobe-Transphobic.” Abruscato then shared the tweet on Facebook and called Caputo a “piece of shit.”
Caputo said the following:
“Poor Sal was kicked out of Type O Neg kicked out of LifeOfAgony 2X, is a bigot, homophobe-Transphobic Supprtd TransBan in Military He’s a gas-lighter amngst his (wht was his mst loving friends)He’s Envious Spiteful combative & hates his own pathetic life Contemplate that genius!”
Abruscato then fired back with:
“Look at what this piece of shit tweeted about me on Oct 25. I haven’t said a word in 10 months, just been busy with my album and you suddenly need to talk smack about me. #fuckyoumina #janisjoplinsuglytwinsister”
Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo was apparently bitten by fan during the band’s show in San Diego, CA last night (May 22). You can read more about that in the below tweet. This news comes after the group’s Las Vegas, NV show was cancelled following terroristic threats.
Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo will be performing with Against Me! during the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards at the Keybank State Theater in Cleveland, OH on July 17. This will be the first time both transgender singers will share the stage together.
“Songwriters like Laura [Jane Grace] demonstrate how internal struggles comprise great American artists. Her artistic impact is obvious to us all. She’s been pioneering in her genre for years now, becoming a vital messenger of artistic truth, a musical raconteur, and an unbelievable humanitarian. I am extremely honored and humbled to share the stage with Laura and Against Me! at the APMAs!
I’m so excited…in a way, it vindicates my own personal struggles, for when another artist asks you to share an important moment in their own career, that’s when you recognize shift is in the air. Also, I can’t think of anyone else who is more deserving for this special Icon award. I am ecstatic for her and all of her personal and musical achievements. She deserves the world.”
[via The PRP]
Many rock/metal have commented on last night’s (May 22) tragic bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, which resulted in 22 deaths and 59 hospitalizations. You can see what some of them had to say below:
Stone Temple Pilots are still searching for a new singer, and Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo said she would definitely sing for the band, and that she actually did do an open audition for them. She also went on to say that she feel[s] like [she’s] the right person” for the gig.
She told Alternative Nation the following when asked if she would sing for Stone Temple Pilots:
“Absolutely. I feel like I know the DeLeo brothers and Eric Kretz. But I’m much more closer to rock n’ roll than a lot of people – I was born with a Led Zeppelin record in my hand, y’know? And that being said, the Stone Temple Pilots – to me – have always been like the modern day Led Zeppelin. And I really always felt like I understood Scott’s melodic sensibility. I always understood his masculine/femininity.
I just feel like it’s so meant to be. I feel like I’m the right person for the right equation, because not only would I do my damndest to honor the Stone Temple Pilots catalog – which is extremely Biblical to me – but more so than ever, I would love, love, love to create new music with the Stone Temple Pilots. With the DeLeo brothers. They are pretty much my top favorite of all musicians of all time. And I just feel like lyrically, melodically, the shit I’ve been through, that I would be able to deliver really.
I honestly don’t think they really know the true essence and limitlessness of who I am as an individual, or a vocalist, or a front person. I think the only really good way for them to judge would be to actually get me in the room with them, or doing something new with them – to show them. Because I definitely have the sensibility. I know what they’re looking for. I know what they want.
I’ve watched many, many interviews with Dean and Robert, talking about kind of singer they want. And I’m the person. I know I am. And I know as far as loyalty…and if they wanted to do a lounge version of “Plush,” or a bossa nova version of “Big Bang Baby,” or a Spanish version of “Where the River Goes” or “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,” I know they’re looking for that singer that if they present like a jazz version of let’s just say, “Dead & Bloated,” they need a vocalist that can “chameleon” their way vocally, lyrically, melodically into a new song or this already existing song that they would want to do, and make it into this different kind of version. Because that’s the kind of band that they are – they have no limits.
And the songwriting ability, they’re some of my favorite songwriters. Robert DeLeo is one of my favorite bass players, one of my favorite songwriters. Only because I know what I would put into that project too, and I know my own personal love of music and what music means to me, and what the Stone Temple Pilots’ music means to me. Everything that they were and everything that they contributed to rock n’ roll…I would lose my mind if I got a call to just be like, ‘Hey, come on and come down. Maybe we’ll jam on something new.’
I think a lot of great people might be getting lost with the way that they’re doing it. Because I haven’t heard anything about anything – since they put that whole thing up. And I actually went that route. Just because I’m in the business or didn’t think I should get any kind of special treatment because I’m in somewhat of a successful act or whatever, I went through the rings like everybody else, and then I didn’t hear anything.
I spoke to Eric a year ago, and I haven’t really spoken to Eric since. God knows what they were going through – or went through…”
Head to Alternative Nation to read more.
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has premiered the 152nd and the 153rd episodes of his podcast, “The Jasta Show.” Episode 152 is special tribute for Lemmy Kilmister , which features the September 23 episode, along with special guests Don Jamieson, Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses), and Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative). It also has Alex Aldea’s interviews from Lemmy’s Memorial. As for episode 153, it features an interview with Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony).