Wakrat (Rage Against The Machine) Working On New Music

Wakrat, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford along with Mathias Wakrat and Laurent Grangeon, have been in the studio working on music. The group confirmed the news on their social media accounts:

[via The PRP]

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M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Talks 20th Anniversary Of Slipknot’s Debut Album & New Album

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan was recently interviewed by Lazer 103.3 and he said the group are “putting together a little something something for the 20th anniversary” of their debut album. He also talked a bit about their new album and said they “did things a little bit different this time off.”

Here’s what Clown had to say about the 20th anniversary:

“Basically, we’re celebrating 20 years of the first album and we thought it would be cool to make some art on many different levels for the planet. We’ve been gone long enough and I think it’s time people understand what’s really happening, so we’re putting together a little something something for the 20th anniversary. I can’t go into it too much, but every luxury has a price, so for those who make the journey, I guess those who are the ones who understand.”

Here’s what he had to say about the new album:

“I’ll let the world know this: I get reprimanded a lot for my mouth just for how much I want to deliver because I really don’t care, but I’ll tell you this: A, we’ve been home for two years. B, do your research and figure out how long we really stay home and C, staying home gets boring, so you’ve got to do things. I would imagine that there’s material that’s not only out there, but it’s finished. We did things a little bit different this time off. We made sure we made ourselves happy and making ourselves happy is we live for the song, we live for the stage, we live for the fans, we live for the art, but if it’s going to be a time we can create art, record songs, write songs, jam songs, we do it. So, we’ve learned we’re obsessed with that process. We love chasing vision and art until it’s complete. It takes time. We did ourselves a solid this time around and made sure the whole time off we could create and that’s what we did. It’s been awesome, and I think everybody is going to understand just how wonderful it has been the last two years to take the time off and create.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Papa Roach Planning To Release New Music This Week

Papa Roach have announced that they will be releasing a new song on Friday (October 5). The track will be the first single from the band’s upcoming album, which will be released early next year.

Jacoby Shaddix commented:

“The new album is full of fresh Papa Roach. It’s really inspiring – to be continuing our musical momentum and dropping new music so soon after the release of our last album. We’re so proud of the progression we’ve been experiencing, and I promise you it’s just the beginning.”

The following statement was also posted on the band’s Facebook:

“Papa Roach will release new music this Friday October 5th. The release will mark the band’s first new tracks since 2017’s album “Crooked Teeth” and is the first release from their forthcoming 10th studio album, due for release in early 2019. 😋”

As previously reported, the band will be hitting the road with Shinedown and Asking Alexandria early next year. You can also catch them on these dates as well:

10/05 Richmond, VA – The National
10/06 Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance Festival
10/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/09 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10/12 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Oceania
10/13 Puebla, MEX – Tecate Comuna Festival
10/16 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
10/17 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Ampitheater
10/19 Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
10/20 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
12/07 Misawa, JAP – Misawa Air Force Base
12/08 Tokyo, JAP – Yokoto Air Force Base
12/10 Atsugi, JAP – Atsugi
12/11 Yokosuka, JAP – Yokosuka Naval Fleet Command
12/13 Apo, SK – Kunsan Air Base
12/14 Pyeongtaek, SK – Osan Air Base
12/15 Pyeongtaek, SK – Camp Humphries

Slash On The Possibility Of New Guns N’ Roses Music: “It’s Definitely On My Mind”

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Slash was asked about new Guns N’ Roses music once again. He responded with the following:

“I don’t want to say anything that’s going to make people start thinking something [is happening], because there’s nothing set up. But it’s definitely on my mind; I know it’s on Axl’s mind; and I know it’s on Duff’s mind. It’s one of those things that you don’t want to put a timeline or a deadline on. You just let it be, and it will happen when it happens.”

Synyster Gates On New Avenged Sevenfold Music: “It’s Still Early On, But We’re Working On A Bunch Of Stuff”

Avenged Sevenfold have been working on new material for their next album and Synyster Gates talked a bit about where the band is at with it during a chat with Loudwire. According to him, “it’s still early on, but [they are] working on a bunch of stuff.”

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Synyster Gates said the following:

“We’re definitely working on stuff and I’m really excited about the stuff that we’re working on. We’re not full, in the throes, shoulder to shoulder writing music yet but we’re exchanging ideas and hanging and we’re very much interested … in the brainstorming aspect, the meeting of the minds kind of thing that we do before we write a record.”

“We all come together and philosophize and pontificate to each other and just kind of say, ‘Hey, I want it to sound like this. What do you want it to sound like?’ The coolest thing is, we are such on the same page like never before. Our best records and my favorites and certainly the most successful have been where we’re all on the same page. So I’m excited about it. We don’t have much to show for it yet. It’s still early on, but we’re working on a bunch of stuff.”

Nikki Sixx Confirms New Mötley Crüe Songs Are For “The Dirt” Film, Says They Are “Ball Busters”

Vince Neil previously revealed that Mötley Crüe are working on four new songs. Now, Nikki Sixx has confirmed that those tracks are being recorded for the band’s film adaptation of “The Dirt” and that they will be “ball busters.”