North Kingsley (System Of A Down) Premiere “Rifle In Thought” Video

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have premiered a new video for their song “Rifle In Thought.” This track is from the group’s latest EP “Vol. 2.” Hawthorne told Consequence Of Sound the following:

“Writing ‘Rifle In Thought‘ was a much different experience than many of our other songs. The idea was to write a song that was outside of my own perspective. Through the writing process I would remind myself that I wanted it to appear sort of vapid on a surface level, but if someone really dove into the lyrics there would be a deeper overarching theme to everything being said. The main character of this song is an unreliable narrator who is unaware of how he truly feels, and is completely blind to the path that he is clearly on. He often contradicts himself and is much more mailable than he would choose to believe.”

Run The Jewels Release What So Not’s Remix Of “JU$T” Featuring Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) And Pharrell Williams

Run The Jewels have released What So Not’s remix of their song “JU$T.” Like the original version of the track, it features Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Pharrell Williams.

Dee Snider, Dream Theater, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured In Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV Special

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame have announced a special New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV special. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530), and Facebook Live, will feature various highlights from past induction ceremonies.

Ernie Canadeo, Long Island Music Hall Of Fame chairman, commented:

“We are thrilled to present many highlights from our past induction ceremonies in this 90-minute presentation, presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union, and benefiting the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s educational and scholarship programs. It is a testament to Long Island’s diverse musical heritage with appearances and performances by so many world-renowned rock, folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and classical artists. This New Year’s Eve presentation represents a finale to 2020 and a new beginning to live events in the new year.”

Zebra’s Randy Jackson will host the show and he had the following to say about it:

“I was very surprised and flattered to be asked to host the 2020 LIMHOF ‘Best Of The Award Galas’. The talent highlighted in this show far exceeds any other ‘regional’ Hall Of Fame, in both diversity and worldwide appeal. Back in 2006, I was asked to induct one of my idols, George Gershwin, into the first class of the LIMHOF. It is an honor to be back again to help present this retrospective!”

Here’s the artists that will be featured:

* Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
* Lords of 52nd Street
* Uniondale High School Show Choir
* Joan Jett
* Jen Chapin / DMC
* Chuck D
* LL Cool J
* Kurtis Blow
* Little Anthony & The Imperials
* Debbie Gibson
* Lou Reed
* Ramones/Chris & Tina
* Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
* David Johansen (New York Dolls)
* Leslie West (Mountain)
* Ritchie Havens
* Billy Joel
* Peter Tork
* Garland Jeffreys
* Eric Bloom/Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)
* Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
* Cousin Brucie
* LL Cool J
* Taylor Dayne
* Steven Van Zandt
* Dream Theater
* Lesley Gore / Connie Stevens
* Clive Davis
* Taking Back Sunday
* Good Rats
* Cowsills
* Bowzer and friends

Chino Moreno (Deftones) Rumored To Guest On New Trippie Redd And Travis Barker (Blink-182) Collaborative Track “Geronimo”

According to Genius, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno will be featured on rapper Trippie Redd and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s new collaborative track “Geronimo.” That song is rumored to surface on Christmas Day (December 25) as part of Redd‘s “Neon Shark vs Pegasus (Deluxe: Presented by Travis Barker)” release.

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Ronnie Radke Calls Out Rapper Playboi Carti For Using Falling In Reverse’s Name On New Shirt

Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke has called out rapper Playboi Carti for using the phrase “Falling In Reverse” on a shirt in his new “Whole Lotta Red” merch line. Radke reacted to the design on his Instagram stories and in the comment section of Playboi Carti’s post. You can find some screenshots below:

[via Loudwire]

North Kingsley (System Of A Down) Release New EP “Vol. 2”, Premiere “False Idols” Video

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, have released a new EP titled “Vol. 2.” The effort features three songs including “False Idols” (feat. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA), “Rifle In Thought,” and “Shadowbox.” You can find an official video for “False Idols” below. Hawthorne had the following to say about that track:

“We, as individuals, empower and idolize people who care for their own interests above ours. We need to recognize that. We need to look at things from all angles, and decide on our own what we agree and disagree with. We can’t continue to fall in line with the false idols that we bring upon ourselves. They’re coming from more places than you may think.”

Run The Jewels & Royal Blood Team Up For New Remix Of “The Ground Below”

Run The Jewels have teamed up with Royal Blood for a new “Royal Jewels Mix” of “The Ground Below.“ You can check that out below. The original version of the track is from Run The Jewels‘ latest album “RTJ4.“

North Kingsley (System Of A Down) To Release New EP “Vol. 2” In December

North Kingsley, the band featuring Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Ray Hawthorne, and Saro Paparian, will be releasing a new EP titled “Vol. 2” on December 4. You can find a teaser for that effort below:

Power Trip, Body Count, In This Moment, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have officially been revealed. The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”) and it will broadcast on CBS on January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Body Count – “Bum Rush”
  • Code Orange – “Underneath”
  • In This Moment – “The In-Between”
  • Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
  • Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) (live)

Best Recording Package:

  • Caspian – “On Circles” (Jordan Butcher, art director)
  • The Desert Sessions – “Vols. 11 & 12” (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors)
  • Grouplove – “Healers” (Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors)
  • Coldplay – “Everyday Life” (Pilar Zeta, art director)
  • Lil Wayne – “Funeral” (Kyle Goen, art director)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
  • “Bill & Ted Face The Music”
  • “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga”
  • “Frozen 2”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”

Best Music Film:

  • “Beastie Boys Story” (Beastie Boys)
  • “Black Is King” (Beyoncé)
  • “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” (Freestyle Love Supreme)
  • “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” (Linda Ronstadt)
  • “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” (ZZ Top)

Best Rock Performance:

  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • HAIM – “The Steps”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Rock Song:

  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Best Rock Album:

  • Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”
  • Sturgill Simpson – “Sound & Fury”
  • The Strokes – “The New Abnormal”

Converge, The Armed, Etc. To Be Featured On “Cyberpunk 2077” Soundtrack

The track listing has been revealed for the soundtrack to the new video game “Cyberpunk 2077” (out December 10). The first volume of the soundtrack will feature Converge, The Armed, etc. and it will be available on December 11. The second volume will feature HEALTH, Grimes, etc. and it will be available on December 18. All the tracks will be released under pseudonyms.

“Cyberpunk 2077” Soundtrack Track Listing:

Radio Volume 1:

01. Run The Jewels (‘Yankee And The Brave‘) – “No Save Point”
02. SOPHIE / Shygirl (‘Clockwork Venus‘) – “BM”
03. Le Destroy (‘The Bait‘) – “Kill Kill”
04. Yugen Blakrok (‘Gorgon Madonna‘) – “Metamorphosis”
05. Konrad Oldmoney (‘7 Facas‘) – “Dinero” [feat. Cerbeus]
06. Deadly Hunta / Maro Music (‘Footage Missing‘) – “When It’s War”
07. The Armed (‘Homeschool Dropouts‘) – “Night City Aliens”
08. Converge (‘Shattered Void‘) – “I Won’t Let You Go”
09. Aligns (‘Rubicones‘) – “Friday Night Fire Fight”
10. Tomb Mold (‘Bacillus‘) – “March 30th”
11. Deafkids (‘Tainted Overlord‘) – “Selva Pulsátil”

Radio Volume 2:

01. Namakopuri (‘Us Cracks‘) – “PonPon Shit”
02. Grimes (‘Lizzy Wizzy‘) – “Delicate Weapon”
03. Rat Boy (‘IBDY‘) – “Who’s Ready For Tomorrow”
04. HEALTH (‘Window Weather‘) – “Major Crimes”
05. Rosa Walton (‘Hallie Coggins‘) – “I Really Want To Stay At Your House”
06. Nina Kraviz (‘Bara Nova‘) – “Surprise Me, I’m Surprised Today”
07. Raney Shockne (‘Point Break Candy‘) – “Hole In The Sun” [feat. COS and Conway]
08. Gazelle Twin (‘Trash Generation‘) – “History”
09. Poloz (‘Tinnitus‘) – “On My Way to Hell”

As previously reported, Refused also recorded tracks for the game under the name “Samurai.” However, those songs will not appear on the soundtrack.