Mr. Bungle Announce Third Los Angeles, CA Show

Mr. Bungle have added another Los Angeles date to their February reunion tour. As previously reported, these shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross). Here’s their updated schedule:

02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

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Mr. Bungle Announce More Reunion Shows

Mr. Bungle have added more dates to their February reunion tour. As previously reported, these shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross). Here’s their updated schedule:

02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

Mr. Bungle Announce First Shows In Nearly 20 Years

Mr. Bungle have announced that they will be reuniting for their first live shows in nearly 20 years. The dates will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross). Here’s where you can catch them:

02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
02/10 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

All of the musicians commented:

Spruance:

“Ever since Trevor hatched The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny v.2 idea a few years back, Patton, Lombardo, he and I had each been incubating some idea of that egg. Lombardo called me one day and asked me to make some guitar demos so he could learn the songs.

He had this generous idea to surprise the other guys with being totally ready to go with the tunes. It just so happened that I was in Eureka at the time. So, I found myself re-visiting all of those riffs in the same goddamned town and in the same goddamned house where I recorded all the original guitars on that demo 33 years earlier.

There was something about actually physically working out the mania of those riffs again at Dave Lombardo‘s request, in that environment — it just split my head open. It wasn’t long before the train of destiny had picked up too much speed for any of us to jump off.”

Dunn:

“When we recorded that demo, we were 16 and 17 years old and we were absolutely serious about the music. At the time, we were living the deluge of ’80s metal and absorbing every riff and every drum fill from every known band from Denmark to San Francisco. The recording and playing were amateurish (save for Trey‘s video-game-solos) but the schooled composition and spirit were solid. I always felt like this music held its own and deserved to be presented in a clearer and more defined package even if it meant being 33 years later.”

Patton:

“I remember writing riffs for this cassette in my parent’s garage, with no heat, so I recorded in a sleeping bag for analog warmth, playing a one-stringed acoustic guitar that was piped into a ghetto blaster. Thank god I had Trevor and Trey to help decipher my rotten riffs into something intelligible!”

Ian:

“When Mike hit me up about this my brain thought he was asking me if I wanted to come to a show, him knowing I am a HUGE Bungle fan. When I realized he actually meant for me to play guitar with them it broke my brain, I was a giggly drooling mess. Somehow I pecked out Y E S on my keyboard and holy crap I’m playing in Mr. Bungle. Seriously, it’s an honor and a privilege to get to play with my favorite ‘Mr.’ band of all time.”

Lombardo:

“I don’t know what was in the water in Eureka California, but it certainly wasn’t clean. This is going to be a ridiculously, insane band to play with and I am honored to have been asked to join the wrath.”

Patton, Dunn, and Spruance also added the following about working with Ian and Lombardo:

Dunn:

“They are a significant percentage of ‘The Big Four’, all of which had a major impact on us. Aside from their obvious skills and –for crying out loud, INVENTION of this genre– there’s nothing like being in a band with those whom which you have rapport. If we are going back to the source with this stuff we might as well go ALL THE WAY back.”

Patton:

“To have Scott and Dave with us on this suicide mission is more than an honor. THEY are a big part of the reason we wrote this stuff in the first place, and to realize it 30+ years later with these maestros is an absolute miracle… we can finally play this teenage nonsense correctly! A total catharsis for us.”

Spruance:

“At our very first show, at the Bayside Grange Hall, Nov. 30, 1985, we played Slayer‘s ‘Chemical Warfare’ and a S.O.D. cover. I mean, are you kidding?? We WORSHIPPED those guys! And now they’re gonna PLAY in our band?”

Music From Scott Ian (Anthrax) & Brendon Small (Dethklok) Featured In New “Black Knight” Pinball Table

Music from Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things) and Brendon Small (Dethklok, etc.) is featured in Stern Pinball’s new “Black Knight: Sword Of Rage” table. The game, which also includes a speech by Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), can be purchased HERE.

[via The PRP]

Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Perform With Anthrax, Ho99o9, Etc. Members In West Hollywood

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) took the stage for a solo show at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA last night (February 20) and he was joined by a number of guests for various covers. In addition to his backing band, guitarist Zach Throne, drummer Brandon Pertzborn, and bassist Jason Christopher, the concert also featured Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Scott Ian (Anthrax), comedian Dean Delray, Jonah Nimoy, Eaddy (Ho99o9), pro skater/Black Flag vocalist Mike Vallely, Ian’s wife Pearl Aday, and John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.). You can see footage from the show, along with the setlist below:

Setlist:

01. Love Song (THE DAMNED)
02. Don’t Change (INXS)
03. All This and More” (DEAD BOYS)
04. Already Gone (EAGLES)
05. Bone China (MOTHER LOVE BONE
06. I Love The Nightlife (THE CARS)
07. Waitin’ For the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ TOP)
08. Cream (PRINCE AND NEW POWER GENERATION)
09. Clampdown (THE CLASH)
10. Touch Too Much (AC/DC) (with Charlie Benante and Dean Delray)
11. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH)
12. Moonage Daydream (DAVID BOWIE) (with Jonah Nimoy)
13. Right Brigade (BAD BRAINS) (with Eaddy)
14. Small Man Big Mouth (MINOR THREAT) (with Eaddy)
15. Who Was In My Room (BUTTHOLE SURFERS)
16. Rise Above (BLACK FLAG) (with Mike Vallely)
17. Suspect Device (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
18. From Out Of Nowhere (FAITH NO MORE) (with Scott Ian)
19. Rich Girl (HALL AND OATES) (with Scott Ian and Pearl Aday)
20. Take Your Whisky Home (VAN HALEN) (with John 5)
21. C’mon And Love Me (KISS) (with John 5)
22. Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs)
23. Bitch (THE ROLLING STONES) (with Dean Delray and John 5)

[via Blabbermouth]

The Damned Things Premiere “Cells” Music Video

The Damned Things, the band featuring Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), and Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), have premiered a new video for their new song “Cells.” This track is from the group’s new album “High Crimes,” which will be released on April 26. Trohman commented:

“Normally, when career bands say they made a record for fun, they didn’t – but we actually did. Maybe that’s why this band doesn’t have a career? Anyway, we’re genuinely proud of it. Check it out, and watch the video to see how severely injured we got during the process!”

“High Crimes” Track Listing:

01. “Cells”
02. “Something Good”
03. “Invincible”
04. “Omen”
05. “Carry A Brick”
06. “Storm Charmer”
07. “Young Hearts”
08. “Keep Crawling”
09. “Let Me Be (Your Girl)”
10. “The Fire Is Cold”

The Damned Things Confirm New Lineup, Announce New Album “High Crimes”

The Damned Things have officially confirmed their new lineup. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) and Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die) recently exited the group and as previously rumored Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined as their new bassist. The rest of the lineup consists of original members Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy). The band will be releasing a new album titled “High Crimes” on April 26 and are currently booked to perform at Welcome To Rockville on May 4 and at Epicenter on May 11.

Trohman talked about the new album with Kerrang!, saying it was originally going to be an EP “but then it got to the point where [they] just made a whole record.” He continued:

“The more we put into it, the more we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s just do this,'” he said. “I hate using the terms ‘organically,’ because it’s a pretty shitty buzzword, but it happened organically. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“I originally wanted to open the record with this song called ‘Storm Charmer’ because it was really slow and ominous, which is probably a bad idea. [Laughs] I think I love ‘Cells’ — that is one of my favorite songs on the record. ‘Cells’, ‘Omen’ and ‘Carry A Brick’ are some of my favorites.

Honestly, I’ve been sitting with the demos for nearly two years, and I still haven’t got sick of any of it. I don’t listen to it in a self-serving way. I’ll listen to them and think, ‘When am I going to hate them?’ And every time I listen to them, I really like all these songs. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a record and found there’s not a lot I would change. With making anything, I could tweak it forever, but I think with this one, the mentality was just: go in, write these songs, and when they’re done, they’re done. Don’t overthink anything. Hopefully, by approaching it in a ‘Let’s make them sound really cool and not tweak them forever’ stance, then they would be the rawest possible version. I though the last record was definitely a little flippant in production, and I just wanted to pull back on that.”

[via Blabbermouth]