Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Etc. Members To Perform Sex Pistols & Lou Reed Songs During “Above Ground 3” Benefit Concert

Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have revealed the artists that will be joining them at the third annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on December 20 and the duo will be performing the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” and Lou Reed‘s “Transformer“ in full with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Billy Idol, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Apocalyptica), and Etty Lau Farrell. Proceeds from the show will go towards MusiCares.

Slipknot Cancel Alabama Concert Due To Flooding

Slipknot have been forced to cancel their October 24 show at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL due to flooding. The band commented:

“Due to flooding of the venue caused by recent storms in the area, we are unfortunately unable to play our October 24th show at Oak Mountain Amphitheater. All of our fans and everyone in Birmingham is in our thoughts and we look forward to coming back and playing for you all soon! Stay safe. Refunds will be available at point of purchase, tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically.”

Metal Stickers Based On Corey Taylor’s New Slipknot Mask Available Now

New metal stickers based on Corey Taylor’s new Slipknot mask are now available at sidthe3rdshop.com. The following was said about those:

“The Corey Taylor WANYK v2 Mask Metal Sticker is here. This sticker is metal. No, it’s literally metal. These gigantic stickers are printed on a brushed alloy substrate that gives it a strong, silver and eye-catching appearance. In pristine condition it reflects light and catches color… get it a little scuffed up and it starts to look even more alive. These things are BIG. Clocking in at a towering 5″ tall, these things are bigger than most people’s palms (go ahead, measure!) The Slipknot front man’s newest mask is larger than life in the form of this metallic alloy sticker. This is a special mask, so it deserved to be made of something special…. before you slap it wherever you slap it, then it’s in your hands. It’s one glorious looking sticker!”

Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Audience Members Throw Bottles And Branches At Machine Gun Kelly During Aftershock Festival

As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly recently made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Since then, rock and metal fans have been trying to make him pay for his disrespect. The rapper turned rocker was booed restlessly during his September 25 performance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY and it looks like things still weren’t going good for him during his October 9 performance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA. According to MetalSucks, he was greeted with more boos and middle fingers during the event and was even pelted with empty bottles and tree branches. Machine Gun Kelly told the crowd the following about his decision to play the festival:

“Mixed opinions. I love you so much. This morning I was like, ‘Do we get on the plane and go to this?’ I was sitting there thinking about the last festival we did where this 10-year-old got her poster ripped up just for liking me. I’m doing this show for her and everyone who came to see us.”

Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Might Release New Music “In The Next Month Or So”

It looks like we will be getting our first taste of Slipknot’s new album in the near future. According to Corey Taylor, new music will likely arrive “in the next month or so.” The frontman offered the following update on the new record during an appearance on “The Eddie Trunk Podcast”:

“Actually, it’s pretty much done. I’d say it’s probably about eighty percent done. We’re finishing up some music, [and] I’ve got a couple more songs to sing. However, I will say this – don’t be surprised if in the next month or so you hear something new.”

He also added the following about the first single:

“[It’s] more of a ‘let’s bludgeon everybody and remind them why we’re still Slipknot‘ kind of vibe.”

[via Metal Injection]

Slipknot Pay Tribute To Joey Jordison And Paul Gray During “Knotfest Iowa”

During Slipknot’s September 25 set at “Knotfest Iowa,” the group paid tribute to their late bandmates Joey Jordison and Paul Gray. At the end of the closing track, “Surfacing,” photos of the drummer and bassist were displayed on screens along with their band numbers as the song “‘Til We Die” played over the PA system. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Machine Gun Kelly Relentlessly Booed During Louder Than Life Set, Gets Into Physical Altercation With Audience Member

As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly recently made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Now, during his September 25 appearance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY, rock and metal fans made it clear that they weren’t going to stand for his disrespect. The rapper turned rocker was relentlessly booed during the performance and even got into a physical altercation with an aggressive audience member. You can see fan-filmed footage of all of that below:

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Opens Up About Joey Jordison’s Death: “I Still Can’t Believe It”

During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor opened up about the tragic death of the band’s former drummer Joey Jordison. He said the following:

“It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure that they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask. It’s a damn tragedy. He was way too young, and he was way too talented to lose him like this. I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going. Just the fact that he’s not here now, it’s still — I still can’t believe it.”

[via Blabbermouth]