Skid Row Worked On New Material With Slipknot & Halestorm Members

Skid Row have been working on new material for the third installment in their “United World Rebellion” trilogy and it looks like the album will feature material the band wrote with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger. Rachel Bolan confirmed the news during the below interview with Australia’s Heavy music magazine:

Bolan said the following:

“We’ve got a lot of really cool songs, man. It’s the first time in our career we’ve written with people that weren’t… just outside guys. We worked with friends; we went to friends first. Like Corey Taylor, who’s a good friend of ours. We [went], ‘Hey, let’s get together,’ ‘All right,’ and we wrote a really cool song. And the cool part is he’s a SKID ROW fan, and we are STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT fans. And then Lzzy [Hale] and Joe [Hottinger] from HALESTORM, we sat down with them and came up with some cool stuff. After all the laughter was done, because Joe Hottinger is one of the funniest people on the face of the earth, and it’s just really hard to concentrate when that guy is making you laugh. They are really fun, and those guys, three out of the four of them live down in Nashville and we’re always at each other’s houses for holidays and stuff. We’ve all become very close. And yeah, so we did that and came up with a few good songs, and it’s opened up a lot of doors in our mind, ’cause we always were, like, ‘No. We’re writing everything. That’s it. We’re doing it all.’ And I’m, like, ‘Let’s make this super special and just go with people that are friends. We’ve got a lot of friends that are really good songwriters. Let’s do it. Wherever it ends up, let’s just do it and see what happens.’ So that’s what we did.”

Bolan went on to say they also collaborated with Marti Frederiksen, who previously worked with Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc.:

“[Marti] wrote with Damon Johnson from BROTHER CANE — ‘Got No Shame’, they wrote that song, which is one of my favorite rock songs. And we knew Marti, and we wrote some songs with him, and we respected the shit out of him.”

The upcoming album will be produced by Michael Wagener, and it is expected to be released in 2019. This will be the group’s first effort with singer ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce, etc.)

[via Blabbermouth]


Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Fort Rock Organizers, Etc. Support Initiatives For School Safety

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Monster Energy Fort Rock festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) and AEG Presents, along with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Halestorm, and other artists performing at Fort Rock are speaking out and trying to bring attention to the “Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t” campaign. People that sign the “Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t” petition will get 50 percent off general admission weekend tickets. That petition was made by high school student Julia Kemple from Kalamazoo, MI, and it has already been signed by over 200,000 people.

Taylor said the following:

“I’m absolutely behind this movement. Not only the name itself, but the reason and the cause. As a father, my one concern is my children. The fact that no one is doing anything worthwhile to change the horrendous laws and circumstances around these shootings is unacceptable. So if the adults can’t extricate themselves from the politics that are keeping them from ACTUALLY making a difference, I support the generation who will.”

Halestorm added:

“To all the students that have been affected by gun violence, and to students everywhere, YOU are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Our future is what YOU make it and the path is yours to blaze. YOU are the fire! We are proud to stand by you as we push to make this planet a better place. Love, Lzzy, Arejay, Joe and Josh of Halestorm.”

DWP CEO Danny Hayes was inspired by the kids taking a stand and said that “We should all be ashamed that our nation’s youth feels unprotected by those in charge.” He continued:

“As a Broward County, Florida native, the Stoneman Douglas tragedy really hit home for me. We are so deeply touched and moved by the courage and fortitude of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School. They have turned trauma into strength. As a society we must act quickly to give them the protection they deserve. Like the Woodstock generation that used music festivals to amplify their voice, these kids should be an inspiration to us all. It is incumbent on those with access to the microphone to ensure that their message is heard and acted upon.”

Michael Lang, co-producer/co-creator of Woodstock and a longtime DWP friend commented as well:

“I am so inspired by the students of Parkland and others around the country for speaking up and not allowing the same old NRA political rhetoric and lack of action to dampen their commitment. It is this kind of long-term determination and engagement that leads to real movement. It gives me great hope for the future of our country,​ to know that there is this generation of young people ready to take up the fight for positive change,​ much as my generation did in the ‘60s. ​I can only hope that with our support this movement will continue to grow and take up the reins not only on sensible gun control, but on the many issues that will affect their lives and the lives of everyone on the planet.​”

If you want to support the campaign you can sign the petition HERE. To get the discounted tickets, take a screenshot of your signed petition and forward your confirmation email to The offer will be available through April 1, while supplies last.

[via Loudwire]

Stone Sour Announce Spring 2018 Tour With Palaye Royale, The Bronx & ’68

Stone Sour have announced a spring headlining tour. Palaye Royale, The Bronx, and ’68 will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

04/28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/29 Fort Myers, FL – Fort Rock
05/01 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre (feat. Palaye Royale & ’68)
05/02 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
05/04 Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/05 Virginia Beach, VA – Lunatic Luau
05/06 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater (feat. Palaye Royale & ’68)
05/08 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium (feat. Palaye Royale & ’68)
05/09 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (feat. The Bronx & ’68)
05/11 Little Rock, AR – The Metroplex (feat. Palaye Royale & ’68)
05/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (feat. Palaye Royale & ’68)
05/15 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater (feat. The Bronx & ’68)
05/16 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre (feat. The Bronx & ’68)
05/18 Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront
05/19 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

Watch Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) & “Supernatural” Star Jensen Ackles Cover Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead Or Alive“

During a “Supernatural” convention in Las Vegas, NV, Corey Taylor joined “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles onstage for a cover of Bon Jovi‘s “Wanted Dead Or Alive.“ Check out footage of that below:

Watch Margot Robbie (‘Suicide Squad’, Etc.) React To A Suprise Dedication From Bullet For My Valentine & A Video Message From Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

Actress Margot Robbie (‘Suicide Squad‘, etc.) previously expressed her love for metal / rock bands such as Metallica, Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Thrice, etc. and during an appearance on the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Heart Rate Monitor’ segment she was surprised with a live dedication from Bullet For My Valentine and a video message from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour). You can watch the full clip below, with the music related parts starting at about the 6:00 mark.

Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) & Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) Recruit Slipknot, Eagles Of Death Metal, Etc. Members For “Above Ground” Event

Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (BIilly Idol) have joined forces to put together “Above Ground,” a concert that will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, while raising money for mental health awareness. The event, which will take place at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles on April 16, will feature Navarro and Morrison performing Velvet Underground’s “The Velvet Underground & Nico” and Adam And The Ants’ “Kings of the Wild Frontier” in full, alongside Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Jesse Hughes (Eagles Of Death Metal), Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Chris Chaney (Janes’ Addiction), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Josh Freese, Lili Haydn, etc.

Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor Says Josh Rand Will Be “Ready To Go For The Next Tour”

Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor (also of Slipknot) has offered another update on guitarist Josh Rand, who entered a treatment center for unspecified issues. He told Musik Universe the band members talk to Rand “every day” and that he is “doing great.” He also added:

“We actually have a two-month break coming up after this tour, so he’s actually been able to work through the things that he’s going through right now, and, yeah, he’ll be ready to go for the next tour, which is… I think April [27th] is the first show.”

[via Blabbermouth]