Dirt - Friday, Sep 12

Hey folks!  News today is better late than never, eh?  Metal Hammer got the one up on us all on the new Slipknot info!  The masks are revealed in this new clip for “The Devil In I,” directed by Clown.  I like the concept.  Getting rid of the “old” with the new.  Masks AND new members are represented.  It’s pretty gruesome, so I hope you aren’t having lunch or dinner while see it!  LOL  Meanwhile, info on the new album was in the article on Metal Hammer‘s site,  including this: The song “The Devil In I”  comes from long-awaited album .5: The Gray Chapter, which tells the story of the band’s turmoil since the death of Paul Gray in 2010 and the firing of Joey Jordison three years later. They’re revealing their secrets bit by bit – Corey Taylor this week confirmed their new bassist and drummer would wear twin masks, and explained why his own headgear had “changed dramatically.” The frontman said: “For me, the mask is a representation of what’s going on spiritually, emotionally, artistically. It’s about what’s coming next. People are going to get a lot when they see this video – it’s going to blow their minds.”  Here’s the track listing for the album: “XIX,” “Sarcastrophe,” “Aov,” “The Devil In I,” “Killpop,” “Skeptic,” “Lech,” “Goodbye,”  ”Nomadic,” “The One That Kills The Least,”  ”Custer,”  ”Be Prepared For Hell,” “The Negative One,” “If Rain Is What You Want,”  and two bonus tracks, “Override” and “The Burden.”  Hope to listen to it myself next week…..So meanwhile, I have been listening to World On Fire, the new Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.  It’s really great.  Slash said “This is basically a happy record with some dark subject matter. It ends up in a positive place, but it also leave you with the idea not to get too comfortable.”   About his band & the recording experience on this one,  the guitar legend says “We’ve been playing together for a while and i think it’s gotten to the point where everybody’s comfortable in our own skins.  It turned out to be a very easy process.  We definitely had a chemistry from the very first time we entered a room together.  It was instantaneously magic.”  More on this next week.  Slash is in on Tuesday.  Got a question you’d like to ask the man, the myth, the legend?   Email me via the interact page NOW and who knows, Slash may SAY YOUR NAME on the show!  OK, so Pulse Of Radio reports part of the guest list for the new Foo Fighters album, Sonic Highways, has been revealed at Consequence Of Sound. Among the musicians contributing to the set areBen Gibbard of Death Cab For CutieThe Eagles’ Joe WalshCheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, and New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Expect more guests to be unveiled since the album was recorded in eight different U.S. cities, using studios and local musicians in each.  Bassist Nate Mendel told NME most of the songs were already written when the band hit the road to record them, explaining, “We wrote the bulk of the songs back in Los Angeles, so it was more of a matter of experiencing each place, learning about the studio and then bringing in guest musicians.” …Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will make a guest appearance during a performance by his former Audioslave bandmate, guitarist Tom Morello, on Sep 26th at the El Corazon in Seattle. According to Blabbermouth, Morello’s acoustic set will be part of a benefit concert for 15 Now, the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.   Cornell and Morello have not performed live together since Cornell left Audioslave and the band broke up in 2007 after three studio albums. Morello told us not long after Audioslave’s demise that he had no hard feelings against Cornell for quitting:  “You know, Chris I consider a good friend and I love that guy, you know, and we went through a lot together, both musically and personally. And it was, you know, my belief that the band’s friendship and roots were deep.” …Texas-based band Drowning Pool will celebrate the 13th anniversary of its debut album, Sinner, by playing the record live in its entirety on the band’s upcoming fall tour, according to Blabbermouth. The 20-date “unLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner’ Tour” is set to kick off on October 22nd in Jefferson, Louisiana, winding down on November 26th in Joplin, Missouri.  Sinner was released in 2001 and sold more than a million copies within six weeks of its arrival, with the single “Bodies” becoming a massive hit on both radio and MTV.  ”Bodies” was also one of the high-profile songs pulled from radio airplay in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Sinner was the only Drowning Pool album to feature original lead singer Dave Williams, who died on the band’s tour bus in August 2002 from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.  Drowning Pool has since had Jason “Gong” JonesRyan McCombs and current frontman Jasen Moreno on the mic, with Moreno making his debut on the 2013 album Resilience.   See Road Rage for this tour.  Lemme tell ya, we LOVED Dave Williams!  The second we met him, we knew he was something special.  It’s a stone cold shame he left us so young.  Let’s watch Dave in the “Bodies” music video! ….Celebrating birthdays today:  Joe Loeffler (formerly of Chevelle)  is 34, Neil Peart of Rush is 62, Gus G of Ozzy’s band is 34, and Joey “Pants” Pantoliano (Ralphie from The Sopranos) is 63.

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