Well, the cat is out of the proverbial bag, kiddies! (No one can keep a secret SECRET anymore I guess….) Slipknot will roll out a two-day festival, KNOT FEST, Aug 17th in Omaha, NE and Aug 18th in Somerset, WI (at the ole Float Rite Park. Lou and I covered an Ozzfest there one year many moons ago!) The band will be headlining both shows and joined by Deftones (hearing great things about their next album), Lamb of God, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dethklok, the legendary Prong and the Urge. Tix go on sale soon at Ticketmaster and are a deal at $35! Lou Brutus will be on the hotLine with Clown and Joey later today, so we’ll get the entire lowdown! Also news from the related Stone Sour camp, it’s been reported Stone Sour has enlisted Rachel Bolan of Skid Row to lay down bass tracks on the new Stone Sour album. Where did that come from, we wonder!!???…..Five Finger Death Punch has announced a suicide prevention initiative promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In cooperation with the Lifeline, the band has filmed a public service announcement, which will be placed on all broadcast, cable and web outlets interested in supporting the initiative. The PSA can be screened here: http://youtu.be/X3NcwG87Nxw. In addition, Five Finger Death Punch has independently filmed a moving video for the single release of “Coming Down,” which will premiere on VEVO on June 12 at 9:00AM Pacific. The final screen of the music video offers a call to action in sharing, “Don’t ignore the chance to get help for you or someone you know who might be in crisis. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org.” Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory shares, “Through support and awareness, suicide can be prevented. Five Finger Death Punch is promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness that there is support out there for those in need through the Lifeline’s service, and others. This is an important initiative we have taken on to place it on the consciousness of the public that you are not alone when in need.” The Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival has pledged $1.00 for every ticket sold this summer to provide for its network of crisis call centers . The 31-date tour, headlined by Five Finger Death Punch, will also feature Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross. See Road Rage for all the dates…..Device is the chosen moniker for the new industrial band David Draiman (Disturbed) is putting together with former Filter guitarist and ex-Chevelle touring bassist Geno Lenardo. They entered a studio on Friday. Draiman launched a Facebook and Twitter for the band. I heard they plan to bring the tracks to Warners for first rights…..Linkin Park are filming their show in Berlin this week to be screened in movie theaters around the U.S. on Monday, Jun 25th. A list of their movie houses is right here…..Metallica’s Lars Ulrich spoke to RollingStone about their upcoming 3-D movie filming Aug 28th. “This has been circling for two years. It’s time to life-size it, get it out of our minds and on the screen. And if it’s done right, it can be sensational. You’re not watching Metallica onstage. You’re onstage with Metallica. In IMAX, James Hetfield is 38 feet tall, snotting on you, spitting on you. It’s 2,000 decibels. If there is an earthquake outside, you wouldn’t notice.” The film will also include other footage and all will be directed by Predator director Nimrod Antal….Happy 37th to Angelina Jolie, the most beautiful woman who is eventually marrying the most beautiful man in the world. Where is the justice?