Dirt - Thursday, April 26

 Today, I will be on the hotLine with Brian “Head” Welch to talk about his new band, Love and Death.  He found his guitarist, 17 yr old J.R. Baresi, online! Crazy!  He’s also the kid’s legal guardian when they get ready to tour next week with P.O.D. and Red!  Check out Love and Death’s newly released EP  “Chemicals” available everywhere now!  See his site for more. Be listening for the interview on the air soon!….Pulse of Radio reports Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently sat down with actor John Cusack for a “Rogue On Rogue” interview at ArtistDirect.com. Taylor complimented Cusack on his portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe in the new film The Raven before getting into a discussion of the connections between film and music. Taylor said, “There’s a parallel between something like the murders in the film and things that have happened in heavy metal over the years where the music is blamed for inciting violence. Someone’s fiction and work is taken and twisted in such a weird way. You played that so beautifully in the movie, John. When they first tell Poe something he’s written is the impetus for a murder, I could totally relate to the look on your face. I thought you did that really well.” I wanna see the film this weekend!! Opens tomorrow!….Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam have been named as headliners for this year’s Music Midtown festival in Atlanta. The two-day event, which will also include Florence And The Machine, Joan Jett, Ludacris, T.I. and others, will take place in downtown Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on September 21st and 22nd. This is Pearl Jam’s second announced U.S. show, following recent confirmation that it will headline Florida’s DeLuna Festival the same month, also with the Foos. Tickets go on sale Saturday (April 28th) at the Music Midtown and Live Nation websites, and start at $100 for a two-day festival pass…..Marilyn Manson has always wanted to be an actor.  Albeit a twisted one.  He has the lead role in a short film called Wrong Cops, which will premiere as part of the festivities at the Cannes Film Festival in France next month. The movie was directed by Quentin Dupieux, whose full-length 2011 feature Rubber was a surreal tale about an intelligent tire that murders people. His latest movie, Wrong, debuted last January at the Sundance Film Festival.  Manson’s Born Villain album is out May 1…..Congrats to Jack Osbourne and his fiance, Lisa Marstelly, who gave birth to Ozzy‘s 5th  and Sharon‘s first grandchild!  Pearl was born on Tuesday, Apr 24,   weighing a whopping 8 lbs, 6 oz.! ….Offspring‘s Days Go By album will be released this summer, and Shadows Fall will release Fire From the Sky on May 15th. The single, “The Unknown” is out now….Happy 37th today to Slipknot’s # 1, drummer Joey Jordison and Happy 36th to Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas II. 

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