Dirt - Tuesday, Jul 30

Surprise call from Korn mainman Jonathan Davis yesterday while he was driving from his home in Bakersfield to LA.  He told me the album is finished and mastered,  and we are less than two weeks away from the new single from The Paradigm Shift called “Never Never.” (Which I campaigned to be the single, I’d like to add.)   He’s in great spirits,  has completely kicked his use of his anti-anxiety meds and feels awesome.  Excited about the new album, waiting on Sluggo and some of the other guys who helps do electronic tracks the band will use in their shows to be created for the new music,  and was heading to LA for the photo shoot for the Revolver mag cover (the band will be featured in an upcoming issue.)  The guys are heading to Sturgis for their show on the 6th next.   Plans are in progress for their headlining tour this fall.   Meanwhile, a 60 minute documentary on the band will be included (and sold separately) in the deluxe edition of the album, which will also include two bonus tracks.  Jon told me where he thinks The Paradigm Shift, their 11th album, fits into the band’s legacy:  ” ‘Untouchables’ used to be my favorite, but this one’s mine now. You know, it’s just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys. And having Head back bringing, you know, that ole chemistry back with him with Munky (James Shaffer) on the rock side and I was on the electronic side. It was good having the compromise on both sides. It was just good for the creative process, I think.”    Here’s the link to Revolver, who last week, leaked the tracklisting and album cover, which again was designed by Roboto, who also did  The Path of Totality artwork.  And wait, there’s more!  His 18 year old son Nate is following in dad’s footsteps, not as a singer, but in the direction of JD’s J Devil DJ work.  Nate’s been performing shows in Vegas under the name of Brickhouse.  So EDM fans, keep an eye out for Brickhouse.  Dad is very proud! (I met Nate as a young teen playing World of Warcraft in JD’s dressing room. Sweet kid.) ….New tour dates for the hardDrive Live Tour  have been posted!  Hit www.harddrivelivetour,com to get your tickets and more!….The soundtrack to the upcoming Metallica 3-D motion picture, Metallica Through The Never, will be released on September 24th. The two-disc project, which will be released on the band’s own Blackened Recordings, will highlight last year’s shows at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film.   The Metallica Through The Never soundtrack is already available for digital pre-order.   Fans will also have access to a special vinyl edition of the soundtrack later this the fall. Drummer Lars Ulrich said, “Let’s hear it for the old school soundtrack! Not only are we beyond psyched about our movie coming your way shortly, but the fact that we get to share the music directly in all these formats is way f*****’ cool.

Here is the track listing for Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)”
Disc 1
1. THE ECSTASY OF GOLD
2. CREEPING DEATH
3. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
4. FUEL
5. RIDE THE LIGHTNING
6. ONE
7. THE MEMORY REMAINS
8. WHEREVER I MAY ROAM
9. CYANIDE
10. …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Disc 2
1. MASTER OF PUPPETS
2. BATTERY
3. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
4. ENTER SANDMAN
5. HIT THE LIGHTS
6. ORION

Metallica Through the Never will be in IMAX 3D theaters on September 27th and in theaters everywhere on October 4th…..White Zombie fans will likely never see a reunion of the band. Rob Zombie told Consequence of Sound,We did it, and it’s done. And it wouldn’t be good . . . I mean, a lot of people forget, because they went to see White Zombie and they were 15 years old and it was their first concert and everybody in White Zombie was, like, 23 years old. They’re no longer 15 and they’re gonna come to the concert at 40 and look at White Zombie, who are all gonna be 50, and go, ‘This sucks now.’” He added that the band went out the right way — at the height of their success. (loudwire.com)…Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron will join with fellow drummers Zach Hill (Death Grips, Hella), and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag) to form a drummer “supergroup” called Drumgasm. Their self-titled debut album will be released on August 27th. The CD will feature two 20-minute tracks, both of which are called “Drumgasm.” In other Pearl Jam news, the group will release a new studio album, called Lightning Bolt, in October….Happy 79th to Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

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