Tuesday, Aug 23 - by roxy

Hello friends!  Yesterday, I had a great chat with Neil Sanderson from Three Days Grace on the hotline.  On the other end, he was on his boat on a lake just north of Toronto fishing. Man, I wish I was there!!!!  Anyhow, we discussed a ton of stuff including his new side project, King City, which he and his friend Lukas Rossi have recorded 4 songs he plans to release himself.  You can buy the tune, “Neurotic,” now on iTunes.

I told him I discovered another artist with the same name, a rapper. So don’t be surprised if a name change is in the works at some point.  But I love the new tune, “Neurotic,” and you can listen to it on hardDrive this coming weekend for the very first time on terrestrial radio!  Neil said he will send me more tunes when they are completed.

The duo recorded the songs in a home studio in Nashville where Lukas was working a few months back.  It was very cool of Neil to think of me and send me the tune since he knew he’d get honest feedback.

Meanwhile, Three Days Grace are in the process of also coming up with riffs and the beginnings of new music they expect to have out in the new year.  Expect to see a much amped up version of the band, now that Matt Walst has secured his spot as frontman and has taken the reigns with ease.  Look for Three Days Grace to do some shows starting Saturday and run thru  Sep 09 in Charlotte, NC,  for the “Rock For Heroes” Benefit Concert.  Find the dates in Road Rage.

More on the new Korn  tune and video that was released yesterday for “Insane.”  (Geez, that is kinda unsettling, that video…..yikes)  The Pulse Of Radio says the video for the new song “Insane” was released just one day after premiering the full track online. The tune appears on the band’s upcoming 12th album, The Serenity Of Suffering, which will be released on Oct 21st. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch promises fans can expect to hear some heavy new material on the CD: It sounds like today, it sounds modern, but it also has a feel of the energy of the past. And it’s more guitar-heavy than the last record, and it’s really more guitar-heavy than anything Korn’s done in a long time, which me and Munky (guitarist James Shafferplanned on it — just doing a high-energy, really guitar rocking album.”

The follow-up to 2013′s The Paradigm Shift features a guest appearance by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor on the song “A Different World.” Other songs on The Serenity Of Suffering include the first single and video, “Rotting In Vain,” along with “Black Is The Soul,” “The Hating,” “Take Me,” “Everything Falls Apart,” “Die Yet Another Night,” “When You’re Not There,” “Next In Line” and “Please Come For Me.”

Korn’s current co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie stops on tonight (Aug 23rd) in Toronto. The trek winds down on Sep 03rd in Bristow, VA. Korn will then hit the road with Breaking Benjamin this fall, starting Sep 24th in Fargo, ND.

Evanescence: Jen Majura, Tim McCord, Amy Lee, Troy McLawhorn, Will Hunt        Where’s your eyeliner, Tim? 

Yesterday, Evanescence announced a 16-city tour for this fall.  We posted the dates in Road Rage.  Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday, Aug 26, with a fan club pre-sale scheduled today at 10 a.m. local time.

Just when you thought I was off the hard stuff!” Evanescence singer Amy Lee told Rolling Stone. “It’s going to feel amazing to step back onstage with the band this fall. We had such a tight gel solidifying onstage the last few shows, and were enjoying it so much, we were all lamenting that it was so short and have been on the lookout for more opportunities to play live.”

According to Blabbermouth, the band re-emerged last Nov after a three-year hiatus with select, intimate shows in Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles. More dates followed earlier this year. The influential, Grammy-winning band last performed live in Nov of 2012.

Lee told Rolling Stone last year there were no plans for Evanescence to record new material.  In 2015, the band parted ways with guitarist Terry Balsamo and replaced him with Germany’s Jen MajuraThe last Evanescence album, a self-titled effort, came out in 2011.

This album was released Aug 28, 2001    Hmmmmmmmmmm

Team Rock says Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has hinted the band might perform a one-off show to celebrate an album anniversary – but he won’t say what one. Taylor said, “Me and (percussionist) Clown are conspiring to do something insane for one of our albums. I can’t even say if it’s (2001 album) Iowa or not. We’re threatening to do one and really taking it to the nth degree, because we have seen a lot of bands do the celebratory lap and obviously we want to do it with one of the albums — but it’s got to make sense for us.”    So, like  Iowa was released Aug 28, 2001.  That would mark a 15th anniversary.  Iowa.  The band is from Des Moines.    Iowa.   Makes sense to me.   Might have to fish around about this. In case you were wondering, here are the release dates of each Slipknot album:

Slipknot  Jun 29, 1999
Iowa  Aug 28, 2001
Vol. 3-Subliminal Verses  May 25, 2004
All Hope Is Gone  Aug 20, 2008
.5-The Gray Chapter   Oct 17, 2014

Another interesting note:  the band’s last date on their current run is Saturday night (Aug 27) in Austin, TX.   Hmmmm.

Happy 55th today to Dean Deleo of Stone Temple Pilots!