Castronovo was arrested on June 14 in Oregon on charges related to domestic violence and then released. It can now be revealed that Castronovo's attorney, Jeffery Jones, said he was first taken to Salem Hospital because of his condition.
He was arrested again on June 29 over 16 charges including one of first-degree rape. At the hearing connected with that arrest, Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardiner played two voicemails, recorded before the earlier arrest.
In the first, Castronovo is heard saying: "I'm sorry. You should call me. On Friday you will be forcibly removed from my house. My life is ruined. You didn't have to call the cops. I've suffered and now you're going to suffer. I love you."
A second voicemail is directed at police officers, in which the drummer says: "I don't care any more. I'm going to kill myself. Give me some help. You think this is a joke? I'm sick and I need help." Read morehere.
"We have such an incredible reaction to Redeemer Of Souls that that really motivated us to crack the whip and get on with making the next record pretty quickly," Halford tells Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx co-host Jenn Marino.
"The clock is ticking, you know. We can't afford to wait three years, or five years now, to make the record. And especially while we're having this great, kind of vibe with the fans and just this massive Priest family love fest type of deal."
"Who wants to go home and sit down for a year," he continues. "And especially while the band is buzzing and the energy's there creatively. We had so much stuff happening in the studio we had to put blocks on because we were on a time schedule with the label. So we do have some stuff kind of left over from Redeemer Of Souls." Stream the full interviewhere.
As CoS reports, NYCTaper has put up the July 3 performance from the Dead, shifting away from the site's usual local coverage and covering one of the most anticipated bootlegs in recent times.
Of course, the Grateful Dead are very cool with recording of their shows, long offering a special seating section for tapers. Check out the setlist and grab the download linkhere.
The band released the following, "We are deeply saddened to report that the brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier's mother, passed away last night. As a result, Gojira will be postponing their upcoming performances this week in Luxembourg July 6th, Martigny July 7th, and Prattein July 8th.
"Best efforts will be made to reschedule these dates, and refunds will be available at point of purchase. We sincerely thank all of you for your understanding and support during this difficult time."
The video begins with a lone microphone shown in an empty arena adorned with several of Tyler's iconic scarves. These scarves are the focal point of the video as a backstage door opens to reveal a bohemian woman holding onto them as she journeys to make it to his backwoods concert.
Directed by Trey Fanjoy and shot outside of Nashville, "Love Is Your Name" shows Tyler standing outside a worn down front porch in the countryside before being joined by friends for an impromptu concert around a bonfire. There's a chandelier hanging from a tree, some dream catchers and a friendly raccoon that looks on as Tyler sits between the trees.
Tyler hasn't completely left his rock status behind, as his scarves are brought back to him by the video's end, but that's OK. Country music is just as much about today as it is yesterday.
'I can't hide my voice, everybody knows that," he recently told CBS Radio's Minneapolis' Buz'n 102.9. 'I want my harmonies to be heard good and loud."
"Love Is Your Name" is the first single off Tyler's upcoming debut country solo album, expected sometime this year on Big Machine. Watch the videohere.
During the interview Jones spoke about his past struggles with anxiety and depression and discussed his suicide attempt. Jones tells Jasta (via Lambgoat), "I've had anxiety and depression since I was a young teenager. Being a singer and doing what I do, did not help. And then actually having the blessing of luck to get known and actually have success doing it, I'll always be grateful for it. But it became just an absolute burden for me.
"Look, I remember being like a teenager and I would be walking down the street and there would be people walking towards me and I would walk across the street just to avoid them-as a teenager I did that. And so, you can imagine how it became once there's people yelling my name and everything… I couldn't go to grocery stores, I couldn't go to the mall, I would get stared at in movie theaters."
He then recalled his suicide attempt, "It went from being an underground thing, it was a small community, it was the thing that we shared together. It went to like this big public thing. Then after awhile it just got to the point it's like 'man, I can't handle this.' And so just alone, your mind just goes crazy. At least it did for me and there's some people who handle it a lot better than I did, but me, I did not handle it well. I remember still living at my old, old apartment and-I don't even know if I've ever really talked about this-Yeah, it's just someone knew what I was doing and called the police cause I almost blew my head off. I pulled out my .44, I loaded it, I was done. If they hadn't knocked on the door, I was gone.
"The cops came and broke down my door and stopped me. So needless to say, I ended up spending a little bit of time in one of the fabled mental institutions. Have I ever mentioned that before? I might have to you, but I've never publicly talked about it." Read more and listen to the entire episodehere.
Now, the Dead Weather's third album Dodge & Burn has been announced, comprised both of the singles that have emerged over the last two years and a handful of never-before-heard songs.
Dodge & Burn will hit shelves worldwide in September 2015, though an exact date is not yet known. A special edition of the album will be released through The Vault, featuring playing card versions of the band members. Read morehere.
The new North American tour is scheduled to kick off on November 2nd in Sacramento, CA at the Ace of Spades and will criss-cross North American before concluding on December 19th in San Jose, CA at the Rockbar Theater.
The band had this to say about the tour, "Head Cases of North America! Machine Head is f***ing stoked to announce a 2nd North American leg of our 'An Evening With...' Tour!!! 2+ hours of mayhem, crushing riffs and metal anthems are coming back this November and December!"
Machine Head are playing in Thailand and Twaiwan this week and on August 29th will play in Belarus before playing to shows in Russia. That will be followed by shows in Eastern Europe including stops in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and more.
In late September they will hit select markets in Western Europe including stops in Greece, Italy and Switzerland.See the North American Dates here.
The former Guns N' Roses bassist makes the comments while answering the renowned Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal personality traits. Asked about his darkest moment, McKagan says: "It was really being stuck in addiction and not being able to get out of it and thinking that this would be the end of me soon."
He reveals his idea of earthly happiness is self-confidence, adding: "Finally being truthful with yourself, just for one day, can have really great follow-up."
On his dinner guests he reports: "Of course you'd say the Dalai Lama and Oprah. But I was thinking Hitler." He'd like to ask the Nazi leader: "'What the f*** is your deal? I've read about you, I know about you - do you realise you're insane, or do you not think you're insane?'"
McKagan is currently promoting his second book, How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions). _It was published alongside an EP that includes a collaboration with former GNR bandmate Izzy Stradlin, who the bassist wants to keep working with for the rest of his life. Stream the full interviewhere.
The initial dates for the trek have been announced with things kicking off on November 1st in Gent, Belgium at De Vooruit and dates announced through November 29th with a stop in Barcelona, Spain at Sala Razzmatazz, according to the Napalm Death camp.
Napalm Death's Shane Embury had this to say about the tour, "It goes without saying that we are really looking forward to the upcoming "Deathcrusher Tour". The Musical history and relevance between all 4 of the bands truly speaks for itself I think - It's heartwarming to be a part of it.
"All of the bands involved in this tour have been great friends for what I guess is a lifetime now - we have played together on many separate occasions before BUT this tour! This tour is something very special, I mean come on...Voivod, Napalm Death, Obituary & Carcass are you kidding? All on the same bill night after night?? This is the A to Z of heavy, grinding, progressive, crushing riffs in one insane package!
"I expect to see nothing less than savage mosh pit mayhem every evening....this is one tour nobody should miss..."See the dates here.
The band will be playing the album in its entirety at each stop of the six date tour which kicks off on December 7th in Bristol at Motion and concludes on December 13th in London at The Forum
Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares released the following joint statement about the trek, "If you had told us in 1995 that we would be touring Demanufacture for its 20th Anniversary in 2015, we would have said 'Ya Right! Get F***ed!'.
"The years have flown by in colorful and adventurous memory. 2015 has arrived, and Fear Factory WILL be performing Demanufacture in its entirety for the very first time for the UK and Ireland fans in December.
"We are very excited to perform this seminal album for the audience that made Demanufacture a legendary success."See the dates here.
Well, these days, Falcon is now 12 and getting into music. Since his family relocated to Florida, Falcon and his brother have started a metal band, Heene Boyz.
And though you might expect the band to shy away from addressing Falcon's balloon boy past, instead the band addresses it straight away on the confusingly titled song "Balloon Boy No Hoax."
"[A promoter once told us] instead of hiding it, we should embrace it," Falcon's brother Bradford told CNN (via The Hollywood Reporter). "So we started writing melodies and thought, 'Dude, this fits. This sounds really cool.' So we went along with it." Watch the videohere.
King tells tells the Phoenix New Times: "A lot of people don't know that a year before Jeff died I lost my guitar tech. He passed away too. More unexpected than Jeff was - that was difficult for me."
The tragedies went towards inspiring the track Chasing Death, which appears on upcoming Slayer album Repentless. King explains: "I'm getting to that age where you deal with more deaths then you do weddings.
"I was having conversations with Jeff about his spider bite and everything, and I told him that he had just been chasing death. I said he needed to focus on getting better and get rolling again.
"So part of that song is about addiction and part of it is about the finality of dealing with death. I don't know. I had to write it. I don't usually have to write songs - but I had to write that one."
King also recalls making plans to record a song with Pantera axeman Dimebag Darrell in the months before he was murdered in 2004. Read about thathere.
He tells Somewhat Legendary: "They wanted something different, that's all I can tell you. They wanted something with a little bit more of a growl, a grunt - the 90s thing. And they just pushed aside whatever clean and tenor I had. It just didn't fit. Whatever, what are you gonna do?
"Sometimes maybe I was a little too clean for everybody. I mean, look at the times where Anthrax didn't feel I was right for their band, which was shocking to me, because I thought we had a cool thing. And obviously, you can see we're carrying on now. So you get confused, what I used to do and how it wasn't right, at one time, for them."
Anthrax are putting the finishing touches to their upcoming 11th album. No release date has been revealed for what will be the follow-up to Worship Music. Stream the full Belladonna interviewhere.
The Ghoul tells RockNLive: "This album takes place not at the same time as the last one. We wanted it to look like art deco 1920s in the US. The Ghouls should look like a gang of very rich people having a secret meeting at a hotel."
That led to a costume rethink. "We didn't want to have clothes or robes and the religion mask," says the member. "We wanted to have beautiful costumes, suits and masks that look like statues from the 1920s." Stream the full interviewhere.
Now Kael tells LoudTV: "I certainly don't feel good about how things went down. As brothers you're going to fight behind the scenes a lot - but that one kind of spilled out on the stage. I'm a very positive person, and negative sh*t like that pisses me off."
But he adds: "I think right now we have the strongest lineup Death Punch has ever had. We all work really well together. We're adept at addressing stuff when it needs to be addressed and avoiding stuff when you can get away with it.
"I like to think this lineup his going to last quite some time. We finished the final puzzle with me - I joined four years ago. No more changes. I was the last one." Watch the full interviewhere.
He believes the focus should be on live performances in a world of sliding album sales - and says that Slipknot fans' reaction to recent single Killpop shows how well the approach can work.
Taylor tells 102.5 The Bone: "It's not like they're not hearing the music. When they come and see the show, and you play a song that's new and you get that huge 'pop,' that's what it's all about.
"We just started playing Killpop and we'd put the video out a week before. With every show after that, the 'pop' got bigger and bigger, to the point where people were losing their minds. And that's a brand-new song."
He continues: "For me, the album is the calling-card. It's just the way to get people to come in. That's how you further it. Later on down the line, if you sell enough albums, so be it. But for the most part you can't worry about that.
"You hope people are hearing the music - but it's not essential to sell the music." Read morehere.
Diamond tells Full Metal Jackie: "My home studio is ready now to go, but this tour is very important to do. We don't want to be rushed with writing a new album.
"We are going to take our time, and it's going to be the best you've ever heard from us - there's no doubt in my mind. We have all the tools at our fingertips this time." Read morehere.
Mayall, 81, says: "Every time I make an album, I always feel I owe it to my fans to come up with fresh and varied interpretations of the blues. With this in mind, I chose an assemblage of songs that includes perhaps some slightly lesser-known bluesmen, and that all had either different beats or special instrumental treatments."
He adds of the original material: "As always, I draw from my own experiences and thoughts about things in my life. From album to album I create an ongoing musical diary of my life. The blues never lets me down!" Read more, watch the album trailer and see his current tour dateshere.
Mainman Einar Solberg says: "Slave is one of the most emotional tracks of the album. The foundation is simple - but the content is rich." He recently discussed the band's focus on retaining their creative integrity, saying: "If we'd started considering all the feedback we get from everyone we'd be completely confused. In a composition process, the most important thing is to keep your distance from all expectations."
The Congregation is on sale now. Leprous tour Europe in the coming months, including a set at Tech-Fest this week and three UK shows in October. See the dates and watch the videohere.
"Gimme Back My Bullets" was the title track to Skynyrd's fourth album of the same name. Issued in 1976, the album peaked at No. 20 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to Gold status for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the States.
The "One More For The Fans" event featured performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as music legends and young talent, including Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt and many more.
As part of the campaign to save the Fox Theatre from demolition, Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their 1976 live album, "One More From The Road", at the landmark theatre; the title of the tribute concert and release was inspired by that legendary album's title.
AXS TV will premiere "Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More For The Fans" on Sunday, July 19 at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST. Watch the Cheap Trick performance cliphere.
Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton recently confirmed that the band will release a new album this fall. "The next album from Queensryche is hopefully coming out the first week of October," says Wilton. "We are doing a worldwide release, and very much expected.
"And the record label, Century Media, is the one that will be putting it out, and they have the demos right now and are very positive and happy about it. I know that a lot of people are really anticipating this, so stay tuned and you won't be disappointed."
The project marks the group's first release since a public split and two-year legal battle over the Queensryche brand with former singer Geoff Tate.
Vocalist Todd La Torre joined in 2012 was on board for the band's 2013 self-titled effort and live shows, while Tate went on to form Operation: Mindcrime - named after Queensryche's 1988 album. See the tour dateshere.
The song was started during an odd, transitional period of the band-after half of the band's members left and before we reformed again a few months later. The remaining members, Nodar, Raphael and I, began composing material without our original vocalist Benjamin, which led to the first half of the song's lyrics being written before he'd rejoin in the future.
The melody of the song started out while I was messing around with a clean line that was unlike the clean lines from songs we had previously written. It got stuck in our heads and was recorded with the purpose of being a verse segment. It was the perfect opportunity to write lyrics about something crushing, and yet for what felt like weeks, every attempt seemed forced or came out sounding impersonal. The connection just wasn't there.
Looking back I remember Nodar and I sitting on the torn out back seat of the band's van-which was always in front of Nodar's house-drinking coffee and chain smoking cigarettes trying to get a solid idea going. We were talking about the good times and the experiences we had in the band up until the split; reminiscing about it in fear that that we might not be able to get the band back on its feet again, and then it hit us… the lyrics should be about remembering the good during one's impending doom, similar to our situation at the time.
We mended our relationship with Benjamin right around the time that we finished recording these verses in the studio, which was at the same time that Slava and Eugene joined the band. When Ben returned, he continued the process of finishing the lyrics to the song, drawing from personal experiences of a recent death in his family and a friend's suicide. The song became therapeutic to him and everyone who listened to it; it was death, despair, hope, and salvation wrapped into one. In this way, the song took on two meanings: holding on to your inner experiences through life and understanding that you are, and always will be, their sole survivor; and also, paradoxically, being able to remember the people who did not survive, by spiritually taking their place.
It would be hard to say that Memories brought the band back together, but when we did finish the song it felt like we were all granted a new beginning. It would bring great pleasure to us if this song helps someone else move on to their next chapter as well, regardless of what the ending holds for them.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!