Quickies: Corey Taylor Could Have Been Paralyzed, Wes Scantlin Visited By Bomb Squad- Metallica Preview New Song, more

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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor says in a new interview that he was lucky with his recent spinal surgery. He tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "I also beat the odds with spinal surgery. If I hadn't caught it, I would be paralyzed. The doctor told me that not too long ago, which scared the crap out of me. So I am extremely lucky, and I know it doesn't show a lot, but I am very grateful for what I have. I'm humbled by the success, and it just makes me hungry for more." Read the full interview here

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin reportedly received a visit from the bomb squad after he attempted to scare off car thieves by rigging vehicles to look like they contained explosives. Read more details here.

Metallica have teased a small snippet of another track from upcoming 10th album Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct. A brief sample of the track Moth Into Flame can be heard towards the end of a new album teaser video, which can be viewed here.

We Came As Romans and Counterparts have lined up a few shows before, during, and after their forthcoming tour with Parkway Drive. The tour dates will also feature Fire From The Gods. See the dates here.

American Football have announced they'll be releasing their eponymously titled sophomore album on October 21. It's also their first album in 17 years. Read more here

The Moody Blues Cruise 2018 will feature Moody Blues plus Alan Parsons Live Project, The Orchestra, Little River Band, Dave Mason, Jefferson Starship, Ambrosia, Richie Furay, Strawbs, Caravan, Lighthouse, Ides Of March and more

Children Of Bodom will headline the "I Worship Chaos Tour" of North America late this fall. The trek will feature support from Abbath, Exmortus, and Oni, and confirmed dates can be found here.

Vader have released a lyric video for the track "Prayer To The God Of War", featured on their recently released EP, The Iron Times. Check it out here.

The Amity Affliction's new album "This Could Be Heartbreak" has debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart on the strength of roughly 13,000 in first-week sales in the United States. This represents both their highest Billboard 200 showing and debut sales week to date. more.

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has announced that he will be celebrating his 50th birthday at two upcoming shows with his Asesino project in September. Says Dino: "Come celebrate my 50th birthday at these shows." See the dates here.

A Cleveland-based metal band has recorded a version of Toto's "Africa," complete with a crunchy solo. "About a month before we left for our South Africa tour in 2014, [Affiance drummer] Patrick [Galante] and I were at a bar, and Toto's 'Africa' came on," singer Dennis Tvrdik told New Noise. "I had joked that we should cover the song since we did a cover of 'The Final Countdown' by Europe, thinking it was clever to keep the whole continent thing going." Check it out here.

The Dead Daisies play Webster Hall in NYC and the Whisky A-Go-Go in L.A. in September, their first headline shows in the US. These special shows are off the back of their successful Freedom To Rock tour with KISS. more

Justin Timberlake has revealed the complete tracklist for the soundtrack to the upcoming film Trolls, which features his summer hit "Can't Stop The Feeling." See it here.

There's a new six-LP featuring Jane's Addiction box set en route this fall in the vinyl format. The box set, titled Sterling Spoon, will arrive on Oct. 21. Read more here.


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