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Page Too Report for 09/26/2016


Metal Stars Mark 20th Anniversary Of Ozzfest

Ahead of this past weekend's Ozzfest meets Knotfest in Southern California, a number of metal stars took a look back at the legacy of the Ozzfest which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor: "You have to go back to 1999, our first major tour. Ozzfest gave us an incredible opportunity and we were able to really jumpstart our career from there...The great thing about being a part of that Ozzfest was that you were immediately a part of a family. And then when we did it subsequently in 2001, 2004, even the one-off in 2005, it was like coming home. The Osbournes themselves really believed in this band and always have. So when we kind of started spitballing the idea to do Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, in a way it was for us to kind of put together something amazing for the fans, but also to pay respect, as an homage pay a little bit back to a festival that really helped make this band what it is and to give a little nod to a brand that, to this day, when you say to a metal fan, 'Ozzfest,' they know what that means. It means excitement, it means something for our genre, it means something strong, it means bringing together a family-and that's kind of what Knotfest is trying to do, but we wouldn't be able to do that if we hadn't first come from Ozzfest."

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "I got to go on one of Tony Iommi's morning walks that were part of his exercise routine, and we talked as if we had known each other for years. I gave Ozzy a Frank Sinatra golf club I'd gotten from Frank's tournament in Palm Springs and he hugged me, which was supposed to be a very sacred thing with the Prince of Darkness. Most memorable was a talk I had with Sharon about the aggregate of all metal musicians and how we are all 'salt of the earth' as she called us. We laughed that there was only one who had been born with a silver spoon in its mouth, and I felt truly blessed to be her friend. I'm really looking forward to this show and the remaining shows with Black Sabbath."

Metallica's Robert Trujillo: "What a huge honor to have been a part of Ozzfest. I was there from the very beginning back in 1996, and witnessed the birth of a Rock 'n' Roll movement launching so many great bands as Ozzy has always done. I remember System Of A Down when they were rolling in a beat-up RV being held together by duct tape, always ready to conquer and kick ass! But my biggest honor was improvising a spontaneous move called the 'Crab Walk' with my hero Mr. Ozzy Osbourne in Phoenix, Arizona in '96. From Black Sabbath to Slayer to Slipknot to Tool to Pantera to Meshuggah etc. (Oh yeah, Metallica, Dallas 2008), always a historic moment and what a f***ing party! Thank you Sharon and Ozzy. Happy 20 years Ozzfest." Read more here.

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Nirvana's Nevermind Baby Recreates Album Cover For 25th Anniversary

(Classic Rock) The baby from Nirvana's Nevermind has recreated the album sleeve 25 years later. Spencer Elden celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic album at the weekend, although he kept his swimming trunks on rather than strip off completely.

Elden, now 25, was four months old when he was photographed for the cover of what would go on to be one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

Released in September 1991, Nevermind has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and Elden will forever be known as 'the Nevermind baby.' He previously recreated the album art for its 20th anniversary.

The latest recreation saw Elden team up with the New York Post - and he wanted to be as authentic as possible. He says: "I said to the photographer, 'Let's do it naked.' But he thought that would be weird, so I wore my swim shorts.

"The anniversary means something to me. It's strange that I did this for five minutes when I was four months old and it became this really iconic image. It's cool but weird to be part of something so important that I don't even remember." Read more and see the photo here.

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Slayer's Kerry King On Big 4 Rivalry

(Metal Hammer) Slayer guitarist Kerry King has joked that the Big 4 of thrash don't feel like rivals any more, except for Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine. And he's admitted his band won't go on for ever, although he's not ready to stop just yet. Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica and Anthrax became known as the Big 4 during their rise to fame in the 1980s.

They didn't perform together until 2010. Asked whether he ever felt current tourmates Anthrax were ever viewed as rivals, King tells the Miami New Times: "Yeah, for sure, when the Big 4 came out.

"When we did Clash Of The Titans tour around 1990, you couldn't really be at war after that point. We thought we were better than everybody. I would imagine Anthrax probably did too. Dave Mustaine thinks that to this day!" Read more here.

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Green Day Release 'Still Breathing' Lyric Video

(hennemusic) Green Day are premiering a lyric video for "Still Breathing," a track from their forthcoming album, "Revolution Radio." "Still Breathing" is the third tune issued ahead of the project's release, following the lead single, "Bang Bang," and the title track.

"That was a very heavy song," Billie Joe Armstrong tells Rolling Stone. "Sometimes I run away from being too heavy. But sometimes it just comes out that way."

The chorus, "I'm still breathing on my own" alludes to the fact that "at some point, we're all going to have to be on life support," he adds. "As time goes on, your thoughts get darker."

Due October 7, the band's 12th album was recorded at Armstrong's new studio in Oakland, CA. Check out the lyric video here.

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Beck Vinyl Albums Reissue Campaign Announced

UMe have announced a new reissue campaign for the Beck albums that were originally issued via DGC/Geffen/Interscope with new vinyl editions of those title.

They will kick off the reissue series on October 28th with the reissues of the albums "Odelay," "Sea Change" and "Guero." We were sent the following details about the new editions:

Sea Change will be released as a double LP while Guero will be made available for the first time ever as a single LP. Mellow Gold, Mutations, Midnight Vultures, The Information and Modern Guilt will be announced at a later date.

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Chris Young Christmas Album Features Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, More

Chris Young has revealed more details about his forthcoming debut holiday album "It Must Be Christmas," which is set to be released on October 14th.

Young revealed the tracklisting for the album and also announced that it will feature special guest appearances from Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men.

Jackson will guest on the track "There's A New Kid In Town." The song originally appeared on Jackson's first Christmas album released in 1993 as a duet with the legendary Keith Whitley.

Brad Paisley joins Young for a rendition of "The First Noel" and soul trio Boyz II Men team with Young for the Christmas classic, "Silent Night." Young co-wrote two original Christmas songs for the project - "Under The Weather" and the title track "It Must Be Christmas." See the full tracklisting here.

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Jake Owen Announces New Single 'If He Ain't Gonna Love You'

Jake Owen has announced that the Chris Stapleton, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally written song "If He Ain't Gonna Love You" will be the second single from his album American Love.

"I actually recorded 'If He Ain't Gonna Love You' two years ago," says Owen. "I loved the song from the first time I heard it. Chris Stapleton, Luke Laird and my producer Shane McAnally wrote it.

"Man, I'm so lucky that Stapleton sang background vocals on the track during that time because we recorded it before his album, Traveller, was released and his life changed forever.

"It's a song that's got a lot of funk to it, a lot of R&B flair and I'm really proud to have this song on AMERICAN LOVE. When my album came out, so many people told me that 'If He Ain't Gonna Love You' was their favorite song and I'm really happy to share with everyone that it's going to be the second single."

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Angus Young Thanks AC/DC Fans For Rock Or Bust Tour

(Classic Rock) Angus Young thanked AC/DC fans for their support as the band's Rock Or Bust tour drew to a close earlier this month. In a video message posted on the band's Facebook page, Young describes the tour as "one big adventure with its highs and its lows."

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose filled in for Brian Johnson for a large part of the tour after Johnson was ordered to stop touring or risk going deaf. Young says: "I want to thank everyone who had come along with us on this Rock Or Bust tour. It's certainly been one big adventure with its highs and its lows.

"I want to thank everyone who has contributed to it and put in a lot of hard work and effort to make it happen. I also want to thank all the people who came out to see us and brought all that magic atmosphere." Watch the video here.

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Godsmack's Sully Erna On Why He Needs Solo Albums Outlet

(Metal Hammer) Godsmack singer and guitarist Sully Erna says his musical spirit would die if his only outlet was from within the band. He's gearing up for the release of his second solo album Hometown Life on September 30 via BMG. And he reports that having the freedom to explore other genres outside of Godsmack gives balance to his professional life.

Speaking on an upcoming episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Erna says: "If I was constantly handcuffed to Godsmack, I think my spirit would just die in music.

"I come from a musical family - I've been playing since I was three-and-a-half years old, my dad's a musician, my great uncle was a famous composer in Italy, so my music bloodline goes quite a way back.

"I was raised with all kinds of different music - Italian music, jazz and blues - I didn't play rock until I was in my teens. It wasn't what I was raised on and how I discovered music. I discovered music through Buddy Rich and bands like that.

"As I got older, it was like, 'Why wouldn't I open that up? Why wouldn't I explore those genres that turned me on and inspired me in the first place to want to be a musician?'" Read more here.

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Saxon's Glockler Says Lemmy Was More Worried About Him

(Classic Rock) Saxon's Nigel Glockler says late Motorhead icon Lemmy was more concerned about the drummer's health after his brain operation than his own well-being when the two band's toured together last summer.

Glockler underwent emergency brain surgery in January last year after suffering a brain aneurysm while on tour, but was back behind the kit just months later.

And he says that although Lemmy clearly wasn't well at the time, the Motorhead man put his own health woes aside to express his concern for the drummer.

Glockler tells Steel Mill (via KK Downing's website): "We were really good friends with Lemmy. The guys had known Motorhead for a long time.

"We've toured a lot with them down the years, or our paths have crossed at festivals. The final time being last autumn, just before he passed away.

"We toured the US with them that summer and one could see he wasn't in the best of health. He was such a nice, genuine man. On that tour he was more concerned with my health after the brain operation which really humbled me. Every day he made a point of asking me how I was feeling and was I ok?" Read more here.

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Tkay Maidza Recruits Run The Jewels's Killer Mike For New Video

Tkay Maidza has released a video for her new song "Carry On", featuring Run The Jewels's star Killer Mike. The track is the first single forthcoming debut album TKAY, which will be released on October 28th.

We were sent these details and comments from Maidza about the new video: The frenetic clip sees a blur of cuts and angles spliced together, capturing the energy and effervescence of Tkay's astounding live show, as well as adding weight to her growing reputation as a modern style icon. The video was directed by the acclaimed Vicky Lawton, Creative Director of UK's Hunger Magazine who is known for her bold, provocative and attitude-heavy pieces of work including Rita Ora's clip for "Poison", as well as stylized content for iconic fashion houses Chanel and Dior.

"'Carry On' is kind of about me going through troubles and he acts as a big brother, which is really cool," she says of Killer Mike as the Run The Jewels rapper gives Tkay some sage advice about busting through the haters trying to stand in her way. "The song is me saying 'there's so many people coming round trying to steal something from me but I just want to have fun'."
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Gary Morris To be Inducted Into The Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

(Webster) Gary Morris has been named as the newest inductee into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame and will headline an induction concert scheduled for Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at Dougie G's Lounge & Showroom in Thornton, Colorado.

Morris joins country music icon Loretta Lynn, John Denver, Doug Kershaw and Johnny Paycheck, who are among recent inductees. "I am honored and humbled to be one of this year's inductees into the Hall," states Morris.

"There is so much incredible talent in Colorado. I'm glad an organization like this exists to help promote music education in schools so we can develop the next generation of country artists." here.

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Charlie Daniels Helps Journey Home Project Dinner Raise Over $100K

(Webster) Charlie Daniels' co-founded non-profit, The Journey Home Project, hosted their annual dinner at The Palm Restaurant in Nashville on September 13th.

The event, emceed by SiriusXM's Storme Warren, raised over $100,000 with proceeds going to returning veterans and furthering awareness of the issues they face when they return home from serving the United States of America.

The program included American heroes, Mark "Oz" Geist and John "Tig" Tiegen, Buck Taylor of "Tombstone" and "Gunsmoke" fame, a performance by Ryan Weaver, Marisa Wayne of the John Wayne Foundation, and the man of the hour, celebrating his 80th Birthday, Charlie Daniels. The evening included a renowned live auction, silent auction items, the Palm's signature Surf & Turf dinner and live entertainment. Read more here.

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OG Maco Reveals 'Blvk Phil Collins' Project

(B3) OG Maco has released a new project titled "Blvk Phil Collins," describing it as the visual companion to his forthcoming debut album Children Of The Rage.

The new project, consisting of 7 tracks altogether features production by DJ Snake, MeloMayneNoGamz, Andrew Grossan, Heroes x Villains, Hassan Khaffaf, Static Beats, MyBoyRoach, Hush, Germ, Luhvy & Cla$$.

OG Maco also announced that he will be hitting the road for the 'TLC Tour' kicking off on September 27th. Check out the online stream of "Blvk Phil Collins" here.

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