Corey Taylor on Stone Sour’s ‘Hydrograd’ Album: ‘It Is Flat Out Rock ‘n’ Roll in Its Best Form’

You think you’re excited for the new Stone Sour album? You haven’t talked to Corey Taylor yet, who is absolutely over the moon while speaking about his experience working on the band’s upcoming Hydrograd album. The band recently revealed that the album would arrive in June and we should have some new music to hear shortly.

We recently spoke with Corey Taylor about the disc and he had a hard time holding back on his desire to share the music. “I’m so excited about it that if I didn’t think I’d get in f–king trouble, I’d play it for you right now, for real,” Taylor told us. “I am beyond excited. Everyone we have talked to has just been blown away by it.”

The band has a little more personal stake in seeing the response on Hydrograd this time around...

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35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash ‘The Number of the Beast’


“Woe to you, oh earth and sea / For the Devil sends the beast with wrath / Because he knows the time is short / Let him who hath understanding / Reckon the number of the beast / For it is a human number / Its number is six hundred and sixty six.”

These words have been etched into the annals of heavy metal history, signaling the onset of one of the genre’s most venerable songs: Iron Maiden‘s “The Number of the Beast.” The album, taking its name from the potent track, was released on March 22, 1982, thrusting Maiden onto bigger stages and under brighter spotlights as fans welcomed the arrival of new vocalist Bruce Dickinson.

After finding Paul Di’Anno‘s replacement in the former Samson singer, Iron Maiden performed a small run of shows before hitting the studio to record the fol...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Double 7″ Single To Be Made Available For ‘Record Store Day’


Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, commemorates the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day with an electrifying lineup of exclusive new and collectible 7″ and 12″ vinyl releases. Among these is ALICE IN CHAINS’ “Get Born Again”/”What The Hell Have I”, two 7″ black vinyl singles in gatefold sleeve.

This special ALICE IN CHAINS 45 RPM double 7″ single collects four hard-hitting tracks remastered and available on vinyl for the first time. “What The Hell Have I” and “A Little Bitter”, released on the soundtrack to the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Last Action Hero” in 1993, were the first to feature new bassist Mike Inez, who’d played with Ozzy Osbourne for five years...

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First And Only Unauthorized Biography Of METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD: More Preview Pages Available


Lesser Gods has offered a first look at their new book “So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield”. After months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 are now available for your reading pleasure exclusively on CLRVYNT.

With more than thitry years of touring and recording under Hetfield’s belt and a live act that remains a must-see to this day, a book chronicling the METALLICA frontman seemed long overdue...

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Musical Style Doesn’t Matter if It ‘Comes From a Pure Place’


Linkin Park fans have been at ends over the band’s pop direction on One More Light as evident by the two singles “Heavy” and “Battle Symphony.” But the group has a history of exploring new musical territory and Chester Bennington has offered a detailed account of their change in style.

Speaking with RockSound, the singer explained Linkin Park’s willingness to try new things and that the band “actually started writing some really interesting pop music” before The Hunting Party. “Mike [Shinoda] was giving me litmus tests like, ‘Hey, what would you say if I said… let’s do a collaboration with Katy Perry or Kelly Clarkson?’ and I was like, ‘F–k yeah! I actually really like pop music,’” Bennington recalled...

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New Song Premiere: PAPA ROACH’s ‘Help’


“Help”, a brand new song from PAPA ROACH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, which is tentatively due later in the year.

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix told “The Scotty Mars Show” about the follow-up to 2015’s “F.E.A.R.”: “I definitely feel there’s a change in the sound of the band on this record, more so than in the past. Our goal was to go in and kind of shake things up on this record. This is our ninth or tenth album — I don’t even know now — and we just wanted to kind of go in there and freak it. So when we were picking producers, we wanted to go outside the box, so we picked these two young, up-and-coming producers from Los Angeles Nick [Nicholas ‘Ras’ Furlong] and Colin [‘Doc’ Brittain], and got in the studio with these guys...

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Incubus Shares Lyric Video for ‘Nimble Bastard’: Exclusive Premiere


Incubus is premiering the lyric video for its newly-released track “Nimble Bastard” exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 17). And it’s literally fire.

While lyrics like “Has it come to this?/ We’re stuck in the weeds/ I get it, I’m not perfect/ I was never trying to be” move across the screen, a film reel slides through images of different scenes from skate parks, a studio session and even a pretty damn adorable dog. Eventually, the film begins to burn until a brick wall in the frame is all that’s left.

Speaking on the track, the band tells Billboard, “’Nimble Bastard’ was born of my fascination and loving envy for a couple of people in my life who have this kind of amazing adaptability...

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DISTURBED Hopes To Enter Studio By Early 2018 To Record Follow-Up To ‘Immortalized’


DISTURBED is hoping to enter the studio by early next year to begin recording the follow-up to 2015’s “Immortalized”. Speaking to a German media outlet on February 15 before DISTURBED’s concert in Berlin, guitarist Dan Donegan stated about the band’s plans for the coming months: “Once we’re done [touring], I think everybody is gonna unwind a bit. We’re all gonna get home and spend some time with our families. And we’ll just let it come naturally.”

He continued: “I have a bunch of ideas that I’ll record on my phone or in the dressing room, and I’ll just save some riff ideas and readdress them later at another time, once we’re all in the right headspace for it. But anytime we’ve written, it always has to just come naturally, when we all feel that we’re ready...

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PHILIP ANSELMO’s SUPERJOINT: Video Footage Of Entire Austin Concert


Dave Prewitt of has uploaded video footage of former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo’s SUPERJOINT RITUAL project — now known simply as SUPERJOINT for legal reasons — performing on January 12 at Grizzly Hall in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the full concert in the YouTube playlist below.

Support on SUPERJOINT’s recent U.S. tour came from BATTLECROSS and CHILD BITE.

Anselmo told Decibel magazine that SUPERJOINT was forced to drop the “RITUAL” from its name was “because there’s a bloodsucking leech out there who took advantage of a situation. But we’re all at fault as well for signing a document that basically has a zero sunset clause, meaning that this person is privy to a cut of any money a ‘SUPERJOINT RITUAL’ would make...

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Metallica to Perform With Lady Gaga at Grammy Awards


Metallica said they had something “very unique and special” in the works for their performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and apparently they weren’t lying! A fan posted what appears a new commercial announcing that the world’s biggest metal band is set to hit the stage with one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Lady Gaga.

The news comes off the heels of Gaga’s thrilling halftime performance at the Super Bowl and these two acts might possibly be the hottest items on the touring market as of right now.

With the performance just a few days away, hopefully Metallica frontman James Hetfield will have fully recovered from the ailments which have forced the postponement of the band’s Copenhagen shows. The singer powered his way through a Feb...

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