MUSIC NEWS: KoRn kicks off tour playing first album in full

Korn Jonathan Dvis

Korn kicks off its fall North American tour on Thursday night (October 1st) in Chicago, with the trek scheduled to last through October 30th when it closes in Oakland. The band will perform its self-titled 1994 debut album in its entirety at every stop to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its release. Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer says they’ll have a crew along to film the trek as well: “Yeah, we’re gonna be recording each show, and then we might figure out how to edit that together and put out some sort of documentary about the tour.”

The band actually began celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary with selected shows in 2014, and will wrap up the celebration by playing it at every show this October. Openers for the tour are Suicide Silence and Islander.
Meanwhile, Korn has also started working on material for its 12th studio album, with Shaffer telling us earlier this week that the band was about “a third of the way” through the writing process.

October 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
October 15 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live


MUSIC NEWS: Pearl Jam joined by Beyonce for Marley cover

During Pearl Jam’s headlining set at the Global Citizens Festival on Saturday night (September 26th), Eddie Vedder and Beyonce covered Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Redemption Song.” Pearl Jam’s set at the event in New York City’s Central Park also included hits like “Given To Fly,” “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town,” “Better Man,” “Alive” and additional covers of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.” (Alternative Nation)


MUSIC NEWS: 3DD kick out fan who hit woman at concert


3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold kicked a male fan out of a recent concert in Broomfield, Colorado after he apparently observed the man striking a woman. 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson posted footage of the incident online, in which you can hear Arnold stop the show and say, “Hang on, hang on, hang on. Hey, hey homie. You don’t hit a woman. You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight, you d**k! Get him the hell out of here — you don’t hit a woman, dude.” Arnold has security escort the man out of the venue.

Henderson posted on his YouTube account, “Brad kicking a dude out of the show! Just another reason I’m proud to be in this band!!”

The band revealed last month that it had nearly completed work on its next studio album, titled Us And The Night. The follow-up to 2011’s Time Of My Life is expected to arrive sometime this fall.


MUSIC NEWS: Disturbed plans comeback concert


Disturbed has announced that it will play its first show in four years on August 21st at the House of Blues in the band’s hometown of Chicago. Fans who pre-order the group’s upcoming sixth album, Immortalized, will gain exclusive access to a pre-sale beginning on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. CT. General ticket sales begin on Friday, July 24th, at 10:00 a.m. CT.

The show will take place on the same day that Immortalized is released. The album is the band’s first all-new studio effort since 2010’s Asylum and ends a four-year hiatus that began after Disturbed completed the touring cycle for Asylum in 2011.

Guitarist Dan Donegan said he’s ready to hit the stage again: “I can’t wait. I’m just so, you know — the anticipation of getting back onstage with this band and getting out there, I just can’t wait ’til that time comes.”

Disturbed has yet to announce its full tour plans behind the new disc.


MUSIC NEWS: Knotfest lineup announced


Slipknot recently announced the lineup for the 2015 edition of Knotfest, which will take place on October 24th and 25th at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California. The full main stage lineup for the first day is Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon, Trivium and Corrosion Of Conformity, with a special guest yet to be announced, while the second day’s main stage bill includes Bring Me The Horizon, Clutch, Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep and Slipknot to close out the event.


MUSIC NEWS: Godsmack, Shinedown, Rob Zombie @ Louder Than Life fest

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Godsmack and Shinedown are among the acts who will perform at the second annual Louder Than Life festival, scheduled for October 3rd and 4th at Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine will also include sets from Rob Zombie, Slash, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle and many more. Ticket, hotel and camping info is available at (Blabbermouth)


MUSIC NEWS: Dave Grohl breaks leg

Dave Grohl sustained a fracture to his leg after falling from the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday night (June 12th). According to Consequence Of Sound, Grohl came back out and managed to finish the concert, although he performed the rest of the set sitting down.

The Foos frontman reportedly tumbled during the song “Monkey Wrench” and remained on the floor for several minutes before being taken backstage. He told the audience, “Hey, ladies and gentlemen. I love you, but I think I just broke my leg. I really broke my leg.”

After Grohl was taken backstage, the rest of Foo Fighters played a set of covers sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Grohl eventually returned, seated on a chair with his leg wrapped, telling the crowd, “I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream.”
Video and photos of the incident have surfaced online.
At press time the band had canceled two more shows as a result of the injury. The first was Sunday night (June 14th) in the Netherlands, while the second was slated for Tuesday (June 16th) in Switzerland. The band’s next scheduled gig is June 19th at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The Foos are supposed to begin a lengthy North American run on July 4th in Washington D.C., and it’s not known yet whether the start of that trek will be pushed back.


MUSIC NEWS: Seether launch auction for suicide prevention

Seether has launched a series of online auctions in conjunction with the band’s upcoming Rise Above festival, which will take place on May 9th in Bangor, Maine. The first auction is being held in partnership with Bidding For Good and will include items such as a signed Offspring guitar, VIP passes to the Fort Rock and Welcome To Rockville festivals and other prizes, while the second auction is hosted by If Only and will feature guitars donated and signed by Slash, Tom Morello and Staind’s Aaron Lewis.

The festival’s name is taken from the Seether song, “Rise Above This.” Frontman Shaun Morgan wrote the track as a message to his brother, who took his own life seven years ago. Morgan created the festival as a way to honor his brother and bring attention to suicide prevention and mental illness. Joining Seether at the event will be Godsmack, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Papa Roach, All That Remains, Butcher Babies and more.
Proceeds from the show will go to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), one of the leading national not-for profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. (Loudwire)