Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Rapper DMX recruits members of Deep Purple and Yes for new song “X Moves”

Posted by on April 9, 2021

  In what must be the weirdest and worst timing for a new music announcement, rapper DMX has released an innovative new track with some of rock and funk’s heaviest hitters.  “X Moves” finds DMX rapping over a heavy guitar riff from Yes / Asia guitarist Steve Howe and a deep, plodding beat from Deep […]

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Dave Grohl to Release First Memoir, ‘The Storyteller’

Posted by on April 8, 2021

      Dave Grohl can now add author to his long list of accomplishments. The Foo Fighters frontman / Nirvana drummer will be releasing his first memoir, ‘The Storyteller,’ on October 5th through Dey Street Books.  ‘The Storyteller’ is a compilation of tales from Grohl’s storied life and career. According to Grohl’s synopsis of […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Reportedly Entering Plea Deal Over Alleged Role in Capitol Riot

Posted by on April 7, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is reportedly in “advanced plea negotiations” with authorities over his alleged role in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.   According to a report by Buzzfeed News, a private filing that was accidentally made public mentioned the negotiations with Schaffer, who has apparently been providing information to the […]

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Soundgarden members file lawsuit to regain control of social media profiles

Posted by on April 1, 2021

  Soundgarden’s remaining members (Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd) have filed yet another lawsuit against Vicky Cornell, the widow of late frontman Chris Cornell. The motion, filed on March 25 in Washington State U.S. District Court, seeks to regain access to the band’s social media accounts.  After initially having joint custody of the accounts […]

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All That Remains restricted from using Oli Herbert’s name 

Posted by on March 19, 2021

If All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte had his way, we’d be hearing more of late guitarist Oli Herbert’s name.  In a new interview with American Songwriter, Labonte related that despite wanting to play tribute shows and create charities and projects in Herbert’s name, he is not allowed to. “We talked about ideas to do […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer transferred from Marion County jail

Posted by on March 16, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is no longer being held at Indiana’s Marion County Jail.  On Monday (15), Marion County Jail staff told The Republic that Schaffer was transferred from their vicinity that morning. They did not say where he was brought to, though Indianapolis FBI Special Agent Steve Secor had confirmed that he […]

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Corey Taylor wants to write a book about outrage culture

Posted by on March 9, 2021

  Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has come up with a topic for his next book.  In a recent interview with Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS’s “New & Approved,” Taylor said that he’s “getting the itch” to write a book about social media and the “‘outrage’ age.” “And it’s starting to really kind of form […]

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Album Review: Dreamshade – ‘A Pale Blue Dot’

Posted by on March 5, 2021

  Dreamshade set themselves with a daunting task on their latest album, A Pale Blue Dot. How do you put into perspective the vastness-yet-smallness of our world and humanity within the confines of an hour-long rock album?  Over a hefty, energetic 14 tracks paced by the rollercoaster-like highs and lows of opener “Safe Harbor,” ‘A […]

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Texas reopening businesses (including venues) at 100%, lifting mask mandate

Posted by on March 3, 2021

  The state of Texas will be completely relaxing it’s COVID-19 restrictions next week as Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will be allowing businesses (including venues) to reopen at 100%, as well as lifting it’s mask mandate.  The new rules go into effect on March 10, and will make Texas the largest state […]

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Behemoth’s Nergal starts campaign to raise funds for Polish artists facing prosecution in blasphemy law violations

Posted by on February 26, 2021

  Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski is looking to help Polish artists like himself who are being unfairly prosecuted for violating the country’s blasphemy laws.  On Wednesday (24), Nergal launched “Ordo Blasfemia,” a campaign which “will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions” artists who don’t “conform to […]

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