Joey Jordison and Corey Taylor’s contrasting statements regarding Slipknot’s future have been well documented. However, if M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s comments on the Revolver Golden Gods’ black carpet is to be taken at face value, then 2014 could mark a proper return for Slipknot.
While on the black carpet, Clown and Chris Fehn took part in a video interview with Horns Up Rocks. While the interview can be seen in its entirety above, Clown made the following direct comment:
“…We’re really not here to be asked questions, we’re really here just to tell you what the fucks going on and what’s going on is we’re going to smack you in the back of the head. 2014. The Knot’s back, there’s blood in the air, there’s art to be made. And the brotherhood… it’s on its way.”
Granted, even with each band member’s other projects and with the death of bassist Paul Gray, Slipknot hasn’t really “gone away,” having toured Europe in 2011 and headlined last year’s Mayhem Fest in the U.S. Still, one has to wonder if 2014 will be the year fans finally get to hear Slipknot’s long-awaited new album. Just in case, though, let’s not hold our breath for it.
It’s been an insane week for Queens of the Stone Age fans. The band have been releasing pieces of their forthcoming album, …Like Clockwork, nearly daily on the website likeclockwork.tv, accompanied by surreal animations by UK artist Boneface. The end result of the world he’s drawn is a dystopian city of the future (present?) that looks beautiful, but you wouldn’t want to live in, or even visit. While the previous animations have been segments of songs, with the single for “My God is the Sun” already out, this is the full song .
Bummed that Eric Avery (formerly of Jane’s Addiction) left the reactivated Nine Inch Nails without playing one show? Then you’ll enjoy hearing that former guitarist Robin Finck has rejoined the group.
“It just didn’t feel like @NineInchNails without Robin Finck. Now it does,” Trent Reznor himself tweeted along with the picture above of him and Finck rehearsing. In case that wasn’t enough proof, Nine Inch Nails confirmed Finck’s return via a separate tweet, saying “#FollowFriday @robinfincktwits. He’s back in the band. Maybe he’ll come back to Twitter. #NIN2013.”
To be frank, this news has us really excited. When Reznor announced he was reforming Nine Inch Nails, we were a tad disappointed that Finck’s name wasn’t included in the new lineup. Finck’s style of playing, both onstage and in the studio, became a major part of NIN. Hell, Finck was arguably one of the best things about Axl Rose’s new Guns N’ Roses (which he was a part of from 1997 to 2009). Granted, this isn’t the first time Finck rejoined NIN, but we’re still glad to see him back with Reznor.
What would the ultimate compliment be for a girl asking iconic Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister to write lyrics for her? If he turned in a song called “I Want to Fuck You to Death.” That’s exactly what happened with Huntress singer Jill Janus, and the song is the first single from the band’s sophomore album Starbound Beast. The duo actually go back a ways, as Janus explains:
I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We’d play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played “Ace of Spades” with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he’d write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said ‘Sure’. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I’ve ever heard.
Lemmy, for his part, is equally complimentary toward Janus:
The first time I heard Jill’s voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’ was inspired by her, written for her. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too…
Well then. If you want to hear how the collaboration came out, it’s streaming exclusively at the band’s Facebook page. Just go there, ‘Like’ Huntress, and check the song out. Starbound Beast is out on Napalm Records on July 2 in North America and in Europe on June 28th.
We’ve known for a little while now that Metallica would be releasing their own pinball machine. Metallica Pinball. If you really like Metallica and/or pinball and are looking for a good way to spend $5-7,000 you’ve just found it. But you might want to see what the game looks and plays like before forking over the cash for it. Thankfully, Stern Pinball, the company making the game, has posted a video of competitive pinball player Lyman Sheats playing the game – for 15 minutes. If you have the patience to watch all of this, you’re probably a big fan of Lulu. However, before knowing that he was a competitive player, the first thought I had is ‘wow, this game looks really easy.’ It’s pretty cool hearing Metallica’s music and voices in the game, though. For a (much more concise) look at the game from the designer, check after the jump. (more…)