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Corey Taylor undergoes successful eye surgery

Corey Taylor undergoes successful eye surgery

On Saturday, August 27th, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor underwent eye surgery to correct his vision. He said yesterday, via his twitter feed, the procedure had been successful and he now has 20/20 vision. It’s a busy time for Taylor.  Slipknot has just announced they are to play more live shows, despite an uncertain future […]

Tommy Lee – New video and news of two new singles

Tommy Lee – New video and news of two new singles

Tommy Lee and DJ Aero have released a video for their new track, ‘Static’.  The duo have also recorded a second track, ‘LFO Tool’, which is also available on the Mau5trap label compilation ‘Meowington’s Hax Tour Trax’. Lee has recently stated that he no longer has any interest in making full length albums, and intends […]

Korn’s dubstep project to be released in November

Korn’s dubstep project to be released in November

Korn’s proposed dubstep project has an official release date of November 15th. ‘The Path To Totality’ teams up the nu-metal/alternative metal band with various producers, dubstep producers and DJs, including Kill The Noise, Excision, Skrillex and 12th Planet.  Confirmed song titles include”Burn The Obedient”, “Illuminati”, “Kill Mercy Within”, “Narcissistic Cannibal”, “Chaos Lives In Everything” and “Get Up!”. ‘The Path To Totality’ is set to be a complete u-turn from […]

STEPHIN MERRITT – Obscurities

STEPHIN MERRITT – Obscurities

For the uninitiated, Stephin Merritt is one of New York’s best songwriters.  His combination of wry wit and baritone voice makes him the Stateside equivalent of Neil Hannon and his Divine Comedy. Despite years of hard work, it was only with The Magnetic Fields’ 2001’s sprawling triple set he gained a wider press, and while […]

Karen O names opera

Karen O names opera

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O (nee Orzolek) has decided on a name for her forthcoming “psycho opera”. The production is to be called ‘Stop The Virgens’ and will premier at St Anne’s Warehouse, Brooklyn on October 12th and run until the 22nd. Orzolek’s bandmates are also involved with the performance, with guitarist Nick Zinner […]

Lou Reed/Metallica project: two new song titles revealed

Lou Reed/Metallica project: two new song titles revealed

In addition to the already confirmed ‘Pumping Blood’ and ‘Mistress Dread’, two new song titles have surfaced regarding the forthcoming collaboration between New York legend Lou Reed and almost-veteran thrashers Metallica. It has also been confirmed that their joint album will include the tracks ‘Little Dog’ and ‘Junior Dad’. ‘Lulu’ is released 1st November in […]

ILIUM – Genetic Memory

ILIUM – Genetic Memory

Although the roots of Ilium date back to the early 90s, as a recording outfit this largely Auatralian power metal band released their first EP in 2002.  Other releases followed, but perhaps the band’s largest change in fortunes came in the late 00’s when vocalist Lord Tim quit the band and was replaced by ex-Riot/Masterpan […]

Tom Waits – Bad As Me released 24th October

Tom Waits – Bad As Me released 24th October

Marking his first full studio work since 2004′s challenging ‘Real Gone’ (from which, this site took its name), Tom Waits returns at the end of October with ‘Bad As Me’, a collection of thirteen brand new songs. The track listing is as follows: 1 Chicago 2 Raised Right Men 3 Talking At the Same Time […]

Wilco cover Nick Lowe – live in the studio

Wilco cover Nick Lowe – live in the studio

As the b-side of their current single, alt-country heroes Wilco recorded a version of Nick Lowe’s 70s song ‘I Love My Label’. The track was recorded during the sessions for the band’s upcoming full-length (and also featured on a bonus disc with early pressings of the release). Footage of the band performing the track live […]

OK Go Muppet video now online

OK Go Muppet video now online

With the release of the Muppets-related ‘Green Album’ this week, OK Go have released a video of their performance of the Muppets’ theme song. The video differs from the recorded version in that it features input from the Muppets themselves. Watch the video below: Read a review of ‘The Green Album’ here.

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