Cool Story, Bro. Stuff From Around The Interweb – July 12th
Deftones are recording and planning to release their new album on October 9th. SCORE *Beavis voice*. Vocalist Chino Moreno says the yet to be named album is the bands best record to date and resembles their White Pony disc. The band also plans to record and release some b-side cover tracks including songs from Elvis Presley and Earth, Wind, and Fire. [Via Ultimate-Guitar.com]
I need to watch Drive again. I saw it in theaters and really liked the slow, yet suspenseful, almost drawn out story. Definitely entertaining. Plus, Ryan Gosling is a straight up badass in this flick and the soundtrack is pretty rad. Check it.
Looks like Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will remain behind bars in a Czech prison after his bail was denied by prosecutors. Blythe was arrested on June 27th on charges of manslaughter stemming from an incident in 2010 where a concert attendee suffered a fatal brain injury after being 'escorted' off stage by Blythe AND security. It looks like it could be a while before his trial even begins. If you would like to show your support for Blythe, you can donate to the legal fund and be sure to check out the official #FreeRandyBlythe Facebook Page for more details. [Via Classic Rock Magazine]
Apparently Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker may miss a few European and Australian dates next year due to his fear of flying. I mean, who can blame the guy after the tragic crash in 2008 that killed three of his close friends. Talking to the Red Bulletin, Barker said "It's hard to say what the band could do or what its potential is, because I can't really get everywhere. I'm contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia. I want to overcome that eventually. My kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it." No word yet on who would sit in for Barker if he doesn't make the flights. [Via Red Bulletin]
Fun Fun Fun Fest. That has to be the dumbest name for a festival I have ever heard. How creative of you guys. Must have taken all of a bathroom break to come up with that one. Interesting lineup though.
The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50 year anniversary today. Speaking of which, does anyone really want the moves like Jager? I don't think so. That song is just preposterous. Congrats on 5 decades of music and inspiration though, fellas. Would anyone have guessed that professional druggie Keith Richards would have lived to see this day? [Via FMQB]