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Black Veil Brides Enter Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame for Second Time

Lava Records / Universal Republic With relentless voting by fans, Black Veil Brides and their song ‘In the End,’ off of their new album ‘Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones,’ has made it to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame with their fifth and final victory. Not to mention, Black Veil Brides have become the first band to enter the Cage Match Hall of Fame twice. They first entered the Hall of Fame for their tune ‘Broken.’ Black Veil Brides and their BVB Army took down their final challenger Bullet for My Valentine after beating out heavy hitters Asking Alexandria , Coheed and Cambria , HIM and Halestorm along the way. Congrats to Black Veil Brides and their fans, whose unrelenting votes helped get their track ‘In the End’ to join songs from bands such as Papa Roach, Avenged Sevenfold, Motionless In White, Korn, and many more in Loudwire’s Cage Match Hall of Fame. Be sure to catch Black Veil Brides on their current U.S. tour. For a full list of dates and cities, go here . Black Veil Brides, ‘In the End’ [button href=”” title=”Read Loudwire’s Exclusive Interview With BVB Singer Andy Biersack” align=”center”]

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Appears on ‘CBS This Morning’

Theo Wargo, Getty Images Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has continued his non-stop press tour with interviews with ‘CBS This Morning,’ the Chicago Tribune and Sound Magazine recently. Out of the three sit-downs, plenty of riveting news and quotes was offered by Corgan, such as the possibility of writing a triple album, the current state of rock music and much more. During Corgan’s appearance on CBS ‘ This Morning ,’ the frontman responded to praise from fans regarding Corgan’s newest album, ‘Oceania,’ and the belief that the frontman seems creatively rejuvenated. “I think America is obsessed with what I call ‘the peak moment,’ says Corgan, but as an artist I’m invested in the journey, and when I study other artists, I’m just as interested in the fallow times as I am interested in the great times.” Corgan went on to reference the works of artist Pablo Picasso to represent the timeline of the Smashing Pumpkins. “There are some horrible paintings in there, but you can learn a lot from the horrible paintings because, ‘What was he trying to express that he wasn’t able to?’” During Corgan’s Sound Magazine interview, the musician flirted with the idea of creating a triple album. “Actually we’ve talked about making a triple album, not with this current album, but the next one. We started talking about what that would mean. I would like to do another big work but that just takes so much energy and commitment. It just takes over your life” Finally, Corgan voiced his opinion of today’s rock world during his chat with the Chicago Tribune . “I do believe rock and roll needed to change away from a hero-worship culture back to what it always was, which is sort of a mystical culture,” explains Corgan. “But that has been subverted basically by commerce. It speaks to a bigger sociological point, which is: Everything is for sale now. One painter can paint a house and make it feel haunted and another painter can paint it and bore you to tears. So, what is it about the painter of the haunted house capturing the symbolic forms? That’s how I look at it.” The Smashing Pumpkins are finishing up their 2012 U.S. tour dates tonight (Dec. 10) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Billy Corgan on CBS ‘This Morning’

Adelitas Way vs. Theory of a Deadman – Cage Match

Virgin / Roadrunner Adelitas Way edged out 3 Doors Down in our last Cage Match. The Las Vegas rock act has now taken out three bands in this current Cage Match run, having also defeated Pop Evil and Danko Jones. But will Adelitas Way be able to win against their current tour mates? Canadian rockers  Theory of a Deadman enter the Cage Match with their new single ‘Gentleman’ off the band’s fourth album, ‘The Truth Is…’ The group is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour with their Cage Match foes, Adelitas Way, before beginning a comprehensive Canadian tour with Big Wreck. Can Adelitas Way score their fourth victory in their journey to the Cage Match Hall of Fame? Or will Theory of a Deadman take over to create their own run to the Hall? Your votes will decide. Hit the polls and make your choice below! (This Cage Match will run until Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Listen to Adelitas Way, ‘Alive’ Listen to Theory of a Deadman, ‘Gentleman’ ? Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. ? Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

Creed’s Scott Stapp Expresses Disappointment With Obama Administration

Ethan Miller, Getty Images Creed vocalist Scott Stapp is among those voicing his political concerns as the presidential race heats up. The singer says that while he was fully behind Barack Obama in 2008, he’s not exactly thrilled with what he’s seen from our current leader. Speaking on the Fox & Friends television show (see video below), Stapp revealed that he was “disappointed” by Obama, whom he claims “made a lot of promises, but no real delivery.” Sharing his thoughts on which way he’s leaning these days, Stapp said, “My heart and soul would really want someone like Reagan or FDR to come back and give us a New Deal. Be bold, be committed, don’t care what anybody thinks.” He also stated that we need someone who can lead us out of the current recession and that he’s looking for a strong decision maker to emerge during the debates. The vocalist said that while he backed Obama previously, he’s a little more hesitant this time. “For me, it’s hard to commit and to trust President Obama again because I was so inspired and thought everything was going to change,” says Stapp. “I know he walked into a tough situation, but I feel change is in the air.” In addition to talking politics, Stapp is making the rounds this week to promote his new book, ‘ Sinner’s Creed ,’ which shares his life story. [button href=”” title=”Next: Creed: Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”] Watch Scott Stapp Share His Disappointment With President Obama

Slash Records Score for Horror Film ‘Nothing to Fear,’ Books ‘Conan’ Performance

Jo Hale, Getty Images Slash might be branching out into film production, but he’s still a rocker at heart — so it only makes sense that ‘Nothing to Fear,’ the debut release from his Slasher Films banner, will feature a Slash score. He broke the news via his Facebook page yesterday (Oct. 1), writing, “Going into the studio tonight to work on ‘Nothing to Fear’ score. It’s really coming together” and adding a top-hatted winking smiley face emoticon. While a release date for the movie has yet to be announced, it’s already picked up a distributor — as reported in January , ‘Nothing to Fear’ will be released by Anchor Bay. Featuring the freaky antics of a lunatic preacher in a small Kansas town that is supposedly “one of the seven gateways to Hell,” it sounds like good old-fashioned horror fun, and the perfect vehicle for a few Slash instrumentals. On the non-film front, Slash is still out promoting his latest album, the Top 5 Billboard hit ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ The night after concluding their current tour, he’ll bring his band to ‘Conan’ on Thursday (Oct. 4) for a performance of their latest single, ‘Standing in the Sun.’

Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Thriving With New Golf Venture

Fans holding out hope that retired Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing might find himself missing the stage and return to the band should probably put that notion to bed. Downing, who gave up his career with Judas Priest to focus on his love for golf and developing a multi-million dollar sporting complex complete with luxury hotel and world class golf course, seems to be pretty happy with his current venture.

Papa Roach Singer Jacoby Shaddix Talks Upcoming Vocal Surgery + Surprise Inspiration

Earlier today (Aug. 24), Papa Roach broke the unfortunate news that they had to drop off the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival due to frontman Jacoby Shaddix needing surgery stemming from a node on his vocal cords. As Shaddix gears up for the surgery and the realization that he won’t be able to sing for the next few months he checked in with Rolling Stone magazine to discuss his current state