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Lamb of God Delivers In Houston, TX

    Last night Lamb of God delivered the goods on the Slipknot tour in Houston, TX. This was the 4th time I had seen Lamb of God and the only thing that disappointed me was the amount of time they got to play. I am used to them being the headliner and seeing them […]

Corey Taylor, Maynard James Keenan, Dave Navarro + More Criticize 2013 Grammy Awards

Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Puscifer / Jason Merritt, Getty Images The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held last night (Feb. 10), and it was business as usual for the famed awards show. Music’s biggest names walked the carpet, while shiny golden gramophones were given out to rock artists such as the Black Keys , Halestorm and Trent Reznor + Atticus Ross. However, a sense of disarray resonated with various musicians, who took to Twitter in order to vent their disapproval of the Grammy Awards. Out of any rock act nominated, the Black Keys were one of the night’s biggest winners, having taken home trophies for Best Rock Album (‘El Camino’), Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance (‘Lonely Boy’) and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for frontman Dan Auerbach. Halestorm took home a Grammy after ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ won Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance and Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his partner in sonic crime Atticus Ross won the Best Score Soundtrack Grammy for their work on ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.’ Despite those victories, the Grammys were met with much criticism within the rock and metal community. Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor congratulated Halestorm on their win, but expressed disappointment in the Grammys’ lack of respect for metal music: I’m happy for Halestorm, but sad because the Grammys don’t respect our genre AT ALL. We get one category and it’s not even televised. — The Boogie Knight (@CoreyTaylorRock) February 11, 2013 Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro offered his own thoughts on the Grammys, opting to switch channels to catch the return of ‘The Walking Dead’ instead. People watch zombies on #thewalkingdead , zombies watch people on The Grammys — Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) February 11, 2013 Next up is Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan , who took more of a passive objection to the Grammys, responding to a fan who tagged Keenan in a tweet. “@ ninelocal : Tnite’s Award Show is Irrelevant, Overrated & Not “fun.” wp.me/p2Fm11-gq I think @ mjkeenan of @ puscifer agrees.” Yup. — Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) February 11, 2013 Adelitas Way also checked out the Grammys last night, but found the ceremony to be rather dull and uninspired. Watching the Grammys with respect for every artist involved, but this year is very boring, I would be def be breaking shit up there — adelitasway (@adelitasway) February 11, 2013 What did you think of the 2013 Grammy Awards? Let us know your thoughts on who should have won the many awards presented by the show in the comments section below! [button href=”http://loudwire.com/2013-grammy-award-winners/” title=”See the 2013 Grammy Awards Winners” align=”center”]

Pantera vs. Slipknot – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Semifinals

Loudwire Rock Bowl Semifinals You may need some padding after this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinal matchup is complete. It’s the circle-pit favorite ‘F—ing Hostile’ from Pantera squaring off the brutality of Slipknot ‘s own slamming anthem ‘Wait and Bleed.’ Pantera eeked out the narrowest of victories against Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies’ in the first round, taking home 53 percent of the vote, but they had an easier time in the quarterfinals against Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash,’ earning 72 percent of the final tally. With the full-force guitar work of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul’s speedy yet powerful beats, Rex Brown’s thumping bass line and Phil Anselmo’s pent-up aggression, this song is as energetic as they come and captures the fighting spirit represented on the football field. And speaking of aggression, Corey Taylor certainly delivers while singing about the hate rising up inside of him. Much like an NFL player psyched up for competition, Slipknot ‘s ‘Wait and Bleed’ comes out of the gate ready to erupt. ‘Wait and Bleed’ easily bested P.O.D.’s ‘Boom’ in round one with 71 percent of the vote, while Slipknot also had a decisive victory in the quarterfinals against Rob Zombie’s ‘Superbeast,’ with 72 percent of the final tally. It’s Pantera vs. Slipknot in a battle to advance to the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinals and you can hear both songs below. You can vote once per hour between now and Friday (Feb. 1) at 10AM ET, so vote as often as you can. And if you haven’t yet, click on the red button below to vote in our other semifinal matchup of Metallica against Avenged Sevenfold . Listen to Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ Listen to Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’   Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/metallica-vs-avenged-sevenfold-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-semifinals/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Metallica vs. Avenged Sevenfold” align=”center”]

Corey Taylor Talks New Stone Sour Albums, Favorite Childhood Swear Words + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Corey Taylor was nearly expelled in Kindergarden for yelling his favorite string of swear words. The Stone Sour / Slipknot vocalist chose to share this gem during Part 1 of our exclusive interview with the modern icon, along with discussing many other topics. Right before Stone Sour’s New York City show with Papa Roach and Otherwise, we had the opportunity to speak with Taylor about his favorite swear words, the upcoming Stone Sour album, ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 2,’ his own series of comic books and an elaborate set of performances featuring both parts of the ‘House of Gold & Bones series, along with clearing up the rumors about Slipknot’s infamous Houdini mansion. The second half of our chat, which focuses on Slipknot, is coming soon, but for now, enjoy Part 1 our exclusive video interview with Corey Taylor: Corey Taylor of Slipknot + Stone Sour Talks to Loudwire (Part 1) [Contains Explicit Language]

Slipknot vs. P.O.D. – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

It’s time to get amped up for some football and in our 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, we’re attempting to find out which track gets you most in the mood for gridiron aggression. This first round matchup pits the masked rockers of Slipknot against the “Southtown” favorites, P.O.D. While Slipknot offer plenty of unrelenting tracks, ‘Wait and Bleed’ is arguably the best fit the most for football. As Corey Taylor sings about the hate raising up inside of him, the listener can definitely apply that to the competition at hand. And given the violent nature of football, there will definitely be some bleeding coming soon. P.O.D.’s hit song ‘Boom’ has long been a sports anthem, with singer Sonny Sandoval seemingly calling out the competition after a particularly hard hit. As the song says, “ Boom! / Here comes the boom! / How you like me now? ” There’s no mistaking that sentiment when it comes to football. Which one of these rock warriors will be left standing when Round 1 is complete? That’s up to you to decide. Listen to both tracks below, then vote in the poll provided. You can also vote in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup by clicking on the red button at the bottom of this post. Voting in Round 1 concludes Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:59PM ET. Hear Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’ Hear P.O.D.’s ‘Boom Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-vs-five-finger-death-punch-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-round-1/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Rob Zombie vs. Five Finger Death Punch” align=”center”]

Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Are ‘On Hiatus’

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Stone Sour just dropped their ‘ House of Gold & Bones Part 1 ‘ album and singer Corey Taylor is currently working on the second half of the release, so where does that leave his other band,  Slipknot ? The vocalist says that after touring the U.S. this past summer, things will scale back for the immediate future. He told Artisan News Service in a video interview (seen below), “We’re doing a couple of shows next year, but that’s about it right now. It’s on hiatus.” Taylor has also been plotting a comic book series and is contemplating turning the two albums into corresponding films. In other Corey Taylor news, the singer talks about his favorite tattoos in a new video clip, which can be seen below. The vocalist says of his general rule for getting tattoos, “There’s kind of a common theme of balance. You can’t have the good without the bad. You can’t have the light without the dark. For me, it’s been about having two ends of the spectrum.” Taylor picked the tattoos he has on each forearm as his favorites, with two recognizable celebrities that have served as inspirations getting the ink treatment. To see who they are and hear Taylor’s explanation as to why he got them tattooed, check out the video below. Watch Corey Taylor Discuss Slipknot’s Current Status Watch Corey Taylor Describe His Favorite Tattoos [button href=”http://loudwire.com/slipknot-confirmed-to-headline-first-day-of-2013-download-festival/” title=”Next: Slipknot to Headline 2013 Download Festival” align=”center”]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Testament’s Alex Skolnick + More Invade New York Comic Con

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Comic Con attracts all walks of life, and this year some metal luminaries made appearances at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City over the weekend. Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor pulled up a chair at the Dark Horse Comics booth to greet fans to spread the word about his comic book series ‘House of Gold & Bones.’ Twisted Sister  frontman and horror enthusiast Dee Snider was also there for a signing, as well as Iced Earth  axe-man  Jon Schaffer and  Testament  guitarist Alex Skolnick , who played some serious riffs at the Metal Sucks booth. Metallica  guitarist  Kirk Hammett  also made a special appearance at this year’s convention in order to promote his forthcoming book ‘Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection.’ We were there to catch Taylor, Skolnick and Schaffer in action. Check out our photos below, as well as video of Skolnick shredding on guitar: Check Out Photos of the Metal Invasion at Comic Con 2012: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Watch Alex Skolnick play guitar at Comic Con 2012

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