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Report: Maynard James Keenan Says Tool Will Not Release New Album in 2013

Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images Fans who have been patiently waiting for Tool ‘s next album will unfortunately have to hang in there a bit longer according to vocalist Maynard James Keenan . In a recent interview with Chile’s Radio Futuro, Keenan apparently stated that Tool will not be releasing a new album in 2013. Tom Petty famously sang, “ The waiting is the hardest part ,” on his single ‘The Waiting’ in 1981, and Tool fans worldwide are currently blasting that classic track on repeat while cradling themselves in the fetal position. There are few groups that harness cult followings like Tool, which is why fans of the band have been rabid for new material since 2006; the year Tool released their most recent album, ’10,000 Days.’ With Tool’s album drought having lasted seven years, a new Tool disc was expected to drop in 2013, according to various sources. The other members of of the band have recently been working hard  to write the album, although a reported Vespa accident recently brought the jam sessions to a brief halt. However, according to Maynard Keenan, there will be no new Tool album this year. When asked by Radio Futuro if a new Tool album will be released soon, Keenan simply replied, “No new disc. Not this year … I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing.” Keenan has become infamous for screwing with the media. The singer played an April Fools prank in 2005, having revealed that he “found Jesus” and claiming that Tool were abandoning what would later become ’10,000 Days.’ Keenan has also peddled a book that doesn’t exist and once reported that the members of Tool were in critical condition after a bus accident, so whether or not you believe Keenan is up to your own judgement. In the same Chilean interview, Keenan also batted down the possibility of a new A Perfect Circle album, citing his focus on Puscifer and APC guitarist Billy Howerdel’s dedication to Ashes Divide as to why an album is currently off the table. Puscifer’s upcoming EP ‘Donkey Punch the Night’ is set for a Feb. 19 release. [button href=”” title=”Tool Guitarist Adam Jones Proposes to Girlfriend Live at WWE ‘Royal Rumble'” align=”center”]

2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards To Honor Metallica, Rob Zombie + Tony Iommi

Theo Wargo / Michael Loccisano / Paul Kane, Getty Images The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show looks to be the event’s biggest ceremony to date, as Metallica , Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be among the honorees. This year’s Revolver Golden Gods takes place May 2 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia and also features a headlining performance by Metallica. Metallica have been chosen to receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, joining such past honorees as Rush , Motley Crue , Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne . Drummer Lars Ulrich stated, “Since the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is fast becoming THE most rocking awards ceremony in the hard rock world, we are beyond psyched to be at the receiving end of this shout out and in the distinguished company of Rush, Lemmy, Ozzy and Motley Crue. I was hanging out and presenting at the shenanigans two years ago and the energy in the room and the vibe backstage was beyond f—ing cool, so Metallica is chomping at the bit to partake in this year’s event.” The Golden God award, given to an honoree that embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, will be presented to Rob Zombie this year. “What can I say?,” said Zombie. “It is a complete honor to receive this award and have my name join the list of such legendary past winners as Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons . Pretty cool deal to be part of the Golden God club.” The timing of the ceremony will also work well for Zombie, who also used the opportunity to announce that his next album, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ will drop April 23, followed by the release of his ‘Lords of Salem’ film on April 26. The night’s other major honoree, Black Sabbath ‘s Tony Iommi, will be adding the Riff Lord award to his mantelpiece. Iommi says, “What a great honor to receive the Golden Gods Riff Lord Award for 2013, especially with our new Sabbath album coming out. I hope there will be some new favorite riffs in these songs.” Last year’s winner of the Riff Lord honor was Slash . The evening will also feature performances from Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch , Anthrax , Stone Sour , Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm , with more acts expected to be added in the coming weeks. Fans can currently vote in 11 other categories (listed below) at . Tickets for the show, which will once again be hosted by Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho , can be purchased here . The event will broadcast live on AXS TV, and also via Xbox Live and Facebook. Rockers Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will host the red carpet event prior to the ceremony. In related news, the first-ever “Revolver Road to the Golden Gods Tour” was announced along with the naming of the nominees. Stone Sour and In This Moment will team up for the run, which launches in March and runs up to the Golden Gods ceremony in May. The itinerary will be revealed shortly. 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show Nominees: BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone • John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo) • Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) • Alex Lifeson (Rush) • Misha Mansoor (Periphery) • Brendon Small (Dethklok) • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop • Abe Cunningham (Deftones) • Mario Duplantier (Gojira) • Arejay Hale (Halestorm) • Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament) • Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) • Neil Peart (Rush) PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley • Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill) • Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo) • Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) • Geddy Lee (Rush) • Jason Newsted (Newsted) • Sergio Vega (Deftones) BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink • Phil Anselmo (Down & solo) • Maria Brink (In This Moment) • Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) • Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) • Chino Moreno (Deftones) • Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot) BEST NEW TALENT • Device • Ghost • Kvelertak • Miss May I • Of Mice & Men • Young Guns MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records • Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL) • Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing) • Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC) • Triple H (WWE wrestling) • Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding) • CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB) BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom • Anthrax • Five Finger Death Punch • Hatebreed • Lamb of God • Slipknot • Volbeat COMEBACK OF THE YEAR • Aerosmith • The Darkness • Quicksand • Refused • Soundgarden • Tenacious D SONG OF THE YEAR • Asking Alexandria, ‘Run Free’ • Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ • Black Veil Brides, ‘In The End’ • Dethklok, ‘I Ejaculate Fire’ • Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ • In This Moment, ‘Blood’ MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Xbox LIVE • Black Label Society • Black Veil Brides • A Day To Remember • HIM • Rammstein • Slipknot ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification • Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’ • Gojira, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ • Halestorm, ‘The Strange Case of…’ • Marilyn Manson, ‘Born Villain’ • Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’ • Stone Sour, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1′ [button href=”” title=”Next: Metallica Discuss 3D Film Plans” align=”center”]

Tool Member Badly Injured in Vespa Crash, Songwriting for New Album Delayed

Tool Dissectional An unidentified member of Tool recently suffered serious injuries after crashing his Vespa scooter along icy roads. The accident left the musician with several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder, thus pushing back jamming and writing sessions meant for Tool’s massively anticipated fifth full-length album. Posted on the band’s website on Jan. 26 as a Tool newsletter, the Vespa accident was described in detail while keeping the identity of the member affected hidden. Strangely enough, yet another anonymous person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital from a separate Vespa crash, suffering a head injury along with multiple cuts and bruises. Tool were hoping to begin 2013 with some good news that would energize fans long awaiting a new record, but unfortunately, that turned out not to be the case. However, in a turn for the better, the band is now back to work on the album. Here’s an excerpt from the latest newsletter detailing the situation: The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool’s next record. For the most part this was due to a ‘minor’ accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I’m happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday (January 21), despite it being a holiday for many. Coincidently (?), a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I’m quite certain that if you were to order an “Entaphiosis” Hoddie, you would receive an “Entaphiosis” Hoodie. Several days ago members of the press (from different magazines) conducted interviews with band members about upcoming events, and I would imagine that these writers, etc. also inquired as to how things were progressing with regards to the band’s next record. So, there’s something to look forward to reading, and I will certainly try to give updates as to when these publications hit the newsstands. I was hoping to be able to throw some of you a bone the first week of the New Year, but for certain reasons this announcement has been pushed back a month. Therefore, look for a news post that will be exciting to some towards the end of the first week in February. Maynard James Keenan and his side project Puscifer are set to release their latest EP, ‘ Donkey Punch the Night ,’ on Feb. 19. As for news on Tool’s upcoming record, stay tuned as news continues to break. [button href=”” title=”Tool Guitarist Adam Jones Proposes to Girlfriend Live at WWE ‘Royal Rumble'” align=”center”]

Flyleaf + Drowning Pool To Showcase New Vocalists on 2013 U.S. Tour

Facebook: Flyleaf / Facebook: Drowning Pool Two rock bands will put their newly chosen singers vocalists on display when they team up for a 2013 tour. Earlier this year, Flyleaf announced that Kristen May would front the band, taking over for Lacey Sturm who left after recording of the group’s ‘ New Horizons ‘ album. Meanwhile, Drowning Pool are touring in support of their first album with new frontman Jasen Moreno . The as-yet-untitled disc just yielded the single ‘ Saturday Night .’ The trek launches Feb. 21 in Philadelphia and runs for a full month through March 24. Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya says, “We’re excited for everyone to experience Kristen May’s powerful and inspiring voice as she joins us onstage.” Bassist Pat Seals adds, “I can’t wait for these new songs to happen live for both longtime and new fans.” Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce adds about the tour, “We’re excited as hell to get back out on the road and hang with our fellow Texas rockers Flyleaf. We’ve done some radio shows together in the past but this will be our first real run together. I know Flyleaf has a great new lineup and some amazing new tunes. We’ll be playing a killer mix of songs from our catalogue and some new tunes as well. Looking forward to rocking out with everyone.” In addition to ‘Saturday Night,’ Drowning Pool also served up a preview track called ‘One Finger and a Fist’ during the WWE Slammy Awards earlier this week. The song is available as a free download for a limited time here . Get it now. Flyleaf / Drowning Pool 2013 North American Tour: 2/21 — Philadelphia, Pa. — TLA 2/22 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Altar Bar 2/23 — Hartford, Ct. — Webster 2/24 — Allentown, Pa. — Crocodile Rock 2/27 — Huntington, N.Y. — Paramount 2/28 — New York, N.Y. — Irving 3/1 — Asbury Park, N.J. — Asbury Park 3/2 — Silver Spring, Md. — Fillmore 3/5 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s 3/6 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues 3/8 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Intersection 3/9 — Detroit, Mich. — St. Andrews Hall 3/10 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues 3/14 — Denver, Colo. — The Summit Music Hall 3/15 — Salt Lake City, Utah — ITV 3/16 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory 3/17 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory 3/19 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory 3/21 — Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues 3/23 — Tempe, Ariz. — The Marquee 3/24 — Tucson, Ariz. — Rock [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch Flyleaf’s ‘Call You Out’ Video” align=”center”]

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Discusses ‘Sin and Bones,’ Balancing WWE Career With Music + More

Chris Jericho boasts a career that only he, and he alone, has been able to accomplish. Along with an incredibly decorated tenure with WWE, a job that comes with a notoriously grueling schedule, Jericho serves as the vocalist for hard rock band Fozzy. Balancing two of the most demanding jobs on the planet, on top of being a father, is a mixture that would quickly burn out the average person,

Fred Durst Denies Being Ejected From WWE ‘SummerSlam’ After Flipping the Bird at Camera

Among the many celebrities that attended WWE’s ‘Summerslam’ on Aug. 19, was Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst. As the camera panned to Durst during the live pay-per-view event, the nu-metal musician scrunched up his face and raised a middle finger to the camera that was broadcast into the homes of millions of wrestling fans. Rumor quickly spread that Durst was kicked out of ‘Summerslam’ after flipping the bird, but the

Duff McKagan, Scott Ian + Chris Jericho to Appear in ‘Rockstars Say the Funniest Things’

Get lost, Billy Cosby, metal is invading your territory with the three-night event, ‘Rockstars Say the Funniest Things.’ Billed as ‘a spoken word performance series,’ ‘Rockstars Say the Funniest Things’ will feature musical heavyweights Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Chris Jericho (Fozzy, WWE Wrestler). Each evening in the London series will shine the spotlight on one musician, who will offer the crowd stories and