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Avenged Sevenfold Members Participate in 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ Charity Golf Event

MSO Who wouldn’t enjoy a nice sunny day out on the golf course in the midst of winter? That’s exactly where Avenged Sevenfold ‘s Zacky Vengeance and M. Shadows could be found late last month, and they were there in the name of a good cause. The rockers joined a number of their musical pals in participating in the 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ charity golf tournament and auction Jan. 28 in Mission Viejo, Calif., with the proceeds from the event going to Unite the United and the MusiCares charities. Music industry vets Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival) and John Reese (Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, Identity, SGE) staged the fourth annual event, which took in over $42,000 for the charities. Greg Ganzeria and the PEAKfresh team took home the title as the winning foursome, while the Avenged Sevenfold pairing finished second, tied with the Vans team. Specially crafted trophies were also given out to the participants in such categories as “Worst Team” and “Best Dressed.” In addition to the Avenged members, other participants included Limp Bizkit ‘s Fred Durst , NOFX’s Fat Mike and  No Doubt ‘s Adrian Young (both seen above with M. Shadows), As I Lay Dying ‘s Jordan Mancino, and the members of Forever the Sickest Kids. Check out a few photos from the event below and see the entire gallery at the 2013 Duffing for Dollars Facebook page . Fred Durst with Cory Brennan, Justin Arcangel and Jordan Mancino MSO M. Shadows Facebook: 2013 Duffing for Dollars [button href=”” title=”Next: Avenged Sevenfold to Play 2013 Rock in Rio” align=”center”]

Chuck Shaffer Picture Show Win 2012 Uproar Festival Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands

Facebook: Chuck Shaffer Picture Show Remember the name Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, because the group just emerged as the winner of the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands. As a result of besting acts from 28 other markets, the group just earned a slot on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. In addition, the band will have the opportunity to record an EP with acclaimed producer Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Seether, Drowning Pool, P.O.D.) at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood and are walking away with $10,000 worth of music gear and other prizes. Music lovers can check out the up-and-comers in the latest episode of UPROAR TV, where the band performs at the Bristow, Va stop of the UPROAR festival. Watch the episode below. “The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is the ultimate summer rock tour and we are so honored to be a part of the 2013 experience,” says Chuck Shaffer Picture Show’s Ryan Johnson. “We’d like to thank Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, Rockstar Energy Drink and all of the judges for believing in us and welcoming us into the family.” In addition to the aforementioned festival slot, music gear and EP, the band’s grand prize package includes coverage right here on Loudwire as well as a feature in Revolver, a professional photo shot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson, a music video created by director Strait Hovartos, a one year supply of Ernie Ball strings, a one-year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink, free website design and two years of free hosting from Lunarpages. Chuck Shaffer Picture Show Win 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands [button href=”” title=”Next: Check out a 2012 Uproar Festival Review + Gallery” align=”center”]

Slipknot Guitarist Mick Thomson Gets Married

Jo Hale, Getty Images Congrats are in order for Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson, as Blabbermouth reports he wed girlfriend Stacy Riley Friday (Oct. 5). Photos of the happy couple can be seen on Riley’s Tumblr account . Thomson has enjoyed the fall months after a busy summer out on the road with Slipknot. Not only did the group headline the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival , but they also put together their inaugural two-destination Knotfest event. Having toured Europe and North America over the last two years while celebrating the memory of late bassist Paul Gray , the band members appear to be getting closer to making their musical return. The group also issued their ‘ Antennas to Hell ‘ greatest hits package. Corey Taylor , who had been one of the more reluctant members when it came to discussion of continuing without Gray, recently confirmed that the group had been putting together demos  for their fifth album. However, no timetable has been given for the recording and release of the disc. Slipknot recently were confirmed as one of the headliners for the 2013 Download Festival . [button href=”” title=”Next: Slipknot – Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix on Vocal Surgery: ‘It’s Healing Really Well’

Mary Ouellette, In late August, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix received discouraging news. After experiencing issues with his voice and consulting a doctor, he was advised to undergo surgery due to a node on his vocal cord. The impending surgery caused Papa Roach to drop off of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival after only a week on the bill, an opportunity the band was hoping to use to showcase the new material from their upcoming disc, ‘The Connection,’ due out next week on Oct. 2. Well, good news: Shaddix tells Loudwire he is already on the path to a complete recovery after the surgery, and should be back on the stage in the very near future. Our phone conversation with Shaddix began with the Papa Roach singer serenading yours truly with his rendition of the classic Run-DMC tune ‘Mary, Mary,’ probably much to the chagrin of his doctor. When asked how his pipes were healing and how he was feeling, Shaddix was very positive about the whole experience. “Recovery is going really good,” Shaddix said. “It was a little tough in the beginning; I couldn’t talk at all so that sucked. It was the longest silence of my life since I was born; I just wanted to talk so bad.” As far as the physical healing, Shaddix said his last few appointments have been very encouraging. “Went to the first doctor’s appointment, all good,” explained Shaddix. “Went to another one yesterday and the doctor said I could start warming up. It was funny because they put a camera down my nose and down my throat to look down there and they couldn’t see which side they operated on because it had healed so well. They had to go back and look at the ‘before’ pictures, so that’s a god sign. It’s healing really well.” So what does the future hold for the singer? “I’m going to start warming up and I’ll be good to go here in the next two weeks. I’ll be full-voiced, buck wild, singing like a maniac,” Shaddix said. So in short, a true return to form. When we asked Shaddix if there would be any long-term effects to his singing voice, he responded, “I don’t think so. I’ll find out exactly how my voice sounds in the next few weeks. Anything is better than what it was, though, because it was f—ing terrible. I’m good.” Check back next week for the rest of our interview with Shaddix. In the meantime, you can pre-order Papa Roach’s new disc ‘The Connection’ here before its release on Tuesday (Oct. 2). [button href=”” title=”Watch the Video for Papa Roach’s New Single ‘Still Swingin'” align=”center”]

Godsmack + Staind Perform Pantera’s ‘This Love’ During Texas Uproar Fest Stop

Mary Ouellette, Godsmack have always been vocal about how much of an influence Pantera  had on their career and so it seemed only fitting that when the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival rolled into Pantera’s home state of Texas that the band would pay homage to them at some point during the night. It didn’t take long to get that ball rolling as Sully Erna and Godsmack were joined center stage by Mike Mushok and Aaron Lewis of Staind . Together they ripped into ‘This Love’ from Pantera’s 1992 release ‘Vulgar Display of Power,’ a disc that coincidentally just secured the No. 1 position in Loudwire’s Top 10 Albums of 1992 proving what an impact it made on both musicians and music fans alike. The stage quickly became an all-star cast of the 2012 Class of Uproar Fest with members of Fozzy , P.O.D. and more providing gang vocals during the chorus on one side of the stage while Rita Haney, the longtime girlfriend of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott , joined in on the other side of the stage, making for quite a special metal moment. Erna closed out the song, saying, “Rest in peace Dimebag Darrell, we miss you.” Fans in the crowd managed to capture the performance from several different angles. Check out a few of their takes below. Uproar Fest wraps up at the end of September, check out all of the remaining dates and locations here . Watch Fan-Filmed Footage of Godsmack, Staind + More Performing Pantera’s ‘This Love’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Godsmack: Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”]

Papa Roach Preview New Song ‘Before I Die’ in Behind-the-Scenes Video

Mary Ouellette, With less than two weeks to go before the Oct. 2 release of Papa Roach ‘s latest album ‘ The Connection ,’ the band has released a behind-the-scenes video (watch below) that talks about the new album, and includes portions of the new song ‘Before I Die.’ It’s a revealing video that begins with vocalist Jacoby Shaddix in the hospital, holding up a post-it note that says ‘scared,’ as he prepares for surgery on his vocal cord. Papa Roach had to drop off the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival after a week due to nodules on Shaddix’s vocal cord. Band members also talk about the meaning of the album title ‘The Connection’ in the video.  Shaddix told Loudwire  recently how they decided on that title. “What ‘The Connection’ means to us, it’s our connection to the music, it’s the connection of this music to the fans, it’s the connection that we make onstage with our music, it’s the connection from fan-to-fan on the social Internet marketing media world. It’s like when the Facebook fans start to get to know each other, they come to shows and meet each other and make friends.” He added, “It’s just this connection that Papa Roach makes is bigger than us sitting in a room jamming. It’s larger than life now and we’re just the facilitators for that, so it’s just painfully obvious that this is what it needs to be.” In the video, Shaddix also reveals that he split with his wife during the making of the record. “There was a point where she wanted to go experience life without me. That was the moment I feared in my life the most.  Something so dear to me was being taken away against my will.” His recovery from the procedure is going well, according to a message Shaddix recently posted on Facebook . “Things are lookin good!!! The doctor says my vocal cords look like they are healing very well. So happy so blessed so grateful.” It looks like he’ll be ready to go in time for Papa Roach’s European tour in November. Watch Papa Roach – ‘The Connection’ Part 1 [via  ArtistDirect ]

Godsmack Invite Fans to Partake in 8:15 Toasts

When the clock strikes 8:15, the boys in Godsmack raise a glass and toast to all the good things in life, and now they’re inviting their fans to take part in what has become a band tradition. In a new tour video straight from the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, frontman Sully Erna checks in to explain what 8:15 means to the band. It’s a time for them to