- Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor has taken aim (or shots) at the annual Grammy Awards, in a recent interview calling the event a “popularity contest”. The group has been nominated seven times and won once, with Taylor saying, “I know a lot of people who put a lot of stock in it, but I keep telling them, ‘We’ve been nominated now like, God knows how many times. We won once. Cool. It’s a popularity contest — that’s all it is.'” Slipknot won Best Metal Performance in 2006 for the song “Before I Forget” and is up again for the same prize this year, this time for its track “Custer.” The band will compete against Lamb Of God, Ghost, Sevendust and August Burns Red for the prize.
- Former Blink 182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge is launching a new multi-media project called Sekret Machines that will incorporate both fiction and nonfiction books, a documentary and new music. DeLonge‘s first offering will be a 704-page hardcover novel, Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows that he co-wrote which will be published on April 5th. The book is the first of three and is said to be based on “actual events” and “facts” gleaned from “sources within the military and intelligence community.”
- Deftones have released a brand new song called “Prayers/Triangles” online. The track is taken from the group’s eighth studio album, Gore. Singer Chino Moreno premiered the tune on i-tunes. Gore will be available April 8th
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