The Dish - 12/05/13
12/5/2013 3:00:00 PM
For: Thursday, December 5, 2013
--Corey Taylor To Appear In Horror Movie With Robert Englund
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is set to appear alongside Freddy Krueger himself in a new horror film. Taylor landed a role in the upcoming feature "Fear Clinic," which stars "A Nightmare on Elm Street's" Robert Englund as a "fear doctor" who treats patients with crippling phobias. Taylor plays an employee at the doctor's title clinic, and he says he's really looking forward to working with "the great Robert Englund." "Fear Clinic" is currently scheduled to hit theaters around Halloween 2014.
--Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre's Beats Music Launching In January
Trent Reznor and Dr. Dre's new music streaming service, Beats Music, will be up-and-running next month. Beats Music's CEO Ian Rogers made the announcement on his personal blog, writing that the streaming network is "locked and loaded" and ready to launch in January ...
The Dish - 12/04/13
12/4/2013 3:00:00 PM
For: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
--Metallica Not Staging 2014 Orion Festival
Metallica won't host an Orion Music + More festival next year. A rep for the event's promoter-producer, C3, tells Billboard.com they're skipping 2014 because of the band's European tour. The spokeswoman didn't say if the festival will return in 2015. Metallica first staged their Orion festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2012, and hosted their 2013 event in Detroit this past June. A few months ago Metallica frontman James Hetfield told "Billboard" he was pleased with this year's festival, saying he thought it "went smoother than the previous one." But he also admitted that the promoters have the final say in whether Orion Music + More has a future, and money would be the determining factor. Hetfield added that they weren't out to make money with the event but wanted to at least break even, which hasn't happened ...
The Dish - 12/03/13
12/3/2013 3:00:00 PM
For: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
--Rock Photographer, NIN Fan Dead At 38
Concert photographer and devout Nine Inch Nails fan Andrew Youssef has lost his lengthy battle with cancer. Youssef's brother said in a statement on Facebook that the 38-year-old died Saturday, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Youssef had been chronicling his fight for Orange County, California's "OC Weekly," and recently drew attention after Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor called him from the stage in Las Vegas and dedicated a song to him. Reznor and Youssef had become friends recently, and the photographer said he'd cherish those moments with the rocker forever. A Facebook fundraising page called NIN Fans for Andrew Youssef is still collecting donations to help offset the costs of Andrew's medical care. His brother says supporter's "efforts and love have made a big difference for the family and Andrew."
--Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Shaves ...
The Dish - 12/02/13
12/2/2013 3:00:00 PM
For: Monday, December 2, 2013
--Former Lostprophets Bandmates Release Statement
Ian Watkins' former Lostprophets bandmates are making it clear that they had no knowledge of his "appalling behavior" prior to the Welsh rocker's arrest. The group released a statement over the weekend explaining that they were holding on to hope that there had been some kind of mistake until Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 sexual offenses last week, including two of attempting to rape a baby. The band says Watkins was a "difficult character" and admit that their personal relationships with him had deteriorated recently, but they never imagined him capable of something like that. They say the news has left them "heartbroken, angry, and disgusted," adding that it's something that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. They say their hearts go out to the victims of Ian's crimes and others like them, and urge any other ...
The Dish - 11/27/13
11/27/2013 3:00:00 PM
For: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
--Metallica Lets Fans Pick Songs For Summer Tour, Promises New Music
Metallica will be doing things a little differently when they hit the road next summer. The metal vets are letting the fans put together the set lists for the two short European treks they announced on Tuesday. A post on Metallica.com explains that ticket holders will get a chance to vote for 17 songs they want to hear at the upcoming gigs. A special 18th tune will be chosen by the band, and they promise to vote for a brand new song. The guys say they're "so ready" to make another album after spending most of their time over the past couple of years working on their "Through the Never" concert film. Metallica's last full-length album, "Death Magnetic," came out in 2008. They also released "Lulu," a collaborative album with Lou Reed, in 2011....