4 Years Ago Scott Weiland Would Be Found Dead on His tour Bus
On December 3, 2015, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver Frontman Scott Weiland would be found dead on his tour bus with his band the Wildabouts. Check out our video discussing the tragic events and the warning signs!
Evanescence Drummer Will Hunt Taunts Rioters at Knotfest in Mexico
Evanescence put out a well thought out response this past Sunday (Dec. 1) after audience members set fire to their equipment at Knotfest in Mexico. This was caused by a broken security barrier that wasn’t able to be fixed resulting in both Evanescence and Slipknot cancelling their performances over the weekend over safety concerns, but Evanescence drummer Will Hunt issued his own statement which taunted the rioters. To be fair Hunt’s drum kit was set on fire so he’s probably pretty upset and referred to the rioters as “fuckin’ weak ass” amateurs who he lambasts for not fully incinerating his drum kit. “Do you even riot bruh?” Hunt asks at one point. “Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!” See the rest of his message toward the bottom of this post.
The statement came outon the drummer’s Instagram account the same day Evanescence released their group statement about the cancellation and subsequent riot. While Hunt claims “a small group of morons” will not change his “love for the Mexican people,” he repeatedly calls the Knotfest Mexico rioters “weak and stupid.” He also criticizes an otherwise “kind” stagehand for not fully extinguishing the fire before attempting to remove the debris.
“If you’re gonna torch my beautiful … kit that meant the world to me,” Hunt continues to the rioters, “at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!” Elsewhere in the riposte, the musician conveys to the instigators that their “fucking riot” was, in all caps, “WEAK AND STUPID JUST LIKE YOU FUCKING MORONS.” Check out his statement below!
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So, a lot of questions about this. First and foremost everyone is ok. We love Mexico and as a whole the fans are incredible. The riot that happened was a small group of morons and they WILL NOT change my love for the Mexican people or our fans in Mexico. As for the rest of it, here are my (somewhat comical) take aways. 1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I mean, hell, if you’re gonna do it, REALLY do it!! Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!!! What you pack of [email protected]$ies did was weak and stupid- JUST LIKE YOU. 2nd. If you’re gonna torch my beautiful @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!! Fuckin’ weak ass [email protected]$y AMATEURS!! Again- weak and stupid JUST LIKE YOU. And 3rd- to the kind worker trying to clean up the mess- before you cart off my still smoldering kit (third video and because it used to rock so hard it’s still on fire!!) you should probably make sure the embers are out because IT CAUGHT BACK ON FIRE SMOKEY!!! So there ya go……… Moral of the story is don’t half ass anything…… least of which, your fucking riot, which again was WEAK AND STUPID JUST LIKE YOU FUCKING MORONS….
Fan Selling Axl Rose Signed Guitar
A seller has listed an autographed Axl Rose guitar pickguard. Check it out here.
Matt Sorum’s New Book Gets Release Date, Cover and Synopsis!
Just noticed this morning that former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum’s book “Double Talkin Jive” has a release date, cover and synopsis on Amazon. The book has a release date of April 7, 2020. The cover of the book can be seen below!
Drug smuggling, shoot-outs, and never-ending decadent parties: Matt Sorum’s Double Talkin’ Jive could almost be described as the autobiographical equivalent of the film Blow. But rather than becoming a premier drug smugglers, Matt Sorum becomes a world-famous drummer in Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and the Cult. Sorum drops out of high school to become a drummer. When Sorum is given the chance to play in the Cult, he is finally able to make a living as a drummer. The very next year Slash and Duff Mckagan recruit Matt to join Guns N’ Roses, and with that, Matt’s life is transformed. When Axl Rose starts turning up at the recording studio more and more sporadically, sometimes not at all, Matt recounts in keen detail how he and the band stagger toward their downfall. Matt and his Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Duff form Velvet Revolver with Dave Kushner and Scott Weiland. When Weiland suddenly leaves the band, Matt steps in as drummer for Motörhead during their US tour, and then starts his own all-star band, Kings of Chaos. During his time as a professional drummer, Matt battles alcohol and addictions, but meeting his girlfriend, Ace Harper, helps him manage to go clean. Matt Sorum’s autobiography, written with writer duo Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson, avoids all the usual rock biography cliche
Guns N’ Roses Bassist Duff McKagan Releases New Music Video For charity
GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff “Punk Rock” McKagan has released a new video for the song “Cold Outside” from his solo album “Tenderness”. The clip deals with the growing homeless crisis in the U.S. and is being released on “Giving Tuesday”. The release coincides with a Propeller campaign that benefits Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.
The video is designed to help raise awareness and support during the holiday season for the Mission and their work to provide emergency care and long-term recovery services to the hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area.
Mr. Punk Rock would put out a statement saying the following
“In my early days, I was in similar situations,” recalls McKagan, “so I know what it’s like to not have anyone to turn to and sometimes need a helping hand to get back on my feet. I know many know others in need and I am hoping that, if we come together, we can help make a real difference.”
McKagan has donated memorabilia as part of the Propeller campaign with all proceeds going to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.
Through the Propeller platform, fans will be able to earn points as they “take action” by volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission, donating to the Mission, sharing the campaign info on social media to help spread the word, and buying donated memorabilia. Items include a signed Litho, a signed “Tenderness” deluxe LP, as well as a “Tenderness” U.S. tour t-shirt, wristbands and more.
All donations made on Tuesday, December 3 will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $60,000) by an anonymous donor.
For more information on Propeller, go to here.
Former Guns N’ Roses Foes Poison Tease Major Announcement
Hair metal band Poison’s website has a countdown clock with some thinking it could be a major announcement regarding their upcoming tour with Motley Crue and Def Leppard next summer.
The clock is set to expire Wednesday (Dec. 4) at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Poison Frontman Brett Michaels revealed last month that he was working on “something incredible” in regards to the band’s touring plans.
Poison last released a studio album in 2007 called Poison’d! cover album of rock ‘n’ roll songs with their most recent album of original material going back 17 years with 2002’s Hollyweird. Michaels told Loudwire last year, that at least one new Poison song to be released by the time within the next year saying
To see the countdown, visit Poison’s official website here.
Knotfest Mexico Ends in a Riot
This weekend Slipknot’s traveling festival Knotfest Mexico ended in a riot similar to the old days of Guns N’ Roses. According to reports once a barricade was pushed down during Behemoth’s set earlier in the day,multiple attempts by the festival organizers to fix it failed. Slipknot would cancel their headlining set over security concerns and Evanescence also cancelled their show.
#Knotfest started trending on Twitter and some of Evanescence equipment was destroyed and posted on social media. Evanescence drummer Will Hunt’s kit — went viral. “It literally breaks my heart to see @evanescence equipment being destroyed at #knotfest. To the people who went on to destroy their equipment, you’re a bunch of cowards. Malditos perros!,” tweeted one fan, while another concertgoer eloquently added, “This doesn’t represent metalheads nor mexicans. Only morons that can’t behave properly.”
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest,” the band commented in a joint statement. “Security barricades became an issue, and it was decided that for the safety of the fans, neither Slipknot or special guests Evanescence could take the stage.
“We had hoped to be able to perform today, but regrettably, a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play.
“We are extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to perform, but the safety of our fans and our community is our biggest priority. We will look to get back to Mexico sometime in the future.”
Evanescence commented on the events in a video posted to Instagram. “We are heartbroken we didn’t get to play for you tonight, México City,” the band captioned the clip. “Your safety, your life is more important than any show! We love you and we will be back soon, that’s a promise.” See below.