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What are The Offspring's Dexter & Noodles up to these days? 'Cockpit Karaoke' of course...at 35,000 feet YIKES!!

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The Offspring are launching their own version of The Late Late Show With James Corden's segment Carpool Karaoke called 'Cockpit Karaoke.' The band released a video of themselves singing along to their song "Come Out And Play" while in a jet. To top it all off, frontman Dexter Holland is the one flying to plane. The rest of the series will feature Holland and Noodles, but in this episode, BLACKBALL tagged along. He's the guy who sings the famous line "Keep 'Em Separated" in "Come Out And Play." The band asked fans on Instagram which song they should do next.

Presents coming from Ozzy and Zakk in September for the 30th Anniversary Of “No More Tears”

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"No More Tears" is turning 30 and Ozzy Osbourne plans on celebrating his 6th studio album in style with a special 30th anniversary edition. The 1991 4x multi-platinum "No More Tears" will be released September 17th through Sony. The expanded edition will be available digitally, and on black, yellow and red vinyl.

Pre-orders are available here. https://ozzyosbourne.lnk.to/NMTVinylAW

"I have a lot of great memories of making the album. We worked hard on the record with John Purdell and Duane Baron, who became extra two members of the band. Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do — everything was planned. It's so nice when you get a producer who's more like a part of the band than them saying, 'nah, you do it this way.' Because we write them and when you write the songs, you have a mental picture of how you think you want it to sound. Sometimes you're surprised for the better, but other times you're disappointed, but John and Duane did an extraordinary job on the album. It was really, really well done. Every song was worked on for a long time and we spent extra time trying to get things right. But there was also lots of goofing around and we had a good time making it. And Zakk's playing on it is spectacular." - Ozzy Osbourne

"On the first record, it was, like, 'I can't believe I'm here.' I had definitely crawled into the fire and kept thinking. 'You gotta produce. You got to come up with some cool stuff.' On 'No More Tears', I guess I was more relaxed. With Ozzy, whenever we're playing riffs, he would be like 'keep playing that riff.' Pretty much every time he just gets up there and starts singing what comes to him naturally, he knocks it out of the park all the time. I mean, there's very, very few times where he's actually said, 'No, let me come back to that. I don't like what I'm singing. I'll come up with something better.' Whatever you're hearing on the record is pretty much first thing he started singing that naturally came out of him, that he started hearing in his head. Which is amazing. My love for him and admiration for him has just gotten even stronger and bigger over the years. It's bigger than the music. It's always a good time whenever we're together, it's always like it's a laugh fest, and then making the records is beyond hilarious as well." - Zakk Wylde

"No More Tears" (30th anniversary edition) track listing:

01 – "Mr. Tinkertrain"
02 – "I Don't Want To Change The World"
03 – "Mama, I'm Coming Home"
04 – "Desire"
05 – "No More Tears"
06 – "Won't Be Coming Home (S.I.N)"
07 – "Hellraiser"
08 – "Time After Time"
09 – "Zombie Stomp"
10 – "A.V.H."
11 – "Road To Nowhere"
12 – "Don't Blame Me"*
13 – "Party With The Animals"*
14 – "I Don't Want To Change The World" (demo)**
15 – "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (demo)**
16 – "Desire" (demo)**
17 – "Time After Time" (demo)**
18 – "Won't Be Coming Home" (S.I.N) (demo)**
19 – "Mrs J." (demo)**
20 – "I Don't Want To Change The World" (live)†
21 – "Road to Nowhere" (live)†
22 – "No More Tears" (live)†
23 – "Desire" (live)†
24 – "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (live)††

* bonus tracks currently on the digital album at DSPs
** demos from the 1991 promo CD "The No More Tears Demo Sessions" (also the "Prince Of Darkness" box set), not currently at DSPs
† live audio from "Memoirs Of A Madman" DVD, San Diego 1992, not currently at DSPs

†† live audio from "Memoirs Of A Madman" DVD, MTV 1992, not currently at DSPs 

R.I.P. # 1...Joey Jordison...founding member and drummer of Slipknot, has died at the age of 46.... :( (SLIPKNOT Tribute Video added)

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Joey's family released an official statement earlier today (July 27th)

"We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46. Joey's death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes."

Jordison was a founding member of Slipknot and was with the band from its inception in 1995 until his departure in 2013. Of the nine members, he was regarded as "Number 1." He later revealed that he suffered from transverse myelitis, a neurological disease that limited his the ability to play the drums. Not only was he one of metal's premier drummers, he was a key songwriter in the group, responsible for co-writing some of Slipknot's best-known songs. Jordison went on to perform with Scar The Martyr, The Rejects, and Sinsaenum. While he was still in Slipknot, he also played guitar in the band Murderdolls.

Slipknot and the band's current members have honored late co-founding drummer Joey Jordison by blacking out their social media. 
UPDATE: SLIPKNOT paid tribute to Joey..."Our hearts go out to Joey's family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss. Joey Jordison's art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. Joey's impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us. We mourn his loss with the entire Slipknot family. We love you, Joey."  -SLIPKNOT (video below)

Condolences to Joey Jordison's family, friends, and bandmates....Bear witness to his incredible skills here (Slipknot's performance of "Psychosocial" at the 2009 Roskilde festival) 

Love And Death (Brian "Head" Welch of Korn) Debut “Let Me Love You” Video, Lacey Sturm Guests

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Love And Death, fronted by Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, have premiered the official music video for their cover of DJ Snake & Justin Bieber's song "Let Me Love You". Former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm guests on this track, which can be found on Love And Death's latest album, "Perfectly Preserved".

"'LMLY' has been one of my favorite tracks to cover. It's so enjoyable to me making a pop song super heavy. Having three vocalists perform on the track was unique as well and I love the way mine, Lacey and JR [Bareis]'s voices blend together. When I asked Lacey to do the song with us I had no idea what the lyrics would mean to her at that particular time. After discovering what she was going through, my main hope with the song was that Lacey would find healing, and that healing might extend to anyone struggling in life who heard the track. "The 'never give up' message that directors Sebastien Paquet and Alison Roberto worked hard to convey in the music video profoundly mirrored some of the conversations Lacey and I were having behind the scenes, without either director having prior knowledge of the conversations, so we were very blown away by that and we're so proud of what we achieved here with this song and video. Art is so much more powerful than we think." - Brian "Head" Welch

"Working with Love And Death on 'Let Me Love You' was sort of a supernatural experience. I was mourning the loss of a loved one when I recorded the song. Mourning is a multifaceted process and sort of comes in waves. They asked me to do the song at a very dark moment in that process. When I went to sing in the studio the lyrics were everything I wanted to sing and scream in response to this death; which felt like such a theft." - Lacey Sturm 

CANDLEBOX has a new album!!!

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 Candlebox is releasing a brand new album called 'Wolves' and they have a single out right now called "My Weakness". This album drops on September 17th! There last album was all the way back in 2016 and the band says, "It comes from where we are as humans right now, and what we've become. Yes, there's beauty in these wolves, but there's the pack mentality, and that lone wolf mentality on the other side." They have also released a single called  "Let Me Down Easy". Below is a video of their song for "My Weakness" blow up the text lines and tell me what you think!

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