Comic-Con International has played host to many a zombie in its 40-plus-year history, but Rob Zombie will make a special musical appearance when he hosts the first-ever official Comic-Con opening night attendee welcome party, “Dawn of the Con“, on Thursday July 12 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. PT.
Presented by VH1 Classic in San Diego’s Petco Park, the event will feature live music spun by DJ Will from the network’s “That Metal Show” as well as special previews of Rob Zombie‘s upcoming music project, out Aug. 7, featuring new remixes of his biggest hits by popular DJs.
JOHN 5 will again be working with legends Lynyrd Skynyrd for their forthcoming new album. He’s previously worked with the band writing Skynyrd’s 2009 album “God and Guns”.
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington stated:
“He’s probably one of the best guitar players I’ve ever played with, and I’ve played with a lot of great ones. He just lives with a guitar on him, and he knows that neck like nobody I’ve ever seen.”
Artisan News Service recently spoke with JOHN 5 about the new project:
The 2011edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium is currently being streamed live at Skynet.be. Below the video you can choose high, standard or low connection and a chat window is also available. The live performances of MOONSORROW, MASTODON, ROB ZOMBIE and SLIPKNOT won’t be streamed. Check below for the complete Sunday line-up:
|AMORPHIS 14:00 – 14:45
KREATOR 14:50 – 15:40
MOONSORROW 15:45 – 16:30
MASTODON 16:35 – 17:35
LEGION OF THE DAMNED 17:40 – 18:30
AVENGED SEVENFOLD 18:35 – 19:35
OPETH 19:40 – 20:40
ROB ZOMBIE 20:45 – 22:00
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY 22:05 – 23:05
SLIPKNOT 23:10 – 00:40
Rob Zombie says that he has buried the hatchet with Ozzy Osbourne after recently airing his feelings about two of his more recent band members — bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson and drummer Tommy Clufetos — being hired away by Ozzy Osbourne for Ozzy‘s touring band. Nicholson was hired by Ozzy in 2006 while Clufetos left just months ago, leaving Zombie in desperate need of a drummer.
In a posting on his MySpace page, Zombie writes, “I am very happy to put this Zombie-vs.- Ozzy crap to rest.
“I just got off the phone with Ozzy and all is good with us. I have known Ozzy and Sharon for many years and have never had any problems with them. In fact, they have always been very cool and easy to deal with. So, needless to say, I found this whole situation very strange and a real bummer. This whole thing was really always between my band and a certain ex-drummer, not between me and Ozzy. I wish Ozzy nothing but the best. End of story.”
In a recent interview with the Artisan News Service (see video below), Zombie stated about his musicians being hired away by Ozzy, “I think there’s ways to do things and I think there’s ways to not do things and I think the way they’ve chosen to do things is not how I would do things; I think it’s kind of rude.”
Zombie added, “I mean, if my guys that I have wanna go play with other people, that’s fine; I don’t own them. But I think there’s ways to do things in a respectful way and there’s ways to just be shitty, and I feel that the way things have gone down lately has been pretty shitty . . . I’m just happy because every time I’ve lost somebody, I’ve gotten somebody ten times better, so I’m thankful for that. So if somebody’s band wants to be made up of my cast-offs, enjoy.”
New Guitar Rig and Jam Video Footage Now Online
The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, are currently preparing for the next big North American touring onslaught, which kicked off with a massive run across Canada on April 28th with Goatwhore. This leads them directly into the much anticipated, big summer festival Rockstar Mayhem Tour performing alongside such major acts as Lamb of God, Rob Zombie and Hatebreed. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/3iob now to view their complete touring itinerary. The band will also be performing a series of off-dates with Lamb of God and Hatebreed.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD have also teamed back up with acclaimed director Rick Podd (The Watcher, Hellraiser), who previously shot their “Battles and Brotherhood” video, to shoot a new clip for the track “Silent Killer.” The group’s latest album, Here Waits Thy Doom, is going to be reissued as a Mayhem Tour edition with four exclusive new tracks along with a bonus DVD featuring their video for “Battles and Brotherhood,” their performance on Fuel TV and more. Look for this new edition everywhere on June 29th. Click on the link below now to view stills from the “Silent Killer” video shoot. Look for it to make its online debut next month sometime.
Shane Clark (guitars) also just spoke in-depth about his guitar setup and jams out a few of the band’s most memorable riffs, so click on the following link to check it out now.
Clark further comments on the theme of the new video: “Hey all. It’s that exciting time again when we’re making another video. Fuck Yeah! This time around it’s for our song ‘Silent Killer.’ It’s going to be a straight up East Van production once again directed by our friend Rick Podd who directed our barbaric ‘Battles and Brotherhood’ video. This time, it’s going to be about us getting killed by an assassin methodically throughout one fine Vancouver evening. I personally am excited because we have one of the industry’s finest FX artists around helping us add a nice element of gore and guts which will get your blood boiling. Not to mention babes doin’ the killin.”
See 3 INCHES OF BLOOD on the road this summer with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
3 INCHES OF BLOOD:
ON ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL
7/10 San Bernadino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
7/11 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/13 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre Southeast
7/14 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
7/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
7/18 Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
7/20 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/21 Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/23 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/24 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theater
7/25 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
7/27 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
7/28 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/30 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Theater
7/31 Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/1 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/3 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
8/4 Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
8/6 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
8/7 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/8 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/10 Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
8/11 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/13 Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
8/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
W/ LAMB OF GOD AND HATEBREED OFF DATES
7/7 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air
7/8 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
7/12 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
7/19 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
7/29 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
8/9 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
W/ LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH OFF DATES
8/15 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
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By Filipe Marta & Bruno Marques