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Jim Root fans, we've got some bad news and some amazing news. Of course, we'll start with the bad news. Stone Sour have announced that Root will not be touring with the band on their upcoming winter tour. However, Root's absence is for good reason, as he's chosen to spend the time writing with Slipknot for the band's next album!
Maynard James Keenan's 50th birthday isn't until May of next year, but the multitalented rocker has already got the day planned. On May 10, 2014, Keenan will celebrate his half-century on Earth by performing with both A Perfect Circle and Puscifer in Los Angeles. Adding to the excitement, L.A. alternative rock band Failure, who recently announced plans to reunite, will also play the celebration.
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It was only two weeks ago when we wrote about Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor using Facetime to interact with a terminally ill fan onstage during a performance in Las Vegas. That fan was esteemed concert photographer and journalist Andrew Youssef, and we've just learned he passed away from colon cancer on Nov. 30.
On Thanksgiving Day, Mastodon took to their Facebook page to advertise a new t-shirt. The shirt reads 'Happy Thanksgiving' and portrays a pilgrim holding a gun to a Native American woman's head while she holds a cooked turkey on a platter. Although the shirt provides social commentary on the very real massacre of Native Americans surrounding the first celebration of Thanksgiving, Mastodon have come under fire in response to the shirt's release.