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Slipknot’s Clown To Lecture at Drake University

Slipknot's Clown
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Hiring a clown for a university functions is a little absurd -- unless the clown is Slipknot percussionist M Shawn 'Clown' Crahan. The musician, who didn't graduate from college but has stated in interviews that he got his bachelor's, masters and doctorate degrees in the University of Rock 'n' Roll, will present a lecture called 'On Living Your Dreams,  Slipknot & Life' this evening (Nov. 15) from 6-7 p.m. local time at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Chimaira Guitarists Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries Quitting Band

Chimaira
Todd Bell, Official Promo Photo

The last two years have been a hellish ride for Chimaira. First, they lost three band members -- drummer Andols Herrick, bassist Jim Lamarca and keyboardist Chris Spicuzza. After a brief period of panicking, they replaced the dudes with two members of Daath, multi-instrumentalist Emil Werstler on bass and keyboardist Sean Zatorsky. Then they added drummer Austin D'Amond and wrote one of their  best albums to date, 'The Age of Hell.' But now, Hell hath unleashed its unpredictable fury yet again.

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It Wouldn’t Be National Metal Day If It Wasn’t for ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

This Is Spinal Tap
MGM

The entire metal community is celebrating today (Nov. 11)  as National Metal Day and cranking their favorite tunes ... well, to 11. There's something about the date -- the synchronicity of numbers, the cutting parallel lines  -- that when 11/11/11 is written out that looks pretty metal. But the real metal-ness of National Metal Day dates back to the classic 1984 rock movie satire 'This is Spinal Tap.'

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