Technical death metal masters Cattle Decapitation have dropped of the 'Autumn Apocalypse Tour,' which features Six Feet Under and Wretched. According to Cattle frontman Travis Ryan, the band's sudden exit from the tour was caused by former Cannibal Corpse and current Six Feet Under vocalist Chris Barnes sucker punching Ryan during a verbal confrontation.
Machine Head are currently on tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and the Black Dahlia Murder. With a lineup that is sure to both draw and excite metalheads, one unfortunate part of the United States is going to miss out on the full show, as Machine Head have been banned from ever performing on property owned by the Disney corporation. Thus, the Orlando, Fla. stop of the tour on Dec. 4 will be Machine Head-less.
If the famed zombie apocalypse were to happen, it's obvious that rock and metal's finest musicians would be among the most dangerous. Being starstruck certainly wouldn't help as you attempt to run for your life, and those brave enough to ask for an autograph would most likely end up as brunch for the undead.
When your band becomes a cult phenomenon, it's impossible to avoid those few fans peppered within your audience that take their dedication to insane levels. Fans will cover their rooms with your posters, ink your lyrics into their skin, or in the case of Cradle of Filth singer Dani Filth, the reincarnation of serial killer Elizabeth Bathory will claim to have been your lover in a past life.
"Who's more evil than Larry King?" asks Pig Destroyer vocalist J.R. Hayes before the band's ultra-violent set in Brooklyn last night (Oct. 18). We got to speak with the entirety of Pig Destroyer for a rare interview, when the subject of discussion took an unexpected turn towards iconic broadcaster Larry King.
If your name happens to be Rob Zombie, we suggest that you don't go around showing off anything expensive, because your current tour mate Marilyn Manson may make off with it. This may seem like an odd warning to offer, but in a recent interview Marilyn Manson told a bizarre story about nearly stealing $20,000 Rolex watches from musician John Mayer.
Craig Nicholls, frontman for the Vines, has been arrested in Australia after an apparent bizarre attack on his parents. The vocalist, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, reportedly punched his mother twice in the head and injured a police officer who attempted to detain him.