October 1, 2001 |
Rage comes in many flavors. For Slipknot it's all about cartoon horror, a dark but ultimately safe metal nightmare fantasy. System of a Down digs deeper, matching the same speed and aggression, while exploring complex textures that suggest the musical and thematic scope of a modern Led Zeppelin. Both of these versions of contemporary metal were unfurled at Saturday's Pledge of Allegiance tour stop at the Forum, which also included sets by Rammstein, Mudvayne and No One.
April 11, 2005 |
"They said we were an abomination.... Then they said we were done," Slipknot's ghoulish frontman, Corey Taylor, noted midway through his group's clamorous concert Saturday at the Forum. Then the masked metal band plowed into the Grammy-nominated single "Duality" from its latest album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)." The nine-piece band from Des Moines has obviously disproved the doubters of its gimmicky thrash.
July 23, 2000 |
"No jumping into the audience, no setting the stage or anyone on fire." It's sound check at the Hollywood Palladium, and the members of Slipknot are being given a list of do's and don'ts by the ballroom's management. Apparently word has gotten out about Slipknot shows. "The promoters have been talking to each other," says drummer Joey Jordison, who, like his bandmates, has adopted a numerical name (he is #1). "Now every time we roll into town, we get a list of what we can and can't do."
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May 26, 2010
Donald Lukens Disgraced Ohio congressman Former U.S. Rep. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, 79, once a rising conservative star in state politics before a string of scandals abruptly ended his career, died Saturday of cancer at a Dallas nursing home, his family said. Lukens was convicted in 1989 of paying a 16-year-old Ohio girl for sex. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500. The scandal cost him the 1990 Republican primary, where he lost to then-state Rep. John Boehner, now the House minority leader in Congress.
November 1, 2012 |
Frontman Mitch Lucker of the popular Riverside heavy-metal band Suicide Silence died following a motorcycle crash late Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. Lucker, 28, was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the Orange County corner's office. The singer was involved in the accident not long after posting a photo to his Twitter feed in which he appeared to be costumed for Halloween. "There's no easy way to say this," the band wrote in a statement posted on its Facebook page . "Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.
September 21, 2008 |
Whoever devised the slipknot contract clause "into perpetuity" hadn't conceived a Gail Zappa. She's made it her job to parse the music industry's dense legalese, close contractual loopholes and, most significantly, end what she sees as its iron grip on an artist's past, present and future. "Let me say it in the simplest way," she lays it out, her full hand on the table, "My job is to make sure that Frank Zappa has the last word in terms of anybody's idea of who he is.