SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and his girlfriend of the past two years, Alicia Dove, tied the knot over the weekend in their hometown of Las Vegas. The news of the marriage was confirmed by HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders, who shared a photo of him with the happy couple, along with the following caption: "Great big love to Corey and Alicia for sealing the deal! Great times and grateful for being a part of your celebration of marriage. Plenty of good times to come" Corey and Alicia got engaged in April. The singer announced the engagement by posting an Instagram photo of his future bride wearing the ring that he gave her, along with the caption: "L'adorilust. Forever. And Ever." Asked by one of her Twitter followers how Corey proposed, Alicia responded: "After breakfast at home, as I put the salsa back in the fridge I shut the door and he was standing there with a ring. Got down on one knee, and I immediately started crying on the floor with him. In our kitchen. In our sweats, nothing fancy. It was fucking perfect." Taylor and Dove began dating after the breakup of Corey eight-year marriage with Stephanie Luby, whom he wedded in November 2009. Taylor was previously married from 2004 to 2007 to a woman named Scarlett, with whom he shares a son. The singer also has a daughter from an earlier relationship. Dove, who is a professional dancer and a member of the all-girl dance group CHERRY BOMBS, previously stated about Taylor: "I consider myself to be incredibly lucky to have found it in a strong, kind-natured, respectful, genuine, supportive, and loving man such as [Corey]. As silly and as cliche as it sounds, I didn't know what real, selfless love was until him. His artistry, intelligence, and heart knows no bounds. He is my hero. My inspiration. My safe place." Taylor called Dove "my best friend, "my confidant, "my push and pull, my warm kiss and my welcome home." He said: "She's everything I ever wanted and more, all rolled up into the most beautiful woman in the world to me." He added: "I thought I was lucky in life. But I never knew what it was like to REALLY be lucky... til I found her." Top photo courtesy of Corey Taylor's Instagram Great big love to Corey and Alicia for sealing the deal! Great times and grateful for being a part of your celebration of marriage. Plenty of good times to come ???☄️? Posted by Kyle Sanders on Monday, October 14, 2019
Vivian Campbell says that he is recovering from a recent back surgery. The DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist, who was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013, was asked about his health during an October 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". Campbell said: "My back is the issue at the moment. I did spine surgery last Wednesday, so I'm sitting here with an ice pack and a back brace on. So I'm a little concerned about that. It's gonna be difficult for me to do these next couple of weeks' worth of [DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE] shows. I'm gonna be moving very slowly. But I know that I can get on stage and I can play guitar and I can sing, so that's all I need to do. It'll be the travel in between that's gonna be extremely uncomfortable." "As far as the cancer, I'm just doing these infusions," he continued. "I go back to City Of Hope tomorrow and get another infusion. And that'll keep me right for another three to four weeks. It's just maintenance. It's all good as far as I'm concerned." Asked if his cancer is the type of thing that will ever fully go into remission or if it's something that he will have to manage the rest of his life, Campbell said: "Right now, it's just holding, and has been for four years. So I'm very fortunate that I caught my cancer early enough to where this is okay to keep it in this holding pattern. So until something else comes along. The technology is moving at a furious pace — there's so many new cancer treatments and alternative treatments coming to light year after year. The treatment that I'm on — in fact, I was part of a clinical trial of that — that's relatively new. So I'm very fortunate that way, that I caight it early and I happen to be a good candidate for this particular treatment and it's a good place holder. So it doesn't really have any impact on my life other than scheduling and [being] a little bit tired for a few days around the infusions. But right now it's kind of slid to second place on the complaints list because of the back surgery. So that's my more pressing concern." For the past four years, Vivian has been part of a medical trial in Los Angeles, at City of Hope — one of the world's leading cancer research facilities — being treated with medication called pembrolizumab, which became FDA approved in early 2017. Campbell, who receives pembrolizumab infusions roughly once a month, has also performed, toured and worked with legendary artists including THIN LIZZY, DIO, WHITESNAKE, RIVERDOGS and Lou Gramm. Vivian and his DEF LEPPARD bandmates were finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March — 14 years after the British rockers first became eligible.