- Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer JOHN CORABI Says His Upcoming Autobiography Will 'Piss Off' A Few Of His Ex-Wiveson November 30, 2020 at 12:19
Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has completed work on his autobiography. Titled "Horseshoes And Hand Grenades", it was written wih the help of MÖTLEY CRÜE historian/author Paul Miles, and is tentatively due in early 2021. In a new interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast, Corabi stated about his book: "It literally goes from my birth — back to the very beginning. It talks about my side of the family — and my mom's. My dad's side of the family came from Italy; my mom's side of the family came from somewhere in Ireland. And the neighborhood I lived in. And just everything. It goes all the way back. It explains the Uncle Jack. If you're familiar with the MÖTLEY record [I sang on], you know that [the song 'Uncle Jack'] was about my uncle, and it goes through all of that shit. Marriages and divorces and infidelities, and then the bands as well. What I was going through trying to get a record, and once I got the record deal. So it's not just focused on MÖTLEY or one band; it's literally my life from front to back, right up until now. [It covers] THE DEAD DAISIES — leaving the DAISIES to [going] back to pursuing my solo career, making John Corabi a brand or a household name. And there's no punches [being pulled]. I know I'm being honest. I know there's a few people I'm probably gonna piss off — a few ex-wives and whatever. But fuck it. It is what it is. It's honest." Corabi also confirmed that he is working on his first electric-band album of original solo material, which he hopes to release early next year. The effort is a collaboration with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, among many others. "Most of it is stuff that [Marti] and I worked on together," he said. "I do have a song that I worked on with a buddy of mine, Dan Karkos, who actually co-wrote with me for my acoustic record." As for the musical of his new solo LP, Corabi said: "All I can say is '70s… This is the shit that I love, I grew up with. So I've got some stuff that's very [LED] ZEPPELIN-esque. I've got stuff that's just swampy, acoustic dobro blues. And then I've got some stuff that's very '70s pop — old [Peter] Frampton or QUEEN. And I'm just throwing it all together. "I think the coolest thing about the music industry right now is nobody's selling any records, so you pretty much have fucking free rein to do whatever the fuck you want," he explained. "A guy like me, I'm never gonna get on the radio — ever. I'm never gonna get on MTV. So I'm, like, fuck it. I might as well just do what I want. So if it's really eclectic, or too eclectic for people's tastes, it doesn't really matter at this point. So I'm just doing what I want." Corabi joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for the group's original singer, Vince Neil, who was dismissed due to personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top 10 placing on the album chart. When Neil returned to the fold in 1997, Corabi was left on his own and formed the band UNION with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. In February 2018, Corabi released a live album of his performance of MÖTLEY CRÜE's entire 1994 self-titled album, recorded on October 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. "Live '94: One Night In Nashville" documents the album in its entirety along with the bonus track "10,000 Miles", which was originally released as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the "Quaternary" EP.
- BEHEMOTH, ARCH ENEMY And CARCASS To Join Forces For 'European Siege 2021' Touron November 30, 2020 at 11:40
Two of Europe's most revered metal bands are set to combine forces to bring their "European Siege 2021" tour in the fall of 2021. Poland's BEHEMOTH and Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are joining together for these special dates, bringing their longtime friends and metal legends CARCASS in the special guest slot. Opening the evening's thunderous proceedings will be hotly tipped gothic metal newcomers UNTO OTHERS (formerly known as IDLE HANDS). BEHEMOTH's frontman and creative visionary Nergal states: "After more than a year's break from live music, we can think of no better homecoming to our beloved Legions than delivering to you a performance of new music and an event for the ages: 'The European Siege' — a crushing combination of CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH. We also proudly present the uniquely brilliant, UNTO OTHERS who will warmly welcome you to this night of metal magic!" BEHEMOTH has a reputation for upping the ante with its live show on every outing — as most recently witnessed at its hugely successful "In Absentia Dei" livestream event — so expect a new production nothing short of spectacular. These dates will be their first shows since their special guest appearance on SLIPKNOT's sold-out arena tour earlier this year. ARCH ENEMY's founder and guitarist Michael Amott, who is also a former member of CARCASS, states: "As we've been going through these troubled and challenging times lately, I think we all need something to look forward to. A reason to believe, right? Well....this is it!! 'The European Siege' tour, featuring ARCH ENEMY, BEHEMOTH, CARCASS and UNTO OTHERS is undoubtedly the ultimate metal tour of 2021. See you there!" Tour dates: Sep. 28 - IE - Dublin, Olympia Theatre Sep. 30 - UK - Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow Oct. 01 - UK - Manchester, O2 Academy Manchester Oct. 02 - UK - Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham Oct. 03 - UK - London, O2 Academy Brixton Oct. 05 - FR - Paris, Le Zénith Oct. 06 - FR - Toulouse, Le Bikini Oct. 08 - PT - Lisbon, Sala Tejo Oct. 09 - ES - Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre Oct. 10 - ES - Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi Oct. 12 - FR - Lyon, Le Radiant Oct. 13 - IT - Milano, Alcatraz Oct. 15 - DE - Berlin, Columbiahalle Oct. 16 - CZ - Prague, Tipsport Arena Oct. 17 - PL - Katowice, MCK Oct. 19 - HU - Budapest, Barba Negra Oct. 20 - AT - Vienna, Gasometer Oct. 22 - DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena Oct. 23 - NL - Den Bosch, Mainstage Brabanthallen Oct. 24 - BE - Brussels, Forest National Oct. 26 - CH - Zurich, Samsung Hall Oct. 27 - DE - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle Oct. 29 - DE - Munich, Zenith Oct. 30 - DE - Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle Oct. 31 - DE - Hamburg, edel-optics.de Arena Nov. 01 - SE - Gothenburg, Partille Arena Nov. 03 - FI - Helsinki, Ice Hall Nov. 05 - SE - Stockholm, Annexet Nov. 06 - DK - Copenhagen, Forum BEHEMOTH's latest EP, "A Forest", was released in May via Metal Blade. The EP's title track is a cover of THE CURE classic, and it features a guest appearance by SHINING frontman Niklas Kvarforth. The "A Forest" EP also includes a live version of the title track as well as the two aforementioned songs from the "I Loved You At Your Darkest" sessions. In January 2019, ARCH ENEMY released a compilation, "Covered In Blood", of all cover songs the band has recorded throughout its career. In the fall of 2018, Amott revealed that he had commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to the "Will To Power" album. Released in 2017, that disc marked the second ARCH ENEMY album since the departure of longtime singer Angela Gossow and addition of Alissa White-Gluz. It was also the first ARCH ENEMY disc to feature former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis, who joined the band in late 2014. CARCASS released a new EP, "Despicable", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. The band's next album, "Torn Arteries", was originally scheduled for release in August but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.
- AC/DC's 'Power Up' Spends Second Week Atop Australia's Albums Charton November 30, 2020 at 10:51
According to Billboard, AC/DC's "Power Up" has topped the Australian ARIA Albums Chart for the second week in a row. The legendary hard rockers previously spent two weeks at Australia's No. 1 with the 1992 album "Live". "Power Up" hit the No. 1 spot in 18 countries, including in the U.S., where it sold over 117,000 copies in the first week. The LP marked AC/DC's sixth No. 1 album in Australia where the band is the only Australian group in history to have had a No. 1 album across five decades: "Back In Black" (1980s), "Ballbreaker Live" (1990s), "Black Ice" (2000s), "Rock Or Bust" (2010s) and "Power Up" (2020s). The album also holds Germany's biggest first week of 2020 and the biggest first week for an international act in four years, as well as being the U.K.'s fastest-selling album of 2020 and the biggest first week of the year. "Power Up" is the fastest-selling album of 2020 in at least three of its biggest markets — U.S., Australia and the U.K. In the U.K., it opened with first-week sales of 62,000. 52,955 units of these were on a physical format (CD, vinyl, cassette). "Power Up" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). The LP was recorded over a six-week period in August and September 2018 at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver with producer Brendan O'Brien, who also worked 2008's "Black Ice" and 2014's "Rock Or Bust". "Power Up" is a tribute to Angus's brother Malcolm Young, who died in 2017 from effects of dementia at age 64. Malcolm is credited as a writer on all 12 tracks on "Power Up", along with Angus. "Power Up" is available in multiple configurations, including digital, CD, and deluxe versions. The limited edition, one-of-a-kind deluxe "Power Up" box is the ultimate fan package. Hit the button on the side of the box and watch the flashing neon AC/DC logo light up while the opening bars of "Shot In The Dark" blast out of the built-in speaker. Inside the box is the full CD package in a soft-pack with a 20-page booklet that features exclusive photos and USB charging cable allowing the box to remain powered up and on display. The vinyl LP was pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket. Limited-edition variants of the LP are available at select retailers nationwide, as well as the band's online store.
- SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Releases Music Video For 'Exhale' From Solo EP 'Controlled Chaos'on November 30, 2020 at 10:08
SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose released his debut solo EP, "Controlled Chaos", on November 27 via Rise Records. Morgan co-wrote the EP with SEVENDUST bandmate Clint Lowery. With Clint on guitar and Jason Christopher (COREY TAYLOR, PRONG) on bass, Morgan tracked six songs in less than ten days at The Lair in Culver City, California. The first music video from "Controlled Chaos", for the haunting track "Exhale", can be seen below. The clip follows Morgan as he prepares to head out and face all the challenges the world presents him while inspiring others to follow his path. Rose discussed how the idea for the EP came about during a recent interview with Alicia Atout. He said: "I came to California in the very beginning of March, and I was supposed to be here for, like, two or three days. I had just started dating a girl, and she lived out here. So I was, like, 'Okay, cool. We'll take that step and we'll spend some time in somebody's house.' So I was supposed to be here three days and go into New York on the 9th [of March] to do interviews and get ready for the SEVENDUST world. So then this [pandemic] hit. And all my interviews were, like, 'Well, maybe you should hold on for a few days and let's see what's going on, 'cause something's getting ready to happen here.' So that two or three days turned into two months. So I basically just moved into my girlfriend's house. It's, like, 'Oh, we just started dating. Oh, we live together.' It was wild." He continued: "The funny thing is that she's an engineer that works on records, so she had access to this studio, and I was, like, I wanna do something. So I called Clint, and he said, 'I'm gonna send you some guitar riffs, and [you] play drums and sing on it, and see what happens.' So I ended up doing a solo record, like it was a joke. I was just, like, 'I'll just go in and record a little bit. I'm not a singer; I'm a screamer.' So I ended up doing this solo record, and Rise picked it up. And I was, like, 'Oh my God. I have a record deal as a solo artist now all of a sudden.' It was a trip." Fans of Morgan's main gig will be pleasantly surprised at the different shades presented on "Controlled Chaos", as the EP presents a varied musical blueprint on the legendary drummer. Morgan sounds equally at home singing with a keyboard and orchestral accompaniment as he does belting out his trademark primal screams in a full band setting. The EP's first single, "The Answer", is a bombastic introduction to the EP, taking a page from SEVENDUST's penchant for thick guitars, up-tempo rhythms, and gritty yet melodious vocals. "Controlled Chaos" track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Answer 03. Faster Man 04. Clarity 05. Come Alive 06. Exhale Rose began his career over 25 years ago as a founding member of the Atlanta-based metal band SEVENDUST. Morgan's stickwork with the band has been nationally recognized, being named the number one metal drummer by Modern Drummer magazine, as well as one of the top 100 drummers of all time by Drum magazine, Hit Parader and Drummerworld. Rose, in addition to his work with SEVENDUST, is known for his contributions to projects CALL ME NO ONE with Clint Lowery of SEVENDUST and METHODS OF MAYHEM with Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE. With an impressive three million albums sold, Rose has proved a powerhouse alongside SEVENDUST, helping the band earn four RIAA gold-certified albums. SEVENDUST's 13th studio album, "Blood & Stone", was released on October 23 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2018's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others.
- SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN: 'We've Never Tried To Appeal To A Mainstream Audience'on November 30, 2020 at 09:36
In a new interview with Fresno, California's KSEE24, SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian was asked if it's a challenge trying to appeal to a mainstream audience while also including political messages in the band's music. He responded (see video below): "I'll tell you this: we've never tried to appeal to a mainstream audience. If we were, we wouldn't be writing the type of music we did from day one — very left of center, nutty and comical and deadly serious at the same time. "Music has many amazing purposes — from making us feel good and entertaining us and whatnot — but part of the music that I really pay attention to are ones that move me beyond and really, really challenge my senses for finding justice and doing things with the music outside of just the entertainment aspect of it," he explained. "And those are the artists that I really appreciated over the years. So that's been a huge part of what SYSTEM OF A DOWN does, needless to say, and our fans, I think, appreciate that." Less than a month ago, SYSTEM OF A DOWN released "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz", the band's first new songs in 15 years. The tracks were motivated by the recently erupted conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the latter aided by Turkey and accountable for the greatest violence the region has endured in 26 years. Produced by guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian, who also wrote the music and lyrics, both songs are streaming now on all DSPs and are available for purchase on Bandcamp with band royalties earmarked for the Armenia Fund. The music video for "Protect The Land" incorporates recent footage of the protests and on-the-ground fighting in Artsakh, but in a very personal and aesthetic way. As he did for all previous SYSTEM OF A DOWN releases, bassist Shavo Odadjian executive-produced the music video and curated the cover and brand art for the project. "Protect The Land" a was originally written by Malakian for the next album by his other group, SCARS ON BROADWAY, while "Genocidal Humanoidz" was penned three or four years ago when Odadjian, Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan convened for a jam session that produced several songs, only to abandon them when Tankian wouldn't commit to an album. Within a week of their release, "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz" landed at positions No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart. "Land" topped the chart with 2.7 million U.S. streams and 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending November 12, while "Humanoidz" garnered 1.8 million streams and 5,000 downloads. As a result of renewed interest in SYSTEM OF A DOWN's music, the band's 2001 album "Toxicity" re-entered the Hard Rock Albums chart at No. 10 (5,000 equivalent album units; up 32%) while 1998's "System Of A Down" has shot back up to No. 11 (5,000 units; up 308%). SYSTEM OF A DOWN is planning to film a music video for "Genocidal Humanoidz" in December. "I've written out the storyline, and I've got a couple of surprises that I'm gonna be putting [in there]," Odadjian told geopolitical analyst Richard Èlmoyan in a recent interview. Photo credit: Clemente Ruiz
- SUSPECT208 Feat. Sons Of SLASH, SCOTT WEILAND And ROBERT TRUJILLO: Debut EP Coming Soonon November 30, 2020 at 09:08
SUSPECT208, the new band featuring the sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo, recently released its debut single, "Long Awaited". SUSPECT208 frontman, 20-year-old Noah Weiland, is the son of late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. The drummer is London Hudson, 18-year-old son of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash. 16-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo is son of METALLICA bass player Robert Trujillo. They are joined by 18-year-old guitarist Niko Tsangaris. Asked in a new interview with Australia's Wall Of Sound if "Long Awaited" is indicative of SUSPECT208's overall sound or if future releases will be reflective of a wider variety of influences, Niko said: "This song shows a couple sides of our sound all in one — punk, alternative and hard rock coming together to make something new and fresh. We are definitely going to branch out and show all our colors as we grow as a band." Tye chimed in: "I would say 'Long Awaited' is a piece of what we have. We have so many killer ideas we haven't even gotten to yet." Trujillo went on to say that he listens to "varieties of different types of music. Sometimes I'll be listening to BAD BRAINS or SLAYER, all the way to modern hip-hop," he revealed. "I like to take influence from each genre I listen to." As for Niko's influences, he said: "I love all of it. Old to new, hard rock to indie. Personally, I've always been inspired by the classics — LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC, [Jimi] Hendrix, et cetera. But lately I've been into a wide variety of new pop and indie music like Dua Lipa and THE KILLERS, and the many others that are out right now. Tye also confirmed that there will be plenty more SUSPECT208 music in the coming months. "We have an EP [being released] relatively soon," he said. "After that, our plan is to continue on writing new material until we have a solid selection of songs." In less than a month, "Long Awaited" has racked up more than 800,000 views on YouTube, with some people comparing SUSPECT208's sound to that of the early 2000s supergroup VELVET REVOLVER, which featured both Slash and Scott Weiland. Tye had previously performed live with KORN and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, while London is also a drummer in his other band CLASSLESS ACT, which opened for Slash on a 2018 tour. Tsangaris also plays in CLASSLESS ACT. When he was just 12 years old, Tye Trujillo filled in for bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu for KORN's South American tour after Fieldy was unable to make the shows due to "unforeseen circumstances."
- WOLFGANG VAN HALEN On Response To His 'Distance' Single: 'It's An Outpouring Of Love Like I've Never Seen Before'on November 30, 2020 at 08:40
Wolfgang Van Halen told Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station that a lot of other artists have reached out to him to offer their words of support in the days following the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. "To the point where I can't even keep up with it," he said (hear audio below). "I've never had this — with just texts and social media. I used to be able to read everything, and now I can't. So much falls to the wayside that I might not even be aware who's reaching out to me. It's an outpouring of love like I've never seen before. It's incredible." He added: "I've never been able to go on my phone before and see an overwhelming amount of positive things said about me, which is pretty crazy." Wolfgang also talked about how he deals with being at the receiving end of online criticism, explaining that it's always best to laugh it off. "It's funny, 'cause you've gotta think about where those people are in their lives to be able to be so comfortable saying such horrible things that it's, like, 'Man, you know what? They're probably going through a lot right now. It's best to just let it roll off my back,'" he said. Wolfgang had been preparing to release music from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH for some time. That plan was altered when his father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen called him and told him his cancer had returned. Wolfgang decided to put everything on hold to be with his father through his battle. During that time, Wolfgang was writing material for his upcoming solo album, for which the first single "Distance" would be born. Writing the song and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals for MAMMOTH WVH, "Distance" is an open letter to his father — one Wolfgang was fortunate to play for his dad and would become a favorite of Eddie's — declaring "no matter what the distance is, I will be with you." The video for the song is created from a collection of family home movies through the years and offers an inside look in to one of music's most notable personalities. Chronicling the family through the years, the video ends with a touching voicemail left from Eddie to his son. Last week, "Distance" topped Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart. The track also entered the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart at No. 9 and the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and Rock Digital Song Sales charts at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. MAMMOTH WVH's debut album is scheduled for release in 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Photo credit: Travis Shinn
- Watch DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Sing A Cappella Version Of 'Pull Me Under'on November 30, 2020 at 08:07
Video of DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie belting out an a cappella version of "Pull Me Under", the first single from the band's breakthrough album "Images And Words", can be seen below. LaBrie sang a couple of lines from the track while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Cameo reportedly features more than 20,000 celebrities — from musicians and actors to drag queens and from YouTubers to Olympic gold medallists — who, for fees from $1 to $2,500, will offer video messages that mention another person by name. Happy birthday messages are common, as are baby announcements, but some celebrities have also recorded messages for Cameo users looking to quit their jobs or ask a potential date to a prom. The price for a video is determined by the celebrity. LaBrie charges $55 for each of his Cameo videos. Upon its release in 1992, "Pull Me Under" and its accompanying video received airtime on radio and MTV and expanded DREAM THEATER's audience. "'Pull Me Under' was a surprise to everyone, 'cause 'Pull Me Under' is… it's over eight minutes long, never meant to be a single," DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci told Gitarre & Bass in 2017. "The songs being played on the radio were nothing like DREAM THEATER, but, for some reason, it must have stuck out to where people were calling the radio stations: 'What is that band? Oh my God! I wanna hear that song again.' And that kind of snowballed and grew, and 'Pull Me Under' became a rock radio hit. And I remember at the time I was living in New Jersey, on the East Coast of the U.S., and I'd turn on the radio and I'd hear it all the time. It was a cool feeling." Asked if "Pull Me Under" is the most important song of DREAM THEATER's career, John said: "Yeah. Probably. Yeah. If you think about what it did for us as far as the future is concerned, it really put up on the map. It enabled us to go from local guys driving around in a van, playing to a few people in clubs to an international touring band with this whole long and very busy and productive career. And who knows? Without that kind of initial spark, we may never have been able to be as successful as we have. I mean, who knows? Maybe we would have. I don't know. But it certainly, certainly helped. Big time." Earlier this month, Petrucci confirmed that DREAM THEATER is using the coronavirus downtime to commence the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "Distance Over Time" marked DREAM THEATER's first album for for Sony Music's progressive imprint InsideOut Music. The group spent the past 25 years recording under various labels in the Warner Music Group system, most recently Roadrunner Records, which released five albums by the band between 2007 and 2016. DREAM THEATER has just released its ninth career live album, "Distant Memories - Live In London". Recorded at DREAM THEATER's sold-out show at the Apollo Theatre in London, the live release documents the band's popular world tour in support of "Distance Over Time" and the 20th anniversary of their seminal concept album "Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes From A Memory".
- PAUL STANLEY Blasts Republicans Not Speaking Against TRUMP: 'Not Sharing Their Opinion Is A Coward's Way Out'on November 29, 2020 at 20:15
Paul Stanley has blasted Republican senators for not speaking out against Donald Trump as Trump claimed that President-elect Joe Biden must prove that the votes he received in the presidential election were not "illegally obtained" in order to enter the White House. The KISS frontman criticized GOP senators for not publicly recognizing Biden's win and for not countering the promotion by Trump and his campaign of unfounded claims that voter fraud disrupted the presidential election. "Republican politicians who now cower before this president are the same ones that ridiculed & dismissed him in the 2016 primaries," Stanley tweeted. "Their silence IS a choice & not sharing their opinion IS a coward's way out. It feeds the mistrust that eats at the core of this country I love." Trump tweeted that Biden can only enter the White House as president if he can prove that his "ridiculous 80,000,000 votes were not fraudulently or illegally obtained. When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia & Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, he’s got a big unsolvable problem!" The tweet was flagged by Twitter with a warning label that reads, "This claim about election fraud is disputed." Trump's tweet came after Biden crossed the 80-million vote threshold, with final ballots still being counted. Biden became the first presidential candidate in U.S. history to surpass 80 million votes. Trump received the second-most votes of all time with over 73 million votes. There is no requirement for Biden to "prove" his votes were legally obtained for him to take office. Trump's lawyers have not presented any evidence of voter fraud and have repeatedly admitted in court cases that they are not even alleging voter fraud. At least 40 lawsuits have been filed by Trump or other Republicans related to the election results. The majority have been dismissed, denied, settled or withdrawn. On Sunday morning, Trump baselessly claimed in an interview on Fox News that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice may be involved in a conspiracy to steal the election from him. "This is total fraud, and how the FBI and Department of Justice — I don't know maybe they're involved. But how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable," the president told Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo. Republican politicians who now cower before this president are the same ones that ridiculed & dismissed him in the 2016 primaries. Their silence IS a choice & not sharing their opinion IS a coward’s way out. It feeds the mistrust that eats at the core of this country I love. https://t.co/lKfSU5hhcX — Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) November 27, 2020
- PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Music Video For 'Flames'on November 29, 2020 at 18:30
SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, EN MINOR), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, LOCK UP) has just released its long-anticipated record "The Black EP". The official music video for the EP's latest single, "Flames", can be seen below. Forged in 2015, SCOUR made its debut with the ferocious single "Dispatched". "The Grey EP", released via Anselmo's Housecore label, dropped in 2016, followed by "The Red EP" in 2017. Faster and tighter than ever, this year's "The Black EP" serves as the final release of the EP trilogy and is inarguably the band's most ferocious effort to date. Mixed and mastered by Ryan Vincent at Apollo Audio Alternative with vocals and drums engineered by Stephen "Big Fella" Berrigan (DOWN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, EYEHATEGOD), "The Black EP" includes guest appearances from Erik Rutan of HATE ETERNAL, Pat O'Brien of CANNIBAL CORPSE, and actor Jason Momoa ("Dune", "Game Of Thrones", "Aquaman"). "The latest SCOUR is the best SCOUR," proclaims Anselmo. Engemann adds: "This is our most fierce and ripping album to date. Completing the EP trilogy, 'The Black EP' brings a more mature musical approach without compromising the utter relentless brutality. We've got a few special gems as well that I'm stoked for people to hear." "The Black EP" was released via CD, LP and digital formats via Housecore Records (North America) and Nuclear Blast (internationally). "The Black EP" track listing: 01. Doom 02. Nail 03. Propaganda 04. Flames 05. Microbes 06. Subprime The sound of SCOUR can best be described as a modern reimagining of what primarily became known as black metal mixed with elements of grindcore and bits of punk and thrash. Without getting too caught up in genre classification, the result is a brand of ominously-hued, punishing minimalism that pays proper homage the the originators, without the trappings of being a "throwback," reimagining the lineage from primitive punk darkness into modernity. This nuanced approach was, perhaps, made crystal clear with the 2019 release of their cover of BATHORY's "Massacre". In its short existence, the band has graced the stages of many of the major players in both the mainstream and metal-oriented music festival circuits including Roskilde, Hellfest, Tecate Metal Festival, Maryland Deathfest, and more. As the lineage of its membership suggests, SCOUR continues to be a proverbial force with which to be reckoned both on the stage and in the studio. SCOUR is: Philip H. Anselmo - vocals Derek Engemann - guitar, backing vocals John Jarvis - bass, backing vocals Mark Kloeppel - guitar, backing vocals Adam Jarvis - drums