TinyPic It’s story time with Jerry Cantrell ! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991. During an interview with Jim Dunlop , Cantrell recalled Alice in Chains and Van Halen constantly one-upping each other during the 1991 tour, which led to onstage pranks involving unattractive strippers, dismantling gear mid-performance, invading the stage dressed only in women’s underwear and more. “A lot of pranks get pulled on stage, it’s kind of a tradition to f— with each other at the end of the tour, especially the opening bands,” describes Cantrell. “I remember the Van Halen guys got us like four times in one set, back in ’91, at the end of that tour.
Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine returned on June 1 for Season 12 of ‘ That Metal Show ’ and closed out the night scoring the highest rated telecast on VH1 Classic this year. With guest Jason Newsted and appearances by drummer Carmine Appice and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta checking in online, the episode proved to be a great start to what is sure to be a heavy hitting season.
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images Fans never quite know what they’re gonna get with a Guns N’ Roses gig, and when the setting is a bowling alley / rock club in Brooklyn, N.Y., there’s truly no telling what could happen. On Thursday night (June 6), Axl Rose and company rolled (pun intended) into the Brooklyn Bowl and scored big with the fans who were lucky enough to attend such an intimate GN’R gig. Walking into the club and seeing people bowling at about 10 or so lanes at one side of the venue was a bit surreal. Was this really happening? Were the mighty Guns N’ Roses really about to play a bowling alley
Facebook: Adrian Belew In the wake of some big news from Nine Inch Nails , including a new single, details of a new album and the announcement of a North American tour, yet another member of the revamped industrial giants has announced his departure from the band. Guitarist Adrian Belew, who contributed to ‘The Downward Spiral,’ ‘The Fragile’ and ‘Ghosts I-IV,’ just became the latest member of the new NIN lineup to take his leave from the group. Belew, of course, was the longtime frontman for iconic prog act King Crimson , also has also worked with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Porcupine Tree + many others.
Cooking Vinyl Marilyn Manson is a self-proclaimed poster boy for all things society fears, but all those who pay close attention understand that Manson is a man of heart. Following the apparent suicide attempt of late singer Michael Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter Paris, Manson reached out to the teen, offering her well-wishes and generosity. Manson has been connected to far too many negative news reports throughout his career, with the singer claiming to have been blamed for a grand total of 36 school shootings during a recent interview with Larry King. Early in the morning of June 5, Paris Jackson cut her wrists with a meat cleaver, swallowed a number of pills and left a suicide note. Reasons for the attempt have been attributed to stress in school, boy trouble, the untimely death of her father, an upcoming court appearance regarding Michael Jackson’s death and not being allowed to attend a Marilyn Manson concert.
Today, June 6, is one to celebrate in the metal community. Back on 6/6/06 the first International Day of Slayer was celebrated, and now, the heavy metal holiday rings in its seventh year anniversary and continues to be a cause for metal fans to unite. In a new video message to fans, seen above, Slayer guitarist Kerry King spoke about the International Day of Slayer and how it was hard not to be consumed with thoughts of Jeff Hanneman , Slayer’s founding guitarist who tragically passed away on May 2 of this year