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Ozzy Osbourne: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums

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All Stories When Rolling Stone began compiling the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time , we noticed one trend very early: Ozzy Osbourne was the genre's MVP. He appears on more records than any other single artist on the list, including five with Black Sabbath and two of his own solo releases. Moreover, he appears on three records in the top 10 – his first solo LP ( Blizzard of Ozz , number nine), Black Sabbath's self-titled debut (number five) and Black Sabbath's Paranoid , which topped the entire list. Related The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time The most headbangable records ever, from Metallica's Black Album to Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' For going on half a century, the singer's stentorian voice has gamely pierced through the monolithic guitar tones of Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads and Zakk Wylde. He's an indefatigable frontman whose onstage and offstage antics have inspired countless legends. And, even though he hasn't always been the most amenable to being described as a heavy-metal artist ("I hate that terminology," he told Rolling Stone last year, "because it goes from Poison to fucking Black Sabbath and there is quite a fucking difference"), he's been an ardent supporter of the genre. He took Metallica, Motörhead and Mötley Crüe out on their first big tours, and on his frequent Ozzfest festival tours, he's provided stages for Slipknot, Tool, Pantera, Slayer and countless others. Because Osbourne is not only one of metal's progenitors but one of its biggest supporters, Rolling Stone reached out to him early in the process of compiling the Greatest Albums list to find out what his favorites were. He emailed us a list of his 10 favorites along with a few words about why they're cornerstone albums for him and for metal. Next Slide Trending Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, the trending score reflects the number of users reading a story in real time. What is this?

These are Ozzy Osbourne’s Ten Favorite Metal Albums

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0 The most surprising part about Ozzy Osbourne’s list of his ten favorite metal albums may be that it represents a win for Dave Mustaine, who finally beat Metallica at something. In fact, this list is so lacking in surprises that it may be the first time I haven’t wondered if Ozzy has lost his mind. He may not know what day of the week it is or why he came in this room, but he knows good music when he hears it. Ozzy shared his list as part of Rolling Stone ‘s list of ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time,’ along with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford . You can check out The Ozzman’s list below (via Metal Insider ), then head to the comments section to debate/argue/etc. 10) Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe , (1999) 9) Pantera – Cowboys from Hell , (1990) 8) Motörhead – Ace of Spades , (1980) 7) Metallica – Master of Puppets , (1986) 6) Megadeth – Rust in Peace , (1990) 5) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV , (1971) 4) Judas Priest – British Steel , (1980) 3) Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction , (1987) 2) Alice in Chains – Facelift , (1990) 1) AC/DC – Highway to Hell , (1979) Sponsored Links from Across the Internet

Rampage Killings Fast Facts - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT

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Rampage Killings Fast Facts - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT Member Center: Updated: CNN Library (CNN) -- Here's a look at rampage killings that have occurred in the United States since the 1940s. Includes incidents with four or more killed (not including the perpetrators). Not included are suicides, gang-related incidents, or deaths resulting from domestic conflicts. US Timeline (selected only):Includes incidents with four or more killed (not including the perpetrators) on college campuses as well as other public places. For incidents in K-12 schools, see US School Violence Fast Facts. See also Deadliest Mass Shootings in US History Fast Facts. 2017June 5, 2017 - Five people are killed in a workplace shooting at an office complex in Orlando, Florida. The gunman, John Robert Neumann Jr, 45, had been fired in April and reportedly targeted former coworkers. He dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. March 22, 2017 - Four people, including a police officer, are killed in shootings at three locations in the Wausau area of northern Wisconsin. The suspect, Nengmy Vang, 45, is wounded exchanging fire with police and later dies of his injuries. January 6, 2017 - A gunman opens fire in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. Five people are killed and six are injured. The suspect, Esteban Santiago, 26, had traveled from Alaska to Florida with a gun packed in his checked bag. Santiago is arrested and charged with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death. A conviction could lead to the death penalty. 2016September 23, 2016 - Five people die after a gunman opens fire at a Washington state mall in Burlington, an hour north of Seattle. Suspect Arcan Cetin, 20, is taken into custody after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. He later commits suicide in jail. July 7-8, 2016 - Five police officers are killed when a sniper fires at them as they keep watch over a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, Texas. Seven other officers and two civilians are wounded. After a lengthy standoff with police in a parking garage, a police bomb squad robot kills the gunman. The attacker is identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, an Army veteran who'd served in Afghanistan. June 12, 2016 - Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opens fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, killing 49 people and wounding more than 50. After a standoff of about three hours, police crash into the building with an armored vehicle and kill Mateen. March 8, 2016 - Four people are killed in Kansas City and a fifth is gunned down in Missouri. The shooting suspect, Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 36, is charged with murder and will be eligible for the death penalty. He had been deported to Mexico in 2004 but returned to the Unites States illegally. Although Immigrations and Customs Enforcement received notice that Serrano-Vitorino was back, he was not apprehended on return due to a paperwork error. February 20, 2016 - Six people are killed during a shooting rampage at three different sites in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The suspect is identified as Jason Brian Dalton, 45, an Uber driver who apparently picked up and dropped off passengers between shootings. Dalton is arrested without incident and reportedly tells police that the Uber app on his phone was controlling his mind. His attorney is planning to use an insanity defense. 2015December 2, 2015 - Married couple Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, open fire during a holiday party at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, killing 14 people. Farook and Malik are later gunned down by police. October 1, 2015 - Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer, 26, shoots and kills nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Six weapons are found at the college, where Harper-Mercer dies after a gun battle with police. July 16, 2015 - Mohammad Abdulazeez, 24, opens fire at a naval reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four US Marines and a Navy Specialist. Abdulazeez is shot and killed by police. June 17, 2015 - Dylann Roof, 21, shoots and kills nine people inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is arrested the following day about 245 miles away in Shelby, North Carolina. He confesses and tells investigators he wanted to start a race war. Roof is convicted of murder and hate crimes in federal court and is sentenced to death. He would be the first person executed for committing federal hate crimes. 2014May 23, 2014 - A college student, Elliott Rodger, 22, kills six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. He later dies of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 2013September 16, 2013 - Twelve people are killed at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. The shooter, Aaron Alexis, 34, is also killed. June 7, 2013 - In Santa Monica, California, five people are killed in a shooting rampage that begins at the gunman's home and ends in the library of Santa Monica College. The suspect, John Zawahri, 23, armed with an assault rifle, is killed by police. 2012August 5, 2012 - Six people are killed and four wounded when Wade Michael Page, 40, opens fire with a Springfield 9mm semi-automatic handgun at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Page died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. July 20, 2012 - Twelve people are killed and 70 injured in a shooting at a movie theater screening "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado. The suspect, James E. Holmes, 24, is taken into custody outside of the theater. Dressed head-to-toe in protective tactical gear, Holmes set off two explosive devices before opening fire. An AR-15 rifle, a shotgun and at least two .40-caliber handguns are recovered at the scene. Holmes is later convicted of murder and other charges. He receives one life sentence for each person killed, adding up to life plus 3,318 years. April 2, 2012 - Seven people are killed and three others injured during a shooting at Oikos University in East Oakland, California. The suspect, One Goh, 43, allegedly walks into an Oikos University classroom, lines up students against a wall and shoots them with a .45 caliber handgun. Goh surrenders to police a short time later. In 2017, he pleads no contest to seven murder charges. 2011October 12, 2011 - Eight people are gunned down at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California. The suspect, Scott Evans Dekraai, 41, is arrested without incident. The eight dead include Dekraai's ex-wife, Michelle Fournier. He was armed with three guns -- a 9 mm Springfield, a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum, and a Heckler & Koch .45 -- and was wearing body armor during the rampage. Dekraai pleads guilty to all charges but his sentencing is delayed for years due to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. January 8, 2011 - Jared Lee Loughner, 22, kills six people and wounds 13 others during "Congress on Your Corner" event with congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords (D) at a strip mall in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords is shot in the head, but survives. Loughner pleads guilty to attempting to kill a member of Congress, two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. In exchange for the guilty pleas, he is sentenced to life in prison rather than receiving the death penalty. 2010August 3, 2010 - At a beverage distribution center in Manchester, Connecticut, Omar Thornton, 34, kills eight co-workers before turning the gun on himself. Thornton had been asked to resign for stealing and selling alcoholic beverages. January 19, 2010 - Christopher Speight, 39, kills eight people at a house in Appomattox, Virginia. He surrenders to police at the scene the next morning. February 2013 he's sentenced to five life terms plus 18 years. 2009November 5, 2009 - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, kills 13 people and injures 32 at Fort Hood in Texas. In 2013, a military jury convicts Hasan of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. He is sentenced to death. April 3, 2009 - In Binghamton, New York, Jiverly Wong, 41, guns down 13 people at an immigrant community center where he had taken an English class. Four others are wounded. After the rampage, he turns the gun on himself. March 29, 2009 - In Carthage, North Carolina, Robert Stewart, 45, kills a nurse and seven elderly patients at a nursing home. He is convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. March 10, 2009 - In Alabama, Michael McLendon, 28, kills 10 people and himself. The dead include his mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle. 2008September 2, 2008 - In Skagit County, Washington, Isaac Zamora, 28, kills five people and a police officer during a two-hour rampage. Zamora is sentenced in November 2008 to a life term at the state mental hospital. February 14, 2008 - At Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois, Steven Kazmierczak, 27, shoots and kills five people in a lecture hall before taking his own life. February 7, 2008 - In Kirkwood, Missouri, Charles Lee Thornton, 50, shoots and kills five people at a city council meeting before he is fatally shot by police. 2007December 9, 2007 - Matthew Murray, 24, shoots and kills four people during two attacks in Colorado Springs and Arvada, Colorado. In the first attack, he guns down two people at the Youth with a Mission religious complex after a Christmas banquet. Hours later, Murray kills two teen girls in a parking lot at the New Life Church. A security guard shoots Murray several times, but police rule his death a suicide. December 5, 2007 - In Omaha, Nebraska, Robert Hawkins, 19, kills eight people at a mall before turning the gun on himself. February 12, 2007 - In Salt Lake City, Sulejman Talovic, 18, kills five people at a mall and injures four more. He is then killed by police. April 16, 2007 - At Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, Seung-Hui Cho, 23, kills 32 people before committing suicide. 2006May 21, 2006 - In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Anthony Bell, 25, guns down four people at a church. He later kills his wife. He is convicted of five counts of murder and sentenced to death. March 25, 2006 - In Seattle, Kyle Huff, 28, leaves a house party and returns with a shotgun and handgun. He kills six people and wounds two others. When confronted by police, he kills himself. January 30-31, 2006 - At a postal facility in Goleta, California, Jennifer San Marco, 44, opens fire, killing seven people before turning the gun on herself. Her neighbor is found shot to death the next day. 2005March 12, 2005 - In Brookfield, Wisconsin, Terry Ratzmann, 44, kills seven people during a church group meeting at a Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield. He then kills himself. March 11-12, 2005 - At an Atlanta courthouse, Brian Nichols, 33, kills three (a judge, court reporter, and deputy) and wounds one (a deputy). Nichols, who is being tried for rape, escapes, steals a car and guns down a fourth victim, a federal customs agent. Nichols is taken into custody after breaking into a woman's home. He is convicted of four counts of murder and 50 other charges. Although he is eligible for the death penalty, the jury deadlocks on the decision and Nichols is sentenced to life in prison without parole. 2004December 8, 2004 - In Columbus, Ohio, Nathan Gale, 25, storms the stage at a rock concert and kills Pantera guitarist, "Dimedag" Darrell Abbott, as well as three concertgoers. Gale is then killed by a police officer. 2001October 3, 2001 - In Manchester, Tennessee, Damir Igric, 29, attacks the driver of a Greyhound bus, cutting his throat. Igric and five passengers are killed in the bus crash. 2000April 28, 2000 - Immigration lawyer, Richard Baumhammers, 34, kills five people during racially motivated attacks in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is convicted and sentenced to death. 1990sSeptember 15, 1999 - In Fort Worth, Texas, Larry Gene Ashbrook, 47, bursts into the Wedgwood Baptist Church during a youth rally and kills seven people. He then takes his own life. July 29, 1999 - In Atlanta, Mark Barton, 44, kills his wife and two children at his home. He then goes to an office complex and guns down nine additional people. He later kills himself. June 3, 1999 - In Las Vegas, Zane Michael Floyd, 23, kills four people at an Albertsons grocery store. He pleads guilty and is sentenced to death. December 7, 1993 - In Garden City, New York, Colin Ferguson, 35, shoots and kills six people on a commuter train. In March 1995, Ferguson is sentenced to life in prison. December 2, 1993 - In Oxnard, California, Alan Winterbourne, 33, shoots and kills three people at an unemployment office. After a car chase, police kill Winterbourne, an unemployed computer engineer. A police officer is killed during the chase July 1, 1993 - In San Francisco, Gian Luigi Ferri, 55, kills eight people in a law office and then kills himself. November 8, 1992 - In Morro Bay, California, 43-year-old Lynwood Drake III kills six people before taking his own life. October 16, 1991 - In Killeen, Texas, George Hennard, 35, crashes his pickup truck through the wall of a Luby's cafeteria. He then shoots and kills 23 people before turning the gun on himself. June 18, 1990 - In Jacksonville, Florida, James Pough, 42, guns down nine people at an auto loan office after his car is repossessed. He later takes his own life. 1980sSeptember 14, 1989 - In Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph Wesbecker, 47, kills eight co-workers at a printing office before committing suicide. He was armed with a AK-47 assault rifle, two MAC-11 semiautomatic pistols, a .38 caliber handgun, a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and a bayonet. He had been placed on disability leave from his job due to emotional problems. April 23, 1987 - In Palm Bay, Florida, William Cruse, 60, kills six people in a shopping center with a high-powered .223-caliber rifle. He is the oldest man on death row in Florida until his death of natural causes in November 2009. August 20, 1986 - At a post office in Edmond, Oklahoma, Patrick Henry Sherrill, 44, guns down 14 co-workers before taking his own life. July 18, 1984 - In San Ysidro, California, James Huberty, 41, kills 21 adults and children at a McDonalds restaurant. He is armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a pump-action shotgun and a handgun. A police sharpshooter kills Huberty. June 30, 1984 - In Dallas, Texas, Abdelkrim Belachheb, 39, kills six people in a nightclub. He is sentenced to life in prison. May 17, 1984 - In Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, Michael Silka, 25, kills seven people during a three-hour rampage. Two days later, the Army veteran is killed in a shootout with Alaska state troopers. Authorities say they believe that Silka also killed his neighbor a month before the rampage. March 1, 1983 - In McCarthy, Alaska, Louis Hastings, 39, kills six people waiting for a mail plane to arrive on an airstrip in a remote village. He is sentenced to 634 years in prison. September 25, 1982 - In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, George Banks, 40, kills 13 people including five of his own children. In September 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns his death sentence, stating that the former prison guard is mentally incompetent. August 20, 1982 - In Miami, Florida, Carl Robert Brown, 51, kills eight people with a shotgun at a machine shop. Brown, a teacher, was reportedly angry about a repair bill from the shop. After fleeing the scene on a bicycle, he is fatally shot by a witness who pursues him. May 7, 1981 - In Salem, Oregon, Lawrence Moore, 25, opens fire with an automatic pistol in a bar, killing four people. He is convicted and sentenced to four life terms. June 22, 1980 - In Daingerfield, Texas, Alvin Lee King, 45, guns down five people at a baptist church. While awaiting trial, King hangs himself in his jail cell. 1970sAugust 26, 1977 - Emil Benoist, 20, kills six people, targeting joggers and motorcyclists as he walks along railroad tracks in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Armed with a .44-caliber rifle, Benoist takes his own life after being approached by police. July 12, 1976 - Edward Charles Allaway, 36, fatally shoots seven people in the library of California State University, Fullerton, where he worked as a janitor. He is found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a state mental hospital. January 7, 1973 - At a Howard Johnson motel in New Orleans, Mark Essex, 23, guns down seven people with a .44 magnum carbine. Police snipers later kill him. June 21, 1972 - In Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Edwin Grace, 33, kills six people at an employment agency and seriously wounds himself. He dies in custody several weeks later from the self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1960sAugust 1, 1966 - Charles Joseph Whitman, 24, kills 16 and wounds more than 30 from a tower at the University of Texas in Austin. Police officers shoot and kill Whitman in the tower. Whitman, who trained as a Marine marksman, had also killed his mother and wife earlier in the day. 1940sSeptember 5, 1949 - In Camden, New Jersey, Howard Unruh, 28, shoots and kills 13 people with a Luger pistol as he walks around his neighborhood. Police take him into custody after a gun battle. The WWII veteran is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and committed to a state psychiatric hospital. He dies at the age of 88. TM &© 2017 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. Search Local Businesses

Ozzy Osbourne Picks His 10 Favorite Metal Albums

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By Graham Hartmann June 26, 2017 3:52 PM | Loudwire Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne is the latest metal legend to compile a list of his favorite metal albums for Rolling Stone . As legendary as Ozzy is, you don’t often hear him talking about his top records, so this list is particularly interesting. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford took part in their own lists, with both musicians putting a Black Sabbath album on their lists. Ulrich gave the nod to Sabotage , while Halford named Black Sabbath’s debut as his personal No. 1 metal record. Both artists will be honored to know that their work falls on Osbourne’s list, with the Prince of Darkness claiming Metallica’s Master of Puppets and Judas Priest’s British Steel amongst his faves. One surprising pick from Ozzy is Alice in Chains ’ Facelift . “Another amazing debut,” Ozzy writes. “’Man in the Box’ is a classic. Layne Staley was a lovely guy. It’s such a shame that he couldn’t overcome his demons.” 1990 was a big year for Ozzy, as two more of his favorites hit the shelves that year — Megadeth ’s Rust in Peace and Pantera ’s Cowboys From Hell . “These guys were some of the biggest party animals I ever toured with,” Ozzy said about Pantera. “ Dimebag ’s guitar playing shines on this album. This one should be in every metal fan’s collection.” The most recent full-length on Ozzy’s Top 10 is from Rob Zombie . Osbourne singled out Rob Zombie’s debut solo album and his first since White Zombie broke up, Hellbilly Deluxe . “He’s a true artist in every sense and Hellbilly Deluxe is Rob’s best in my opinion,” Ozzy proclaims. As revealed earlier this year, guitarist Zakk Wylde has rejoined Ozzy Osbourne’s band and will perform live on all of Ozzy’s 2017 tour dates. One of those dates is the Moonstock Festival , where Ozzy and company will perform “Bark at the Moon” during the solar eclipse! For Osbourne’s full list of dates, click here . Ozzy Osbourne’s 10 Favorite Metal Albums: AC/DC, Highway to Hell (1979) Alice in Chains, Facelift (1990) Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (1987) Judas Priest, British Steel (1980) Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (1971) Megadeth, Rust in Peace (1990) Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986) Motörhead, Ace of Spades (1980) Pantera, Cowboys From Hell (1990) Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe (1999) 10 Things to Learn About Ozzy Osbourne by Who He Follows on Twitter Image of

Texas Belongs to Deftones...and Rise Against

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Chino of Deftones and his vocal flights of fancy. Jack Gorman Deftones, Rise Against, Thrice, Frank Iero and The Patience The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 26, 2K17 Texas belongs to Deftones. That’s not to imply that Rise Against don’t have their fair share of fans in the Lone Star State because plenty of people were singing along during their set, but when this coheadlining tour was announced there was always only one way a show in Houston could end: with Deftones on top of the bill. To their credit, the set that Rise Against played felt every minute like a headlining one. In fact, once they finished up with the set closing “Savior”, it almost seemed weird like the crowd wasn’t heading toward the doors. It was dark, they had played over an hour, and while it wasn’t a massive production it did feel appropriately big for The Pavilion. Rise Against wasn't perfect, but had the crowd singing along. Jack Gorman It was not a perfect set, but in between a few stumbles you could see the band that so often achieves greatness in smaller spaces. Part of the issue was muddy vocals, with Tim McIlrath being drowned out by the backing vocals at times. These issues were magnified when the band hit their faster songs like “Welcome to the Breakdown”, where it became hard to even catch the riffs as they played out. Still, the crowd was into it and received their mission statement and politics warmly. If any rock band could convince their fans to not bury their heads in the sand in 2017 America, it might just be Rise Against. Upcoming Events 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour 2017 Tickets Fri., Aug. 4, 7:00pm Liverpool Legends Tickets Sat., Aug. 5, 8:00pm Summer Slaughter Tour Tickets Mon., Aug. 7, 2:00pm Bryson Tiller Tickets Tue., Aug. 8, 7:30pm Johnny Orlando Tickets Sat., Aug. 12, 6:00pm Deftones walked the tightrope of heavy and sexy the way that they typically do, making music that might make you want to rage one minute and grab your partner’s ass the next. They sounded absolutely massive, playing some of the biggest riffs The Pavilion is going to be home to until Houston Open Air rolls around. Musically, the band remains the tightest they’ve ever been, the set being mostly flawless. The vocals were what the vocals are typically at a Deftones’ show. You let Chino chase his vocal flights of fancy and you’ll wonder how he manages to survive a tour without mangling his vocal chords to shreds. You’ll be amazed by how beautiful he croons and you’ll cock an eyebrow when he lands in questionable territory. Mostly it was just nice to get “ Headup ” out of the way early when he had the best chance to hit most of the lyrics. Jack Gorman Deftones, as they told us before the tour started , took a light touch to the production side of things, mostly sticking to lights and a few motion graphics. It provided for some beautiful moments during the night, “Tempest” being a highlight. But whether they were keeping it simple with “Back to School” or stretching their songwriting skills with “Phantom Bride”, keeping it steamy with “Digital Bath” or pounding into “Swerve City”, the crowd was under their control the entire time. And why not: last time they played Revention there were so many people on the floor one could hardly move. Houston shows up for Deftones, and Deftones don’t let us down. So, How Were the Openers: Frank Iero and The Patience have a good sense of melody but I can’t help but feel a few of their songs need more time in the oven before they’re done. Still, not a bad showing for a guy who could be headlining The Pavilion if his other band (My Chemical Romance) would get back together. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard a band at The Pavilion that sounded as good and clear as Thrice . They sounded simply majestic, and people should be throwing all the money they have to steal their sound guy away. For a band playing with the sun out, they did a good job of holding the crowd’s attention for the most part. Personal Bias: It is perhaps unhealthy to treat art like one would treat sports, where you see the success of someone you support to be your own success. That said, as a long-time Deftones fan who has seen them so many times there are tours I’ve forgotten I’ve been to, to see them on top of a bill at a venue the size of The Pavilion was personally gratifying. Rise Against are maybe my favorite singles band, in as much as there’s not a single record they’ve put out I have any interest in listening to all the way through. The Crowd: Still plenty of us who aren’t afraid to rock our Texas White Pony Deftones’ tees. Seen in the Crowd: The man to my left must have been made of money because he drunk himself into a stupor over the course of the night, to the point that after he fell asleep there was a serious question about whether or not he would wake up. He did, and he was everyone’s friend, in that weird way you think you’re everyone’s friend when you’re falling into them because you can’t stand up straight. Random Notebook Dump: How we each individually process music fascinates me. When Rise Against played “Savior," I saw the following happen in my immediate vicinity: two bros clutching each other, jumping up and down; an older lady dancing like she was at Stereo Live show; a woman clutching her chest, looking up at her man; and a dude with short hair, screaming the lyrics while standing like Phil from Pantera, body posture saying, “come catch these hands.” Your humble writer simply bobbed his head with his hands in his pockets. Upcoming: AfriFest, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Lorde, South Park Coalition 30 Year Anniversary, Zedd and More PREVIOUS Get Your Metal on This Summer with These Heavy Releases NEXT Cory Garcia is the Web Editor for the Houston Press , serving up Facebook posts and tweets 365 days a year. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling. 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Kodak Black Deletes Instagram Following Major Backlash Over 'Black Girls' Comments

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Kodak Black Deletes Instagram Following Major Backlash Over 'Black Girls' Comments By Kyle Neubeck Philly freelancer. Follow Kyle: Twitter | IG Getty/Sun Sentinel Kodak Black found himself in hot water after proclaiming he " [doesn't] really like black girls " during a recent Instagram Live stream. Once the backlash for his nonsensical comments hit, Kodak attempted to defend himself by asserting he just had a certain preference. After that failed, he resorted to the only avenue he had left—Kodak deleted his Instagram account altogether, seemingly an attempt to hide from his critics. When you try to pull up his Instagram page now, you find yourself at a familiar screen. Image via Instagram Deleting one social media account isn't going to stop angry people from coming after him, however. His Twitter page is still active, and people have been happy to let him know they don't appreciate what he had to say. Black women in particular have made sure he knows the feeling of disinterest is mutual. I speak for myself and anyone who agrees. We don't like you either though @KodakBlack1k — Brettina Pantera (@BrettinaPantera) June 27, 2017 @KodakBlack1k I'm gonna have to unfollow you for your comments on black women. — Toreshi Manga (@SAD_SONNY) June 27, 2017 Kodak Black out here looking like some unknown species thinking Black women give a fuck about his ugly rapist ass not liking us. — Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) June 26, 2017 The irony of Kodak Black talking about he doesn't like black girls like any of us liked his ugly ass. — Kennedy ✨ (@HelloKennedi) June 25, 2017 Kodak Black saying he wouldn't date black women like we were really checking for that burnt dust mite. — 🌻Relle 🌻 (@anitaphaker) June 25, 2017 Things are just as heated on his official Facebook page. Image via Facebook Kodak himself appeared to reject the premise that his deletion had anything to do with the criticism, suggesting in a couple Tweets his actions, "got [nothing] to do [with] y'all." Let's Be Honest . I Can't Keep Calm . Ima Monster . I Lost My Conscious — Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) June 27, 2017 I'm Just On Some Whole Other Shit RN Ain't Got Nun To Do Wit Y'all — Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) June 27, 2017 If you mess with the bull, you get the horns, and in this case Kodak insulted many women around the world by throwing them all into one faceless basket. Getting off social media isn't going to make this go away, and if he actually wants the problem to disappear, he should try to get a grasp on why the outrage was sparked to begin with and handle the criticism accordingly. I wouldn't hold your breath on that one, considering this is the same guy who once rapped , "I don't want no black bitch." Feel free to prove us all wrong, Kodak. Related Kodak Black: 'I Don't Really Like Black Girls Like That' Kodak Black's Defense of Controversial Comments on 'Black Girls' Proves He Still Doesn't Get It Kodak Black Broadcasts Hotel Room Sex on IG Live, Gets Dragged Watch Now Tags: News , Kodak Black

Kodak Black Deletes Instagram Following Major Backlash Over 'Black Girls' Comments

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Philly freelancer. Follow Kyle: Twitter | IG Jun 27, 2017 Tweet Image via Getty/Sun Sentinel Kodak Black found himself in hot water after proclaiming he " [doesn't] really like black girls " during a recent Instagram Live stream. Once the backlash for his nonsensical comments hit, Kodak attempted to defend himself by asserting he just had a certain preference. After that failed, he resorted to the only avenue he had left—Kodak deleted his Instagram account altogether, seemingly an attempt to hide from his critics. When you try to pull up his Instagram page now, you find yourself at a familiar screen. Image via Instagram Deleting one social media account isn't going to stop angry people from coming after him, however. His Twitter page is still active, and people have been happy to let him know they don't appreciate what he had to say. Black women in particular have made sure he knows the feeling of disinterest is mutual. I speak for myself and anyone who agrees. We don't like you either though @KodakBlack1k — Brettina Pantera (@BrettinaPantera) June 27, 2017 @KodakBlack1k I'm gonna have to unfollow you for your comments on black women. — Toreshi Manga (@SAD_SONNY) June 27, 2017 Kodak Black out here looking like some unknown species thinking Black women give a fuck about his ugly rapist ass not liking us. — Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) June 26, 2017 The irony of Kodak Black talking about he doesn't like black girls like any of us liked his ugly ass.

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals His Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums

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The Prince Of Darkness a.k.a. Ozzy Osbourne compiled his favorite metal albums for Rolling Stone Magazine 's recent countdown of their top 100 Heavy Metal Albums. } Topping his list was AC/DC 's 1979 masterpiece Highway To Hell , saying, "I love Brian Johnson but to me my good friend, the late Bon Scott, was the best singer AC/DC ever had. This album was like an addiction to me." An interesting pick on his list is Alice In Chain 's Facelift , saying, "Layne Staley was a lovely guy. It's such a shame that he couldn't overcome his demons." Also unexpected is Megadeth 's Rust In Peace , saying, "I never realized how good this band was until I heard this album." Check out the list below: AC/DC, Highway to Hell (1979) Alice in Chains, Facelift (1990) Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (1987) Judas Priest, British Steel (1980) Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (1971) Megadeth, Rust in Peace (1990) Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986) Motörhead, Ace of Spades (1980) Pantera, Cowboys From Hell (1990) Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe (1999) RELATED VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne Opens Up About His Sex Addiction Photo Credit: Getty

Soon You Can Make All Of Your Wildly Speculative Blockchain Investments Through A Single Hedge Fund

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Credit: Flickr user BTC Keychain When people talk about cryptocurrencies, most of the time it’s bitcoin . Occasionally it’s Ethereum . But there are hundreds of other alt coins out there to sate your speculative desires, each with its own compound name and unique raison d’etre, ranging from the utilitarian to the grandiose to the purely trollish . There’s ConCoin, a bitcoin for inmates . There’s Theresa May Coin for, uh, fans of Theresa May ? Naturally, there’s a PonziCoin . The crypto space has been crowded for a while, but with the newfound popularity of initial coin offerings – like IPOs but for tokens meant to be used on prospective blockchain services – a hot market has turned fucking scorching. ICOs have raised more than half a billion dollars this year , and the mood isn’t likely to dampen, despite some recent stumbles . See, for instance, the FAQ page on CoinLaunch.co , a new platform devoted to helping any old schmuck raise millions of dollars by selling decentralized digital accounting tools: DEFINITION of ‘Initial Coin Offering (ICO)’: An unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture. An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is used by startups to bypass the rigorous and regulated capital-raising process required by venture capitalists or banks. In an ICO campaign, a percentage of the cryptocurrency is sold to early backers of the project in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies, but usually for Bitcoin. —ADVERTISEMENT— When literally the first sentence in the FAQ highlights a lack of regulation in the space, you might want to tread carefully. Thankfully, Pantera Capital is here to hold our hand as we plunge headlong into the roiling cauldron of greed and wonder that is the ICO space. Billing itself as the “first U.S. Bitcoin investment firm,” Pantera has invested in blockchain-related technologies since 2013. Now, according to filing with the SEC , it’s launching a hedge fund designed specifically with new coins in mind: Pantera ICO Fund LP. They’ve raised $25,365,000 so far. While it’s hardly a surprise that someone would take the opportunity to jump into ICOs with both feet, it warrants mentioning that all this ICO stuff is, to put it lightly, untested. It’s not clear yet whether regulators will see ICOs as securities offerings or something else. Also things get hacked a lot in the coin world. And it’s worth remembering that ICOs aren’t just about creating fun vehicles for heedless speculation. Each ICO ostensibly exists to raise money for a service that would be paid for with the token offered. Civic, for instance, raised $33 million toward an ID-verification technology. Bancor netted a record-breaking $153 million promising to create an exchange that will do away with exchanges . A project called ZrCoin pulled in $3.7 million for the highly sought-after purpose of creating zirconium somewhere in the Ural mountains . Of course, it doesn’t really matter to Pantera ICO Fund whether any zirconium actually does get minted in the Urals. All that counts is investor returns. What’s disappointing, however, is that PIF evidently decided against an ICO to raise funds itself. Only when we have a PanteraCoin in our digital wallets will we be convinced that the firm truly believes in this whole ICO thing. h/t Dan Primack Shares 24

Taproot’s Drummer Reflects On “Gift” Turning 17, Touring ‘Ozzfest’ 2000 And Meeting Dr. Dre

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Taproot’s Drummer Reflects On “Gift” Turning 17, Touring ‘Ozzfest’ 2000 And Meeting Dr. Dre Jun 27th, 2017 - 12:58pm 0 Today, June 27th, 2017, marks the 17th anniversary of the release of Taproot ‘s debut album, “ Gift “. To celebrate the band’s drummer Jarrod Montague has shared a lengthy excerpt from his upcoming book “ True Rockstars: 12 Guiding Principles for Success and Happiness “. This particular excerpt focuses on some aspects of the album’s production at the same studio Dr. Dre and Eminem were in as well as touring on the ‘ Ozzfest ‘ and more in support of the album. “Once all the tracks were recorded we entered the legendary Larrabee Sound Studio in Hollywood where some of the biggest artists in the world have mixed their records including Michael Jackson , Whitney Houston , U2 , Fleetwood Mac , and Prince . The receptionist was expecting us the first time we pulled in the driveway. After recognizing our faces through the exterior camera, the large iron gate slowly began to open to allow us to enter the parking lot. The studio was sweet, complete with a pool table, kitchen, and an NBA Jam arcade game. This was bound to be an awe-inspiring place to spend a couple weeks mixing our debut album. After a few days of regularly entering the studio and listening to mixes, we pulled up one morning to a completely different scene. Instead of the large gate automatically opening the driver’s side intercom was accompanied by a large black man in a fine black suit. He said in an intimidatingly deep voice, “Who are you guys?” I replied, “Um, we’re the band Taproot . We’re mixing our record here.” He exchanged a few words to someone inside the building over his walkie talkie and the gate began to slide open to the left. We parked and walked through the front door into the lobby. In addition to the receptionist at the desk the chairs that were usually empty were filled with three more large black men in lavish suits. When we got inside the console room of our studio we asked our manager what the heck was going on. “Oh, Eminem is mixing his new single in the other studio.” Awesome! The artist from our home state was creating the highly anticipated follow up to his first record that included the massive hit, “ My Name Is .” I walked over to the outside of the other studio and heard a quirky beat over and over again. A couple months later I recognized the loop as the huge MTV staple that summer, “ The Real Slim Shady .” As I milled around Larrabee that day I eventually walked past the hometown hero himself, Eminem . He was sitting at a small table on the phone loudly arguing with someone. Based on what I knew of his tumultuous relationship with his daughter Hayley’s mom Kim, I surmised that maybe he was talking to her. Around dinner time, I went into the kitchen to get a water out of the fridge and there he was: the notorious Dr. Dre was standing in the middle of the kitchen just hanging out. As the mastermind behind signing and producing Eminem , it made total sense that he would be present. I shook his hand and introduced myself. I told him that I used to listen to N.W.A. every day on my way home from high school and I appreciated his work as an artist and producer. Dre replied with a smile and a chuckle, “All right, all right. Nice to meet you.” Even though he may have been thinking I was another silly white dude that has no business listening to his groundbreaking group, he was very polite and friendly. We totally finished “ Gift ” in March of 2000. Ulrich was a fantastic guide throughout the process of making our debut record. He advanced our sound to a new level and taught us a ton about the tedious work that goes into recording, engineering and mixing a major label release. We took a short break back home in Michigan. One beautiful day in mid-April a van arrived in the driveway of Steve ’s house along with our new Tour Manager / Sound Guy / Guitar Tech, Steve Varga. Steve was a long-haired Aussie with a great sense of humor and positive spirit. He had worked with System of a Down , had some great road experience and was recommended by the management team we shared with System . We took two days to drive across the country to Sacramento, California where our first tour was to kick off at the Crest Theater with another new band from Vacaville, California called Papa Roach . When the tour with Papa Roach was booked a couple months earlier we had never heard of them. They had a great following in California and had a similar grass-roots story to what we had built in Michigan. The tour was to hit many major markets across the country and the initial thought was that Papa Roach would headline all shows west of the Mississippi and Taproot would headline everything to the east. The first night of the tour near Papa Roach ’s hometown coincided with the same day their debut album “ Infest ” was released. In the couple weeks leading up to the start of the tour the first single “ Last Resort ” had quickly caught on fire, becoming a mainstay on rock radio and the popular MTV video countdown show Total Request Live . When we met the guys at sound check on April 25, 2000, we felt like we already knew them because we had seen their video numerous times. Singer Jacoby Shaddix was hyper, outgoing, energetic and friendly. Drummer Dave Buckner was laid back, funny, and cool. Guitarist Jerry Horton was a bit quiet but very humble and kind. Bassist Tobin Esperance exuded a calm confidence as a primary songwriter of the band. The first show was a total blast and the rabid Papa Roach fans responded fantastically to our comparable brand of what was being termed Nu Metal. By the end of the week it was obvious that Papa Roach was blowing up with tens of thousands of records sold in their first week and a bona fide hit at rock radio. They traded in their van for a luxury tour bus and the tour was quickly restructured such that they would headline the majority of the tour with the exception of our homecoming shows in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. “ Infest ” sold about 10 million copies worldwide and I’m happy to consider those guys friends to this day. They are among the kindest and most down-do-earth guys and family men I know. That tour was also their first national tour and they still remember it fondly. We got our first taste of the tour bus life when we did a few shows with Slipknot , Mudvayne , Hed PE and Static-X . All of the bands were on the rise. We had been listening to the first Slipknot CD in the van on the Papa Roach tour and we had been listening to the first Hed PE album since it came out in 1997. All the bands including Taproot had records that had either come out recent months or were coming out soon. We hit it off with Ryan Martinie that night, the monster bassist of Mudvayne . He was enjoying hanging out on our fancy bus since his band did not have one. We invited him to take a bunk and ride with us to the next city, which he accepted. The late night was packed with discussions about musical influences, listening to one CD after another from our collections, and the consumption of several adult beverages. We also shot our first music video in Long Beach, California for our first single, “ Again and Again .” We had a chance to review video treatments which are essentially plot stories for videos. They all seemed very cheesy and it’s hard to envision what the video could possibly look like. We chose the least of the evils which involved us playing on a stage in front of a crowd with people on the outside of the place frantically trying to get into the door to see us. The process of making a video is very long, repetitive and exhausting. In the case of this video, almost of all of the crowd were hired extras that make a few bucks in exchange for acting like they really enjoy the song playing over and over for 12 to14 hours. Two of my good friends Gary McLellan and Brady Doll flew to California to be in the video along with the extras. Seeing them banging their heads to our first single while movie cameras smoothly moved around our performance stage was an unforgettable experience for them and me. Ozzfest 2000 kicked off in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 2, 2000 and took us on a whirlwind tour of America’s outdoor amphitheaters. We usually played on the 2nd Stage but rotated through the opening spot on the main stages along with the other artists. The bands included Ozzy Osbourne , Pantera , Godsmack , Static-X , Incubus , Methods of Mayhem , P.O.D. , Queens of the Stone Age , Black Label Society , Apartment 26 , Soulfly , Kittie , Disturbed , Slaves on Dope , Reveille , Shuvel , Primer 55 , The Deadlights , Pitchshifter , Crazy Town and Pumpjack . On June 27, 2000, our debut album “ Gift ” was finally released. We sold about 10,000 albums the first week which was considered a great start for a new band. The record would go on to sell 300,000 copies. It was received quite well by the critics and continues to be a favorite of many fans. Ozzfest is like hard rock summer camp with lots of socializing and watching loud music all day and late night hangs all night. During the course of the tour, I would go to sleep in my bunk in the middle section of the luxury tour bus around 4 am. I was usually awoken by a loud rock band firing up at 11 am on the 2nd Stage, less than 100 yards from where our bus had landed and parked after our driver drove throughout the night from the last city. After wiping the sleep out of my eyes and brushing my teeth, I would climb off the bus to the smell of multiple tour bus generators running in close proximity and a hot sunny summer day. Looking out across the landscape I’d see a field full of hard rock fans dressed in their favorite black T-shirt and a stage of young men bashing their instruments to a pleased crowd. The catering area was often where the new comers to the scene would have the opportunity to interact with some of the legends of rock. One of my favorite drummers Vinnie Paul and his brother guitarist Dimebag Darrell from Pantera were usually filming video of a prank they were putting together, laughing and chatting with all of us musicians who had been influenced by them. One night at a club I formally introduced myself to Vinnie and told him I was Taproot ’s drummer and it was an honor to share the tour with them. He came close to my face and said, “I heard Taproot is the best band on the 2nd Stage. I’ll definitely come check ya’ll out!” Sure enough, he did and he would give me a friendly nod when I saw him for the rest of the tour.” More info on the book itself can be here . Tags

Slipknot/Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Reveals His 10 Favorite Metal Albums

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Slipknot/Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Reveals His 10 Favorite Metal Albums Jun 28th, 2017 - 8:57am 0 Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor ‘s top 10 favorite metal albums have been revealed to Rollingstone.com as part of that site’s recent list of ‘ The 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time ‘. A flat list of his choices can be found below with his explanations and more available via Rollingstone.com . Anthrax –“ Worship Music ” Iron Maiden –“ Somewhere In Time ” Judas Priest –“ Screaming For Vengeance ” Korn –“ Korn ” Megadeth –“ Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? ” Metal Church –“ The Dark ” Pantera –“ Far Beyond Driven ” Sepultura –“ Roots ” White Zombie –“ Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head “ Tags

These are Corey Taylor’s Ten Favorite Metal Albums of All Time

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0 Little known fact: when he’s not feuding with Chad Kroeger , Corey Taylor is actually a metal singer for not one, but two successful bands! One is called Slipknot and the other Stone Sour. Who knew, right? This being the case, Taylor recently revealed his ten favorite metal albums of all time as part of As part of Rolling Stone’ s ongoing series about ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’ (previous participants, if you don’t recall, include Metallica’s Lars Ulrich , Judas Priest’s Rob Halford , and Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne ). There aren’t a ton of surprises here — Nickelback didn’t make the cut! — but number the absence of Slayer will probably throw some people for a loop… as well Taylor’s number one selection. It’s worth remembering that Taylor almost sang on that album, and it ultimately wasn’t his choice not to , so it makes sense that he’d feel somewhat wistful about the record. Read, argue, live, love: 10. White Zombie, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (1995) 09. Sepultura, Roots (1996) 08. Pantera, Far Beyond Driven (1994) 07. Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986) 06. Metal Church, The Dark (1986) 05. Megadeth, Peace Sells … but Who’s Buying? (1986) 04. Korn, Korn (1994) 03. Judas Priest, Screaming for Vengeance (1982) 02. Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time (1986) 01. Anthrax, Worship Music (2011)

Corey Taylor's List of Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums Has Some Surprises

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Rolling Stone keeps continuing to publish individual lists of musicians they asked to contribute to their 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums list, including lists from Lars Ulrich , Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford . Today, they offered Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor's list. Taylor is a fan of ranking records, having ranked Slipknot's in the past and the dude really went all out: 10. White Zombie, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (1995) 09. Sepultura, Roots (1996) 08. Pantera, Far Beyond Driven (1994) 07. Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986) 06. Metal Church, The Dark (1986) 05. Megadeth, Peace Sells … but Who’s Buying? (1986) 04. Korn, Korn (1994) 03. Judas Priest, Screaming for Vengeance (1982) 02. Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time (1986) 01. Anthrax, Worship Music (2011) It's interesting that he picked Worship Music as his favorite album, because that was the album that Taylor wanted to join Anthrax to be their singer, but was not allowed to. Taylor went out of his way to offer a detailed explanation for each pick. You can read those at Rolling Stone.

Black Sabbath film of final show hitting theaters for one night only

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Black Sabbath film of final show hitting theaters for one night only By Andrew Sacher June 28, 2017 3:03 PM Black Sabbath played what they say will be their last show ever on February 4, 2017 in their hometown of Birmingham, and they’ve turned footage of that show into a new concert film, The End of the End . Here’s the synopsis: THE END OF THE END CHRONICLES THE FINAL TOUR FROM THE BAND WHO FORGED THE SOUND OF METAL – BLACK SABBATH. ON 4TH FEBRUARY, 2017, THE BAND TOOK TO THE STAGE IN BIRMINGHAM, THE CITY WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, TO PLAY THE 81 ST AND FINAL GIG OF THE END TOUR – BRINGING DOWN THE CURTAIN ON A CAREER THAT SPANNED ALMOST HALF A CENTURY. THE SOLD OUT SHOW MARKED THE CULMINATION OF A TOUR THAT HAD SEEN THEM PLAY TO WELL OVER A MILLION FANS IN ARENAS ACROSS THE GLOBE. SINCE THEIR BEGINNINGS IN 1968, THEY CREATED A SOUND THAT WOULD FORM THE BASIS OF HEAVY METAL, GOING ON TO INFLUENCE BANDS ALL OVER THE WORLD – AN INFLUENCE WHICH IS STILL FELT TO THIS DAY. THE END OF THE END IS THE STORY OF THAT FINAL, EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED CONCERT. FANS ARE TAKEN INTO THE HEART OF THE ACTION, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE BAND ON STAGE AS THEY PERFORM GENRE-DEFINING HITS, FROM IRON MAN TO PARANOID TO WAR PIGS, AMONGST OTHERS. SABBATH ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND SOME TIME IN THE STUDIO, DELIVERING A UNIQUE PERFORMANCE OF SOME OF THEIR FAVOURITE SONGS NOT PLAYED ON THE TOUR. THIS FILM GIVES FANS AN INTIMATE GLIMPSE INTO THE BAND’S RELATIONSHIPS AND THEIR BANTER WITH EACH OTHER, WITH BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP RECOLLECTIONS FROM OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI AND GEEZER BUTLER. THE BAND’S LOYAL FOLLOWING SPANS GENERATIONS AND THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FANS, YOUNG AND OLD, TO COME TOGETHER AND SEE THE BOYS FROM BIRMINGHAM DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST, ALMOST 50 YEARS AFTER THEY STARTED. THIS IS THE FINAL WORD FROM THE GREATEST METAL BAND OF ALL TIME. The film will screen for one night only on September 28 at over 1,500 cinemas worldwide . There are a handful of theaters showing it in and around NYC. Tickets to see it in a theater near you are on sale now. We caught Sabbath’s final tour at PNC Bank Arts Center , Jones Beach , and MSG . Ozzy is playing festivals this year (with Zakk Wylde in his band). All dates HERE . Black Sabbath recently topped Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time list and Ozzy solo is in the top 10 too. After that list came out, RS asked Ozzy what his favorite metal albums of all time are, and here’s what he said: AC/DC, ‘Highway to Hell’ (1979) Alice in Chains, ‘Facelift’ (1990) Guns N’ Roses, ‘Appetite for Destruction’ (1987) Judas Priest, ‘British Steel’ (1980) Led Zeppelin, ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ (1971) Megadeth, ‘Rust in Peace’ (1990) Metallica, ‘Master of Puppets’ (1986) Motörhead, ‘Ace of Spades’ (1980) Pantera, ‘Cowboys From Hell’ (1990) Rob Zombie, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ (1999) Lars Ulrich (who also had Alice In Chains) and Rob Halford (who has Slipknot and Korn, and Sabbath’s debut at #1) made their own lists for RS too. —

Slipknot / Stone Sour Singer Corey Taylor Reveals His 10 Favorite Metal Albums

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By Graham Hartmann June 28, 2017 10:50 AM | Loudwire Kevin Winter, Getty Images Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is the latest musician to single out his 10 favorite metal albums in a series for Rolling Stone . Taylor put together a mix of classic and modern albums, ranging from 1982 to 2011, making his list one of the wide-ranging thus far. So far, Rolling Stone have unveiled “favorite metal albums” lists by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich , Judas Priest’s Rob Halford and the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne . Metal’s most iconic acts have been prominently featured on these list, like Iron Maiden , for example. Halford put Maiden’s self-titled album on his list, while Ulrich gave the nod to The Number of the Beast . Once it came time for Corey Taylor to highlight a Maiden album, he picked a surprising release — Somewhere in Time . “’Wasted Years’ was my f—ing soundtrack for years, and I think it’s probably one of the most perfect heavy-metal songs ever written – just from a song standpoint, not riffage or anything like that,” says Taylor. “It’s just so f—ing catchy. And you can still put it on, to this day, for people who don’t like heavy metal, and they’ll dig it. It’s just got a cool vibe to it.” Slipknot’s sound was obviously shaped by the nu-metal movement of the ‘90s, so it’s no surprise Taylor added the genre’s two definitive albums to his list — Korn ’s self-titled debut and Sepultura ’s Roots . “To me, I would put Korn on the same level as Appetite [for Destruction] and Nevermind as far as albums that shifted things culturally,” Taylor raves. “It’s just one of those ‘Where the f— did this band come from?’ kind of moments.” As for Roots , Corey says, “That album … Jesus Christ. I mean, besides [Slipknot’s] Iowa , that album is probably one of the thickest-sounding, heaviest-sounding albums that I’ve ever heard, from a production standpoint. It’s so gross and yet so f—ing awesome. You can almost hear the hair on it [laughs].” Check out Corey Taylor’s 10 Favorite Metal Albums below! Stone Sour will finally unleash Hydrograd this week. The album, which gave Stone Sour their fourth No. 1 active rock single , will hit shelves June 30. Corey Taylor’s 10 Favorite Metal Albums: Anthrax, Worship Music (2011) Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time (1986) Judas Priest, Screaming for Vengeance (1982) Korn, Korn (1994) Megadeth, Peace Sells … but Who’s Buying? (1986) Metal Church, The Dark (1986) Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986) Pantera, Far Beyond Driven (1994) Sepultura, Roots (1996) White Zombie, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (1995) Stone Sour Albums Ranked

Quick Review: ONEGODLESS Mourner

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Quick Review: ONEGODLESS Mourner Posted by Aaron 38 pm If you've been too caught up in the more artsy side of metal have forgotten that metal was founded on the pretense of kicking ass, the self-proclaimed Dutch HEAVYSTONERBLUESGROOVEROCKSLUDGEMETAL band Onegodless is here to, well, kick your ass back into shape. Featuring members of the soon-to-be-defunct Exivious, Onegodless is an homage to those groovy, sludgy and bluesy metal bands that were likely the gateway for many metalheads; names like Pantera, Down, Black Sabbath and Mastodon. However, as their debut record Mourner is quick to show, they come stampeding onto the metal scene with a fresh take on the style and a general air of "we don't give a crap what you think of us, just bang your goddamn heads." Simply put, Mourner is a hell of a lot of fun and is just bursting with attitude. Album opener "The Calm" is anything but, storming out of the gates with a riff that would make Dime proud and a swing that wouldn't be out of place in a bar fight. It sets the stage appropriately for the duration of the album. If dirty riffs, head-bobbing grooves and bluesy swagger are your forte, you're going to eat Mourner up. With both Robin Zielhorst and Yuma van Eekelen of Exivious on bass and drums, respectively, a rhythm section doesn't get much tighter – or ferocious –than this. Add in the smoking fingers of Yordi Lopez on guitar and the vicious bark of vocalist Pieter Verpaalen, and Onegodless make a delightfully dangerous quartet. Look, Onegodless aren't really bringing anything new to the table as far as this style is concerned. However, they do what they so well that it doesn't even matter. Metalheads these days are so inundated with finding the most innovative and original bands that we often forget why we fell in love with the genre in the first place. This is why bands like Onegodless are so important. Onegodless isn't overthinking things; neither should we. Listen to Mourner, smash your head through a wall, and enjoy every second of it. Score: 8.5/10

Album Review: CHAOS All Against All

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Album Review: CHAOS All Against All Posted by Matt Bacon 38 pm Chaos burst into my awareness all the way back in 2013 with their stunning masterwork, Violent Redemption a brilliantly angry thrash metal record that combined the evil of Slayer , the technicality of Testament and the grinding power of modern bands like Revocation . They immediately captured my imagination and I spun that record until it hurt. Now they are back, four long years later, after years of being teased with demos and hints of progress the record is in my earholes blowing my mind with crazed riffs, tortured vocals and an understanding of the oeuvre that almost no other band on the scene today can really claim to have. There is an insane magic here, as if Chaos is the band Slayer should have been, the band who come as a logical follow up to the 80s giants, crafting thrash metal in their own way. If you can't fall in love with the high energy and demented magic on display here then perhaps you should re-evaluate any claim you make to loving thrash metal because this is the genre at it's motherfucking apex. From the first ferocious chainsaw riff shattering skulls on 'The Great Divide' you know you are in for a good time. When you get to the stunning grooves and flashy solos that go on to define this record you realize that these Indians understand the very core of thrash metal. As much as their music might find its basis in the more extreme side of 80s thrash you also have to nod to influences from groups like Lamb Of God or of course Pantera . Now I know that usually when bands get compared to those influences folks immediately assume its boring knuckle dragging dad metal. That is most definitely not the case for this album. There is a painful energy here, raw as a nerve and angrier than a bucking bronco. Chaos have been at this for over a decade and it has led to some of the most refined and flesh tearing thrash metal that you will ever hear. This is a band who are unafraid to incorporate disparate influences and this combined with some top notch fucking production means that they stand apart, as one of the greats of their generation. Thrash metal is a genre that I think is often viewed as played out and very much the domain of dads in silly bands. Every once in a while though bands like Chaos come along to reassure us that the flame still burns and that angry, politically charged thrash metal with little to no humorous overtones can still exist and not only that but it can melt your fucking face off. There are grooves upon grooves upon grooves here and a willingness to fall into breakneck double bass drum parts that you gotta love. Every riff seems fit for a brutarian stomp in the pit and I'm sure that in the live setting this band sees more than a few injuries among hard moshing fans. A group who I can no WAIT to burst out of their national scene and drive into the world stage it is impossible for fans of extreme music not to fall in love with the ball crushing revelries of some of the best India has to offer. Score: 9.5/10

Slipknot And Stone Sour's Corey Taylor: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums - Blabbermouth.net

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June 28, 2017 0 Comments SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was among the first people Rolling Stone consulted when the magazine began work on its recently published list of the "100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time." Prior to unveiling Taylor 's picks, Rolling Stone had posted "favorite metal albums" by METALLICA 's Lars Ulrich , JUDAS PRIEST 's Rob Halford and BLACK SABBATH 's Ozzy Osbourne . Taylor's list , which is sorted in alphabetical order, includes MAIDEN 's "Somewhere In Time" album, featuring the song "Wasted Years" , which he called "my fucking soundtrack for years, and I think it's probably one of the most perfect heavy metal songs ever written — just from a song standpoint, not riffage or anything like that. It's just so fucking catchy," he said. "And you can still put it on, to this day, for people who don't like heavy metal, and they'll dig it. It's just got a cool vibe to it." Another classic LP on Corey 's list is JUDAS PRIEST 's "Screaming For Vengeance" , which he said was "the perfect fucking power-metal album, outside of the stuff that IRON MAIDEN was doing, to my ears. 'Screaming For Vengeance' was just so fucking dope, dude. Whether it was the opening with 'The Hellion' right into 'Electric Eye' , or going into 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' , the whole fucking album is amazing. And the title track is ridiculous. Just hearing those fucking [screams], that crazy shit coming out of your fucking speakers. I was like, 'What? Should I be listening to this, man?' But it was such a great album and it really showed their evolution, just how fucking amazing that band is." Unsurprisingly, Taylor selected METALLICA 's "Master Of Puppets" as one of his favorites, saying that the 1986 album is "heavy and yet it's so fucking melodic. It is badass and yet it has moments of pure fucking contemplative cool flow stuff. It is sludgy and yet will rip your fucking head off. And it has the best METALLICA song ever written, 'Disposable Heroes' , on it. That fucking song is a clinic, not only in alternate picking, but also down picking. I can't play it, and I can play almost anything. That's how good it is." [The LP has] got some of James [ Hetfield 's] best performances, and the whole band is amazing on it. And it's got some of his best lyrics on it. You listen to it and you're like, "This is criminal, how fucking good this album is." Taylor also picked two albums that arguably directly shaped SLIPKNOT 's sound prior to the recording of the band's self-titled 1999 debut: KORN 's first effort and SEPULTURA 's "Roots" . "To me, I would put 'Korn' on the same level as [ GUNS N' ROSES '] 'Appetite [For Destruction]' and [ NIRVANA 's] 'Nevermind' as far as albums that shifted things culturally," Taylor said. "It's just one of those 'Where the fuck did this band come from?' kind of moments." As for "Roots" , Corey said: "That album… Jesus Christ. I mean, besides [ SLIPKNOT 's] 'Iowa' , that album is probably one of the thickest-sounding, heaviest-sounding albums that I've ever heard, from a production standpoint. It's so gross and yet so fucking awesome. You can almost hear the hair on it. [ Laughs ]." Corey Taylor 's 10 Favorite Metal Albums: * ANTHRAX - "Worship Music" (2011)* IRON MAIDEN - "Somewhere In Time" (1986)* JUDAS PRIEST - "Screaming For Vengeance" (1982)* KORN - "Korn" (1994)* MEGADETH - "Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?" (1986)* METAL CHURCH - "The Dark" (1986)* METALLICA - "Master Of Puppets" (1986)* PANTERA - "Far Beyond Driven" (1994)* SEPULTURA - "Roots" (1996)* WHITE ZOMBIE - "Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head" (1995)


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