Readers’ Bands: Programmable Animal Confuse Me

Programmable Animal

For me, there’s no joy in telling some band they’re terrible. I don’t get off — as some have suggested — on bashing “talented people who’re just trying to do their thing.” I was raised to be honest. Transparent. Perhaps that’s why I got into journalism. If I can’t be honest, I can’t be me, […]

Black Sabbath’s “Farewell” Show Happening At Ozzfest Japan

Black Sabbath

Sharon Osbourne is telling the world that Black Sabbath will play its “farewell” show this November as part of Ozzfest Japan. The “farewell” show will take place November 22, the second and final day of Ozzfest Japan at Makuhari Messe, outside Tokyo. Korn will also be on the bill. Sharon, who organized the event, says […]

Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Testament Added To Heavy MTL Bill

Lamb of God

The lineup for this year’s Heavy Montreal festival just got a whole lot better. Lamb of God are now on the bill with Mastodon, Meshuggah, Testament, and Arch Enemy. The fest will take place between August 7 and August 9 in Montreal. Korn have also agreed to perform. Tickets go on sale Friday. The bill […]

Details Surface On Former Korn Drummer’s Lawsuit

David Silveria

Thanks to this site, we now know even more about the lawsuit that’s been filed against Korn by the band’s original drummer David Silveria. Filed by Silveria’s attorney James Bryant, the suit seeks a forensic accounting of the band’s revenues from 2006 and damages for breaching a partnership agreement initiated after Korn tracked its first […]

Original Drummer Sues Korn

David Silveria

A lawsuit has been filed against Korn by the band’s original drummer David Silveria. TMZ claims the suit alleges Silveria’s 2006 departure from the band was actually just a hiatus. Silveria is said to have retained an ownership interest in the band and was apparently ready to rejoin them in 2013, but the band balked. […]

Korn Celebrating Studio Debut With Vegas Show


It’s been 20 years since Korn released its first record, and it’s been downhill ever since, am I right? Rumor has it the band will be playing some 20th anniversary gigs to celebrate the advent of Korn. The first of those shows seems booked. Korn will be playing its self-titled debut in full during a […]

Slayer, Exodus, Slipknot Playing Carolina Rebellion


The lineup for the fifth annual Carolina Rebellion has been announced, and for a fifth straight year, I am unimpressed and uninspired to make the trek to North Carolina. If you like bands like Slipknot and Breaking Benjamin and Bush will be psyched for the festival, set for May 2 and May 3 at Rock […]

Randy Rhoads Tribute Ropes In Testament, Machine Head Members

Alex Skolnick

I was over on ThePRP before and discovered that there’s a new tribute coming out to Ozzy Osbourne’s late guitarist Randy Rhoads. The effort was masterminded by drummer Brian Tichy, who used to pound the skins for Ozzy back in the day. The album will be released by his awkwardly named record label, Tish Tone […]

Korn Playing Debut Disc At Epicenter


Korn have signed on to play the Epicenter festival, which will be held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on March 14. Korn’s performance will be unique. The band will be performing their 1994 self-titled debut album in full along with other tracks during their headlining set. Limp Bizkit is also booked for the fest, […]

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Detail New LP

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life have a new album coming out in the not-so-distant future called Soulless Hymns. Today, the band revealed all about the record, and debuted a track off of it called “North of Corpus.” Find that track streaming at the end of this post. The new Last Ten Seconds Of Life […]