Would you slap Maynard James Keenan? UFC fighter Nate Diaz did, at Maynard’s request, at a recent show in San Jose, California. Diaz hits Maynard with a “Stockton Slap” which isn’t much of a hit at all but Maynard plays along and falls back onto the ground anyway. I know one or two people who might give Maynard a slap for the lack of new albums, but I’d probably just be in awe that he said more words in this Instagram video than he does during most concerts.
Seether has been on the road to promote their latest album Poison The Parish. We’ll catch a show from them in August up in Boulder. Last month in New Jersey the band covered Thrice’s newest tune, Black Honey. It’s pretty unusual to see a band cover such a new song, most bands go back a few years, or decades. Obviously the vocals are the biggest difference but Seether does the tune justice, take a listen.
I realized that I have not gone back to the A Perfect Circle album eMotive enough. The release is chock full of great covers! So let’s hit this little gem, Gimme Gimme Gimme, originally from Black Flag, released in 1981 off the album Damaged. Maynard and company slow the tempo down and give it a more menacing tone than the original, which is impressive! Take a listen and spin the full eMotive album if you’ve got it, there are some killer tracks on there!
We’ve got more Metallica from their show last week in Denver. The band shot this live video for Wherever I May Roam from the concert. Unfortunately there aren’t many crowd shots but it will let you relive the moment if you were there!
Shattered Sun released their debut album Hope Within Hatred in 2015 and I think it was an underrated album, it was one of my favorite of the year! The band is back with a new album The Evolution Of Anger dropping in July. The first single off the new album is called Burn It Down, take a listen!
Today marks one year since Prince passed away at his home in Minnesota. To mark that occasion I’ve got a cover from Corey Taylor of Prince’s Little Red Corvette. The tune originally appeared on Prince’s 1999 album which came out in 1982. Taylor’s version was recorded in 2015 at his book/solo tour when it stopped through New York. Take a listen!
Beartooth, the Ohio rockers known for their high energy shows, are taking things a little more chill on the deluxe edition of their latest album Aggressive. Earlier today two acoustic tracks from that deluxe release were posted to the Red Bull Records YouTube. Get yourself a cup of chamomile tea and find a comfy seat as you listen to Hated and Sick Of Me in very non-Beartooth style.
The Prophets Of Rage – Chuck D, B Real, and three quarters of Rage Against The Machine – announced their first album earlier today and dropped the first single off the upcoming self-titled release. The album will be dropping in September and has 12 tracks including Unfu*k The World. The jam is very political, as to be expected from the band. I am digging the tune, take a listen and let me know what you think!