Rob Zombie has officially turned his back on horror movies. The rocker told the Phoenix Times that The Lords of Salem will be his last film in the genre. Rob didn’t go on to give specifics as to why he’s decided to quit making films like Halloween and A Thousand Corpses, but some within the film industry suspect it may have to do with the failure of The Lords of Salem, a project that was plagued with problems ranging from a tiny budget to no marketing and extremely limited distribution. Zombie will instead refocus his efforts on his music career by promoting his latest album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
A memorial for late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman will take place on Thursday, May 23rdat the Hollywood Palladium in L-A. The free event is open to the public and on a first-come, first-in basis. It will run from 3:30 to 7:30 and all ages are welcome. No word yet on what will take place at the memorial but you can stay up to date at Slayer.com.
Jeff’s loss will be felt for a long time and is truly a tragedy since it means there will never be more music from the band’s original line-up. The original line-up had been together again since 2002, when drummer Dave Lombardo rejoined the group in 2002. Around that time, guitarist Kerry King told us he was excited to have the original line-up making new music. Hanneman died on May 2nd from alcohol-related cirrhosis according to MTV Radio Networks.
• Club Azul inside Hotel Encanto: Alister M.(7:30 p.m., free, 21+)
• De La Vega’s: Smoking Mirrors (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)
• High Desert: Tiffany Christopher (8-11 p.m., free, 21+)
• Hurricane Alley: $3 Thirsty Thursday with DJ Gene-e-ous (10 p.m., $3 with student ID, 21+)
• Jose Murphy’s: DJ Angel (10 p.m., 21+) Continue reading
Eric Avery, the bassist for the live lineup of Nine Inch Nails, has just announced via hisFacebook page that he’s dropping out of the band’s upcoming tour. Avery, who’s also one of the founding members of Jane’s Addiction, says that he’s just too “overwhelmed” and that he wants to stay put in his hometown of Los Angeles to concentrate on film work and his own music.
Eric goes on to cite his recent tour with Garbage as a major factor in his decision to drop out and writes, “I just got home from a year of heavy travel with Garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that Nails demands… fortunately my friend Trentunderstands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14.”
Nine Inch Nails’ next show will be at the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan on July 26th
$20 Cash, new Rocket T, and the album “Amaryllis” from Shinedown! Be caller #9 at 6pm with Rick if you want to win!
Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack tells us why he doesn’t want to end up like Kiss.
In an interview with MTV Radio Networks, Andy stated, “I haven’t seen Kiss play since I was a little kid. Why would I go see it again, I’ve seen them 3 times in my life, why would I go see it? Now they’re just older, they move slower on stage and their just more stuff blowing up behind them. I don’t want our shows to be like that, I want our shows to be an evolution…”
The Black Veil Brides recently won the Song of the Year Award for “In The End” at this year’s Golden God Awards. But someone apparently forgot to tell Andy how much of the rock industry Gene Simmons really owns. We wouldn’t let that win go to your head buddy, its a far fall from the top.