All These Years – Static-X

Did you miss Wayne Static? Yup, me too.

It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great, These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through Static-X.

says drummer Ken Jay.


Scooter Ace Album Cover

Ace is the eighteenth studio album by German band Scooter released on 5 February 2016 through Sheffield Tunes & Kontor Records, preceded by the first single “Riot” on 4 September 2015, second single “Oi” was released on 5 February 2016, and the third single “Mary Got No Lamb” which was released on 6 May 2016.

Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Everywhere I go all the ladies wanna touch me
And when I’m on the road, I’m always spot by paparazzi
Did it for the fame but always did it for the joy
‘Cause everywhere I go they scream ‘oi, fucking oi’
All around the world you see my face on TV
And all around the world they want to be like H.P.
I never played the game, always been the bad boy
And everywhere I go they scream ‘oi, fucking oi’

Don’t take life too seriously
Nobody gets out alive anyway

Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi

Everywhere I went, yeah, I brought the bass
Been spitting super-tight bars right into your face
Raise your hands, lean back and enjoy
And watch the crowd go ‘oi, fucking oi’, yeah

Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Come on, right?
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi
Oi, oi, oi, fucking oi

Taylor Swift Notches Six Months at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

from Taylor Swift Universe

Taylor Swift makes it an even six months at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 6), as she rules the list for a 26th week, bolstered by the coronation of her new single, “Bad Blood,” on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Artist 100 is the first weekly survey dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

Swift scores her record-extending 26th (nonconsecutive) week atop the Artist 100, up 64 percent in overall activity. As the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Bad” vaults 53-1 on the Hot 100 following a full week of tracking after its video premiered to open the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) May 17, she logs a 208 percent surge in digital song sales, a 120 percent gain in streaming and a 78 percent lift in album sales, according to Nielsen Music.

With 26 weeks at No. 1, Swift easily has spent the most time at the Artist 100 summit since the chart launched on July 19, 2014. Sam Smith ranks second with three total weeks on top.

Lamar, meanwhile, roars 38-14 on the Artist 100, up by 67 percent in activity. He peaked at No. 1 in early April as his album To Pimp a Butterfly opened atop the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales.

Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, alt outfit Twenty One Pilots flies in at No. 2 as Blurryface bows as their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales; Maroon 5 dips 2-3; Meghan Trainor jumps 7-4, after she performed ballad “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” with John Legend, on the BBMAs; and Ed Sheeran slips 4-5.

In other notable Artist 100 action, after being crowned champion of the eighth season of NBC’s The Voice (May 19), Sawyer Fredericks vaults 40-8, with 82 percent of his points from digital song sales; Luke Bryan bounds 25-9 as his new single “Kick the Dust Up” rockets 49-2 on Hot Country Songs, fueled most heavily by its No. 1 launch on the Country Digital Songs chart (127,000 sold); and Zedd re-enters at No. 17, as his True Colors enters Top Album Sales at No. 4 with 39,000 sold. The DJ had previously ranked as high as No. 42 on the Artist 100.


Victim Of Ritual

The “Victim Of Ritual” music video from the new album “Colours In The Dark” by Tarja Turunen is now visible worldwide

Download the single & video via iTunes:
Click here to pre-order the new album “Colours In The Dark”:

Watch the official Lyric Video for “Never Enough” from “Colours In The Dark”:

It all starts with a mystic woman dressed in black, slowly striding through long corridors: Tarja. Cut. Then, a painter, a dancer and an oboe player are shown in a dusty, old factory. All caged in their dull habits, their daily tasks, repeating their monotone movements over and over again — all victims of their rituals.
Tarja is coming to their rescue. With a hint of a smile and powerful colours, she is able to free them and brings out the best in each of them. It all could have ended here, wasn’t it for the dark, suspicious figures. They have been following Tarja the whole time, watching her every move and then, chase her, try to get her down. Will they succeed or will Tarja win the epic final battle?

Answers to this question can be found in the official video for Tarja’s first single “Victim Of Ritual” from her forthcoming album “Colours In The Dark”. Shot in Berlin by Florian Kaltenbach for Hunger Film, the video resembles a short film with its running time of 6 minutes.

It is exclusively available for preorder on iTunes:

“Victim Of Ritual” will be released as download, CD single and 7″ vinyl on July 12th, 2013 via earMUSIC. Both physical releases will surely become rare collector’s items, being made available in strictly limited quantities. The 4-songs digipak CD-single is limited to 3.000 copies worldwide, whereas the 2-track 7″ vinyl is limited to only 1.500 units worldwide.

Tarja’s forthcoming new album “Colours In The Dark” will be released on August 30th, 2013 via earMUSIC. Mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) in Austin, Texas, the album is definitely going to be one of the brightest moments for rock in 2013.

Tarja will perform the songs from “Colours In The Road Tour” starting with her forthcoming tour.

Colours In The Road Tour 2013
17.10. Olomouc – Hala University Palackeho (CZ)
19.10. Berlin — Huxley’s (GER)
20.10. Wieze — Metal Female Voices Festival (BE)
22.10. Hamburg — Docks (GER)
23.10. Dortmund — FZW (GER)
25.10. Karlsruhe — Festhalle Durlach (GER)
26.10. Munich — Backstage (GER)
27.10. Vienna — Arena (AT)
29.10. Pratteln — Z7 Konzertfabrik (CH)
30.10. Nuremberg — Löwensaal (GER)
01.11. Leipzig — Haus Auensee (GER)
02.11. Cologne — Gloria (GER)

Colours In The Road Tour 2014
09.11. Klub Studio — Kraków (PL)
10.11. Łódź — Klub Wytwórnia (PL)
12.11. Mega Club — Katowice (PL)
13.11. Palladium — Warsaw (PL)


DMC And Wayne Static Join Forces To Shoot Video For New Track

Wayne Static shared this in his facebook page:

DMC And Wayne Static of Static-X Join Forces To Shoot Video For New Track “Noise Revolution”

DMC of the legendary RUN-DMC and Wayne Static will be shooting a video for a new track entitled “Noise Revolution” in the coming weeks. DMC, one of the pioneers of Hip Hop music is also credited as being the first to blend rock with rap most notably with a RUN-DMC rendition of “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith which also featured vocals by Steven Tyler. Once again DMC looks to break new ground by synthesizing the industrial sound of Wayne Static’s undeniable vocal approach with his trail blazing rap style. The video will be directed by Matt Zane (Wayne Static, Zakk Wylde, Orgy, Society 1, Annihilated)

“The Noise Revolution song and video is a powerful statement that shows that our art and creativity is the most important representation of the people. Working with Wayne Static and Matt Zane to knock down walls and bring people together with a positive message is inspiring and empowering!” said DMC

Wayne Static is no stranger to combining different styles and is known for the creation of “Evil Disco” and when the chance to work with one of the all time great Hip Hop artists presented itself there was absolutely no hesitation.

“The opportunity to work with a legend like DMC was a great honor and an experience like no other. We performed onstage together in Austin a while back and I hope we have more opportunities to perform together again.” said Wayne

Wayne also went on to explain how he has always been in favor of combining different genres of music.

“I have always believed combining different genres of music is a great way to create exciting new sounds. In fact I’ve based most of my career on combining unexpected styles in innovative ways. This collaboration with DMC is a prime example of how we can break through traditional expectations of Metal and Rap to create a bad ass new sound, and that is really the theme of the song for me as well. This song is a “Noise Revolution!”

Matt Zane was even in awe to be presented with opportunity to direct the video.

“I was all about The Doors, Van Halen, King Diamond and RUN-DMC when I was growing up. When DMC flew out to Los Angeles to meet I couldn’t believe I was sitting across the table from him discussing concepts for something I was going to direct. I was trying to keep it together but really my mind was going crazy. I didn’t want to let on that I was such a huge fan and had all the records. ” said Zane

Stay tuned to see the “Noise Revolution” in late June.


Korn on mission to find cure for diabetes posted:

The members of Grammy-winning hometown heroes Korn will be preparing to head overseas for the European leg of their current concert tour when the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation holds a wine and food event in Bakersfield June 1.

But they will be there in spirit and, better yet, a piece of history that has huge significance to any Korn fan will go home with the highest bidder: the guitar played by Brian Welch at the recent concert marking his return to the band after an absence of eight years.

“And all four of the original band members — my brother, Brian, Reggie (Arvizu) and James (Shaffer) — signed it,”  said Alyssa Davis, who has a small role in planning the event for a very compelling reason:

Zeppelin Davis, her 6-year-old nephew, who has Type 1 diabetes. Zeppelin is the son of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and his wife, Deven, whose lives changed instantly upon learning of the diagnosis, said Alyssa Davis.

“They’re really trying to raise money to help find a cure for these kids, who are being diagnosed so young,” she said. “It’s a life changer. I had no idea that for a child going through it, what it entails. You change everything.”

Beyond the dietary changes and other lifestyle accommodations, their son’s struggle has prompted the Davises to become deeply involved in raising funds for research, as they’re doing with the 2013 Summer Wine Fest on June 1.

The evening promises to be a delight for food and wine lovers, with hors d’oeuvres and desserts served by Luigi’s Restaurant, the Padre, J&M Cafe, Dewar’s, Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar, Borda Petite Catering, Mexicali, The Mark, Cafe Med, Sweet Surrender, Lassen’s and new-to-Bakersfield restaurant Wiki’s Wine Dive & Grill.

Participating vineyards and breweries include Marchesi Antinori, Constellation Brands, the Estates Group, Epic Wines, Mastro Scheidt Family Cellars, Stella Artois Beer and more.

Entertainment will be provided by Grammy-winning R&B performer Tony Rich, whose biggest hit is the 1996 single “Nobody Knows.” Also performing will be Bakersfield-based band Mystic Red.

In addition to the signed Korn guitar, interesting auction items include lunch with U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy in Washington, D.C., and a “wild pig hunt” donated by Tejon Ranch. All proceeds will be donated to research for a cure for Type 1 diabetes and for local support groups that help children and teens.

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Space is limited at the event, which runs from 6 to 11 p.m. at Fleur De Lis, 424 24th St. For information or to buy tickets, call 636-1305 or visit

Slayer star Jeff Hanneman died of alcohol-related liver scarring

Jeff Hanneman of Slayer performing at Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth in August 2010.
Jeff Hanneman of Slayer performing at Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth in August 2010.

(Reuters) – Guitarist Jeff Hanneman of the seminal heavy metal band Slayer died of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, and not as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria, the remaining members of the U.S. band said.

Hanneman, a founder of the band, which was known for its fast tempo, dark themes and pounding drums, died last week at age 49 in Southern California after suffering liver failure.

The band issued the statement on Thursday clarifying the cause of Hanneman’s death following speculation that necrotizing fasciitis, a rare flesh-eating infection he believed he had contracted in 2011 through a spider bite, contributed to the “Raining Blood” guitarist’s death.

“While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life,” the band said in a statement posted on its website.

The band said Hanneman was never on a list waiting for a liver transplant and his health had appeared to be improving recently as the band readied to work on a new album.

Slayer, which Hanneman founded with fellow guitarist Kerry King in the early 1980s, was known as one of the “big four” thrash metal groups of the decade, along with Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica.

Hanneman wrote many of the best known songs, including “Angel of Death” on Slayer’s landmark 1986 album “Reign of Blood.”

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Bill Trott)


ARTISTdirect Interviews Korn about their forthcoming eleventh studio album

ARTISTdirect sits down with James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch, Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu, and Ray Luzier for Korn’s very first interview together about their forthcoming eleventh studio album, the upcoming tour, and so much more…

Read the interview: