As we type this, the Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is taking place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The event kicked off at 4:00 PM PT and will conclude at 7:30 PM PT. Hanneman passed away on Thursday, May 2, from liver failure (Details HERE).
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Guess who decided that it was a bad idea to show up? The freaks from the Westboro Baptist Church, who had threatened to picket the memorial ceremony. Was it because they were afraid of the SLAYER fans? Probably. We will let you know if they do eventually show up.
Our condolences go out to Jeff's family, friends and the Slayer camp! Rock in Peace, Jeff!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Up until now, no details were revealed on how the arrest of Lambesis went down. Here is what happened according to an employee of the Barnes & Noble store (were Lambesis was arrested):
"It was about 2 p.m. My buddy was outside the store doing face-painting and the cops told him that he needed to stop immediately and go inside. Tim was there with a friend just browsing. I saw one special task-force cop, two regular officers, and two undercover officers. They just pushed everyone aside and handcuffed him. It all happened so fast. It seemed like they were planning it out for a long time."
During last weeks hearing, Lambesis' attorney claimed that his client began using steroids, which clouded his judgement. He also said that Lambesis had gotten into body building and eating healthy, and later began taking nutritional supplements as a paid product spokesman. At some point, he also began taking steroids.
According to Warwick, "his thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use".
It was also revealed by the prosecution that the cost of alleged hit on Lambesis' wife was priced at $20,000 and that Lambesis was "very willing to pay that".
As previously reported, Lambesis's band AS I LAY DYING have been forced to pull out from the KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Here is a statement from the band!
Stay tuned for more updates regarding this shocking story.
Via San Diego Reader
As I Lay Dying's official site
As previously reported, Jon Bon Jovi is currently touring without his guitarist Richie Sambora who allegedly is going through rehab again. Bon Jovi recently sat down with the London Evening Standard to talk about the Sambora situation:
“It’s getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something… Because all I can say is this — it’s for personal reasons. He’s been through it before, fortunately for us the same guy who filled in last time was available this time.”
He continued to snub Sambora by comparing him to U2’s The Edge, who would not be so easy to substitute.
“Life goes on, so if someone chooses not to be here… unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn’t make a U2 show, [then] it would be very difficult to just step in,” he said.
“You have a choice — you either figure it out, go and grow, not only survive but thrive. Or, you say, ‘I hate my brother and I’m gonna quit the band.’”
During the interview, Bon Jovi called Justin Bieber “an a**hole” for showing up to his O2 arena concert in March 2013 two hours late.
Bon Jovi's official site
As you probably know by now, ALICE IN CHAINS' fifth studio album entitled 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' will be released this coming Tuesday, May 28. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineered by Paul Figueroa. You can listen to samples of the record at the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-devil-put-dinosaurs-here/id622941441
The samples found at the link above is the only taste you will get of the NEW AIC, since they refuse to perform any of these songs until the record comes out next week. This is what Jerry Cantrell had to say about this:
"You always have to protect your stuff, but it's something you now have to be way more careful about. Early on, with the demos for 'Facelift', before it even came out, we were hanging out with the Pantera guys, and Phil Anselmo talked me into giving him a copy back in '89. He started passing copies around to bands and shit, and then [then-Columbia president] Don Ienner got in my ass for that. It didn't go that far, though, just to a few bands. If that happens today, it goes everywhere. If somebody turned you on to something back when I was coming up, it was that much more special: "Nobody's heard this yet. Check this out." I'm from a different era, and I just haven't gotten used to it. I don't necessarily think it's a healthier situation for music or for people who enjoy music."
ALICE IN CHAINS are currently on your. For information on where to purchase tickets, head to www.aliceinchains.com/tour.
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 25 - Pryor, Oklahoma - Rocklahoma
Jun 15 - Donington Park, England - Download Festival
Sep 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio
The bands first single out of their upcoming NEW record is called "Hollow" and is now available via iTunes at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hollow-single/id586393217 Watch the music video for "Hollow" HERE!
Related links: Alice In Chains' Official Site
Last Summer, the individual pictured above thought it was a good to steal a camera, camera gear, cell phones, wallets, and other valuable items, during a Wendigo Productions LLC concert at Irving Plaza in New York City.
Once this occurred, the entire Heavy Music community in New York City joined forces in order to catch this scumbag. Thanks to the picture above and facial recognition software, he was eventually arrested by the NYPD.
Unfortunately he is now free and plans to strike again. He was spotted last night at Tammany Hall in New York City, standing close to the bands gear with a bagpack in hand. Thankfully, someone tipped off management, who quickly escorted him out without incident.
If you see this scumbag around, let management or security know that he is a thief or call the NYPD's 13th Precinct (212) 477-7444 (Detective Rodriguez).
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