Slipknot’s Jim Root Claims He Put off Having a Family Because of the Band
We all know that being a travelling musician is a hard life especially if you have a family back home. In a recent interview, Slipknot guitarist Jim Root revealed to the Irish Publication Joe:
“It’s a lot of work. It’s a lot of sacrifice… You have to be thinking about your next record while you’re working on the record you’re working on. You always have to be a step ahead of yourself.”
“I’ve put off having a family, ’cause I knew that I was gonna be gone on the road all the time, so when I go home, it’s just, like, me. Some of the other guys — Clown [Shawn Crahan] and Corey [Taylor] — they have children and wives and things like that. And I’m sure for them, it’s a weird transition to make.”
“I kind of have given my entire life to this band, willingly. I don’t regret it, And I wouldn’t change a second of it. I’ve learned so much.”
Faith No More Helping Raise Funds for Australian Wildfires
Faith No More have added a second Manchester concert, which will take place at the O2 Apollo on June 9th. All proceeds from the show will to the Australian fire releif funds, which have been established by Wires and the CFS Foundation. Keyboardist Roddy Bottum put out a statement saying:
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“Australia is a country that we connected with early on in our career. We spent time not only with the people in their cities but also at its beaches and driving through its vast terrains.”
Bassist Bill Gould added
“Reading the news about what’s been happening in Australia has been heartbreaking. It’s hard to even comprehend the scale of damage; hopefully this small contribution on our part can make a difference somewhere.”
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Tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow at 10AM CMT.
The two charities receiving the proceeds are involved with saing Australian Wildlife and providing financial assistance and care to the firefighters and their families fighting the blazes.
Faith No More are returning to Europe this year for the first time since June of 2015 when they were promoting their last record “Sol Invictus”
Joey Kramer Barred From Entering Aerosmith Grammy Rehearsals
If you guys have been following the week long saga involving drummer Joey Kramer and his band Aerosmith then you’d know he sued the band this week over them barring him from performing with them at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The band claims his playing wasn’t up to snuff, while Kramer claims he was treated unfairly after dealing with a myriad of health issues in 2019 that caused him to miss six months with the band. He was forced to audition for the band and it turns out the other members weren’t happy with his playing so his drum tech filled in for him. His lawsuit was thrown out by a judge yesterday and it now appears that video has surfaced of Kramer trying to enter Aerosmith’s rehearsals for the Grammy’s but was turned away by security guards. You can watch the video here.
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Slams Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently appeared on the Dean Delray podcast “Let There Be Talk” where he discussed the omission of Motorhead and Thin Lizzy from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Motorhead has been eligible since 2002, but has not made it in yet. They were most recently on the ballot but failed to receive the required votes.
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Hammett said the following on Motorhead’s exclusion:
“I really think that when things like that happen, it might be a generational thing where maybe some of the older people just don’t get it — they just don’t get it. They don’t see the range of influence and the impact and the inspiration that certain bands have. They don’t hear it, because maybe they’re part of a different generation and were told that vocals sung like that are bad. But they’re not — they’re just another type of vocal. And [those people believe that] recordings like that have no merit. [I’ve] gotta admit, some of those Motorhead recordings are so beautifully raw.”
“For those kind of people, Motorhead is a little bit of a bitter pill. And the comprehension of it is kind of — it could be a little better comprehended. And I think that’s the problem — it’s merely a generational thing. As much as I don’t like saying that, because I think if it’s good music, it’s gonna transcend generations. But then, at certain times, people are just closed off from it from the get-go, for whatever reason. It’s just one of those things that just happens.”
The topic of conversation turned to Nine Inch Nails who are being inducted this year. Host Delray claimed that Nine Inch Nails shouldn’t be inducted before groups like Gary Numan, Devo and Kraftwerk with Hammett responding
“If it weren’t for those bands, where would Nine Inch Nails be? It’s so that way with so many other bands too. I mean, Thin Lizzy— hell. I mean, JC, they were such a huge influence with me and all my friends and all the bands that were coming up at the same time we were, and they’re still not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Again, maybe it’s generational. I don’t know. Maybe they just didn’t sell enough albums. Sometimes it feels like you have to sell a certain amount of albums before they would even consider you, which is, I think, a big piece of , too.”