LITA FORD to Release Live Album in October via Steamhammer/SPV

 

 

Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed 

 

The Bitch is Back…Live is a brand new live album from the queen of Hard Rock and Metal LITA FORD.  Hot on the heels of her TRUE comeback album “Living Like a Runaway”, LITA took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as LITA FORD classics. 

 

 

 

This killer show was recorded for the live album The Bitch is Back…Live.  Where does the title come from?  LITA opens the show with her rendition of the classic Elton John track “The Bitch is Back”, which was previously released as a bonus track on “Living Like a Runaway”.  It may be a strong proclamation, but it is true…the bitch is back and bringing it live.  Now fans have a chance to be a part of this memorable evening and performance.

 

 

 

The album will be released as a digipak with a special booklet including fan photos and download. Release dates are USA/Canada on October 22nd, Germany on October 25th and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.

 

 

 

TRACKLISTING: 

 

1. The Bitch Is Back

 

2. Hungry

 

3. Relentless

 

4. Living Like a Runaway

 

5. Devil in My Head

 

6. Back to the Cave

 

7. Can’t Catch Me

 

8. Out For Blood

 

9. Dancing On The Edge

 

10. Hate

 

11. Close My Eyes Forever

 

12. Kiss Me Deadly

 

 

 

CURRENT LINE UP: 

 

Lita Ford – vocals, guitar

 

Mitch Perry – guitar

 

Bobby Rock – drums

 

Marty O´Brien – bass

 

Drums on “The Bitch Is Back…Live” by Scot Coogan

 

 

HUNTRESS Wraps Up North American Tour With Danzig Prepares For Global Domination with Lamb of God

 

HUNTRESS has kicked off yet another year of relentless touring, following the release of their critically acclaimed album Starbound Beast.  After an amazing run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, HUNTRESS has just wrapped up their tour with the legendary Glenn Danzig for his 25th Anniversary tour with Misfits guitarist Doyle.

 

Vocalist Jill Janus had this to say about her time on the road with Glenn Danzig:

 

“Touring with Danzig has been surreal. As an angsty teenage girl, I used to dream that one day I would duet with Glenn Danzig. Being chosen to tour with him was already mind blowing, but I also had the honor of singing “Skulls” with him in St. Paul, MN! I was watching the show from side stage. Doyle had just played a couple Misfits songs with the band. Then I see Glenn turn and ask if I’d like to join him for a duet! Performing with two of my idols was stellar. This has been a killer experience for HUNTRESS, watching Glenn Danzig nightly from the wings, he has mastered his craft and we’ve learned a lot from him on this short run. He’s also hilarious, his sense of humor and attitude have made our time with him so much more incredible! Hail Danzig!”

 

After a short break this September, HUNTRESS will be back on the road with heavy metal heavyweights Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, and Testament!  The tour kicks off October 22nd in Toronto, ON, and runs through November 26th in Silver Spring, MD.  It has also been confirmed that Lamb of God will be taking HUNTRESS to Europe and the UK in early 2014.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

HUNTRESS is proud to present their video for the song “Zenith”.  Bloody-Disgusting.com calls it “A Sci-Fi Horror Psychedelic Masterpiece!” The spectacular video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Check out the “Zenith” video HERE.

 

Starbound Beast, is out now on Napalm Records. The album is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and in Best Buy stores in the US.

 

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.


HUNTRESS Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

 

HUNTRESS on tour with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Testament:

10/22: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus

10/23: Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

10/24: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

10/25: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

10/26: Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater

10/28: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

10/29: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

10/30: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

11/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC

11/2: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

11/3: Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show

11/5: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

11/7: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

11/8: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium*

11/9: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

11/11: Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center

11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater

11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

11/15: Calgary, AB @ Big Four

11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park

11/18: St. Paul, MN @ Myth

11/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/22: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

11/23: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

11/26: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

 

*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show.  Support will be announced in mid September.

 

European/UK Tour With Lamb of God:

1/6/14: Vienna, Austria @ Venue

1/7/14: Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

1/8/14: Zurich, Switzerland, @ Komplex

1/10/14: Tillburg. Netherlands @ 013

1/11/14: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Hall

1/12/14: Southampton, England @ Southampton Guildhall

1/13/14: Leeds, England @ Leeds O2 Academy

1/14/14: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England @ Newcastle O2 Academy

1/16/14: Glasgow, Scotland @ Glasgow O2 Academy

1/17/14: Birmingham. England @ Birmingham O2 Academy

1/18/14: London, England @ Brixton O2 Academy

1/19/14: Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy

1/20/14: Bristol, England @ Bristol O2 Academy

1/21/14: Norwich, England @ Norwich UEA

ICED EARTH Completes Mixing And Mastering New Album

ImageNorth American metallers ICED EARTH have completed mixing and mastering their new album, “Plagues Of Babylon”, for a January 2014 via Century Media Records. Says ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer: “It’s been a long summer, but a very productive one. “I am very proud of my bandmates! Everyone kicked ass, and we made a really special record. “Now it’s time try to rest for a few ‘minutes’ before the next chapter of world touring begins. “Best to you all! We will see our European friends on the road with our brothers in VOLBEAT, then the rest of you on the worldwide Plagues tour 2014!” Speaking to Metal4 magazine at the Rockharz open-air festival in Germany in July, Schaffer said about the upcoming CD: “It’s a bit of a different thing for us, because it’s half of a concept and the other half is [standalone] tracks. Musically, I think it’s just another step in the right direction. It’s really heavy, it’s very melodic. It has a really epic feeling. Even though there isn’t, like, a monster, long epic track, the overall feel of the songs is very epic. I mean, there’s no ‘Dante’s Inferno’ or ‘Gettysburg’ or the ‘Something Wicked’ trilogy or something like that on here, but I’m really happy with it.”

Songtitles set to appear on “Plagues Of Babylon” (among others):

* Plagues of Babylon

* Democide

* Among The Living Dead

* The Resistance

* If I Could See You

* Peacemaker

* Cthulhu

* Parasite

ICED EARTH recently parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for “personal family reasons.” He has since been replaced by Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE). ICED EARTH has been hitting it relentlessly, with the recent studio album, “Dystopia”, being the most toured album in the band’s illustrious history. One of the many highlights of the “World Dystopia Tour”, a headline show at the historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus, was recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and in many other formats under the title “Live In Ancient Kourion”. “Dystopia” was released in October 2011 via Century Media Records. The CD marked the band’s recording debut with singer Stu Block (INTO ETERNITY), who joined ICED EARTH in March 2011 following the departure of Matt Barlow.

Motorhead "Aftershock" Coming October 21st

Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, Motörhead stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.
On Oct 21st, 2013 Motörhead will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood,it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything Motörhead stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see Motörhead in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that Motörhead is not simply a band, it’s a genre!
That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smokey biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.
“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”
“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong Motörhead album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”
He’s not wrong.

Because Motörhead are Motörhead are Motörhead…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

 

Classic Rock, UK presents Motörhead’s ‘Aftershock’ as a limited edition fanpack which features the new album in full plus a 132 page magazine that forms the ‘ultimate sleevenotes’ to the new album, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.
Inside is everything you need to know about ‘Aftershock’ and the world of Motorhead in 2013: the making of the album, new features covering all eras of the band’s career from 1975-2013, and tons of unseen pics. Plus a giant Motorhead poster and exclusive car sticker. The fanpack edition will be on sale 21 October 2013 and is available to pre-order now from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/motorhead
Aftershock tracklisting:
Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

QUEENSRŸCHE Trial Delayed Until January

ImageSinger Geoff Tate — who was fired from the Seattle progressive rock band QUEENSRŸCHE last year after fronting it for three decades — was granted a continuance until January 27, 2014 in his legal battle with his former bandmates over the rights to the group’s name. Tate and his wife, Susan, QUEENSRŸCHE’s former manager, filed a lawsuit in June 2012 asking the judge to award them the rights to the band’s name in exchange for Tate paying Eddie Jackson (bass), Michael Wilton (guitar) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) the fair market value for their interests in the QUEENSRŸCHE companies. Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson filed a countersuit against the Tates in which they accused Geoff of creative obstruction and violent behavior, and Susan Tate of questionable business practices. In their August 9 motion to continue the trial date — originally scheduled for November 18 — and amend the case schedule, the Tates requested “a minimum 180-day continuance to provide sufficient time for the parties to continue active settlement negotiations without incurring substantial trial preparation costs and, if such efforts fail, to provide sufficient time to complete discovery and properly prepare for what will be a very lengthy trial.” The Tates added that “80 potential witnesses” have been identified for trial and they estimated that the parties will need to collectively take 20 to 40 depositions. Further complicating the scheduling of depositions is the fact that Tate’s former bandmates will be traveling for most of September and will be unavailable for depositions. Said the Tates in their motion, which can be viewed on the The Breakdown Room web site: “There simply is not enough time to properly prepare for trial. Discovery is incomplete. Even if the parties only depose a fraction of the witnesses identified, doing so will take 20 to 30 days. Many of these witnesses are located out of state. The facts that underlie this dispute span nearly 30 years. Trial could take three to four weeks with 20 to 40 witnesses.” On August 16, Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson filed an opposition to the Tates’ motion to continue the trial date and amend the case schedule, claiming that “any challenges [the Tates] face [in preparing for the trial] are 100% the result of their failure to properly prosecute their case and as such should not be able to delay the resolution of this matter to [Tate’s former bandmates’] detriment or [Tate’s] advantage.” “From October 2012 until April 2013 there was nearly no activity in the case,” Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson wrote. “In April 2013, [the Tates] propounded interrogatories and requests for production on [Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson]. Responses were supplied in May. Not until July 31, 2013, did [the Tates] raise any objections to the adequacy of the responses to that discovery, more than two months after said responses were served. Other than two related subpoenas for documents, [the Tates] have engaged in no other discovery.” Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson also accused Geoff Tate of “continu[ing] to harm the QUEENSRŸCHE brand” since the Tates’ original lawsuit was filed in June 2012. “The newest self-titled QUEENSRŸCHE CD release by the [Todd La Torre-fronted version of the band] entered the U.S. charts at #23 and continues to get 9-out-of-10-star reviews and is still selling very well on a weekly basis around the globe,” Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson wrote. “In comparison, Geoff Tate released his own QUEENSRŸCHE CD in April of this year titled ‘Frequency Unknown’ and depicted as F.U. on the cover, which entered the charts at #82, received very bad reviews around the world, and has slowed to almost no more weekly sales. [The Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE’s] new CD even outperformed the last two CDs of them with Geoff Tate, selling more in a month than the ‘Dedicated to Chaos’ CD has since its release in 2010, and charting much better than both that album and the previous one, ‘American Soldier’. Thus, the return to the classic sound [Tate’s former] bandmates have made with the new CD and live shows has been met with overwhelming success.” They added: “Geoff Tate also chose very poorly in hiring live musicians that have shown that they are not capable of representing the correct performances of the QUEENSRŸCHE music legacy, and he was constantly replacing them. He has been offering his low-quality version of QUEENSRŸCHE to the promoters at a much reduced rate, as low as $10,000 per night, when, in fact, [his former] bandmates have done their best to keep the authorized QUEENSRŸCHE at an average of well over $20,000 per show this entire year. However, this becomes harder and harder with Geoff Tate’s sub-par band and cut-rate pricing that continues to be damaging to the QUEENSRŸCHE brand and legacy no matter who ultimately wins control after trial.” In a brand new interview with The Oakland Press, Rockenfield said said that “negotiations are ongoing between Tate and the singer’s former bandmates and “there’s still time for anything to happen between now and [the start of the trial].” “I think our confidence is pretty high,” Scott said. “There’s a lot of legal stuff you have to deal with, but we just feel good and look at it as a light at the end of the tunnel and keep playing shows and making music. I think when you do that, the right decision will be made in time.”

SLAYER's KING, ARAYA Hoping To Spend Time In Studio During Coming Weeks

ImageFollowing a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, SLAYER will headline its first North American tour in two years. The five-week-plus trek will kick off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, oddly enough marking the first time the band has played there since October 23, 1996. The tour will include the band’s previously announced return to New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium, venues the band hasn’t performed at in 25 years. SLAYER — bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman — will have GOJIRA and 4ARM support on all dates. Tickets for all dates on SLAYER’s U.S. tour, go on sale beginning this Friday, September 6. Log onto Slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information. While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for SLAYER’s 2013 Fall North American tour are as follows:

Oct. 22 – Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK

Oct. 25 – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 28 – Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

Oct. 30 – Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA

Nov. 08 – Myth, Minneapolis, MN

Nov. 10 – FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX

Nov. 12 – Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX

Nov. 13 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Nov. 15 – Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

Nov. 16 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

Nov. 17 – LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH

Nov. 19 – The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.

Nov. 20 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA

Nov. 26 – Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT

Nov. 27 – Theatre @ MSG, New York, NY

Nov. 29 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

Nov. 30 – Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA

Bostaph was SLAYER’s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band — the gold-certified “Divine Intervention” (1994), the 1996 punk covers album “Undisputed Attitude”, “Diabolus In Musica” (1998), “God Hates Us All” (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance”, as well as the DVD “War At The Warfield” (2001), also certified gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT. Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band’s recent Australian tour due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).

DEICIDE: 'In The Minds Of Evil' Release Date Announced

ImageFlorida death metal veterans DEICIDE will release their new album, “In The Minds Of Evil”, on November 26 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER).

“In The Minds Of Evil” track listing:

01. In The Minds Of Evil

02. Thou Begone

03. Godkill

04. Beyond Salvation

05. Misery Of One

06. Between The Flesh And The Void

07. Even The Gods Can Bleed

08. Trample The Cross

09. Banished By Evil

10. Kill The Light Of Christ

11. End The Wrath Of God

DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim recently told Decibel magazine about the band’s working relationship with Suecof: “It’s awesome! I’ve known Jason since ’08. I had been going out to do the ORDER OF ENNEAD records with him. The last DEICIDE record we did with Mark [Lewis], but I’ve known Jason a long time, so I asked him if he was into it. He said, ‘Absolutely!’ I wanted to get one done ovith him before something happens. You never know.” Regarding the lyrical themes covered on the new DEICIDE album, Asheim said: “[The lyrics] are typical Glen Benton. Blasphemous, brutal rhetoric. We’re going to get down and dirty this Blasphemous, brutal rhetoric. We’re going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal.” According to Asheim, longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired by the almighty “Legion” effort. “Jason wanted to capture the ‘Legion’ feel,” the drummer said. “We’re wanting Glen’s vocals to sound more old-school. So, it’s a bit of the new with a little throwback action.” As for DEICIDE’s time at Audiohammer, Asheim said: “It’s pretty cut-and-dried these days. I’ve known Jason a few years. I kind of know his methodology, how he works. It’s a far drive, so we’ll spend two or three nights there. Once we knock it out, we’ll end up partying. We repeat that the next day.” “To Hell With God” sold 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. DEICIDE’s previous CD, “Till Death Do Us Part”, opened with 2,900 copies back in May 2008.

KORN Singer Rules Out Reunion With Original Drummer

ImageKORN singer Jonathan Davis has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with the band’s former drummer, David Silveria, saying that the group’s current incarnation is “perfect.” Silveria was the second member of KORN’s original lineup to depart, leaving in late 2006. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch exited the group in 2005. But while Welch continued as a solo artist until rejoining KORN this year, Silveria retired to Huntington Beach, California and opened a restaurant. During an interview with U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, Davis was asked if there I any chance of Silveria coming back to the band. “No,” he replied. “I don’t wanna say any negative stuff, but where we’re at right now is perfect and [current KORN drummer] Ray [Luzier] is an amazing drummer. He fits in good and doesn’t have any typical drummer’s complexes.” Silveria surfaced recently to answer fan questions on his Facebook page, during which he gave the current version of the group a little bit of a slam while emphasizing how important he was to the group’s original sound and even how they came together. Asked if he had heard the new KORN single, “Never Never”, Silveria replied, “For all the fans asking the answer is no I have not heard a new KORN song. All I can say is I’m sure it’s not funky and groovy like the original KORN. I don’t even need to hear it to know that.” Silveria added, “I am a funky groove drummer and Ray [Luzier, current KORN drummer) is a heavy metal drummer. That’s why KORN will never sound as unique as we used to . . . KORN lost their groove.” Silveria claimed he wasn’t “talking crap” about his former group, but then went on to say, “Until they have the real ‘funky drummer’ it’s just not gonna groove the way it could. I’ve made it clear that I would come back and restore the groove.” Davis told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he believed Silveria lost his passion for music. “David was there to write beats but he wasn’t really there,” he said. “He really didn’t like playing drums. The first two albums, I think, he really enjoyed playing drums and then after that he just lost his love for playing drums. It happens. Okay, good for him, he wanted to move on and do something else.” In other comments at his Facebook page, Silveria took credit for bringing Davis and Welch into the band, as well as getting them their management, saying, “None of them want to admit it was me . . . There are a lot of things I did for the band that they don’t like to admit I did.” KORN’s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, will be released on October 8 and features the return of Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. The new disc follows up 2011’s “The Path Of Totality”, which found KORN collaborating with dubstep artists on every track. Silveria in February pleaded guilty to a charge of allegedly driving under the influence. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the hit-and-run charge in connection with the March 2012 incident in which the 40-year-old musician — who played with KORN for 13 years — rear-ended another car on his way to breakfast in Huntington Beach, California. Silveria was sentenced to three years of informal probation, a three-month first offender program, and he was ordeded to attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel. Silveria last year joined forces with ANYONE members Riz Story and Miki Black in a brand new project called INFINIKA.

JOHN 5 Says His Next Solo Album Will Feature 'A Bunch Of Guest Stars'

ImageROB ZOMBIE and ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) recently spoke to Artisan News (see video report below) about his forthcoming solo album, an all-star affair which is tentatively due in 2014. “Rob Zombie is obviously my priority, and everything I do is just when he’s doing a movie or something like that,” he said. “And you know, I never play live with anyone else, I never tour, ’cause I never wanna confuse anyone. I’m just a writer. So as soon as they see a credit — ‘Oh, John 5 wrote on this Ricky Martin song,’ or whatever like that — then that will… So it doesn’t really get in the way. But I love doing my instrumental records and people really enjoy ’em, so I’m always working on those. I’m working on one right now. I’ve got Elton John’s bass player doing stuff. I mean, I have a bunch of guest stars on this one, so it’s gonna be really good.” Regarding how his upcoming album will be different from his last effort, 2012’s “God Told Me To”, John 5 said: “The last one was half acoustic, half electric and I always like to change it up, so this one, I’m just gonna have a bunch of guest stars. So I’m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.” He continued: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ’em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way… I just really enjoy doing that. It’s great. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Right when I left MANSON, I was, like, ‘OK, so I guess I’ll finally make my instrumental record.’ And it did really well, and I’m on my sixth one. And I don’t do them for money or anything — I just do them for the love of the guitar — and I think the audience really can see that. I’ll do something like a Chet Atkins song and then some crazy death metal-type song. So it’s a very wide range of music; there’s no format and there’s no rules.”

KORN REVEAL PLANS FOR 2013 FAMILY VALUES FESTIVAL

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‘Are you reeeeeeeaaaaaaady?’ That’s exactly how the brief 30-second clip teasing the 2013 Family Values Festival kicks off, with Korn’s Jonathan Davis growling the line at the top of his lungs.

While it’s been a long time since a Family Values tour has kicked up some dust, this 2013 event will be a one-off gig headlined by Korn and set to take place Oct. 5 at a yet-to-be-revealed location.

If the clip above is aimed to foreshadow the bands performing at the upcoming festival, fans will get to seeRammsteinStone SourLimp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Deftones and of course, the main attraction, Korn. All of the aforementioned acts have that date open on their schedule except for Deftones, who are scheduled to perform on Avenged Sevenfold’s tour that day in Indianapolis. So that raises the question if this clip is a preview of what’s to come or a celebration of past acts.

Rock fans may remember the annual Family Values tour, which was the brainchild of Korn. The trek kicked off its inaugural run back in 1998, combining the best of rock and hip hop with additional treks in 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, making it one of the most anticipated rock tours each year. Throughout its existence, the Family Values tour offered up bands like Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Evanescence and DMX, just to name a few.

While the video teaser is short on details, it definitely raises a lot of excitement over the new festival. The festival date falls on an off day mixed in with the string of intimate club dates the band recently revealed. Stay tuned as the festival details develop.

Korn’s new disc ‘The Paradigm Shift’ is due out Oct. 8, so the Family Values Festival will serve as the perfect record release party.