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Disturbed Ready To Take A Break

Judas Priest Guitarists Calls It Quits

Helmet Says They're Better Than Most

Alice Cooper Wants Reality Show To Rock


 

Disturbed Ready To Take A Break

(Rock News Desk) Disturbed frontman David Draiman says the band will take a break after completing their current run of tour dates. “We’re touring the States then a short South American run, but that’s it after that,” he states. They aim to use the downtime to write material for their sixth album. Draiman explains: “We’ve not done anything yet. I know Dan Donegan has some riffs but we need to get in the right headspace and we can’t do that while we’re on the road.”


 

Judas Priest Guitarists Calls It Quits

(Rock News Desk) Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford says the band are still bewildered as to why guitarist KK Downing decided to quit the band ahead of their final large-scale world tour. He comments: “I don’t think any of us will really know. You probably read about him saying he felt standing on stage for the wrong reasons was the wrong thing to do. That’s a really sincere thing to say. But none of us understand the true reasons – and we’ve all got different theories.” The band will release a new album later this year then plan to start work on another one with new guitarist Richie Faulkner fully involved.


 

Helmet Says They're Better Than Most

(Blabbermouth) During a recent interview, Helmet frontman Paige Hamilton had this to say: "I don't dwell on it, but it's frustrating that people write [us] off because we're affiliated with or credited with or discredited with creating nu-metal and rap metal or whatever the fuck it is, which we sound nothing like. I don't sit around worrying about that stuff. Is it frustrating, yes, but do I think that we're better than 99.9% of the other bands out there? Absolutely. Rock or any other genre." Get the whole interview here


 

Alice Cooper Wants Reality Show To Rock

(Gibson) Rock legend Alice Cooper has said that he wants to create a rock and roll TV reality show. According to NME.com Cooper feels that contemporary rock bands lack “attitude.” He told the U.K.’s Daily Star, ahead of his appearance at the Download festival, “Forget The X Factor, I’d like to see a TV show that discovers a real songwriting rock genius,” he said. “I’d call it Lunatic Fringe. Bands don't have attitude any more. They're all beige and have no showmanship. My generation was the opposite. Striving for normality was never an option.” Alice Cooper also said that he’s a fan of pop acts with attitude, like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. “It's infinitely more fun watching somebody like Lady Gaga. The same with Katy Perry. She's got a great pop sense.”