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Fort Rock 2015

Monster Energy Fort Rock will bring some of the biggest rock bands together Saturday, April 25 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL for its third consecutive year, after selling out last year with 12,500 fans in attendance.

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival helps kick off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature performances from Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, We Are Harlot, Starset, Young Guns, Islander, and more.

The Monster Energy Fort Rock ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, December 9 (see below for details) at

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says, “It’s gonna be awesome bringing one of the world’s loudest bands to Fort Rock for the World’s Loudest Month. I hope the fans are ready because we’re coming for EVERYONE.”

“We’re excited to be returning to a great music market in Fort Myers, Florida,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing for Danny Wimmer Presents. “The past two years have proven to us that Fort Myers has a hunger for rock. With the help of our amazing regional partners, this year’s lineup will be the biggest show South Florida has ever seen.”

Check out the official Monster Energy Fort Rock announcement video trailer below.

A limited number of discounted General Admission pre-sale tickets for Monster Energy Fort Rock will be available for purchase from Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM ET through Friday, December 12 at 9:59 AM ET.

Pre-sale tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

 Tuesday, December 9: $29.50

Wednesday, December 10: $39.50

Thursday, December 11: $49.50

A password for access to the ticket pre-sale can be obtained  via, local Fort Myers rock radio stations, and select rock media outlets.

Regularly priced General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 10:00 AM ET at and all Ticketmaster outlets. At that time, tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

General Admission: $59.50

General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $199

VIP: $99.50

Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Pack: $225 (includes 2 commemorative Fort Rock Zippo lighters)

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

In addition, select Pita Pit and 3 Pepper Burrito Co. locations will be selling General Admission tickets for $59.50, with no service fees.

A limited number of discounted General Admission tickets will also be available for active military via Monster Energy Fort Rock partner GovX (

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy now and save.

Monster Energy returns as the festival’s title sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and offering Monster Energy Drink samples.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series kick-off. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Fort Rock include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute, Fxck Cancer, Zippo Encore, Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, and Loudwire, with more to be announced.

Via our friends at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

joeyjordison promo 2013SLIPKNOT has released the following statement:

“To our Maggots and fans around the world,

“It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and SLIPKNOT are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds.

“We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.

“It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of SLIPKNOT.

“Thank you, The ‘KNOT

Jordison has spent the past few months touring with his new project SCAR THE MARTYR, whose self-titled debut album sold around 3,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 129 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

In addition to Jordison and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), SCAR THE MARTYR‘s current touring lineup features guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

Guitarist Jim Root revealed earlier in the month that he will sit out STONE SOUR‘s early 2014 tour so that he can concentrate on writing music for the next SLIPKNOT record. A post at STONE SOUR‘s Facebook page stated, “With an impending SLIPKNOT album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with STONE SOUR this winter . . . It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another STONE SOUR tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with SLIPKNOT, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins.”

SLIPKNOT‘s long-awaited fifth album will be its first since 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone” and first since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray.

Root and SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor spent the better part of the last year on the road with STONE SOUR behind that band’s two-album set, House Of Gold And Bones”.”

Perhaps there is more work on the horizon for Roy Mayorga, a la Ozzy and Tommy Clufetos? Stay tuned to find out…

ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–“Sin City’s Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival,” will take place Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The updated lineup for the two-day rock extravaganza includes Hellyeah (in place of Papa Roach, who is unable to perform due to lead singer Jacoby Shaddix’s recent vocal surgery), a solo performance by Corey Taylor, Fozzy (featuring WWE superstar Chris Jericho), and breaking band Mindset Evolution.

From now until September 16, 2012, enter for a chance to win a 4-day/3-night ROCK VEGAS VIP trip from the national radio show Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx at

The current daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:

Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Hellyeah, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Fozzy, Redlight King, Deuce, Mindset Evolution

Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Corey Taylor, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise

In addition to main stage performances inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center, ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink will also include the Bud Light Festival Grounds with band performances on the Jägermeister Stage. This outdoor festival area and vendor village will feature band autograph signings, free samples from Rockstar Energy Drink, and more. The Bud Light Festival Grounds will open at 1pm on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink are affordably priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages are also available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for ROCK VEGAS attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and for all ROCK VEGAS info, visit


{sic}nesses: Live at Download

Blu Ray

Eagle Vision

6 out of 10

Slipknot has released their first Blu Ray {sic}nesses: Live at Download filmed June 13th 2009 at the Download Festival at Donnington Park, England.

I have seen Slipknot live once at Ozzfest, and I was not impressed. There were something like 9 people on stage and it was a caconophy of noise and motion that I simply could not connect with. I was sorely disappointed in their show. Of course I have never really been a fan to begin with, so there is that. I did figure that seeing them live would give me more insight into the band, and maybe I would understand what all the hype was about. I thought that maybe they were a ‘live’ band, and seeing them live would allow you to ‘get’ what the band was doing. That didn’t happen.

So maybe it was a bad show, maybe they were off that night, maybe the sound was off, I don’t know. But I couldn’t understand anyone singing through their masks, and I couldn’t get over all the idiots on the stage jumping around banging on cans and riding cherry pickers.

So when Slipknot’s Blu Ray arrived in the mail, I thought maybe, JUST MAYBE, I would enjoy it, and I might finally figure out what is going on here. And with it being Blu Ray maybe the sound would be superior to seeing/hearing them live. So I sat down with an open mind, a cold beer, and waited.

And waited.

And waited.

And boy was I disappointed.

So the band takes the stage, and I have to ask, what kind of festival has the headliner take the stage when it is still light outside? I mean, what time of day are they taking the stage? Why is it still light outside? What time do shows go down in England? The best part of them coming out and taking the stage was Joey Jordison comes out dressed as some kind of evil Christ/tree thing. He looked awesome and because he was behind the kit, I’m sure it was lost on 79,900 of the 80,000 people in attendance.

And once the music kicks in and Corey Taylor begins to sing, you realize that you can’t understand him any better on DVD than you can live. Obviously he doesn’t sing with the mask on in the studio because you can understand him better in studio than you can live. Yet people are rabid over this band, and you can’t understand ANYONE singing/yelling through their masks. 3 guys on vocals in masks simply makes it three times less intelligible than just one person in a mask singing.

Also, watching the band close up on DVD in the masks makes it a little disconcerting and disconnecting. You never really connect with the band because there is no emotion coming from the stage. You can’t see their eyes, you can’t connect with them because you can’t tell if they are looking at you. You can’t see if they are smiling or frowning (Ok, it is SLIPKNOT so of course you can assume they aren’t smiling under their masks), there is just an odd disconnect staring at them all in masks.

So I have heard the name Clown and Shawn Crahan for years and I always thought he kind of ran the band. But on stage I have to ask you, the SLIPKNOT fan, what the fuck does he do? He’s beating on fake drums, throwing around empty kegs, and jumping up and down and spinning around on a cherry picker during the entire show. I mean, what is the point of him being on stage? He adds nothing to the music, so why is he there?

For you SLIPKNOT fans, there is a 45 minute documentary directed by Clown, there are music videos, a short film by Clown, and the making of the short film.

The show is 159 minutes long, there are 18 songs performed, and it is in glorious 5.1 surround sound for you maggots.

Enjoy it. I didn’t. I do see a contest coming up soon where I think the grand prize is going to be a brand new Slipknot Blu Ray!