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Sock Puppet Parody, the outfit that takes well-known songs and remakes them in the image of one glorious sock god, has debuted their version of the Slipknot track, "Wait In Bleed."

Here is Socknot, with "Wait In Bleach":




Boxscore has released a new round of earnings and attendance data for recent shows featuring Machine Head, Sleeping With Sirens, Behemoth, Gwar, Down, and Whitechapel, among others. As we've noted in the past, certain Knitting Factory locations seem to have a hard time filling their venues.

Artist/Event Venue City/State Event Dates Gross Sales Attend/
Capacity
Prices
Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, Letlive Warfield Theatre San Francisco, Calif. March 1, 2015 $48,800 1,646 /
2,350
$40, $27.50
Machine Head Regency Center Grand Ballroom San Francisco, Calif. Feb. 21, 2015 $42,513 1,424 /
1,424
$32, $29.50
Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil Knitting Factory Reno, Nev. Dec. 5, 2014 $36,331 1,210 /
1,210
$50, $29.50
Black Veil Brides Knitting Factory Spokane, Wash. Nov. 8, 2014 $33,657 1,439 /
1,439
$27, $23
Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse Metropolis Montreal, Quebec Feb. 25, 2015 $31,669 1,304 /
1,600
$26.99, $23.82
Black Label Society Knitting Factory Spokane, Wash. Dec. 28, 2014 $29,520 1,008 /
1,420
$33, $29
Black Veil Brides Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho Nov. 9, 2014 $25,373 969 /
999
$38, $25
Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire Knitting Factory Reno, Nev. Nov. 14, 2014 $15,564 690 /
1,165
$38, $22
Hellyeah Knitting Factory Reno, Nev. Feb. 7, 2015 $12,651 550 /
1,165
$48, $21
GWAR Knitting Factory Spokane, Wash. Nov. 15, 2014 $11,364 596 /
1,420
$21, $18
Steel Panther Knitting Factory Reno, Nev. Nov. 17, 2014 $9,657 423 /
1,165
$38, $21.50
GWAR Knitting Factory Reno, Nev. Nov. 4, 2014 $8,878 437 /
1,165
$43, $20
Living Colour State Theatre St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 7, 2015 $8,254 368 /
705
$25
Silverstein Knitting Factory Reno, Nev. Feb. 4, 2015 $7,774 430 /
715
$38, $17
Drowning Pool Knitting Factory Spokane, Wash. Nov. 14, 2014 $6,480 395 /
715
$17, $11
Down Knitting Factory Spokane, Wash. Dec. 15, 2014 $6,066 257 /
1,420
$25.50, $23
GWAR Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho Nov. 10, 2014 $5,841 307 /
999
$33, $18
Whitechapel Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho Nov. 1, 2014 $4,998 291 /
999
$28, $16
Issues Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho Nov. 21, 2014 $4,206 247 /
999
$33, $15.50


Marilyn Manson and his father

In a recent photo shoot with Terry Richardson for Paper Magazine, Marilyn Manson and his father posed for several photos together, both in full makeup.

Manson's father, Hugh Warner is a Vietnam veteran who apparently has a softspot for theatrical aspect of rock.

"The first time that I did see my dad in makeup was, ironically, the second concert I ever went to," explained Manson. "He dressed as Gene Simmons and took me to the Kiss 'Dynasty' tour when I was 11. And people were asking my dad for his autograph."

Part of me thinks this is cool; the other part thinks it's weird.


Marilyn Manson and daddy

In his seemingly perpetual quest to deride Djent, prolific YouTuber Jared Dines has uploaded a new video he calls "Djent 2015." Basically, take six .70 strings, downtune them, and hammer away (with giant forks and stuff, apparently). While Djent purists (lol) will say this composition isn't really Djent, does it really matter?

Ok, I've typed "Djent" so many times I'm feeling nauseous. Here's the video:




Australian pop punk band Tonight Alive was playing Soundwave Festival over the weekend, and when security pinned a fan to the ground for unknown reasons, vocalist Jenna McDougall hopped off the stage to intervene.

Here's some video of the incident:


And some further reaction from bassist Cam Adler and McDougall:





Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack had a bit of a temper tantrum last night at a show in Vancouver, BC. According to MetalSucks, a concertgoer near the front of the stage repeatedly yelled for opening Memphis May Fire to return to the stage, prompting Biersack to verbally blast the man before eventually jumping into the crowd in an apparent attempt to fight. Tense screaming from teenage females ensues. Here's video of the incident.







By the way, remember that time Black Veil Brides had to be rescued at the beach and the lifeguard thought they were girls?

Rou Reynolds, frontman of UK post-hardcore/rock outfit Enter Shikari, recently experienced some strange groping from fans at a Portsmouth, UK show, prompting the singer to throw a series of punches at an unseen fan. Here is a brief video clip of the incident:





Today Reynolds issued a statement regarding the incident:

"Just seen this video and in order to stop speculation just thought I'd clear up what happened.

"After performing the end of 'Radiate' in the crowd some people behind me began trying to pull my trousers down. I tried to push them away a few times but due to the density of the crowd this didn't work. It then progressed (perhaps fuelled by some sort of stubborn oneupmanship) and I began to have my buttocks and my... er, 'undercarriage' groped. At this point I spun round pretty shocked and intimidated and asked angrily if they "wanted a punch" - lighter approaches having not worked! - hoping his would stop it.

"That seemed to do the opposite and gave them more vigour. I defy anyone to have their scrotum grabbed and not lash out instinctively...

"Obviously violence is never the answer and I'm very unhappy personally with how I acted. I should have left the crowd and headed back to stage immediately when this started happening but due to the density of the crowd and the intensity of the situation things played out differently, I'm only human.

"The rest of the show was thoroughly enjoyable and the audience overall were great. Everyone else we met before and after the show was absolutely lovely too. It's a shame but obviously because of this incident I won't be heading into densely packed crowds in the near future.

"P.S. To address the 'they paid to see you, so it doesn't matter what they did...' argument; the ticket price for an Enter Shikari show doesn't include free access to my gonads I'm afraid. You're not a doctor. And I'm not a prostitute.

"We appreciate and respect every single person that supports us and all we ask in return is respect back. The way this person/people acted was not respectful whatsoever."


Mikey Hood of Hoods and Tony Brummel of Victory Records

Sacramento, California hardcore punk veterans Hoods aren't particularly thrilled with former label Victory Records these days. Last night frontman Mike Hood had a few things to say about Tony Brummel, owner of Victory, with whom Hoods released two albums and a split roughly a decade ago:

"Tony Brummel is a fake pair of tits. Hey, big shot, how about pay us some honest numbers. You fucking fake ass Chicago bitch. Let's fight, 1-1 call you out... This is why we don't play the songs from Victory Records... In this world there are those that give a fuck, have a spine, and are honest. I was 19 years old, Mr. Tony Brummel, please give what an honest man would. Give me all my albums back. Last 1/4 statement was almost $10K. That's quarterly. I spent 20+ years of my life in Hoods. Still poor, still proud, still working and loving Hoods. There's a lot of bands that could use some help. You sit with your yachts, houses in Jamaica, etc. If you are a man with a spine I will gladly eat my words. I will also gladly fight you in any street across the USA... All the hardcore kids know you're a fucking spineless coward. Even the emo kids at this point."


xSPONGEXCOREx EP

I almost forgot about xSPONGEXCOREx, the SpongeBob SquarePants themed metalcore outfit we told you about six months ago. If you recall, they take samples from the cartoon and layer them over catchy hardcore riffs. It's a winning formula, for sure.

Anyway, the "band" has announced plans to release a new EP titled 'Bold and Thrash'. Here's the track list:

1. Are Yah Ready Kids?
2. Look At It
3. Imagination
4. F.L.A.T.S. (featuring Helga G. Pataki of Hey Arnold!)
5. Boating School Blues
6. Great Barrier Reef

All profits from the release will be donated to charity. You can listen to two tracks from the outing below, including my favorite, "Look At It."







(thanks, Alternative Press)

Afroman launches haymaker

This isn't metal, but it sure is brutal. Grammy-nominated musician Afroman, aka Joseph Foreman, was arrested mid-show yesterday in Biloxi, MS after punching a woman in the face who snuck on stage while he was performing. You can check out the video below.

"This was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space," an Afroman spokesperson told Billboard in a statement. "It was uncharacteristic behavior that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces."

What do you think? Fair game, or overreaction? Probably a combination of both.







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