HELLYEAH IS ON HIATUS: Roy Mayorga says that Hellyeah is “on hiatus” right now. The drummer told the The New York Hardcore Chronicles Live! Internet show that the band’s singer, Chad Gray is currently busy with the Mudvayne reunion shows so the band is not currently together.
COREY TAYLOR ENVISIONED FRONTING SLIPKNOT: Corey Taylor says he loved Slipknot the first time he saw them so much, that he envisioned fronting the band someday. He told Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast, ” I was so attracted to it and drawn in by it. I just was like, ‘I’m gonna be the singer in this band someday.’ And I’ve never had that thought in a million years for anybody else. And a year later, they asked me. It’s crazy.” At the time, the singer was the frontman for Stone Sour.
METALLICA WROTE TEN SONGS DURING QUARANTINE: Metallica has written more than 10 new songs while in quarantine. James Hetfield told The Fierce Llife podcast that most of the new material was written during the band’s weekly Zoom check-ins. He said, “Lars Ulrich and I would get together, or Kirk Hammett and Lars, and we would get little bits of time here and there writing. It was difficult because of the delay in the sound, so we couldn’t actually play together, but we would play to a click track and watch each other play.”