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After being absent for an album, KORN returns to Roadrunner Records for the October 21 release of THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING. With a couple of singles already released, today comes the unleashing of "A Different World," a new song featuring a guest appearance by Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR. Check out the audio stream below, and be on the lookout for the official video which is forthcoming...

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Over the past 22+ years, I've had the privilege of photographing some of the biggest names in rock - among them, some of my favorite bands. These days, however, it's a very rare occasion to find me in the pit doing a show as the photo side isn't really my thing at this point. While I don't have the high-end gear on-hand like I once did, occasionally something will pull me out of my self-imposed hiatus - armed with a DSLR and a few lenses to capture and share an experience through my own eyes. This weekend, that happened. Of all the places, ROB ZOMBIE set-up shop just down the road from my house - a significant occurrence for several reasons, and because of that, Mr. Zombie will be getting his own feature here on THE ROCK FATHER in just a few... but in the meantime, I wanted to share a collection of photos and a few words about the artists who played with him on July 19, 2014 at Austin's Fuel Arena on the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois - part of a massive event staged by FM Entertainment and 95 WIIL Rock. STONE SOUR, THEORY OF DEADMAN, DEVOUR THE DAY, THE LAST VEGAS, WILSON and CILVER.

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On April 1, Rhino Records will release RONNIE JAMES DIO - THIS IS YOUR LIFE, a truly all-star tribute album for the rock icon, with proceeds benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.  Today, Guitar World premiered a stream of "Rainbow in the Dark" as performed by Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, ex-SOULFLY), Satchel (STEEL PANTHER), Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR), and Jason Christopher (SEBASTIAN BACH, PRONG).

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I have to say, since BORDERS went out of business, I have not seen a copy of UK-based METAL HAMMER on the racks anywhere near me. That said, there's a reason why METAL HAMMER is one of the last print mags standing, and they continue to show that every month. For METAL HAMMER 253, their February 2014 issue, they've taken things into STAR WARS territory, with the entire issue taking inspiration from a galaxy far, far away, starting off with a cover by SIXMOREVODKA (said to have the "blessing of LUCASFILM). The mag goes on-sale January 7 (you can order direct from their UK site), or you can subscribe via (my affiliate) Amazon, though you probably won't get this one in time. Take a peek...

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If your baby is 555 then you're 666, right? Worlds are colliding here folks, as the crew at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star have announced LULLABY VERSIONS OF SLIPKNOT for a July 2, 2013 digital release. They've unleashed a preview stream of the lullaby version of "Before I Forget" (hear it on The Rock Father below), and if you pre-order the 12-song collection now via iTunes, you'll get that track right away. Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan are both certified "Rock Fathers" in their own right, and the late Paul Gray had a little one as well.

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They're about to hit the road with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer, and to go along with the tour, a Greatest Hits set is on the way. ANTENNAS TO HELL will be released on July 17th, 2012 via Roadrunner Records, the first teaser for which can be viewed below. The teaser features #0, DJ Sid Wilson manning the decks and doing some crazy mixing. Frontman Corey Taylor confirmed the Greatest Hits release via twitter last night, yet no track list or additional details have been made available.

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