Slipknot will release a greatest-hits package called Antennas to Hell on July 17th. There are no details yet except for a video on YouTube featuring two songs being re-mixed by DJ Sid Wilson. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor Tweets that he's been "putting together demos" with the band, but they haven't started work on a new album yet. Slipknot are set to start recording a new album after Taylor's other group, Stone Sour, finish promoting their new album this fall.

Call it Rome without Sublime. The singer-guitarist will step out from the band he helped re-launch with a solo digital EP called Dedication on June 12th. The title track was co-written with Nate Ruess of fun. Rome's full-length debut album is expected out in the late fall.

Queensryche fans have started worrying about the band's future after a pretty eventful few weeks:

  • The band's appearance at Rocklahoma on Sunday saw singer Geoff Tate tell the crowd "you guys suck." Hahaha that cracked me up.
  • Rumors started floating around earlier this month that Tate fought with his bandmates in Brazil in April (with Metal Sludge saying Tate pulled out a knife at one point).
  • On Tuesday guitarists Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfeld revealed on Tuesday that they were forming the band Rising West with Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. The band plans to enter the studio this summer and will make their live debut playing material from Queenryche's first five albums at Seattle's Hard Rock Cafe on June 8th and 9th.
  • And Tate has booked a number of solo acoustic shows in June.

The band's publicist says there's nothing wrong in the band's camp and that the side projects are normal because "everyone wants to stay busy, try new things and do what they do best." Queensryche still have a handful of dates booked this summer as well as a couple of shows in the late fall.

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok is missing a very rare guitar and needs your help. A custom-made seven-string Paul Reed Smith Amber Burst guitar was stolen from Mushok after the band's show in Little Rock, Arkansas Friday night. The axe is a key part of Staind's show, and is one of only two in existence. I highly doubt you know of it's whereabouts, but if you do, you're supposed to email Mushok at

Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian are among an all-star cast of musicians who spoof singing shows in a new clip for Funny or Die. U B Da Judge features various singers and rappers trying out to be a reality show judge.