According to Blabbermouth, Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan has recruited Lars Ulrich to write the forward for his photo book Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey, which is set to publish in June. The book consists of experimental Polaroid shots, which Lars describes as "one Hell of a ride that I can guarantee you will be unique, spellbinding and potentially life-altering. This book is everything that art should be."

Jonathan Davis is exploring more of the electronic music the band incorporated into its sound with The Path to Totality. Davis is working on an EP of electronic music under the name J Devil that will be released later this year. He tells Rolling Stone that working in different genres "keeps me motivated. It keeps me being creative and not getting bored with music."


Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and his former Kyuss bandmate Scott Reeder have filed a trademark infringement and consumer fraud suit against their former bandmates John Garcia and Brant Bjork, who toured last year using the name Kyuss Lives! A statement from Homme and Reeder says, "We made every attempt to help them continue Kyuss Lives! respectfully. Only to discover...Kyuss Lives! management and band had filed federal documents in 2011 in an attempt to steal the name Kyuss... This is desperately what we were trying to avoid. It's a sad day for us and for [them], but most of all for the fans. What a needless mess."

Agreed, I have a lot of thoughts about this but I’ll just say I think Josh and Scott truly were trying to help John and Brant keep the name. Long conversation that requires a minimum of 6 tallboys. You should definitely check out Kyuss, killer stuff. Nick Oliveri is supposed to be in this band too but he's too busy going to jail.

Lacuna Coil have announced plans for a headline tour that kicks off next month. The Dark Legacy jaunt starts April 7th and will see the band doing two hours of material each night. Dates through April 22nd in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been announced so far, with more coming in a couple of weeks.

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