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Metallica have released their contribution to the imminent Ronnie James Dio tribute album, This Is Your Life.

The song, a mash-up of Dio favourites A Light in the Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer and Kill The King titled Ronnie Rising Medley, in the latest to be unveiled from the album, which also features covers by the likes of Corey Taylor, Halestorm and Doro.

Check it out here.

The album will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org) and was organised and produced by his wife, Wendy.

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life lands on April 1 via Rhino. Check out the full list of covers below:

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life Tracklist

1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon*
7. “Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch the Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (featuring “A Light in the Black”, “Tarot Woman”, “Stargazer”, “Kill the King”)”– Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio

A number of the names above joined forces to celebrate the life of Ronnie James Dio at the recent Third Annual Awards Gala in LA. It was immense. Here’s what went down.

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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed by Artisan News at this past Monday’s (March 17) exclusive VIP listening party for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life” and awards gala at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Check out the chat below.

As previously reported, Taylor shows up briefly in the first trailer for “Fear Clinic”, an upcoming horror film in which Taylor makes his acting debut. The film stars Robert Englund, best known as Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, as Dr. Andover, a doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside an invention he calls the Fear Chamber.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio what it was like to work with a horror icon like Englund. “One of the coolest dudes I’ve ever met,” he said. “You know, we were sitting in the makeup trailer and he’s telling me stories from the ’80s of being at the Rainbow with GUNS N’ ROSES and I’m like, ‘Please tell me more!’ You know? Sweetest dude I’ve ever met, super fun, super awesome and we had a really good time like making that stuff. And I had a handful of scenes with him and I, I had a really good time.”

In the film, Taylor will play a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie will center around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.

Also appearing in the movie, which began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com, is Lucas Till from “X-Men: First Class”, Danielle Harris of “Halloween 4″ fame and Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in several of the “Friday The 13th” movies.

There is no word yet on a release date for the film, although producers are aiming for Halloween 2014.

Taylor is one of a number of well-known musicians from the metal and hardcore scenes who recently joined forces with singer/bassist Mike Dean and singer/drummer Reed Mullin of hardcore punk veterans CORROSION OF CONFORMITY to create the new project TEENAGE TIME KILLER.

The instrumental parts for the upcoming debut release from TEENAGE TIME KILLER, which is named after a RUDIMENTARY PENI song, were recorded at Dave Grohl‘s (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) Studio 606 in Northridge, California on the famous Sound City mixing board, which was the central focus of Grohl‘s acclaimed “Sound City: Real To Reel” documentary.

Taylor and the rest of SLIPKNOT are currently at the work on the band’s first studio album in six years, which should arrive in late 2014.

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The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is set for Thursday, May 15 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Honoring and lampooning SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR vocalist Corey Taylor will be nearly a dozen musicians and comedians, led by Roastmaster Sebastian Bach. The third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World‘s Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series — and first to be held in the heartland — launches the weekend-long festivities forRock On The Range (May 16-18), which last year drew rock fans from around the country to Columbus Crew Stadium with over 105,000 tickets sold.

Joining Sebastian Bach on the dais to take aim at Taylor will be an all-star group of musicians and comedians, including Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Craig Gass, Brian Posehn, Taylor‘s SLIPKNOT bandmate M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Scott Ian, Pearl Aday, and actor/comedian Finesse Mitchell. Jose Mangin (of SiriusXM and “Headbangers Ball” fame) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ and emcee.

Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are on sale now starting at $75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the May 15 event will open at 8:30 p.m., and the Roast begins at 9:00 p.m.

“Honestly, I don’t know what to say. I’m a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement,” says Taylor. “I’m really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I’m getting into!”

In a career now spanning 15 years, Corey Taylor has enjoyed chart-topping success, both with his face masked for Grammy-winning metal powerhousesSLIPKNOT and his soul bared for multiple Grammy nominees STONE SOUR. Taylor has authored a pair of best-selling books (“Seven Deadly Sins” and “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”), and makes his acting debut later this year alongside horror icon Robert Englund in Anchor Bay‘s “Fear Clinic”. That impressive and varied resume only provides more fodder for the Roasters to devour, though.

Roastmaster Sebastian Bach says: “I really look forward to roasting my good buddy Corey Taylor in Columbus, Ohio this May. Corey is right now following my lead becoming the brand-new pretty boy frontman of heavy metal. Oh wait… he’s wearing a mask. See you soon!”

“After an incredible launch for our Comedy Tent last year, we are excited that Revolver and Guitar World are bringing their Roast brand to Rock On The Range as we extend the experience another day,” says Danny Wimmer, co-executive producer of Rock On The Range for Danny Wimmer Presents.

Corey Taylor has been waving the rock flag higher than anyone has over the past decade. What better way to honor one of rock’s biggest stars than to make him uncomfortable on stage?”

A portion of the proceeds from the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization founded by The Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, including emergency financial and medical assistance, addiction recovery services, and more.

Previous honorees in the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series include Zakk Wylde (2012) and Dee Snider (2013).

For more information, visit www.RoastOnTheRange.com.

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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor last year joined the cast of an upcoming horror film called “Fear Clinic”. The movie began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com. The series starred Robert Englund, famous for playing Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, Lucas Till from “X-Men: First Class”, Danielle Harris of “Halloween 4″ fame and Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in several of the “Friday The 13th” movies.

The first teaser trailer for “Fear Clinic” can be seen below.

Englund returns in the film to his lead role as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside his exposure therapy invention; The Fear Chamber.

The series, which focused on a different phobia every episode, reached over five million hits on FearNet.com. It has since been added to On Demand, YouTube and Hulu.

In the film, Taylor plays a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie centers around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.

“Fear Clinic” is scheduled for a Halloween 2014 release.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he was more interested in screenwriting than acting. “I have no aspirations to really get into acting, you know,” he said. “I mean, it’s something that — I’ve always wanted to write for movies, you know, I’ve always wanted to write a screenplay and I’ve written a couple in the past and what not. But yeah, if it happens, it happens, you know. It’s not something that I pursue.”

Taylor and fellow SLIPKNOT member Shawn “Clown” Crahan have their own film production company called Living, Breathing Films, although to date the company has yet to announce or produce a movie.

Crahan is reportedly set to make his directing debut with “Officer Downe”, based on a graphic novel.

“Fear Clinic” teaser trailer:

Corey Taylor talking about “Fear Clinic”:

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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor performed an acoustic cover version of THE CLASH‘s “London Calling” for Google Play‘s “Uncovered Sessions”. You can watch video footage of his performance below.

Taylor‘s recently published book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)”, chronicles Taylor‘s experiences with the paranormal and his quest to find an explanation for such incidents. Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that he decided to seek out answers after too many strange things happened to him and around him. “It’s amazing what people will come up with to rationalize something that can’t be rationalized,” he said. “Look, if something has a definite, real explanation, I’m the first to go, ‘Oh, OK, that makes sense.’ But some things cannot be explained, like a thermos being thrown behind me when I’m the only one awake in the house at seven in the morning. The list goes on and on for me, you know, so it’s like, it’s time for me to start kind of figuring things out for myself.”

Taylor said he sought out insight from so-called “ghost hunters,” skeptics and religious leaders while working on the book.

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” landed at No. 23 last month on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-fiction” best sellers list, three positions higher than his first memoir, 2011′s “Seven Deadly Sins”.

While STONE SOUR plans to take the rest of the year off, Taylor will perform with SLIPKNOT on October 19 in Brazil. The band will then begin putting music together for its long-awaited fifth album in early 2014.

“House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2″, the second part of STONE SOUR‘s two-album series, “House of Gold & Bones”, sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on April 9 via Roadrunner.

The “House Of Gold & Bones” albums were recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band’s native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE) at the helm.

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Frontman Corey Taylor insists on taking as much time as needed with the new record.

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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed on the August 23 edition of the “Great Day” show on Des Moines, Iowa TV station KCWI 23. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below.

Taylor‘s recently published book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)”, chronicles Taylor‘s experiences with the paranormal and his quest to find an explanation for such incidents. Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that he decided to seek out answers after too many strange things happened to him and around him. “It’s amazing what people will come up with to rationalize something that can’t be rationalized,” he said. “Look, if something has a definite, real explanation, I’m the first to go, ‘Oh, OK, that makes sense.’ But some things cannot be explained, like a thermos being thrown behind me when I’m the only one awake in the house at seven in the morning. The list goes on and on for me, you know, so it’s like, it’s time for me to start kind of figuring things out for myself.”

Taylor said he sought out insight from so-called “ghost hunters,” skeptics and religious leaders while working on the book.

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” landed at No. 23 earlier this month on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-fiction” best sellers list, three positions higher than his first memoir, 2011′s “Seven Deadly Sins”.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio recently that his next book may be a collection of columns he’s written over the past 12 years for U.K. magazine Rock Sound, while his fourth book may be his first attempt at a novel.

While STONE SOUR plans to take the rest of the year off, Taylor will perform with SLIPKNOT on October 19 in Brazil. The band will then begin putting music together for its long-awaited fifth album in early 2014.

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STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor‘s recently published book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)”, chronicles Taylor‘s experiences with the paranormal and his quest to find an explanation for such incidents. Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that he decided to seek out answers after too many strange things happened to him and around him. “It’s amazing what people will come up with to rationalize something that can’t be rationalized,” he said. “Look, if something has a definite, real explanation, I’m the first to go, ‘Oh, OK, that makes sense.’ But some things cannot be explained, like a thermos being thrown behind me when I’m the only one awake in the house at seven in the morning. The list goes on and on for me, you know, so it’s like, it’s time for me to start kind of figuring things out for myself.”

Taylor said he sought out insight from so-called “ghost hunters,” skeptics and religious leaders while working on the book.

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” landed at No. 23 earlier this month on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-fiction” best sellers list, three positions higher than his first memoir, 2011′s “Seven Deadly Sins”.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio recently that his next book may be a collection of columns he’s written over the past 12 years for U.K. magazine Rock Sound, while his fourth book may be his first attempt at a novel.

While STONE SOUR plans to take the rest of the year off, Taylor will perform with SLIPKNOT on October 19 in Brazil. The band will then begin putting music together for its long-awaited fifth album in early 2014.

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On August 22, Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

Corey Taylor‘s new book, entitled “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)”, landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. That’s three positions higher than his first memoir, 2011′s “Seven Deadly Sins”, which debuted on the Times list at No. 26.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Taylor if he knew just how many copies his first book actually sold. “I did all right!” he said. “I’m not sure, like, the exact number, but it’s pretty good, you know. I mean, it’s not J.K. Rowling numbers or anything like that, but you know, it was fairly decent for somebody of my stature and weight. [laughs]”

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” came out on July 16 and chronicles Taylor‘s experiences with the paranormal and his quest to find an explanation for such incidents.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio recently that his next book may be a collection of columns he’s written over the past 12 years for U.K. magazine Rock Sound, while his fourth book may be his first attempt at a novel.

Taylor‘s only fiction output so far has been the aforementioned four-issue comic book based on “House Of Gold & Bones”.

While STONE SOUR plans to take the rest of the year off, Taylor will perform with SLIPKNOT on October 19 in Brazil. The band will then begin putting music together for its long-awaited fifth album in early 2014.



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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has a thing for ghosts, and he knows a lot about them. He should; he’s spent a great deal of time going around with ghost hunters, of varying degrees of competence and legitimacy, for his new book, entitled “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process)”. He’s basically a ghost hunter hunter.

As Corey is a veritable expert on those who haven’t quite shuffled off this mortal coil, Nerdist.com asked him to reveal his top ten favorite ghost movies. His picks run the gamut from truly terrifying to eerily funny, from huge-budget nightmares to micro-budget creep-fests, and the order of the films is not what you’d expect.

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. That’s three positions higher than his first memoir, 2011′s “Seven Deadly Sins”, which debuted on the Times list at No. 26.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Taylor if he knew just how many copies his first book actually sold. “I did all right!” he said. “I’m not sure, like, the exact number, but it’s pretty good, you know. I mean, it’s not J.K. Rowling numbers or anything like that, but you know, it was fairly decent for somebody of my stature and weight. [laughs]”

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven” came out on July 16 and chronicles Taylor‘s experiences with the paranormal and his quest to find an explanation for such incidents.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio recently that his next book may be a collection of columns he’s written over the past 12 years for U.K. magazine Rock Sound, while his fourth book may be his first attempt at a novel.

Taylor‘s only fiction output so far has been the aforementioned four-issue comic book based on “House Of Gold & Bones”.

While STONE SOUR plans to take the rest of the year off, Taylor will perform with SLIPKNOT on October 19 in Brazil. The band will then begin putting music together for its long-awaited fifth album in early 2014.

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