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Too Heavy To Hug

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Corey Taylor has been making metal headlines recently by calling out all sorts of shit during interviews. His first shot was aimed at Kanye West where he said something a long the lines of, if you need to call yourself the world’s greatest rock star (kinda like how Kanye refers to himself as) then you’re not the world’s greatest rock star. Seems fair enough. In a different (radio) interview, Corey then suggested Axl Rose stop being a “douchebag” by making Guns N Roses fans wait for up to three hours for the band to appear on stage. Again, seems fair enough.
But why are we all listening to what Corey Taylor has to say all of a sudden anyway? Because Corey has written a book, his third book, actually. Entitled You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left it is a big old rant by Taylor about what in pop culture and society pisses him off.
I’m just waiting for the day someone releases a book about what pisses them off about Corey Taylor. Then a follow up book about that what pisses them off about Slipknot.
Also, in ‘only in stupid America, ha, America is so f*ckin’ stupid’ news, a young Boston man was arrested for wearing the ultimate in metal accessories, a bullet belt while getting on and riding a bus. An image of this totally metal guy is available online and I can assure you he looks like a cookie cutter metal fan. Apparently not only do the wheels on the bus go round and round, the passengers on the bus go insane and insane as they called 911 to report the guy looking like a metal head with a bullet belt. The man was arrested and charged with possessing ammunition or some shit (the ammo in these sort of “fashion” bullet belts aren’t real, FYI America) but charges were later dropped, thank f*ck.
In other news
Lamb Of God will release their seventh studio album VII: Sturm Und Drang in July.
Counterparts will release their new album Tragedy Will Find Us on Friday July 24.
Orpheus Omega will play The Barwon Club on Thursday July 30, The Corner on Friday July 31 and an all ages show at Musicland on Sunday August 9.
Baptiss will play The Eastern in Ballarat on Saturday August 1.
King Parrot will be at The Barwon Club on Thursday August 13 and Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Saturday August 15.
Bullet For My Valentine will release their new album Venom on Friday August 14.
Ghost will release their third album Meliora on Friday August 21.
Grave Pleasures (ex Beastmilk) will release their new album Dreamcrash on Friday September 4.
TesseracT will release their new album Polaris on Friday September 18.
Silent Knight will play Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Thursday October 8.
Devin Townsend Project and Periphery will be at 170 Russell on Sunday October 25.
Nightwish will play only one show per capital city on their Endless Forms Most Beautiful Tour 2016 and the Melbourne show will be at The Forum Theatre on Monday January 11.
If you have any news about local metal bands, shows or albums, let THTH know by emailing to [email protected] or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug
Written by Paul S Taylor