Take A Look At Slipknot’s New Video For “Nero Forte”

Slipknot have just released a new video for their track Nero Forte, the fourth single off their latest album We Are Not Your Kind.

Nero Forte follows the tracks Birth Of The Cruel, Solway Firth and Unsainted, which were released over the summer. The new video for Nero Forte was directed by Clown himself, and comes just days after Slipknot announced they would be staging the very first Knotfest UK at Milton Keynes Bowl on August 22, 2020. THe full lineup is yet to be announced. In addition, the very first Knotfest cruise sets sail from Barcelona, Spain, on August 10. Slipknot will also be touring the UK and Ireland in January 2020 with Behemoth.

Take a look at the visual for Nero Forte at the link here.

Slipknot Premiere New Music Video

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Lamb of God’s Mark Morton Announces 2020 Solo EP ‘Ether’

Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton released his first solo album, titled Anesthetic, earlier this year – and he’s got more new music on deck with the Ether EP set for a 2020 release.

The five-track release will arrive in January and features guest contributions from Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Howard Jones (Light the Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), John Carbone (Moon Tooth) and Mark Morales (Sons of Texas).

Look for the first single, “All I Had to Lose,” featuring Mark Morales, who plays in Morton’s live band, to be released on Jan. 10. Lamb of God are at work on their first studio album since 2015’s VII: Sturm und Drang, which will also be the first to feature drummer Art Cruz, who replaced Chris Adler following the longtime drummer’s split from the group.

LAMB OF GOD’s Mark Morton Announces Solo EP With Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & MOON TOOTH Members

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Country Artist Cam And Husband Adam Weaver Welcome Baby Girl

Country artist Cam – whose real name is Camaron Marvel Ochs – and her husband Adam Weaver announced the birth of their baby girl. Daughter Lucy Marvel was born on December 19th, marking the first child for the couple. 

Cam posted on her Instagram page the following: ‘Lucy Marvel Weaver breech at 39wks, a next-day c-section (ouch) & here we are… three of us now ([Photo Credit]: @kendrareidphotography @bellababyphotos).’  She wrote the caption along with a series of photos of her newborn daughter. Cam first announced her pregnancy back in October on her social media, having kept the news secret for 7 months. 

The singer rose to fame back in 2015 with her single Burning House, off her debut album Untamed which also earned Cam a Grammy nomination for best country solo performance. Last year, she hit the road with singer Sam Smith and helped co-write Palace off his latest album, The Thrill of It All. 

Cam, Husband Adam Weaver Welcome Baby Girl

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Tucker Beathard’s Family Issues Statement After Brother’s Tragic Death

Clay Beathard — the younger brother of country singer Tucker Beathard, as well as the son of songwriter Casey Beathard — died after being stabbed outside a bar in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday morning, Dec. 21. The college football player was one of three victims, one of whom survived. 

Officers report that an argument over a woman began inside The Dogwood, located on Division between 19th Avenue South and Lyle Avenue, turned into a physical altercation when the parties involved went outside. Metro Nashville police responded to a call about a stabbing on the 1900 block of Division Street around 3AM Nashville time on Saturday. Three men, including 22-year-old Clay, were stabbed during the incident.

In addition to his Tucker, Clay Beathard’s 4 siblings included San Francisco 49ers quarterback CJ Beathard . Their grandfather, Bobby Beathard, is a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL general manager. 

A statement from the Beathards read:  “Clay was an amazing, big and soft hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord. He had his family’s, friends’ and teammates’ backs even to a fault. I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated ‘wrong. Yes, he was stubborn sometimes but mostly because his beliefs were strong. He lived a full life except for the chance at being the incredible father I knew he would have been. He loved kids, underdogs and the less fortunate …He will be missed. That is an understatement….”  and concluded with: “He was never afraid of a challenge so please, all of you, take on the next challenge with faith in God and knowing Clay is smiling down and has your back. I love all of you and I love for the gift he was to us for a little while.”

Tucker Beathard’s Family Issues Statement After Brother’s Stabbing Death

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Dominates At Box Office

Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is estimated to earn $195 million domestically on it’s opening weekend, which would place it just above the $191 million openings of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the “Lion King” remake for the eighth highest domestic opening of all-time.

However, reviews have been somewhat mixed compared to past “Star Wars” installments. The critics’ Rotten Tomatoes score, which topped 90% for predecessors “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi,” is only at 57% with “Rise of Skywalker.” CinemaScore polls have given the film a B+, compared to A for “Last Jedi” and A- for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” 

‘Star Wars’ Box Office on Pace for $400 Million Opening Weekend

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Opens Up About His Emergency Surgery And Recovery

For the first time since his emergency surgery, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak spoke publicly about his health scare on “Good Morning America.” 

In November, 74-year-old Sajak needed emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine, and taping for the show was canceled for a day. Due to his health condition, Vanna White filled in to host, and Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other Disney characters took her spot on the puzzle board.  Sajak has hosted the ABC game show for more than 40 years and 7,000 episodes.

Said Sajak, “I mean, my blood pressure had fallen dramatically … It was tough on the — Lesly, my wife and — and our — daughter was with me. And they were — you know, they didn’t know. I mean, you go in, and they don’t know if I’m comin’ out,.” Sajak said the “excruciating” pain came suddenly after a walk with his daughter, and within two-and-half hours, he was in surgery. But now after the successful procedure, he said he feels great and has returned to work.

Pat Sajak opens up about his emergency surgery

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Lindsey Buckingham Announces First Concert Since Heart Surgery

Former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has announced his return to the stage for his first concert since he underwent open-heart surgery back in February of this year. Buckingham is scheduled to perform at next year’s Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, taking place on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 2020.

In early February, Buckingham’s wife Kristen shared the news that Lindsey underwent heart surgery. She said at the time, “While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage. While it is unclear if this damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.” She added, “Lindsey’s family has a history of heart issues, having lost both his father at 56 and his brother at 46 to heart related illness. If anyone is experiencing even the mildest of symptoms we encourage you to seek the care of a physician.”

Lindsey Buckingham Announces First Concert Since Heart Surgery

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Ozzy Osbourne Releases “Under The Graveyard” Video

Ozzy Osbourne has debuted the music video for his hit single, “Under The Graveyard,” which dropped back in November. Under The Graveyard is Ozzy’s first solo music in nearly a decade, and is also the first song off Ozzy’s forthcoming record Ordinary Man, due out early 2020.

The music video for “Under The Graveyard” is a mini-documentary of sorts, opening with a young Sharon Osbourne talking about how Ozzy had gone missing, taking place in the late 1970’s. The clip is directed by Jonas Akerlund and features actors Jack Kilmer and Jessica Barden (as young Ozzy and Sharon) 

Watch the video at the link here.

Ozzy Osbourne teases video for Under The Graveyard

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Carrie Underwood Reveals Cover Of Her New Book ‘Find Your Path’

Carrie Underwood is adding a new title to her accomplishments – published author. The country star is releasing her first book, Find Your Path, in March next year.

On Thursday, Underwood gave fans a first look at the book by posting the cover on Instagram. Along side the image of the book was the caption: “Excited to share the cover of my new book #FindYourPath coming out in March 2020!  Pre-order your copy today!”  Click here to view the cover on Carrie’s Instagram.

Carrie Underwood Shares Cover, Release Date for New Book ‘Find Your Path’

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John Prine Earns 2020 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

John Prine will be awarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. Prine is among the Recording Academy’s 2020 class of Special Merit Awards honorees, the organization announced on Thursday, December 19.

Prine began his career in the early 1970s; a few of his early career classics include “Sam Stone” and “Angel From Montgomery,” made famous by Bonnie Raitt. His 1999 album In Spite of Ourselves — a collection of duets on classic country songs with female artists including Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and others — remains a fan favorite. Prine released his most recent album, The Tree of Forgiveness, in 2018. That album, along with 2016’s For Better, or Worse helped introduce a new generation of fans to Prine’s music, 

Prine and his fellow Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients will be honored at a special event on April 18 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. Further details of the event will be announced at a later date

John Prine Among 2020 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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