Corey's into MUSIC, playing Bass and Guitar (poorly), crappy Glam/Sleaze Metal, crappy old TV, collecting and restoring vintage arcade games, trips to Hollywood, dark import beers, Cleveland Browns and hanging out with his wife and young son.
Tuesday night in NYC former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted was knocked off stage by a fan during a show with his new solo band.
They were playing the Metallica song "Whiplash" when the audience member, who probably won’t have a future as an Olympic gymnast, took Jason out on his way back into the crowd. Newsted dusted himself off, climbed jumped back on stage and told the crowd, "You know, no matter how many shows I've done, that just happened for the first time. …I trust my brothers here to take care of it. Anyone get a good look at that motherf**ker? Don't kill him, just bruise him up a bit."
A few months back Bon Jovi’s guitarist Richie Sambora bailed out the latest leg of the band’s world tour just hours before it was supposed to kick off without even giving a reason why. He broke his silence yesterday and now he has accused Jon Bon Jovi of making his returning to the band difficult.
This all started yesterday when Jon suggested substance issues were behind his band mate’s latest absence, and added that he was struggling to keep his mouth shut.
Sambora shot back saying, “My opinion is Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He’s making it very difficult for me to come back. Enough with the trash-talking – Jon needs to stop talking about me publicly. I am fine and this is a private matter. I don’t have any major problems in my life right now. I love my fans and I feel bad from them at the moment. They’ve paid money to see Bon Jovi, and, right now, they’re not getting the whole deal.”
I refuse to believe that Jon Bon Jovi would be so egotistical as to suggest that his band – named Bon Jovi – is a one man show, that’s focused on only himself. Total team player.
It's still settling in that Doors' keyboardist/co-founder Ray Manzarek died yesterday at the age of 74.
I figured it would be as fitting a tribute that I could muster to post some performances from years past.
(CNN) -- The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74.
The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer.
The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek happened to meet Jim Morrison on California's Venice Beach. The legendary rock group went on to sell 100 million albums worldwide, establishing five multiplatinum discs in the U.S.
Morrison died in 1971, but Manzarek carried on The Doors' legacy, continuing to work as a musician and also as an author.
"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," said Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
Manzarek is survived by his brothers Rick and James, his wife Dorothy, his son Pablo, and three grandchildren. Instead of flowers, the family's asked that a donation be made in Manzarek's name at www.standup2cancer.org.
Last week we told you that former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler was headed back to rehab, forcing the postponement of his new band’s touring plans. But now Adler’s released a statement saying he's confident he can win his struggle against addiction.
He says: "I picked up a bottle and drank. This occurred a few times – and that's a few times too many. I knew that this had to permanently stop. That is the moment I picked up the phone, before it got out of hand, to get help. I had kicked hard drugs several years ago and now it is time to get rid of the urges of drinking alcohol. I am at a great facility and will stay here until I am comfortable to be home to work the program on my own."
And somewhere Axl Rose is breathing a sigh of relief that he decided not to reunite with Adler and the rest of the original GNR.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested on Tuesday and stands accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife, according to the NBC affiliate in San Diego, Ca.
Lambesis was arrested after he allegedly asked an undercover detective to murder his estranged wife and was charged with solicitation of another to commit murder.
San Diego County Sheriff's Department told NBC that Lambesis was arrested at a business in Oceanside, Ca without incident.
Police reportedly began their investigation last Thursday after they were tipped off that the singer was purportedly attempting to solicit someone to murder his wife.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department said "the information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy."
Led Zeppelin were asked to reunite for a Hurricane Sandy charity show by former US president Bill Clinton, but even he couldn't get them to agree.
The former "most powerful man in the world" met the band while at their Kennedy Center Honors celebration at the White House in December.
Clinton later asked them if they'd reunite to play in support of the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which caused more than $75bn of damage and claimed the lives of nearly 300 people in October 2012.
Aerosmith have canceled next Saturday's concerts in the Indonesian capital of in Jakarta "due to safety reasons" following an alleged bomb plot, according to Billboard.
The band were scheduled to perform at the JIExpo on May 11th as part of their Global Warming World Tour, but the promoter announced that they have canceled the nearly sold-out show.
The promoter's website ran announcement from Aerosmith's reps that read, "Unfortunately, we have to cancel our upcoming show in Jakarta. We want to apologize to all our fans who were expecting to see us and hope that one day we can make it up to them."
While the band's announcement didn't mention the safety concern in their statement, Billboard reports that that the security concerns may have come from an alleged bomb plot that was targeting the Myanmar Embassy.
Helmi Sugara, a spokesman for the event's organizer, said that the band canceled the show on Saturday. That followed Friday's announcement by Indonesia that they had arrested two suspected militants with bombs.
They report that it was not clear if the show cancelation was directly related to the terror plot or if it was a reaction to some other threat.