Corey Taylor Has Contracted COVID-19, Cancels Astronomicon Con Appearance


Sad news as Corey Taylor has tested positive for COVID-19, after being vaccinated previously. The frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has canceled his appearance at Astronomicon convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend. Taylor was the headline artist of the con along with stars from AEW, the movie Clerks, horror movies, Mick Foley, Ice Nine Kills, Dirk Manning, and more!

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Alice In Chains’ Self-Titled Album Turns 25


In 1995, Alice In Chains had been feeling good on the success of their first #1 album on the charts, 1994’s Jar of Flies EP, the first EP to ever debut at #1. At the same time, they were in peril as a band, with issues stemming from Layne Staley’s addiction to heroin and other band turmoil. The band did not tour to support Jar of Flies as Layne was in rehab and they took part of 1995 off. The lost opportunities from this period, including a massive Metallica/Danzig/Suicidal Tendencies tour and a near-top-of-the bill split at Woodstock 1994 (which I am still mad about) almost killed the band. They broke up briefly too, according to Sean Kinney. Little did we know they were crafting a great album, Alice in Chains (Columbia), to wash all that pain and disappointment away for a brief moment in time.

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