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Ozzy Osbourne once asked Corey Taylor if he could be “number 10” in Slipknot

Corey Taylor has recalled the moment he first met Ozzy Osbourne, when the Black Sabbath frontman asked if he could be the tenth member in Slipknot.The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman, who recently released his second solo album ‘CMF2‘, was reflecting on how his band got on the line-up at Ozzfest in 1999.“The reason Slipknot got onto Ozzfest [in 1999] is because we were [Ozzy’s son] Jack’s favourite band,” Taylor shared in a new interview with Classic Rock magazine (via Louder Sound). “Sharon gave us a little more leeway because of that.

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Spiritbox announce new EP, share single ‘Jaded’
Spiritbox have announced their new EP ‘The Fear Of Fear’ and shared single ‘Jaded’.The six-track EP is due to drop on November 3, and will feature their fierce new track alongside April single ‘The Void’.“And I’ve always been ashamed that I want to / Fall into a dream with my honour desecrated / Blood is jaded I’ve never found a way to be honest,” Courtney LaPlante sings on the ferocious middle verse of ‘Jaded’.You can pre-save or pre-order ‘The Fear Of Fear’ vinyl EP here. Listen to ‘Jaded’ and watch the accompanying music video below.The announcement comes ahead of the metalcore band’s North American ‘Revolutions Live’ tour with Shinedown and Papa Roach, which kicks off in St Louis, Missouri on September 3.Other stops include New York, Florida, Texas, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and many more before they finish up in Denver, Colorado on October 20.You can check out the dates and find any remaining tickets here.1. ‘Cellar Door’2. ‘Jaded’3. ‘Too Close’ / ‘Too Late’4. ‘Angel Eyes’5. ‘The Void’6. ‘Ultraviolet’Speaking to NME for a recent In Conversation interview, LaPlante explained how the band’s writing process has changed at all since 2021 album ‘Eternal Blue’.“I’m starting to feel more comfortable being a little bit more literal in songs,” LaPlante said.“Hiding behind metaphors is safer, but it’s also a little pretentious, because you’re not really having to commit to what you’re saying.