As I Lay Dying to Resume Without Tim Lambesis

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It’s been almost a year since As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested in an attempt to murder his wife. Since the arrest, the main question that has risen was whether or not the remaining members of the band would call it a day or continue on without the frontman.

The question was finally answered this weekend when the remaining four members of the band, Nick Hippa, Jordan Mancino, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert, took to their individual Instagram pages to upload short video all featuring snippets of music on it. It is wise to assume that this was the answer that fans of the California band have been hoping for; the band will march on without Lambesis.

From the looks and sound of the new clips, bassist/backing vocalist Josh Gilbert as been promoted to lead vocals for the group. Th only issue with the video that have been released is the back and forth of whether or not this “new” group will still be operating under the As I Lay Dying name or if this means they will be going in another direction with a different name and sound.

In Hippa’s clip, there is simple action of ripping off the titles of several As I Lay Dying track meaning that they could be distancing themselves from the band.

But then there’s guitarist Phil Sgrosso’s clip which features a riff that sound very much like something that would be expected from one of their songs.

And then there comes another twist featuring Jordan Mancino whose clip features him playing the drums for a track that sounds nothing like the band’s sound.

So far, the only that can be certain is the fact that Gilbert has been moved up to lead vocals. The confirmation can be found in his clip which features him recording vocals in the recording studio.

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No statements has been given on whether or not they will be keeping the name or changing it. All of the band’s social media accounts are still dormant which can mean they are still working out the final details before the big reveal, if there is one.

Slipknot Head Back into the Studio

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Joey Jordison might have already spoke out about his “departure: from the band, but as for the rest of Slipknot, their camp has still been quiet about it, but they have not been quiet about the fact that they are heading into the studio to begin recording for a new album.

Late last week, guitarist Jim Root posted a picture on his Instagram from inside of a studio. The picture features Roots holding onto his guitar in front of a mixing desk and including the simple the hashtag #slipknot2014. The picture can be seen below.

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The posted picture confirms the news that the band had released last June during their stint at the Download Festival; a new EP was, for sure, on its way. But one thing remains, when they announced Jordison was gone from their line-up, the band reassured fans that they would explain what had happened when the time was right. Now with a new EP on the horizon, they have yet to release that information or inform them who will be taking the founding member’s place.

This new record will be the first since 2008’s All Hope is Gone which was record before bassist Paul Gray passed away/

Paul McCartney Releases “New” Song

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Sir Paul McCartney has released a new song titled, ironically, “New.” The song will be featured on the original musician’s upcoming LP titled New as well.

The LP will be the former Beatles’ solo album in six years and will include 12 new song all produced by mega producer, Mark Ronson. The LP will supposedly have a more McCartney feel to it with lines such as “we can do what we want, we can live as we choose.”

McCartney’s last album that featured purely new tracks was 2007’s Memory Almost Full. In 2009, he released the live album, Good Evening New York City and followed that with a classic ballet score in 2011 titled, Ocean’s Kingdom. Last year, he released Kisses on the Bottom, which did not include new material, but did include several covers of pop and jazz hits.

Last month, McCartney made news when he during a show at Seattle’s Safeco Field, he brought out the remaining members of Nirvana on the stage to perform during his encore. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic backed McCartney on “Cut Me Some Slack” which will be featured on the upcoming release.

For now, check out “New” below and tell us what you feel about it; is it classic McCartney?

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Another Lady Gaga Track Leaks

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Just when Lady Gaga thought that she had won the battle against those pesky hackers, the hackers have once again one-upped the pop star by releasing another track from her highly anticipated new album, ARTPOP.

This time, the track is the long rumored song that would have the original musical chameleon, Cher. The song is titled, “The Greatest Thing,” which sounds a lot more like something that Cher would put out rather than Gaga. The newly leaked track was apparently put under lock and key when Gaga was reportedly unhappy with the final outcome.

Back in June Cher tweeted about the song where she reveals the reason why it was not going to see the light of day, at least until today. “It’s done & she doesn’t like it, or want it to come out. She’s an artist, it’s up to her. I’m disappointed 2,” she tweeted.

Lady Gaga and Cher first met on the infamous night when Gaga wore her meat dress at MTV’s Video Music Awards back in 2010 where she accepted the award for “Video of the Year from Cher. “I never thought I’d be asking Cher to hold my meat purse,” the pop star began her acceptance speech.

While the song was taken down almost as quickly as it made its way onto the internet, fans and haters alike can take a look at the lyrics below. (NOTE: click here and you can now hear the song)

THE GREATEST THING LYRICS

I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see
You are the greatest thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are
The greatest, greatest thing to me

I don’t wanna waste another day
And took hand off you up in the middle of the day
What I can see is you waste another day

Cuz when I’m with you I fall apart,
I see your permanently broken heart.
Baby, your the greatest to me,
No, no matter what, what, what
I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Greatest thing to me

I don’t wanna waste another day
And took hand off you up in the middle of the day
What I can see is you waste another day

Cuz when I’m with you I fall apart,
I see your permanently broken heart.
Baby, your the greatest to me,
No, no matter what, what, what

I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Greatest thing to me

I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Greatest thing to me

Well Gaga, the hackers have called your bluff; your move.