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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES BASSIST TIM WILLIAMS DIES

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Suicidal Tendencies bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams has died, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.  The cause of death wasn’t revealed.

“It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams,” the band writes. “Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it’s best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.”

Williams is credited with playing bass on only one song on Suicidal Tendencies’ latest album,  13, which came out in March 2013.

INTERVIEW: BRIAN TICHY

tichyFrom Zakk Wylde’s Pride and Glory to Slash’s Snake pit and let’s not forget Whitesnake or the new band The Dead Daisies, Brian Tichy has been a hard rock/metal drummer for hire sense his days at Berkley School of Music. We touch on most of his various projects plus his love for Kiss and Meshuggah. Enjoy a pretty in depth conversation with drummer Brian Tichy.

NEW SLIPKNOT OCTOBER 21ST

I know it’s a classic metal radio show, but when talking the history of heavy metal the masked men from Des Moines can not be overlooked. What self respecting Slipknot fan didn’t get excited about their 5th album entitled .5 The Grey Chapter after hearing “The Negative One?” Now though we knew that wouldn’t be the actual single they pushed to sell records and downloads. Slipknot has done this before. Think back to Iowa and the first song we heard was “Heretic Anthem.” With that being said are you ready for another new track? Keep in mind this is the actual single from the new album, and no we still don’t know who the drummer is. 

Thoughts? It’s pretty catchy and still has that sound you’re looking for from Slipknot. Now Corey Taylor has said that this album will be a good mix between Iowa and Vol. 3. 

And just in case you’ve been living under a rock here’s the “The Negative One” as well.

SUPERSTAR DRUMMER BRIAN TICHY JOINS US IN THE HANGAR

tichyHere’s a few people that drummer Brian Tichy has played with since his time at Berkley School of Music in the early 90′s. Slash, Zakk Wylde, Gilby Clarke, Sass Jordan, Derek Sharinian, Billy Idol, Whitesnake, Ace Frehley and now is in a band called the Dead Dasies with Dizzy Reed, Marco Mendoza, Richard Fortus and more. He’s got stories and great music under his belt as Brian Tichy gets in the Hangar this week.

(Picture of Brian Tichy from TheDeaddaisies.com)

Then we are going In The Vault with Anthrax, but not just any old Anthrax clip it’s the band in 1991/1992 on the Fox sitcom Married With Children.

Deliverance_(COC_album)With the news recently that Pepper Kennan is going to reunite with his Corrosion of Conformity band mates for a series of shows in Europe that would put the Deliverance era line-up of the band back together since that era, it’s time for a COC Power Set from their most successful album.

(Deliverance artwork from Sony Records)

AcceptBlindRageThis week’s Then & Now comes from the German metal attack that is Accept. A band that found success starting in the early 80′s when they had their biggest American hit “Balls to the Wall” Their third album with current singer Mark Tornillo Blind Rage is in stores now.

(Blind Rage artwork from Nuclear Blast Records)

Then our soundtrack recommendation this week comes from the modern video game Watch Dogs, which features a couple stellar metal tracks as part of it’s long list of music used in the game.

All this and another three hours of classic metal this weekend inside Hangar 19

COOKING WITH PHIL ANSELMO #4

Yes the parody cooking animated series Cooking with Phil Anselmo is back for it’s fourth installment and this time Phil Anselmo actually lends his real voice to the episode. It also features guest appearances (voice parodies) from Chuck Billy of Testament, Ozzy, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Evan Seinfield of Biohazard/Anika 7, Lips from Anvil and guitarist Buckethead.

To me the best part is how they actually incorporate classic songs from these artists into recipes. Credit goes to Joey Siler who birthed this show out of his brain and does all the animation. Also to the Pantera tribute band Good Friend and A Bottle Booze for doing the music.