Faith No More staying away from studio; Nevermind art banned by Facebook plus Weezer, Velvet Revolver, Papa Roach and BCC

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Twentieth anniversary celebrations for classic Nirvana album Nevermind have been dealt a blow after Facebook decided to remove the cover art from its pages because of its anti-nudity rules.

The famous work shows a naked baby swimming in a pool, which the social media company says violates its terms of use, explaining: “Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use or violence.

But plan for a special edition of the album will go ahead including four CDs and a DVD, of which only 40,000 will ever be made. It’s due for release in September.

Faith No More remain resolved to stay away from the recording studio, but will continue to play a number of live shows, says frontman Mike Patton. He explains: “We’re just taking it slow, as it comes. Reunions can be done very distastefully. We were all very worried about that. It’s a tired old script: band splits up, gets hard up, goes on tour and records a shit record. We don’t want to be part of that. But I think we’re all very surprised with how good it’s felt.”

Weezer drummer Pat Wilson says he has three bad habits as a musician. “Slouching, playing whatever I want when I want, and not listening to anyone else when I play,” he lists. “But when I’m on stage I get to orient my cymbals just so – so I can only see the crowd and not the band.”

Matt Sorum has revealed it was his idea to invite Corey Taylor to try out as Velvet Revolver‘s singer. “We had ten songs and we liked it – we could put the album out tomorrow,” he reports. “But Slash wasn’t feeling it, and it we’re not all feeling it together, we can’t do it.”

Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix admits becoming a father has changed his approach to songwriting: “It’s made me more aware of how cruel the world can be, but also how beautiful it can be. It’s made me realise there’s a dynamic between the two. I want my kids to know, ‘Take warning and protect your neck, but also don’t be afraid to experience the beauty.’” He says his new outlook will be reflected in the band’s next album.

Black Country Communion keyboardist Derek Sherinian says the band wanted to go out on tour earlier than this year – but their management wouldn’t let them. He explains: “They felt it would be stronger if we had two albums of material to put together a set out of, and it would be a little bit stronger.” Now they’re established he says: “I think you can count on us coming out every year with a new album and then doing two or three months of touring.”

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