Roadrunner United's All Star Sessions is getting a proper reissue this March including the original album and the entire December 15, 2005 show celebrating it. For those unfamiliar, Roadrunner United consisted of four "team captains" – Slipknot's Joey Jordison, Machine Head's Robb Flynn, Fear Factory's Dino Cazares, and Trivium's Matthew K. Heafy – who led 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands to create an album known as The All Star Sessions.
Roadrunner is now streaming a cover of Slipknot's "(sic)" from the 2005 show. The core band for the show was Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Adam Duce (Machine Head), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), and Roy Mayorga (Hellyeah, Stone Sour). "(sic)" also featured Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Scott Ian of Anthrax for added goodness… and because it Taylor obviously knows the song.
The album and live performance will be reissued on March 10. Pre-orders are available here.
"The Roadrunner United album was something I still have a hard time believing that it happened," said Heafy. "A 19-year-old me being enlisted to be able to write anything I wanted… while picking a dream lineup of my favorite musicians every single every song? I am still honored and grateful to have been allowed this amazing experience. All I can say is… I want to do Part II."
"I had a couple of riffs left over from [2004 Machine Head album] Through the Ashes of Empires that I hadn't ended up using, so brought them into play first-off for Roadrunner United," added Flynn. "The song that really kicked it off for me was 'The Dagger.' I was like, 'Man, this is a f–king banger. I don't know if I even want to give this away!' I actually told the label, 'If you can lock in Howard [Jones] from Killswitch Engage to do the vocals, you can have it. Otherwise, I'm keeping it for Machine Head!'
"We had so much fun when Howard flew in to record that song at my studio. He only had about three sentences of lyrics prepared, so we spent hours talking over what the song could be about, and then he freestyled a bunch. I remember him getting up, walking into the vocal booth, and just belting out this f–king insane scream, this screech! It became the sound that opens the whole record."