Korn's Jonathan Davis, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and Sugar Ray's Mark
McGrath are among the many artists planning to pay tribute to late Snot
frontman Lynn Strait on an upcoming LP.
The album, Straight Up, will feature the all-star singers joining
the surviving members of Snot on songs the band wrote before its singer's
death. The modern-metal band had nine songs written for its second album
when Strait was killed in a car accident Dec. 11 at age 30.
"We were left with these songs, and we didn't want to throw them away,"
Snot bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock told MTV News.
Fahnestock said the list of artists expected to perform on the project
also includes Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal, Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd,
Coal Chamber vocalist B. Dez Fafara, RKL singer Jason Sears, (hed) pe
singer M.C.U.D., System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and bassist Shavo
Odadjian, and Soulfly singer/guitarist Max Cavalera and bassist Marcello
Deftones singer Chino Moreno and Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor also may
join in, Fahnestock said.
"We're bringing in all the singers that Lynn had toured with and bonded
with and become friends with," Fahnestock, who currently plays with the
band Amen, told MTV News. "The emotion that these singers bring into the
room ... you've got to leave the room sometimes."
Four tracks are finished, including a song called "Catch a Spirit,"
featuring Odadjian, Cavalera and Rapp. McGrath likely will record his
track early next week, Fahnestock said.
Since Strait had not finished writing lyrics for the songs, the guest
vocalists are singing their own.
The instrumental tracks already have been recorded by Fahnestock, Snot
guitarist Mikey Doling and drummer Jamie Miller. "What you're listening
to when this record comes out would have been the new Snot record," said
the bassist, who hopes the LP will be ready for a spring or summer release.
Snot fan Todd Kitta, 20, who runs a page dedicated to Strait (cwi.simplenet.com/snot),
said he thinks the all-star tribute "is a really good idea. I know that
the guys in Snot are doing this to pay tribute to their good friend."
"All the guests on the album have been close to Snot and miss Lynn,"
another Snot fan, 13-year-old Dean Joannides of London, wrote in an e-mail,
"and let's face it, there would be thousands of people on this album if
everyone who has ever felt Lynn's warmth in their hearts guested on this
Known for Strait's snarling vocals, an irreverent attitude and a hard-driving,
guitar-heavy sound, Snot made their major-label debut in 1997 with
Get Some, featuring the songs "Stoopid" (RealAudio
excerpt) and "My Balls" (RealAudio
excerpt). They solidified their place in the upper tier of new
modern-metal acts when they nabbed a slot on the Ozzfest bill in summer