• New footage appears to show Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer charging at officers during Capitol insurrection

    New surveillance footage appears to show Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer charing towards officers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month.

    The new video, which was shared by CNN on Monday (February 15) was released as evidence during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

    It shows a man with a white goatee wearing the same blue jacket and hat that Schaffer wore during the riot, who appears to be among several rioters charing at a group of officers.

    The latest footage, which you can view below, follows photos of Schaffer, in which he appears to be wildly gesticulating at law enforcement officers.

    Schaffer was subsequently arrested for his alleged participation in the insurrection and has been charged with engaging in violence in a restricted building and disorderly conduct, among other crimes. He is currently being held in jail in Indiana.

    Last weekend, Iced Earth’s Stu Block and Luke Appleton both announced that they are leaving the metal band in the wake of the incident.

    The vocalist and bassist respectively took to social media to share separate statements regarding their departures.

    “In response to recent events and circumstances, I have notified Iced Earth’s management and [guitarist] Jon [Schaffer] that I will be resigning as the Iced Earth bassist with immediate effect,” Appleton wrote. “I would like to thank everyone who has sent me their support and love during this difficult time. Thank you!!!”

    Block added: “I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.

    “Before I made any personal decision I needed the last few weeks to process the situation as well as respect others in our camp processing the situation. I thank you all very much for respecting this. It’s the best decision in many ways for my personal / professional growth going forward. Time to move on, heal and prosper. Much love and respect to you all.”

  • Footage emerges of Kanye West shouting at Chance The Rapper during studio session

    A video clip has emerged that appears to show Kanye West shouting at Chance The Rapper during a recent studio session.

    The footage is reportedly from an upcoming documentary on West’s shelved ‘Donda’ album, filmed last summer at the ‘Jesus Walks’ hitmaker’s Wyoming compound.

    The clip appears to show West growing increasingly frustrated during a recording session for the unreleased album before lashing out at Chance, telling him to sit his “ass down and listen to the album or leave.”

    Narrated by West’s longtime friend and collaborator Dame Dash, he said of the situation:”My thing was, like, get rid of the people who are triggering him, just get ’em out of here and let’s just have fun being creative.

    “So, you know, Kanye is finishing his album and there’s people around. Chance, honestly, because of what he was reading, he came through just to check Kanye. You know, again, Kanye deals with his issues at all times. They got into it, but they worked it out.”

    He concluded: “At the end of the day, Chance was there just to be a friend.”

    You can see the clip below:

    Neither artist has responded to the clip so far, but by the end of the video, all seems good between the pair as they pose for pictures and Chance even tells a joke that West laughs at.

    Earlier this month, Dionne Warwick confirmed that she’s working on a charity track with Chance The Rapper after the pair entertained fans with a friendly back and forth on Twitter last month.

    The singer was praised in December after jokingly asking Chance about his rap alias.

    Meanwhile, Lil Baby has shared new details about his time spent working with Kanye West in Wyoming last year.