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  • HALESTORM's AREJAY HALE On 'Into The Wild Life' Album: 'I'm Damn Proud Of It'
    France's TV Rock Live recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale in Paris. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the making of HALESTORM's upcoming album, "Into The Wild Life", Arejay said: "Every time we go to make [a record], we have more touring experience, we have more... just experience in the […]
  • MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On CHRIS ADLER Rumors: 'It's All Speculation, Isn't It?'
    In a brand new interview with Australia's Reverb magazine, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about drummer Chris Adler's (LAMB OF GOD) rumored involvement in the recording sessions for the band's new album, which is currently being tracked in Nashville, Tennessee. "It's all speculation, isn't it?" Ellefson laughed. […]
  • THE HAUNTED Guitarist OLA ENGLUND To Release New FEARED Album 'Synder'
    FEARED, the Swedish death-metal foursome led by THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund, will release its fifth album, "Synder" ("sins" in Swedish), on May 25. The effort, which once again features the stunning artwork by Sylvain Lucchina of Razorimages, will be made available on digipack CD and as a digital download. The official video for the […]
  • VINCE NEIL To Sing National Anthem At LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS' First Game
    Vince Neil, lead singer of the iconic rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE, has announced that he will perform the National Anthem at the Las Vegas Outlaws' first game (vs. the San Jose SaberCats) on Monday, March 30 live at the Thomas & Mack Center. Neil will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" just before kick-off, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. PT. Doors […]
  • TWISTED SISTER To Announce Future Plans Next Week
    The surviving members of TWISTED SISTER will reveal their future plans next week — less than fourteen days since the passing of the band's drummer, Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero. The band posted a new message to its Facebook page along with the above photo of singer Dee Snider, guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda and bassist Mark "The An […]
  • CARCASS 'Disrespects' Malaysia After Failing To Secure Visas For Planned Concert
    According to The Star Online, British extreme metallers CARCASS have upset some of their Malaysian fans by posting picture of the Malaysian flag upside down after the band failed to get visas for a show in the country. "Sorry Malaysia, no show for you guys in May," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "Seems like your government officials stil […]
  • Early GUNS N' ROSES And POISON Manager VICKY HAMILTON To Release 'Appetite For Dysfunction' Memoir
    Vicky Hamilton, who is best known for managing the early careers of GUNS N' ROSES and POISON, in addition to serving as a management consultant for MÖTLEY CRÜE, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the release of her memoir, titled "Appetite For Dysfunction". Says Vicky: "I have been writing this book for seven years. While I was livi […]
  • Video: STEEL PANTHER Performs KANYE WEST Song In Wiesbaden
    Fan-filmed video footage of STEEL PANTHER's March 26 performance in Wiesbaden, Germany can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER's current setlist includes the Los Angeles-based band's musical response to Kanye West following the rapper's unexpected appearance onstage this year's Grammy Awards. The track, in which STEEL PANTHER accuses West o […]
  • EXODUS/SLAYER Guitarist GARY HOLT Talks About His Pedals (Video)
    A three-minute video clip in which EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt talks about the pedals and effects he uses — which include Vortex Flanger, Shaker Vibrato and G-major 2 from TC Electronic — can be seen below. During an appearance at this past January's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Holt unveiled his new signature model based on the ESP Eclip […]
  • MEGADETH: More CHRIS ADLER-Like Drum-Cam Footage From The Studio
    Another 15-second video clip of an as-yet-unidentified drummer — believed to be Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) — laying down tracks for MEGADETH's new album can be seen below. A photo that was taken on March 19 of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and Adler having a discussion at what appeared to be a fast-food restaurant or a coffee shop was posted on Twitter […]
  • SEVENDUST Completes Recording Tenth Studio Album
    SEVENDUST has finished recording its tenth studio album for a tentative July release. The CD was once again recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey. In a recent interview with Loudwire, SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly stated about the band's new material: "It's funny, you come out of acoustic world and immediately you' […]
  • QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI: KEVIN DUBROW 'Was My Biggest Asset And My Biggest Liability'
    In a brand new interview with Bucks Local News, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was asked what changed his mind after he said in 2008 that the band was over following singer Kevin DuBrow's death. "Kevin, rest in peace, passed in November of 2007," Frankie responded. "After spending the greater part of my musical career sharing the world […]
  • SLAYER's New Album To Feature One Song Recorded Before JEFF HANNEMAN's Death
    SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya spoke to Revolver magazine about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's eleventh studio album, due later in the year. "We're in kind of the beginning stages of the finishing stages, if that makes any sense," he said. "We're doing the mixing and mastering now, but we still need to […]
  • HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON To Unveil Art Collection From Guitar Performance
    On May 1, HELMET leader Page Hamilton will unveil an art collection from a new medium, guitar performance. Get information more information and see it before the release by signing up at www.pagehamiltonart.com. In a January 2012 interview, Hamilton stated about his musical upbringing: "I'm 51 years old and I've been playing for 35 years. I go […]
  • OVERKILL Signs Worldwide Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST; New Box Set Due In The Fall
    New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Previously signed to the label for Europe only, OVERKILL's first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast will be a special box set comprised of the band's entire back catalog, due out this fall. "OVERKILL is now a part of the Nuclear Blast family f […]
  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Video Footage Of JASON BITTNER Recording Drums For New Album
    Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have entered the studio to begin recording their new album — the band's first to feature new drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, ANTHRAX). Video footage of the drum-tracking sessions can be seen below (courtesy of Sick Drummer Magazine). FLOTSAM AND JETSAM has announced the first wave of confirmed club and f […]
  • OVERKILL And SYMPHONY X To Join Forces For North American Co-Headlining Tour
    New Jersey metallers OVERKILL and SYMPHONY X will join forces for a North American tour in September/October. The 24-date co-headlining trek launches at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 18, hits four Canadian cities, then wraps up with a very special night at Terminal 5 in New York City on October 17 — the first time in the bands’ combi […]
  • LIMP BIZKIT Frontman: I Am 'Not ROBERT' DURST
    LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted a photo of him wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the words "Not Robert" written on the front. The picture apparently pokes fun at the fact that the venerable news organization the Associated Press recently confused the rap-rocker with Robert Durst, the wealthy real estate heir who is accused of murdering hi […]
  • IMPELLITTERI: 'Venom' Video Released
    Frontiers Music Srl will release the brand new IMPELLITTERI studio album, titled "Venom", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America. The official video for the CD's title track can be seen below. "Venom" is described in a press release as "a record filled with addictive and memorable riffs, guitar solos that feature Ch […]
  • BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: First Taste Of Forthcoming Acoustic Project?
    In a recent interview with the Broward Palm Beach New Times, guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH revealed that he was working on a solo project which he described as "very stripped down and simple. The most primitive, acoustic-based stuff. That's what I'm really into." He added: "I […]

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  • GIFT GIVER Sign With Century Media Records
      Century Media Records have signed Detroit area tech/nu-metal band, Gift Giver. Formed in the fall of 2012, Gift Giver gained notoriety and repute through their self-released EP, Daddy Issues, and constant touring through the US with acts such as Sworn In, Kublai Khan, Barrier and many more. Appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore […]
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  • KID ROCK’s New Album ‘First Kiss’- Tracklisting, Pre-Order, and More Revealed
    December 18th, 2014 - As its release date draws closer, we are happy to share more details on Kid Rock’s new album “First Kiss,” due on Top Dog / Warner Bros. Records. The pre-order for the album will start today, December 18th, at all participating retailers and at KidRock.com. The Official Music Store on KidRock.com features exclusive album […]
  • RICHIE KOTZEN Releases Two New Songs Ahead Of New Album Due In 2015
    December 8, 2014 –  Fans of guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN anxious to hear new music before his next solo album (details of which are forthcoming) should head over to iTunes, where he just released two new singles, “You” and “Cannibals.” “You” was co-written by RICHIE’s daughter, August, who appears in the video posted on RICHIE’s official […] […]
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    Monster Energy Fort Rock will bring some of the biggest rock bands together Saturday, April 25 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL for its third consecutive year, after selling out last year with 12,500 fans in attendance. South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival helps kick off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature […]
  • ‘The Best Of FOREIGNER 4 & More’ Out December 16th
    December 3, 2014 – Foreigner–Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) — is universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to […] […]
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