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Revolver Magazine Dubs Amy Lee of Evanescence as the Hottest Chick in Hard Rock for 2011
Four years after being named Sexiest Female at the Kerrang! Awards, singer Amy Lee of Evanescence has been honored by fellow heavy-music magazine Revolver as its Hottest Chick in Hard Rock for 2011. She graces the cover of the current issue, available now at newsstands.
Warrant’s Jani Lane Died from Alcohol Poisoning
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office announced Wednesday that ex-Warrant singer Jani Lane died as a result of “acute ethanol intoxication,” otherwise known as alcohol poisoning.
Kiss Will Hit the High Seas for a Five-Day Kiss Kruise
The official Kiss fan club is known as the Kiss Army, but when the band’s most loyal supporters set sail with the band, do they become the Kiss Navy? Perhaps that question will be answered on Oct. 13. That’s when the first-ever Kiss Kruise — featuring two performances by the group, social activities with select members and more — departs from Miami and heads to the Bahamas and back.
Chevelle Announces Release Date for New Album and New Song, ‘Face to the Floor’ [VIDEO]
Back in the day, the release of a concert album used to be a sure sign that a band was not going to be putting out a new studio effort anytime soon. Chevelle fans can rest easy, however. Even though the Chicago-bred group released the live collection ‘Any Last Words’ in the spring, a new studio disc is on the way, just in time for the year-end holiday season.
Three Days Grace Reveals New Album Is in the Works
Up to this point in the band’s career, Three Days Grace has released three albums, with a gap of three years from one to the next. This month marks two years since ‘Life Starts Now’ hit the streets, and frontman Adam Gontier has hinted that the next 3DG album might beat the full three-year mark by several months.
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Others Booked for Pink Floyd Week on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’
By the end of next week, Pink Floyd fans will really be ‘Comfortably Numb.’ From Sept. 26-30, Jimmy Fallon will pay tribute to the legendary British band on his NBC show. Among those scheduled to drop by are Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dierks Bentley, plus Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason.
Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Will Be Covered 144 Times During Upcoming Toronto Festival
It’s not too late to rename it Nirvanathon. Over the course of 12 hours, local performers from Canada will take a crack at playing the Nirvana anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 144 consecutive times as part of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival in Toronto on Oct. 1.
Sample of Metallica and Lou Reed’s Song ‘The View’ Hits the Web
There’s no mistaking Metallica‘s thick guitar attack and Lou Reed‘s spoken, attitude-driven vocals in ‘The View,’ a 38-second sample of which can be heard now online in advance of their joint album, ‘Lulu.’
Competition Between Big 4 of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer Has Evolved, Says Lars Ulrich
A friendly rivalry, trying to be better than the next guy — members of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer all have a slightly different way to describe their relationship with one another back in the day. They’re on good terms lately, proven by the fact they’ve shared the same concert stage this year in California and New York, collectively billed as the Big 4. And while the metal bands are s
Chris Cornell Says New Soundgarden Album Could Be Heavy, But Also Quiet
With his third solo album, 2009′s ‘Scream,’ Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell surprised and frustrated longtime fans by abandoning heavy guitars and exploring more pop- and hip-hop-flavored textures. So what should the Soundgarden faithful expect from the recently reunited band, which is working on its first studio album since 1996? According to Cornell, something unlike its back catalog, but not n
Courtney Love Steps In Last Minute for Vince Neil at Fashion Week Concert
Last year, Courtney Love was a no-show in London at an impromptu gig by her revived band, Hole. Last week, Love served as a pinch hitter of sorts when another notable and controversial rocker, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, backed out of his scheduled pre-Fashion Week performance in New York.
Kurt Cobain Model Fender Jaguar Guitar Arrives in Stores This Month [PHOTO]
Certain guitarists are known for playing certain makes and models. Jimi Hendrix was quite loyal to the Fender Stratocaster. Former KISS member Ace Frehley has made a good living with the Gibson Les Paul. And AC/DC‘s Angus Young has a thing for the Gibson SG. For Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, the electric guitar he’s probably most identified with is the Fender Jaguar. By mid-to-late September, musici