Dave Grohl Recording With Members of Ratt
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has exhibited further evidence of his heavy metal past, and it doesn’t have anything to do with members of thrash or doom bands like Motorhead, Venom or St. Vitus.
Metallica Post 33-Minute Video Recap of Second 30th Anniversary Show
The post-victory celebration of Metallica‘s 30th anniversary bash continues with a 33-minute video recapping the second of four fan-club-only shows the band performed Dec. 7 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Phil Anselmo Posts Video Update on Down’s Forthcoming EP
Down frontman Phil Anselmo has recorded a 45-second video message updating fans on the band’s upcoming, yet-untitled EP and wishing fans happy holidays. Anselmo posted the recording shortly after recording vocals at Nodferatu’s lair, the barn studio on his 17 acre pro…
Trent Reznor Discusses Scoring ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
Trent Reznor is known to many as the generally brooding frontman of Nine Inch Nails, but the rocker seems pretty content these days. “I’m not at war with myself as I once was,” he says in an interview with UK newspaper The Guardian. “Life isn&CloseCu…
Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman: Spider Bite Nearly Killed Me
“I was an hour away from death,” Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman tells UK’s Classic Rock magazine about the infected spider bite that has kept him off the road since January.
Hear Trent Reznor’s Version of ‘Immigrant Song’ From ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has scored the soundtrack to the English-language remake of the Swedish film ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ and his version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ with Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O h…
Update: Fooled by Tool
For nearly 20 years, Tool have developed a well-deserved reputation for being secretive, cryptic, even evasive. Judging from a November newsletter the band released yesterday morning, the progressive, psychedelic and emotive hard rockers remain as frustratingly elusive as ever.
Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Randy Rhoads + More on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists List
The late, great Jimi Hendrix was voted No. 1 by a panel of professional guitarists and other experts in a new Rolling Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Two other hard rocking trailblazers ranked in the Top 10 were Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 and Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page at No…
Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Initial Dates for 2012 North American Tour
Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have waited patiently for news about a new North American tour since before the summer release of their 10th album, ‘I’m With You.’ Finally, the first half-dozen dates have been announced.
Marilyn Manson Loses Drummer Chris Vrenna
Marilyn Manson drummer and keyboardist, Chris Vrenna, has left the band to spend more time working on his band Tweaker, scoring music for films and video games, DJing and producing other artists.
Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Pens Poem for Occupy Movement
Time will tell whether Rage Against the Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha’s involvement with the Occupy Movement will find its way into any of his future song lyrics. But for now, the rapper and rocker has written a poem for those who have been motivated into action by corporate gree…
Slipknot’s Clown To Lecture at Drake University
Hiring a clown for a university functions is a little absurd — unless the clown is Slipknot percussionist M Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan. The musician, who didn’t graduate from college but has stated in interviews that he got his bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees in the University of Rock ‘n’ Roll, …