Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Acceptance Speech
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s acceptance speech at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards stirred up a lot of reaction — both positive and negative — when he seemed to deride electronic music in favor of using real instruments. However, in a new open letter, Grohl clarifies his speech by saying he is a fan of electronic music and that his words were misinterpreted.
Lordi Drummer ‘Otus’ Tonmi Lillman Dies at 38
Drummer Tonmi Lillman, known as ‘Otus’ in the Finnish heavy metal group Lordi, passed away yesterday (Feb. 14) at the age of 38. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet.
Marilyn Manson Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates
Marilyn Manson has unveiled dates for a spring U.S. tour that will see the shock rocker and his band hitting intimate theaters and clubs. These gigs are being called the first set of dates, so there’s more to come.
Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Dies at 57
Riot guitarist Mark Reale passed away Wednesday (Jan. 25) at the age of 57 after being hospitalized for severe complications from his longtime battle with Crohn’s disease. Reale had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and was in a coma for the past two weeks.
Godsmack, Staind and Halestorm Announce Dates for 2012 U.S. Tour
After revealing last week that they were touring together, Godsmack, Staind and Halestorm have now unveiled the dates for their joint U.S. tour.
New Nine Inch Nails Album on the Way
With all the awards and nominations Trent Reznor has been receiving for his soundtrack work on both ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ it was beginning to look like the industrial-rock king had found an entire new career. But get your heads out of those holes, Nine Inch Nails fans — Reznor now says he will devote 2012 to writing a new NIN album.
Anthony Kiedis’ Foot Surgery Forces Red Hot Chili Peppers to Postpone Tour Dates
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis recently underwent surgery for multiple foot injuries, forcing the band to postpone their upcoming U.S. tour dates.
Guns N’ Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Among 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will feature three bands that have helped shape rock music over the past 25 years — Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys were all announced as inductees today (Dec. 7). The ceremony will take place April 14 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.
Anthrax and Testament Announce 2012 Leg of U.S. Tour
Thrash metal titans Anthrax and Testament will continue their successful U.S. tour in 2012 with a new run of dates that kick off Jan. 22 in Las Vegas.
Motley Crue Announce Las Vegas Residency
Motley Crue made their much-teased big announcement on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ on Thursday (Dec. 1) and here it is: The veteran rock act will be performing a 12-show residency Feb. 3-19, 2012, at the Joint at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
Jane’s Addiction ‘Underground’ Lyric Video – Exclusive Premiere
Jane’s Addiction fans, we have a treat for you. Loudwire is premiering the new lyric video for the band’s latest single ‘Underground.’ The song is the second official single off the band’s newest album, ‘The Great Escape Artist.’
Veterans Day Honored by Rockers via Twitter
Even Rocker's remember those who have served this country and after the jump check out some of the bands that have taken to Twitter to show their support.