The Fenix will rize in May and so will the D. Tenacious D, the humorous, metal-inspired act lead by actor/comedian Jack Black and his partner-in-crime Kyle Gass, will dust off their picks of destiny in order to release their third album, ‘Rize of the Fenix.’ The mock rockers plan to release the album in May.
The always quotable and entertaining David Lee Roth opened up about several topics pertaining to Van Halen‘s new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ which drops on Feb. 7. It’s DLR’s first album with the band in two decades and he’s got a lot to say.
Ever wonder what it would be like to have Red Hot Chili Peppers play your house? Well, you can suspend disbelief for a moment and pretend like they are doing just that when you watch the video for ‘Look Around,’ the latest single off their 2011 album ‘I’m With You.’ The video mimics that idea, with each member getting his own room in the clip, where he is seen playing his instrument and dancing and prancing around maniacally.
A metalhead’s work is never done. The always-prolific Phil Anselmo, who always seems to have several irons in the metal fire, is working hard on some brand new solo material. The former Pantera singer, who has also recently been laying down tracks on a Down EP, is working with a band on this other project, according to his boarder Mike Williams of Eyehategod fame.
Normally, a cancer diagnosis can sideline a person from work, play or otherwise. In the case of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, the riff master is as productive as ever in the wake of the devastating news that he is battling lymphoma.
It had been well over a year since Tool took the stage to perform but the absence from live playing is over. The band kicked off its brief winter run over the weekend in Reno, Nev., performing a set list filled to the brim with classics and fan favorites.
The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath’s comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.
Call it a comeback of a comeback! After Alice in Chains‘ 2009 effort ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’ landed Grammy nominations and enjoyed healthy sales amid the debut of new singer William Duvall, who replaced the late, great Layne Staley, the band is currently writing new material and working on the follow up. AIC should enter the studio early this year.
Dec. 28 marks the second anniversary of the death of Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev. The stickman, born James Sullivan, died at the age of 28, due to an accidental overdose of a mixture of prescription drugs. An enlarged heart was suggested as another thing that could have factored into the kit minder’s tragic and untimely death.
Nikki Sixx has gone on record to say that Motley Crue‘s residency in Las Vegas, which will launch in February and run for three weeks, is only scratching the surface of what he believes “will be the biggest probably four to five years of the band’s career.”
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