Queensryche have been subject to one of the most venomous splits in recent history. We’ve all heard rumors about former vocalist Geoff Tate feuding with the other Queensryche members, but a new statement from guitarist Michael Wilton details a violent and chaotic scenario, which seems to have led to Tate’s exit from the band.
The outpouring of support for imprisoned Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been absolutely massive throughout the metal community. As Blythe remains in Czech prison, the two newest supporters of Blythe’s release, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, have taken to their Twitter accounts to promote the legal fund of the Lamb of God vocalist.
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan was one of the crowd members at the Seattle area stop of the current Mayhem Festival tour. McKagan has a column at Seattle Weekly and took the opportunity to write about his Mayhem Fest experience.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been on a media tear as of late to promote the band’s newest album, ‘Oceania.’ Although the musical mastermind has taken his media opportunities to air some of his grievances about … well, everyone ever, Corgan just took part in a more light-hearted interview — talking about his ideal dinner guest, his strangest celebrity encounter, the song he wants played at his funeral and more.
As Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe remains in Czech jail, more information regarding the incident itself, Blythe’s arrest and the deceased fan’s family has surfaced. Additionally, there has been talk of Blythe and the fan’s family meeting after the vocalist is released.
Former Revolting Cocks guitarist Mark Durante has filed a federal lawsuit against Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant. The guitarist has filed the suit against the NBA player over rights to the nickname “Durantula,” which Mark Durante claims has been stolen and will mislead music fans looking to buy his recordings and merch.
Are you as pumped as we are for Iron Maiden‘s 2012 North American tour? If you’re not quite jumping out of your skin yet, we’ve got some footage of Maiden’s kickoff tour date in Charlotte, N.C., as well as the full setlist from last night’s show.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been spitting a ton of venom lately while doing interviews for the release of the band’s latest album, ‘Oceania.’ Whether declaring his desire to “piss on Radiohead” or calling former guitarist James Iha a “piece of s–t,” Corgan hasn’t been holding back in the least. In one of his most recent interviews, Corgan took the time to defend Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose and his decision to reject a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Metallica‘s always evolving and highly anticipated Orion Music + More Festival will now be available to those who can’t make the trip to New Jersey. Select performances from the Atlantic City music fest, including Metallica’s Saturday and Sunday sets, will now be brought to fans via Fuse TV’s YouTube page.
As Metallica have continued to announce additional attractions to their Orion Music + More Festival, the two-day event has become increasingly personal for the band. Although many will attend the festivities for the music, they’ll also be able to check out James Hetfield‘s car show, Kirk Hammett‘s horror museum, and now, Lars Ulrich‘s mini film festival.
Not even one year after the release of ‘TH1RT3EN,’ Megadeth have already begun writing and recording new material for the band’s fourteenth album. Megadeth have spoken briefly about kicking around new ideas, but frontman Dave Mustaine recently spoke about the details of the forthcoming disc.
If you’re a sucker for both Nine Inch Nails and old-school 8-bit video games, you may want to keep an extra pair of pants ready, because the two have been combined for a re-imagining of NIN’s classic debut album ‘Pretty Hate Machine.’
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