As part of the Country Radio Seminar week in Nashville, there are always surprises for those who make the trip to Music City. One of the biggest surprises of the week comes from Big Machine Records -- home of artists like Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts -- when the label joined the forces of their country roster with the legend that is Vince Neil, frontman for Motley Crue.
Before the digital age, walking around a record store and curiously browsing through potential gems undiscovered, an effective piece of album art would sometimes provide all incentive needed to bust out your wallet. In the metal section, these moments were very common, especially when an album cover sent a shock through your core or vomit up your esophagus.
The various members of Motley Crue have been talking about a definitive farewell tour for the past year, and now it appears as if they're set to make it official. A 'Save the Date' notice recently surfaced declaring 'R.I.P.: All Bad Things Must Come to and End' while mentioning an event set for Jan. 28 in Los Angeles.
Over the years, we've shown yearbook photos and have asked readers to guess which rock stars they turned out to be. Some of these musicians' looks changed dramatically since their school days, while others are more instantly recognizable.
One of the most horrific rock stories in recent memory occurred early Monday morning (Nov. 11) in Brooklyn, N.Y. when members of a rock band were gunned down by an associate from another band, according to the New York Daily News.
A big congratulations to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who recently got engaged to his model girlfriend Jessica Miller. The happy couple celebrated with a party in Las Vegas with close friends and family members.
Following an exciting Day 1 in which Metallica played their 1983 debut album 'Kill 'Em All' during a surprise set under the name 'dehaan,' Day 2 of the Orion Music + More Festival on Sunday (June 9) at Belle Isle in Detroit featured more stellar performances.
Today (May 20), disaster hit Oklahoma, as a two-mile wide tornado left devastating damage, killing more than 50 people in its path. The deadly twister, which hit speeds up to 200 miles per hour, struck in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, and tragically a number of young children are among the deceased as an area elementary school in Moore, Okla., was destroyed.
As reported yesterday, 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was freed from jail on $100,000 bond after being arrested over the weekend on the very serious charge of vehicular homicide. Now the Associated Press reports that Harrell checked into a rehab facility immediately upon his release.
The wife of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested on domestic battery charges back in February after apparently attempting to stab the heavy metal stickman, in addition to throwing logs at him. Rebecca McBrain is now set to face a judge on May 3 to defend herself against the charges.
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