Candlebox are back in full force with a new album, ‘Love Stories and Other Musings,’ and lead singer Kevin Martin says the album’s inspiration came from a very different place in his life than it did when the band first broke out in the early ’90s. He also offers a surprising list of metal acts among the bands that help inspire his songwriting.
Following Metallica’s less-than-popular collaboration with Lou Reed last year, the metal gents are ready to get back into the studio and craft a proper Metallica set. Speaking with Metal Hammer (via Blabbermouth), frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich hinted that the next Metallica album will be another one with producer Rick Rubin in tow.
Slash is gearing up to unchain his sophomore solo album, ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ on May 22. With so much drama surrounding Slash during his tenure with Guns N’ Roses and again recently with Axl Rose’s refusal to show up for GN’R's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, the guitarist is happy to be involved in a project that’s drama-free.
If Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly were to walk up to you on the street and ask, “Do you know who I am?” would you know? That’s the basis behind the Canadian hard rock band’s latest behind-the-scenes video. The clip has Connolly walking through the streets of New York City, asking everyone and anyone, “Do you know who I am?” The results are pretty hilarious, and instead of ruining it for you, we’ve posted the video below for you to check out.
Guns N’ Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, and unless you’ve been living under a boulder of sorts, you already know that Axl Rose opted out of the festivities. During a press conference in Italy in support of his upcoming solo album, ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was questioned about that night and his feelings about Rose not being present. All in all, he kept his response positive.
Lacuna Coil‘s latest album Dark Adrenaline’ pays homage to some of the band’s biggest metal influences throughout the years. Case in point: ‘My Spirit’ off the release is dedicated to late Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, the man whom singer Cristina Scabbia says turned her on to heavy metal music.
Metal music has changed exponentially over the years, and one thing that’s really evolved is the way people describe metal sounds. Brann Dailor, drummer for Atlanta prog-metal guys Mastodon, gets a kick out of the many different ways people describe heavy music. Even so, he says he simply tries to stay away from labeling his art.
It’s almost here: Record Store Day 2012! The annual holiday takes place on the third Saturday of every April, and it strives to bring together independently owned record stores to celebrate the art of music.
Rock ‘n’ roll boys Buckcherry are back, and they’re hitting the road this spring on a headlining jaunt with support from ‘American Idol’ guy James Durbin and fellow hard rockers Redlight King. The tour kicks off April 21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has a new book in toe, ‘Unsung: Words and Images,’ and this isn’t your typical metal read. The book features previously unpublished lyrics and images, showing the relationship between poetry and art.
Record Store Day is just under two weeks away, and when the annual date that brings together mom and pop record shops across the country is finally here on April 21, heavy music fans will find a fun release from Mastodon.
This year marks a big one in Creed’s musical trajectory, as the post-grunge boys are commemorating the 15th anniversary of their fundamental 1997 album, ‘My Own Prison,’ with a cross-country tour. Singer Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bass player Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips will play their ‘My Own Prison’ and ‘Human Clay’ albums back-to-back on different evenings of the trek, so expect to hear plenty of hits and more obscure cuts, to boot.
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