Ryan Clark is long known for his work fronting Seattle-based Christian metal band Demon Hunter, but he’s also a professional graphic designer. As it turns out, Clark has worked in the visual arts for as long as he’s been screaming and singing with the Hunter. That eye for graphic design came in handy when envisioning the artwork for Demon Hunter’s upcoming full-length, ‘True Defiance,’ out April 10.
Good news to report today regarding King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill’s health: The stickman, who suffered a heart attack on Feb. 26 and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, is on the upswing, according to a few positive updates from King’s X frontman Dug Pinnick.
DJ Ashba has been rocking the six-string with Guns N’ Roses ever since he replaced Robin Finck in 2009. While some GN’R fans weren’t exactly welcoming when it came to a new band member joining their favorite group, in a new interview with Rock Over America, DJ Ashba explained that he got past that quickly, and now, the fans and press are welcoming him with open arms and ears.
Miss Trivium’s stint at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this weekend? No worries, because a video of their acoustic performance of the single ‘Built to Fall’ at the festival has surfaced online. Apparently, South by Southwest couldn’t handle Trivium’s plugged-in power, so they had to go acoustic, which is a treat for fans that are used to seeing the band completely amped up. Watch the video, below.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s pivotal metal releases, ‘Blizzard of Ozz,’ and, ‘Diary of a Madman,’ camp Osbourne recently unleashed re-mastered issues of both albums, including a box set toting previously unreleased live tapings, a coffee table book and other metal-happy goodies.
Chris Broderick was always immersed in guitar, but his talent for shredding it up live really came to the forefront in 2008, when the axeman stepped into the role of leads for thrash behemoths Megadeth.
We all know Nikki Sixx is a killer bass player with creativity and crazy-good vision. After all, this is the guy who went from playing bass in Motley Crue to forming his own band, Sixx: A.M., and once again topping the rock charts. But, it might surprise fans that Sixx is dead-serious about his spirituality and family life.
Former Guns N’ Roses bass slinger Duff McKagan is once again on the road with his good buddies, as his band Loaded is opening for a pair of dates on GN’R’s uber-raved about tour. When first presented with the offer to play, though, McKagan admits that he wasn’t sure he wanted to join up with his Axl Rose and the current line-up of his old band.
Chevelle’s latest single, ‘Face to the Floor,’ has the Chicago guys spitting out hard rock in true Chevelle fashion: guitars reeling onward, choruses swelling and Pete Loefflers’ emotional, yearning vocals emoting over a sea of sturdy rhythms.
Call it a rock ‘n’ roll fairytale. DJ Ashba’s first concert was a Motley Crue show when he was just 16 years old, and now, the expert six-stringer is a bona fide member of fellow ‘80s rock icons Guns N’ Roses, who are set to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. That’s a killer career trajectory, no doubt!
Black Tide’s sophomore album, ‘Post Mortem,’ is the album Zakk Sandler says the band always wanted to make. Moreover, unlike some bands that are chained to a label’s idea of what’s marketable, Sandler says Black Tide had complete freedom over the creative process on the album, and that’s why it turned out so close to their vision.
Adelitas Way’s lead single, ‘Sick,’ off their current full-length, ‘Home School Valedictorian,’ shot to No. 1 on the active rock chart last summer, carrying an in-your-face, sing-along chorus and catchy hard rock character.
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