Last night, Feb. 8, in New York City, Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel closed out their awesome thrash trek at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. This tour was truly a thrashers paradise, bringing together a lineup of legendary acts which for many can rival the excitement for a ‘Big 4′ show.
As the Grammy Awards are quickly approaching this Sunday (Feb. 12), the nominees for the ‘Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance’ category are readying their tuxedos and preparing their speeches. Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Megadeth and Sum 41 are all nominated for the precious prize and have been sharing their excitement with a cluster of new quotes.
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has recently been going through divorce proceedings with his wife Jessica Nicole Scantlin, but the soon-to-be ex-wife has taken the divorce to the next level. Despite having signed a prenuptial agreement, Jessica Scantlin is attempting to get the prenup thrown out.
Awesome news for Killing Joke fans. The original lineup of the band is set to release its next album ’2012′ on April 2. Formed in 1978, Killing Joke have inspired and influenced an incredible amount of bands such as Soundgarden, Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
Metallica just officially announced that they will be headlining the 2012 Orion Music + More Festival. The two-day fest of rocking musical evenings will be held on June 23 and 24 in Atlantic City, N.J. Along with Metallica, who will be headlining both nights, bands featured on the eclectic lineup include Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Avenged Sevenfold.
Thrash titans Testament recently unveiled some in-depth info about their next studio album. Decibel had the chance to interview one of the biggest voices in metal, Testament’s Chuck Billy, about the band’s upcoming album ‘The Dark Roots of Earth’ and the lyrical concepts that will be found within.
We reported yesterday (Feb. 2) that original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward posted a statement threatening to withdraw from the band’s reunion plans due to a what he deemed a series of “unsignable” contracts. Now, the rest of the band has announced that they will proceed with their reunion plans with or without Ward in the lineup.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King has revealed detailed plans for the band’s upcoming album. In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, King stated that Slayer’s next full-length will be finished and possibly released as early as this summer.
When it comes to late-night talk shows, it seems like ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ is the program to catch great acts performing. From Megadeth to Slipknot to Judas Priest, the ‘Kimmel’ show has had some major talent on its stage. Last night, Korn performed ‘Narcissistic Cannibal’ and ‘Get Up!’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
More unfortunate news coming from the Black Sabbath camp regarding their 2012 reunion. Drummer Bill Ward has released an official statement, threatening to nix the Black Sabbath reunion due to his belief that he isn’t being financially compensated fairly for his presence and abilities.
Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor recently worked with Foo Fighters frontman / ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl on his secret side-project, as well as an upcoming music documentary. Grohl’s new project is being recorded on the subject of the upcoming documentary — the famous mixing board that used to reside at Sound City Studios, where Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’ were both recorded.
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