Anthrax Song ‘Got the Time’ Played on Mars
It’s been said that in space, no one can hear you scream. But NASA’s Curiosity Rover has proven an exception to the rule with its eclectic playlist of wakeup music, which includes Anthrax‘s cover of Joe Jackson’s ‘Got the Time.’
Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy for Unlicensed Use of Songs; Adam Yauch’s Will Forbids His Music in Ads
The surviving Beastie Boys and the estate of late member Adam Yauch have filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy for the unauthorized use of their music in a new promotional campaign — and as the recently filed will of Yauch makes clear, the group will never agree to license its songs for ads.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Discusses Orion Festival and Spiteful Reaction to ‘Lulu’
Love him or hate him, you can always count on Lars Ulrich to not mince words in an interview — and true to form, the Metallica drummer didn’t hold back during a recent exchange with Spin that covered everything from the male-heavy lineup at the Orion Music + More Festival to the overwhelmingly negative response to last year’s ‘Lulu.’
Foo Fighters + Pearl Jam to Headline Atlanta’s 2012 Music Midtown Fest
Rock heavyweights Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam have been tapped to co-headline Atlanta’s Music Midtown festival in September. The news follows the announcement that the same two bands are headlining Florida’s 2012 DeLuna Festival during the same month.
Rock Hall Responds to Axl Rose’s Refusal to Attend Hall of Fame Ceremony
As you may have heard, Axl Rose put a rest to months of speculation yesterday (April 11) when he issued a rather sternly worded open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame saying he would not be attending this weekend when Guns N’ Roses are honored — and requested that he not be inducted in absentia. Today, the Hall responded with a few words of its own.
Green Day Announce New Album Trilogy
Green Day‘s recording pace has certainly slowed over the years — it took them four years to complete ‘American Idiot’ and five to finish the follow-up, ’21st Century Breakdown,’ which was released three years ago — but they’re about to start making up for lost time with a whopping three albums of new music, scheduled to be released between September 2012 and January 2013.
Slash + Myles Kennedy Perform Two Songs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
With a little over a month to go before Slash unleashes his ‘Apocalyptic Love‘ on the world, he’s cranking up the promotional machine in earnest — and last night (April 10), that meant showing up on the big stage at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to perform a couple of songs, including his new single ‘You’re a Lie.’
Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Confirms Red Hot Chili Peppers + Black Sabbath as Headliners
A couple of days ago, we told you rumor had it that the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup would feature Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath — and now we can confirm that the rumors were right on the money. This year’s list of acts has been unveiled, and it’s a doozy.
Bret Michaels Drafts KISS, Pantera, Van Halen + Aerosmith Members for New Album
Recording a duet with Miley Cyrus must have triggered some sort of collaboration fever for Bret Michaels. For his new album, ‘Get Your Rock On,’ he broke out his rolodex and lined up a veritable who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries, including members of KISS, Pantera, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more.
Linkin Park Singer Promises Return to ‘Familiar’ Sound After ‘Bonkers’ Last Album
If you thought Linkin Park went a little too far afield on their last album, 2010′s ‘A Thousand Suns,’ you aren’t alone. In fact, Park frontman Chester Bennington says the band knew it needed to do a little less experimenting on its new record, due for release later this year.
Jane’s Addiction Seek Artsy Locals for ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ Tour
Do you have a special talent? Are you interested in seeing Jane’s Addiction on tour — from a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes perspective? This could be your opportunity to put your unique gifts to work for the greater good of rock and roll.
Slash Admits He Once French-Kissed a Giraffe
Rock ‘n’ roll has acquired a lot of wild mysteries and legends over the years, but during his recent appearance on Australia’s Triple M radio, Slash was forced to address what might be one of the all-time wackiest: the rumor that he once French-kissed a giraffe.