Dave Grohl Recording With Members of Ratt
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has exhibited further evidence of his heavy metal past, and it doesn’t have anything to do with members of thrash or doom bands like Motorhead, Venom or St. Vitus.
Chimaira Announce New Band Lineup for 2012
Forward-thinking metal band Chimaira are apparently slowly morphing into proggy death metal band Daath — which isn’t a bad thing, as evidenced by Chimaira’s excellent 2011 album ‘The Age of Hell,’ which featured Daath guitarist Emil Werstler (on bass) and Daath keyboardist Sean Zatorsky.
Phil Anselmo Posts Video Update on Down’s Forthcoming EP
Down frontman Phil Anselmo has recorded a 45-second video message updating fans on the band’s upcoming, yet-untitled EP and wishing fans happy holidays. Anselmo posted the recording shortly after recording vocals at Nodferatu’s lair, the barn studio on his 17 acre property in south Louisiana.
Trent Reznor Discusses Scoring ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
Trent Reznor is known to many as the generally brooding frontman of Nine Inch Nails, but the rocker seems pretty content these days. “I’m not at war with myself as I once was,” he says in an interview with UK newspaper The Guardian. “Life isn’t miserable. I don’t miss that.”
Metallica Post 33-Minute Video Recap of Second 30th Anniversary Show
The post-victory celebration of Metallica‘s 30th anniversary bash continues with a 33-minute video recapping the second of four fan-club-only shows the band performed Dec. 7 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Big 4 May Be No More
If you’ve been hoping and praying that the Big 4 will soon be playing a full U.S. tour, you might want to lower your expectations and be happy with that DVD of the Sonisphere show from Sofia, Bulgaria. In a recent interview with UK’s Classic Rock magazine, Slayer guitarist Kerry King said he can’t imagine Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will stage any more Big 4 shows.
Late GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot Featured on New Single
The first posthumous recording by late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, a cover of Dayglo Abortions’ ‘Isn’t This Disgusting,’ is available now on iTunes and will be included on the upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation, which comes out next year.
Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman: Spider Bite Nearly Killed Me
“I was an hour away from death,” Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman tells UK’s Classic Rock magazine about the infected spider bite that has kept him off the road since January.
Corrosion of Conformity Reveal Track Listing + Release Date for New Album
The Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) lineup that helped popularize crossover metal in the ’80s, will release their self-titled new album on Feb. 28, 2012.
Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Releases App for Guitarists
Even with decent guitar tablature, it’s sometimes hard to nail a complex Megadeth riff because some knowledge can only be gained from the source. That’s why Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has joined forces with the makers of Rock Prodigy to help teach fans how to play Megadeth songs.
Tool Book Two 2012 U.S. Tour Dates?
Less than a week after stumping fans and journalists with a cryptic Web site statement that was erroneously deciphered to mean Tool were back in the studio working on a new album, news has surfaced that the psychedelic, prog-metal masters will play their first U.S. shows in almost 18 months.
Former Guns N’ Roses Members Hope for Onstage Reunion at Hall of Fame Ceremony
It looks like several ex-members of Guns N’ Roses have an appetite for reconstruction after it was announced that the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Drummers Steven Adler and Matt Sorum both expressed hope that everyone will be wash away years of bad blood are reunite onstage April 14 at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.