Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.
Halestorm Takes Pride In ‘Not Boxing Ourselves In’ With New Album
Next week, Halestorm's highly-anticipated new album, 'The Strange Case Of...' will hit stores. Fans and the world of rock alike have been anxiously awaiting the new collection of songs to come out of the band.
12 Stones to Hit the Road With Saliva and Royal Bliss for Spring Tour
To coincide with the release of their highly-anticipated new album, 12 Stones is gearing up to hit the road this spring along with Saliva and Royal Bliss. The trek will kick off on April 18 in West Springfield, Va. at the Empire, and is expected to continue on through May.
Watch Metallica’s Lars Ulrich in the ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn’ Film Trailer
Metallica fans were able to get a sneak peak of Lars Ulrich's acting chops when he played a small role in 2010's 'Get Him to the Greek' and on the big screen in Metallica's 2004 documentary 'Some Kind of Monster' (both in which he played himself), but now the famed…
‘Glee’ Covers Halestorm’s ‘Here’s to Us’
In what will likely garner a mixed reaction from rock enthusiasts, Halestorm is the latest band to have their song covered on the hit television show 'Glee.' The musical comedy show did a cover of the band's new tune 'Here's to Us' on last week's episode (Feb. 21). 'Here's to Us' is among the new tr…
Dark New Day Offer ‘New Tradition’ Bonus Track
Dark New Day's latest album, 'New Tradition,' is set to hit stores on Feb. 28, and the band is offering a bonus track to fans who show their dedication to the group.
As I Lay Dying Guitarist Talks Influence of Slayer
As I Lay Dying recently released the compilation 'Decas,' which celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the metalcore band's formation when they began cranking out the tunes that has made an impact on music. Among the tracks on the album is a cover of Slayer's 'War Ensemble.&a…
Metallica-Inspired ‘Obey Your Master’ Art Exhibit Unveiled
Friday evening (Jan. 20), Metallica were the talk of the town in Los Angeles as they were on hand for the invitation only unveiling of the art exhibit Obey Your Master. The highly anticipated exhibition featured an array of famed artists who have interpreted various songs from the band in a unique f…
Meshuggah Confirm New Album Will Be Titled ‘Koloss’
Swedish metal band Meshuggah will be releasing their highly anticipated eighth studio album in just a matter of weeks. Rumors regarding the album title have been making the rounds on the internet but now the band has confirmed that the new collection of tunes will be officially be called 'Kolos…
Dave Navarro Talks Music, Tattoos + Sex Life During Twitter Q&A
To keep those home from work and school entertained on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 16), Dave Navarro treated his fans to a 30-minute, no holds barred, Twitter Q&A session.
Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson to Release New Book ‘Unsung’ in March
Megadeth's bassist, David Ellefson, can now add "author" to his ongoing list of career accomplishments. In March, Ellefson will release his debut book titled 'Unsung,' which will feature original lyrics, as well as rare, never before seen photos taken throughout his …