Poor Sylosis. The British metal outfit was involved in a terrifying van accident while on tour in the U.S. and the band is both physically and financially worse for wear after the fact. Sylosis have incurred some pretty large bills as a result of the crash and are selling shirts to help cover the costs of getting back home. They also set up a PayPal donation center.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has quite a few irons in the film fire. The singer, who completed a rehab stint after an onstage meltdown at the iHeart Radio festival a year ago, is not only appearing in two upcoming Green Day documentaries. He also landed a role in 'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' an indie film drama that will star 'Gossip Girl' actress Leighton Meester.
A Detroit man, 43, allegedly attempted to break into Kid Rock's Michigan home on July 31. Never one to sit on his opinions or to pipe down, Kid Rock posted photos of the would-be burglar on his blog and issued a warning to anyone who might attempt a similar action that he will protect his home, hearth and family from any invasions and that he will not hesitate to shoot a trespasser.
More details have emerged in the case of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, who was arrested earlier this week in a murder-for-hire plot in which he allegedly sought someone to kill his estranged wife Meggan. The couple's divorce papers offer some perspective on the situation and bring to light Meggan's concerns over Tim's recent behavior in relation to parenting their three adopted children from Ethiopia.
Hatebreed are back in a big way in the form of 'The Divinity of Purpose,' the Connecticut mosh 'n' stomp hardcore band's first disc for new label Razor & Tie. It's anthemic, full of sing-along choruses and lyrical declarations, chunky riffing, battering ram drumming and more breakdowns than an insane asylum. It's a totally moshable affair, comprised of tight, efficient and make-their-point-and-move on songs.
In one of the more interesting splits we've encountered as of late, Philip H. Anselmo, who requires not a single word of introduction, courtesy of his legacy, and Texas thrashers Warbeast have released their 'War of the Gargantuas' split through Anselmo's own Housecore Records. The four-song EP boasts two songs per artist, and is historical simply because it is the first time Anselmo has released any solo music (with the Illegals as his backing band) during his 30 years of active service in the name of heavy metal.
The couple that plays together, stays together! A rock music rarity took place during Bush's set at the 23rd annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Ampitheatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 8. Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale was joined onstage by his wife Gwen Stefani, a successful artist in her own right as the singer of No Doubt and as a solo act who has churned out hit after hit.