Rockers are getting into the giving spirit and generously donating their time to victims of October's devastating Superstorm Sandy. Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, as well as Bon Jovi, have been added to the lineup for the 12-12-12 concert, which will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund's efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
There's lots of activity in the Avenged Sevenfold camp right now. The band released the new song 'Carry On' for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II,' and the boys even make an appearance in the game, post-credits, as an animated A7X, playing the song. But most recently, word has come that the band is hard at work on a new album. In a new interview, frontman M. Shadows sheds a little light on the sonic focus of the band's new album and how their new drummer is fitting in during the recording process.
The best Rage Against the Machine songs showcase the band's unique ability to deftly mix rap and rock to deliver music of the most powerful kind: politically charged, pointed and with a purpose. Frontman Zack de la Rocha's venom and vitriol was wrapped around a message, and he was often seen performing maniacally, with his signature dreads flailing around his head, while Tom Morello's guitar functioned like a turntable, thanks to whammy bars and wah-wahs
Winter may be upon us, but European festival organizers are already thinking ahead to summer and with it, the region's booming concert season. After a five-year hiatus, Iron Maiden will headline the Graspop Metal Meeting 2013, which will take place in Dessel Belgium from June 28 through June 30.
Those firebreathing aggro industrialists in Rammstein will release 'Videos 1995-2012' on standard DVD and Blu-ray configurations on Jan. 15. The collection features the German band's complete music video catalog and will include not one but two new videos for 'Mein Herz Brennt' from 2001's 'Mutter.'
Down recently visited Loudwire's offices when they were on tour in New York City. The entire group swarmed on our little studio room to talk about their four-part series of 'Down IV' EPs, all the while anointing themselves the most handsome band in the history of handsome while knocking back a few beers.