So, what do the guys of Megadeth do before a big show? Apparently, they search desperately for a Starbucks. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson just posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s June 25 concert at Stadium Live in Moscow, Russia, and much of the clip involves Ellefson and Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick searching for a spot to fill their cup of java. Good to know we’re not the only ones with a caffeine addiction! Check out the video below.
If you’re bent on checking out this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival but short on cash, the fine folks behind Uproar are making it easy on you. The festival is offering a limited number of $15 “Early Bird” lawn tickets for the third annual tour, which kicks off Aug. 17 in Kansas City, Mo., and runs through Sept. 30 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Five Finger Death Punch are known for their heavy grooves and angst-y vocals, but the gents have also earned a good reputation for performing regularly for the U.S. troops overseas. The guys were recently in Iraq, and drummer Jeremy Spencer says it’s an experience they wouldn’t trade for anything.
Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery is determined to make his new project Call Me No One work. In a new blog posted on Lowery’s official website, the prolific guitarist expressed his excitement about the band’s debut disc -- ‘Last Parade,’ out today (June 5) -- and how he “can’t wait for people to hear” the result of all the hard work Lowery, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, Hurt’s Rek Mohr and guitarist Alan Price put into it.
Knoxville, Tennessee's 10 Years are ready to unchain their latest musical concoction, ‘Minus the Machine,’ on July 31, and the guys are going at it on their own via their own label, Palehorse Records. The album’s first single, 'Backlash,' is classic 10 Years, featuring echoey, carefully placed guitar lines that splatter into a thick, dark chorus.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson may be 53 years old, but he’s forever young at heart. Speaking with Sarah Montague of BBC’s TV program “HARDtalk,” Dickinson explained that he and the guys of Iron Maiden feel no need to “grow up,” since they still feel like teenagers making metal music.
Atlanta-based alt-metal outfit Sevendust have been on a bit of a hiatus this year with band members busy with two fresh side projects, Call Me No One and Projected. Fans of the band have been more than a bit worried about the possibility of a permanent Sevendust split, but thankfully guitarist Clint Lowery has confirmed that a new Sevendust album is on the way.