The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for March 7, 2014:
Machine Head are making strides toward a new album, but as frontman Robb Flynn reveals in a new "General's Journals" posting, things are moving forward at a "slow and steady" pace. However, the progress is coming along well enough for Flynn to divulge the current titles of a few songs that may make the next disc.
Dave Grohl, producer Butch Vig and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan are among the rockers who will hopefully appear in a new documentary titled 'The Smart Studios Story.' The reason we say "hopefully" is because the project is still in the works as director Wendy Schneider attempts to raise funds via a Kickstarter campaign.
Motley Crue have extended their win streak to three in the Classic Cage Match competition. That means with two more victories Motley Crue and their adrenaline-fueled 1987 single 'Wild Side' will be heading to the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. But do they have what it takes to survive the next challenge?
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for March 6, 2014:
This week's 'That Metal Show' will feature a pair of rockers who have kept the rock spirit alive in four different decades. The main panel guest of the night will be Motley Crue's Mick Mars. The guitarist, making his first ever appearance on the show, will also be joined by Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer, who is also promoting his new 'The Way Life Goes' solo album.
Hellyeah definitely shook things up earlier this year when they announced that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha had exited the group. The announcement came right as the band was announcing that they had completed a new album and were planning to release it. Now, in a new interview, drummer Vinnie Paul clarifies the band's current lineup and how they intend to proceed after parting ways with the two musicians.
There are few rockers that have as colorful of a history as Alice Cooper, so it is with great anticipation that the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' documentary will arrive this year. Fans can start preparing for the film as it's just been announced that the movie will officially premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year.