The '90s were a challenging decade for metal. The enormous growth of the genre in the '80s certainly carried over at the start of the decade, with powerhouse classics from the Big 4 of thrash kicking things off at a steady clip
Slash is eyeing an April release for his next solo album, which he recently began recording at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood, Calif., with singer Myles Kennedy and the rest of the band that backed him on tour to promote his 2010 eponymous solo debut album. Slash plans to rejoin his band in the studi
Nickelback reportedly will perform during halftime of the upcoming Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game on Thanksgiving Day in the Motor City -- or will they? The much-loved and much-loathed Canadian rock band signed up for the show, but a group of Nickelback haters has already started an on-line petition to have the group replaced from the high-profile gig.
Here we go! Jane's Addiction are back and ready to take the hard-rock world by storm with their fourth album, 'The Great Escape Artist.' To celebrate the release, Loudwire is teaming up with Ultimate Classic Rock and Capitol Records to give away a beautiful Paul Reed Smith 24 electric guitar in wood-grain orange (pictured above) that's signed in silver marker by all four members of the band: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.
We're not quite sure if Maynard James Keenan was wearing a Halloween outfit or not when Puscifer hit the stage of the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on Monday, but he certainly looked strange. Either way, dressing up is certainly the right thing to do when your band is making its network television debut, as Puscifer did on the show Halloween night when they rolled out a downright haunting performance of the title track off their new album, 'Conditions of My Parole.'
Vince Neil has agreed to a deal which will have the Motley Crue singer plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and pay a $1,000 fine related to an alleged domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend, former Las Vegas television entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs. In return, county prosecutors in Las Vegas will drop one more serious count of domestic battery Neil was facing.
It was a battle for the ages. Barney the Friendly Dinosaur -- yes, that Barney -- was at the height of his powers, a towering mass of purple fuzziness and the most famous Tyrannosaurus Rex on Earth, pitted against Slash, the top-hatted rock god and guitarist of Guns N' Roses, desperately hanging on to title of the biggest and baddest hard rock band on the planet. There they loomed, stage center, under bright lights and staring each other down.
"Rock star" is a common Halloween costume for kids and grown-up kids alike, but what do real rock-stars-in-the-making dress up as? Rock stars, of course! At least that was the case for Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney, who says that most years of his childhood he spent the last day of October dressed up as Peter Criss from Kiss.
Mastodon recently kicked off a North American fall tour in support their epic new album, 'The Hunter,' and one song you can expect to hear on a nightly basis is 'Curl of the Burl,' the disc's current single. It's powerhouse rock number with a catchy chorus bound to get ingrained in your mind, but its enigmatic title does beg the question: what the hell is a burl -- and why would it curl?