Drummer-for-hire Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Devo), has joined the touring lineup of Sublime With Rome, whose drummer Bud Gaugh is leaving the band to spend more time with his family.
We're not condoning fighting or anything, but if we did find ourselves in a brawl, what could be cooler than leaving the Motorhead Warpig logo embedded in the cheek or jaw of our opponent. Of course, London-based jewelry company The Great Frog isn't hand-crafting two new Motorhead rings to be used as weapons. And with a price point in the triple figures, you'd probably be better off with brass knuckles -- not that we support stomping posers or anything.
Less than a week after stumping fans and journalists with a cryptic Web site statement that was erroneously deciphered to mean Tool were back in the studio working on a new album, news has surfaced that the psychedelic, prog-metal masters will play their first U.S. shows in almost 18 months.
It looks like several ex-members of Guns N' Roses have an appetite for reconstruction after it was announced that the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Drummers Steven Adler and Matt Sorum both expressed hope that everyone will be wash away years of bad blood are reunite onstage April 14 at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.
To help brighten the holidays of those in need, Linkin Park are asking fans and supporters of their non-profit organization Music for Relief to make donations to help provide a solar powered light bulb to families in Haiti. Around 1.3 billion people in the world have no access to electricity, and cannot continue to work, study or provide healthcare after dark.
A cause of death has been determinged for GWAR's late guitarist Cory Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus Maximus). According to North Dakota coroner William Masselo, Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis caused by a pre-existing coronary artery disease. He was discovered dead on GWAR's tour bus on Nov. 3 at the age of 34.
Richmond, Va., volume junkies Lamb of God are ramping up the campaign for their new album, 'Resolution,' which comes out Jan. 24. Today, the band released the album's first single, 'Ghost Walking,' to radio and online at Metalsucks.net (see link below). The video for 'Ghost Walking' will debut tomorrow on VEVO and other outlets.