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Lzzy Hale on Halestorm’s Next Album: ’Now is the Time to Double Down on Rock’
Lzzy Hale talks about Halestorm's next album on the Metallica-centric podcast, 'Speak N’ Destroy.'
Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows: ‘The Rev Showed Me Metallica’
M. Shadows sat down for the debut episode of 'Speak N’ Destroy,' a podcast about all things Metallica.
Megadeth, ‘TH1RT3EN’ – Album Review
Dave Mustaine and Megadeth stand tall among a small handful of genre-defining bands and as a result, a new Megadeth album is always (for better or worse) going to be compared to the rest of their catalog upon release. So, let's get that out of the way.
Misfits, ‘The Devil’s Rain’ – Album Review
As most Misfits fans would guess without hearing a note of music, we're sad to report that 'The Devil's Rain' pales in comparison to every other record bearing the iconic band's logo.
Megadeth and Testament Guitarists Team For Guitar Retreat
There's nothing like speedy fingers burning "fire" across a fretboard to create some warmth in the wintertime. Starting the day after Christmas, Alex Skolnick from Testament and Chris Broderick of Megadeth will cohost the first annual Skolnick & Broderick's Winter…
Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill: ‘No One’s Missing’ Guitarist K.K. Downing
Often when a person begins a statement "with all due respect," it's safe to assume that what's about to be said could be interpreted as less than respectful. And when an ex-bandmate is involved?
Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam Set for Pink Floyd Week on ‘Jimmy Fallon’
NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' will host a weeklong musical tribute to legendary rockers Pink Floyd that will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and other acts on Sept. 26-30.
Motley Crue Dismiss Rumored Indonesian Show
Back in the day, a band had fewer tools available when they wanted to correct a rumor, but social media has dramatically expanded that. Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee recently hopped on Twitter to shoot down reports that Motley Crue would be playing their first ever Indonesian show as part…
Megadeth Planning Tour With Motorhead, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil
Dave Mustaine is rarely at a loss for words. With the Big 4 at Yankee Stadium show behind him and a new album on the horizon, the Megadeth leader is already talking about touring plans down the road.
London Subway Rejects Metallica / Lou Reed Cover Artwork
Whether fans will cry foul at the forthcoming collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed remains to be seen. But at least one organization has rejected cover artwork for the experimental project which unites the ex-Velvet Underground frontman with the biggest band in heavy metal: the London Underg…