Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan talks about his disdain for greatest hits albums and why their forthcoming retrospective 'Antennas to Hell' is so much more. In his typically candid fashion, Crahan also talks about why temporary bassist Donnie Steele will remain off stage while playing with the band.
As lead guitarist for Metallica, there's not too many obstacles that Kirk Hammett has left to conquer. Perhaps that's why the 49-year old will soon take on a different challenge -- conquering the literary world with his first-ever book 'Too Much Horror Business -- The Kirk Hammett Collection.'
Midwest rock quartet 3 Pill Morning are currently climbing the active rock radio charts with 'Rain,' the first single from their forthcoming album 'Black Tie Love Affair.' Check out Loudwire's exclusive lyric video premiere for the track below.
Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award for his contributions to the MusiCares MAP fund at an event on May 31. In a new video, you can hear Cantrell, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and more talk about their struggles with sobriety.
The Smashing Pumpkins are back with a new album, 'Oceania,' the first full-length effort featuring their current lineup. While it's certainly no 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,' the disc showcases a more focused vision than was present with 2007's 'Zeitgeist.' Mostly absent are the moments of 'Guitar Hero' bravado Corgan so abundantly supplied on their last album and in their place are more structured, fully realized tunes that deliver mixed results.
Courtney Love is well known for putting all of her business, as well as that of others, out on Front Street via her Twitter account. The Hole frontwoman is currently in legal proceedings over a 2010 Twitter tirade, in which the opposing side is trying enlist the help of Frances Bean Cobain, Love's only child with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.