Weekend one at Coachella is in the books. The famed Southern California music oasis drew more than 90,000 fans who endured blistering daytime temps, a surreal Saturday night sandstorm and a wide buffet of sonic treats. Sure, the onetime indie fest now features as much hip-hop and EDM as it does anything else. But it's not like there wasn't any metal or hard rock buried in the sand. You just had to know where to look and thankfully, the headbangers in the house were able to catch ultra-solid sets by the likes of Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and a host of others.
One of the key things in enjoying any major rock festival is making sure you know exactly where and when your favorite acts are playing. So it's a good idea to pay attention when festivals announce their daily lineups and set times. Three upcoming festival events -- Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock -- have begun to help clarify the clutter in their lineups and you can catch the details below.
After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).
We know that you can't travel to every corner of the map to see your favorite acts play, but Nine Inch Nails tend to make it easier than most acts when it comes to catching some of their standout performances. This rings true again as pro-shot concert footage from both their Lollapalooza show in Brazil and Argentina have hit the Internet.
Those in attendance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Barclays Center arena last night were certainly treated to a nice surprise when the surviving members of Nirvana performed with various female singers to close out the event. But an even bigger thrill came for those lucky enough to make it into a tiny Brooklyn bar for an after-party where the Nirvana members performed a full set!
With my brother living in Japan with his family, every few years I set out to visit him in the Land of the Rising Sun. This year it just so happened that Killswitch Engage were playing the intimate Osaka venue Club Quattro during my visit. To see the band play Japan was definitely an incredible experience, helped further by an awesome Japanese opening act called Meaning.
Yesterday (April 8), tour dates were released for Aerosmith's 'Let Rock Rule' tour with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy as the trek's supporting act. In celebration of the upcoming run, Aerosmith returned to Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go for the first time in over 40 years yesterday for a mini-gig with Slash as a special guest. And you can watch the entire show above!