Many music fans were surprised last weekend when Stone Temple Pilots not only played a secret gig with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles, but also released a new song called 'Out of Time.' But perhaps no one was more surprised than original STP frontman Scott Weiland, who was apparently fired from the band earlier this year.
Bassist Eric Avery recently exited Nine Inch Nails after being named one of the band's new members earlier this year and the news caught the eye of Avery's onetime bandmate in Jane's Addiction -- guitarist Dave Navarro. During his online radio show 'Dark Matter,' the axeman used the platform to rail against Avery's recent move and past actions.
Black Sabbath are getting ready for their new '13' album, a disc that is noticeably missing original drummer Bill Ward. The drummer held out of the band's reunion, citing a contract dispute, and while there was hope that something could be worked out, ultimately guitarist Tony Iommi says the band had to move on.
'Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal' hit bookstores on May 14, 2013. Written by longtime music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, 'Louder Than Hell' takes readers on a historical journey of one of our favorite genres in a unique way: Rather than Wiederhorn and Turman writing a standard narrative, they let those who experienced the stories tell them first-hand.