While bands may have a few bumps while making new records, it's nothing like what Black Sabbath dealt with while putting together the '13' album. Just as the metal legends were getting back together to work on new music, it was revealed that guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancerous lymphoma and needed to undergo treatment.
Actor Christopher Lee, best known for his roles in the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Star Wars' films, has recorded his second heavy metal album, 'Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.' The 90-year-old thespian has seen his music career evolve in recent years and he says his sophomore set is more of a fully formed metal creation.
Even though James Hetfield was recently quoted as saying Metallica hadn't started writing for their next album, fans shouldn't worry about creativity being a problem. Hetfield says in a new interview with Billboard that the band has enough material to start an album right now, but the biggest issue is finding time in their schedule to focus on it.
The year 2013 is turning into quite the busy one for drummer Ilan Rubin and he wouldn't have it any other way. The multitalented rocker just released the 'Exhibit A' EP from his own band the New Regime, has returned to the drum kit for the resurrected Nine Inch Nails and has used his spare time to work with Paramore on their album and touring and with Angels & Airwaves on new music, as well.
Trevor Bolder, longtime Uriah Heep bassist and former member of David Bowie's backing band, has passed away at the age of 62. The musician sadly died today (May 21) after a battle with cancer.
The news of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington replacing Scott Weiland's spot in Stone Temple Pilots has been receiving a ton of buzz since it was revealed during a live performance on May 18. Having also experienced a complex musical relationship with Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver, Slash offered his two cents on the new STP lineup via Twitter.