These have not been the best of times for Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. Earlier this month, the musician's wife was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man (who may or may not have been Nicko) at the couple's West Boca, Fla., home, and now McBrain's son has been arrested for second-degree petit theft.
According to an expert gardener from England, plants love Black Sabbath just as much as metalheads do! Garden guru Chris Beardshaw recently began an experimental program to analyze the reaction of plants when exposed to music, and according to the gardener's studies, the tasty jams of Black Sabbath "worked wonders on a greenhouse full of plants."
Comedic hair metal heroes Steel Panther have the chops to steal the show wherever they decide to drop their equipment, but in one of the strangest pieces of news we've heard this year, Steel Panther have kinda been invited to wreak havoc on a celebrity wedding. That's right, Steel Panther are threatening to perform at the wedding of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and pop princess Avril Lavigne.
During an interview with Filter frontman Richard Patrick about the band's upcoming album 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight,' the musician shared an unnerving story about his wife. As Patrick's wife was driving her Prius, which sports a 'Ban Assault Weapons' bumper sticker, the singer says a car full of "God-proclaiming gun nuts" began to throw trash at her car, almost running her off the road.
You never know what you're going to get when you invite the crowd up onstage with you for a performance. What the Dropkick Murphys got during their recent set in New York was at least one audience member who made his way onstage and began performing the Hitler salute as the band rocked out a cover of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.'
Rob Zombie is set to have a monster year in 2013. The multi-talented artist will be releasing his latest film, 'The Lords of Salem,' on April 19, with the soundtrack for the movie dropping on April 16. Additionally, Zombie's fifth solo album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' will become available on April 23, and amidst all the excitement, Zombie recently decided to tell a fascinating story about smoking crack with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and late R&B star Rick James.