In a new interview, Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King revealed that the legendary thrash band was no longer signed to Rick Rubin's label, American Recordings. The news was quite surprising, as the band have worked with Rubin ever since recording 'Reign in Blood' in 1986. However, it turns out Slayer may be sticking with Rubin, as evidenced in an official statement from the band.
Every weekend, I host 'Loudwire Reloaded,' a two-hour radio show that features a countdown of the biggest rock songs in America, plus the winner of the Loudwire Reloaded Airplay Poll, a song selected by your votes at Loudwire.com. I also feature songs that are tied into the content here at Loudwire.com. This weekend (Dec. 14-15), hear a track from Loudwire's pick for the best rock album of 2013 and many more cool spotlight songs. Also on the show this weekend is my interview with Dee Snider.
In the history of Loudwire, one of our most popular features has been the 'Worst Rock Tattoos.' An insane amount of people have visited us to gawk at awful ink jobs and cackle at dozens of unfortunate souls, so we've compiled the 30 Worst Rock Tattoos of All Time into a new video slideshow!
The music industry is an ever-changing beast. As music evolves along with the way we're exposed to it, the primary question from fans is, "What's it like to be a musician now as opposed to the past?" Showcased in this unique group of videos, High on Fire / Sleep legend Matt Pike, Vektor's Blake Anderson and Ides of Gemini's J. Bennett sat down for Scion A/V's annual 'Music(less) Music Conference' to discuss what it's like to be a rock/metal musician in current times.
The grotesque California thrashers of Ghoul have teamed up with Cannabis Corpse to release the four-song split 'Splatterhash.' Although the record won't be available until Jan. 7, we've got a little sneak peek into the split. We're hosting an exclusive stream of the new Ghoul track 'Spill Your Guts,' which you can hear right now!
Loudwire proudly welcomes Three Days Grace drummer Neil Sanderson as a new guest columnist. The stickman will keep us up to date on the next 3DG album as the band is busy working on the new disc. But for his first piece, Sanderson has reflected on the tumultuous yet rewarding year that was 2013 for Three Days Grace. Read his debut column below: