There was no shortage of Metallica t-shirts at New York City's Highline Ballroom last night (May 21) as the band's former bassist Jason Newsted made a stop in the Big Apple with his latest project, the aptly titled Newsted. From debuting brand new music to playing some fan favorites, Newsted rocked the city and set high expectations for his band's first studio album, set to be released sometime this fall.
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.
After a solid run by Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity, the band was defeated by the hammer of Amon Amarth in our latest Death Match. We tip our hats to DT, but Amon Amarth now begin to carve their path to the Death Match Hall of Fame with the band's new track 'Deceiver of the Gods.' However, Amon Amarth have serious competition coming all the way from Australia.
Before Ghost (aka Ghost B.C.) took to the stage of New York City's Webster Hall on May 11, we were given the opportunity to sit down with one of the act's nameless ghouls for an exclusive interview. Carrying an eerie sense of wisdom, the ghoul offered much detail on Ghost, allowing those who wish to listen a deeper understanding of the demonic act.
Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne dropped by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 'An Evening with Women' cancer fundraiser on May 18. Hosted by comedienne Kathy Griffin, musicians Natasha Bedingfield and Sia performed at the function, but the highlight of the night was Ozzy himself, who performed a short set consisting of both Black Sabbath and solo hits.