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:
Musicians tend to shy away from the term "supergroup," but it's tough to find another word suitable for the talent that has come together for Altitudes & Attitude. The new band features Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and A Perfect Circle drummer Jeff Friedl. Together, the musicians have cooked up a new EP, which will become available on Jan. 14.
As 2013 draws to a close, we look back on the many stories, triumphs and tragedies that affected us all this year. We were shocked by some, disgusted by others, inspired by many and even reduced to tears at times. There were many headlines in the worlds of rock and metal in 2013, but these are the stories that made us stop in our tracks.
Queensryche's biggest hit, like a lot of bands of the era, was a ballad. 'Silent Lucidity' is a gentle, acoustic driven song with orchestration to powerfully back the mood. Hey, even hardened metalheads can be softies at times! Here we have the song being played wonderfully by a young boy.