As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.
Following the success of their second studio album, 'Reports from the Threshold of Death,' Boston's Junius decided to release an eight-track EP rather than another full-length record. Stacked with four songs and four eerie interludes, 'Days of the Fallen Sun' proves that the band can break new ground no matter the record's length.
Chris Jericho is a one-of-a-kind talent. From success as a professional wrestler, musician, author and many, many other crafts, there's a reason why Jericho's wrestling persona claims to be the best at everything he does. In that vein, Jericho has announced his third book, 'The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea,' which will be released on Oct. 14.
NBC's 'The Voice' has gotten past the Battle Rounds, which means that the remaining competitors now have a chance to shine on their own. And one of the musicians hoping to make a good impression on the coaches was Ryan Whyte Maloney, who decided to take on Shinedown's 'Second Chance' in hopes of advancing in the competition.
With my brother living in Japan with his family, every few years I set out to visit him in the Land of the Rising Sun. This year it just so happened that Killswitch Engage were playing the intimate Osaka venue Club Quattro during my visit. To see the band play Japan was definitely an incredible experience, helped further by an awesome Japanese opening act called Meaning.