Anne Erickson holds bylines in several Gannett publications as well as Ultimate Classic Rock, Gibson Guitar, Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge and beyond. She's also a radio DJ and is currently working on-air on Townsquare Media rock station Banana 101.5-FM and is the programmer and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University. Interview highlights: Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle, Alice Cooper, Skillet, RED, As I Lay Dying, Cake.
Battlecross Members Kyle Gunther + Don Slater Check In at Orion Music + More
Detroit area natives Battlecross are set to release their second album for Metal Blade Records, ‘War of Will,’ which drops on July 9, and the guys are hitting the road hard in support of the disc. They kicked off a long run by representing Michigan at Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival last weekend on Belle Island in Detroit.
Orion Music Festival Day 1 Photo Recap: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against + More
Armed with a brigade of rock, metal and electronic talent, Orion Music + More festival kicked off its weekend-long festival at Belle Isle in Detroit on Saturday (June 8), with Red Hot Chili Peppers closing out the evening.
Metallica’s Robert Trujillo + James Hetfield Talk Orion Music + More Festival at Press Conference
Metallica's Orion Music + More festival takes place at Detroit’s Belle Isle this coming weekend (June 8 + 9), and frontman James Hetfield and bass player Robert Trujillo are already in town, taking in the Motor City. Yesterday (June 6), the singer and bass player joined Kyle “Gumby” Gunter and Hiran Deraniyagala of Detroit-based metal band Battlecross and others at a press conference in advance of
Thousand Foot Krutch, ‘War of Change’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Thousand Foot Krutch are set to embark on a tour with Brian “Head” Welch’s band Love and Death, as well as the Letter Black and the Wedding. Before the trek kicks off, TFK are unleashing their new music video for ‘War of Change,’ off the band’s independently released, No. 1-selling Billboard Hard Rock album ‘The End is Where We Begin,’ and you can watch it exclusively here on Loudwire.
Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz + More Rock Kennedy Center Honors Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Foo Fighters, Kid Rock and Lenny Kravitz were among the musicians that rocked Led Zeppelin classics during the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to the legendary rock band, which took place a few weeks ago but aired last night (Dec. 26) on CBS.
Watch Papa Roach Perform ‘Still Swingin’ on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ – Exclusive Preview
Papa Roach are keeping busy this holiday season by releasing a new single, ‘Where Did the Angels Go,’ off the band’s ‘The Connection’ album, as well as prepping for a co-headlining North American tour with Stone Sour scheduled for early 2013. Now, Papa Roach are set to appear on a new episode of ‘Guitar Center Sessions,’ airing next Friday (Dec. 28) at 9 p.m. on DirectTV's Audience Network (Ch. 23
Thousand Foot Krutch Book 2013 U.S. Tour With Love and Death, The Letter Black + The Wedding
Thousand Foot Krutch are hitting the road in 2013, and they’re taking along a lengthy list of openers, including former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch's band Love and Death along with the groups the Letter Black and the Wedding.
Sevendust Reveal ‘Black Out the Sun’ Album Art
Sevendust are coming back with a shiny new studio album, ‘Black Out the Sun,’ due out on March 26. Now, the guys have unveiled the official cover art for the release. Check out the simple-yet-impactful work of art in the image to the left.
Brian ‘Head’ Welch on Upcoming Korn Gigs: It’s the ‘Right Time’ to Reunite
Korn are set to reunite with their founding guitar player Brian 'Head' Welch for two German festival gigs in 2013, and perhaps nobody is more stoked about the get-together than Welch. The metal six-stringer rocked out with Korn onstage for the track 'Blind' last May at the Carolina Rebellion festival in Rockingham, N.C., and he says jamming with Korn just felt right.
Aranda Go Behind the Scenes of Their Latest Photo Shoot
Oklahoma-based rockers Aranda unleashed their latest full-length album, ‘Stop the World,’ earlier this year. After touring with bands like Theory of a Deadman and Hinder and playing major summer fests, the guys are as busy as ever after inking a deal with Wind-up Records. Now, Aranda are premiering behind-the-scenes footage from their recent photo shoot exclusively on Loudwire (watch below). Read