My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
Chris Cornell Performs Acoustic Version of Soundgarden’s ‘Outshined’ With Fan
Chris Cornell recently welcomed a fan to the stage for the moment that every guitarist dreams about, getting to perform a song with one of your rock idols. See the Soundgarden vocalist belt out an acoustic version of 'Outshined' with a fan on guitar below.
AC/DC’s Wine Collection Now Available in the United States
AC/DC have been blasting your eardrums with hard-hitting rock since the Ford administration, and their music has aged like fine wine. Now, the iconic rockers have made their wine collection available in the United States for the first time.
Anthrax Settle Lawsuit With Former Vocalist Dan Nelson
If you heard that Anthrax was in a Manhattan Federal Court earlier this week, you may have assumed the worst. But in this case, the band actually was settling a lawsuit by former vocalist Dan Nelson, who had sued the band for $2.65 million dollars.
Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Dishes on Alice in Chains, Nirvana + Eddie Vedder
In a recent interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered his take on the grunge explosion of the '90s both praising and criticizing bands such as Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
Godsmack Cancel European Tour Dates Due to Sully Erna Illness
Godsmack have officially nixed some of their summer tour dates in Europe after Sully Erna has come down with an undisclosed vocal malady.
Eddie Vedder Performs ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ With Tom Petty in Amsterdam
While in the midst of their summer European tour, Pearl Jam crossed paths with classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Amsterdam on Sunday (June 24). Vocalist Eddie Vedder stepped onstage during Petty's show at the Heineken Music Hall, lending his pipes to the band on 'The Waiting' and 'American Girl' -- check out the video below.
Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Discusses Next Album + Disses Black Sabbath and Van Halen ‘Reunions’
If there's one thing to say about the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, he doesn't pull punches when talking about other bands. In a new interview, the ever-candid drummer gives an outline for the Akron, Ohio, duo's next album and slams "reunion tours" that have missing pieces, specifically Black Sabbath and Van Halen.
Stone Sour Tease Fan Club ‘Live at Brighton’ DVD With ‘Digital’ Video
Stone Sour are releasing a live DVD, filmed during their 2010 tour, that will only be available to members of their 'Dead Generation' fan club. Fan Club member or not, you can still check out this clip of the band performing 'Digital (Did You Tell)' from the 'Live at Brighton' DVD.
James Hetfield Talks Next Metallica Album and Orion Music + More Festival
James Hetfield gives an update on the status of the next Metallica album and reveals what fans can expect from their first ever Orion Music + More Festival, which takes place this weekend (June 23 - 24) in Atlantic City, N.J.
Incubus Set to Release Massive ‘HQ Live’ CD + DVD Combo Packs
Incubus have worked hard to make themselves ultra-accessible to their fans since returning from a few years of hiatus. Their latest effort to let the fans into their world comes in the form of an expansive multi-disc set featuring live performances from the band's gigs at Incubus HQ in West Hollywood.