Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell offered a heartfelt eulogy on the passing of Beastie Boys‘ member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, who died yesterday (May 4) at the age of 47 after a battle with salivary gland cancer. Farrell labeled Yauch a part of our “musical vernacular.” We couldn’t agree more with that assessment.
Slash really does his best to help foster the talent of tomorrow and give aspiring musicians a fighting chance in the uphill battle known as the music industry. The guitarist has partnered with Guitar Center to offer 20 unsigned bands the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to open for him on an upcoming tour.
Shadows Fall have shared the lyric video for the new song ‘The Unknown’ from ‘Fire From the Sky.’ The album drops May 15, so if this doesn’t get the juices flowing for the new disc, nothing else will. But trust us. Once you watch and listen to this vid, you might start a moshpit in your bedroom.
The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point will release some of the 6,000 documents that were seized in last year’s raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in his death one year ago Wednesday. This is the first time the general public will have access to the al Qaeda leader’s papers.
Slayer will hit the road and decimate stages on this summer’s Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival but they will doing so without guitarist Jeff Hanneman. He will be sitting out the tour to continue to long and arduous recovery process that stemmed from a bout with necrotizing fasciitis on his arm, a flesh-eating condition which was the result of a spider bite.
After much teasing, fanfare and anticipation, Bullet for My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck has finally revealed both the name and first song from his “metal as f—” side project. It’s called AxeWound and it features Cancer Bats’ Liam Cormier on vocals, Mike Kingswood of Glamour of the Kill on guitars, Joe Copcutt of Rise to Remain on bass and Jason Bowld, formerly of Pitchshifter, on drums.
You can teleport to Cologne, Germany and enjoy a full Halestorm concert without ever leaving the house. Now that’s the wonder of technology, right? A full, 40-minute concert by the female-fronted rock band has been posted online for fans to enjoy. The show took place on Feb. 5 and was filmed legally as part of the Rockpalast series.
Bullet for My Valentine lead vocalist Matt Tuck has confirmed that he will do the “big reveal” on his new side project tomorrow, April 30. The Welsh singer issued a tweet yesterday (April 28), teasing fans that more information would be coming.
Love and Death will drop the video for the title track from their ‘Chemicals’ EP on May 7, but to stoke the fires of fan excitement, the band has issued a 32-second teaser. It’s short but chilling snippet. It’s also horror movie creepy, featuring masked marauders and more.
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is multi-talented. The guitarist, who is also a member of Black Light Burns and who is often cited as the interesting musical mind of the Bizkit and the yin to Fred Durst‘s yang, is showing off his design skills and partnering with an indie metal band to do so.
Marilyn Manson is set to drop ‘Born Villain’ on Tuesday (May 1) and as is usually the case with the Antichrist Superstar, he is doing things his way. After parting ways with Interscope, he is free to do what he wants, when he wants and how he wants. That includes working with Johnny Depp, picking up the guitar and loading his tour set list with a healthy mix of new and classic songs, with an emphasis on one particular album from his past.
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