The mammoth rock ‘n’ roll celebration to pay tribute to Marshall Amps’ 50th anniversary and the life of late mastermind Jim Marshall, has just gotten a little bigger. Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been added to the mix, along with Free founding member Andy Fraser and Slayer guitar god Kerry King.
The saga of Randy Blythe‘s Czech imprisonment has met another road block, as the prosecutor in Blythe’s case once again challenged the vocalist’s bail. The prosecutor, who represents the family of a fan who died of a head injury sustained at a 2010 Lamb of God show, has now challenged Blythe’s bail for the second time and is reportedly seeking to keep Blythe in prison until a possible trial begins.
Ever wonder what Metallica‘s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ would sound like completely stripped down and played on electric harps by a set of blonde twins? We sure have! And after years of patiently waiting, a lovely duo have created a divine re-imagining of the classic Metallica track.
Iran’s nuclear program has been a constant source of news for the American media, as various governments and international organizations have attempted to ban Iran from developing their nuclear program. AC/DC, however, have apparently prevailed in causing a ruckus in Iran, as their classic track ‘Thunderstruck’ has been used as the calling card for a cyber attack against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
Revolutionary punk rock band the Sex Pistols will soon be celebrating the 35 anniversary of their landmark album ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.’ For the 35th anniversary, the band will be releasing a “super deluxe” box set including remastered songs, studio rarities and B-sides, a live DVD, stickers and much more.
We recently had the chance to speak with legendary Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. As one of the main acts on the 2012 Mayhem Festival, Anthrax chose to take a ‘guerilla’ style approach to their Mayhem set, pumping out song after song in an unrelenting series of bursts.
Slipknot‘s highly anticipated compilation album ‘Antennas to Hell’ is set to be released tomorrow (July 24). Having prevailed as one of modern metal’s most successful and iconic acts, Slipknot have a wealth of material to cram into an album that encompasses their career. However, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor wants to reassure his fans that this won’t just be a clone of the typical “best of” album.
Our hearts go out to Deftones bassist Chi Cheng and his family, as yet another bout of pneumonia is keeping the musician in the hospital. Back in June, Cheng, who has been in a three-plus-year coma, was supposed to be sent home after battling pneumonia but now remains hospitalized with another bout with the illness.
Although the sighting of a music video on MTV has drifted into the realm of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster or a Courtney Love news story that has to do with her music, that doesn’t mean the art form of songs put to film has been entirely lost. Thanks to the eccentric musicians from Foxy Shazam, the rock world has a video for ‘Holy Touch,’ which consists of bizarre characters, hard liquor and parachute-less sky diving.
Nearly 45 years after Deep Purple was assembled, some of rock and metal’s most celebrated acts such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Black Label Society have paid tribute to the legendary act in the upcoming compilation ‘Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head.’
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