Linkin Park Providing Holiday Light to Haiti Through New Charity Campaign
To help brighten the holidays of those in need, Linkin Park are asking fans and supporters of their non-profit organization Music for Relief to make donations to help provide a solar powered light bulb to families in Haiti. Around 1.3 billion people in the world have no access to electricity, and ca…
GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot Died of Coronary Condition
A cause of death has been determinged for GWAR’s late guitarist Cory Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus Maximus). According to North Dakota coroner William Masselo, Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis caused by a pre-existing coronary artery disease. He was discovered dead on GWAR&CloseC…
Hear Trent Reznor’s Version of ‘Immigrant Song’ From ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has scored the soundtrack to the English-language remake of the Swedish film ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ and his version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ with Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O h…
Update: Fooled by Tool
For nearly 20 years, Tool have developed a well-deserved reputation for being secretive, cryptic, even evasive. Judging from a November newsletter the band released yesterday morning, the progressive, psychedelic and emotive hard rockers remain as frustratingly elusive as ever.
Black Veil Brides Collaborate with Zakk Wylde on New EP ‘Rebels’
Black will meet Black on Dec. 13 when the Black Veil Brides release the new EP ‘Rebels,’ which includes a searing guitar solo by Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde on a cover of the Kiss song ‘Unholy.’
Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Initial Dates for 2012 North American Tour
Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have waited patiently for news about a new North American tour since before the summer release of their 10th album, ‘I’m With You.’ Finally, the first half-dozen dates have been announced.
Drowning Pool Part Ways With Singer, Look for New Frontman
Hard rockers Drowning Pool are once again seeking a new vocalist, having parted ways with singer Ryan McCombs.
Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Randy Rhoads + More on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists List
The late, great Jimi Hendrix was voted No. 1 by a panel of professional guitarists and other experts in a new Rolling Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Two other hard rocking trailblazers ranked in the Top 10 were Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 and Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page at No…
Kid Rock Debuts New Video for ‘Care,’ Books CNN ‘Heroes’ Gig
In 1997, Detroit bad boy Kid Rock was a devil without a cause, raising havoc and keeping the party raging. Now, Rock is singing a different tune and he’s. His new video for ‘Care,’ which debuted today, accompanies his chartbusting country rock single about socia…
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Aims to Save Astraeus Airlines
Not only does Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson refuse to go down as a disgruntled former employee of Astraeus Airlines, the Boeing 757 Captain is hatching a three-tier plan to salvage the financially strapped Icelandic business-owned company, which ordered all pilots and staff to cease operation…
Marilyn Manson Loses Drummer Chris Vrenna
Marilyn Manson drummer and keyboardist, Chris Vrenna, has left the band to spend more time working on his band Tweaker, scoring music for films and video games, DJing and producing other artists.
Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Loses Airline Pilot Job
If Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was considering making a move towards retiring from touring, like his country mates in Judas Priest, he may want to re-evaluate. The airline he has been working for as a pilot, Astraeus Airlines, has just gone under.