As the day to honor dads around the country descends upon us, Roadrunner Records caught up with some of their own V.I.P. dads to ask them about the challenges of balancing family life with their day job. There’s always a delicate balance between family life and career. Add to that the touring, traveling, and time away from home that comes with being in a band, and it can be a real juggling act but these rockers have found a way to make it all work.
Although the fine details remain at large, Opeth has announced that their frontman Mikael Akerfeldt has teamed up with guitarist Steve Hackett, formerly of the band Genesis for a very unlikely pairing.
Many metal fans will remember the tragic story of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. Back in 2009 the Virginia Tech student disappeared after hitchhiking home from a Metallica concert on the college campus. Three grueling months later, her remains were found in a field just 10 miles from the venue.
Godsmack continue their whirlwind of year with a co-headlining spot on the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Also featuring bands like Shinedown, Staind and Papa Roach, the 30 show jaunt will make it’s way across the U.S. in August in September.
Five Finger Death Punch recently announced their plans to release a new video that would aid in suicide prevention. That video, for their song ‘Coming Down,’ premiered today (June 12) and can be seen below.
As suspected by the video hints they’ve been dropping for the past few weeks, Slipknot have finally confirmed that they’ll be releasing their best-of collection ‘Antennas to Hell’ on July 24. The band also revealed the artwork (see left) and track listing for the new disc.
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the tour dates and locations of the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, today’s the day! Loudwire has the exclusive early look at the dates for the 30-show run in August and September, so check them out below to find out when the massive rock extravaganza will be hitting your ‘hood.
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has never been one to shy away from his opinions and in a new interview he discusses the current state of metal, the evolution of the genre, and the continued disrespect it receives from the mainstream media.
As Slayer prepare to spend the summer as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem festival, they are offering up the perfect Slayer summer swag for their fans – especially those that list wine and barbecue among their favorite things.
Glenn Danzig was set to deliver his ‘Legacy’ career-spanning set last night at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival covering his music from all eras from Danzig to Samhain to Misfits, but the show would not go down without a hitch.
Last night (June 9) Metallica headlined night two of the massive stage at the Download Festival at Castle Donington in Leicestershire, U.K. but according to Download Festival booker Andy Copping, the dream show almost never happened.
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