While Metallica may be one of the most successful rock bands of the modern era, drummer Lars Ulrich would rather hang out and get to know the newer bands coming up around them rather than shower them with unsolicited advice.
In what is being described as “vintage Metallica” in reviews, the metal giants returned to San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday night (Aug. 11) to close out night two of the musically and culturally diverse Outside Lands Festival at the picturesque Golden Gate Park.
With Opeth recently wrapping up their North American co-headlining tour with Mastodon and their last release ‘Heritage’ about to turn a year old in September, vocalist and guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt said that he has started writing for a new disc, although he admits that the writing process is only in the beginning stages.
Evanescence rose to mainstream success early in their career, but with their release of their latest self-titled disc, founding member Amy Lee considers her band more of an underground success. As the band kicks off the Carnival of Madness tour, Lee sat down with Fuse to talk about touring with Halestorm, her writing process and why she thinks Evanescence never fit in.
Fans heading out to see Sebastian Bach on tour this summer will find one thing missing – guitarist Nick Sterling. The young guitarist who was a creative contributor on Bach’s latest solo disc ‘Kicking & Screaming’ seems to have left the building. In a new interview, Bach explains how things went downhill fast with his guitar player and the events that led up to his exit.
The Australian synchronized swim team injected the London 2012 Olympics with some good old fashioned rock when they performed to a medley of AC/DC songs that included ‘Thunderstruck’ and ‘Back in Black.’
When it comes to Marilyn Manson, fans know to expect the unexpected, now the paparazzi can join that club too. During a recent trip to California’s Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 10 Manson decided to write a few choice words across his own face in an effort to outwit the paparazzi.
It’s hard to escape the drama that seems to follow Black Sabbath around, but according to keyboardist Adam Wakeman, who also plays for Ozzy Osbourne’s band, the Black Sabbath bandmates are just a normal group of guys at the end of the day. In a new interview with MTV Hive the musician talked about his relationship with the legendary band, working for Ozzy, and his own rock star roots.
On Aug. 14 Incubus will unleash ‘Incubus HQ Live,’ a very special live CD/DVD collection chronicling a handful of unique live performances that went down in an art gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. The six-show intimate run aimed to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band and share the experience with some of their most avid fans from around the globe.
Poison frontman Bret Michaels is a man who knows how to seize an opportunity. After winning ‘Celebrity Apprentice” he hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. He recently launched his ‘Pets Rock’ pet line exclusively at PetSmart so it’s not much of a stretch that the six-pack sporting Bret Michaels would want a piece of the fitness market too.
Drummer Tommy Lee has always been a huge proponent for animal rights, using his voice in the legendary rock band Motley Crue to promote fair and safe practices for animals. From his participation in the ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to recently promoting the adoption of shelter dogs, his vision regarding animal cruelty has always been a clear one. Lee’s latest foray into animal rights centers around SeaWorld in San Diego, Calif. and more specifically their ‘Shamu Rocks’ show.
When Motley Crue and Kiss pulled their two-headed rock ‘n’ roll monster simply known as ‘The Tour’ into Englewood, Colo. last night (Aug. 9), they had a lot more than music on their minds. In the wake of the tragic movie theater shootings, the two bands announced their plans to donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. The bands hope that the money not only aids victims, but inspires others to support the cause.
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