Outspoken Smashing Pumpkins outspoken frontman Billy Corgan went on a rant about how music culture and ethos have been negatively affected by shows like ‘American Idol‘ and ‘X Factor‘ at a SXSW panel on March 13. Despite his distaste for such programs, the frontman said that he would certainly take a gig as a judge on one of those very shows if offered.
Studies show that most women make noise (and lots of it) when engaging in sexual intercourse. It’s not because they’re nearing orgasm. Those loud moans are more of an effort to make you feel good about yourself and the size of your package and because she wants you to hurry the hell up.
Slash tweeted some huge news about his plans for Thursday night, March 15. The guitarist revealed that he will be reuniting with his onetime Guns N’ Roses bandmate Steven Adler to “lay down some guitars” for a song on the drummer’s new album.
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan doesn’t know what’s going to happen next month at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. While tongues are wagging over whether or not GN’R will take up their instruments to celebrate this major accolade, the musician maintains that he can only speak for himself, saying that he’ll be there with bells on and that he’s not “that guy” who rallies the troops anymore.
Happy birthday to Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul, who turns 48 today. Even as he approaches the age of 50, the drummer still smashes away at the skins, using his arms and legs in ways that most men his age couldn’t even consider at this point. But he’s still got plenty of gas left in the tank.
The Revolver Golden Gods Awards take place April 11 in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater in conjunction with ‘Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal,’ which is a metal exhibit at the adjacent Grammy Museum. The display serves to educate visitors about the genre we all know and love by collecting various items relating to the metal acts. Hellyeah and Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul chatted with Revolver TV about the upcoming metallic festivities, as well as Hellyeah’s new album ‘Band of Brothers,’ due this June.
Five Finger Death Punch don’t waste any time. The band, enjoying a surge of success on the back of its third album ‘American Capitalist,’ embarks on tour after tour, leaving little time to record, right? Wrong! FFDP aren’t falling victim to idle time while on the road, instead bringing mobile recording equipment on tour so they can work while traveling from city to city. It effectively ensures that good musical ideas don’t get away from them. Ultimately, the rockers represent a model of efficiency.
Talk about an all-star line up. Current and former members of Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Kiss, Alice in Chains, The Cult and more are coming together for Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars, which is being dubbed a live show unlike anything else you’ve seen. That’s an understatement. The Allstars will tour South and Central America in both April and May of this year.
Forget pumped up kicks. You need some metal ones. For a limited time only, you can grab a pair. Street apparel giant Vans is reissuing several band-branded sneakers, including the Slayer and Iron Maiden editions.
Metallica‘s ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP will see release in another format: silver vinyl. At first, the EP was digital only and then issued on CD. Now, to celebrate Record Store Day, the metal monoliths will release the EP on wax of the silver sort. Record Store Day is April 21, so look for it at your favorite mom and pop record retailer then, or via their website.
It might seem unfathomable that a high-profile hard rock vocalist moonlights as a burgeoning country singer, but then again, few aggressive music singers possess the breadth and scope of talent of Staind‘s Aaron Lewis. He just released his brand new solo song ‘Anywhere But Here,’ which features twangy guitars and his inimitable, soul stirring and richly emotional vocals.
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