Zakk Wylde can add author to his long list of accomplishments. The guitarist’s heavy metal handbook ‘Bringing Metal to the Children’ will land at book retailers on April 10 via William Morrow, which is a HarperCollins imprint. Wylde penned the book with the help of Eric Hendrikx. Despite the title, it’s not a book four youngins by any means.
Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ turned 20 years old today. We paid tribute to this essential, landmark release and then we got some great news! It was revealed that the much-discussed, two-disc, deluxe edition of the album will be released May 15.
Head over to Staind‘s official Facebook page, click the “Like” button if you haven’t already done so, and you can unlock a preview of the band’s video for ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ which is set to premiere soon.
Disturbed may be on a self-imposed hiatus for the time being, but that’s not keeping them out of record stores or out of our consciousness. The band will release a killer vinyl box set on April 21, which is Record Store Day.
Metallica announced their own Orion Music + More Festival earlier this month, which offers an incredibly eclectic and not exactly metallic lineup. Drummer Lars Ulrich addressed the diversity of the bill immediately, since the band pretty much knew fans might be scratching their heads about a lineup featuring Metallica thrashing about alongside indie acts like Modest Mouse and Best Coast. Ulrich said, “If you took our four iPods and scanned through them, you’d find the biggest variety and diversity of music. So we’re trying to bring that spirit to the festival.” Festival promoter Charlie Walker of C3 also weighed in about the unexpected acts Metallica chose to feature.
Want to watch Guns N’ Roses perform from the comfort of your own home and for only $5? Well, guess what? You can, as the band is offering a pay-per-view livestream of their concert at the famed House of Blues in Chicago this Sunday, Feb. 19.
Hellyeah, who just announced their third album ‘Band of Brothers’ will drop on June 5, have another big announcement. That’s two in one week. Clearly, the Hellyeah gears are grinding and the band is raring to get back into the swing of things.
Lindsay Lohan does all the things that should make a girl sexy, but we’re just not sure it’s working. She’s posing in front of the camera again -hold the groans- and her attempts at being a sex kitten are just kind of ZZZzzzzz. Again.
The fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards are set to invade Los Angeles on April 11, with Marilyn Manson on deck to perform his first show in almost three years at the event. Other performers include Slash, Evanescence, Sixx: A.M. and Black Veil Brides. Further additions to the line up will be announced in the coming weeks.
Slayer have been a bunch of busy fellows lately. Drummer Dave Lombardo took to Facebook to issue a progress report and update fans on Slayer’s twelfth studio album, which will be their first since 2009′s ‘World Painted Blood.’ Grab a change of drawers, because it’s going to be good.
Trent Reznor, the mastermind behind the How to Destroy Angels project, which also features his wife Mariqueen Maandig, issued a short and simple tweet about the status of the band’s upcoming effort. It’s good news, since it means because more progress is being made and we’re closer to hearing the finished product.
Dave Grohl has fashioned a documentary about the famed Sound City Studios – Nirvana‘s ‘Nevermind’ and Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rumors’ are part of the studio’s repertoire, to name few. A super short and not-very-informative but utterly evocative trailer has been released. It’s more of a teaser than anything.
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