Today marks the anniversary of something that many thought might never come. On Aug. 19, 2011, the three men known as “The West Memphis 3″ were finally freed from jail after serving 17 years behind bars for the murder of three young boys.
There was a time when nu metal was the big thing, and Linkin Park definitely thrived. But there was a quick saturation point with the genre, and the band, who may not have been a true definition of a nu metal act, were smart enough to evolve their sound and survive.
The man who once belted at the top of his lungs, ‘My Name is Kid,’ might know a thing or two about creating a rock anthem. As such, Kid Rock has been drafted by the NFL and Pepsi to provide a little something special for his hometown Detroit Lions.
Theory of a Deadman are in the midst of wrapping up their summer touring, but there’s still plenty of roads left to be traveled. The rockers are enjoying a solid run in support of ‘The Truth Is …’ album and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon, booking a new batch of dates that will carry them into mid-November.
Congrats are in order for Five Finger Death Punch. The group’s latest single, ‘Coming Down,’ just hit No. 1 on the Active Rock chart. It’s also the band’s 10th single to land in the Top 10 of the Active Rock tally.
Green Day struck gold with ‘Oh, Love,’ the lead single off their ‘¡Uno!’ album, but how would they do with their follow-up? The band just let go of their song ‘Kill the DJ,’ which is a more upbeat track with a somewhat sinister feel.
Limp Bizkit have done plenty of touring in recent years, but it’s been noticeable that the group haven’t played very much in the United States. Singer Fred Durst tells Kerrang! that a good reason for that was the band realizing that American audiences had moved on.
Las Vegas, the Guns N’ Roses road show is coming to you for the better part of a month. Axl Rose and crew have announced a series of 12 shows that will run between Oct. 31-Nov. 24 that will take place at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
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