We recently had the chance to speak with legendary Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. As one of the main acts on the 2012 Mayhem Festival, Anthrax chose to take a ‘guerilla’ style approach to their Mayhem set, pumping out song after song in an unrelenting series of bursts.
Iran’s nuclear program has been a constant source of news for the American media, as various governments and international organizations have attempted to ban Iran from developing their nuclear program. AC/DC, however, have apparently prevailed in causing a ruckus in Iran, as their classic track ‘Thunderstruck’ has been used as the calling card for a cyber attack against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
July 21, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic Guns N’ Roses debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction.’ Containing monster tracks ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine,’ the landmark disc is one of the most critically praised and influential works in rock history.
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested for ‘DUI-other’ on the morning of Thursday, July 19, for reportedly driving under the influence of a narcotic. He was taken in by D’Iberville, Mississippi police after his involvement in a car accident where he allegedly failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into a pickup truck.
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis recently sat down for an interview to speak about his current electronic solo project, J Devil, as well as his experiments with Killbot that will be revealed in an upcoming EP. Along with that news, however, Davis spoke about writing for Korn’s next album and the direction they will take.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed that he will be releasing a solo EP titled ‘Helen Burns.’ Flea promises that the EP will sound like nothing you’ve ever heard him play before, and will feature guest vocals by iconic singer-songwriter Patti Smith.
After the passing of legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord yesterday (July 16), there has been an incredible outpouring from both fans and some of rock most iconic musicians. Most recently, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich took some time to write an earnest, in-depth tribute about the influence he took from both Deep Purple and Jon Lord.
The wait is over, people! After nearly two entire months since Slash released his latest solo record, the legendary guitarist is already beginning to work on an even newer album! Though it may seem somewhat premature, Slash attributes his constant writing to the direct product of his enthusiasm and the energy he’s acquired from working with his backing band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
When it comes to punk music, Green Day are certainly one of the most progressive bands within the genre. Having drifted into more of a ‘rock opera’-type of style, Green Day have released the new single ‘Oh, Love’ from their upcoming album, ‘¡Uno!,’ the first of three discs the band will be releasing within a four-month period.
Motley Crue fans are surely counting down the day until the band’s new single ‘Sex’ sees its release on July 17. However, if you need a bit of a Crue fix to tide you over, the band have posted a 30-second snippet of ‘Sex’ on their website for fans to sink their teeth into.
Rob Zombie is set to release his ‘Mondo Sex Head’ remix album on Aug. 7, which will feature “shocking” remixes of Zombie classics by several electronic musicians. First up is Korn frontman Jonathan ‘J-Devil’ Davis‘ remix of the White Zombie classic ‘Thunder Kiss ’65,’ which you can hear below.
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