Chicago rock trio Chevelle have just announced a string of tour dates in support of their upcoming album, ‘Hats Off to the Bull,’ which is set for a Dec. 6 release. The band will be playing a short cluster of shows in between various media appearances across the U.S. beginning tomorrow in their home state.
Motley Crue and Sixx: AM bassist Nikki Sixx has been putting pen to paper once again to create two new books. Having already published the scathing memoir ’The Heroin Diaries,’ and ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ (a collection of photography and insight), Sixx’s next book may see a release date as soon as May 2012.
Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has just confirmed that he has an arsenal of songs ready for his next solo album. Slash announced to his fans via Twitter and Facebook that he will have 18 full songs total in the can soon, with a handful of those being bonus tracks.
It’s official! Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath have just announced that the original lineup — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — have reunited. The band plans to release a new album in 2012 produced by Rick Rubin, with a major world tour to follow.
Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath have placed a cryptic mystery message on their official website. Posted on the official Black Sabbath website, the simple message showcases the classic purple Black Sabbath logo with “11-11-11″ beneath it. The message has created a unique buzz throughout the metal community – anxiously awaiting for next week’s Sabbath announcement.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich may have finally found his soulmate for hatred of Internet downloading – within the Big 4 of thrash, no less. Anthrax axeman Scott Ian recently spoke with New Times about the decline of record sales, Anthrax fans “stealing” the band’s 10th studio album, ‘Worship Music’ and how illegal downloaders should be banned from the Internet.
Linkin Park have taken an active philanthropic role since the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster struck earlier this year. The band quickly began to raise money for ‘Save the Children‘ — an international charily focused on children’s rights, providing relief and supporting children in developing countries.
Metallica fans started a riot today (Oct. 28) in Gurgaon, India, as crowd control issues prevented the band from playing their first ever show in India. Approximately 20,000 eager fans were waiting in the audience as a surge of metalheads jolted forward creating a domino effect, which caused crowd-control barricades to collapse, injuring several people.
Rage Against the Machine guitar virtuoso Tom Morello brings his message of peace wherever he travels, even when he happens to find himself between two dudes arguing outside his concert. After Morello’s Oct. 25 show at the iconic Troubador in Los Angeles, the self-proclaimed “peacemaker” quickly sprung into action after a heated verbal argument started between a bouncer and a concertgoer.
Throughout the ’90s, Korn were one of the most celebrated bands on the planet. The nu-metal pioneers pumped out hit after hit to their rabid fan base. A true testament to Korn’s auditory power was when ‘Freak on a Leash’ came in at No. 1 on MTV’s ‘Total Request Live,’ beating out N’Sync and the Backstreet Boys after the two boy bands had been the only artists to top the ‘TRL’ countdown for six months.
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