Hulk Hogan really rocked it in the ring back in the day, but did you know that the former wrestling champ almost rocked out with Metallica? The Hulkster, who before his professional wrestling career played bass in a Floridian rock band called Ruckus, claims that drummer Lars Ulrich once offered him the opportunity to join Metallica.
Are you ready for some fantasy football? Jerry Cantrell is best known as the scorching guitarist of Alice in Chains, but some fans also know him for one of his favorite hobbies: fanstasy football. For three years now, Cantrell has run the AIC & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, which features fellow musicians, athletes and friends playing against each other to raise money for charity.
When it was announced that Nickelback would perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions NFL game on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit, a group of ‘Back haters started an online petition seeking a different act for entertainment. It’s just the latest in a steady stream of disses directed at the band — yet despite all the Nickelback bashing that goes on, the band members’ feelings don’t seem hurt in the slightest.
Slash is eyeing an April release for his next solo album, which he recently began recording at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood, Calif., with singer Myles Kennedy and the rest of the band that backed him on tour to promote his 2010 eponymous solo debut album
Vince Neil has agreed to a deal which will have the Motley Crue singer plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and pay a $1,000 fine related to an alleged domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend, former Las Vegas television entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs. In return, county prosecutors in Las Vegas will drop one more serious count of domestic battery Neil was facing.
The Smashing Pumpkins‘ legacy will be honored later this year when their first two albums — 1991′s ‘Gish’ and 1993′s ‘Siamese Dream’ — will be reissued in a variety of formats, including CD, deluxe two-CD/DVD, vinyl LP and digital configurations.
The revolution is being televised — and Facebooked, Tweeted and YouTubed. As expected, Tom Morello took to the streets around New York’s Wall Street today (Oct. 13) to perform an acoustic set under his Nightwatchman guise in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Fans and protestors alike were out in full force with digital cameras ready to document every guitar strum, vocal line and inspiring call to action by the Rage Against the Machine axe-man..
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