The post-victory celebration of Metallica‘s 30th anniversary bash continues with a 33-minute video recapping the second of four fan-club-only shows the band performed Dec. 7 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Trent Reznor is known to many as the generally brooding frontman of Nine Inch Nails, but the rocker seems pretty content these days. “I’m not at war with myself as I once was,” he says in an interview with UK newspaper The Guardian. “Life isn’t miserable. I don’t miss that.”
Less than a week after stumping fans and journalists with a cryptic Web site statement that was erroneously deciphered to mean Tool were back in the studio working on a new album, news has surfaced that the psychedelic, prog-metal masters will play their first U.S. shows in almost 18 months.
It looks like several ex-members of Guns N’ Roses have an appetite for reconstruction after it was announced that the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Drummers Steven Adler and Matt Sorum both expressed hope that everyone will be wash away years of bad blood are reunite onstage April 14 at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has scored the soundtrack to the English-language remake of the Swedish film ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ and his version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ with Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has surfaced.
Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have waited patiently for news about a new North American tour since before the summer release of their 10th album, ‘I’m With You.’ Finally, the first half-dozen dates have been announced.
The late, great Jimi Hendrix was voted No. 1 by a panel of professional guitarists and other experts in a new Rolling Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Two other hard rocking trailblazers ranked in the Top 10 were Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 and Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page at No. 3.
Ex-Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman Henry Rollins has recruited Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and members of Rob Zombie‘s band, including guitarist John 5, for a benefit concert Nov. 30 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif.
Time will tell whether Rage Against the Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha’s involvement with the Occupy Movement will find its way into any of his future song lyrics. But for now, the rapper and rocker has written a poem for those who have been motivated into action by corporate greed and the division between those who have and those who have not.
Hiring a clown for a university functions is a little absurd — unless the clown is Slipknot percussionist M Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan. The musician, who didn’t graduate from college but has stated in interviews that he got his bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees in the University of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will present a lecture called ‘On Living Your Dreams, Slipknot & Life’ this evening (Nov. 15) from 6-7 p.m. local time at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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