Last night (May 31), Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 8th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Cantrell, sporting shorter hair and a moustache (as seen in the photo above), was given the award for “his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process.”
The Offspring’s new disc ‘Days Go By’ won’t be out until later this month June 26, but fans have already had a taste of what it plans to deliver via the care-free and summer-ready first single of the same name.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna recently sat down with a radio station to talk about everything from the Mass Chaos tour with Staind and Halestorm to how the band decided on the four covers selected for their new disc ‘Live & Inspired.’
Godsmack’s new disc ‘Live & Inspired’ features performances from collection from the band’s 2010 concert at Detroit’s Fox Theater and a handful of cover songs, including the Joe Walsh classic ‘Rocky Mountain Way.’
With all the rumors swirling regarding the recent postponement of over 30 Van Halen tour dates, someone from the band is finally speaking out on the subject to comment on the true impetus behind the change in schedule.
While the Black Sabbath reunion has had a bit of a black cloud hovering over it, all of that was put to rest last night (May 19) when they returned to the stage at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England for their intimate homecoming show to a crowd of about 4,000 people.
The 2012 Carnival of Madness lineup has been announced and with female fronted bands Evanescence and Halestorm leading the charge, the annual tour is chock full of girl power. But there’s room for the gents, too, as Chevelle and New Medicine round out the bill, serving up a stellar lineup of today’s best acts in modern hard rock.
Following the news last week of several new shows added, things seem to have gone south for Van Halen since then. Without much explanation, the legendary rock band just announced that they’ll be postponing all remaining tour dates after their June 26 show in New Orleans, La. With over 30 dates being postponed, the dates impacted start on July 7 in Uncasville, Conn. and span through a Sept. 25 gig in Milwaukee.
While rock may be a male dominated world, when the women speak, they do so loudly. Two great examples of that are Amy Lee and her band Evanescence and Lzzy Hale with Halestorm. The two leading ladies have been crossing paths lately and have nothing but kind and supportive words for each other.
Slash and his band were part of Rockfest yesterday (May 12) at Liberty Memorial Park in Kansas City, Mo. Before his set, he sat down to discuss his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N’ Roses, playing at festivals and the first time he picked up a guitar.
Shinedown headlined Rockfest yesterday (May 12) at Liberty Memorial Park in Kansas City, Mo. The one day monster rock bash is one of the largest in the country. Before their set Shinedown took some time to discuss the band’s evolution, the passing of the legendary Levon Helm and what the rest of the year has in store for the band.
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