Fans have already waited 16 years to hear new music from Soundgarden, so what’s a few more months right? As the band’s fans patiently wait for the fall release of their new disc, Universal Music is offering up a sweet grungy treat. In celebration of the Soundgarden reunion, the label is releasing a Soundgarden classic album box set, fittingly dubbed ‘Soundgarden – Classic Album Selection,’ due out in May.
In keeping with the theme of their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to release an EP that will feature a collection of cover songs honoring previous Hall of Fame inductees. The song selections were based on artists who have influenced the Chili Peppers throughout their career and run the gamut of styles from the Ramones to the Beach Boys.
Last week Courtney Love took to Twitter to accuse Dave Grohl of a bevy of atrocious acts, including trying to seduce her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Frances Bean, currently estranged from her mother, felt compelled to release a statement of her own on the subject.
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil sure knows how to take a licking and keep on ticking. Last night while performing ‘Girls Girls Girls’ at the grand opening of his new strip club of the same name in Las Vegas, Neil took a header but didn’t miss a beat.
Pop-punker Billie Joe Armstrong took to the stage last night (April 14) with his Green Day bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool to deliver the induction speech for Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
With this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction day now upon us, we’ve heard from quite a few of the past and present Guns N’ Roses members including Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin on why they will or will not be in attendance. Now, former GN’R drummer Matt Sorum is weighing in with what he thinks could have helped sway Rose and Stradlin to attend the festivities.
On March 3, the music world grieved over the loss of one of the greats, guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the influential hard-rock band Montrose with Sammy Hagar in the early ’70s. At the time of his death, based on his medical history and the posting on his website, fans and critics speculated that his death had been caused by his previous bout with prostate cancer, but the true cause of death was never confirmed.
When Loudwire spoke to Godsmack’s Sully Erna late last month, he was not willing to divulge any of the cover songs the band were planning to include on their upcoming ‘Live & Inspired’ disc, but yesterday (April 7) the first song was announced.
Watch out Madge, Shinedown is coming for ya! With the release of their latest disc ‘Amaryllis,’ Shinedown debuted in the No. 4 slot on the Billboard 200 — marking their highest chart debut to date. Who knows? Maybe next week they can uproot the ‘Material Girl’ herself and replace Madonna in the top slot overall helping rock reign supreme!
As Godsmack gear up to spend the next few months out on the road with their local New England brothers in Staind on their co-headlining Mass Chaos tour (with Halestorm providing support), Godsmack frontman Sully Erna recently shared some details on the band’s upcoming live album.
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