Anne Erickson holds bylines in several Gannett publications as well as Ultimate Classic Rock, Gibson Guitar, Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge and beyond. She's also a radio DJ and is currently working on-air on Townsquare Media rock station Banana 101.5-FM and is the programmer and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University. Interview highlights: Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle, Alice Cooper, Skillet, RED, As I Lay Dying, Cake.
Thousand Foot Krutch, ‘War of Change’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Thousand Foot Krutch are set to embark on a tour with Brian “Head” Welch’s band Love and Death, as well as the Letter Black and the Wedding. Before the trek kicks off, TFK are unleashing their new music video for ‘War of Change,’ off the band’s independently released, No. 1-selling Billboard Hard Rock album ‘The End is Where We Begin,’ and you can watch it exclusively here on Loudwire.
Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz + More Rock Kennedy Center Honors Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Foo Fighters, Kid Rock and Lenny Kravitz were among the musicians that rocked Led Zeppelin classics during the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to the legendary rock band, which took place a few weeks ago but aired last night (Dec. 26) on CBS.
Sevendust Reveal ‘Black Out the Sun’ Album Art
Sevendust are coming back with a shiny new studio album, ‘Black Out the Sun,’ due out on March 26. Now, the guys have unveiled the official cover art for the release. Check out the simple-yet-impactful work of art in the image to the left.
Sevendust Announce Release Date for New Album ‘Black Out the Sun’
Sevendust fans, rejoice! The hard rock act has announced they will release their ninth studio album, 'Black Out the Sun,' on their own 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group) on March 26, 2013. The album’s debut single, 'Decay,' will reach active rock airwaves and retail outlets Jan. 22, 2013.
Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello: Not All Band Members Ready to Make a New Album
With the 20th anniversary edition of legendary rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut on target to arrive Nov. 27, rumors have been swirling that the band might be planning a new album. Guitarist Tom Morello dashed any of those hopes in an interview with Billboard earlier this month, and now, he’s chiming in on why the band might not regroup for a new set.
Hinder Frontman: New Album is Reflective of ‘Really Dark Drug Binge’
Hard rockers Hinder are back with a new album, ‘Welcome to the Freakshow,’ out Dec. 4, and frontman Austin Winkler isn’t holding back when it comes to opening up about the inspiration behind the album’s heavy tracks. Winkler says most of the songs are a reflection of “a really, really dark drug binge,” which drove him to rehab after the band finished the album.
Guitarist DJ Ashba: Axl Rose Has ‘Tons of Stuff Done’ for New Guns N’ Roses Album
When, oh, when will fans get served the uber-anticipated follow-up to Guns N’ Roses’ 2008 album, ‘Chinese Democracy?’ According to guitarist DJ Ashba, new music from GN’R may not be too far away!
Iron Maiden Chosen as First Rock Band to Play Stockholm’s Friends Arena
The boys of Iron Maiden are breaking new ground for rock and metal, as the group will be the first rock band ever to play Stockholm’s Friends Arena. The 50,000-capacity venue is brand new, so Iron Maiden will christen the arena with their pummeling metal tracks on July 13, 2013.