10th Annual Layne Staley Tribute Set For August
The 10th annual tribute to the late, great Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley, who passed away in April 2002 at the tender age of 34 after years of addiction struggles, is set for this August in the Seattle/Tacoma area. It’s a massive celebration, as five days of events and performances have been planned to remember the singer whose definitive voice marked the grunge era of rock ‘n’ roll. Read
Soundgarden Look to ‘Add the Parts That Suck Back In’
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil made a statement years ago that is blasphemous to headbangers. He once said that the band wanted to sound like “Black Sabbath without the parts that suck.” Wait, what? There are parts of Sabbath that suck? Who knew. See what we meant about blasphemy?
Roller Derby Girls To Replicate ‘Running of the Bulls’ in New Orleans
Conventional wisdom dictates that if you mess with the bull, you’re gonna get the horns. Well, The Big Easy Rollergirls are sharpening their horns –er, their skate blades- in order to replicate the world famous Encierro aka Running of the Bulls, which normally unfolds in Pamplona, Spain.
Octomom Nadya Suleman Will Be A Stripper — Everyone Act Surprised
“Octomom” Nadya Suleman is going to strip. As if rolling around in SpaghettiOs for a porno wasn’t bad enough, Octomom continues to work hard for the money. Nadya Suleman has reportedly booked a gig to strip at T’s Lounge, located in West Palm Beach, Fla. It’s a multi-night stand where the mother of 14 will do two shows a night from July 11 through July 15. Two per night, huh? She’s quite the multi
Full Evanescence Rock in Rio Lisbon Performance Posted Online [Video]
When’s the last time you saw Evanescence perform live? Well, it can be right now if you watch this footage of the band’s entire Rock in Rio performance last night (May 25) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Slayer Finishing Vocals On Two-Song EP
Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed two pieces of important information about his main band while promoting his Philm side project. In a recent interview, the skinsman confirmed that Slayer are wrapping up a two-song EP due later this year. He revealed that vocalist/bassist Tom Araya is laying down his vocal tracks alongside guitarist Kerry King. He also shared that Slayer will never stray from
Phil Anselmo Says Down EP Is Finished, Solo Album On The Way
Phil Anselmo is a busy man. While we spoke to the singer about the 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera‘s ‘Vulgar Display of Power,’ we also asked about Down‘s upcoming planned series of EPs. Turns out that there are lots of ideas floating around, with one EP recorded and ready to go.
Black Sabbath Issue Statement About Removal Of Bill Ward From Photos
After images of drummer Bill Ward were removed from vintage and classic Black Sabbath photos posted in a background layout and a gallery on the band’s updated website caused a media frenzy, the band has issued a short statement via their publicist about the creative cropping and skilled photo editing. Turns out they were acting on a request from Ward via his lawyer.
Phil Anselmo Defends His Beloved New Orleans Saints in Wake of Suspensions
In addition to being one of the most formidable and talented vocalists in metal, Phil Anselmo is a diehard football fan, namely of the New Orleans Saints, winners of Super Bowl XLIV. However, in recent weeks, the team’s head coach and select players were levied major suspensions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being caught putting bounties on players.
‘That Metal Show’ Recap: The Cult + Doro Talk Metallica, Being Married To Metal
On last night’s episode (May 12) of ‘That Metal Show,’ the Cult‘s Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy appeared along with Teutonic metal warrior Doro. Both spoke about their history and their future, reminding us that long-running metal acts continue to have gas in the tank. They also separately addressed one of the biggest bands on earth and being married to metal.
Sebastian Bach Rocks Out To ‘Jeffersons’ Theme Song + More Onstage [Video]
Sebastian Bach is moving on up to a deeeluxe apartment in the sky! Well, not really, but he pretended like he was for a few minutes onstage when he tore through the theme song of ’70s sitcom ‘The Jeffersons.’ He also rocked another ’70s sitcom theme song, so for a few minutes, Bach teleported to another era via music and theme songs!
Phil Anselmo Talks Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power,’ His Love for Dimebag + More
Phil Anselmo is one of the most honest and candid individuals you’ll ever come across in the metal community. The singer of Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual is a straight shooter with a slow Southern drawl that’s markedly different than the imposing figure he cuts onstage in his many bands.
Octomom Nadya Suleman’s Porn Movie Involves SpaghettiO’s
There’s something strangely admirable about the fact that Octomom Nadya Suleman has resorted to doing porn to feed her brood of 14. It’s also ironic that Suleman conceived her kids via in vitro fertilization, as opposed to the old-fashioned way, and now she is banging out to support them. That said, the new “starlet” arrived on set last week and was apparently a consummate professional.
‘That Metal Show’ Recap: Mike McCready + Michael Schenker Guest
It was a Mike-heavy episode of ‘That Metal Show’ last night (May 5), with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and German guitar god Michael Schenker of UFO fame making their debuts on the metal gab fest.
Watch Halestorm In Concert In Germany [Video]
You can teleport to Cologne, Germany and enjoy a full Halestorm concert without ever leaving the house. Now that’s the wonder of technology, right? A full, 40-minute concert by the female-fronted rock band has been posted online for fans to enjoy. The show took place on Feb. 5 and was filmed legally as part of the Rockpalast series.
Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Coming Down’ – Song Review [Audio]
Hot on the heels of the just announced Trespass America tour, Five Finger Death Punch have unleashed their new single, ‘Coming Down.’ It’s a moody mid-tempo number with plenty of moshability, but there’s also some provocative lyrics situated among the battering ram riffery and singer Ivan Moody’s vitriolic bark. The best of both worlds, if you will.
Buckcherry Share Minute-Long Snippet Of ‘Wherever I Go’ [Audio]
Buckcherry have shared a minute-long audio clip of the song ‘Wherever I Go.’ The tune has prime placement on ‘Avengers Assemble,’ the soundtrack to ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ which is easily one of the most hyped and talked about action films of the summer.
Van Halen Add 18 Dates To Tour
Things are going swimmingly well for Van Halen. So well in fact that the band has added 18 new dates to its upcoming North American tour in support of the 2012-released ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’
Watch A Clip Of Vince Neil On Season Finale Of ‘Ghost Adventures’ [Video]
A clip of Vince Neil guest starring on the season finale of the Travel Channel show ‘Ghost Adventures’ has surfaced. The Motley Crue singer’s appearance on the paranormal activity show will air this Friday, April 27. Neil and the ghost-seeking crew are holed up in The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, which is believed to be haunted. Yikes!
Down And Sleep To Headline Scion Rock Fest
The 2012 Scion Rock Fest is set to hit Tampa, Fla., and its free to the public. This year’s spectacle takes place on June 2, just in time for the summer swelter. Down and Sleep are set to headline the event, where 26 metal bands will perform at four different venues throughout the course of the day. The city of Tampa will never, ever be the same.