Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan Speaks Out On Charges Filed Against Doctor In Paul Gray’s Death
As previously reported, criminal charges were filed this week against a Des Moines, Iowa, doctor who is accused of contributing to the deaths of eight patients, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Now, Slipknot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, who was one of the people interviewed by police for the case, has spoken out on the matter.
Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Faces Serious Allegations From Hacker Group Anonymous
They’re frequently portrayed in the press as a sort of electronic hive mind for mischief-makers, but the Internet hacking group known as Anonymous actually operates behind a social agenda — one component of which is the online pursuit of child pornographers. It’s the type of mission you’d think most people would easily agree on, but in one of the oddest news stories of the year, Anonymous is accus
Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Songs ‘Magpies On Fire’ And ‘Victorian Machinery’ [Video]
The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ vault-clearing campaign, which started earlier this month with the release of the ‘Strange Man’/'Long Progression’ single, is continuing according to plan.
Pearl Jam Bassist Jeff Ament Joins New Band RNDM
Pearl Jam are taking their time with the follow-up to 2009′s ‘Backspacer’ album, but the band members have been helping to tide fans over with various side projects, the latest being bassist Jeff Ament’s new band, RNDM.
Kid Rock Helps Present Wounded Soldier’s Family With Free House
Kid Rock spent Saturday (August 18) helping to give an Army sergeant and his wife the surprise of a lifetime: A free new home in a northern Detroit suburb.
Axl Rose Suffers Partial Defeat In ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit
Axl Rose‘s ongoing quest to wrest a $20 million judgment from video game makers Activision was dealt a setback yesterday (August 14), when a judge indicated Rose’s allegations of fraud would be dismissed — but he allowed another claim in the suit to stand, leaving the legal battle open for another round.
Slash Wonders How He Can Get To ‘Sesame Street’
Katy Perry and the Goo Goo Dolls have done it, so why can’t Slash? That’s the question the top-hatted guitar legend is asking the producers of ‘Sesame Street.’
Jane’s Addiction Guitarist Dave Navarro Undergoes Flesh Hook Suspension [Video]
When they announced their current ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ tour, Jane’s Addiction searched out people who could do “outlandish” things on stage — a request that guitarist Dave Navarro seems to have taken to heart, judging from a new video that shows him being pierced, rigged, and suspended by hooks.
Iggy Pop vs. Jet – Song Parallels
With its distinctive galloping beat and instantly memorable chord progression, Iggy Pop‘s ‘Lust for Life’ has popped up repeatedly in commercials and movie soundtracks over the years
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 Comic-Con Trailer – What’s The Song?
Even if you’ve never seen the show, you should know from the title that happy pop songs are strictly off limits to any commercial for ‘The Walking Dead‘ — and the show’s Season 3 trailer, debuted at Comic-Con over the weekend, is no exception.
Green Day’s Greatest Hits Squeezed Into ‘One Minute Mashup’ [Video]
Legendary songwriter Harlan Howard once famously noted that all any musician really needs is three chords and the truth — and for proof, look no further than the work of YouTube user Chad Neidt, whose ‘One Minute Mashup’ series proves just how easy it is to connect many famous bands’ biggest hits.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal Release Dates For 18 New Songs
We told you a few weeks ago that the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be releasing a slew of new tracks over the next six months, but we weren’t sure how or when they’d be unleashing all that music. Now, thanks to a press release from the band, we can give you some of the details.
Pitchfork Launches New Music/Gaming Program Soundplay
Pitchfork is teaming up with Intel for the interactive Soundplay, a new program that focuses on “the intersections of music, gaming, and technology.”
Joey Ramone’s New Posthumous Album ‘…Ya Know?’ Streaming Now
He’s been deceased for over a decade, but Joey Ramone has a new album coming out in a couple of weeks — and thanks to the good people at NME, you can stream the whole thing right now.
Gibson Unleashes Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo Guitar
Up until now, if you wanted to play a guitar with Zakk Wylde‘s signature bullseye graphic on it, your only choices were to either buy an Epiphone or paint the logo on your own instrument. If neither of those choices appeal to you, good news: Zakk has teamed up with Gibson to create the axe known as the Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo.
Green Day Announce New Album Trilogy
Green Day‘s recording pace has certainly slowed over the years — it took them four years to complete ‘American Idiot’ and five to finish the follow-up, ’21st Century Breakdown,’ which was released three years ago — but they’re about to start making up for lost time with a whopping three albums of new music, scheduled to be released between September 2012 and January 2013.
At The Drive-In Kick Off Reunion Tour With First Show In 11 Years [Video]
It’s been a long time coming, but At the Drive-In are back together and ready to rock their way through a reunion tour that will see them delving into their back catalog for audiences across the globe. If last night (April 9) was any indication, they have a lot of screaming fans waiting for them.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says Lollapalooza ‘Changed The World’
Lollapalooza’s luster has faded a bit since its Buzz Bin-raiding early ’90s heyday as the premiere rock festival in all the land, but it’s still going strong. In fact, they traveled to Chile last weekend, drawing more than 50,000 fans to a lineup that included Bjork, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, and the headlining Foo Fighters.
Chris Cornell Wonders Where Rock Went
Soundgarden are playing to healthy crowds on their reunion tour — and their nabbed a plum spot on the ‘Avengers’ soundtrack with its first new song in more than 15 years — but frontman Chris Cornell knows rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t dominate the charts the way it used to, and it’s got him feeling sort of glum.
Bret Michaels Drafts KISS, Pantera, Van Halen + Aerosmith Members For New Album
Recording a duet with Miley Cyrus must have triggered some sort of collaboration fever for Bret Michaels. For his new album, ‘Get Your Rock On,’ he broke out his rolodex and lined up a veritable who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries, including members of KISS, Pantera, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more.