Tommy Lee Accused of Stealing Roller Coaster Drum Idea
Tommy Lee is no stranger to the legal system, having several run-ins with the law over the years. Now, according to TMZ, an engineer claims he had the idea for the Motley Crue drummer’s circle-shaped roller-coaster drum solo back in 1991.
In This Moment Offer Full Stream of New Album ‘Blood’ via Xbox Live
A week before its Aug. 14 release date, a full stream of the new In This Moment album ‘Blood’ is now available. The stream is free until Aug. 14 for those with an XBox Live subscription. The single ‘Blood,’ for which Loudwire premiered the video, has been out for a few weeks, and now fans can hear the rest of the band’s fourth album.
Linkin Park Offer U.S. Olympians Free Concert Tickets
The Olympics are in full swing in London, with the U.S. team racking up medals in many different sports. Linkin Park are showing their appreciation for the U.S. Olympic team by inviting them to attend one of their upcoming concerts for free.
Judas Priest to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’
Judas Priest’s 1982 album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ will see a special 30th anniversary edition released on Sept. 4. The band’s eighth album has been their biggest commercial success and was their first record to go double-platinum. It included the hit singles ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” and “Electric Eye.’
Papa Roach Singer Jacoby Shaddix Reveals He’s Battling Vocal Ailment
In a recent interview conducted at a Papa Roach show in Allentown, Pa., the band’s frontman Jacoby Shaddix revealed he is having vocal issues. It’s a potentially serious situation, and the timing couldn’t be worse with a big tour coming up.
Drowning Pool Unveil New Singer
Several months after parting ways with singer Ryan McCombs, Drowning Pool have unveiled his replacement. Jasen Moreno from another Dallas band, the Suicide Hook, is the group’s new vocalist. Moreno made his live debut July 8 at a gig in Ardmore, Okla., and there is video footage available from their July 10 show in Indiana.
David Lee Roth Addresses Rumors of Van Halen Super Bowl Halftime Show
There have been rumblings that Van Halen might be playing the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show. In a USA Today interview last month, Eddie Van Halen said, “So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.” Could that ‘something special’ be the Super Bowl halftime show?
Corey Taylor Discusses Upcoming Slipknot and Stone Sour Albums
Slipknot are currently headlining the Mayhem Festival, their first U.S. shows since the tragic 2010 death of the band’s bassist Paul Gray. In advance of the Mayhem show Friday (July 6) in Arizona, frontman Corey Taylor spoke with the Phoenix New Times about a number of topics, including upcoming albums from Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Van Halen’s Postponed Summer 2012 Tour Dates Officially Canceled
After Van Halen postponed 30 plus shows that were to begin July 7, those shows now apparently won’t be rescheduled and have been officially canceled. According to Pollstar, many of the previously postponed shows, including those in Uncasville, Conn.; Baltimore; Rochester, N.Y.; Detroit; Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Sacramento, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; and Milwaukee are now listed as canceled on Ticke
Marilyn Manson to Guest Star on Showtime’s ‘Californication’
Showtime has announced that Marilyn Manson will guest star in season six of ‘Californication.’ The shock rocker will appear as himself, and in the episode will have what is described as an “unforgettable meeting” with David Duchovny’s character Hank Moody.
Former Queensryche Vocalist Geoff Tate Signs Solo Record Deal
Less than a week after being replaced by Todd La Torre, longtime Queensryche singer Geoff Tate has signed a worldwide record deal with InsideOut Music. Even before parting ways with Queensryche, Tate had a summer acoustic solo tour planned as he continued to work on a solo effort.
Queensryche Part Ways With Geoff Tate, Name Todd La Torre New Singer
After recent rumblings of tension and rumored incidents, veteran rockers Queensryche have parted ways with singer Geoff Tate. They’ve announced that Crimson Glory’s Todd La Torre is their new singer and have put their current tour dates on hold while they work on revised routing.