Dave Grohl Recording With Members of Ratt
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has exhibited further evidence of his heavy metal past, and it doesn’t have anything to do with members of thrash or doom bands like Motorhead, Venom or St. Vitus.
Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Big 4 May Be No More
If you’ve been hoping and praying that the Big 4 will soon be playing a full U.S. tour, you might want to lower your expectations and be happy with that DVD of the Sonisphere show from Sofia, Bulgaria. In a recent interview with UK’s Classic Rock magazine, Slayer guitarist Kerry King said he can’t imagine Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will stage any more Big 4 shows.
Former Guns N’ Roses Members Hope for Onstage Reunion at Hall of Fame Ceremony
It looks like several ex-members of Guns N’ Roses have an appetite for reconstruction after it was announced that the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Drummers Steven Adler and Matt Sorum both expressed hope that everyone will be wash away years of bad blood are reunite onstage April 14 at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.
Black Veil Brides Collaborate with Zakk Wylde on New EP ‘Rebels’
Black will meet Black on Dec. 13 when the Black Veil Brides release the new EP ‘Rebels,’ which includes a searing guitar solo by Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde on a cover of the Kiss song ‘Unholy.’
Marilyn Manson Loses Drummer Chris Vrenna
Marilyn Manson drummer and keyboardist, Chris Vrenna, has left the band to spend more time working on his band Tweaker, scoring music for films and video games, DJing and producing other artists.
Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Loses Airline Pilot Job
If Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was considering making a move towards retiring from touring, like his country mates in Judas Priest, he may want to re-evaluate. The airline he has been working for as a pilot, Astraeus Airlines, has just gone under.
Man Apparently Killed Himself After Suffering Tinnitus at Them Crooked Vultures Show
A music fan in England apparently committed suicide earlier this year because a show by the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (featuring Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones) left him with such severe tinnitus — a constant ringing in the ears — that he couldn’t sleep for three months, a UK coroner’s investigation reported.
Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Pens Poem for Occupy Movement
Time will tell whether Rage Against the Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha’s involvement with the Occupy Movement will find its way into any of his future song lyrics. But for now, the rapper and rocker has written a poem for those who have been motivated into action by corporate greed and the division between those who have and those who have not.
Slipknot’s Clown To Lecture at Drake University
Hiring a clown for a university functions is a little absurd — unless the clown is Slipknot percussionist M Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan. The musician, who didn’t graduate from college but has stated in interviews that he got his bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees in the University of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will present a lecture called ‘On Living Your Dreams, Slipknot & Life’ this evening (Nov. 15) f
Ex-Anthrax Vocalist Dan Nelson Sues Band
Short-lived Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson (ex-Devilsize) has filed a defamation of character laswuit for $2.65 million against his former bandmates.
Metallica to Play Entire ‘Black Album’ at 2012 Download Festival
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the England’s Download festival, Metallica will play their mega-selling 1991 self-titled disc (aka ‘The Black Album’) in its entirety.
Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct
As expected, Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil has pleaded guilty in Las Vegas Justice Court to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The charge stemmed from an incident last March in which Neil allegedly harassed his ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs and her friends after a show at the Las Vegas Hilton. Had Neil not pleaded guilty, he would have faced a more serious charge of battery constituting d