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  • Soundgarden Gets Busy >

    If all goes well, we could see a new Soundgarden album by the end of next year -- and that's not all. Even with the Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path box set of archival rarities coming out Monday, guitarist Kim Thayil says that he and producer Jack Endino Read More
  • Metallica Preview A "Monster" >

    Metallica have posted a clip from the new mini-documentary on the new Some Kind of Monster Blu-ray. The video – which is viewable below, is taken from This Monster Lives, a 25-minute film with interviews conducted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before the premiere of Metallica: Through the Never. The Read More
  • KISS and Motley Crue To Rock Download Festival >

    KISS will be heading to Donington, England next year to close out the 2015 Download Festival on Sunday, June 14th. This is the band’s second time playing Download, having previously headlined the rock and metal festival in 2008. The Download weekend takes place Friday, June 12- Sunday, June 14th, with Read More
  • Big Vinnie Is Blown Away By Mini Vinnie - Video >

    An eight-month-old viral video star is getting a new drum kit from Hellyeah/ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul. Paul was so impressed by the video showing a Kentucky baby named Wyatt drumming along to Pantera's "5 Minutes Alone" -- with help from his dad -- he sent the kid and his parents a $400 Read More
  • Billy Corgan Assembles An All-Star Lineup >

    Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has assembled an all-star lineup of the band to promote the release of Monuments to an Elegy. Joining Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder for these album release shows are Rage Against the Machinedrummer Brad Wilk and The Killers bassist Mark Stroermer. This lineup will perform Read More
  • Metallica Kick Off A Week Long Stint On Craig Ferguson - Video >

    Metallica went old school for the start of their week-long stint as musical guests on CBS's Late Late Show WithCraig Ferguson last night (Monday). They rocked "Hit The Lights," the leadoff track from their 1983 debut album, Kill 'Em All. They performed the song following an amusing Ferguson interview with Read More
  • Corey Taylor Announces His Third Book >

    Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced the publication date for his third book. You're Making Me Hate You: An Uncommon Guide to Common Sense will be published June 30th. The publisher says that Taylor "sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that Read More
  • Guns N Roses Biopic In The Works >

    A Guns n' Roses bio-pic about the band's early days is in the works. It's based on Reckless Road, the book written by Slash's childhood friend Marc Cantor. In a series of posts on the GNR fan site MyGNRForum.com, Cantor confirmed rumors that the film was in the works and Read More
  • Dave Grohl Defends His Stance On Spotify >

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl knows that younger artists are being financially challenged by streaming services like Spotify but thinks artists in his economic bracket should stop complaining about the issue. Grohl tells Britain's Digital Spy, "Me personally? I don’t care. That’s just me, because I’m playing two nights at Read More
  • Scott Ian Turns Into A "Walker"! >

    Scott Ian will give a whole new meaning to "death metal" in the coming weeks when he appears in a late-season episode of The Walking Dead. The Anthrax guitarist will be transformed into a "walker" for the show -- a process that's documented in an expletive-laced YouTube clip (see it below) Read More
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Soundgarden Gets Busy

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If all goes well, we could see a new Soundgarden album by the end of next year — and that’s not all. Even with the Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path box set of archival rarities coming out Monday, guitarist Kim Thayil says that he and producer Jack Endino have remixed the band’s debut album, Ultramega OK, and are looking for a label to release it. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Metallica Preview A “Monster”

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Metallica have posted a clip from the new mini-documentary on the new Some Kind of Monster Blu-ray. The video – which is viewable below, is taken from This Monster Lives, a 25-minute film with interviews conducted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before the premiere of Metallica: Through the Never. The Some Kind of MonsterBlu-Ray is due out Monday. Metallica’s residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson continued last night with a performance of “Enter Sandman,” which is now also viewable on the bottom of the homepage at thelaseronline.com. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

KISS and Motley Crue To Rock Download Festival

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KISS will be heading to Donington, England next year to close out the 2015 Download Festival on Sunday, June 14th. This is the band’s second time playing Download, having previously headlined the rock and metal festival in 2008. The Download weekend takes place Friday, June 12- Sunday, June 14th, with Muse and Slipknot headlining the other dates. Motley Crue is also set to play Download on Sunday, their final UK Festival appearance ever. Said bassist Nikki Sixxx, “It’s always an over the top day and night at Download Festival and we’re really excited to be coming over to the UK and playing the show.” Slash, Myles Kennedy, and The Conspirators are also confirmed for Sunday’s show. Said Slash, “Download is a very special event for me. It’s been a major destination since I started and I’m always excited to be a part of it.” Other acts performing across the weekend include Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch and A Day To Remember. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Big Vinnie Is Blown Away By Mini Vinnie – Video

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An eight-month-old viral video star is getting a new drum kit from Hellyeah/ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul. Paul was so impressed by the video showing a Kentucky baby named Wyatt drumming along to Pantera’s “5 Minutes Alone” — with help from his dad — he sent the kid and his parents a $400 starter drum set. Paul tells TMZ, “I gotta say, I was completely blown away with Wyatt’s video of him drumming and head banging.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Foo Fighters Announce North American Tour

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Foo Fighters have announced their North American Sonic Highways tour. It’ll start with the previously announced 20th anniversary show at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C on July 4th and will hit 22 cities before it wraps up on October 7th in Memphis. Royal Blood will open the shows from July 6th through August 25th. The Foos have an old-fashioned plan to beat Internet scalpers — fans can lineup at the venues for pre-sales this Saturday. (Which, in such places as New York, Minnesota, Detroit and the four Canadian cities, will be a very cold way to spend a Saturday.) Head to FooFighters.com for lineup locations and ticket limits. Internet pre-sales start December 1st, with general on-sales starting on December 4th. 8/19/15 Verizon wireless Amphitheater, (Beat the bots this Saturday) 8/29/15 Wrigley Field in Chicago Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Billy Corgan Assembles An All-Star Lineup

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has assembled an all-star lineup of the band to promote the release of Monuments to an Elegy. Joining Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder for these album release shows are Rage Against the Machinedrummer Brad Wilk and The Killers bassist Mark Stroermer. This lineup will perform November 30th in Berlin; December 5th in London; December 6th in Paris and December 8th in New York, with dates in Chicago and San Francisco and a couple other markets to be announced. They’ll also perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live December 10th. Monuments to an Elegy will be released on December 9th. Corgan says, “We’re absolutely thrilled and humbled to have Brad and Mark helping us out with these shows, and if our rehearsals are any indication they should be one-of-a-kind.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Metallica Kick Off A Week Long Stint On Craig Ferguson – Video

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Metallica went old school for the start of their week-long stint as musical guests on CBS’s Late Late Show WithCraig Ferguson last night (Monday). They rocked “Hit The Lights,” the leadoff track from their 1983 debut album, Kill ‘Em All. They performed the song following an amusing Ferguson interview with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich that reportedly will be the only time they sit down with him during the week. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Corey Taylor Announces His Third Book

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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced the publication date for his third book. You’re Making Me Hate You: An Uncommon Guide to Common Sense will be published June 30th. The publisher says that Taylor “sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that [tick] him off. Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers and — most of all — the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline — sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Guns N Roses Biopic In The Works

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A Guns n’ Roses bio-pic about the band’s early days is in the works. It’s based on Reckless Road, the book written by Slash’s childhood friend Marc Cantor. In a series of posts on the GNR fan site MyGNRForum.com, Cantor confirmed rumors that the film was in the works and said it will feature “a few A-list people in the cast.” Cantor says he’s not making the movie himself but that “I do have a big say-so on the script, which is still being put together now, but so far looking cool.” He adds, “I am going to see that everyone in the cast is doing their job and doing justice to the band. Since I was there, I know what the dialog was between the band for many of the events that took place.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Dave Grohl Defends His Stance On Spotify

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl knows that younger artists are being financially challenged by streaming services like Spotify but thinks artists in his economic bracket should stop complaining about the issue. Grohl tells Britain’s Digital Spy, “Me personally? I don’t care. That’s just me, because I’m playing two nights at Wembley [Stadium] next summer. I want people to hear our music, I don’t care if you pay $1 or $20 for it, just listen to the song. But I can understand how other people would object to that.” He has advice for artists no tin his league. “You want people to listen to your music? Give them your music. And then go play a show. They like hearing your music? They’ll go see a show. To me it’s that simple, and I think it used to work that way. When we were young and in really noisy, crappy punk rock bands there was no career opportunity and we loved doing it and people loved watching it and the delivery was completely face to face and personal. That’s what got people really excited.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

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