The Real McKenzies have posted an extended clip from their upcoming CD / DVD, Drinking with Friends. Footage for the release was shot at three acoustic shows in Berlin last August. Those shows featured Karl Alvarez of ALL and the Descendents on bass. A spring 2010 release is expected on Fat Wreck Chords.
Continue reading The Real McKenzies post another clip from upcoming DVD
Matt Pinfield of New York’s radio station 101.9 RXP conducted an interview with former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach on December 3, 2009.
Continue reading SEBASTIAN BACH Interviewed On New York’s 101.9 RXP
HIM frontman Ville Valo tells Billboard.com that the band will start touring in mid-February, with showcase dates in Europe and followed by a run on the Soundwave tour in Australia with JANE’S ADDICTION and FAITH NO MORE.
Continue reading HIM To Kick Off U.S. Tour In March
Norman, OK’s Over Stars and Gutters recently hit the road in support of their 2009 full-length, Consider This Your Curse, which is slated for a re-issue through Black Numbers on January 12, 2010. The band also recently released a split cassette with Virgins.
Continue reading Tours: Over Stars and Gutters
Valerie Bastien, a contributing editor to The Voice Connection and RockSource360, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL.
Continue reading LACUNA COIL: New Audio Interview With ANDREA FERRO Available
Vocalist Antti Railio has left Finnish symphonic power metallers CELESTY.
Continue reading CELESTY Vocalist Quits
Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced a slew of new releases for 2010. First is a live LP recorded on a 4-track at a hotel after party during The Fest 7 in Gainesville, FL. Said LP saw a limited release with a special pressing at The Fest 8, and will receive a wider release in January through Asbestos Records.
Second, the band will release a split 7″ with Chicago’s The Gunshy via Silver Sprocket; this record should be available on the band’s upcoming tour of the west coast with Kepi Ghoulie and Partners in 818.
Last but not least, Andrew Jackson Jihad will do a split with O Pioneers!!! that will see a vinyl (and perhaps CD) release via No Idea Records, and a limited cassette release through Underground Communique.
The band recently released a new full-length entitled Can’t Maintain through Asian Man Records.
Continue reading Andrew Jackson Jihad lays out 2010 release schedule, west coast tour
DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (DSG), the band led by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, has parted ways with vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, RAVAGE, GEEZER BUTLER) and has replaced him with Warren Halvarson.
Continue reading DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement
More video footage of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and METHODS OF MAYHEM mastermind Tommy Lee in the studio during the recording sessions for METHODS OF MAYHEM’s new album can be viewed below.
Continue reading METHODS OF MAYHEM In The Studio; More Video Footage Available
Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Tom Araya (SLAYER), Kerry King (SLAYER) and Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) were interviewed for the February 2010 issue of Decibel magazine (order online), which features a cover story on the upcoming “American Carnage” tour.
Continue reading MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE: ‘My Career Right Now Is Just Exploding’
The previously announced tour featuring ALL, Off With Their Heads and Shot Baker has been temporarily postponed, due to an undisclosed injury to ALL drummer Bill Stevenson. Refunds will be given at point of purchase, and the band insists that the shows will be rescheduled at a later date.
After years of hiatus, ALL reunited at 2008’s Riot Fest in Chicago, setting the stage for additional shows in Japan and in Denver later that year. In July of this year the band headed to their homeland, Southern California for a series of shows, where they were joined by Descendents band mate Tony Lombardo at two shows.
Continue reading ALL postpones East Coast tour
DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has released the following comment regarding the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan: “Absolutely shocking…
Continue reading DREAM THEATER Drummer Comments On THE REV’s Passing
Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Per Wiberg of OPETH, and Damon Fox and Steve Frothingham of BIGELF represent hard rock and heavy metal in the new feature-length music documentary “Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie”, available now on DVD from Bazillion Points.
Continue reading BLACK SABBATH, OPETH, BIGELF Members Appear in ‘Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie’