Oh happy day! We are thrilled to report the news that Iron Maiden fans have been eagerly waiting for since their 2010 invasion of North America. Iron Maiden have just announced that the band will extensively tour North America in 2012 for two months from June through August with special guest Alice Cooper until July 21 and special guests Coheed and Cambria from July 21 until the end of the tour.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine recently had a very extensive interview with MusicRadar. Among the many subjects discussed, Mustaine talked politics — supporting Senator Rick Santorum, the Republican Party and breaking down what he thinks of each major Republican presidential candidate.
So far at tonight’s 2012 Grammy Awards, Foo Fighters have taken home four awards, bringing their all-time Grammy wins from six to 10. During the pre-telecast ceremony, the band won for Best Long Form Music Video, Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album.
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing former Black Sabbath / Dio / Heaven and Hell drummer and current Kill Devil Hill stickman Vinny Appice. One of the topics we discussed with Appice was the current drama surrounding original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward‘s threat to drop out of the band’s reunion and the rest of Sabbath’s decision to continue without him.
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has recently been going through divorce proceedings with his wife Jessica Nicole Scantlin, but the soon-to-be ex-wife has taken the divorce to the next level. Despite having signed a prenuptial agreement, Jessica Scantlin is attempting to get the prenup thrown out.
Awesome news for Killing Joke fans. The original lineup of the band is set to release its next album ’2012′ on April 2. Formed in 1978, Killing Joke have inspired and influenced an incredible amount of bands such as Soundgarden, Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
Metallica just officially announced that they will be headlining the 2012 Orion Music + More Festival. The two-day fest of rocking musical evenings will be held on June 23 and 24 in Atlantic City, N.J. Along with Metallica, who will be headlining both nights, bands featured on the eclectic lineup include Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Avenged Sevenfold.
Thrash titans Testament recently unveiled some in-depth info about their next studio album. Decibel had the chance to interview one of the biggest voices in metal, Testament’s Chuck Billy, about the band’s upcoming album ‘The Dark Roots of Earth’ and the lyrical concepts that will be found within.
We reported yesterday (Feb. 2) that original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward posted a statement threatening to withdraw from the band’s reunion plans due to a what he deemed a series of “unsignable” contracts. Now, the rest of the band has announced that they will proceed with their reunion plans with or without Ward in the lineup.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King has revealed detailed plans for the band’s upcoming album. In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, King stated that Slayer’s next full-length will be finished and possibly released as early as this summer.
When it comes to late-night talk shows, it seems like ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ is the program to catch great acts performing. From Megadeth to Slipknot to Judas Priest, the ‘Kimmel’ show has had some major talent on its stage. Last night, Korn performed ‘Narcissistic Cannibal’ and ‘Get Up!’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
More unfortunate news coming from the Black Sabbath camp regarding their 2012 reunion. Drummer Bill Ward has released an official statement, threatening to nix the Black Sabbath reunion due to his belief that he isn’t being financially compensated fairly for his presence and abilities.
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