Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has made his share of provocative comments throughout his career when it comes to politics and other hot button issues. However, his latest claim that President Barack Obama “staged” recent shooting massacres on U.S. soil to aid his agenda for an overhaul to current gun control laws has one victim speaking out against the rocker.
Earlier today (May 4), music fans learned of the tragic news that Beastie Boys co-founder Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch had passed away. In a new lengthy statement, posted below, the cause of death has been confirmed as Yauch’s three year battle with cancer.
Creed recently kicked off their tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut disc ‘My Own Prison,’ but guitarist Mark Tremonti is gearing up for a milestone of his own later this summer. On July 12 Tremonti will release his debut solo disc titled ‘All I Was.’
Pop-punker Billie Joe Armstrong took to the stage last night (April 14) with his Green Day bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool to deliver the induction speech for Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Green Day dropped the bombshell yesterday that not only have they been hard at work on new music, they plan to churn out three new discs over the course of the next year. With the names ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!,’ and ‘¡Tré!,’ the new albums are tentatively scheduled to be released on Sept. 25, Nov. 13 and Jan. 15, respectively.
Record producer and Garbage drummer extraordinaire Butch Vig has a longstanding relationship with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl that dates back to the Nirvana days when Vig produced their game-changing ‘Nevermind.’ Given their history, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that they’ve teamed up again, although it does breed an air of excitement. Add in former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic to the mix and things take a turn for the euphoric.
That old adage all good things must come to an end certainly doesn’t apply when it comes to Courtney Love and her goldmine of tabloid-ready rantings. Yesterday Love unleashed a hate-filled rant aimed at Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl which accused him of being “obsessed with his hatred” of Kurt Cobain.
On March 3, the music world grieved over the loss of one of the greats, guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the influential hard-rock band Montrose with Sammy Hagar in the early ’70s. At the time of his death, based on his medical history and the posting on his website, fans and critics speculated that his death had been caused by his previous bout with prostate cancer, but the true cause of death was never confirmed.
While Red Hot Chili Peppers are in Cleveland this weekend for their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they figured they’d shake some hands and kiss some babies with a free concert for Barack Obama campaign volunteers, lending their support to their candidate of choice.
If you weren’t familiar with the folk tune ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ before seeing the movie ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?,’ released in 2000 directed by the Coen Brothers starring George Clooney, then you probably left the movie theater with the catchy song permanently stored in your memory banks. However, the tune was around long before the movie, written in 1913 by folk singer Dick Burnett and re-recorded by various different artists throughout the years.
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