Black Sabbath European Shows Rebooked as ‘Ozzy + Friends’ Featuring Zakk Wylde and Slash
With Tony Iommi battling lymphoma and Bill Ward in a contract dispute with the band, Black Sabbath will now only play one gig on their previously scheduled European tour.
Drummer Bill Ward ‘Hopeful’ About Rejoining Black Sabbath
With all the controversy surrounding Bill Ward and his current exit from Black Sabbath‘s lineup, the drummer has penned an open letter to fans explaining that he has not declined to participate in the reunion, as has been widely reported. He goes onto say that he’s ‘hopef…
Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Acceptance Speech
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s acceptance speech at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards stirred up a lot of reaction — both positive and negative — when he seemed to deride electronic music in favor of using real instruments. However, in a new open letter, Grohl clarifi…
Lordi Drummer ‘Otus’ Tonmi Lillman Dies at 38
Drummer Tonmi Lillman, known as ‘Otus’ in the Finnish heavy metal group Lordi, passed away yesterday (Feb. 14) at the age of 38. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet.
Marilyn Manson Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates
Marilyn Manson has unveiled dates for a spring U.S. tour that will see the shock rocker and his band hitting intimate theaters and clubs. These gigs are being called the first set of dates, so there’s more to come.
Whitney Houston Death: Sebastian Bach and Bret Michaels Pay Tribute to Pop Superstar
Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach and Poison frontman Bret Michaels have written lengthy tributes to Whitney Houston upon the sudden news of her death today (Feb. 11). Both musicians expressed deep sadness at the news, and wrote about how they were touched personally by Houston and her music.
Metallica To Make Big Announcement February 7
Metallica are tantalizing fans with a new video clip that promises a big announcement from the band this coming Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 11AM PT. What can it be? Another collaborative album with Lou Reed? We don’t think so! Whatever it is, it seems to be geared toward a big concert announ…
Anthrax Guitarist Fights Viral Infection and Drummer Exits Tour To Be With Ailing Mom
Earlier today, we reported that Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian missed last night’s show in Kansas City, Mo., due to an unspecified illness. Now, the band has released a statement explaining that Ian is battling a severe viral infection that caused him to be hospitalized in Los Angeles. In addition, the…
Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Dies at 57
Riot guitarist Mark Reale passed away Wednesday (Jan. 25) at the age of 57 after being hospitalized for severe complications from his longtime battle with Crohn’s disease. Reale had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and was in a coma for the past two weeks.
Lacuna Coil Offer Advance Stream of New Album ‘Dark Adrenaline’
Lacuna Coil are offering fans a full preview of their album ‘Dark Adrenaline’ in advance of its release on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The entire disc is streaming over at SPIN.com (see link below).
New Nine Inch Nails Album on the Way
With all the awards and nominations Trent Reznor has been receiving for his soundtrack work on both ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ it was beginning to look like the industrial-rock king had found an entire new career. But get y…
Van Halen Announce Tour Dates, Album Title and First Single
This just in: Van Halen have announced full dates for their North American tour in support of their new album, which is titled ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’