Tommy Lee Accused of Stealing Roller Coaster Drum Idea
Tommy Lee is no stranger to the legal system, having several run-ins with the law over the years. Now, according to TMZ, an engineer claims he had the idea for the Motley Crue drummer’s circle-shaped roller-coaster drum solo back in 1991.
Hatebreed Furious After CNN Mistakenly Labels Them a White Power Band
Hatebreed are expressing their outrage via Twitter after a CNN opinion piece written by Lonnie Nasatir included them in a list of white power bands. Following an outpouring of protests from the band and their fans, Hatebreed’s name has since been removed from the article.
Linkin Park Offer U.S. Olympians Free Concert Tickets
The Olympics are in full swing in London, with the U.S. team racking up medals in many different sports. Linkin Park are showing their appreciation for the U.S. Olympic team by inviting them to attend one of their upcoming concerts for free.
Dave Grohl: ‘If It Weren’t for the Beatles, I Would Not Be a Musician’
A new Beatles compilation ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ was released today (July 24) exclusively on iTunes, and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has written a letter in the digital liner notes of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ describing the impact the group’s music had on him.
Judas Priest to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’
Judas Priest’s 1982 album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ will see a special 30th anniversary edition released on Sept. 4. The band’s eighth album has been their biggest commercial success and was their first record to go double-platinum. It included the hit singles ‘You&rs…
Papa Roach Singer Jacoby Shaddix Reveals He’s Battling Vocal Ailment
In a recent interview conducted at a Papa Roach show in Allentown, Pa., the band’s frontman Jacoby Shaddix revealed he is having vocal issues. It’s a potentially serious situation, and the timing couldn’t be worse with a big tour coming up.
P.O.D., Static-X, Mushroomhead + More Added to Gathering of the Juggalos 2012
More bands have been added to the lineup for the Gathering of the Juggalos 2012, which will be held Aug. 8-12 at Cave-in-Rock, Ill. P.O.D., Static-X, Mushroomhead and Hed PE are among the groups playing the festival. They join previously announced acts Fear Factory and Soulfly at this year&rsq…
Drowning Pool Unveil New Singer
Several months after parting ways with singer Ryan McCombs, Drowning Pool have unveiled his replacement. Jasen Moreno from another Dallas band, the Suicide Hook, is the group’s new vocalist. Moreno made his live debut July 8 at a gig in Ardmore, Okla., and there is video footage available…
Marilyn Manson to Guest Star on Showtime’s ‘Californication’
Showtime has announced that Marilyn Manson will guest star in season six of ‘Californication.’ The shock rocker will appear as himself, and in the episode will have what is described as an “unforgettable meeting” with David Duchovny’s character Hank Moody.
Former Queensryche Vocalist Geoff Tate Signs Solo Record Deal
Less than a week after being replaced by Todd La Torre, longtime Queensryche singer Geoff Tate has signed a worldwide record deal with InsideOut Music. Even before parting ways with Queensryche, Tate had a summer acoustic solo tour planned as he continued to work on a solo effort.
Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Unleashes Solo Album
‘While My Heart Beats,’ the second solo album from Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, will be released tomorrow (June 12) via the band’s own Monkeywrench Records. Ament’s first solo disc, ‘Tone,’ came out back in 2008.
Metallica’s Rock AM Ring Gig To Stream Live
This weekend is the annual Rock AM Ring Festival in Nurburgring, Germany, with Metallica headlining on Saturday, June 2. They’ll will be performing their 1991 self-titled album, known as ‘The Black Album,’ in its entirety, and you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of yo…