Latest Static-X Bassist Brent Ashley Exits Band
Static-X are once again down a bassist, as the band’s latest four-string player, Brent Ashley, has just announced his exit from the group.
Bullet for My Valentine Guitarist Michael ‘Padge’ Paget Recovering From Back Surgery
It looks as though Bullet for My Valentine will be approaching their next record at a more lengthy pace. The group, who had already taken some time off while singer Matt Tuck worked out his guitar chops with Axewound, ran into another complication as guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget just underwent back surgery.
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested for Alleged Drunken Airplane Altercation
It’s not been a good year for Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin. After starting the year with a cocaine possession charge, the vocalist was arrested again today (Sept. 4) after getting into an argument with a flight attendant that led to an emergency landing.
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Downplays Reports of Band Hiatus
Even though the U.K. may be thousands of miles away, it really is a small world when the Internet gets involved. And that is something that Dave Grohl is realizing firsthand this week after making comments Sunday to the Reading Festival crowd that it would be the last time they would see the Foo Fighters for a long while.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Lands Radio Hosting Gig
AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson has been heard all over radio for years now, but perhaps not in the way that he’s about to. The singer has just inked a deal to host a six-week radio series for the U.K.’s BBC Radio 2.
In Flames Won’t Start Writing Until ‘Playground’ Starts Fading
Swedish metallers In Flames are enjoying life on the road, and even though they’ve started thinking about a new record, it’s likely that nothing will happen until the touring support for the ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’ disc starts to wane.
Motorhead Brand Their Own Line of Headphones and Earphones
Motorhead rock hard and they’re ready to let their fans do the same with the band’s own brand of headphones and earphones.
Foo Fighters Performance Registers Noise Complaints in Belfast
There’s no doubt the Foo Fighters rock, and it’s usually pretty hard when they do. But their efforts were not exactly embraced by everyone in the surrounding Belfast area Tuesday night (Aug. 21) as a number of people filed noise complaints during the band’s set on the opening night of Tennant’s Vital festival.
Iron Maiden Remain Committed to Ex-Drummer Clive Burr and His Multiple Sclerosis Battle
Iron Maiden have used their platform over the years to fund various charities, and while they prefer to keep their involvement in a number of the causes private, there’s one that they’re very eager to speak of publicly.
Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger Engaged to Avril Lavigne
Canada’s got a new power couple! People reports that Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is now engaged to pop star Avril Lavigne. The couple have been dating around six months, having first gotten together when Kroeger was called in to co-write a song for Lavigne’s next record.
Dethklok’s ‘Dethalbum III’ Eyeing October Release
Dethklok may have been dealt a bit of a setback when their summer tour with Lamb of God fell through, but the animated outfit will look to rebound this fall with the release of a new album.
Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst on Lack of U.S. Touring: ‘We Were a Moment in Time and It’s Over’
Limp Bizkit have done plenty of touring in recent years, but it’s been noticeable that the group haven’t played very much in the United States. Singer Fred Durst tells Kerrang! that a good reason for that was the band realizing that American audiences had moved on.