Metallica Post 33-Minute Video Recap of Second 30th Anniversary Show
The post-victory celebration of Metallica‘s 30th anniversary bash continues with a 33-minute video recapping the second of four fan-club-only shows the band performed Dec. 7 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Big 4 May Be No More
If you’ve been hoping and praying that the Big 4 will soon be playing a full U.S. tour, you might want to lower your expectations and be happy with that DVD of the Sonisphere show from Sofia, Bulgaria. In a recent interview with UK’s Classic Rock magazine, Slayer guitarist Kerry King said he can’t imagine Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will stage any more Big 4 shows.
Late GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot Featured on New Single
The first posthumous recording by late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, a cover of Dayglo Abortions’ ‘Isn’t This Disgusting,’ is available now on iTunes and will be included on the upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation, which comes out next year.
Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Releases App for Guitarists
Even with decent guitar tablature, it’s sometimes hard to nail a complex Megadeth riff because some knowledge can only be gained from the source. That’s why Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has joined forces with the makers of Rock Prodigy to help teach fans how to play Megadeth songs.
Tool Book Two 2012 U.S. Tour Dates?
Less than a week after stumping fans and journalists with a cryptic Web site statement that was erroneously deciphered to mean Tool were back in the studio working on a new album, news has surfaced that the psychedelic, prog-metal masters will play their first U.S. shows in almost 18 months.
GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot Died of Coronary Condition
A cause of death has been determinged for GWAR’s late guitarist Cory Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus Maximus). According to North Dakota coroner William Masselo, Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis caused by a pre-existing coronary artery disease. He was discovered dead on GWAR’s tour bus on Nov. 3 at the age of 34.
Man Apparently Killed Himself After Suffering Tinnitus at Them Crooked Vultures Show
A music fan in England apparently committed suicide earlier this year because a show by the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (featuring Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones) left him with such severe tinnitus — a constant ringing in the ears — that he couldn’t sleep for three months, a UK coroner’s investigation reported.
Members of Slipknot, Anthrax and Slayer to Play Concert to Benefit Africa
Ex-Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman Henry Rollins has recruited Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and members of Rob Zombie‘s band, including guitarist John 5, for a benefit concert Nov. 30 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif.