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  • Soundgarden's Kim Thayil on Reissues, Rarities and What's Next

    Soundgarden's Kim Thayil on Reissues, Rarities and What's Next | ARTICLE

    Although the tour in support of their reunion album, King Animal has apparently ended, Soundgarden will keep up their profile in the coming months with a few new releases. The first will arrive Tuesday, when Sub Pop...

    November 25, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • A Perfect Circle Co-Founder: Hits Album a 'Semi-Tearjerking Exercise'

    A Perfect Circle Co-Founder: Hits Album a 'Semi-Tearjerking Exercise' | ARTICLE

    Since 1999, guitarist Billy Howerdel has been one half of the creative force behind A Perfect Circle, along with Tool's Maynard James Keenan. He's also the head honcho of Ashes Divide, an alt-prog band that has...

    October 29, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • Q&A: Les Claypool on Primus' Future and His TV Show With Dean Ween

    Q&A: Les Claypool on Primus' Future and His TV Show With Dean Ween | ARTICLE

    Primus has not released a full-length studio set with drummer Tim Alexander since their 1995 classic, Tales From the Punchbowl (which spawned their biggest hit, "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"). But it looks like that could change, as...

    September 25, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Q&A: Maynard James Keenan Knows Where to Score a Good Wig

    Q&A: Maynard James Keenan Knows Where to Score a Good Wig | ARTICLE

    Best known as the frontman for Tool, Maynard James Keenan's main focus these days is winemaking and his side bands, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. While Tool are currently on hold (despite some evidence that

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM ET
  • Minus the Bear Unplug for 'Acoustics II'

    Minus the Bear Unplug for 'Acoustics II' | ARTICLE

    By putting down the electric instruments and picking up acoustic guitars, electro-indie-rockers Minus the Bear are revisiting older compositions on their latest release, Acoustics II. Fans expecting these unplugged versions to faithfully follow the original renditions are...

    September 10, 2013 9:35 AM ET
  • Everlast Pares Down 'Jump Around?' – Song Premiere

    Everlast Pares Down 'Jump Around?' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Everlast's "Jump Around?" As a solo artist, Everlast has always focused on storytelling in his songs. His latest release, The Life...

    August 21, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Corey Taylor on His Creepy New Book and Slipknot's Promising Future

    Q&A: Corey Taylor on His Creepy New Book and Slipknot's Promising Future | ARTICLE

    In addition to fronting two popular metal bands (Slipknot and Stone Sour), Corey Taylor has developed a serious book bug. He landed on the New York Times' Bestsellers list with his first-ever title, 2011's Seven Deadly Sins,...

    July 17, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • Q&A: Phil Anselmo on Solo Album, Autobiography and Horror Fest

    Q&A: Phil Anselmo on Solo Album, Autobiography and Horror Fest | ARTICLE

    Even the hardest of hardcore Phil Anselmo fans would have trouble keeping track of every project the former Pantera shouter/growler/singer has undertaken over the years. His latest is his first-ever solo album,...

    July 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen on His Sex- and Drugs-Heavy New Autobiography

    Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen on His Sex- and Drugs-Heavy New Autobiography | ARTICLE

    Few musicians have indulged in the sex, drugs and rock & roll lifestyle with such death-defying fervor – and over such a long period of time – as longtime Ministry leader Al Jourgensen. Now, his tale is...

    July 8, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Judas Priest on New DVD, Album Sessions and Aging Metalhead Injuries

    Q&A: Judas Priest on New DVD, Album Sessions and Aging Metalhead Injuries | ARTICLE

    British metal greats Judas Priest have released quite a few live home videos and DVDs over the years. But from a track list standpoint, their latest, Epitaph (released May 28th), is their most extensive, with at...

    May 14, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist, Dead at 42

    Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist, Dead at 42 | ARTICLE

    Chi Cheng, the bassist for the Deftones, died yesterday at the age of 42. Cheng had been involved in a car accident in 2008, which left him in a coma for some time....

    April 14, 2013 10:21 AM ET
  • Clive Burr, Ex-Iron Maiden Drummer, Dead at 56

    Clive Burr, Ex-Iron Maiden Drummer, Dead at 56 | ARTICLE

    Clive Burr, the former drummer of Iron Maiden, died last night at the age of 56. Burr had been suffering from multiple sclerosis, and he died in his sleep. "This is terribly sad news," said Maiden founder/bassist...

    March 13, 2013 12:05 PM ET
  • Scott Weiland Hits the Road With New Band

    Scott Weiland Hits the Road With New Band | ARTICLE

    It seems like you never know what's going to happen at a New York-area Scott Weiland solo show. Cases in point: a 1998 gig being canceled due to a drug bust and a show in 2008 beginning...

    March 7, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Les Claypool's Nephew Dies After Battle With Infant Leukemia

    Les Claypool's Nephew Dies After Battle With Infant Leukemia | ARTICLE

    Last August, Primus singer and bassist Les Claypool auctioned one of his prototype Pachyderm basses to help raise funds to pay for mounting medical costs for his nephew, Matthew Pierce, who was battling...

    February 9, 2013 12:11 PM ET
  • Flag Reunites Black Flag Veterans

    Flag Reunites Black Flag Veterans | ARTICLE

    As previously reported, it was announced last week that former Black Flag members were reconvening into separate groups, to once again play the band classic tunes. One outfit including guitarist Greg Ginn and singer Ron...

    February 7, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Black Flag Reunite for Album, Live Dates

    Black Flag Reunite for Album, Live Dates | ARTICLE

    Black Flag founder Greg Ginn has re-formed a version of the iconic hardcore group for a new album and a handful of live shows. He's not the only one: former Black Flag members Keith Morris, Chuck...

    January 28, 2013 4:00 PM ET
  • Korn Reunites with Brian 'Head' Welch

    Korn Reunites with Brian 'Head' Welch | ARTICLE

    One of Korn's most instantly recognizable musical ingredients has always been their detuned guitar riffs, played on seven-string instruments – originally supplied courtesy of Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer. But for nearly a decade,...

    January 28, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse

    Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse | ARTICLE

    Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died on Saturday night at the age of 47. Scaccia was performing onstage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a 50th birthday celebration...

    December 23, 2012 10:41 AM ET
  • Kyuss Lives! Will Change Name to Vista Chino

    Kyuss Lives! Will Change Name to Vista Chino | ARTICLE

    The ongoing saga of Kyuss Lives! took another turn recently when the band announced they were changing their name to Vista Chino, and that on-again/off-again bassist Nick Oliveri is replacing Billy Cordell, who replaced Oliveri in the...

    December 3, 2012 1:45 PM ET
  • Scott Weiland Expects a Busy 2013

    Scott Weiland Expects a Busy 2013 | ARTICLE

    It appears as though Scott Weiland is vying to become the new "hardest working man in show business." He foresees 2013 as a year in which he will be juggling his solo career with a possible

    November 21, 2012 11:00 AM ET
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