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  • Lamb of God Singer Still Imprisoned in Czech Republic

    Lamb of God Singer Still Imprisoned in Czech Republic | ARTICLE

    The days when audience members could go onstage at metal shows could very well be over. The latest controversy occurred last week, when Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic on suspicion...

    July 5, 2012 9:50 AM ET
  • Album Premiere: Lita Ford, 'Living Like a Runaway'

    Album Premiere: Lita Ford, 'Living Like a Runaway' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Lita Ford's album 'Living Like a Runaway' Lita Ford realizes that her last release, 2009's nü metal-inspired Wicked Wonderland, left many...

    June 18, 2012 3:55 PM ET
  • Kyuss Lives! Respond to Josh Homme, Scott Reeder's Lawsuit

    Kyuss Lives! Respond to Josh Homme, Scott Reeder's Lawsuit | ARTICLE

    In March, former Kyuss members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder filed a federal lawsuit against ex-bandmates John Garcia and Brant Bjork over their involvement in the band Kyuss Lives!, alleging "trademark infringement and consumer...

    May 21, 2012 11:40 AM ET
  • Vernon Reid on His New Jazz-Rock Supergroup, Living Colour LP

    Vernon Reid on His New Jazz-Rock Supergroup, Living Colour LP | ARTICLE

    With Living Colour currently off the road, guitarist Vernon Reid has assembled a jazz-rock/fusion supergroup called Spectrum Road; the group will release a self-titled LP on June 5th through Palmetto Records. In addition to Reid, the band...

    May 8, 2012 12:57 PM ET
  • Metal Rockers Shine Light on Autism

    Metal Rockers Shine Light on Autism | ARTICLE

    Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz is back with a new project called Red Lamb, and the band has just released a video for the song "Puzzle Box" (watch below). Co-produced and co-written by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, the...

    May 6, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Scott Weiland Talks 'Avengers' Tune, STP Anniversary Tour

    Scott Weiland Talks 'Avengers' Tune, STP Anniversary Tour | ARTICLE

    The coming months will be busy ones for Scott Weiland, who has several projects confirmed or in the planning stages. First up: "Breathe," a new solo song on Avengers Assemble, the soundtrack to The Avengers out today...

    May 1, 2012 4:53 PM ET
  • D.O.A. Teams With Fellow Punk Vet Jello Biafra

    D.O.A. Teams With Fellow Punk Vet Jello Biafra | ARTICLE

    The Vancouver-based punk band D.O.A. has been riffing and raging since the late Seventies, and they're still going strong: their 14th studio album, We Come in Peace, will be issued on Sudden Death Records on July 22nd....

    April 27, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Buddy Guy Sets the Record Straight With New Book

    Buddy Guy Sets the Record Straight With New Book | ARTICLE

    Few have a musical resume as impressive as that of Buddy Guy, one of the last great living Chicago blues guitarists. He's influenced the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He's played on...

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Blues Traveler Toast 25th Anniversary with New LP, Tour

    Blues Traveler Toast 25th Anniversary with New LP, Tour | ARTICLE

    Blues Traveler will mark their 25th anniversary as a band this year with a new album and tour. Their tenth LP, Suzie Cracks the Whip, is due June 26th on 429 Records, and the band will launch...

    April 18, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Velvet Revolver's Dave Kushner Forms New 'Cartoon' Band PusherJones

    Velvet Revolver's Dave Kushner Forms New 'Cartoon' Band PusherJones | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to PusherJones' 'Count Me Out' With Velvet Revolver seemingly still on hiatus, guitarist Dave Kushner has assembled a new project that resembles...

    April 17, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Chuck D on Public Enemy's Two New LPs: "fraternal twins."

    Chuck D on Public Enemy's Two New LPs: "fraternal twins." | ARTICLE

    This is shaping up to be an extremely fruitful year for Public Enemy: the veteran hip-hop group will release two albums, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp in June and The Evil...

    April 6, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Joe Jackson Pays Tribute To Duke Ellington

    Joe Jackson Pays Tribute To Duke Ellington | ARTICLE

    He may be best known for such pop hits as "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" and "Steppin' Out," but Joe Jackson holds a deep admiration for legendary big band leader/songwriter/pianist Duke Ellington. And on his...

    March 31, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Soul Asylum Rediscover Their Punk Roots

    Soul Asylum Rediscover Their Punk Roots | ARTICLE

    Although they have a brand new studio album, Delayed Reaction (429 Records), ready to go on July 17th, Soul Asylum have also recorded an album of punk covers they expect to release at some point in the...

    March 30, 2012 1:42 PM ET
  • Michael Franti and Spearhead Recording 'More Aggressive' New Album

    Michael Franti and Spearhead Recording 'More Aggressive' New Album | ARTICLE

    Michael Franti and Spearhead are currently working on their eighth studio album, and the frontman says it will be a bit of a sonic departure from previous Spearhead efforts. "This album is a lot harder and...

    March 29, 2012 9:30 AM ET
  • Ministry 'Relapse' Once Again

    Ministry 'Relapse' Once Again | ARTICLE

    Veteran industrial metallists Ministry return with their 12th studio album, Relapse, due March 26th and available on label 13th Planet Records' website. It's their first new studio release since 2007's The Last Sucker, which had...

    March 25, 2012 4:10 PM ET
  • King's X Set Up Donation for Ailing Drummer

    King's X Set Up Donation for Ailing Drummer | ARTICLE

    On February 26th, a little more than a month before the veteran metal group King's X was to launch their latest tour, drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack and had to undergo emergency surgery. Gaskill has...

    March 12, 2012 9:48 AM ET
  • Former Kyuss Members Battle Over Band Name

    Former Kyuss Members Battle Over Band Name | ARTICLE

    Desert rockers Kyuss fall into the Velvet Underground category of band trajectories: they didn’t sell a whole lot of records during their first go-round (1988 through 1995), but have influenced many subsequent bands over the years, particularly...

    March 10, 2012 10:45 AM ET
  • Kurt Cobain-Decorated Melvins Van For Sale

    Kurt Cobain-Decorated Melvins Van For Sale | ARTICLE

    Before forming Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was a major fan of the Melvins, a then up-and-coming local band from Montesano, Washington, who equally enjoyed punk rock and heavy metal – and helped create "grunge" in the process. And...

    March 6, 2012 1:35 PM ET
  • Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64

    Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64 | ARTICLE

    Ronnie Montrose, who is best known for his fiery guitar work as a member of the band Montrose, died Saturday. It is believed that the cause of death was prostate cancer, which he had been battling for...

    March 4, 2012 11:47 AM ET
  • Melvins Roar Back With Two New Releases

    Melvins Roar Back With Two New Releases | ARTICLE

    The Melvins have always been a busy bunch, issuing new recordings at a rapid pace. The new year will be no different, as a pair of new Melvins releases will hit the streets by summer. March 13th...

    February 27, 2012 1:41 PM ET
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