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  • Mike Watt on the fIREHOSE Reunion

    Mike Watt on the fIREHOSE Reunion | ARTICLE

    Even though such tunes as "Epoxy, for Example" and "Herded into Pools" did not exactly do battle with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Head Like A Hole" for radio airplay during the early Nineties...

    January 30, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  • Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Dean DeLeo Talks 'Core' Reissue, Theater Tour

    Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Dean DeLeo Talks 'Core' Reissue, Theater Tour | ARTICLE

    Stone Temple Pilots' seminal debut, Core, sold eight million copies and spawned the radio hits "Sex Type Thing," "Plush" and "Creep." Now, with the 20th anniversary of its release approaching, the band is preparing for...

    December 2, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • Built to Spill Gear Up for Next Record

    Built to Spill Gear Up for Next Record | ARTICLE

    Alt-rockers Built to Spill have expanded their fan base with each successive album. Their most recent, 2009's There Is No Enemy, was the band's highest-charting release yet, peaking at Number 50 on the Billboard 200. With any...

    November 2, 2011 11:15 AM ET
  • Tony Iommi's Journey Through Heaven and Hell

    Tony Iommi's Journey Through Heaven and Hell | ARTICLE

    Riff for riff, few rock guitarists measure up to Anthony Frank Iommi, whose guitar work with Black Sabbath in the early 1970s personified heavy metal. On November 1st, Tony Iommi's autobiography, Iron Man: My Journey through...

    October 24, 2011 11:10 AM ET
  • Judas Priest Announce New Compilation Album

    Judas Priest Announce New Compilation Album | ARTICLE

    Some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world picked their favorite Judas Priest songs for the band's forthcoming compilation album, The Chosen Few (out October 11th via Legacy/Sony) – and the result is one of...

    September 12, 2011 10:35 AM ET
  • Everlast's New Album Highlights Economic Hardship

    Everlast's New Album Highlights Economic Hardship | ARTICLE

    Everlast first came on the scene as a member of the Nineties hip-hop group House of Pain. But it's as a solo artist that he's really made his mark, starting with his 1998 album Whitey Ford Sings the...

    August 26, 2011 11:45 AM ET
  • Roger McGuinn Busy with New CD, DVD, Benefit

    Roger McGuinn Busy with New CD, DVD, Benefit | ARTICLE

    Roger McGuinn, co-founder of the Byrds, has a lot of ducks in a row: a new album, a forthcoming DVD and a benefit show. The album, CCD (as in "Sea CD"), is a collection of 23 songs of the...

    August 19, 2011 11:00 AM ET
  • David Lynch's First Solo Album is on 'Crazy Clown Time'

    David Lynch's First Solo Album is on 'Crazy Clown Time' | ARTICLE

    As the writer and/or director of Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Wild at Heart, David Lynch has certainly left his mark on the world of film. On November 8th, Lynch will make his debut as...

    August 17, 2011 3:30 PM ET
  • Dead Kennedys' East Bay Ray Returns With the Killer Smiles

    Dead Kennedys' East Bay Ray Returns With the Killer Smiles | ARTICLE

    Although the Dead Kennedys have been back on the concert circuit for several years (with other singers taking the spot of Jello Biafra), the group hasn't issued a full-length album of new material since 1986's Bedtime...

    July 29, 2011 2:30 PM ET
  • Ex-Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Recording New LP

    Ex-Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Recording New LP | ARTICLE

    Chad Channing - the drummer who appeared on such Nirvana releases as Bleach, Incesticide and With the Lights Out - is just about finished writing his second album for his band Before Cars. Handling vocals, rhythm...

    July 22, 2011 4:15 PM ET
  • Dave Mustaine Reveals New Megadeth Album Details

    Dave Mustaine Reveals New Megadeth Album Details | ARTICLE

    Today, Megadeth is reissuing their 1986 thrash metal classic, Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying?, in several different configurations. Then, in November, the band will release an all-new studio album, TH1RT3EN – the title is...

    July 12, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Punk Stalwarts X Discuss Playing Debut Album on Tour

    Punk Stalwarts X Discuss Playing Debut Album on Tour | ARTICLE

    Ever since the late Nineties, the original X line-up has reunited for sporadic live work. This fall, the group will be celebrating the 31-year anniversary of the release of their 1980 debut Los Angeles by playing the...

    June 23, 2011 1:40 PM ET
  • Les Claypool: Return of Drummer Jay Lane has 'Breathed Life' Back Into Primus

    Les Claypool: Return of Drummer Jay Lane has 'Breathed Life' Back Into Primus | ARTICLE

    When Primus release their seventh studio album, Green Naugahyde, on September 13th, it will not only be their first new, full-length studio effort in 12 years, but it will also feature the return of one of the...

    June 10, 2011 12:20 PM ET
  • Heavy Metal Stalwarts Mastodon Prep New Album of ‘Different’ Material

    Heavy Metal Stalwarts Mastodon Prep New Album of ‘Different’ Material | ARTICLE

    It appears as though Mastodon frontman and lead guitarist Brent Hinds can never have enough on his plate. In the midst of recording the melodic prog metal band's next studio effort, he will also be issuing a...

    May 26, 2011 2:05 PM ET
  • Judas Priest Plan 'Full-On Metal Extravaganza' for Farewell Tour

    Judas Priest Plan 'Full-On Metal Extravaganza' for Farewell Tour | ARTICLE

    British metal stalwarts Judas Priest have an eventful few months ahead: The band recently announced a farewell tour and have welcomed a new guitarist, Richie Faulkner, to replace the recently retired KK Downing. "It's not exactly...

    May 24, 2011 5:35 PM ET
  • Billy Corgan Writing 'Spiritual Memoir' About Smashing Pumpkins

    Billy Corgan Writing 'Spiritual Memoir' About Smashing Pumpkins | ARTICLE

    Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan isn't just working on reissuing the band's back catalog and recording two new albums, Oceania and Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. He's also writing an autobiography, titled God is Everywhere, from Here...

    May 10, 2011 10:15 AM ET
  • Lemmy Kilmister Talks Side Project the Head Cat's New Album

    Lemmy Kilmister Talks Side Project the Head Cat's New Album | ARTICLE

    Motörhead singer/bassist Lemmy Kilmister has always described the band's music simply as "rock & roll" – so his rockabilly side band, the Head Cat, is a logical extension of his interests. The group – which also...

    May 9, 2011 11:50 AM ET
  • Billy Corgan Talks Smashing Pumpkins Reissues

    Billy Corgan Talks Smashing Pumpkins Reissues | ARTICLE

    Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins announced that they'll be releasing remastered versions of their albums over the course of the next three years, starting this fall with 1991's Gish, 1993's Siamese Dream and the 1994...

    May 5, 2011 2:45 PM ET
  • Anthrax Open Up About First New Album in Eight Years

    Anthrax Open Up About First New Album in Eight Years | ARTICLE

    It's hard to believe that Anthrax's last studio album, We've Come for You All,  arrived in 2003 – and that it's been 21 years since their last true studio album with singer Joey Belladonna (1990's Persistence of...

    April 21, 2011 12:40 PM ET
  • Social Distortion Gears Up for Tour, Talks New Album

    Social Distortion Gears Up for Tour, Talks New Album | ARTICLE

    The seven-year break between albums hasn't hurt Social Distortion's momentum: Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, the band's seventh studio album, debuted at Number Four on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart after its January release – the...

    April 1, 2011 1:50 PM ET
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