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  • The Soundgarden Songs You Haven't Heard: Kim Thayil Breaks His Silence

    The Soundgarden Songs You Haven't Heard: Kim Thayil Breaks His Silence | ARTICLE

    Since Soundgarden's 1997 split, all of its members have been spotted or heard in a variety of projects — Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Wellwater Conspiracy, Hater — but the group's heavily bearded guitarist, Kim Thayil, opted to...

    July 21, 2009 12:05 PM ET
  • Ace Frehley: Ready for Solo LP "Anomaly," But Not a Kiss Reunion

    Ace Frehley: Ready for Solo LP "Anomaly," But Not a Kiss Reunion | ARTICLE

    Kiss' original guitarist, Ace Frehley, has primarily focused on playing live shows since he left the band in 2002, though no new studio material has surfaced. But that's soon about to change. September 15th will see the...

    July 16, 2009 1:07 PM ET
  • Lita Ford Returns With "Sexual" LP, Explains Runaways Movie Rift

    Lita Ford Returns With "Sexual" LP, Explains Runaways Movie Rift | ARTICLE

    Until recently, heavy metal's leading female rocker has been laying a bit low. In addition to being the guitarist for the Runaways in the '70s, Lita Ford was responsible for two solo pop metal hits in the...

    July 8, 2009 1:09 PM ET
  • The Return of "British Steel": Rob Halford Q&A

    The Return of "British Steel": Rob Halford Q&A | ARTICLE

    When Rolling Stone rang Judas Priest's Rob Halford to discuss the group's upcoming live album, A Touch of Evil: Live (out July 14th), the leather-clad singer also discussed their classic British Steel LP — an...

    June 24, 2009 12:46 PM ET
  • Q&A: Lemmy Kilmister on Motorhead's Longevity, Famous Friends and Bad Advice

    Q&A: Lemmy Kilmister on Motorhead's Longevity, Famous Friends and Bad Advice | ARTICLE

    When Rolling Stone dialed up Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister to discuss the band's 20th studio release, Motörizer (out August 26th), the famously moled rocker was happy to share his recipe for the perfect beverage: "One-third Jack, two-thirds Coke,...

    August 8, 2008 11:40 AM ET
  • Bootsy Collins and Buckethead Team Up for Science Faxtion

    Bootsy Collins and Buckethead Team Up for Science Faxtion | ARTICLE

    Bootsy Collins' latest project, Science Faxtion, sees the funk great merging his unmistakable bass once again with guitarist Buckethead and drummer Brain — all of whom previously played in Praxis. But for their forthcoming debut on Mascot...

    July 25, 2008 12:38 PM ET
  • Nirvana Drummer Steps Out

    Nirvana Drummer Steps Out | ARTICLE

    Dave Grohl is not the only former Nirvana drummer who can play guitar and sing. Chad Channing -- Grohl's predecessor, who played on the band's 1989 debut, Bleach -- is launching a new project called Before Cars,...

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Thin Lizzy's Lynott Lives On

    Thin Lizzy's Lynott Lives On | ARTICLE

    This Friday, a bronze statue of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott will be unveiled in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, on the corner of Grafton and Harry streets. The following night, on what would have been Lynott's...

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Zappas Making Zappa Film

    Zappas Making Zappa Film | ARTICLE

    Although it's been nearly twelve years since Frank Zappa's death, his influence is heard in the music of artists ranging from System of a Down to Trey Anastasio. This fall, Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa will pay tribute...

    July 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Vince Neil's Kid Covers Motley Crue

    Vince Neil's Kid Covers Motley Crue | ARTICLE

    Neil Wharton, the twenty-six-year-old son of Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, is now experiencing the rock lifestyle firsthand -- fronting his own Crue tribute band, Rock 'n' Roll Junkies. And it's for a good cause. Wharton assembled the...

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Eagles of Death Metal Fly

    Eagles of Death Metal Fly | ARTICLE

    Even though Queens of the Stone Age release their fourth album, Lullabies to Paralyze, today, frontman Josh Homme has also been in the studio as drummer for garage rockers Eagles of Death Metal. The band is...

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Dead Boys Come to Life

    Dead Boys Come to Life | ARTICLE

    When singer Stiv Bators died in 1990, the prospect of a Dead Boys reunion seemed to be snuffed out. "We all agreed that that would be it," admits drummer Johnny Blitz. "I guess time heals." Indeed it does, as...

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Paul Weller Takes Cover on New Disc

    Paul Weller Takes Cover on New Disc | ARTICLE

    Throughout his career, Paul Weller has dabbled in cover songs, but they were usually delegated to European-only B-sides. Not anymore. The former Jam and Style Council frontman's latest solo effort, Studio 150, is composed entirely of re-workings...

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Raspberries Get Together

    Raspberries Get Together | ARTICLE

    The original lineup of Seventies power pop band the Raspberries -- singer Eric Carmen, guitarist Wally Bryson, bassist David Smalley and drummer Jim Bonfanti -- are set to reunite for a handful of live gigs and, quite...

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Sublime Tribute Album Due

    Sublime Tribute Album Due | ARTICLE

    Spearhead, Camper Van Beethoven and Ozomatli are among the artists contributing tracks to the Sublime tribute album, Look At All the Love We've Found, due next summer. Sublime came to an untimely end when frontman Brad Nowell...

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica Bassist on Tape

    Metallica Bassist on Tape | ARTICLE

    A longtime friend of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton has a batch of his unreleased demo tapes, which he hopes to donate to a burgeoning musician. Burton was killed in 1986 when the band's bus crashed in...

    December 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Sabbath's Iommi Steps Out

    Sabbath's Iommi Steps Out | ARTICLE

    While Tony Iommi has released albums under his own name before, he has never toured outside of Black Sabbath. This should change next year, after the guitarist issues a new album with ex-Deep Purple vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes. "Glenn's...

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • N.Y. Dolls Bring Live CD

    N.Y. Dolls Bring Live CD | ARTICLE

    The New York Dolls will release their first-ever live album, Morrissey Presents: The Return of the New York Dolls -- Live From Royal Festival Hall, 2004, on September 28th. The CD and accompanying DVD were recorded at...

    September 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Weiland, Baker Meet Master

    Weiland, Baker Meet Master | ARTICLE

    Chris Goss' new album Give Us Barabbas was two decades in the making. Serving as producer and engineer for Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots, Ian Astbury and Melissa Auf Der Maur, and issuing...

    July 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Curt Kirkwood's New Meat

    Curt Kirkwood's New Meat | ARTICLE

    Former Meat Puppets frontman Curt Kirkwood plans to release his first solo album early next year. The currently untitled work features the singer/guitarist backed by the Texas version of the Puppets (guitarist Kyle Ellison, drummer Shandon Sahm,...

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
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