Rock and Roll history was made on April 18 in Los Angeles when Heart, Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, late disco queen Donna Summer, late bluesman Albert King and producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can check out all of the highlights from the star-studded event by tuning in to HBO on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT to catch the 2013 Rock and ...Read more
Rush's entire album catalog has been remastered specifically for iTunes to commemorate the band's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The catalog spans from the Canadian power trio's 1974 self-titled debut through last year's acclaimed concept record Clockwork Angels. All of the albums can be purchased now individually, while two newly created compilations that package together the prog-rock legend's work for the Mercury and Atlantic Records labels, respectively, also are available.
These bundles are titled The Complete Mercury Years and The Studio Albums 1989-2007....Read more
Queens of the Stone Age has unveiled the final chapter of their creepy animated series to promote their upcoming album, ...Like Clockwork. The final installment wraps us all the storylines from the other short films, and serves as the video for the single “My God Is the Sun.”
The four-minute clip begins with a giant, black-winged skull breaking out of the ground and floating toward the heavens. As the skull ascends, all of the characters who died in the previous films come back to life. The skull then uses...Read more
Nine Inch Nails has a new bassist. Frontman Trent Reznor has announced that longtime NIN collaborator Robin Finck will take over for former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, who left the group on Wednesday so he could focus on other projects.
“I am proud to announce that the tour lineup now includes the incredible Robin Finck,” writes Reznor on NIN’s Tumblr blog. “The addition of Robin to the mix of players...Read more
Missionary Position vocalist Jeff Angell, the frontman for Duff McKagan’s side project Walking Papers, had a chance to be lead singer for Velvet Revolver. The former Guns N’ Roses bassist revealed that Angell got a shot to try out for the band before they chose former member Scott Weiland as their singer.
"I hoped at some point I would do something with Jeff; we're good bros and we share a similar path in certain aspects,” he tells...Read more
MTV’s O Music Awards returns this year, and a number of rock acts have scored nominations.
Beck is up for two awards, the most of any rock act. He’ll be facing off against Jack White for the Analog Genius Award, while the video for his cover of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” will compete with Linkin Park’s “Lost in the Echo” video for Best Interactive Music Video.
Other notables who got nods include Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who's up for the Digital Genius Award; Andrew...Read more
Sammy Hagar has revealed details about a new album he's been working on with Journey's Neal Schon, as well as two of the Red Rocker's Chickenfoot band mates -- bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith. In a new video posted on Hagar's official YouTube channel, Sammy reports that the project is basically a reincarnated version of his old supergroup HSAS, which featured Schon, journeyman bassist Kenny Aaronson and former Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.
The clip...Read more
Slayer is giving fans the chance to say goodbye to founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver.
In a posting on their Facebook page, Slayer reveals that a Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT. The event will be free and open to fans of all ages on a first-come, first-in basis.
Hanneman, who had been taking time off from the band since 2011 for...Read more
Queens of the Stone Age continue to unveil new installments of their creepy animated series to promote their upcoming album, ...Like Clockwork. The latest chapter features a snippet of another new cut, “If I Had a Tail.”
The video’s storyline follows a bloodthirsty driver who cruises around town killing people with her car and throwing Molotov cocktails at them. After decimating a group of bikers, a survivor from the attack chases the driver on his motorcycle and cripples her car with a rocket launcher....Read more
Riot Fest producers have scored some of the biggest names in rock to perform at their event, which is scheduled to take place September 13-15 at Humboldt Park in Chicago, IL. Headlining the festival will be Fall Out Boy, Blink-182 and a third artist to be announced soon.
Among the other acts set to perform at the three-day Riot Fest are Motörhead, Rancid, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Mould, Against Me!, Sublime with Rome, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday and Brand...Read more
Metallica already has plans for Through the Never to hit theaters in America this fall, but now they're bringing the 3D film to the Cannes Film Festival in the hopes of screening it overseas. According to Variety, the band has partnered with Exclusive Media to screen and shop the film at the fest so they can find an international distributor for it.
"After wading through multiple international distribution options for our film, we are excited to be partnering up with the folks at...Read more
30 Seconds to Mars take us to Africa to experience what it's like to hunt for food in the new lyric video for “The Race,” a cut from their upcoming fourth studio album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams.
The four-minute clip features the song's lyrics flashing across the screen, accompanied by slow-motion footage of a number of animals in the wild. The main storyline, however, focuses on a cheetah that's chasing a wildebeest. For the majority of the video, the large cat seems to running down the wildebeest, but once the cheetah gets too close,...Read more
Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon have signed on to host a new food festival in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Dubbed Music City Eats, the event will include national and local superstar chefs, local restaurant showcases, cooking demonstrations, wine, beer and spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, and live music.
"We love food as much as music and believe that Nashville can be a foodie haven if given the proper exposure to all of our great chef friends, which is why we are putting this festival on," drummer Nathan Followill says in a statement.
For the...Read more
Just one day after unveiling a snippet of “I Appear Missing” in their creepy animated series to promote their upcoming album, ...Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age is now offering a preview of another new track. The three-minute clip picks up where the band left off in the “I Appear Missing” album teaser, and features a snippet of a new cut, “Keep Your Eyes Peeled.”
The video’s...Read more
Former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery is now the former bassist for Nine Inch Nails. On Wednesday afternoon, Avery announced that he has decided to leave NIN to focus on other projects.
“It’s with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I’m pulling out of NIN,” said Avery in a post on his Facebook page. “[It has] been a tough call and I don't know if it’s the right one. But I really want to focus on my musical life here in LA, on film...Read more
Fans aren't just crazy about The Great Gatsby movie; they're also hungry for the film's music. The soundtrack, featuring acts like Jack White, Gotye, Florence + the Machine, The xx and Lana Del Rey, has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart with sales of 137,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
While the compilation’s first-week sales performance is impressive, it...Read more
Linkin Park will be the headliner for this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival, which takes place on August 3 on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California.
"We started our career playing clubs on The Strip," said frontman Chester Bennington in a statement. "It’s a thrill to be back where it all began, headlining this festival in our hometown."
Tickets for the event start at $79 and are on sale now at SunsetStrip.EventBrite.com. In addition, a limited number of front-row tickets for the event are currently on sale to members of...Read more
Coldplay has seven golden Grammy Awards on their trophy shelf, but now the band will be adding something silver to their collection. The group will be honored with the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award at the 2013 Silver Clef Awards, handed out annually by Nordoff Robbins, a U.K. charity that brings music therapy to ill and disabled people.
“It means a huge amount to us to be named Best British Act by Nordoff Robbins at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards,” said frontman Chris...Read more
Billy Corgan has teamed up with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to ask California Pizza Kitchen to join their fight to protect baby cows. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has written a letter to CPK’s president and CEO, G.J. Hart, asking the restaurant chain to insist that their dairy suppliers begin phasing out dehorning calves, a process that they feel causes unnecessary suffering.
“I have viewed the photos and watched PETA's investigative video of these [dehorning] procedures, and I was appalled to see young calves who struggled and...Read more
Last night, Fall Out Boy kicked off the next leg of their North American tour in support of their new album, Save Rock and Roll. Bass player and lyricist Pete Wentz says the group’s five-year hiatus helped the guys find a new appreciation for their music.
“Time away has breathed new life into how we feel about the songs," he tells ABC News Radio. Because the band has only played a handful of shows so far since the reunion, things still feel fresh, he says. And the band is trying to keep it that way, he notes, saying, “I think that there’ll be...Read more
Whitesnake will release a new two-CD concert album this summer that gathers together 25 performances from the band's massive 2011 tour in support of their Forevermore album. Made in Britain – The World Record is due out on July 9, and includes live renditions of such Whitesnake classics as "Here I Go Again," "Still of the Night" and "Is This Love," as well as selections from the group's latest studio effort and much more.
As its title suggests, Made in Britain – The ...Read more
Yeah Yeah Yeahs and My Bloody Valentine have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the annual FYF Fest, scheduled to take place August 24-25 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Other bands set to take the stage at the event include TV on the Radio, MGMT, Beach House, Baroness, and Deerhunter.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday at 12 p.m. PT. Single-day tickets will run you $65, while weekend passes start at $99. To see the full lineup and to get...Read more
For the second time in two weeks, Wes Scantlin has found himself in the back of a police car. The Puddle of Mudd singer was arrested on Monday afternoon for allegedly roughing up his ex-wife, according to TMZ.
The gossip site says that authorities arrived at a business in West Hollywood, California around 3:30 p.m. after someone reported that Scantlin “shook his ex-wife and then tried to drag her by the arm or the shirt.” After the police interviewed a number...Read more
Queens of the Stone Age has unveiled the next chapter in their creepy animated series to promote their upcoming album, ...Like Clockwork. The two-minute clip picks up where the band left off in the “I Appear Missing” album teaser, and features a snippet of new cut “Kalopsia,” which they describe as “a condition where things appear more beautiful than they are.”
The video’s...Read more
In advance of its May 28 release on DVD and Blu-ray, Judas Priest's new concert film, Epitaph, will be given a premiere, one-night-only screening tonight in New York City, and will be shown in several more U.S. locations on Wednesday. Priest fans who make it out to the Big Apple event will get a special treat, as frontman Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner also will be attending the screening, taking place at 8 p.m. ET at the Clearview Chelsea theater.
The Recording Academy has set the dates for the next two years for what it calls "music's biggest night." The 56th Annual Grammy Awards is set to air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on January 26, 2014 and the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air February 8, 2015, the Academy announced Monday.
Last year's live telecast attracted 28.7 million viewers, a decline from 2011's awards, which got a bump due to the unexpected death of pop icon Whitney Houston. Still, ratings were the second highest since 1993. The Recording Academy -- which awards the Grammys -- will continue its tradition of producing a week-long...Read more
Five Finger Death Punch is set to release “Lift Me Up,” the first single from their upcoming fourth studio effort, which features vocals from Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford. While the band premiered the song with Halford during their appearance at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony earlier this month, it is set to arrive at all digital outlets on Tuesday.
“First and foremost, just to work alongside an icon like Rob Halford, THE Metal God, was absolutely surreal,” said frontman Ivan Moody in a statement. “The...Read more
30 Seconds to Mars is choosing a novel venue to give fans a taste of their upcoming new album. The band will perform at St. Peter's Church in New York City on Tuesday night, previewing songs from their new album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams, which drops on May 21. Tuesday night's concert will be recorded for a special that will stream on VEVO at a later date.
In support of Love Lust Faith + Dreams, 30 Seconds to Mars will make the late-night talk show rounds the week of the album's release. Look for them to perform on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the outdoor stage...Read more
Ever since Limp Bizkit dropped their new single, “Ready to Go,” last month, fans have been wondering when they will get their hands on the band’s new album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Guitarist Wes Borland says that if all goes well, the group is hoping that will happen sometime in September.
"We're really trying to get it hammered out here," he tells Billboard.com. "We're done with most of...Read more
If you can’t wait to check out The Dillinger Escape Plan’s fifth studio album, One of Us Is the Killer, you’re in luck. Pitchfork.com is currently streaming every song from the release on its website.
Frontman Greg Puciato recently told Noisecreep that the upcoming release will feature some “really aggressive” riffs that were influenced by old punk and hardcore records....Read more