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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Partners With GIBSON

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced an official brand partnership with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. The new partnership will span across Gibson Brands, including Gibson and Epiphone guitars. "It's a really great and exciting time for me to be joining forces with Gibson," says Hammett. "I look forward to achieving great things together ...

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Rockers React To JOEY JORDISON's Death

Members of ANTHRAX, FEAR FACTORY, KREATOR, ALL THAT REMAINS and TRIVIUM are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. The news of his passing was broken in a statement from his family. The statement reads: "We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces 'The Duets Collection, Vol. 1'

Acclaimed rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has announced the release of his next solo project, "The Duets Collection, Vol. 1", on October 8. For this album, Soto wanted to do a career retrospective and re-record some of his favorite songs from his storied career, but with the twist that he invited friends to join him ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, SLASH, PETER FRAMPTON, PAUL RODGERS Share Messages In Support Of ROAD RECOVERY And Its Youth Programs

During this COVID-19 pandemic when our youth are at higher risk of alcohol/substance abuse and risky behavior, Road Recovery petitioned The Department of Justice (DoJ) / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) who awarded two grants over three years to Road Recovery to launch VirtualTrax programs in all corners of New York State. ...

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Watch STYX Perform At YORK STATE FAIR

Fan-filmed video footage of STYX's July 24 performance at the York State Fair in York, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. The Fight Of Our Lives 02. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 03. The Grand Illusion 04. Lady 05. Rockin' The Paradise 06. Crash Of The Crown 07. Miss America ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Previews New Song 'Cyber Criminal'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared a snippet of the song "Cyber Criminal" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Violent Violins") soundscapes, it is split up into two collections that will be made available at the same time ...

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Ohio Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Officially Gets Green Light To Be Turned Into Affordable Apartments

According to Columbus Business First, the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, where PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was murdered more than 16 years ago has finally gotten the green light to be turned into affordable apartments. Plans are afoot to build three four-story buildings providing one-, two-, three-, ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CINDERELLA Guitarist JEFF LABAR

Members of SCORPIONS, STRYPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, L.A. GUNS and SLAUGHTER are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio ...

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UNDEROATH Drops New Single 'Damn Excuses'

UNDEROATH has been a formative voice in progressive, heavy rock for almost two decades. Today, they share their blistering new single "Damn Excuses" out on Fearless Records. This release marks the first new music from UNDEROATH since 2018's Grammy-nominated full-length "Erase Me", and launches a brand new chapter in the band's career. "Damn Excuses" was ...

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OVERKILL Bassist To Release Debut Album From D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND

D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND has released "Cadillac Man", the first single and video from their debut album, "Let's Rattle", out September 17 (via MVD). Expect high-energy original swingin' and rockin' big-band music from D.D. Verni, the songwriter/founding member/bassist for heavy metal pioneers OVERKILL who've sold millions of records worldwide and have released 19 ...

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AC/DC Catalog To Be Administered By SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING

Sony Music Publishing today announced its worldwide deal with Australian music company Alberts. The agreement is to administer the complete song catalogues of iconic rock and roll band AC/DCand powerhouse songwriting and producing team Vanda, Young and Wright. One of the most influential bands of all time, AC/DC is celebrated for timeless hits such as ...

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