Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, because we’ve got some shocking news to scramble all your preconceptions of life as we know it. Ready? Billy Corgan, frontman of the Smashing Pumpkins, spoke negatively about another band during an interview! Don’t believe us? We’ve got the quotes to prove it.
Testament‘s Alex Skolnick is one of the most beloved and admired guitarists in the world. Along with fellow band member Eric Peterson, the duo have unleashed some of the most ear-gasmic guitar hooks and solos in metal history. As well as being a thrash shredder, Skolnick dabbles in jazz with the Alex Skolnick Trio and has toured with the iconic rock opera outfit Trans-Siberian Orchestra. However, during our recent interview with Skolnick, he revealed that he has no plans to ever return to the Orchestra.
System of a Down announced their hiatus in 2006, eventually returning once again as a cohesive unit in late 2010. However, bassist Shavo Odadjian recently revealed that he never considered System of a Down to have been broken up, despite what many fans perceived about the band’s five-year halt. Furthermore, Shavo has gone even further to reassure fans, stating that he believes the band will “never break up.”
Along with sharing vocal duties with Maynard James Keenan in the eclectic musical project Puscifer, British songstress Carina Round is also an accomplished solo artist. Round and her band just completed their intimate, 100% independent tour with a powerful show in New York at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory.
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested for ‘DUI-other’ on the morning of Thursday, July 19, for reportedly driving under the influence of a narcotic. He was taken in by D’Iberville, Mississippi police after his involvement in a car accident where he allegedly failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into a pickup truck.
July 21, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic Guns N’ Roses debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction.’ Containing monster tracks ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine,’ the landmark disc is one of the most critically praised and influential works in rock history.
Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan is one of the most renowned members of Slipknot. The percussionist and backing vocalist has dawned many different clown masks during his tenure with the band, all of them being some of the most memorable metal disguises in Slipknot’s long history. You may consider Crahan to be irreplaceable, but Clown has plans for a worthy successor to to take over his role when he retires — his son, Gage Crahan.
As Slayer are currently on the road with the 2012 Mayhem Festival, guitarist Kerry King has given fans a bit more info about Slayer’s next album, which could see a release as soon as early 2013. The guitarist, who also provides lyrics for the band, is hoping to get some work done while on tour before hitting the studio once again at the conclusion of the touring Mayhem Fest.
Attention Serj Tankian fans! The System of a Down vocalist and acclaimed solo artist will be releasing his third solo album, ‘Harakiri,’ on July 10, but today is your lucky day — the entire ‘Harakiri’ album is now available for streaming in full.
Korn released their tenth studio album, ‘The Path of Totality,’ on Dec. 6, 2011. On that day, Korn celebrated the album with a special record release show at the Hollywood Palladium featuring Skrillex, Kill the Noise, Datsik and other ‘Path of Totality’ contributors.
We all love the classic Black Sabbath cut ‘Sweet Leaf’ from their 1971 album, ‘Master of Reality,’ but Testament guitarist Eric Peterson has an entirely different, more in-depth connection with the song — and understandably so, as the guitarist recently reminisced about sharing some ‘Sweet Leaf’ with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
Get ready to have your minds blown, Beastie Boys fans, because the classic video for the tune ‘Sabotage’ has been re-enacted by little kids. In a loving tribute to the recently deceased Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, the kids in this video for ‘Sabotage’ don awesome wigs, chase down criminals, bet on games of Connect Four and get thrown off buildings.
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