general music news:
Barack Obama Pays Tribute to the Grateful Dead Before Their Final Show
President salutes "iconic American band."

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 09:01 am

New Video From Chris Holmes Has Redefined Terrible
We've not seen a video this bad since the last Chris Holmes video.

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 08:25 am

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Plays First Show Since Hospitalization for Alcoholism
Frontman returns to stage after almost dying last year.

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 08:11 am

Howard Jones Reveals That He Almost Committed Suicide While in Killswitch Engage
"Someone knew what I was doing and called the police cause I almost blew my head off."

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 06:41 am

Steven Tyler Launches Country Music Video
View promo for Aerosmith singer's track "Love Is Your Name" - as bandmate Tom Hamilton confirms cancer all-clear.

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 05:43 am

Deen Castronovo Begged Police for Help
Journey drummer threatened to kill himself in voicemail, court hears.

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 05:00 am

Concertgoers in Finland Can Now Get a Refund for Attending Bad Shows
Crappy show = 50% off.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 04:00 pm

Robert Plant Makes Fun of Pearl Jam for Ripping Off Led Zeppelin Song
"I mean how many times have you played 'Going to California'? Oh, sorry, whatever your song is called."

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 03:17 pm

Watch Eddie Van Halen Kick Off Van Halen Tour With a 9-Minute Guitar Solo
Lots of rarities too, check out the full set list inside.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 01:23 pm

Paradise Lost Guitarist Would Rather You Download Band's Records for Free Than Listen to Them on Spotify
"Spotify only really benefits the few people that run it," says Greg Mackintosh.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 10:20 am

Faith No More Bassist: Music Has Been Going Backwards Since Guns N' Roses Appeared
Bill Gould talks "retro" obsession in rock.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 09:41 am

Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Maiden frontman says "the inside of his head was cooked" by radiation therapy.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 09:11 am

Mark Tremonti 'Bummed and Happy' That Wolfgang Van Halen Is Skipping Tremonti Tour
Wolfgang missing tour for Van Halen "was a reasonable thing" according to guitarist.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 08:54 am

Newspaper Hits Out at Foo Fighters for 'Exploitation of Photographers'
Controversy as Washington City Paper accuses band of attempting to take editorial control from the press.

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 08:24 am

Paul McCartney Says He Was 'Frustrated' at How John Lennon Became a 'Martyr' After Death
Singer says his former Beatles bandmate did "a lot of great work" but also "a lot of not-great work."

POSTED: 07/06/2015 - 06:40 am

Def Leppard: Spotify Is as Bad as Napster
Guitarist Phil Collen says his friend made less than $20 for 1 million song streams.

POSTED: 07/05/2015 - 05:33 pm

Ritchie Blackmore Returning to Rock Music Next Year
"I will know exactly in one month who I want to have in this band to play Deep Purple and Rainbow songs."

POSTED: 07/05/2015 - 04:17 pm

Lesson Time: 7 Essential Tips to Maximize Your Bass Guitar Practice Time
"Stop thinking of failure being a bad thing."

POSTED: 07/04/2015 - 03:43 pm

Metallica Producer Flemming Rasmussen: 'Jason Newsted Was Technically a Better Bass Player Than Cliff Burton'
Producer of "Ride the Lightning," "Master of Puppets," and "...And Justice for All" calls Jason "much tighter and faster."

POSTED: 07/04/2015 - 02:21 pm

Young Bands, Metallica Manager Wants You: 'Where's the New Metallica?!'
"Please, anybody out there who is in a hard rock band under the age of 25 - call me. We need you!"

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 01:52 pm

Joey Belladonna on His '90s Ouster From Anthrax: 'It Sucks That We Had to Spend 13 Years' Apart
Singer didn't understand why his voice wasn't right for Anthrax during the John Bush era.

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 09:40 am

Prince Removes His Music From Every Streaming Service Except Tidal and Google Play Music All Access
Way to back the winning horse Prince...

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 09:03 am

'Bands That Were Once Very Successful Are Falling Off the Map' According to Crowbar's Kirk Windstein
"They'll get popular, and then, boom, they're gone."

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 08:31 am

Amy Winehouse's Label Boss 'Destroyed' Demos for Singer's Unfinished Third Album
No more unreleased Amy Winehouse material will see the light of day.

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 08:17 am

Adam Lambert: Singing With Queen Is 'Not a Permanent Position'
Singer describes relationship with band as a "collaboration."

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 06:25 am

Beatles Concert Film Blocked From Release
"The Beatles: The Lost Concert" could not be shown because it violated Sony's copyrights.

POSTED: 07/03/2015 - 05:52 am

Slash: Today's Rock Lacks a Sense of Rebellion
"Even heavy metal bands are trying to be Top 40."

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 02:55 pm

Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Not Looking to Sing Aggressively That Much in the Future
Is the latest clean-singing single an indication of future LoG music?

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 01:21 pm

Kerry King on Ghost: 'I Love the Imagery, I Just Hate the F--king Music'
"I wanna like 'em, and I can't."

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 11:17 am

Iron Maiden Hail 18-minute 'Masterpiece'
Bassist Steve Harris says "The Book of Souls" track "Empire of the Clouds" is "totally different" from anything they've done before.

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 10:04 am

Breaking Benjamin Land First No. 1 Album on Billboard Chart
Band tops Billboard 200 with fifth album "Dark Before Dawn."

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 09:23 am

Rush Want 'Clockwork Angels' Movie
Drummer Neil Peart thinks 2012 album would make an "amazing" film and says he's surprised it hasn't happened.

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 06:04 am

Deryck Whibley Books Comeback Shows
My Chemical Romance bassist to join Sum 41 frontman's return following booze battle.

POSTED: 07/02/2015 - 05:11 am

Joe Satriani: 'I Hate Changing Strings, I Haven't Changed Mine Since December 2014'
"New strings can be a problem - they can be too bright."

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 12:19 pm

Ex-Maiden Singer Paul Di'Anno: There Hasn't Been a Good Band From Germany Apart From Rammstein
"Let's be honest, you know what I mean?!"

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 11:48 am

Trent Reznor Compares Apple Music to the 'Feeling of Walking Into an Independent Record Shop'
Nine Inch Nails musician discusses the new music streaming service.

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 09:22 am

Soulfly Unveil New Track 'We Sold Our Souls to Metal'
Band release lyric video for new single.

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 08:34 am

Tool's Maynard James Keenan Hits Out at Same-Sex Marriage Opponents
Singer makes Facebook statement in light of landmark Supreme Court decision.

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 07:55 am

Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Charged With Rape
Charges of assault and unlawful use of weapon also leveled against drummer.

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 07:39 am

Morbid Angel Press on With Writing Work
Remaining members Steve Tucker and Azagthoth keeping busy after string of exits.

POSTED: 07/01/2015 - 06:07 am

PRS Boss Explains How His New Company Will Help the US Navy and DNA Sequencing
"They told me, 'you're in the wrong industry. You need to go talk to medical and the government,'" he tells UG.

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 04:45 pm

How Not to Go Broke on Tour, as Explained By Metal Musician
"It was Benjamin Franklin who once said 'Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.'"

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 01:33 pm

Impeccably Timed Rainbow at Grateful Dead Reunion Show Prompts Conspiracy Theories
Was the rainbow a $50,000 production effect?

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 08:13 am

Faith No More Play 'All My Life' After Replacing Foo Fighters at Belgian Festival
In other news, Foos' North American dates to go ahead as scheduled.

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 07:52 am

Guns N' Roses Have Enough Material for Two or Three New Albums
When those albums might see the light of day is another story...

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 07:39 am

Gene Simmons' Son: 'My Dad Is Full of Sh-t and So Are You'
Nick Simmons pens fascinating piece about relationship with his dad.

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 07:15 am

Kings of Leon Start Writing Seventh Album in 174 Year Old Nashville House
The record will follow on from 2013's "Mechanical Bull."

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 06:30 am

Shinedown Are Back With New Song 'Cut the Cord'
New album to be released this summer.

POSTED: 06/30/2015 - 06:05 am

Dave Mustaine: Management Is to Blame for the Departure of Broderick and Drover
"They didn't even say goodbye to me - that's how badly they were spoken to - and for that I'm sad."

POSTED: 06/29/2015 - 09:29 pm

Limp Bizkit Guitarist Wes Borland Is Now Playing a 4-String Guitar, Footage Available
"Not a bass. Tuned an octave down F#, and octave up F#, B, E."

POSTED: 06/29/2015 - 12:57 pm