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Today in Metal Salaries: Devin Townsend Makes $5,000 a Month
Before taxes.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 05:30 pm

David Coverdale and Ritchie Blackmore Have Discussed Possible Reunion
"We discussed the idea of getting back together in some way, which was Jon Lord's wish," Whitesnake frontman says.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 03:45 pm

Black Veil Brides Singer Jumps Into Crowd to Fight Heckler During Concert
"I'm so sick of people like you," Andy Biersack shouts to the member of the audience.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 02:42 pm

U2's Joshua Tree Vandalized With a Hacksaw
The landmark featured on the 1987 album has been damaged.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 08:45 am

Ministry's Al Jourgensen Launches Surgical Meth Machine
Jourgensen describes new project as "eyeball-popping," says "there's nothing under 220bpm on there."

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 08:16 am

Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe's Memoir 'Dark Days' Gets Official Release Date
Randy Blythe's book set for release on July 14.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 07:30 am

Nevermore Officially Over, Jeff Cordle Joins Ex-Members' Band
Nevermore for nevermore.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 06:32 am

Foo Fighters Named Best International Band at Brit Awards
Royal Blood take home Best British Group.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 06:21 am

Whitesnake Reveal 'The Purple Album'
David Coverdale introduces collection of reimagined tracks from his Deep Purple era.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 05:25 am

In This Moment: As Long as Musicians Are Emotionally Projecting Themselves, People Will Feel It
"People know when it's not real," frontmwoman Maria Brink tells UG.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 06:36 pm

Earnings and Attendance: See How Much Money Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Mastodon Grossed at Recent Shows
The Foos stand out as only act to gross over $1 million.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 05:59 pm

Dave Mustaine: 'Being in a Band With People Is Closest You Can Get Without Having Sex With Each Other'
"Because that's the only place left for you to go," Megadeth frontman adds.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 03:01 pm

KISS Admit to Using Backing Tapes on Japanese Tour
Band insist they have "nothing to hide."

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 08:41 am

Corey Taylor: 'Slipknot Never Take Success for Granted'
Singer describes headlining festivals as "a gift."

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 08:31 am

Yoko Ono Hits Back Against Ageist Critics: 'Don't Stop Me!'
The electronica pioneer compares herself to Iggy Pop in open letter.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 05:28 am

Aerosmith Have 'No Plans' to Return to Studio
"We're not quite sure when we might get back in the studio," guitarist Brad Whitford says.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 03:52 am

Twisted Sister: 'Rock Is Severely in Trouble, It's Aging and Not Regenerating With the Youth'
"There are no rock bands coming up that are that enormous that are that young," says guitarist Jay Jay French.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 05:18 pm

Gibson Black Beauty, 'The Holy Grail of Guitars,' Sold for $335,500
The guitar was bought by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 05:02 pm

Slash Reveals Why He Wears Sunglasses
Guitarist admits reason for wearing shades.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 08:20 am

Marilyn Manson: 'I'm Not a Sexist, But I Incite Misogynist Characteristics'
Manson talks attitude towards women in new interview.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 06:54 am

1977 Iron Maiden Lineup Reunites for First Time in 37 Years
Early days line-up may enter studio to record Maiden classics.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 06:23 am

Here's Exactly How Tommy Lee's 'Cruecifly' Drum Kit Works
Now you know, why Lee's sticks don't fall when he is upside-down.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 05:11 am

Jimi Hendrix Animated in Final Interview
Clip of conversation recorded the week before he died in 1970 features in web series.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 04:45 am

Noel Gallagher Says He'll Reform Oasis for 'Half a Billion'
"If somebody puts that on the table, I'll pack my bags in the morning and say, 'How many gigs do you want?'" said Gallagher.

POSTED: 02/24/2015 - 04:26 am

Steven Adler Claims That Reunited Classic GN'R Album Would 'Blow 'Appetite for Destruction' Away'
"I think we could make an even bigger kicka-s record," the drummer says.

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 07:51 pm

Gear Guide: How to Sound Like David Gilmour
Check out the budget and blowout options to get the Pink Floyd master's sound.

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 05:21 pm

Kurt Cobain Talks Guitars: 'I Can't Find a Gibson I Like'
"We're just musically and rhythmically retarded," Nirvana frontman said.

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 04:25 pm

Petition Demands That Facebook Stops Charging Bands to Reach Fans
"You need $2,000 dollars from a band barely making ends meet just so they can talk to a fan base."

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 03:48 pm

Researchers Warning of Learned Deafness as One of Uprising Issues of Modern Society
Constant noise causing humans to "lose the ability to engage with the environment the way we were built to."

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 01:19 pm

'Metallica: Some Kind of Monster' Director Dead at 58
Bruce Sinofsky passes away after battle with diabetes.

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 10:03 am

Geddy Lee: Rush Have to Slow Down 'Dramatically'
"Everyone's in a different space right now" according to bassist.

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 09:48 am

Royal Blood Turned Down Band Aid 30 Offer Because They Couldn't Sing Bono's Lyric
"We'd only do it if Ben could dress up as Bono."

POSTED: 02/23/2015 - 09:34 am

Rob Halford: Heavy Metal is 'An Alpha-Male-Dominated World'
Singer talks male dominance of metal in new interview.

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

Metallica's Hetfield: 'You Wouldn't Like Me if You Knew the Horrible Things I've Done'
"Shameful, extremely shameful, dark stuff," the frontman says.

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 02:20 pm

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Working on Unusual Solo Album
He's working on a cuban flared record.

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 09:39 am

Marilyn Manson and Godsmack's Sully Erna Starring in New Film
Rockers announced to star in "Street Level."

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 08:54 am

Kid Rock: Why Bands Aren't Charging Less for Gig Tickets?
Singer questions ticket prices after success with $20 model.

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 08:47 am

Nightwish's Floor Jansen Didn't Mind Not Being Involved in Songwriting on 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'
Jansen discusses her creative input in the new Nightwish album.

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 07:13 am

Eric Clapton to Enter Blues Hall of Fame
Slowhand will be honored alongside Little Richard and Tommy Brown at gala weekend.

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 05:09 am

Axl Rose Would Never Reunite Classic Guns N' Roses Lineup for Money
Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus claims Axl Rose "won't do anything for business or money."

POSTED: 02/20/2015 - 04:33 am

New Short Animated Film Tells the Story of Tony Iommi's Finger-Chopping Accident
Happy birthday, Iron Man!

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 03:34 pm

Has Bumblefoot Officially Left Guns N' Roses?
"I've been honoring a request to not make any public statements about it," the guitarist says.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 02:17 pm

Dave Grohl Compares Lorde's Success to '90s Grunge Revolution
"She represents that next generation of revolution maybe," Foo Fighters frontman says.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 01:54 pm

Afroman Apologises After Being Arrested for Punching Female Fan During Gig
Singer said he was going to rehab for his anxiety.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 11:46 am

Blur Announce First New Album in 12 Years
First single "Go Out" is available for streaming.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 11:14 am

Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Cancer Treatment
Iron Maiden frontman is battling cancer.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 10:58 am

Jeff Loomis Will Be on the Next Arch Enemy Album
Legendary guitarist will enter studio with Swedish death metal band.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 07:42 am

Foo Fighters Auction Studio Time To Help With Friend's Mother's Medical Bills
For $11,000, you could record at Studio 606.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 07:24 am

Touting Controversy: AC/DC Tickets Selling for Average of $250 on Secondary Market
Massive inflation on secondary AC/DC tickets revealed.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 07:09 am

Godsmack's Robbie Merrill Feels Bad for Rock Bands That Are Starting Out Today
"All the record labels are not signing rock bands anymore," he notes.

POSTED: 02/19/2015 - 04:59 am