general music news:
Opeth Don't Know Which Direction They Will Take With New Album, Are Pleased About It
"'Pale Communion' feels like a relevant record for the rock world," says Mikael Akerfeldt.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 04:48 pm

Vinnie Paul: 'Blast Beat Doesn't Have Much of a Groove'
Vince not impressed by young drummers.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 04:16 pm

Dave Grohl: 'Rock N' Roll Is Alive and Well in My House'
"I'm sorry that some people might feel starved for it," the musician adds.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 03:43 pm

Josh Homme Talks New QOTSA Album: 'There's No Reason to Wait'
"Next year will be a year of science and collection of ideas," the frontman adds.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 03:01 pm

Robb Flynn Ponders Worth of Social Media, Blasts Children of Bodom
"Deep down, musicians are all p-ssies," says Machine Head frontman.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 01:59 pm

Enter Shikari Stream 'The Last Garrison'
Hear track from 4th album "The Mindsweep" ahead of UK tour.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 10:57 am

Arcade Fire's Will Butler Contributed Music to Bronx Obama, a Film About an Obama Impersonator
The movie is available for preorded - if you really need it.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 10:16 am

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Says He 'Never Talked' to Bill Kelliher, Bjorn Gelotte About Possible Collaboration
Sweden act's frontman shoots down his supergroup involvement rumors.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 09:32 am

Slipknot's Jim Root Defends Band Against Accusations They 'Didn't Care' About Paul Gray's Drug Addiction
"Brenna's always got brothers that she can count on," he says.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 09:12 am

Poison Reunites for Corporate Gig, Teases Possible 2015 Tour
"So far no fist fights, sounds great and feels great. Maybe a reunion in 2015..." the Bret Michaels' website says.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 08:56 am

Led Zeppelin Share Alternate Version of 'Stairway to Heaven'
It features on the deluxe reissue of "Led Zeppelin IV."

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 08:41 am

In Flames' Anders Friden: 'I Don't Aim to Become the Best Singer in the Whole World'
"My voice is my instrument. The other guys wanna become better at their instrument. I wanna become better at my instrument," he says.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 08:32 am

Smashing Pumpkins: 'We're More a Concept Than a Band'
Billy Corgan tells what to expect from their new albums.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 05:47 am

Giant Spider Species Named After John Lennon
Tarantula experts use discovery to honour the Beatles legend.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 05:03 am

Ozzy Osbourne Takes Aim at Tony Blair
The Oz talks politics and having an ear for melody in second part of interview with son Jack.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 04:52 am

Wilko Johnson Says He Is Cancer Free
Singer says that he has been 'cured' of disease after undergoing operation earlier this year.

POSTED: 10/23/2014 - 04:40 am

Rob Halford: The Fact That Richie Faulkner Could Write Music Was 'A Real Bonus'
Judas Priest vocalist tells UG about the importance of songwriting factor.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 08:48 pm

Corey Taylor Remembers Nearly Committing Suicide: 'I Ended Up Swallowing a Bunch of Pills'
"That was probably the lowest moment of my life," says Slipknot vocalist.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 08:11 pm

Mike Portnoy Wonders: Is Led Zeppelin Guilty of Plagiarism?
"Don't shoot the messenger," the drummer says, along with an insightful article.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 07:24 pm

Allow Us to Introduce You to an All-Bass Metal Band
Zero guitars, three basses and a drum kit. Check out the final outcome inside.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 06:41 pm

Smashing Pumpkins: 'There Is No More Music Industry'
"It's a bunch of people running around selling computers and phones."

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 04:51 pm

Metallica to Perform at Blizzcon Gaming Convention
The performance will take place during the convention's closing ceremony on Saturday, November 8.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 10:08 am

Gene Simmons: 'Success Offers You Freedom'
"[People say] 'But love is the most important thing in the' - well, yeah, that's true, but not really, not in real life," the bassist says.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 10:02 am

Johnny Marr Says Noel Gallagher's New Album Is 'Very Melodic' and 'Pretty Rocking'
Marr appears on album's final track "Ballad of the Mighty I."

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 09:52 am

Opeth's Fredrik Akesson Says 'Majority' of Band's Fans Have Embraced 'Pale Communion'
"I don't read everything on the Internet, so there's probably a lot of shit throwing on there," he says.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 09:03 am

Geoff Tate on Songwriting Process for His Upcoming Trilogy: 'It's Like I Saw God All of a Sudden'
"It's a complete story in three parts," he says about the album.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 08:44 am

Judas Priest's Ian Hill: 'We Want to Be Out There and Doing What We Love'
"We all still love it, and we're are still able to do it ... What else are we going to do?" the bassist says.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 08:04 am

Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr to Perform Together at Brixton Academy?
Sources close to Marr start optimistic rumour.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 07:50 am

Stream Rancid's New Album 'Honor Is All We Know'
The punk titans' new album will drop on October 27.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 05:39 am

Scott Ian on Getting Wasted With Lemmy
Anthrax man recalls trying to keep up with Motorhead icon ... and failing.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 05:20 am

Philip Anselmo's Autobiography Will Paint 'More Upbeat' Picture of Pantera Years Than Did Rex Brown's 'Official Truth'
Phil's book is expected sometime next year.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 04:58 am

Michael Anthony Says He Could Sing for Van Halen
But bassist doesn't fancy the pressure that comes with being a frontman.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 04:07 am

Kasabian: 'There's Nothing More Depressing Than Seeing a Band Come Off Stage and Have Some Broccoli'
The band embark on a huge UK tour starting next month.

POSTED: 10/22/2014 - 03:47 am

Foo Fighters Turn Down Isle of Wight Headlining Spot
Event organizer John Giddings shares info via Twitter, more inside.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 07:38 pm

Gene Simmons: 'I Fail Every Day in My Life; So What?'
KISS man talks entrepreneurial spirit and importance of reading.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 05:46 pm

Lorde Teams Up With Chemical Brothers for 'This Is Not a Game' from 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack
Kanye West, Chvrches, Charli XCX and more will also feature on the soundtrack.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 08:21 am

Chvrches, the 1975, Foals to Rescore the Soundtrack to 'Drive'
Hear "Get Away" by Chvrches, for BBC Radio One.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 08:10 am

Bring Me the Horizon Release New Music Video, 'Drown'
The song is the first new music since "Sempiternal."

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 08:01 am

Paul McCartney Says Kanye West and Jay Z Was the Best Gig He's Attended
The former Beatle also reveals that he has twerked with Katy Perry.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 07:47 am

James Blunt Sorry for 'You're Beautiful': 'It Became Annoying'
Blunt says the song was force-fed down people's throats.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 07:38 am

Paul Stanley: 'Illegal Music Downloading Is Morally and Ethically Wrong'
KISS frontman compares file sharing to stealing a car.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 07:15 am

Dave Grohl: Calling Myself an Ambassador of Rock 'Would Be Pretentious and Egotistical'
"To me, it's just a labor of love."

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 07:11 am

Sebastian Bach on Gene Simmons' 'Rock Is Dead' Claim: 'I Get Enough Rock in My Life'
"I rock as hard as I can, and then I go to sleep," the singer says.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 06:48 am

Paul McCartney Shares Version of 'Beware My Love' With John Bonham on Drums
The song is included into the "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album reissue.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 05:28 am

Dave Grohl Shares Unreleased Version of Nirvana's 'Heart Shaped Box' Video
See how Dave Grohl fronted the band before there were Foo Fighters.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 05:15 am

Duff McKagan Says Kids Today Don't Listen to Full-Length Albums
"We just grew up in a different time," the bassist says.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 04:46 am

U2 Manager Hails 'Great Result' as 'Free' Album Charts at Number Six
'Songs of Innocence' was released physically on October 13.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 04:06 am

Devin Townsend: We Played for 50 People on Final Strapping Young Lad Tour, And Now Fans Want Reunion
Hevy Devy talks peculiar behavior of metal fans.

POSTED: 10/20/2014 - 06:05 pm

Corey Taylor: If I Took Online Comments Seriously, 'I'd Be Curled Up in Fetal Position, Sucking on My Thumb'
"I love it, though," the Slipknot vocalist adds.

POSTED: 10/20/2014 - 05:19 pm

Led Zeppelin Lose First Round of 'Stairway' Lawsuit
Judge denies motion to dismiss without prejudice.

POSTED: 10/20/2014 - 04:22 pm