general music news:
Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho Looking for 100 Electric Guitarists to Play With Him at Helsinki Festival
Find out how to audition here.

POSTED: 04/27/2015 - 08:49 am

According to Kerry King, the New Slayer Album is Paul Bostaph's 'Reign in Blood'
Guitarist talks up new record in interview.

POSTED: 04/27/2015 - 08:43 am

More Details Emerge About Rammstein/Hypocrisy Supergroup
Lindemann will release debut album "Skills in Pills" on June 19.

POSTED: 04/27/2015 - 08:34 am

Jimmy Page and Jack White 'Love' Metallica's 'St. Anger'
Guitarists are fans of controversial album according to Bob Rock.

POSTED: 04/27/2015 - 08:24 am

Green Day Have Written 'Five Fantastic New Songs,' Says Their Producer
Long-term collaborator Rob Cavallo says Billie Joe Armstrong is "absolutely at the top of his game."

POSTED: 04/27/2015 - 07:04 am

Nikki Sixx Says Band Reunions Are 'About Money and Not About Music'
The group have signed a contract to ensure their last ever shows take place this year.

POSTED: 04/27/2015 - 06:02 am

Lemmy Facing Serious Health Issues Again, Motorhead Forced to Cancel Monsters of Rock Show
Frontman taken to hospital after "suffering from gastric distress and dehydration."

POSTED: 04/26/2015 - 12:31 pm

Today in Killer Musicians: Chris Letchford of Scale the Summit Offers Ripping 'Earthen' Guitar Playthrough
Solo jazz stuff from Mr. Letchford, top-notch it is.

POSTED: 04/25/2015 - 05:44 pm

Loudness Wars: Metallica Is Officially the Loudest Band of All Time
Metal titans win the loudness war with "Death Magnetic," study finds.

POSTED: 04/25/2015 - 04:37 pm

Def Leppard Guitarist Announces Blues-Rock Side Project
Phil Collen's new band also features STP bassist Robert DeLeo.

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 08:36 am

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Announce New Guitarist
Nick Maybury will replace the late Jeremy Brown.

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 08:30 am

Charlie Benante to Miss Out More Anthrax Tour Dates
Jon Dette will stand in as Benante battles Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 08:22 am

Footage of Green Day Playing on High School Campus in 1990 Surfaces
Check out raw early footage of punk rock mainstays.

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 07:39 am

Grateful Dead Confirm Plans to Simulcast Farewell Concerts
"This is probably one of, if not the biggest, concert events of all time."

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 06:19 am

Queens of the Stone Age Launch Charity Benefiting Ill and Disabled Musicians
"The mission of The Sweet Stuff Foundation is to help our musical community."

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 05:20 am

Iced Earth Back in Business With 'The Judas Goat'
Jon Schaffer's crew set for studio return after recovery from neck surgery.

POSTED: 04/24/2015 - 04:57 am

Watch SOAD's Historic Armenia Perfomance in Full
The show took place today, commemorating 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 04:33 pm

Lesson Time: Tosin Abasi Presents Lesson on Hammer-On, Plucking and Tapping
How about you actually learn something today?

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 01:59 pm

Bob Rock: On the 'Black Album,' James Hetfield Wanted to Sing Like 'Wicked Game' Singer Chris Isaak
"Bob, I've never really sang before - I've just kind of yelled."

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 01:19 pm

Neal Schon: Santana Reunion Will Bring 'World Domination Again'
Neal Schon hopes to tour original lineup record, to be completed this week.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 11:32 am

Slayer Brought Together by Jeff Hanneman's Death
Tom Araya says Jeff's passing means he and Kerry King are closer than ever.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 11:25 am

Metallica's 'No Life Till Leather' Was Second Biggest Selling RSD Release
Demo tape reissue shifted 2,911 copies in two days.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 07:18 am

Rusty Cooley: 'I Turned Down the Offer to Join Megadeth'
Guitarist didn't want to play "everybody else's guitar solos."

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 07:04 am

Tool: U2 Record Store Day Gaffe 'Makes You Believe in Higher Powers'
Band responds to news that their debut EP was packed in U2 album sleeves.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 06:16 am

Scott Weiland Responds to Richard Patrick Junkie Claims: 'I Haven't Had a Needle in My Arm in 13 Years'
Weiland refutes suggestion that he is still using.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 06:00 am

Slash: 'Guitar Nerds Are the Worst'
Axeman hates fans who expect him to "blow their minds with tricks" - but he's loving life on the road.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 05:29 am

Tone Clone: How to Sound Like Rush Axeman Alex Lifeson Guide Surfaces
This is how to acquire a "Freewill" guitar sound.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 06:03 pm

Take a Look at Trent Reznor's Luxurious House, You Can Buy It for $4.5m
The place is conveniently located in the Beverly Crest area in LA.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 05:45 pm

Being a Black Metal Band in Saudi Arabia Can Get You a Death Penalty, Meet the Band Who's Willing to Risk It
The anonymous lads are known as Al-Namrood.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 04:15 pm

Kerry King: 'I Don't Know How Anybody Can Be in Megadeth, Mustaine Is Crazy'
Slayer axeman praises Dave's guitar skills, says he was "cooler" back in the day.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 03:14 pm

Scott Weiland Claims Art of Anarchy 'Was a Scam From the Beginning'
Claims he didn't now who the band were, in spite of appearing in video with them...

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 10:26 am

Mark Tremonti Talks Scott Stapp: 'He Was Never Open About His Addictions'
Guitarist opens up about troubled singer in new interview.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 10:13 am

Phil Rudd May Avoid Jail Time Because of 'Pre-Trial Prejudice'
Lawyer's ploy could see Rudd free in spite of guilty plea.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 09:57 am

U2 Fans Accidentally Given Tool EP on Record Store Day
"A good chunk" of U2 record sleeves actually contained Tool's "Opiate."

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 09:44 am

The Libertines Working With Ed Sheeran and One Direction Producer on New Album
Band recruits Jake Gosling for third album sessions in Thailand.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 08:29 am

Jack White Makes 'Six Figure Donation' to National Blues Museum
The museum is set to open in St. Louis later this year.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 07:45 am

Abbath Brings in God Seed Men
King ov Hell and Kolstad join ex-Immortal frontman's band.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 07:14 am

Guns N' Roses Not Over Says DJ Ashba
Guitarist predicts Axl Rose will confirm return to action soon.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 05:01 am

Dave Mustaine: 'Kiko Loureiro Is Definitely the Best Guitarist Megadeth Ever Had'
Frontman sings praises of the band's new axeman.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 06:45 pm

Rush's Alex Lifeson to Make Live Appearance on 'Renman' Show Tomorrow, Questions Can Be Submitted
Tune in on April 22 at 8 PM EDT via YouTube.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 06:32 pm

Meet Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, 15-Year-Old Blues Guitar Master
The kid's got an amazing feel.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 06:07 pm

Gene Simmons: 'People Who Say Money Is the Root of All Evil Are Morons, Lack of Money Is the Root of All Evil'
"I'll never stop hunting more money, I'll never have enough."

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 05:24 pm

Tosin Abasi Is Now Using a 9-String Guitar, Watch Him Play

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 03:03 pm

Mike Portnoy in New Band With David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick?
Portnoy promises "great metal album" from new project.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 09:24 am

Filter Frontman: 'STP Fans Need to Stop Enabling Scott Weiland'
Claims that fans who defend "rock star behavior" are pushing him to death.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 09:05 am

Jack White: 'Treat Musicians With as Much Respect as You Treat Actors, Directors and Film Studios'
Singer urges fans to keep music "scared."

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 08:49 am

Muse: 'When We Met Kanye West, All He Wanted to Talk About Was T-Shirts'
Matt Bellamy recalls bizarre backstage meeting with rapper.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 08:41 am

Foo Fighters Stream 'Songs From the Laundry Room' EP
Foo Fighters' Record Store Day release is now streaming online.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 08:31 am

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt: 'I Nearly Give Up Every Day'
Opeth mainman admits to confidence issues he couldn't live without.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 07:35 am

Alice Cooper Talks Working With Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Brian Johnson
The shock-rocker says new Hollywood Vampires album is "done" and "ready to go."

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 06:22 am