general music news:
8-String Guitar: Zac Tiessen Presents New Song 'Infinity'
Check out 18-year-old Zac doing his thing.

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 06:58 pm

Joe Satriani: Kirk Hammett Was Already a Pro When I Started Giving Him Guitar Lessons
"Many of his friends and contemporaries would storm out complaining thinking I was a too harsh a teacher."

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 03:34 pm

Mikael Akerfeldt Explains How Money Is Shared in Opeth
"When money comes in, that's when problems come in."

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 02:55 pm

Judas Priest and Mastodon Have Announced a Fall 2015 North American Tour
Metal giants teaming up for a series of dates.

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 07:49 am

Tom DeLonge Says It Would Take 'A Few Phone Calls' for Him to Rejoin Blink-182
Is estranged singer now open to a reunion?

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 07:34 am

Shawn Drover: Megadeth Split Not Negative
Drummer says he decided to leave as year of downtime loomed - and reveals Act of Defiance was formed the same night.

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 06:20 am

After the Burial Cancel Tour to Grieve for Justin Lowe
Justin's colleagues to take time off after his tragic death.

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 05:19 am

Vic Firth Dead at 85
Renowned manufacturer of drum sticks has left us.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 04:17 pm

DJ Ashba Has Left Guns N' Roses
Guitarist parts ways with Axl Rose and co. after six years in the band.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 12:19 pm

Billy Corgan: Radiohead Were the Last Band That Did 'Anything New' With the Guitar
"We get our a-ses kicked by EDM," says Smashing Pumpkins frontman.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 09:20 am

FNM's Billy Gould: 'I Traded My Classic Vinyl Collection for Huey Lewis and the News Records Just to P-ss Off My Friends'
He calls it the "stupidest thing he's ever done."

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 09:03 am

Brann Dailor: Brent Hinds 'Wasn't Exactly Serious' When He Said He Hated Metal
Mastodon drummer clarifies guitarist's interview comments.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 08:46 am

Roger Waters Unveils New Song 'Crystal Clear' at Newport Folk Festival
Pink Floyd main man debuts new track in stripped back performance.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 08:17 am

Jungle Rot Frontman Slams Kerry King Over Mayhem Festival Comments
"The guy's been runnin' his mouth enough and this is the final straw," Matrise states.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 08:04 am

Megadeth Hire Lamb of God Producer Josh Wilbur
Dave Mustaine confirms Wilbur is on board to mix thrash veterans' 15th album.

POSTED: 07/27/2015 - 06:28 am

BVB Guitarist Talks His Beginnings in Classical Music: 'Yngwie Was Like Mozart on Guitar'
Jinxx tells UG about his grandfather's influence, playing guitar during grunge revolution and more.

POSTED: 07/26/2015 - 12:33 pm

Alice in Chains Singer Layne Staley Wanted to Join Audioslave
He never made the audition.

POSTED: 07/24/2015 - 01:25 pm

Teenage Time Killers Album Available for Streaming
Check out new music from the super group with everyone in it.

POSTED: 07/24/2015 - 08:25 am

Scott Weiland Fans Alleging Singer of Ripping Them Off With PledgeMusic Campaign
Fans paid $500 for "stage used" megaphones that appear to be new...

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

Neil Young Releases Documentary Hitting Out at Monsanto
"Seeding Fear" takes aim at GM corporation.

POSTED: 07/24/2015 - 07:49 am

Dave 'Brownsound' Baksh Has Rejoined Sum 41
Baksh is back, all right!

POSTED: 07/24/2015 - 07:33 am

Ghost: Religion Is a Big Problem, Being Religious Is Like Being a Bit Dumb
"It's a very, very big danger."

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

Ghost No Longer Forced to Call Themselves Ghost BC: 'Americans Are So Conscious About Not Being Sued'
"There was never a lawsuit."

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 06:25 pm

Watch Tosin Abasi's Ripping Demonstration of Swybrid and Slap Guitar Techniques
We said watch, not scroll over!

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 02:57 pm

Avenged Sevenfold Part Ways With Drummer Arin Ilejay
Arin was a member of the band for four years.

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 01:24 pm

Kanye West Has a Larger Musical Vocabulary Than Metallica and Led Zeppelin, Research Finds
Mr. West triumphs over every rock band, even beats Bob Dylan.

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 11:47 am

Aphex Twin Reveals He Will Soon Release Over 100 Tracks From His Archive
New batch of previously unheard material to be released "soonish."

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 10:51 am

Corey Taylor on Slipknot Concept Album: 'I Don't Know If We Could, But It's an Interesting Idea'
Vocalist is currently thinking of a story for proposed conceptual record.

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 08:33 am

Sebastian Bach Storms Off Stage After Mic Stops Working
Singer also hits out at photographer during Pittsburgh club gig.

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 08:18 am

Jeff Hanneman's Guitars Are Being Auctioned Off on eBay
Four of the late guitarist's axes are currently on auction site.

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 08:03 am

Dee Snider: 'The Music Industry Needs to Start From Scratch'
"Just level the f--king building and build something brand new," says Twisted Sister frontman.

POSTED: 07/23/2015 - 07:38 am

Watch One-Handed Guitarist Play Some Mean Stoner Rock With His Band
The dude's called Jake Wallace, the band's called Elder Druid.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 05:36 pm

After the Burial Guitarist Justin Lowe Found Dead Following Severe Struggle With Mental Illness
He was 32.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 02:41 pm

Did Black Sabbath Steal the 'Paranoid' Riff?
A band called Half Life presented an eerily similar piece back in 1969.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 01:07 pm

Blink-182 to Record New Music With Matt Skiba in August
Alkaline Trio frontman has been playing live with the band since departure of Tom DeLonge.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 09:38 am

Tremonti and Trivium Announce Joint Tour
Bands announce US fall trek.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 08:57 am

Yes Plan to Continue Without Chris Squire
Drummer Alan White says the band will move forward.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 07:52 am

Rob Halford Still Wants to Collaborate With Lady Gaga
Judas Priest man says working with the singer is "on his bucket list."

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 07:33 am

Blur: Festivals Won't Book Us If We Don't Play 'Song 2'
Band needs to dedicate half-hour of set to hits according to Dave Rowntree.

POSTED: 07/22/2015 - 06:13 am

Till Lindemann: 'Rammstein Will Never Write a Song in English, It's Like Asking Buddha to Kill a Pig'
The vocalist tells UG about his introduction to the English language through the world of music.

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 07:44 pm

Dave Mustaine: 'Broderick and Drover Were P-ssed Because People Wanted 'Rust in Peace' Reunion'
Megadeth frontman adds that Kiko Loureiro is the first 'Deth guitarist to "intimidate" him since Marty Friedman.

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

Man Buys Guitar at Garage Sale for $175, Turns Out It's Worth $800,000
The six-string was stolen over 50 years ago from this band called The Beatles.

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 06:14 pm

Alice Cooper: Mumford & Sons Proved Me Wrong, They Rock
"I'm really impressed with them now, that's the kind of band I'd go to see."

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 04:31 pm

Black Veil Brides Frontman: 'You Can't Let People Tell You That Music of Your Era Is Not Valid'
"The newest song you will hear is from when I was five years old."

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 03:46 pm

Mastodon Cancel Tour Dates Over 'Family Matter'
All shows up until September 3 are off - including Reading and Leeds appearances.

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 08:47 am

Def Leppard Reject Donald Trump's Offer to Compère Gig: 'We Wouldn't Associate With This Clown'
The US Presidential candidate intended on introducing the band at the Iowa State Fair.

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 08:31 am

Teenage Girl Uncovers Photos From Nirvana's First-Ever Concert in 1987
Maggie Poukkula's father was a friend of Cobain's and hosted the fateful gig at his house.

POSTED: 07/21/2015 - 05:54 am

Kim Jong-un's Favorite Band? Meet Laibach, the First Foreign Group Ever to Play in North Korea
"Controversial" Slovenian avant-garde industrial rockers, a band that significantly influenced Rammstein.

POSTED: 07/20/2015 - 02:39 pm

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28
Josh had no health issues, and no evidence of foul play, injuries or involvement of drugs was found.

POSTED: 07/20/2015 - 01:48 pm

Nikki Sixx Plans to Release Two Sixx:AM Albums Next Year
Band also planning two year tour.

POSTED: 07/20/2015 - 08:46 am