general music news:
Slayer Name 11th Album After 'Hannemanthem'
"Repentless" to be released on September 11.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 10:34 am

 
Roger Daltrey Threatens to Walk Out of the Who Gig After Smelling Marijuana
Frontman is allergic to the drug.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 07:30 am

 
Brian May Hints at Recording New Queen Material With Adam Lambert
The Queen legend talks about what the future holds.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 05:59 am

 
Muse's Matt Bellamy 'Talked About Conspiracy Theories With Former Secretary of State Colin Powell'
Singer speaks about White House encounter.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 05:27 am

 
Zakk Wylde Admits Backstage Life Is Boring Since He Quit Drinking
"I hang out with my yoga instructor a lot."

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 04:51 am

 
Alex Lifeson Opens Up on Arthritis Agony
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson admits pain in hands and feet is worse than ever - and Geddy Lee fears it'll be main factor in end of touring career.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 04:33 am

 
Steven Wilson: 'Guthrie Govan Is Naturally Inclined to Do Things Which Are Impressive, But Not Necessarily Right for the Song'
"If you can get him in the right space, he's exquisite."

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 03:04 pm

 
Mike Portnoy: How Lars Ulrich Became My Role Model
"And I'm not even talking about the marketing side."

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 01:44 pm

 
Black Sabbath Reunite With Bill Ward to Accept Lifetime Achievement Award
The ceremony took place as a part of 60th Ivor Novello Awards.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 01:12 pm

 
Turns Out Justin Bieber Is a Pretty Good Drummer, Watch Him Play
The Biebz can hold the groove.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 12:54 pm

 
Tom DeLonge Describes Plans for His Own Record Label as a 'New Adventure'
Singer plots "audio-visual landscapes" and a flagship retail store in California.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 08:59 am

 
Ministry's Mike Scaccia Was Told He Had Five Years to Live
Guitarist was warned before his shock death in 2012, according to friend Bruce Corbitt.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 08:46 am

 
Paul Stanley: 'KISS Can Move Forward Without New Album'
Frontman says it's not necessary for the band to write new music.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 08:06 am

 
Mentally Handicapped Punk Band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Fails to Reach Eurovision Finals
Watch the band rocking out "Aina Mun Pitää."

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 06:53 pm

 
Babymetal: What We Learned From Metallica
"We hope one day we'll be able to reach that kind of level."

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 06:18 pm

 
Slash: 'Had I Not Been in GN'R, It Would Have Been My Favorite Band'
"To think that a Guns N' Roses record is a part of people's collections as a standard or staple just kills me."

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 12:33 pm

 
Michael Angelo Batio: 'Century After Century, Critics Criticize Musicians Who Can Play Fast'
"They did it to Franz Liszt! People want to categorize you with the same four cliches."

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 11:58 am

 
You Can Now Hire Members of Megadeth, Testament, Lamb of God to Play in Your Band
Also, Soilwork, Shadows Fall and more.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 11:31 am

 
B.B. King's Body Set for Public Viewing in Las Vegas Before Burial
Guitarist will be buried in his native Mississippi.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 08:24 am

 
Lars Ulrich on 'Cobain: Montage of Heck': 'It Was Almost Too Close'
Metallica drummer was a fan of rock doc.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 08:04 am

 
Dio's Right Hand Man Dean Schachtel Dies Hours After Dio Memorial Event
He was 49 years old.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 07:51 am

 
Phil Anselmo Working on Secret Death Metal Project
Band features "secret guys from across the equator."

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 07:44 am

 
Brann Dailor: 'Metallica Made the American Dream Seem Possible for Young Metal Bands'
"Metallica made it seem possible that you could achieve that much," says Mastodon drummer.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 07:35 am

 
New 'Guitar Hero Live' Songs Confirmed: Mastodon, Royal Blood, KSE, Deftones, Trivium and More
That's over 30 songs now, full list inside.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 05:11 pm

 
Nickelback Have the Most Intelligent Rock Hit Singles of the Past Decade, Study Finds
In general, US No. 1 hit songs score an average reading level of an eight-year-old.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 04:37 pm

 
Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan Wanted to Form a Band With Flavor Flav and Jenna Jameson
"Jenna played the canary."

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 03:35 pm

 
Yes Bassist Chris Squire Diagnosed With Leukemia
"This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me."

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 02:23 pm

 
Watch Duff McKagan and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Play 'Sweet Child o' Mine' on Bass and Accordion
Duo played unique rendition of GN'R classic at Seattle gig.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 08:45 am

 
Green Day Play Secret Gig at Venue That Once Banned Them for Signing to Major Label
Band returns to Gilman Street for benefit concert.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 08:22 am

 
Simon Cowell Producing Beatles Manager Biopic
Adaptation of "The Fifth Beatle" graphic novel in the works.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 08:04 am

 
Check Out New Muse Single 'Mercy'
Band unveils new song from "Drones."

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 07:26 am

 
Rolling Stones Are Better Than Ever - But Don't Know Why
Ronnie Wood wonders if band might explode one day - as Jagger reveals he sings karaoke to rehearse.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 07:15 am

 
David Lee Roth Has 'Credibility Issue' With Sammy Hagar
Frontman rules out singing Sammy-era songs - and insists there's a reason they didn't sell as well as his own.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 06:10 am

 
Randy Blythe Won't Get Closure From Prison Hell
Lamb of God frontman reveals he wrote "Still Echoes" about Nazi guillotine in Czech jail.

POSTED: 05/19/2015 - 05:45 am

 
Crobot: Playing in Cover Bands Can Get You Stuck in This Horrible Cycle With No Way Out
Also, Crobot use UG!

POSTED: 05/18/2015 - 06:07 pm

 
Korn's Jonathan Davis Debuts New Solo Track
Check out "Can You Hear Me" now.

POSTED: 05/18/2015 - 07:28 am

 
Jim Root on New Slipknot Album: 'Do We Go Pink Floyd or Death Metal?'
Guitarist states that new record is "a work in progress."

POSTED: 05/18/2015 - 07:20 am

 
Deftones Say New Album Is Inspired by Morrissey
"He's always been a favorite lyricist of mine," says Chino Moreno.

POSTED: 05/18/2015 - 07:05 am

 
Spotify Streams of B.B. King Increase 9800% Following News of His Death
Interest in guitar legend's music soars following news of his passing.

POSTED: 05/18/2015 - 06:27 am

 
James Hetfield: 'I Forgot Family for Fans'
Metallica frontman regrets choice he made at "split in the road" aged 50 - and reflects on challenges of being a dad.

POSTED: 05/18/2015 - 05:08 am

 
Footage of Nick Menza Rehearsing With Megadeth During Failed 'Rust in Peace' Reunion Surfaces
"We tried!", says Dave Mustaine's son Justis.

POSTED: 05/17/2015 - 05:58 pm

 
This Is What 'Rock Band 4' Looks Like; Megadeth and A7X Revealed Among First Bands
Also, five more bands.

POSTED: 05/17/2015 - 05:40 pm

 
Metallica Frontman James Hetfield Covers Adele With 16-Year-Old Daughter, Footage Available
Watch Papa Het and Cali jam an acoustic rendition of "Crazy for You."

POSTED: 05/17/2015 - 01:16 pm

 
Former Static-X Bassist on Wayne Static's Death: 'You Can't Help Somebody That Doesn't Wanna Be Helped'
Tony Campos notes that band couldn't help Static out of his addictions.

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 06:57 am

 
Beatles Music to Be Studied in British High Schools
"Sgt. Pepper" is on the syllabus.

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 06:27 am

 
Duff McKagan Weighs in on 'Sweet Child o' Mine' Rip-Off Allegations
Similarity between GN'R and Australian Crawl songs is "complete happenstance."

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 06:16 am

 
B.B. King Dead at 89
Legendary guitarist has passed away.

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 06:04 am

 
Between the Buried and Me Reveal 'The Coma Machine' Video
Track lifted from North Carolina outfit's upcoming 7th studio album.

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 05:34 am

 
Ronnie Wood's Biggest Regret: Forgetting the Girls
Rolling Stones man is glad he kept a diary - but sad about way drink clouded his memory.

POSTED: 05/15/2015 - 05:02 am

 
Michael Jackson's 17-Year-Old Daughter Is a Metalhead
She even posted a brief report of recent Metallica show.

POSTED: 05/14/2015 - 07:33 pm