general music news:
Dave Lombardo and Charlie Benante Named Thrash Legends
Ex-Slayer and Anthrax drummers given awards at Bonzo Bash.

POSTED: 01/26/2015 - 08:49 am

 
Bob Dylan to Gift New Album to 50,000 Senior Citizens
"Shadows in the Night" is made up of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra.

POSTED: 01/26/2015 - 05:08 am

 
Phil Anselmo Named Musical Artist of the Year
Down singer to be honoured at 2015 President's Arts Awards in Louisiana hometown.

POSTED: 01/26/2015 - 04:48 am

 
Steven Wilson: 'Technology Is Only as Good as the Way People Choose to Use It'
"Most people use the internet for downloading music, pornography, and talking bulls-it," the musician says.

POSTED: 01/25/2015 - 05:51 pm

 
The Prodigy: 'We're as Culturally Important as Oasis or Blur'
"When you trace the lines back to the Sex Pistols, the Clash, we are in that line," says mainman Liam Howlett.

POSTED: 01/25/2015 - 05:30 pm

 
Slipknot Members Join Korn Onstage to Rock Out Beastie Boys Classic 'Sabotage'
Jam takes place in London as part of joint UK tour, footage inside.

POSTED: 01/25/2015 - 04:42 pm

 
Tangerine Dream Leader Edgar Froese Passes Away at 70
Electro music pioneer dies in Vienna from pulmonary embolism.

POSTED: 01/25/2015 - 02:54 pm

 
Morrissey Tells Fan He Has Ebola to Avoid Signing Autograph
That's one way to avoid a fan...

POSTED: 01/23/2015 - 08:11 am

 
Zombie Boy Featuring Ex-Rob Zombie Guitarist Mike Riggs: 'Zombie Boy 666 Medley' Lyric Video
Check out the lyric video for medley of group's six different songs.

POSTED: 01/23/2015 - 06:29 am

 
Ice-T's Body Count Release Video for Cover Version of Suicidal Tendencies' 'Institutionalized'
Ice-T modernized some of the lyrics, adding references to Xbox, email passwords and vegans.

POSTED: 01/23/2015 - 05:18 am

 
Asking Alexandria Part Ways With Singer Danny Worsnop
"At this point in time, that isn't me," the vocalist adds.

POSTED: 01/22/2015 - 09:26 pm

 
Motley Crue Flip the Bird at Justin Bieber
State that singer "wouldn't be allowed in the arena" for Crue show.

POSTED: 01/22/2015 - 08:14 am

 
Machine Head Frontman Rips Phil Labonte for LGBT Comments, Discusses Racial Issues in Great Depth
Robb Flynn calls out All That Remains frontman for "ignorant a-s world views."

POSTED: 01/21/2015 - 05:53 pm

 
Porcupine Tree Reunion Not Happening Yet, Steven Wilson Says
Frontman also "definitely not ruling it out," says "we will make another record."

POSTED: 01/21/2015 - 01:31 pm

 
Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington's Leg Injury Forces Concert Cancellations
"I need to take the proper time to assess the severity of my injury and apologize for any disappointment this has caused," says Linkin Park frontman.

POSTED: 01/21/2015 - 04:20 am

 
All That Remains Frontman: 'Black Community Has a Lot More Room to Be Upset Than LGBT Community'
"Homosexuals were never property," Phil Labonte says.

POSTED: 01/20/2015 - 04:14 pm

 
Billy Corgan: 'There Was Way More Bad Grunge Than Great Grunge'
"The two great horrors of our artistic age are cynicism and sentimentality," the Smashing Pumpkins frontman adds.

POSTED: 01/20/2015 - 02:58 pm

 
Vinnie Paul: I Can't Groove to Blast Beats, It Sounds Like Somebody Sweeping the Floor
"There's no melody, there's no song and there's no chorus," the drummer tells UG.

POSTED: 01/20/2015 - 01:32 pm

 
The Smashing Pumpkins Premiere Video for New Single 'Being Beige'
Single is the first to be taken from "Monuments to an Elegy."

POSTED: 01/20/2015 - 03:59 am

 
Corey Taylor on Slipknot's Success: 'If We Were Just a Band With an Image, We'd Not Be as Hot Today'
"The masks weren't just gimmicks to sell music, and the anger was real," he adds.

POSTED: 01/20/2015 - 03:06 am

 
How to Glitch Tap on Guitar: A Detailed Explanation
We introduced this technique a few weeks ago, this is how to perfect it.

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 04:24 pm

 
Justin Bieber to Keith Richards: 'Who the F-ck Are You?!'
"You're a man. I respect that," the Rolling Stones legend replies.

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 03:58 pm

 
Tool's Adam Jones Names 10 Favorite Guitarists
King Crimson dominates the list.

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 03:32 pm

 
Listen: 9-String Guitar Slap Song With Loads of Groove
Guitar wiz Rob Scallon delivers the goods with his 9-string again.

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 02:05 pm

 
Marty Friedman Hits Out at 'Shredders' in New Interview
Ex-Megadeth guitarist claims that term is "worse than 'virtuoso.'"

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 09:03 am

 
Metal Festival Featuring Cannibal Corpse Disrupted by Religious Protests
South African Witchfest forced to move after harassment from Christian group.

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 06:25 am

 
Nazareth Singer Linton Osborne Quits
Dan McCafferty's replacement Linton Osborne says: "It didn't work out."

POSTED: 01/19/2015 - 04:26 am

 
Extremely Rare Footage of Pantera's Dimebag, Vinnie and Rex Performing Last Gig Together Surfaces
Boys rocking the New Year's Eve of 2001 as Gasoline, deliver rock classics.

POSTED: 01/16/2015 - 02:28 pm

 
Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Interested in Megadeth Gig
Though he wouldn't want to pull double duty like Gary Holt.

POSTED: 01/16/2015 - 06:51 am

 
The Black Crowes Are No More, Says Guitarist Rich Robinson
Guitarist Rich Robinson has issued a statement announcing the end of The Black Crowes after 24 years as a band.

POSTED: 01/16/2015 - 03:53 am

 
Emperor Co-Founder: 'I Find Myself Emotionally Numb to Modern Metal Bands'
"Usually I find myself looking back in time," Samoth tells UG.

POSTED: 01/15/2015 - 05:09 pm

 
Nickelback Frontman: 'I Can't Imagine Somebody Enjoying Our Songs in 100 Years, But I'm Sure Beethoven Thought the Same'
"It makes you feel small to have created something that could be enjoyed-slash-hated for hundreds of years," Chad Kroeger adds.

POSTED: 01/15/2015 - 04:40 pm

 
Pepper Keenan Officially Returns to Corrosion of Conformity
Meanwhile, Down reassure fans that Keenan is still a member of the pack.

POSTED: 01/15/2015 - 04:15 pm

 
Kurt Cobain Suicide Note T-Shirts Halted Following Public Outrage
"Mental illness and suicidal behavior is not a fashion statement," the protesters say.

POSTED: 01/15/2015 - 02:31 pm

 
Phil Rudd Unlikely to Perform With AC/DC at Grammy Awards
The rocker is currently out on bail after pleading not guilty.

POSTED: 01/15/2015 - 06:52 am

 
Mark Lanegan: 'If I Never Made a Cent, If Nobody Ever Listened to Me, I'd Still Play Music and I'd Still Enjoy It'
"Because the music is its own reward," the musician tells UG.

POSTED: 01/14/2015 - 03:49 pm

 
Justin Bieber Might Be Working With Rick Rubin
Young pop star shares a photo with "the man," instantly sparks rumors.

POSTED: 01/14/2015 - 02:22 pm

 
Marty Friedman on Rejoining Megadeth: 'I wouldn't Get Your Hopes Up'
Guitarist states that recent vacancy doesn’t mean he is interested in rejoining.

POSTED: 01/14/2015 - 09:42 am

 
Five Finger Death Punch Working on New Album
Band recording to follow-up to "The Wrong Side of Heaven..."

POSTED: 01/14/2015 - 09:15 am

 
AC/DC Grammy Performance Confirmed
Band set to play at this year's ceremony.

POSTED: 01/14/2015 - 08:12 am

 
Former Scar The Martyr Singer Henry Derek Bonner Involved In 'Horrific Car Crash'
Luckily, he survived the car crash "in one piece."

POSTED: 01/14/2015 - 05:00 am

 
Rock Was the Most Consumed Music in 2014, Statistics Reveal
The guitar-driven style fetches 29% of total US music consumption, twice more than pop.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 04:54 pm

 
Band Re-Records Metallica's 'St. Anger' From Scratch, Offers 2015 Edition of Controversial Album
Record shortened for 15 minutes and produced in a different manner.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 02:58 pm

 
Opeth: Returning to Death Metal Would Be Admitting Defeat
Guitarist Fredrik Akesson discusses band's approach on the latest album.

POSTED: 01/12/2015 - 03:12 pm

 
Lamb of God's Chris Adler Is 'Really Impressed' With Band's New Material
Lamb of God drummer shared his thoughts about the forthcoming album.

POSTED: 01/12/2015 - 07:46 am

 
Malcolm Young Had Lung Cancer
AC/DC founder underwent successful surgery for condition before dementia diagnosis.

POSTED: 01/12/2015 - 06:26 am

 
Nikki Sixx Thinks He Might Decline a Motley Crue Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Motley Crue bassist and songwriter shared his thoughts in a recent Facebook post.

POSTED: 01/12/2015 - 05:42 am

 
New Kurt Cobain Documentary to Feature 'Previously Unheard' Original Songs
The first fully authorized documentary set for premiere on May 4.

POSTED: 01/11/2015 - 04:42 pm

 
Back in the '90s, Gene Simmons Wanted to Sound Like 'That Bald Guy' Billy Corgan
But is this article big enough for both of their egos?

POSTED: 01/11/2015 - 03:52 pm

 
Accept Claim They Wrote the First Speed Metal Song Ever
Check out "Fast as a Shark" inside and let us know if this claim is correct.

POSTED: 01/11/2015 - 01:55 pm