general music news:
Lars Ulrich Talks About Quitting Cocaine
Metallica drummer was inspired by Noel Gallagher to give up drug.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 10:11 am

Ex-Testament Bassist Greg Christian Details Bitter Split With Group, Launches New Band Meshiaak
Band posts debut track on YouTube.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 10:08 am

Dave Mustaine: 'I Have 130 Song Ideas for New Album'
Megadave has been building a riff bank for new record.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 10:01 am

Led Zeppelin's Late John Bonham Memorial Fundraising Event Announced
The show will feature the late drummer's sister who will be playing a special acoustic set.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 09:49 am

Serj Tankian: 'It's Time to End This Misery Known as the Israeli Occupation of Gaza and the West Bank'
Serj Tankian called for peace via social networks.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 09:29 am

Tim Alexander Has Successful Open Heart Surgery
After suffering a heart attack last week, the drummer for Primus and Puscifer is getting well.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 08:54 am

Deep Purple Re-Joining Forces With Producer Bob Ezrin on New Album
"We jam and jam and jam," says bassist Roger Glover.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 07:23 am

Weezer Stream New Song 'Back to the Shack'
New single taken from upcoming ninth album.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 07:11 am

Weird Al Takes on 'The Man,' Name-Droppers, First-World Problems and ESPN in Four New Videos
Lots of new goodies from Uncle Al, the album headed for No. 1 on the US chart.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 05:33 am

Slipknot Tease New Album With Second Eerie Video
Band also offers cryptic caption, saying, "The Prescient/The Nascent/The Quotient."

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 05:08 am

Animals As Leaders: 'Grunge Music Killed Guitar Playing'
"The only bands that were still doing solos were Pantera and Dream Theater," guitarist Javier Reyes says.

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

Avicii Working on Rock Album Featuring Serj Tankian, Billie Joe Armstrong, Bon Jovi and More
EDM star to rock it up on sophomore release, Coldplay frontman also among guest stars.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 04:05 am

La Roux: 'F--k Kanye West, Nobody Likes Him'
Meanwhile, Kanye says he wants "the new album out by September."

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 04:00 am

Krist Novoselic to Eddie Vedder: 'Thank You, I Stand With You, My Friend!'
Nirvana bassist supports vocalist for "speaking up for peace in our world."

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 03:27 am

Paul McCartney Talks Retirement: 'Not Today'
Playing lead guitar has given former Beatle a new drive.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 11:41 am

Mick Jagger Speaks About Death of Girlfriend, L'Wren Scott
The singer's first public mention of the tragedy.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 11:23 am

Jonny Greenwood Says He Has Been Emailing Thom Yorke New Radiohead Song Ideas
The band will start work on their new album in September.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 11:03 am

Gene Simmons: 'Try Being Nice to Rich People'
"A poor person never gave me a job," says KISS bassist.

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

Mike Patton Hints at New Dillinger Escape Plan Collaboration
"We'll do something again," Faith No More singer says.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 09:01 am

Former QOTSA Bassist Nick Oliveri Announces New Solo Album 'Leave Me Alone,' Confirms September Release
Motorhead, Ween, Kyuss Lives! members to make guest appearances, details inside.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 08:50 am

Slash: 'I Can See Scott Weiland Coming Back to Velvet Revolver, But I Can't See Anybody Accepting Him'
"We're looking for someone to replace him," the axeman adds.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 08:31 am

Paradise Lost: 'Before the Internet, Music Was More Honest'
"There's no money for the music industry, but there is money for the bands," guitarist Greg Mackintosh adds.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 08:26 am

Babymetal Dubbed 'The Best Thing Happened to Metal in Decade,' While Ghost Are Blamed for 'Destroying' It
An online petition demands Ghost to break up while music journalist praises the J-pop act.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 07:43 am

Johnny Depp Joins Aerosmith on Stage for Surprise Guest Performance
The Hollywood star played guitar on a rendition of "Train Kept A-Rollin'."

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 05:23 am

Early Hendrix Recordings to See the Light of Day
Rare tracks will finally be released after years of litigation.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 05:13 am

Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Pay Tribute to Tommy Ramone
Stein describes the drummer as an "amazing asset" to the Ramones.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 04:28 am

Lambesis Jail Term Change Denied
As I Lay Dying frontman's murder-for-hire sentence stands.

POSTED: 07/21/2014 - 04:01 am

Lamb of God Drummer Chris Adler to Open Big Whisky Grill in Richmond
"We are building out now and the ideas in process are incredible," says Adler.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 10:49 am

Weird Al Yankovic Getting 'Handy' in New Iggy Azaela Parody Video
"The Internet is the new MTV," the comedian says during a recent interview.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 10:48 am

Slash Says He 'Loathes Looking Back and Fantasizing' About Classic Guns N' Roses Lineup
He also states being OK with Duff McKagan's reunion with the current state of GN'R.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 10:17 am

Arcade Fire Members to Perform Composition Based on the Human Heartbeat
Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld of the band will join forces with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 07:35 am

Gene Simmons: 'I'm Thinking About Buying the Rock Hall'
"I would put Deep Purple in the Hall," KISS bassist says.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 07:29 am

Megadeth: 'When You Stop Creating, You Start Dying'
"That's a common fault in artists who have a legacy of work," says David Ellefson.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 07:28 am

Tom Morello and Steven Wilson Joining Forces for Charity Single
"Hello" due out on July 28, five more musicians involved, full details inside.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 07:27 am

Slash Possibly Starring 'Breaking Bad' Sequel, Refuses to Comment
Guitar icon wanted for the new show alongside Val Kilmer, more inside.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 07:19 am

Weird Al Yankovic Thrills Graham Nash With 'Instant' Crosby, Stills and Nash Parody
"That happens sometimes in social settings - an artist will make a comment at a party or awards show," says Al.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 06:58 am

Wayne's World Was Lambert's Intro to Queen
Singer first heard band in Mike Myers' comedy, which was approved by Mercury himself.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 05:26 am

Billy Corgan Rants at Amazon for Leaking 'Adore' Box Set Details
107 song tracklist revealed.

POSTED: 07/18/2014 - 05:20 am

Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Wants to Add Fan to His Farewell Drum Solo
Lee's solo sees the rocker move around the venue on a rollercoaster track where he is flipped upside down while performing.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 09:00 am

Fatboy Slim Says Dance Music 'Got Way Too Commercial'
DJ slams today's dance music scene.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 08:40 am

Johnny Winter Passes Away
Blues legend dead at 70.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 08:36 am

Ted Nugent: 'I Don't Understand the People Who Hate Me'
"Why would you hate someone who has done benefits for children's and military charity?" asks the Motor City Madman.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 08:21 am

Eric Clapton’s Future Plans: Quit the Road, Make a New Album
"What I've done a lot is written songs, then forgotten them," says iconic guitarist.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 08:11 am

New Megadeth Material Sounds Like 'Old-School Stuff,' Manager Says
"I have over 130 songs I've been working on," frontman Dave Mustaine says.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 07:37 am

Weird Al Yankovic Confronts the Illuminate in New Lorde Parody Video 'Foil'
The video series continues, comedian also streaming new album "Mandatory Fun" in full, more inside.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 07:14 am

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Under Heavy Fire in Israel Following Anti-War Rant
"I swear to f--king God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill!" the singer shouts during show.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 07:10 am

Scott Weiland Wants to Reunite With Velvet Revolver 'To Make Easy Money'
"I even called the guys to propose the idea," the singer says.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 06:34 am

Ghost Are Ready to Be Unmasked, Nameless Ghoul Says
"In many ways, we are no longer anonymous," the musician adds.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 06:30 am

Music Has the Power to Cure Alzheimer Disease, Researchers Explain
"It can awake stuff inside of us like nothing else can," says "Alive Inside" documentary author.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 06:26 am

Elton John Is Not Retiring
"Elton was only joking," says the musician's spokeperson.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 05:17 am