general music news:
Karen O Unveils Solo Single 'Rapt'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman releases her debut LP 'Crush Songs' on September 8.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 09:42 am

Black Stone Cherry's Equipment Stolen
Eight guitars lifted from band's equipment shed.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 09:36 am

Pharrell Hoping for Oasis Collaboration: 'Always Wanted to Work With Them'
Singer would also like to work with U2.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 09:27 am

Lacuna Coil Singer: 'Bands Have to Tour Now More Than Ever Just to Pay Their Bills'
Christina Scabbia notes that she is not a millionaire.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 09:07 am

Mastodon's Bill Kelliher Offering Additional Guitar Lessons to Fans Due to High Demand
E-mail guitarist for exclusive lesson opportunities.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 08:53 am

Avenged Sevenfold Aiming to Start New Album Recording This Year: 'There's Tons of Inspiration'
Guitarist Zacky Vengeance also talks the importance of "Waking the Fallen" in great detail, more inside.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 07:51 am

Mike Portnoy Rips Fan for Showing Up to Signing With Mangini-Era Dream Theater T-Shirt
"Really?! Couldn't find a DT shirt from 1985-2010?" the drummer asks, shares additional explanation afterwards.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 07:16 am

Melvins Frontman: 'Most Rock Stars Are Whore-Mongering Drug Addicts, Why Listen to Them About Political Issues?'
"They can't even make good music," King Buzzo adds.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 07:06 am

Elton John Biopic Writer Given Access to Singer's Diaries
"Rocketman" screenplay author praises Sir Elton as "incredibly helpful."

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 05:36 am

Ace Frehley Says Kiss Will 'Look Foolish When My New Record Comes Out'
"It's there, it's history," says ex-KISS axeman.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 05:36 am

Coldplay Donate 10,000 Pounds to Fan With Motor Neurone Disease
Band also dedicated a song to the fan at their London show.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 05:36 am

Kirk Hammett Confirms Guest Appearance on Exodus Album
Metallica axeman enjoys "really casual, really cool" return to his first band.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 05:36 am

There's No Sense in Friedman and Menza Returning to Megadeth, According to Dave Mustaine
Megadave admits fans keep asking - but says bringing pair back would be like "putting rotten tooth back in your mouth."

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 05:35 am

'Heavy Metal Is Totally Gay,' Terrorizer Magazine Claims
Op-ed published as Rob Halford talks homosexuality in music.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 08:13 am

Marty Friedman: 'I Have a Lot of Musical Statements to Make, and It's Confusing for Everyone'
Former Megadeth guitarist discusses solo album in new interview.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 07:50 am

Serj Tankian Writing Music for 'East of Byzantium: War Gods and Warrior Saints' Documentary, Crowdfunder Launched
Documentary project needs to recoup expenses of weeks lost during pre-production.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 07:35 am

New Flying Colors Album 'Finished and Delivered,' Mike Portnoy Says
Portnoy, Morse, LaRue and co. announce a fresh batch of goodies.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 07:26 am

Anthrax: 'Every Time Metallica Did Something It Broke Down Another Wall That Rest of Us Could Jump Over'
Scott Ian still sees the thrash scene as a big brotherhood.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 07:18 am

Incubus Guitarist Involved With New Avicii Album: 'We Wrote a Few Songs Together'
"Wake Me Up" co-author continuing collaboration with EDM star.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 07:05 am

Producer Rages Against Performance-Enhancing Technology: 'Music Is Being Destroyed Because Human Element Is Edited Out'
The "bass players are useless c-nts" man speaks the truth!

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:56 am

Dave Mustaine Talks New Album Inspiration, Cites Jack Bauer and Health Care Issues
"I'm a freakin' millionaire, and I have to ask somebody to get an X-ray?" Megadeth frontman asks.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:51 am

Lana Del Rey Discusses 'Cola' Infamous Lyric: 'My Mum Didn't Think It Was Funny'
The singer also reveals her love of singer-songwriters Cat Power and Father John Misty.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:37 am

Weird Al Yankovic Says Prince Is the Only Artist Ever to Turn Down One of His Parodies
Comedy performer scored his first US Number One with 2014 album.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:32 am

Randy Blythe Hails First Metal President
Lamb of God frontman celebrates election of Indonesia's new rock-loving leader.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:18 am

Manic Street Preachers on 'Futurology:' 'It's Like 'Generation Terrorists' but More Cultured'
The band compare their latest album to their 1992 debut.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:10 am

Silent Album Raises $20,000 in Spotify Royalties
LA band Vulfpeck instructed fans to play the album overnight to raise enough money for them to tour.

POSTED: 07/25/2014 - 04:04 am

Joe Perry Reportedly Had a Recording Session With Paul McCartney
Aerosmith axeman join forces with ex-Beatles bassist?

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:53 am

Beyonce Producer Claims Guitar Music Is at an 'All Time Low'
Greg Kurstin says he is waiting for a band to come back with "something raw and relevant."

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:45 am

Manic Street Preachers on Russell Brand: 'Voting Should Be Compulsory'
Nicky Wire speaks out for democracy.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:41 am

Courtney Love Rules Out Hole Reunion:'I Don't Want to Get on the Oldies Circuit'
The singer says she wants to make music that is still "relevant."

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:35 am

Ted Nugent Calls Racist Accusations 'A Clear Act of Desperation'
"Everybody knows I'm not a racist," says Uncle Ted.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:17 am

Chris Slade Revealed Quitting AC/DC for 'Stupid Pride'
Ex-drummer admits he'd react differently to 1994 phone call that led to his departure.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:06 am

Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio 1 Knows What the F--k They're Doing'
Singer also lashed out at male-dominated music industry in new interview.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:05 am

Ozzy Osbourne's 'Mystery' Cover Unraveled as Best-Of Compilation 'Memoirs of a Madman'
Career-spanning collection coming on October 7, more details inside.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:05 am

Kyuss, Doors Members Join Forces for New Single 'Her Bullets Energy,' Streaming Online
Track coming off John Garcia's upcoming solo album, check it out inside.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:05 am

The Gaslight Anthem Warn Fans That New Album 'Get Hurt' Is 'Completely Different'
Brian Fallon admits that "you can't put out the same records forever."

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:05 am

Former Lostprophets Members Thank Fans for 'Sticking With Us' at First Gig as No Devotion
'It is obvious that the easier path would have been to slink into the shadows', guitarist Richard Oliver wrote on Instagram.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:05 am

Kurt Cobain Biopic Production to Start Within a Year, Courtney Love Says
"These are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts," Love says about potential star actors.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:05 am

Smashing Pumpkins Finish New Album: 'What a Relief!'
"Monuments for an Elegy" completed before planned, only the master mix remains.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:04 am

Sebastian Bach: 'When I Started Out, You Couldn't Be a Lead Singer Without a Unique Sound'
"None of today's young singers have a unique sound," the vocalist says.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:04 am

New Slipknot Album Finished: 'Okay, We're in Uncharted Territory Right Now'
"We knew it was gonna be heavy," Corey Taylor adds as band continues posting disturbing teasers.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:04 am

Weird Al Yankovic Earns First No. 1 Album
"Mandatory Fun" is now officially the first comedy album to go No. 1 in 54 years.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 09:13 am

Ian Watkins' Appeal to Shorten Prison Term Is Rejected
Lostprophets man's case to be heard in Cardiff.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 09:03 am

Peaches Geldof Inquest to Report Today
The inquiry has heard that heroin is 'likely' to have played a role in the death.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 08:54 am

Lana Del Rey: 'I Slept With a Lot of Guys in Music Industry, It's Annoying None of Them Got Me Record Deals'
Singer talks "F--ked My Way Up to the Top" track, more inside.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 08:30 am

Joe Perry Releasing New Solo Album in 2015, Confirms Six Songs Ready
"I'm halfway through a solo album right now," Aerosmith axeman says.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 08:25 am

Ozzy Osbourne Unveiling Cover Art for Mystery Project
Help Sabbath singer unlock the cover with #OzzyRules hashtag.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 08:17 am

MTV and Spotify Announce Editorial Partnership
"We have a unique platform that enables MTV to expand and share their expertise with our users," Spotify representative says.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 08:11 am

Steven Tyler Calls for Better Treatment of Farm Animals
Aerosmith vocalist supports US bill to end "unspeakable suffering" of livestock.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 08:04 am

Tom Petty Bashes Catholic Church for 'Abusing Children for Generations'
Frontman discusses fresh song "Playing Dumb," streaming upcoming new album "Hypnotic Eye" in full, more inside.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 07:38 am