general music news:
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

 
La Roux Argues Against Underground Music in Defence of Pop
Star sees "less value in music without poppy hooks."

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 05:25 am

 
CHVRCHES Praise Haim, Paramore and QOTSA
Scottish electro-poppers tell Gigwise who they think deserves to headline festivals.

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

 
King Diamond Names Patino Replacement
Lion's Share man Egberg takes over from departed bassist following war of words.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 04:29 am

 
George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Infestation of ... Beetles
The pine in Los Angeles has died, a new tree will be planted, but ... isn't it ironic?

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 04:16 am

 
John 5 and David Lee Roth Finish 'Incredible' Album
Rob Zombie guitarist says he and DLR have made beautiful music together again.

POSTED: 07/23/2014 - 03:46 am

 
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