general music news:
Joe Cocker Passes Away at 70
Legendary singer succumbs to undisclosed illness, his agent confirms.

POSTED: 12/22/2014 - 01:50 pm

Anthrax's Ian: 'People Buying Records Are Young Girls and Older People'
"That's because they don't even know how to steal an album," the guitarist adds.

POSTED: 12/21/2014 - 02:04 pm

Brian May Says Adam Lambert Has Better Vocal Range Than Freddie Mercury
"He can sing higher than even Freddie could," Queen guitarist says.

POSTED: 12/20/2014 - 02:44 pm

Joe Bonamassa Shares Top 5 Tips for Guitarists: 'Work on Styles You Don't Play for Living'
Also, "turn down your gain."

POSTED: 12/20/2014 - 02:27 pm

Billy Corgan Rips Young Bands as 'Pussies,' Says Pearl Jam 'Never Fulfilled Their Commercial Promise'
"I'm a rock star because I'm a great f--king musician," Smashing Pumpkins frontman adds.

POSTED: 12/20/2014 - 01:20 pm

Yngwie Malmsteen: 'What We Call Music Today Would Be Laughed at in the 17th Century'
Virtuoso axeman says "Lady Gaga is really f--king good," calls grunge "rubbish."

POSTED: 12/20/2014 - 11:01 am

Marilyn Manson Discusses Failed Album Session With Dave Lombardo: 'It Didn't Work Out'
Meanwhile, shock rocker presents "Deep Six" video.

POSTED: 12/19/2014 - 05:35 pm

KISS' Stanley: The First Led Zeppelin Album Was a Brilliant Disaster Full of Mistakes
Frontman rips modern musicians for lack of passion.

POSTED: 12/19/2014 - 04:13 pm

Ex-Scar the Martyr Singer Joining Forces With Broderick and Drover in New Band
Henry Derek Bonner set to collaborate with former Megadeth members.

POSTED: 12/19/2014 - 02:56 pm

Vinyl Record Hidden by Jack White in a Piece of Furniture Is Found a Decade Later
Record was made when White was an upholsterer.

POSTED: 12/19/2014 - 08:15 am

8-String Guitars Are Helping Music to Evolve, Satriani and Abasi Agree
"No one would come up with 10-string music on a four-string guitar," Satch says.

POSTED: 12/18/2014 - 02:26 pm

Chris Broderick on Leaving Megadeth: I Wanted Creative Freedom
Guitarist had already formed a new band with Shawn Drover and an unnamed singer, in-depth details inside.

POSTED: 12/18/2014 - 01:11 pm

Megadeth Bassist Defends U2 Album Giveaway
"It's easy to hate the 800 pound gorilla," Ellefson notes.

POSTED: 12/18/2014 - 08:20 am

Bumblefoot Suggests He's Leaving Guns N' Roses to Focus on Solo Career
"You have to start making choices," guitarist states.

POSTED: 12/18/2014 - 08:05 am

Billy Corgan: 'I Wrote More Hits Than Anybody of My Generation'
Smashing Pumpkins frontman insists he never received the credit he deserves.

POSTED: 12/17/2014 - 05:43 pm

Scott Stapp: 'I've Uncovered the Core of ISIS Is Within My Own Family'
"People in Florida are at risk. This is not a joke," troubled Creed vocalist says in leaked 911 call.

POSTED: 12/17/2014 - 03:39 pm

Green Day Frontman on Rock Hall Induction: 'It's Just Incredible'
"We are all in a surreal state right now," Armstrong notes.

POSTED: 12/17/2014 - 08:45 am

Buckcherry Frontman: 'A Lot of Modern Rock Sounds Like a Computer Spitting Out Songs'
Josh Todd claims that modern rock "doesn't even sound like rock music anymore."

POSTED: 12/17/2014 - 08:15 am

Meet Coma Cluster Void, 10-String Guitar Metal Band
How low you can go?

POSTED: 12/16/2014 - 07:36 pm

SRV and Green Day to Be Inducted Into Rock Hall; NIN Get Nothing Despite 13 Million Fan Votes
Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band also among inductees.

POSTED: 12/16/2014 - 05:18 pm

New Marilyn Manson Song 'Deep Six' Is Available for Streaming
Second track from "The Pale Emperor" surfaces.

POSTED: 12/16/2014 - 09:02 am

Megadeth's Ellefson: 'There Was Always a Stigma About Playing Bass With a Pick'
Megadeth bassist tells UG about the "embarrassing" aspect of playing bass with a pick.

POSTED: 12/15/2014 - 07:47 pm

Here Are 5 Tool Riffs That Are Easy to Play on Guitar
"Tool's complexity lies mostly with their timing."

POSTED: 12/15/2014 - 07:08 pm

Opeth's Martin Axenrot Named Best Prog Drummer in the World Today
Top 10 also features Portnoy, Peart and more.

POSTED: 12/15/2014 - 06:43 pm

Chris Cornell Set to Front Mad Season Reunion
Also, Duff McKagan on bass; one-off performance set to take place next year in Seattle.

POSTED: 12/15/2014 - 06:07 pm

Introducing New Guitar Technique: Glitch Tapping
Do you even glitch tap?

POSTED: 12/14/2014 - 11:22 am

So Scott Stapp Thinks He's a CIA Agent Assigned to Kill Obama
Rocker flees home shirtless on a bike with a bag of tools and up to 600 pages of documents. No, seriously.

POSTED: 12/13/2014 - 10:19 am

Robert Sarzo Is Not Part of Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime
Guitarist announces that he isn't involved in new band.

POSTED: 12/12/2014 - 10:37 am

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow to Reunite?
Joe Lynn Turner claims that reunion is on the cards.

POSTED: 12/12/2014 - 10:24 am

Megadeth Post Video of Jam With Unnamed Drummer
Unidentified drummer runs though "Rust in Peace" with Ellefson.

POSTED: 12/12/2014 - 10:15 am

Jake E. Lee: Sharon Osbourne Made Me Give Up 'Bark at the Moon' Songwriting Credit
Guitarist was reportedly told he'd "go back home" if he didn't give up credit.

POSTED: 12/12/2014 - 10:04 am

Korn Mark 20th Anniversary of Debut Album, Reveal They Were on Meth While Recording It
"It was one big f--king party," says singer Jonathan Davis.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 07:31 pm

Marilyn Manson Addresses Controversial Lana Del Rey Rape Video
"I would beat somebody's a-s if they raped somebody that I know," the musician says.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 06:07 pm

Canadian Metal Band Sells New Record for $1 in Hopes of Going Platinum
Exes For Eyes hope that low price point will inspire new distribution model for music.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 10:43 am

Re-Recording of Unreleased Radiohead Track Streaming Online
Jonny Greenwood reworks "Spooks" for "Inherent Vice" soundtrack.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 09:32 am

John Lydon on Simon Cowell: 'That's Our Worst Enemy'
Singer also criticizes "corrupt" Band Aid.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 09:21 am

James Hetfield: 'I've Been Afraid of Responsibility My Whole Life'
Metallica singer notes that fears have affected recovery and role model status.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 08:54 am

Heart's Ann Wilson Would Join Led Zeppelin for Reunion
"I would go and play with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones any day of the week," singer says.

POSTED: 12/11/2014 - 08:10 am

Pirate Bay Taken Down in a Police Raid
Site still offline nearly two days after the raid.

POSTED: 12/10/2014 - 07:52 pm

Here' a Metal Song on 9-String Guitar That Actually Uses All 9 Strings
Guitar wiz Rob Scallon, ladies and gents.

POSTED: 12/10/2014 - 07:01 pm

Dave Mustaine Remembers Nearly Hiring Dimebag Darrell in Megadeth: 'What Would Have Happened?'
"I think back at that moment, if I said, 'You know what? Screw Nick Menza; I'm taking Vinnie Paul and Darrell.'"

POSTED: 12/10/2014 - 06:21 pm

Billy Corgan Disbanding Smashing Pumpkins After Next Album: 'I'm Over Rock N' Roll'
"Honestly I think the fanbase is gone," the frontman says.

POSTED: 12/10/2014 - 05:35 pm

Concert Violence: Australian Crowd Sick of Festival 'D-ckheads,' Slipknot Condemn Mosh Pit Bullying
Reports of live show incidents gaining prominence in the media these days.

POSTED: 12/10/2014 - 12:09 pm

Ruptured Testicle Bassist: 'My Scrotum Had Swollen to Size of a Grapefruit'
Delain bassist discusses his recent worst stage injury ever.

POSTED: 12/10/2014 - 11:34 am

Avril Lavigne Suffering From Undisclosed Health Issues: 'Keep Me in Your Prayers'
"I'm torn as I'm quite private... I'm not feeling well," the singer says.

POSTED: 12/09/2014 - 07:38 pm

Jerry Cantrell Talks Possibility of Joining Pantera: I Couldn't Play That Fast
Alice in Chains guitarist also calls reunion featuring Zakk Wylde a "very cool" idea.

POSTED: 12/09/2014 - 06:08 pm

92-Year-Old Acting Legend Christopher Lee Releases Metal Single for Christmas
Check out "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing" inside.

POSTED: 12/09/2014 - 05:15 pm

Billy Corgan Calls Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters 'Derivative,' Says He's Musically Superior
Pearl Jam "not even close" to Pumpkins' output, the frontman says.

POSTED: 12/09/2014 - 04:34 pm

Steel Panther Release Christmas Song
"The Stocking Song" is available for streaming now.

POSTED: 12/09/2014 - 09:06 am

Noel Gallagher on U2 Album Giveaway: 'No-One's Getting Anything Out of Me for Free'
Gallagher wouldn't consider giving away his music for nothing.

POSTED: 12/09/2014 - 08:45 am