general music news:
Thin Lizzy Almost Didn't Release 'The Boys Are Back in Town,' Guitarist Scott Gorham Reveals
It was only after the band's management intervened that the hit tune was included on "Jailbreak."

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 01:39 pm

 
Producer Glenn Fricker Picks Top 5 Free Plugins for Metal Production
"If you're in a bedroom studio and on a budget, they're gonna save you a whole lot of money."

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 01:09 pm

 
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Says Band Are 'Divorcing' Tom Delonge
Pop-punk band's future has been uncertain since album sessions were canceled in January.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 09:35 am

 
Slipknot's KnotFest to Return to California This October
Band's namesake festival is back for 2015.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 08:11 am

 
Neil Young Posts New Song Criticizing Starbucks
Young releasing his third album this year.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 07:51 am

 
Paul Di'Anno: 'My Children Have Pushed Me to Stay Off Drugs'
Former Iron Maiden singer talks addiction in new interview.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 07:18 am

 
Man Reportedly Shot, Two Men Missing at This Year's Rocklahoma Festival
Also, Linkin Park and Volbeat's sets canceled due to bad weather.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 07:07 am

 
Third Man Records on The White Stripes' Future: 'Let's Move on, Jack and Meg Have'
A statement from the label addresses recent press reports and states that White is working with the Dead Weather.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 06:17 am

 
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Jams With Kids for Charity Event
The drummer raised over $80,000 for Little Kids Rock in the event at Facebook HQ.

POSTED: 05/27/2015 - 05:40 am

 
Recent FFDP Onstage Meltdown Happened Because Singer Was 'Sh-tfaced Drunk,' Guitarist Explains
"I'm probably not supposed to be talking about this."

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 08:17 pm

 
Mark Tremonti Shares Top 5 Tips for Guitarists: 'I Was Terrible When I Picked Up the Guitar'
"Learn all five pentatonic scales."

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 05:38 pm

 
Slayer's Kerry King: Metal Fans Are More Open Minded Than Before
Guitarist remembers the time Slayer fans "pummeled" Alice in Chains.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 05:10 pm

 
Whitesnake's David Coverdale: 'If Somebody Develops Cure for Cancer, There Will Still Be Haters'
"How f--king dare you criticize me, dude? F--k off to your bedroom."

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 04:52 pm

 
Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Tenacious D and More Added to 'Guitar Hero Live'
Over 40 songs right now, full list inside.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 03:39 pm

 
John Frusciante Will No Longer Release Music
"If I took the public into consideration at all, I wasn't going to grow and I wasn't going to learn."

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 03:15 pm

 
Duff McKagan: 'I'm Too Old to Comment on the Current State of Rock'
Bassist also talks enduring legacy of Guns N' Roses.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 08:10 am

 
Jack White on White Stripes Reunion: 'That Time Is Gone'
Guitarist reveals that Meg White won't speak to him.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 07:48 am

 
Check Out Video of GWAR Interviewing for Job at Vice Magazine
We're guessing they didn't get it...

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 07:35 am

 
BB King Was Murdered, His Daughters Claim
Detectives open investigation after allegations that guitarist was poisoned by manager.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 07:13 am

 
Trent Reznor Thanked for Batman Work
NIN mastermind credited as music consultant for "Batman: Arkham Knight" video game, out in June.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 06:14 am

 
Led Zeppelin Respond to 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit
Legal filing denies classic track was taken from Spirit track "Taurus."

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 06:00 am

 
Sebastian Bach Says Bassist Rachel Bolan Is Skid Row's Bill Ward
Former frontman hits out at bassist while former drummer says reunion is highly unlikely.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 05:33 am

 
Faith No More on Their Future: 'We Don't Have a Plan After This Tour or This Record'
Band released new album "Sol Invictus" earlier this month.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 05:22 am

 
Steven Wilson Explains Move to Electronic Sound
Why "Hand. Cannot. Erase." concept needed a 21st-century feel.

POSTED: 05/26/2015 - 04:57 am

 
Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon: 'He's a Jerk and a Monster'
"What's going on with you, you idiot?"

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 08:09 pm

 
RHCP Producer: 'Anthony Kiedis Was Completely Non-Functional Heroin Addict, Absolutely AWOL'
"He would come into the studio and his face would be green," Michael Beinhorn tells UG.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 07:32 pm

 
Sharon Osbourne: 'Lars Ulrich Needs a Good Slap Sometimes, But We Love Him'
"He's a bit of a bigmouth."

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 02:14 pm

 
Igor Cavalera: Sepultura Is Deteriorating as a Brand With the Current Lineup
"It's tough, there's nothing we can do about it."

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 01:22 pm

 
Chester Bennington: STP Vocalist Position Was 'Vacant' Long Before Weiland Was Fired
Bennington addresses replacing Weiland in new interview.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 08:42 am

 
Man Dies After Falling From Catwalk at Chevelle Concert
24 year old fan fatally injured during band's show.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 08:13 am

 
Chris Cornell to Release New Solo Album This Fall
Record will be accompanied by acoustic tour according to reports.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 08:03 am

 
U2 Change 'Pride (In the Name of Love)' Lyrics to Celebrate Irish Gay Marriage Ruling
"We have true equality in Ireland," Bono states.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 07:55 am

 
Perry Farrell Was 'Very Angry' the First Time Metallica Played Lollapalooza
Jane's Addiction singer admits he was "kind of harsh" to thrash legends.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 07:45 am

 
Geezer Butler Has 'No Idea' if Black Sabbath Final Tour Will Happen
Sabbath also say they haven't started work on a new album.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 06:34 am

 
Ace Frehley: 'I'd Have Made It With or Without KISS'
Guitarist says hard work and perseverance is the key to success in music business.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 05:45 am

 
Scott Weiland 'Technically' Still in Art of Anarchy
Guitarist Bumblefoot says legal steps would have to be taken for singer to walk away.

POSTED: 05/25/2015 - 05:27 am

 
Mac Poole, the Drummer Who Turned Down Led Zeppelin, Passes Away
Poole lost a long battle with throat cancer.

POSTED: 05/24/2015 - 02:58 pm

 
Corey Taylor: 'Fall Out Boy Are Going to 'Save Rock 'n' Roll' With That Sh-t? Are You F--king Kidding Me?!'
"That's you saving f--king rock and roll? No, I don't think so."

POSTED: 05/24/2015 - 02:32 pm

 
The Latest Verified Photo of Robert Johnson Does Not Show the Blues Legend, Experts Insist
Only two undisputed photos now remain.

POSTED: 05/24/2015 - 02:20 pm

 
Michael Jackson's Bassist, 'Grandfather of Slap' Louis Johnson Passes Away at 60
The grandfather of slap technique left us due to unknown causes.

POSTED: 05/23/2015 - 07:08 pm

 
Slayer Name 11th Album After 'Hannemanthem'
"Repentless" to be released on September 11.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 10:34 am

 
Roger Daltrey Threatens to Walk Out of the Who Gig After Smelling Marijuana
Frontman is allergic to the drug.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 07:30 am

 
Brian May Hints at Recording New Queen Material With Adam Lambert
The Queen legend talks about what the future holds.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 05:59 am

 
Muse's Matt Bellamy 'Talked About Conspiracy Theories With Former Secretary of State Colin Powell'
Singer speaks about White House encounter.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 05:27 am

 
Zakk Wylde Admits Backstage Life Is Boring Since He Quit Drinking
"I hang out with my yoga instructor a lot."

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 04:51 am

 
Alex Lifeson Opens Up on Arthritis Agony
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson admits pain in hands and feet is worse than ever - and Geddy Lee fears it'll be main factor in end of touring career.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 04:33 am

 
Steven Wilson: 'Guthrie Govan Is Naturally Inclined to Do Things Which Are Impressive, But Not Necessarily Right for the Song'
"If you can get him in the right space, he's exquisite."

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 03:04 pm

 
Mike Portnoy: How Lars Ulrich Became My Role Model
"And I'm not even talking about the marketing side."

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 01:44 pm

 
Black Sabbath Reunite With Bill Ward to Accept Lifetime Achievement Award
The ceremony took place as a part of 60th Ivor Novello Awards.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 01:12 pm

 
Turns Out Justin Bieber Is a Pretty Good Drummer, Watch Him Play
The Biebz can hold the groove.

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 12:54 pm