general music news:
Dream Theater's John Petrucci Shares His Top 5 Tips for Guitarists
"Players lose sight of the melodic aspect when they get caught up in all the technicalities."

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 10:32 pm

Brain-Damaged Violinist Makes Music for First Time in 27 Years Thanks to Mind-Reading Technology
Rosemary Johnson suffered a devastating car crash in her 20s...

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 10:03 pm

Devin Townsend: What Metal Is in 2016
"In my opinion, the idea of metal in 2016 has changed to the point where it's become..."

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 09:05 pm

Megadeth Guitarist Kiko Loureiro: 19 Songs That Made Me the Musician I Am Today
"Songs I grew up listening to..."

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 08:38 pm

Deftones: We Can't Pay Our Bills Unless We Tour Often
"One of the biggest myths about being a rockstar is the word 'rockstar' itself..."

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 08:05 pm

Today in Young Guitar Heroes: Plini Offers New Song 'Every Piece Matters'
Tune comes as the musician's contribution to a charity cause...

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 07:26 pm

Hellfest Refuses to Pull Down From Lineup for Anselmo's Racist Outburst, Government Cancels Festival Funding
The controversy is still strong...

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 07:07 pm

Paul Gilbert: The Most Important Thing for 'Cool' Guitar Playing
"This is so much more important than any stretching thing..."

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 06:32 pm

Good News: Black Sabbath Resume Tour as Ozzy Recovers from Health Issues, This Is What His Comeback Sounded Like
Watch the boys rock Tacoma...

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 06:03 pm

Max and Igor Cavalera to Play Sepultura's 'Roots' in Full
Cavalera brothers planning anniversary tour this year.

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 09:23 am

Watch Metallica's 'The Night Before' Concert in Full
Metallica brought the classics to AT&T Park on Saturday.

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 09:16 am

Iggy Pop Hints That Current Album is His Last: 'I Feel Like I'm Closing Up After This'
"The energy's more limited now," Pop states.

POSTED: 02/08/2016 - 09:11 am

Listen: Fans Praise This Version of Tool's New Song 'Descending' as the Best One Yet
Performed during the final night of their latest tour...

POSTED: 02/06/2016 - 05:48 pm

Chris Black, the Man Who Married His Fender Strat, Has Passed Away
His wife nagged him 'Why don't you marry that? You love it more than me!', so he did...

POSTED: 02/06/2016 - 03:44 pm

Check out Fret Friend, a New Learning Tool That Lets You Draw on Your Fret Board
Sticky labels messing up your fret board could be a thing of the past.

POSTED: 02/06/2016 - 10:49 am

Anthrax Hit With $1 Million Lawsuit for Ripping Off Hanukkah Sweater
Detroit designer says band used design without his permission.

POSTED: 02/06/2016 - 10:29 am

Audition Announced: You Could Become the New Singer of Stone Temple Pilots
"No one will ever 'replace' Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is..."

POSTED: 02/05/2016 - 01:53 pm

Tom DeLonge's New Novel Is Based on 'Actual Events' About Aliens
"This story contains true information from a secret historical record," singer states.

POSTED: 02/05/2016 - 11:37 am

Guitar Center Announces Search for Undiscovered Guitarists, You Could Win $10,000 and Loads of Useful Goodies
You'll have to be on the country side, though...

POSTED: 02/05/2016 - 02:15 am

History Lesson: Meet the First Fender Stratocaster Ever Made
It's not the one in possession of David Gilmour if that's what you thought...

POSTED: 02/05/2016 - 12:09 am

Earth, Wind & Fire Co-Founder Maurice White Dead at 74
Musician left us after a long battle with Parkinson's.

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 11:17 pm

Ritchie Blackmore: Smiling Is Not a Natural Thing, Happiness Is Superficial
"I can love people, but I thrive on rejection."

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 09:56 pm

Dream Theater: What Is the Essence of Being a Progressive Band
"This is an album where we're pulling from every..."

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 08:37 pm

Paul Gilbert Explains Why Metal Players Should Learn Blues: 'Whatever Style You Play, Blues Will Make It Better'
"It's funny because heavy metal people sometimes think, 'Oh, blues is so simple.'"

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 07:59 pm

It Seems That Phil Anselmo Is Leaving Down
"I've privately suggested to them that they move on without me."

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 04:35 pm

Listen: This Is the Best Song on Dream Theater's New Album, It Has an Amazing Guitar Solo
You read album's the story, now focus on some actual music.

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 02:53 pm

Bill O'Reilly Plugs Megadeth's 'Dystopia' on Fox News
"Before I go to sleep, I usually listen to Megadeth," host states.

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 10:24 am

An Unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers Song Has Leaked, and It Is Excellent
You can listen to "Circle of the Noose" right now!

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 10:10 am

Metallica's James Hetfield Is in 'American Dad' Now
He plays a character called... James Hetfield.

POSTED: 02/04/2016 - 10:02 am

Corey Taylor: What My Slipknot Mask Represents to Me
It's not about hiding, but about...

POSTED: 02/03/2016 - 06:31 pm

This Is the Full Story of Dream Theater's New Conceptual Double Album
This ought to incite you to take a listen...

POSTED: 02/03/2016 - 05:48 pm

Festival Organizers Cancel Down's Appearance Due to Anselmo's Racist Outburst
The controversy continues...

POSTED: 02/03/2016 - 04:43 pm

Ozzy's Health Issues Force Black Sabbath to More Concert Cancellation
Vancouver show is now also out.

POSTED: 02/03/2016 - 04:14 pm

Def Leppard's Phil Collen: 'Guns N' Roses Reunion is Fucking Lame'
Says band's backstage fights are lame compared to "hardcore" Def Leppard.

POSTED: 02/03/2016 - 11:08 am

Steve Morse: 'I've Seen Amazing Bands, I've Seen Amazing Players, But THIS Is Music!'
"The musicianship is impeccable, and the sounds are incredible..."

POSTED: 02/03/2016 - 01:33 am

Steven Wilson: When Music Artists Stop Evolving, They Ultimately Become a Parody of Themselves
"Your output is a product of your input."

POSTED: 02/02/2016 - 11:10 pm

Dave Mustaine Reveals Exact Reasons Why Megadeth Didn't Reunite With Menza and Friedman
Apparently, Nick's playing is really bad these days...

POSTED: 02/02/2016 - 09:31 pm

Police Called After Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife, Son Attempted to Take His Guitar From Studio
Mary Forsberg was denied access to the studio in California.

POSTED: 02/02/2016 - 12:58 pm

Former Marilyn Manson Keyboardist Tells Singer to Kill Himself on Social Media
"The best thing he can do to preserve his legacy, is put a bullet in his head," Stephen Bier states.

POSTED: 02/02/2016 - 12:54 pm

Kids Cover Slipknot With Surprisingly Accurate 'Duality' Video Recreation
The O'Keefe Foundation are back with Slipknot rendition.

POSTED: 02/02/2016 - 12:49 pm

Anthrax's Scott Ian Wants Phil Anselmo to Prove He's Sorry About Nazi Salute, Suggests How
"I would like to offer him the opportunity to really show how much he loves everyone by..."

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 11:48 pm

Awful Month: 11 Musicians Who Died in January 2016
An unprecedented number of rock deaths...

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 10:48 pm

Learn Something: How to Play Guitar Fast Faster
Tabs included...

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 09:40 pm

Dave Mustaine: 'David Gilmour Could Do More With One Note Than Today's Shredders Can Do With a Dozen'
"When you live, breathe, and feel the song that you're writing..."

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 08:15 pm

Skindred Singer and His Girlfriend Viciously Attacked and Slashed By a Group of Women
They slashed his throat with a broken bottle while dragging and spitting on his girlfriend.

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 06:42 pm

Paul Rodgers Reportedly Recording First New Album With Bad Company in Over 30 Years
According to report, band has eight songs in the can.

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 10:12 am

Dimebag's Girlfriend Accuses Robb Flynn of 'Hopping Up on a Soap Box' Following Phil Anselmo 'White Power' Gesture
“The one apology I am missing is the one from Mr. Flynn.”

POSTED: 02/01/2016 - 10:02 am

Black Sabbath Forced to Cancel Concerts Due to Ozzy's Health Issues
The band is currently on their final tour...

POSTED: 01/31/2016 - 11:27 pm

Sebastian Bach: 'People Who Say 'White Power' Are PUSSIES!'
"As are those who agree. Or remain silent."

POSTED: 01/31/2016 - 10:45 pm

Another Member of Jefferson Airplane Died: Rest in Peace, Signe Anderson
On the same day Paul Kantner died, at the same age...

POSTED: 01/31/2016 - 04:57 pm