Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan took the stage alongside a 13-year-old from Italy on Tuesday night, to play a set list of Metallica, Nirvana and yes, GNR covers. It was part of the boys wish with the Make-a-Wish foundation. Simone Capelli is battling bone cancer.
Add a reissue of what many consider to be Kiss‘s finest album to the cornucopia of new merchandise available from the band in 2012. Their 1976 ‘Destroyer’ album has been remixed and readied for an Aug. 21 release. The package will also include rare and previously unheard recordings, plus the artwork the band originally intended to use.
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are joining a wave of support for imprisoned Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe. Blythe’s band previously played Ozzfest, becoming close to the first couple of heavy metal. He was arrested on June 27 in the Czech Republic.
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley became “impossible” and “intolerable” and that he hasn’t talked to either in years. If fans were hoping for another reunion, it’s not going to happen.
Guitarist Zakk Wylde is a father once again, as his wife Barbaranne gave birth to their fourth child on Wednesday night. Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde was born at 11:40PM, weighing 8-pounds, 1-ounce and measuring 21 inches long.
For years Metallica has been amongst the toughest acts in hard rock, and now they’ve built a pair of sunglasses to rock hard in. James Hetfield has partnered with Sutro Eyeware to create the JH Sutro sunglasses, available in black or tortoise. The band’s merchandise page calls them Hetfield’s “ideal pair of sunglasses.”
It’s long been speculated that Eddie Van Halen makes a musical cameo in the 1985 classic film ‘Back to the Future.’ Now the guitarist has confirmed it. TMZ reports that Van Halen has confirmed it’s him playing on the cassette Marty McFly scares his father with.
Slash hasn’t even begun his summer tour, but he’s announced 18 dates for a fall tour of America that will include Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The trek begins Sept. 4 in San Diego, Calif and wraps up Oct. 3 in Los Angeles and includes stops in major cities across the country.
Eddie Van Halen says the current album cycle with David Lee Roth isn’t a one-time gimmick. This is the future of Van Halen, and the band has a bright future. In an interview with Guitar World the legendary guitarist talks about what once held them back and what now keeps them looking forward.
Last week Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate found out he was fired when lawyers for the remaining members sent his lawyer a long legal document. After 30 years together, their relationship ended unceremoniously, but it sounds like the legal battle has just begun.
Since lost tracks always seem to surface just before a band is ready for a reissue or a “special edition remaster,” they’re often rightly looked upon with suspicion. But Pantera proves sometimes the reason a song doesn’t make an album is that it simply didn’t play nicely with the other tracks.
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