Since the not-so-amicable split between singer Geoff Tate and the rest of Queensryche, the band recently recruited Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre to front the band. Since his debut, La Torre has been accused of using Geoff Tate’s recorded vocals during live performances — an allegation which La Torre has now officially denied.
System of a Down announced their hiatus in 2006, eventually returning once again as a cohesive unit in late 2010. However, bassist Shavo Odadjian recently revealed that he never considered System of a Down to have been broken up, despite what many fans perceived about the band’s five-year halt. Furthermore, Shavo has gone even further to reassure fans, stating that he believes the band will “never break up.”
The mammoth rock ‘n’ roll celebration to pay tribute to Marshall Amps’ 50th anniversary and the life of late mastermind Jim Marshall, has just gotten a little bigger. Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been added to the mix, along with Free founding member Andy Fraser and Slayer guitar god Kerry King.
Our hearts go out to Deftones bassist Chi Cheng and his family, as yet another bout of pneumonia is keeping the musician in the hospital. Back in June, Cheng, who has been in a three-plus-year coma, was supposed to be sent home after battling pneumonia but now remains hospitalized with another bout with the illness.
July 21, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic Guns N’ Roses debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction.’ Containing monster tracks ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine,’ the landmark disc is one of the most critically praised and influential works in rock history.
On the heels of his acclaimed album ‘Harakiri’ being released, Serj Tankian has announced dates for a 2012 world tour. The System of a Down singer will be touring parts of North America as well as an extensive European line of dates.
Legendary bassist and Iron Maiden mastermind Steve Harris will soon release his debut solo album, ‘British Lion.’ In between Iron Maiden releases and tours, Harris has been spending his time writing the upcoming disc, which promises to bring a multi-dimensionally heavy experience to listeners.
When it comes to punk music, Green Day are certainly one of the most progressive bands within the genre. Having drifted into more of a ‘rock opera’-type of style, Green Day have released the new single ‘Oh, Love’ from their upcoming album, ‘¡Uno!,’ the first of three discs the band will be releasing within a four-month period.
Ever turn on the radio, hear a new song and swear that you’ve heard it before? So have the fine people over at indie rock site Diffuser.fm. With inconceivable amount of music written each year, there are bound to be songs that will sound exactly something else, whether intentional or not. Diffuser.fm decided to make a compilation of songs that sound the same, with Green Day as their subject of choice.
The most entertaining part of ‘American Idol,’ ‘The X-Factor,’ America’s Got Talent’ and the billion other talent shows on television, are the early audition rounds. Sometimes you’ll run into an incredible act such as recently cut ‘America’s Got Talent’ star Andrew De Leon, but most of the time the ‘tryout’ episodes are dedicated to the hilarity of failure. However, the Philippines may have just found their greatest contestant ever from their version of the ‘X Factor.’
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