It doesn’t get any more ultimate than the combined forces of rock juggernauts Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden, so when the two announced plans to tour North America together, it quickly became the most anticipated tour of the summer.
It’s hard to believe that throughout their 17-year career together, Staind have never released an official live disc, but all that changes this summer when ‘Live From Mohegan Sun’ makes its debut in several formats. The CD version will be available on July 10 followed by the DVD/Blu-ray out on Aug. 14.
Avenged Sevenfold fans in North America were bracing for a summer without any live shows from their favorite band until Metallica came and saved the day. Invited to participate in the Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City on June 24, Avenged Sevenfold decided to make the most of it, adding a few one off shows prior to their festival appearance. The first of the three shows was in Quebec City, Canada on June 21 followed by a second show on June 22 in Uncasville, Conn. The two shows would serve as a warm-up for their highly anticipated Orion performance.
Although the fine details remain at large, Opeth has announced that their frontman Mikael Akerfeldt has teamed up with guitarist Steve Hackett, formerly of the band Genesis for a very unlikely pairing.
In the early nineties Pantera were hitting their stride, and with the recent reissue of 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power’ twenty years later, it’s hard not to remember what an impact Pantera had on music during that era.
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has never been one to shy away from his opinions and in a new interview he discusses the current state of metal, the evolution of the genre, and the continued disrespect it receives from the mainstream media.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna recently sat down with a radio station to talk about everything from the Mass Chaos tour with Staind and Halestorm to how the band decided on the four covers selected for their new disc ‘Live & Inspired.’
Following the news last week of several new shows added, things seem to have gone south for Van Halen since then. Without much explanation, the legendary rock band just announced that they’ll be postponing all remaining tour dates after their June 26 show in New Orleans, La. With over 30 dates being postponed, the dates impacted start on July 7 in Uncasville, Conn. and span through a Sept. 25 gig in Milwaukee.
Slash and his band were part of Rockfest yesterday (May 12) at Liberty Memorial Park in Kansas City, Mo. Before his set, he sat down to discuss his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N’ Roses, playing at festivals and the first time he picked up a guitar.
Shinedown headlined Rockfest yesterday (May 12) at Liberty Memorial Park in Kansas City, Mo. The one day monster rock bash is one of the largest in the country. Before their set Shinedown took some time to discuss the band’s evolution, the passing of the legendary Levon Helm and what the rest of the year has in store for the band.
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