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‘ABCs of Metallica’ Illustrated Book


Metallica have fans of all ages, but it’s always a good idea to reach out to the younger generation as soon as possible. With the new book “The ABCs of Metallica,” they may have just paved the way. The band just announced their new book, which will hit shelves and online bookstores on Nov. 26. […]

Opening night of Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour

There was buzz in the air on opening night for the Queen + Adam Lambert North American leg of The Rhapsody Tour. Why? With no new music and a set list that has remained pretty stable since the band first headed out on the road — first with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers and then American […]

Iran’s “Confess” Sentenced to 14+ Years in Prison for Playing Metal

Iranian metal guerrillas Confess have been sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran. For the crime of playing metal, frontman Nikan Khosravi has also been sentenced to 74 lashes. In 2015, Confess made headlines worldwide after being arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Musicians Nikan Khosravi and Arash Ilkhani were […]

10 Metal Subgenres That Need Serious Explaining

Most people know the terms “heavy metal” and “death metal,” even if they can’t tell what the actual difference is between the two. Some people have a working knowledge of other more well-known but still under-the-radar metal subgenres, like thrash and black metal. Then there are metal subgenres that are almost exclusively known by learned […]

Chris Fehn Demands His Slipknot Lawsuit Move Forward

Former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has requested his lawsuit against the band move forward after he sued the group over touring and merchandise revenue earlier this year. Fehn was dropped from the act in March in an official statement that said, in part, “Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot.” That month, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor […]

Buckcherry Unveil Final 2019 North American ‘Warpaint’ Tour Dates

Buckcherry have announced the third and final leg for their “Warpaint” tour. The California rockers have mapped out the last 16 North American concerts of 2019, which begins on Sept. 6 in Northfield, Ohio and wraps on Sept. 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas. See the dates below. The group’s summer tour is in full swing […]

For West African rock band “Tal National” music industry navigates “extreme vetting” of foreign artists

Some foreign performers are having to delay or cancel their concerts because the consular officers at U.S. embassies require more documentation before issuing visas. These artists are being asked to provide 15 years of their travel history, employment history, past and current social media handles, email accounts and addresses. This so-called “extreme vetting” is making […]

Metallica + Guns N’ Roses on Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities List

A lot of very popular bands go on world tours that last several years long. But does that make them one of the highest-paid in the world? For Metallica and Guns N’ Roses, apparently so – they’ve made Forbes 2019 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities list. (Essential guide to singing in key and vocal strength training get Singorama) Both […]

‘Rock Around the Clock’ became first rock hit

Today in History, July 9, 1955: ‘Rock Around the Clock’ became first rock ‘n’ roll hit On July 9, 1955, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets became the fist rock ‘n’ roll single to top the Billboard’s Pop charts. Pioneer rock ‘n’ roller Bill Haley, seated, and his Comets rocked around and around […]

Korn’s Brian Welch Responds to Huckabee Show Backlash

Following an appearance on political commentary show Huckabee, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has seemingly responded to criticism for the segment after it aired earlier this month on Christian-based TV network TBN. During the episode, Welch performed a version of Korn’s “Blind” as the former Republican Arkansas Governor and talk show host joined in on the bass guitar. Watch the video down toward the […]

Sting Ray Anthony Will Perform History of Rock n Roll

Music Tributes

Sting Ray Anthony will perform ‘history of Rock ‘n’ roll performing the 50’s 60’s Hits! Ray Anthony’s arsenal of talent extends beyond look and voice. As an accomplished musician/songwriter, his knowledge in the high-tech, fast paced music industry is unlimited. A gifted guitarist, Ray also plays bass, piano and drums. “My best musical work is […]

Woodstock 50: Will the show go on?


Despite having lost its main investor and production partner, and with rumours of artist contracts now being invalid, Woodstock’s founder says the show will go on. In a week that most festival organizers would want to forget, the problems faced by Woodstock 50 appear to be mounting. In addition to having lost its primary investor, […]

Apple To End iTunes & What Happens to Your Music

Apple Ending iTunes

As teased late last week, Apple has officially decided to discontinue their iTunes music service, choosing instead to break up the desktop service and offer three separate applications for music, television and podcasts. One of the biggest questions that longtime users of iTunes had upon the initial discussion of the new service is what would […]

Led Zeppelin Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary With First Official Documentary

Legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin announced the release of the first ever band-sanctioned documentary in celebration of their upcoming 50th anniversary. “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring that story to life,” said […]

15 Women Who Shaped Rock n Roll

  Rock n’ Roll would be in a much different place were it not for the talent and efforts of some of the greatest female artists that had a hand in shaping the music that we know and love today. From the days of classic rock in the ’70s, to the hair-raising hairbands of the […]