We’re officially past the halfway mark in 2019 and industry trade magazine Pollstar has just published two Top 100 lists, one for the top grossing worldwide tours and one tabulating the top grossing North American tours thus far. We’ve compiled the earning figures for Metallica, KISS, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Disturbed, Panic! AtRead More →

To end his set at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival last month, Robert Plant performed part of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song,” making it the first time in over two decades the former Led Zeppelin singer’s played the tune live, according to fansite Led Zeppelin News. By that estimation, Plant hasn’t done the classic cut inRead More →

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 NikanRead More →

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 areRead More →

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.” ThatRead More →

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 summerRead More →

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. ThisRead More →

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 vocalRead More →

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 hisRead More →

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. WatchRead More →

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.Read More →