GUNS N’ ROSES Will Not Perform At ROCK HALL Induction, Says Event’s Musical Director

Paul Shaffer, the Canadian-American musician who has served as musical director and producer for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony since its inception in 1986, has shot down the possibility of a performance by the reunited classic lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES when the group is inducted into the Rock Hall in … Continue reading GUNS N’ ROSES Will Not Perform At ROCK HALL Induction, Says Event’s Musical Director

Sweden’s SOLITUDE To Release ‘Tied To The Anchor’ This Month

Swedish metallers SOLITUDE will release their debut album, “Tied To The Anchor”, on March 21. The CD was produced by Henrik Udd and Fredrik Nordström (BRING ME THE HORIZON, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. According to a press release, “You can expect an album full of energy and packed with … Continue reading Sweden’s SOLITUDE To Release ‘Tied To The Anchor’ This Month

METALLICA’s ‘Orion Music + More’ Festival: New Video Trailer Released

A new three-minute video trailer for Orion Music + More — the two-day festival created by METALLICA that will take place on June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey — can be seen below. An entire stage devoted to punk and thrash music — Damage Inc. Stage — will be headlined by … Continue reading METALLICA’s ‘Orion Music + More’ Festival: New Video Trailer Released

DREAM THEATER Guitarist Interviewed In Lisbon (Video)

Cotonete conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATERwhen the band played at Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon, Portugal on February 26. You can now watch the chat below. DREAM THEATER‘s new album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, sold 36,000 copies in the United States in its first week of … Continue reading DREAM THEATER Guitarist Interviewed In Lisbon (Video)

MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE (formely known just as M.A.N) — the Swedish metal-hardcore-progressive four-piece featuring TRANSPORT LEAGUE/ex-MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich — recently entered IF Studios, the IN FLAMES-owned facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) to begin recording its fourth album, “Cancer Vulgaris”. The effort will mark the group’s … Continue reading MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

EPICA: New Audio Interview With SIMONE SIMONS

Miguel Rozo of The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below. The official lyric video for “Storm The Sorrow” can be viewed below. The song, which is available for purchase via iTunes, comes off … Continue reading EPICA: New Audio Interview With SIMONE SIMONS

GOD FORBID’s DOC COYLE Interviewed On Metal Rules! TV (Video)

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle of New Brunswick, New Jersey’s melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. GOD FORBID‘s new album, “Equilibrium”, will be released on March 27 via Victory Records. The bulk of the CD was recorded by Mark Lewis … Continue reading GOD FORBID’s DOC COYLE Interviewed On Metal Rules! TV (Video)

New Video Footage Of RONNIE JAMES DIO Statue In Kavarna

The official unveiling of the monument dedicated to legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio in the Bulgarian Black-sea coastal town of Kavarna took place on October 23, 2010. Dio‘s road manager Steve Mignardi and DIO drummer Simon Wright (who also previously played with AC/DC) attended the event. Sculptors Alexander Petrov and Krasimir Krastev – … Continue reading New Video Footage Of RONNIE JAMES DIO Statue In Kavarna

Mike Portnoy on Teaming with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale on Duran Duran Song

Mike Portnoy has his hands full right now with two album releases set for this month: one with supergroup Flying Colors set for March 27 and the other with metal supergroup Adrenaline Mob dropping on March 13. On the latter album, “Omertà,” Portnoy and the guys called on sultry Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale to lend … Continue reading Mike Portnoy on Teaming with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale on Duran Duran Song

GOTTHARD To Release ‘Firebirth’ In June

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD are putting the finishing touches on their new album, “Firebirth”, for a June 1 release via Nuclear Blast/Warner Music. The CD is being produced at the band’s own Yellow House Studios in Lugano, Switzerland, with guitarist/songwriter Leo Leoni and Paul Lani (who has previously worked with GOTTHARD on several of their … Continue reading GOTTHARD To Release ‘Firebirth’ In June

AEROSMITH On ’60 Minutes': Preview Clip Available

CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan‘s profile of AEROSMITH for “60 Minutes” will air on Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on CBS. The segment will include an interview Laura conducted with the band in between shows in Bogota, Colombia, where Logan followed them on tour. In a one-on-one interview, Logan informed AEROSMITH … Continue reading AEROSMITH On ’60 Minutes': Preview Clip Available