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

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 Cleveland on April 14. When asked by the Future Rock Legends web site via Twitter if he had any idea how long the Rock Hall ceremony was going to be…

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

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 melodies combining the screaming and singing of Patrik Larsson and Dennis Warelius. With role models like KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, combined with the Swedish metal scene, these…

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

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 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and SEPULTURA, and will feature up-and-comers TORCHE, RED FANG, KYNG, LANDMINE MARATHON, BLACK TUSK, THY WILL BE DONE, and more. Orion Music + More will feature multiple live…

DREAM THEATER Guitarist Interviewed In Lisbon (Video)

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 release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8. The band’s previous CD, 2009′s “Black Clouds Silver Linings”, opened with 40,000 units to land at No. 6. This…

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 first release with newly recruited members Adde Larsson on drums and Mark Black on guitar. The third and fourth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the…

EPICA: New Audio Interview With SIMONE SIMONS

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 EPICA‘s fifth full-length album, “Requiem For The Indifferent”, due on March 9 in Europe and four days later in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at…

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

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 (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM), with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER) stepping in during the the vocal-tracking stage. The effort was…

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 – Lomsky spent two months working on the project, which is more than two meters in height (approximately six-and-a-half feet) and is combined with large stones taken from the sea. The…

INME: ‘Pantheon’ Video Available

INME: ‘Pantheon’ Video Available

“Pantheon”, the new video from the English alternative rock band INME, can be seen below. The song comes off the group’s fifth studio album, “The Pride”, which reached No. 60 on the U.K. album chart. “The Pride” was released in February via the PledgeMusic project, which encourages fans to contribute funds to the recording of albums and the artists themselves to donate to charity as a part of their fundraising. INME‘s PledgeMusic campaign began on November 25, 2011 and exceeded 100 percent within the first…

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

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 her raspy, powerful vocals to a cover of Duran Duran’s hit, “Come Undone.” This result is nothing less than mesmerizing. So, how did the drumming wiz approach Miss. Hale to…

GOTTHARD To Release ‘Firebirth’ In June

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 earlier albums, including “G-Spot” and “Homerun”) at the helm. “Firebirth” marks GOTTHARD‘s first release with new singer Nic Maeder, who was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, lived in Melbourne, Australia and…

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 singer Steven Tyler that his bandmates — Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer — complained to her that he was too much a perfectionist and could be…