ARCH ENEMY Parts Ways With NICK CORDLE, Recruits Ex-NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS

ARCH ENEMY has parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle and has replaced him with Jeff Loomis (pictured; ex-NEVERMORE). Loomis will make his live debut with ARCH ENEMY on the band’s upcoming European tour, which kicks off November 26. Says Loomis states: “I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY. “[ARCH ENEMY guitarist] Michael Amott … Continue reading ARCH ENEMY Parts Ways With NICK CORDLE, Recruits Ex-NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS

FOO FIGHTERS Drummer Says New U2 Album ‘Sounds Like A Fart’

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins is the latest artist to pile on U2 and their new album, “Songs Of Innocence”, which was dumped for free and without permission onto all 500 million iTunes accounts in the world back in September as part of a mega-deal with Apple. Speaking with … Continue reading FOO FIGHTERS Drummer Says New U2 Album ‘Sounds Like A Fart’

CRADLE OF FILTH Signs New Worldwide Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani Filth commented “Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous … Continue reading CRADLE OF FILTH Signs New Worldwide Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST

IN THIS MOMENT’s ‘Sex Metal Barbie’ Was Written Around ‘All The Awful Things’ People Say About MARIA BRINK

IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink says that the band’s new song “Sex Metal Barbie” was written “around all the awful things people had to say about” her. The track is taken from the band’s fifth studio album, titled “Black Widow”, which will be released on November 17. The CD was once again helmed by … Continue reading IN THIS MOMENT’s ‘Sex Metal Barbie’ Was Written Around ‘All The Awful Things’ People Say About MARIA BRINK

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD: Procuring-Murder Charge Dropped

According to Stuff.co.nz, a New Zealand police charge of “attempting to procure murder” against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been dropped. The 60-year-old rocker, who is on bail and is set to reappear in court at the end of the month, still faces one charge of threatening to kill as well as possession of methamphetamine … Continue reading AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD: Procuring-Murder Charge Dropped

FOO FIGHTERS Will Play Massive 20th-Anniversary Show In D.C. Next July

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS have announced that the band will celebrate its 20th anniversary next summer with a massive concert at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The “20th Anniversary Blowout” will take place on July 4, 2015, and is being described as an “all-day extravaganza” with multiple acts on the bill. … Continue reading FOO FIGHTERS Will Play Massive 20th-Anniversary Show In D.C. Next July

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

According to Stuff.co.nz, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged by New Zealand police with attempting to procure a murder. Rudd also faces charges of possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of threatening to kill. The 60-year-old drummer’s home in New Zealand was raided Thursday morning (November 6) and he entered no plea to … Continue reading AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne‘s publicists at FiXT Publicity. No further details are currently available, but some of Wayne‘s associates have indicated that his passing may have been the result of a drug … Continue reading STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

BACKYARD BABIES, Ex-MUSTASCH, VAINS OF JENNA Members Join Forces In DENIMGOAT

DENIMGOAT is like an old school pickup truck with only one front seat with room for five. Side by side in that seat sits five people, heading straight forward to the chorus. Together, the band members have several thousand miles on the road. Drummer Danne McKenzie has played with bands like MUSTASCH and TRUCKFIGHTERS, Nicke … Continue reading BACKYARD BABIES, Ex-MUSTASCH, VAINS OF JENNA Members Join Forces In DENIMGOAT

GHOST’s ‘Infestissumam’ Certified Gold In Sweden

“Infestissumam”, the sophomore album from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, has been certified gold in the group’s home country for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last seven … Continue reading GHOST’s ‘Infestissumam’ Certified Gold In Sweden

SLIPKNOT ‘Made’ New Drummer Visit PAUL GRAY’s Grave Before Beginning Work On New Album

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan has revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that one of the first things he did with the band’s new drummer — rumored to be Jay Weinberg, the son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg — was take him to the Des Moines, Iowa cemetery where late SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray‘s body is … Continue reading SLIPKNOT ‘Made’ New Drummer Visit PAUL GRAY’s Grave Before Beginning Work On New Album