Dutch Death Metallers DICTATED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Dutch death metallers DICTATED. The band’s new album, “The Deceived”, will be released on August 15. Comments DICTATED: “DICTATED is very honored and proud to have signed with the mighty Metal Blade Records! “We have just finished our album, ‘The Deceived’, and we are thrilled to see […]

Guitarist JIM ROOT Fired From STONE SOUR

Guitarist Jim Root has been fired from STONE SOUR, the group fronted by Root‘s SLIPKNOT bandmate Corey Taylor. STONE SOUR has released the following statement regarding the matter: “As some of you might have heard by now, STONE SOUR and Jim Root have indeed parted ways. We were trying to wait until the completion of […]

COREY TAYLOR Says Too Many Young Musicians Are Relying On Computers When Performing ‘Live’

IndiePower.com spoke to SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor on the red carpet of this past Monday’s (May 12) 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, which honored BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne. Speaking about what inspires him to continue making music after nearly two decades in the music business, Corey said (see video […]

ZAKK WYLDE Says His Life Is ‘Even More Awesome’ Now Than It Was When He Was In His 20s

Niclas Müller-Hansen of Rocksverige.se recently conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Rocksverige.se: Do you think that had you gone on doing what you were doing, drinking-wise, you could’ve ended up like [Oscar-winning actor] Philip Seymour Hoffman [who died of an acute […]

GUNS N’ ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Says He ‘Loves’ The Unpredictability Of The Band’s Live Performances

GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba tells Las Vegas Review-Journal that one of his favorite things about being in the band is the unpredictability of the group’s live shows — including the time they take the stage and the songs they will perform during each concert. “That’s what I’ve always loved about playing […]


METALLICA frontman James Hetfield played a four-song acoustic set last night (Thursday, May 15) at the first annual “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California. The event benefitted the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and featured solo sets, duets and jam sessions. In addition to playing two METALLICA songs on […]

PHILIP ANSELMO Performs ‘I’m Broken’ With BLACK LABEL SOCIETY In New York City (Video)

Former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo joined BLACK LABEL SOCIETY on stage last Saturday, May 10 at Best Buy Theater in New York City to perform a cover of the PANTERA classic “I’m Broken”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. During a September 2013 interview with Artisan News, BLACK […]