1. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 2:59 PM EDT The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival completed its second year with bigger attendance, explosive shows and overwhelmingly positive sponsor results. The tour attracted a broad range of fans and age groups, ranging from teens to mid-40's. In addition to head-banging headliners like…

  2. Slayer Ready For 'World Painted Blood'

    June 29, 2009 9:47 AM EDT Headbanging icons Slayer have slotted a "late summer" release for their ninth album, "World Painted Blood," following the quartet's co-headlining slot on this year's Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. It follows 2006's "Christ Illusion," which itself…

  3. Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases

    April 17, 2009 3:53 PM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco’s advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing host to the occasion, with hundreds of artists…

  4. Anvil On A Roll As Film Hits Theaters

    April 03, 2009 3:51 PM EDT "I don't believe miracles happen halfway," Steve "Lips" Kudlow says. "It took a lifetime for this to actually come to fruition, but this time I went up to bat and knocked it right out of the park." Anvil, the influential yet decidedly underground thrash…

  5. 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Offers New Twists

    February 04, 2009 12:22 PM EST Several new gameplay twists emerge for the first time on "Guitar Hero: Metallica," which arrives in stores March 29 from Activision. Players have a double bass option on drums for the difficult and expert levels, which can be enabled by using a splitter and an additional pedal for…

  6. Slayer, Manson Unleashing 'Mayhem' On Tour

    January 28, 2009 11:54 AM EST Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine lead the bill for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which begins July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps Aug. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Jagermeister is…

  7. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 10:09 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site , the game "allows you to play as us in either single instrument or…

  8. TV Music Bigwigs Launch Show On TheWB.com

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA," a music-centered series that will debut on TheWB.com in 2009. Alexandra Patsavas and Josh Schwartz are developing "Rockville, CA," a music-centered series that will debut on TheWB.com in 2009. Each…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

  10. Slipknot

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was…

  11. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesd Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, …

  12. Metallica Confirms New Album Track List

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. The one title sure to set off discussion…

  13. Kanye, Winehouse, Obama Win Early Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today (Feb. 10), with 100 awards handed out in the pre-telecast portion of the event. Kanye West, who leads the field with The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today (Feb. 10),…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

  15. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  16. Slayer's 'Illusion' Reborn With Bonus Tracks

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya says he and his thrash metal bandmates are happy their 2006 album, "Christ Illusion," is getting a second chance to be heard. Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya says he and his thrash metal bandmates are happy their 2006 album, "Christ Illusion,…

  17. Manson To Begin Shooting Carroll Film In Late Fall

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson plans to start shooting his delayed horror film "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll," towards the end of the year, after he finishes touring to promote his new album, "Eat Me, Marilyn Manson plans to start shooting his delayed horror film "…

  18. Rick Rubin Finalizes Columbia Position

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The label released a statement this afternoon (May 14) confirming the Rubin hire and stating that he would "form a dynamic and creative executive partnership" with Columbia chairman Steve Barnett, und Rick Rubin's move to Columbia Records, which was tipped here in February, is…

  19. Manson, Slayer Reveal Dates For Summer Trek

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The summer North American tour will get underway July 25 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and run through a Sept. 1 finale in San Antonio. Bleeding Through and one other act to be announced will support. Marilyn Manson and Slayer's previously announced summer North American tour will get…

  20. Devils, Vampires Rub Elbows On Manson Album

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson's obsession with the dark recesses of human behavior is at the forefront of his new album, "Eat Me, Drink Me," due June 5 via Interscope. Marilyn Manson's obsession with the dark recesses of human behavior is at the forefront of his new album, "Eat Me,…

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