1. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka , now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their end of July three sold out shows in Israel due…

  2. How Marty Friedman Went From Megadeth to the 'Ryan Seacrest Of Japan'

    June 03, 2014 11:37 AM EDT "Chubo desu yo!" translates into English as “It's the Kitchen!,” and it's a mainstay of Japanese TV. Each week the show's jovial host Masaaki Sakai, a singer-comedian and household name, cooks a meal while engaging guests in humorous off-topic banter. Tonight's…

  3. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Channels Jimi Hendrix in Right-Leaning Film (Video)

    May 28, 2014 7:00 PM EDT Megadeth co-founder Dave Mustaine is marking the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with a heavy metal guitar version of his own that will appear in "America," Dinesh D'Souza's follow-up to "2016: Obama's…

  4. Chromeo: Is Pop Finally Ready for a Former Barnard Professor and Accountant?

    May 13, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Dave Macklovitch, 36, hastily unsheathes a whole-wheat veggie wrap from pastel green butcher paper and digs in heartily. He's sorry to be impolite. It's 4:00 in the afternoon and the lead singer of wry, Canadian, electro-funk duo Chromeo has forgotten to eat lunch. In a snug,…

  5. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  6. Black Label Society, 'In This River' Live: Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Zakk Wylde tees up a live album of "intense" acoustic metal, talks union musicians, Beck's "Sea Change" and what's in store for BLS' next studio LP: "It'll have all the heavy riffs" Whatever you do, don't refer to "Unblackened…

  7. Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth For Australia’s 2014 Soundwave Festival

    August 26, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed to the hard rock and heavy metal-edged Soundwave Festival, which winds its way across Australia next February and March. The bill for the five city trek also includes Rob Zombie, Placebo, AFI, Korn…

  8. Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All' at 30: Track-By-Track

    July 25, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Here's our track-by-track look back at Metallica's classic debut, which changed the face of metal 30 years ago this week. In the summer of 1983, metal was in a state of flux. The year prior, English titans Judas Priest had released "Screaming for Vengeance" and broke…

  9. Black Sabbath Drummer Drama Left Ozzy Osbourne 'Pissed Off'

    June 17, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Lead singer wanted his drummer, Tommy Clufetos, to replace Bill Ward on new album. Rick Rubin gave the job to Brad Wilk instead The drummer issues on Black Sabbath's new album, "13," apparently ran deeper than co-founder Bill Ward's decision to drop out of the reunion…

  10. Megadeth's New Angle With 'Super' Album: 'Let the Music Do the Talking'

    June 13, 2013 7:37 PM EDT Dave Mustaine decided to take "a new angle towards writing" for Megadeth's 14th studio album, "Super Collider," whose No. 6 debut on the Billboard 200 is the group's highest showing since 1994's "Youthanasia." An astute and outspoken observer of…

  11. Queens of the Stone Age Get First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 12, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 0 Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" debuts at No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart As forecast last week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age earns its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The group's new album, ". . . Like Clockwork," opens atop the…

  12. Geezer Butler on Another Black Sabbath Album: 'Never Say Never'

    June 07, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Geezer Butler says that he's happy he and Black Sabbath mates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi "were able to come together and do one final album" -- "13,"  which comes out June 11 and is currently streaming on iTunes. Um...final? "Well, I guess you should never…

  13. Queens of the Stone Age Heading for First No. 1 Album

    June 05, 2013 7:35 PM EDT Next week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age might get its first No. 1 album. Industry sources suggest the group's new release, "… Like Clockwork," may sell around 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 9. The album hit retailers on Tuesday, June 4.…

  14. Jason Newsted's Upcoming Album Will Be 'All Metal All The Time'

    May 23, 2013 12:07 PM EDT Debut LP, due out in late summer, follows his aptly titled "Metal" EP. Jason Newsted is back and (head)banging -- with a new band that bears his surname, a new EP and a full-length album coming this summer. And all of that is as much of a surprise to him as it is to fans of the…

  15. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  16. Slayer Guitarist Leads 'Moment of Noise' for Jeff Hanneman, Anthrax Plays 'Raining Blood'

    May 03, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Jeff Hanneman tributes pop up at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Slayer guitarist Kerry King led a very metal tribute to his "fallen brother" Jeff Hanneman at the Revolver Golden Gods awards Thursday night, bypassing the usual moment of silence for something a bit more appropriate…

  17. Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

    May 02, 2013 6:11 PM EDT 0 Founding member of pioneering thrash metal band dies of liver failure Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center, near his home in Southern…

  18. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  19. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  20. Cannibal Corpse Smile at Idea of 'Big Four' Death Metal Tour

    September 13, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Band Launching Headlining Tour Nov. 16, Will Celebrate 25th Anniversary in 2013 After a successful run with this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, Cannibal Corpse will hit the road again in November on its own headlining tour, kicking off Nov. 16 in Huntsville, Ala. But the Florida death…

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