So, what do the guys of Megadeth do before a big show? Apparently, they search desperately for a Starbucks. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson just posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s June 25 concert at Stadium Live in Moscow, Russia, and much of the clip involves Ellefson and Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick searching for a spot to fill their cup of java.
Flint bands out there dying to get your music heard: Your big shot may be here. The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival has launched its 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, powered by Imagen Records.
If you’re bent on checking out this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival but short on cash, the fine folks behind Uproar are making it easy on you. The festival is offering a limited number of $15 “Early Bird” lawn tickets for the third annual tour, which kicks off Aug. 17 in Kansas City, Mo., and runs through Sept. 30 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Five Finger Death Punch are known for their heavy grooves and angst-y vocals, but the gents have also earned a good reputation for performing regularly for the U.S. troops overseas. The guys were recently in Iraq, and drummer Jeremy Spencer says it’s an experience they wouldn’t trade for anything.
Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery is determined to make his new project Call Me No One work. In a new blog posted on Lowery’s official website, the prolific guitarist expressed his excitement about the band’s debut disc — ‘Last Parade,’ out yesterday (June 5) — and how he “can’t wait for people to hear” the result of all the hard work Lowery, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, Hurt’s Rek Mohr and guitarist Alan Price put into it.
From Shinedown to 12 Stones, rockers are lashing out against the kind of bullying that drives kids across America to depression and self-loathing. In This Moment singer Maria Brink is the latest musician to speak out against bullying.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson may be 53 years old, but he’s forever young at heart. Speaking with Sarah Montague of BBC’s TV program “HARDtalk,” Dickinson explained that he and the guys of Iron Maiden feel no need to “grow up,” since they still feel like teenagers making metal music.
Atlanta-based alt-metal outfit Sevendust have been on a bit of a hiatus this year with band members busy with two fresh side projects, Call Me No One and Projected. Fans of the band have been more than a bit worried about the possibility of a permanent Sevendust split, but thankfully guitarist Clint Lowery has confirmed that a new Sevendust album is on the way.
Papa Roach are gearing up for a busy summer, as the hard rockers are playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival this August and also readying a shiny new album. Speaking with Army Sergeant Russell Toof of American Forces Network Europe, frontman Jacoby Shaddix revealed that fans should expect a new Papa Roach album by this September.
Candlebox are back in full force with a new album, ‘Love Stories and Other Musings,’ and lead singer Kevin Martin says the album’s inspiration came from a very different place in his life than it did when the band first broke out in the early ’90s. He also offers a surprising list of metal acts among the bands that help inspire his songwriting.
Following Metallica’s less-than-popular collaboration with Lou Reed last year, the metal gents are ready to get back into the studio and craft a proper Metallica set. Speaking with Metal Hammer (via Blabbermouth), frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich hinted that the next Metallica album will be another one with producer Rick Rubin in tow.
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