Slash is gearing up to unchain his sophomore solo album, ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ on May 22. With so much drama surrounding Slash during his tenure with Guns N’ Roses and again recently with Axl Rose’s refusal to show up for GN’R's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, the guitarist is happy to be involved in a project that’s drama-free.
In the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical ‘Rock of Ages,’ Tom Cruise plays fictional ‘80s rock frontman Stacee Jaxx. On the film’s upcoming soundtrack, the actor belts out a pair of the best known hard-rock songs of all time, believe it or not.
Guns N’ Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, and unless you’ve been living under a boulder of sorts, you already know that Axl Rose opted out of the festivities. During a press conference in Italy in support of his upcoming solo album, ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was questioned about that night and his feelings about Rose not being present.
Lacuna Coil‘s latest album Dark Adrenaline’ pays homage to some of the band’s biggest metal influences throughout the years. Case in point: ‘My Spirit’ off the release is dedicated to late Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, the man whom singer Cristina Scabbia says turned her on to heavy metal music.
Metal music has changed exponentially over the years, and one thing that’s really evolved is the way people describe metal sounds. Brann Dailor, drummer for Atlanta prog-metal guys Mastodon, gets a kick out of the many different ways people describe heavy music. Even so, he says he simply tries to stay away from labeling his art.
While the men of Sevendust take an indefinite break, drummer Morgan Rose and guitarist Clint Lowery are keeping busy with their latest heavy music project, Call Me No One. The group just released their debut single, ‘Biggest Fan,’ and they’re set to release their first album, ‘Last Parade,’ on June 5. Check out the just-released track listing for ‘Last Parade’ at the bottom of the story.
Rock ‘n’ roll boys Buckcherry are back, and they’re hitting the road this spring on a headlining jaunt with support from ‘American Idol’ guy James Durbin and fellow hard rockers Redlight King. The tour kicks off April 21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has a new book in toe, ‘Unsung: Words and Images,’ and this isn’t your typical metal read. The book features previously unpublished lyrics and images, showing the relationship between poetry and art.
Record Store Day is just under two weeks away, and when the annual date that brings together mom and pop record shops across the country is finally here on April 21, heavy music fans will find a fun release from Mastodon.
The release of Halestorm’s “The Strange Case of…” is inching closer and closer, and when the set arrives on April 10, singer Lzzy Hale says to expect something unlike anything that Halestorm have spit out before. Speaking with the Pulse of Radio (via Blabbermouth), Hale explained that fans are “going to be hearing and tasting a lot of different sides of Halestorm” on the album.
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