Although the news broke yesterday that Metallica were set to begin work in earnest on a new album in September, drummer Lars Ulrich doesn’t want fans to get too anxious about the upcoming release. The Metallica percussionist is “realistically” expecting the band’s 10th album to hit stores in early 2014.
Tool are currently in the process of writing one of hard rock’s most anticipated albums. With the band’s last album, ’10,000 Days,’ having been released in 2006, Tool fans have been mentally pacing in circles, awaiting a taste of new materials from their psychedelic heroes. Luckily, drummer Danny Carey has offered an update on where Tool are in their writing process.
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested for ‘DUI-other’ on the morning of Thursday, July 19, for reportedly driving under the influence of a narcotic. He was taken in by D’Iberville, Mississippi police after his involvement in a car accident where he allegedly failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into a pickup truck.
Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan is one of the most renowned members of Slipknot. The percussionist and backing vocalist has dawned many different clown masks during his tenure with the band, all of them being some of the most memorable metal disguises in Slipknot’s long history. You may consider Crahan to be irreplaceable, but Clown has plans for a worthy successor to to take over his role when he retires — his son, Gage Crahan.
On March 19, 1982, legendary Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a tragic plane crash. Thirty years later, Rhoads’ death still remains one of the saddest losses in rock music history. With today’s (July 17) release of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Speak of the Devil’ DVD, it not only documents a captivating live performance, but also the depth of emotion shared by the musicians and fans alike less than three months after Rhoads’ death.
The wait is over, people! After nearly two entire months since Slash released his latest solo record, the legendary guitarist is already beginning to work on an even newer album! Though it may seem somewhat premature, Slash attributes his constant writing to the direct product of his enthusiasm and the energy he’s acquired from working with his backing band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
Motley Crue fans are surely counting down the day until the band’s new single ‘Sex’ sees its release on July 17. However, if you need a bit of a Crue fix to tide you over, the band have posted a 30-second snippet of ‘Sex’ on their website for fans to sink their teeth into.
Serj Tankian was the musical guest on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last night (July 11), during which the System of a Down singer performed ‘Butterflies’ and the title track from his new solo album ‘Harakiri.’
As Slayer are currently on the road with the 2012 Mayhem Festival, guitarist Kerry King has given fans a bit more info about Slayer’s next album, which could see a release as soon as early 2013. The guitarist, who also provides lyrics for the band, is hoping to get some work done while on tour before hitting the studio once again at the conclusion of the touring Mayhem Fest.
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