Green Day Unveil Details of Billie Joe Armstrong’s Recent Hospitalization
It’s been a whirlwind few days for the members of Green Day, who have gone from Italy — where they saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong admitted to the hospital — to Los Angeles, where they’re prepping for their appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sept. 6).
Billy Corgan Planning Memoir, New Smashing Pumpkins Album
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is rarely at a loss for words, and he’s clearly not shy about sharing his thoughts — so it comes as no surprise that he’s working on a memoir.
Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan Speaks Out on Charges Filed Against Doctor in Paul Gray’s Death
As previously reported, criminal charges were filed this week against a Des Moines, Iowa, doctor who is accused of contributing to the deaths of eight patients, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Now, Slipknot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, who was one of the people interviewed by police for the case, has spoken out on the matter.
Green Day Playing MTV VMAs, Despite Billie Joe Armstrong’s Health Scare
We still don’t know what sent Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong to the hospital on Sunday (Sept. 2), forcing the band to cancel a concert in Bologna, Italy, but we do know it won’t keep him from performing at the VMAs this Thursday.
Smashing Pumpkins Announce Fall 2012 Tour Dates
Smashing Pumpkins‘ latest album, ‘Oceania,’ is a Top 5 hit — and Billy Corgan and company are doing their part to bring the music to fans, putting together a healthy run of tour dates that will keep them on the road for most of the rest of the year.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Songs ‘Magpies on Fire’ and ‘Victorian Machinery’
The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ vault-clearing campaign, which started earlier this month with the release of the ‘Strange Man’/'Long Progression’ single, is continuing according to plan.
Pearl Jam Bassist Jeff Ament Joins New Band RNDM
Pearl Jam are taking their time with the follow-up to 2009′s ‘Backspacer’ album, but the band members have been helping to tide fans over with various side projects, the latest being bassist Jeff Ament’s new band, RNDM.
Nikki Sixx: No Definite Plan in Place for Next Motley Crue Album
Just because Motley Crue dropped their new single ‘Sex’ this year, that doesn’t mean a full-length album is in the works. In fact, Nikki Sixx says the band doesn’t even know when it’ll get back to the studio, meaning we may have to reconsider the band’s inclusion on our 10 Most Anticipated 2013 Rock Albums.
‘Melvan’ Featuring Artwork by Kurt Cobain Sells for $24,701 on eBay
As an automobile, this 1972 Dodge van has seen better days. But as a pop culture artifact, it’s worth over $20,000, thanks to some scribbling Kurt Cobain did on the side during his stint as a roadie for sludge metal pioneers the Melvins.
Chad Kroeger on Being Engaged to Avril Lavigne: "I Feel Like the Luckiest Person Alive"
We know what you want, Loudwire readers, and we’re giving it to you: More glorious details regarding the rock ‘n’ roll love story of the year. You’ve read the news about Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger getting engaged to Avril Lavigne, you’ve pored over all the best Twitter reactions, and you’ve loaded our wedding playlist into all of your portable music players. Now, we’re bringing you the really good
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Appears in Dave Grohl Documentary Clip
It’s the documentary film that rock fans have been waiting all year to get a glimpse of — and now Dave Grohl has obliged with a couple of clips from ‘Sound City,’ his upcoming tribute to the legendary studio of the same name.
Lana Del Rey Poses for H&M Lookbook
A month after announcing they’d signed Lana Del Rey as the “global face” of their fall ad campaign, H&M has published visual proof: A “lookbook” displaying the singer in the “very L.A. noir” garb that was promised in July.