Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Calls Late ’80s Rock ‘Crap’ + Slams Today’s Pop Music Scene
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell feels that the current music scene is ailing and believes that his band’s first new album in 16 years may be just what the doctor ordered.
Linkin Park To Ironically Stream X Games ‘Living Things’ Gig on MySpace
Linkin Park are set to roll out material from their new album ‘Living Things’ at a performance from the X Games in Los Angeles. The gig is set to be broadcast via livestream on … MySpace? We did say Linkin Park’s new album, right?
Chris Cornell Performs Acoustic Version of Soundgarden’s ‘Outshined’ With Fan
Chris Cornell recently welcomed a fan to the stage for the moment that every guitarist dreams about, getting to perform a song with one of your rock idols. See the Soundgarden vocalist belt out an acoustic version of ‘Outshined’ with a fan on guitar below.
Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Dishes on Alice in Chains, Nirvana + Eddie Vedder
In a recent interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered his take on the grunge explosion of the ’90s both praising and criticizing bands such as Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
Godsmack Cancel European Tour Dates Due to Sully Erna Illness
Godsmack have officially nixed some of their summer tour dates in Europe after Sully Erna has come down with an undisclosed vocal malady.
Eddie Vedder Performs ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ With Tom Petty in Amsterdam
While in the midst of their summer European tour, Pearl Jam crossed paths with classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Amsterdam on Sunday (June 24). Vocalist Eddie Vedder stepped onstage during Petty’s show at the Heineken Music Hall, lending his pipes to the band on ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ — check out the video below.
James Hetfield Talks Next Metallica Album and Orion Music + More Festival
James Hetfield gives an update on the status of the next Metallica album and reveals what fans can expect from their first ever Orion Music + More Festival, which takes place this weekend (June 23 – 24) in Atlantic City, N.J.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Germany Concert Because of Vocal Ailment
When Ozzy Osbourne canceled his June 20 show in Germany at the last minute, fans were most assuredly bummed but also concerned that there may be something seriously wrong with the “Prince of F—ing Darkness.” Now a statement from Osbourne’s reps has put everyone’s mind at ease.
Slipknot’s Clown Details ‘Antennas to Hell’ + Explains Keeping Current Bassist Out of Sight
Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan talks about his disdain for greatest hits albums and why their forthcoming retrospective ‘Antennas to Hell’ is so much more. In his typically candid fashion, Crahan also talks about why temporary bassist Donnie Steele will remain off stage while playing with the band.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Releasing First Book ‘Too Much Horror Business’
As lead guitarist for Metallica, there’s not too many obstacles that Kirk Hammett has left to conquer. Perhaps that’s why the 49-year old will soon take on a different challenge — conquering the literary world with his first-ever book ‘Too Much Horror Business — The Kirk Hammett Collection.’
The Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Oceania’ – Album Review
The Smashing Pumpkins are back with a new album, ‘Oceania,’ the first full-length effort featuring their current lineup. While it’s certainly no ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,’ the disc showcases a more focused vision than was present with 2007′s ‘Zeitgeist.’ Mostly absent are the moments of ‘Guitar Hero’ bravado Corgan so abundantly supplied on their last album and in their place are mo
Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Talks Sobriety in MusiCares Video Footage
Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award for his contributions to the MusiCares MAP fund at an event on May 31. In a new video, you can hear Cantrell, former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and more talk about their struggles with sobriety.