Dee Snider to Paul Ryan: We’re Not Gonna Take It

Dee Snider, singer of ’80s band Twister Sister, has issued a statement denouncing the use of the New York band’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Paul Ryan on the campaign trail. (The full statement can be read below.)… Continue Reading

Knotfest Online PPV: We Got A Refund

While I wouldn’t call myself a “maggot,” I do like and appreciate Slipknot. When news broke a few weeks ago about their first annual Knotfest festival, a two-city, two-day event taking place this weekend, I was intrigued mostly because Lamb of God… Continue Reading

Aurora Shooting Victim to Dave Mustaine: The President Didn’t Shoot Me

We’ve always had a soft spot for Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. Over the years he’s had countless ups and downs while making great music, and who could forget how he bawled like a baby in Some Kind of Monster over his… Continue Reading

Anthrax Moshes On Mars

“Got The Time” from Anthrax’s 1990 album Persistence of Time was on the morning playlist for Mars Rover, Curiosity, along with “Echelon” by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosity’s Mars landing, the playlist has also included The Beatles’ “Good Morning… Continue Reading

Video: Pussy Riot – “Putin Lights Up the Fires”

On Friday three members of Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich — were convicted in a Moscow court of hooliganism driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail. The… Continue Reading

Gibson Guitars Slapped with $300k Penalty For Importing Rare Wood

After being accused of importing rare woods for use in its guitars, famed guitar manufacturer Gibson, whose Nashville facility was raided by agents who seized pallets of fretboard blanks imported from India on August 24, 2011, will pay a $300,000… Continue Reading

Randy Blythe Releases Statement About Czech Prison Incarceration

After being detained in a Czech prison on charges of manslaughter, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe is now back home in Richmond, VA. Today he released the following statement: Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved… Continue Reading

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Out on Bail, Vows to Clear His Name

Lamb of God’s singer Randy Blythe has been released from a Czech prison after a five-week incarceration. The singer was arrested and charged with manslaughter stemming from a 2010 incident where he allegedly shoving a fan offstage while performing at… Continue Reading