Max Cavalera Says New Cavalera Conspiracy Album Will Be Faster and Thrashier

Max Cavalera has issued a statement regarding the progress of Cavalera Conspiracy’s new album due in the fall on Napalm Records. Working with his brother Iggor with producer John Gray on production, he describes the forthcoming release as the band’s… Continue Reading

Chrissie Hynde Says Her First Solo Album ‘Stockholm’ Isn’t A Solo Album

Rock goddess Chrissie Hynde, known globally for her pioneering work with The Pretenders, announced today that she will release her first solo next album titled Stockholm in June. “It’s the first album with my name on it,” said Hynde in… Continue Reading

GWAR Founder Dave Brockie A.K.A. Oderus Urungus Is Dead [Updated]

GWAR’s founder and lead singer Dave Brockie died, according to Style Weekly. Brockie, 50, was found dead in his home by his roommate. “I wish it was a joke,” said former band member Chris Bopst, a music writer for Style.… Continue Reading

Remembering Paco De Lucía

This morning I turned on BBC World News and saw Paco De Lucia’s face on the TV screen. “Oh, no!” was my knee-jerk response, mainly because Flamenco guitarists don’t really make the news these days. I unmuted the volume and… Continue Reading

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Writing Memoir About Czech Murder Trial and Acquittal

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe has confirmed that he is writing a book about his arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year. The book will be published in North America by Da Capo Press… Continue Reading

Hell Froze Over: The Replacements Reunite After 22 Years For Festival Dates

Influential ’80s alt-rock band The Replacements (pictured above with late guitarist Bob Stinson) have reformed after 22 years to play Riot Fest in Toronto, Denver and Chicago, taking place in August and September. The story goes that the genesis of… Continue Reading

Sharon Jones Postpones Album, Delays Tour Due to Cancer Diagnosis

Famed New York soul singer Sharon Jones has delayed the release of her new album Give The People What They Want which was scheduled to be released on August 6 in lieu of being been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct… Continue Reading

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant: “I am a Triumph of Modern Medicine”

Yesterday Laurie Anderson revealed to the London Times that her husband Lou Reed has undergone a liver transplant in Cleveland. The news comes afdter Reed cancelled his appearance at Coachella in April as well as several tour dates. Lou issued… Continue Reading

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Accused of Plotting Wife’s Murder

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis has been charged with plotting to kill his estranged wife, Meggan, who filed seeking a dissolution of marriage in September 2012. The 32-year-old frontman was arrested in Oceanside, near San Diego, California, on Tuesday,… Continue Reading

Trent Reznor Talks NIN, Academy Awards and Sobriety [Video]

Trent Reznor stopped by Canadian Broadcast Corporation last week, appearing on Studio Q. Reznor talked about burning out from Nine Inch Nails, working on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for The Social Network, collaborating with How To Destroy Angels and his battle… Continue Reading