It has just been announced that Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot -- better known to the legions of Gwar fans as Flattus Maximus -- has passed away. Smoot was found dead this morning as they prepared to cross into Canada while on their Return of the World Maggot Tour.
A while back, I mentioned a new progressive metal band (trying to avoid using the "dj" word) called Vildhjarta that had just signed on with Century Media Records to release their debut full-length album, måsstaden.
Animals As Leaders will release their excellent new album, Weightless, next Tuesday, November 8, via Prosthetic Records. Today, we're excited to be able to bring you the album's opening track, "An Infinite Regression," which you can stream below.
Dickey Betts and his Great Southern Band have just signed on to headline the Dan Toler ALS Support Benefit Festival. The festival will take place on November 12 and 13 at Herschberger Ranch in Sarasota.
Record companies have been trying for the better part of a decade now to figure out how to stop fans from illegally downloading music. While the RIAA's tactics of suing people -- a PR nightmare -- failed miserably, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian seems to have the answer: you download music, you lose your Internet.
Some of you may remember that Dave Grohl was credited alongside Lenny Kravitz on a song called "(I Can't Make It) Another Day" on Michael, a posthumous album from Michael Jackson. While Dave Grohl paying tribute to the King of Pop is certainly all good, it turns out that he doesn't actually appear on the song at all.
Newsstand, which was launched Wednesday ahead of Apple's iOS 5 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is a new store, just like iTunes and iBooks, that allows you to purchase and store media in one library -- in this case newspapers and magazines. You can buy individual issues, but if you subscribe to a title, your Newsstand library is automatically updated every time a new issue comes out.