Lamb of God -- who happen to be on the cover of the March 2012 issue of GW -- have issued a new iPhone app called the "Vox of God." It's a voice-modulating iOS app developed for Lamb of God in support of their new album, Resolution, and 2012 tour.
Here's part two of my recent interview with guitarist Alex Skolnick of Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio. To read part one, which focused on Skolnick's unique journey as a jazz player, head here. When we left off, Skolnick was answering questions from readers about a variety of topics.
Ringo Starr has announced that there will be another All Starr Band tour this summer, and he's named the new band lineup. This time around, the band will include Starr, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
Punch Brothers are not a bluegrass band. While you might be fooled into thinking otherwise by their traditional instrumentation and blinding picking chops, a quick listen will prove they are a highly evolved mutation of Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys. Led by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, the group takes influences ranging from Radiohead to Bach to Earl Scruggs and combines them into a strikingly unique brand of acoustic music.
UK rockers Band of Skulls released their latest album -- Sweet Sour -- in the US today via an iTunes exclusive. They've also chosen today to release the music video for the album's title track, which you can check out below.
A museum honoring Johnny Cash will open later this year in Nashville. The museum will be run by Bill Miller, a serious and longtime collector of Cash memorabilia. It will feature items donated by the Cash family and several items from the now-closed Johnny Cash Museum in Henderson, Tennessee.
Here's the exclusive premiere of a new video by Toronto's My Darkest Days: the acoustic version of their new song, "Casual Sex," featuring only Matt Walst and Reid Henry in the studio. The song -- well, the electric version of it, at least -- is the first single from the band's new album, Sick and Twisted Affair, which is due for a spring release via Mercury Records. The single is available now on iTunes. The new album was produced by Joey Moi.