Yes, we know this is GUITARworld.com, but we figured the Machine Head fans out there would still find this interesting. Machine Head drummer Dave McClain has posted the drum parts, drum-set diagram and drum transcription for the Unto The Locust track "I Am Hell" at drummagazine.com.
The following is excerpted from Randy Rhoads by Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein (Velocity Publishing Group). In 1979, Randy Rhoads had to decide whether to stay with a struggling unknown act called Quiet Riot or join forces with the famous former lead singer from Black Sabbath. The decision wasn't as easy as you think. Dana Strum -- the Hollywood-based Badaxe and Slaughter bassist who Ozzy considered for his band -- recalls the events surrounding Randy Rhoads' audition for Ozzy Osbourne.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Meshuggah's new album, Koloss, which is due March 26 via Nuclear Blast Records, some of my Boston-based friends made a video that is getting a lot of reaction out of people. It's called "Pour Some Meshuggah On Me." The video is a musical mash-up combining Meshuggah-style riffing with Def Leppard's hit "Pour Some Sugar On Me."
In the midst of his busy schedule, Slash somehow managed to find time to make it over to England to film an episode of Top Gear. You can watch a behind-the-scenes clip from the filming of Slash's episode below.
Last night at London's Hammersmith Apollo, entertainers of all kinds gathered to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of science fiction writer Douglas Adams, who would have been 60 yesterday. One of the night's big surprises was an appearance by legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
Like the narrator in "The Changingman," one of his best-known songs, Paul Weller's career is built on shifting sands. He's been a punk rock frontman at the vanguard of the late-'70s mod revival movement, a soul/R&B singer, guitar hero and the "Mod Father," hero to the protagonists and antagonists of the drama-filled Britpop scene of the mid-'90s.
Storm Corrosion -- the new project from Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson -- were previously set to release their eponymous debut on April 24, but the release has now been pushed back to May 8.