Tomorrow sees the release of the 10th anniversary edition of Slipknot's Iowa, a record which has undoubtedly stood the test of time better than many of the other record that came out that year, records by bands that now seem all but a nostalgia act even after just a decade.
In preparation for their Epitaph farewell tour, Judas Priest released two compilation packages for fans, with the hopes that the releases (plus their sprawling back catalog) will tide their followers over until Judas Priest return to the studio to complete their next album.
Noel Gallagher's first studio solo album since the demise of Oasis in 2009 -- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- will be released in the United States on Tuesday, November 8, via Sour Mash/Mercury Records. And while several tracks are already available in the US, including "The Death of You and Me," "The Good Rebel" and "If I Had a Gun...," we're proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of a new song, "Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks." Check out the player below to have a listen.
Dimebag Darrell Abbott, Pantera’s high priest of six-string destruction, is feeling ornery. His eyes narrow as he slowly picks up his metallic blue Dean guitar. Cradling it like a sawed-off shotgun, the self-proclaimed “cowboy from hell” begins to frown. It’s obvious that he has something urgent on his mind.
Metal struck back in 1994 with now-classic albums from Megadeth, Pantera and Slayer. But grunge had its own album arsenal to draw fire from. Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam all released seminal albums that year, too.
“I'm a creator,” says Thom Bresh. “I love music, photography, film, voices. I’m always working.” Bresh’s most recent project is a 14-track CD titled @ Home, which is exactly where he recorded it — “home” being Arizona, a far cry from Nashville, where he spent many years.
George Lynch, the man who wielded the axe for Dokken and now fronts his own bands Lynch Mob and Souls of We, likes to tinker. At age 10, he remodeled his first electric guitar with a hack saw and “swapped the terrible pickups with new crappy pickups.” When he wanted a wall of amplifiers, he took the speakers out of his old amps and built new cabinets and put the speakers in those.
It's hard to describe a Gwar show to someone who's never attended one. How does one adequately describe the Jagermonsta, the World Maggot and the infamous Cuttlefish to an outsider? How do you explain that if you go to a Gwar show, you're going to end up covered in blood, bile and any number of other bodily fluids, and still have the night of your life?