In case you either haven't been paying attention, or are just completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of amazing metal releases due out this month, Opeth will release their new studio album, Heritage, next Tuesday, September 20.
At a press conference for the band's upcoming documentary From the Sky Down, U2 frontman Bono revealed that Q magazine has commissioned a special tribute album for U2's classic 1991 LP, Achtung Baby, which turns 20 this year.
The sequel thirty-five years in the making, Alice Cooper's new album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, hits shelves tomorrow, September 13. To give you a taste of the album, Alice has posted an interactive YouTube video that let's you check out audio clips from each of the songs on the album, and get a little bit of the story behind them.
Every other day leading up to the release of Chickenfoot's new album, Chickenfoot III, the band are rolling out a series of podcasts featuring band members talking about each song on the new album, along with clips from the songs.
In 1987, Guitar World made the big jump from six issues to eight. There were plenty of new faces to add to the ever-growing list of Guitar World cover artists (oddly, the omnipresent Edward Van Halen was missing this year).