With the follow-up to 2010's Starve for the Devil is tentatively due next year, Arsis have teamed up with the folks at Scion AV to give fans an early Christmas present. Fans will be able to download a free EP, titled Lepers Caress, tomorrow, December 4.
Yesterday afternoon, before a star-studded evening at the Kennedy Center Honors, Led Zeppelin — along with Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and Natalia Makarova — were honored at the White House by President Barack Obama. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones each received the prestigious Kennedy Award, considered America's highest award for contribution to culture.
If you're into autographed guitars and helping to fight hunger, you're in luck. The 27th Annual Hungerthon by WhyHunger is now underway, and up for auction this year are guitars signed by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Maroon 5, David Byrne, and Mumford & Sons, just to name a few.
After dropping some hints, Metallica have officially announced the launch of their very own record label. Dubbed Blackened Recordings, the label will be the home of the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic.
The Rolling Stones were joined onstage by Eric Clapton last night, November 29, in the second of two London O2 Arena shows celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. Following in the footsteps of fellow guitar great Jeff Beck, who performed with the Stones Sunday night, Clapton joined the band to rip through another blues standard, Muddy Waters' "Champagne & Reefer," which the band also performed with Buddy Guy several years ago.
With more than 20 years together and a dozen records under their belts, Nathan East and the members of Fourplay show no signs of slowing down. The quartet’s latest release, Esprit De Four, continues the trend of exceptional musicianship and songwriting prowess that’s become a staple of the smooth jazz super group. There are amazing grooves and melodies in "Firefly," "All I Wanna Do" and the beautiful "Put Our Hearts Together," which was written as a tribute for the people of Japan following the devastating tsunami.
Back in September, California's Nekrogoblikon made virtual waves with the release of a music video for their song "No On Survives." Within a couple of weeks, the video — which chronicles a hectic day in the life of a nine-to-five-working goblin — had racked up more than a million views.
Last night, Neil Young was the featured guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The legendary rocker made an appearance to discuss the writing of his memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, and much more. Watch the video below.
Today, November 29, is the 11th anniversary of George Harrison's death at age 58. It also happens to be the 10th anniversary of the Concert for George, an event that was co-organized by Harrison’s widow, Olivia, and his close friend Eric Clapton that took place at a packed London's Royal Albert Hall in London.