Boss will host the second Boss Loop Station National Championship at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, 6 p.m. Saturday, October 22. The contest will be streamed live on GuitarTV.com, and The Iron Maidens will perform. The event is open to the public.
December of this year will see the release of Murder In The Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, a retrospective which includes 400 photos chronicling the rise of San Francisco's thrash scene in the mid '80s.
After all the fanfare surrounding the Big Four -- which included an epic Guitar World cover -- it seems natural that other bands might want to cash in on the idea of having an amazing lineup get together for a few magical shows.
If you live in Australia, you might want to take your Slayer CDs out of your school locker and put them somewhere safe. A new study conducted by Melbourne University finds that teens exposed to heavy metal music are more susceptible to depression and suicide.
Axl Rose took a bit of a spill during GNR's recent concert in Mexico City. The singer slipped during a rendition of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," hitting the ground but continuing to sing. Rose stayed down for a moment, looking like he had twisted his ankle, but soon popped back up to cheers of support from the audience.
Back in August, Motley Crue were honored at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles. As part of the night's festivities, comedian and friend of the band Dane Cook took to the stage to roast the band, and you can now check out video from the roast below.
Blotted Science -- a "supergroup" of sorts featuring guitarist Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower,) Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) and Hannes Grossmann (Obscura) -- just released their new EP, The Animation Of Entomology back on October 4.
As we've already reported, The Who will be releasing Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut, a deluxe version of their 1973 album, Quadrophenia, in mid-November. To commemorate the album's release -- and pay homage to 1960s Mod Culture -- The Who are inviting filmmakers and animators to submit a music video for "5:15" that "does for the track what the Quadrophenia film did for the album."