Yesterday, the Land Down Under got a special treat at the Perth stop of Australian's Soundwave Festival as Gojira were joined onstage by Devin Townsend and Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal for a live performance of "Of Blood & Salt." Check out the fan-filmed footage below.
Last night, Van Halen continued their North American tour behind their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, with a stop in Philadelphia. Check out footage of "Eruption" and "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" from last night's show below.
In conjunction with the MusiCares charity, Metallica are offering special bracelets made from the guitar/bass strings of James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo. Proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go toward the MusiCares charity.
Earlier today, we reported that guitarist Christopher Amott had parted ways with Arch Enemy. Amott had been a found member of the band in 1996, and had been with the band more or less since, with the exception of a two-year departure between 2005 and 2007.
Wayne Kramer, the guitarist for rock's seminal pre-punk band, MC5, spent two years in a federal prison for trying to sell cocaine to undercover agents. Today, he's trying really hard to get back behind bars. Only this time he wants to bring his guitar with him, and enough guitars for a few dozen inmates to enjoy.