I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd certainly feel pretty good if Jimmy Page went out of his way to shoot a video message to me on my 30th birthday. And that's exactly what the legendary guitarist did for Metallica, along with an impressive list of fellow musicians, including Slash, Aerosmith, Rush, Tom Morello, Slash, Green Day, Sammy Hagar, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kerry King and more.
So as most of you know by now, all the hype around Tool being in the recording studio was just that, and the recording sessions referred to in Tool's November newsletter were for drummer Danny Carey's side project, Volto.
Today, GuitarWorld.com has the exclusive premiere of "Decaying King," a new song by The Dead Lay Waiting, a five-piece band from Swindon, England. "Decaying King" is off the band's upcoming album, Almost Heaven, which drops January 24.
December 9 saw the release of the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Among the tracks was a collaboration between Rezor and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song."
On the final night of Metallica's four-show 30th anniversary celebration, Megadeth leader and former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine joined his former bandmates onstage for five songs. You can check out video of Mustaine performing "Phantom Lord," "Jump in the Fire," "Metal Militia," "Hit the Lights" and "Seek & Destroy" below.
On December 19, Radiohead will finally give a proper release to two new songs -- "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase" -- that they had previously performed live. The tracks were recorded as part of the The King of Limbs - From the Basement sessions which were filmed earlier this year.