Van Halen played a special "rehearsal" show last night at the Forum in Los Angeles to an invite-only crowd. Fan-filmed footage of Eddie Van Halen taking a guitar solo has made its way online, and we've got it below.
While Kerry King stopped short of saying everything was smooth sailing when we talked to him at the Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast of Zakk Wylde in January, the Slayer guitarist seemed upbeat on what 2012 holds for thrash's most evil band.
Dream Theater are still on the road as part of a massive world tour in support of last year's A Dramatic Turn of Events. When the band stopped in Glasgow, Scotland, keyboardist Jordan Rudess has the camera rolling and caught some great backstage footage from the gig, which you can check out below.
You may remember that a neck injury to Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine nearly forced the band to pull out of last year's Big Four show at Yankee Stadium. Mustaine told reported before the game that he would be heading straight back to the doctor after the show, and would likely face surgery.
In the past, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has nominated and admitted various frontmen -- Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson and Gene Vincent, for instance -- without so much as a thought about their backing bands.
Prong have just released the track listing and artwork for their upcoming new album, Carved Into Stone, which is set for an April 24 release through Long Branch Records/SPV. The artwork can be seen at left and the track listing is below.