Given that there aren’t very many—or, perhaps, any—metal bands in recent memory to have emerged from the steely northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton, it’s not surprising that the six members of horrorcore act Motionless in White have experienced their fair share of sideways glances when they’re out and about in town. After all, the city’s two biggest claims to fame are Vice President Joe Biden, who was born there, and Dunder Mifflin, the Scranton-based fictional paper company at the center of The Office. And neither looks particularly out of the ordinary.
Def Leppard have just released a seven-and-a-half minute acoustic medley as an exclusive iTunes download. Fans who caught the band on their recent Rock of Ages tour will be familiar with the track, which contains sections of "Where Does Love Go When It Dies," "Where Does Love Go When It Dies" and "Two Steps Behind."
Last year, Godsmack’s Sully Erna took a creative leap of faith and released Avalon. Godsmack has shown glimpses of Erna’s world and tribal influences most notably with tracks like “Voodoo." Avalon fully immersed the artist into a word of musicians and collaborators that resulted in an album that shows the depth and breadth of Sully’s talents.
Effects are like jellybeans. You can’t have just one — and is there really a flavor you don’t like? They’re all good. But since I must, I have to give you a list of the best flavors of effects this year. Keep in mind, if I could, I’d give you a top 20 list of my favorite stomp boxes of 2012, but I’ll limit it to five because I need to hold your attention and honestly, I’d be splitting hairs with some because there were so many good ones to pick from.
Over the weekend, Swedish cult metal favorites Ghost debuted a new song titled "Secular Haze" during a show in Linköping, Sweden. The band have now uploaded a studio recording of the track, which can be streamed via the YouTube clip below.
Last night on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana performed their new track, "Cut Me Some Slack," for the second time in a week. You can check out a video from last night's show below.
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