Down have announced that they'll perform a handful of headline dates in May. The tour, which will start May 23 in Birmingham, Alabama, will will stop in seven cities in the Southeast, including Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest, and wrap up with a May 31 hometown show in New Orleans. Tickets go on sale to the general public February 16 and include VIP packages with opportunities to meet the band and hang out at soundcheck.
FLEXeFX has re-imagined the guitar effects pedal by introducing foot wheels that allow guitarists to control their sound in real time with their feet, without bending over or taking their hands away from their instrument. The company also has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the new project.
As you might've heard by now, Metallica are headlining the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place Thursday, May 2, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. Simply put, what songs should they play that night?
Megadeth have unveiled the title of their next studio album, which will hit stores in June. The album, the band's 14th, will be called Super Collider and will be released through Dave Mustaine's own label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal.
Today we bring you a lesson video by guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget of Welsh rockers Bullet for My Valentine, who shows you how to play "Breaking Point," a song off the band's new album, Temper Temper. The album will be released Tuesday, February 12, on RCA Records. It's the band's fourth studio album.
In celebration of Guild’s 60th anniversary, the company has opened the Guild Custom Shop. The shop’s first offerings include the 60th Anniversary model, the Orpheum Jumbo, Orpheum Mahogany Orchestra, Orpheum Rosewood Orchestra, Orpheum Slope Shoulder 14-fret Rosewood Dreadnought, Orpheum Slope Shoulder 14-Fret Mahogany Dreadnought and Orpheum Slope Shoulder 12-Fret Dreadnought, American Patriarch Artist Award, American Patriarch X-500 Stuart, American Patriarch M-75 Aristocrat guitars.
On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World teamed up to host the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Roast at the Grove in Anaheim, California. The event honored Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who withstood a barrage of barbs and one-liners from a slew of rockers and comedians — and actress and 2001 Playboy Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick, who created a roast video just for the occasion. You can check it out below.
Deep Purple have posted another brief teaser video for their upcoming studio album, their first since 2005's Rapture of the Deep. In the video, which you can check out below, the band members — Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse and Don Airey — discusses their process of selecting songs for the album.