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.
Lamb of God -- who happen to be on the cover of the March 2012 issue of GW -- have issued a new iPhone app called the "Vox of God." It's a voice-modulating iOS app developed for Lamb of God in support of their new album, Resolution, and 2012 tour.
Here's part two of my recent interview with guitarist Alex Skolnick of Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio. To read part one, which focused on Skolnick's unique journey as a jazz player, head here. When we left off, Skolnick was answering questions from readers about a variety of topics.
Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, was released yesterday, and as part of the fanfare, Howard Stern ran a four-plus hour special titled The Whole Truth: The Howard Stern/Van Halen, which includes interviews with all members of the band (minus Wolfgang) over the years.
Ringo Starr has announced that there will be another All Starr Band tour this summer, and he's named the new band lineup. This time around, the band will include Starr, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
Yesterday, we pointed out the new picture on Killswitch Engage's website that featured original vocalist Jesse Leach, and speculated that this was surely a sign that Leach had official rejoined the band after the departure of Howard Jones.