Just months shy of the launch of Gigantour 2012 -- which sees them hit the road with Megadeth, Motorhead and Lacuna Coil -- Volbeat have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl.
There's little doubt as to who owned the covers of Guitar World in 1998. With a new singer and a new album and a Number One song on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks, Van Halen was once again standing on top of the world.
Earlier this month, Megadeth performed at the Maquinaria Festival in Santiago, Chile. Pro-quality footage from the performance has been posted online, and you can check out select clips from the band's November 12 show below.
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We were making Tales from Topographic Oceans, and we were in a studio called Morgon. It was the first 24 track-studio in London, and we were there for four months. When we got in the studio, being post-hippie, we needed to make it a bit friendly. Jon said, "I'd like a bathroom to sing in." So he had three walls brought in, tiled, and he sung in a booth with three walls of tiles so it sounded like his bathroom. Jon and I were having a lot of fun.
Thirty-five years after the release of The Jam's punk-rock classic In The City, The Jam's former frontman, Paul Weller, will release a new album, Sonik Kicks, in early 2012. The album, which will feature guest appearances by Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Graham Coxon of Blur, is scheduled to be released in the US March 27 on Yep Roc Records. It will be his 11th solo album.