If there's a fall tour that's got the Guitar World office abuzz, it's got to be the Frak The Gods tour -- a month-long run of shows which kicks off this Friday in Baltimore, Maryland. The mini-tour will serve as a studio break for headliners Periphery, who will be joined on the tour by The Human Abstract and The Contortionist.
Former Led Zeppelin bassist -- and current stage-hopping multi-instrumentalist -- John Paul Jones joined bluesman Seasick Steve during his performance at England's Reading Festival on Saturday, August 27.
The new band from John Arch (ex-Fates Warning) and Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) -- appropriately titled Arch/Matheos -- will release their debut album, Sympathetic Resonance, on September 13 via Metal Blade Records.
It seems Lady Gaga refuses to stop poking her head into the world of rock and metal: hanging out with the drummer from Anthrax, being Iron Maiden's roadie for a day -- and now performing with legendary guitarist Brian May last night, August 28, at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Up against stiff competition from Cage The Elephant, The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters took home the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video last night for the music video to "Walk." You can check video of the Foos collecting their award below.