Drummer Dave Lombardo has been fired from Slayer — at least the band's upcoming tour of Australia. Lombardo, who has enjoyed three stints behind the Slayer skins — 1981 to '86; '87 to '92 and '02 till just recently — posted a memo on his Facebook page last night to share the news that he was being replaced for the tour.
On April 2, Stax Records, a unit of Concord Music Group, will release the deluxe edition of one of Albert King's most revered albums — 1967's Born Under a Bad Sign. The album will feature bonus tracks and updated liner notes by music historian Bill Dahl.
Since their inception, Periphery have strived to push conventional boundaries through their artwork, both musically and visually. Once again, by teaming up with the forward thinking visual effects dynamo Wes Richardson, they've reached a new pinnacle with their music video for the track “Scarlet.”
ISP Technologies went to Winter NAMM 2013 armed with several exciting new products. The all-new THETA Preamp Pedal, Stealth Power Amp, G112 Passive Guitar Cabinet, Vector 210 Guitar Subwoofer and the Bass Vector 210 Bass Guitar Cabinet all made excellent first impressions with everyone at the show.
Paul McCartney, ZZ Top, Wilco, Gov't Mule, Baroness, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the acts scheduled to appear at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will take place June 13 to 16 in Manchester, Tennessee.
Jack White, who was recently named the official ambassador for Record Store Day 2013, brought a camera crew to United Record Pressing in Nashville, the LP pressing plant that creates vinyl for his Third Man Records label.