Yesterday, at the first-annual Orion Music + More festival, Metallica performed their fabled Black Album for the first time on U.S. soil, including the American debut of "The Struggle Within." The performance came as part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band's eponymous fifth studio album (which was actually released in 1991.)
Guitarist Robert Cray has teamed up with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Black Country Communion) to record his new album, Nothin But Love, which will be released August 27.
Anthrax have announced plans to release an EP of covers in September. The news was confirmed by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante in a recent interview with Loudwire. The EP will pay tribute to some of Anthrax’s favorite bands — especially bands from the '70s.