Periphery guitarist -- and Guitar World columnist -- Misha Mansoor seems just a tad ticked off in a post he wrote for Metal Sucks yesterday. In a very well-written diatribe on the state of the music industry -- and the state of the fans that inhabit the dark corners of metal forums and comment sections everywhere -- "Bulb" took on the "musical elitists" who make life all the more frustrating for aspiring musicians. You can check out an excerpt below.
After much speculation, The Human Abstract have officially confirmed that they have parted ways with vocalist Travis Richter, who will be replaced by Ryan Devlin of Corelia for the band's upcoming tour. No word on a permanent replacement has been issued as of yet.
Alt-rock pioneers Janes Addiction have pushed back the release date of their new album -- their first in 8 years -- back one week. The Great Escape Artist will now be released on October 4 through EMI.
Bernie Corrigan, the marketing manager for Schecter Guitars in Burbank, California, died August 18 in an auto accident. He was 39. A fund has been set up for Corrigan -- the Bernie Corrigan Memorial Fund -- in order to financially assist his family.
Paul McCartney will release a new orchestral album, Ocean's Kingdom, on October 4 via Hear Music/Telarc. It represents the first time McCartney has written an original orchestral score -- or any kind of music -- specifically for dance.