This year's release calendar is more or less over, so it's hard not to look forward to what promises to be an exciting year in 2012 with potential releases from Black Sabbath, Tool, Van Halen, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Rush and more all on the table.
Gojira are hard at work on their new album, the follow-up to 2008's The Way of All Flesh, and have just posted the latest in-the-studio webisode featuring bassist Jean-Michel Labadie laying down tracks for the new record. You can check out the video below.
The next studio album by Paul McCartney will be released on February 7 on Hear Music/Concord Records. The catch is that the album -- which is still untitled -- will be McCartney's tribute to the standards he grew up listening to. It also will feature two new original songs, which was the formula for his last album of covers, 1999's Run Devil Run.
When one thinks of 2001 a lot of cultural references come to mind. It was the first official year of the new millennium. A new United States President assumed office. And then there's the unavoidable image of HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the red eye glowing and speaking in that creepy monotonic voice: "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."
While Axl Rose may be known for having a bit of a volatile relationship with fans from time to time, let's face it, idiots turning up to your show can happen to even the nicest of guys. Isn't that right, Mr. Grohl?.
In honor of his 62 birthday (Happy Birthday Paul!), legendary vocalist Paul Rodgers has just released a new studio recording titled "With Our Love." GuitarWorld.com has the exclusive premiere of the new track, which you can check out below.
When it was announced that Duff McKagan's Loaded would open two shows for the new incarnation of Guns N' Roses, it seemed almost a given that Duff would take the opportunity to join his old band for a song or two.
The Beach Boys -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks -- will reunite in 2012 for a 50-date, 50th anniversary tour and a new studio album (on Capitol Records, no less!). The anniversary celebration also will include commemorative catalog releases on Capitol/EMI. The international tour is slated to kick off in April, with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.