Back in January, Slayer guitarist Kerry King told us that he and drummer Dave Lombardo were already six songs deep into the writing of the new Slayer album. At the time, King said that the band planned to hit the studio in May, and that the album would be released by year's end.
"Many years ago, a young and naive Nine Inch Nails were asked what TV shows they'd be interested in appearing on," Trent Reznor wrote yesterday via Twitter, "As a joke (and likely drunk), they thought of the most absurd choice they could come up with at the time. They were then informed their bluff had been called and were actually booked on said show."
Yesterday, March 28, Aerosmith held a special press conference at the Grove in Anaheim, California to talk about their upcoming "The Global Warming" tour, as well as clue us in on the band's new album.
American Idol, which has been catching some flack this season -- its 11th -- for its lower-than-usual ratings and a panel of judges (including Aerosmith's Steven Tyler) who refuse to say anything even remotely critical or mean, got slightly more interesting last night when contestant Elise Testone belted out Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."
Peavey has teamed with Ted Nugent and Artists For Autism to promote a Peavey guitar auction to benefit Autism Speaks and Project Lifesaver International. The auction is live on eBay until Thursday, April 5.
To benefit the Los Angeles Youth Network, Slash has just released a special mix of his song "Gotten," along with a star-studded music video. You can watch both the video and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Gotten" below.
Guitarist Bonnie Raitt has added 11 new dates to her 2012 Slipstream Tour, which now has swelled to more than 80 dates. Second nights also have been added in Chicago, Nashville and New York. Los Angeles, Austin and San Diego and other cities have been added to the fall leg of her tour.