Last night, at the ninth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the best-of-the-best from this years metal class were honored. In the guitar field, Down's Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein won in the "Riff Lord(s)" category and Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G walked away with the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will star in the silver screen version of American Idiot. The film will be based on the hit Broadway show, which brings to life characters from Green Day's 2004 album.
Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds revealed in a recent interview with Noisecreep that he has formed a new "supergroup" with current and past members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and Jane's Addiction.
As previously reported, Google marked the 96th birthday of electric guitar innovator Les Paul with an interactive guitar graphic on their homepage. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello just posted this video of himself wishing Les a happy birthday and then playing the "guitar" on Google's homepage.