If only every press conference could be like this! Check out the new commercial for the 2013 Golden Gods Awards, featuring Chris Jericho, Scott Ian, Zakk Wylde, Lzzy Hale, John5 and — well, you'll just have to watch the video to spot the other metal and hard-rock luminaries.
Today, we're premiering a new live video by a guitar-driven band called Leroy Justice. The song, "Watch Him Fall," is from the band's new album, Above the Weather, which will be released April 23 by Elm City Music (Distribution: EMI).
What?! You weren't able to attend last week's interview with Guitar World Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski as he appeared live at the Apple Store in SoHo (NYC) to talk about his new book, Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page? Don't fret! Apple has just released this exclusive conversation, which was moderated by journalist Alan Light, as part of its Meet The Author podcast series.
Drummer Dave Lombardo has been fired from Slayer — at least the band's upcoming tour of Australia. Lombardo, who has enjoyed three stints behind the Slayer skins — 1981 to '86; '87 to '92 and '02 till just recently — posted a memo on his Facebook page last night to share the news that he was being replaced for the tour.
Check out this cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" by 2CELLOS. These guys might look familiar; they're the Croatian cellists who had a taste of online success when their dueling-cellos version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" went viral a few months ago.
On April 2, Stax Records, a unit of Concord Music Group, will release the deluxe edition of one of Albert King's most revered albums — 1967's Born Under a Bad Sign. The album will feature bonus tracks and updated liner notes by music historian Bill Dahl.