Let's face it, Coldplay fall into that category of "bands people love to hate." Even if you like their music, it's fashionable to make fun of them as much as possible -- we're looking at you, Noel Gallagher.
Marshall Crenshaw has confirmed a one-of-a-kind run at NYC's Iridium Jazz Club on October 29, 30 and 31 to honor the unsung heroes of the Gibson Les Paul. The Iridium was the late Les Paul's home for more than a decade, so it's only fitting that Crenshaw will perform there with the late guitar giant's band, The Les Paul Trio.
Boss will host the second Boss Loop Station National Championship at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, 6 p.m. Saturday, October 22. The contest will be streamed live on GuitarTV.com, and The Iron Maidens will perform. The event is open to the public.
December of this year will see the release of Murder In The Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, a retrospective which includes 400 photos chronicling the rise of San Francisco's thrash scene in the mid '80s.
After all the fanfare surrounding the Big Four -- which included an epic Guitar World cover -- it seems natural that other bands might want to cash in on the idea of having an amazing lineup get together for a few magical shows.
If you live in Australia, you might want to take your Slayer CDs out of your school locker and put them somewhere safe. A new study conducted by Melbourne University finds that teens exposed to heavy metal music are more susceptible to depression and suicide.
Axl Rose took a bit of a spill during GNR's recent concert in Mexico City. The singer slipped during a rendition of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," hitting the ground but continuing to sing. Rose stayed down for a moment, looking like he had twisted his ankle, but soon popped back up to cheers of support from the audience.