"Some people just don't understand," he sighs. "They say, 'You're crazy to leave Ozzy, Zakk. You could have played arenas forever. Now you're going to have to play small clubs.' Well, fuck you. I'm not in this for a rock star lifestyle. I'm in it to play my guitar. And I'd play it in a toilet if that's the only place people would come hear me."
It has just been announced that Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot -- better known to the legions of Gwar fans as Flattus Maximus -- has passed away. Smoot was found dead this morning as they prepared to cross into Canada while on their Return of the World Maggot Tour.
A while back, I mentioned a new progressive metal band (trying to avoid using the "dj" word) called Vildhjarta that had just signed on with Century Media Records to release their debut full-length album, måsstaden.
Animals As Leaders will release their excellent new album, Weightless, next Tuesday, November 8, via Prosthetic Records. Today, we're excited to be able to bring you the album's opening track, "An Infinite Regression," which you can stream below.
Dickey Betts and his Great Southern Band have just signed on to headline the Dan Toler ALS Support Benefit Festival. The festival will take place on November 12 and 13 at Herschberger Ranch in Sarasota.
Record companies have been trying for the better part of a decade now to figure out how to stop fans from illegally downloading music. While the RIAA's tactics of suing people -- a PR nightmare -- failed miserably, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian seems to have the answer: you download music, you lose your Internet.