While Kerry King stopped short of saying everything was smooth sailing when we talked to him at the Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast of Zakk Wylde in January, the Slayer guitarist seemed upbeat on what 2012 holds for thrash's most evil band.
Dream Theater are still on the road as part of a massive world tour in support of last year's A Dramatic Turn of Events. When the band stopped in Glasgow, Scotland, keyboardist Jordan Rudess has the camera rolling and caught some great backstage footage from the gig, which you can check out below.
You may remember that a neck injury to Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine nearly forced the band to pull out of last year's Big Four show at Yankee Stadium. Mustaine told reported before the game that he would be heading straight back to the doctor after the show, and would likely face surgery.
In the past, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has nominated and admitted various frontmen -- Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson and Gene Vincent, for instance -- without so much as a thought about their backing bands.
Prong have just released the track listing and artwork for their upcoming new album, Carved Into Stone, which is set for an April 24 release through Long Branch Records/SPV. The artwork can be seen at left and the track listing is below.
Lamb of God -- who happen to be on the cover of the March 2012 issue of GW -- have issued a new iPhone app called the "Vox of God." It's a voice-modulating iOS app developed for Lamb of God in support of their new album, Resolution, and 2012 tour.
Here's part two of my recent interview with guitarist Alex Skolnick of Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio. To read part one, which focused on Skolnick's unique journey as a jazz player, head here. When we left off, Skolnick was answering questions from readers about a variety of topics.