Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, better known to millions as MCA, died earlier today in New York City after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47.
Considering they've headlined the Jägermeister Music Tour three times, it's safe to say Slayer have cemented their relationship with Germany's most famous exported liquor.
Given the recent news that guitarist Gary Holt will once again be joining Slayer on the road this summer, it's fair to ask what will become of Exodus' touring plans in the meantime.
Slayer have issued an open letter addressed to "Slayer fans around the world," updating fans on the state of guitarist Jeff Hanneman as well the band's plans for the rest of the year.
After the massive success of the Metal Masters 2 last year in New York City, the action headed west as the Metal Masters 3 clinic took place in Los Angeles.
Metal legends Motorhead have officially been added to the lineup for the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario takes a look at the next X series guitar from Jackson, including new signature models for Kerry King and Randy Rhoads.
In a new interview with The Quietus, Slayer's Tom Araya was asked about Lulu, Metallica's recent collaborative album with Lou Reed.