Latest Static-X Bassist Brent Ashley Exits Band
Static-X are once again down a bassist, as the band’s latest four-string player, Brent Ashley, has just announced his exit from the group.
Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate + David Coverdale Among Honorees at Vegas Rocks Awards
Some of rock’s greats were on hand Sunday night (Aug. 26) in Las Vegas for the third annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards. Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate, and David Coverdale of Whitesnake were among the top honorees taking home hardware for their efforts at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Baroness Cancel Remaining 2012 Tour Dates, Offer Update on Band Member Injuries
Earlier this month, the members of Baroness survived a horrific tour bus crash outside of Bath, England, as they were en route to Southampton for their next show. A majority of the group suffered serious injuries in the crash, which put all promotional activities on hold. Now comes word that the group is calling off the remainder of their touring for the rest of 2012.
In Flames Won’t Start Writing Until ‘Playground’ Starts Fading
Swedish metallers In Flames are enjoying life on the road, and even though they’ve started thinking about a new record, it’s likely that nothing will happen until the touring support for the ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’ disc starts to wane.
The Velvet Underground Get Doubly Covered by Mark Lanegan and Ralph Stanley for ‘Lawless’ Soundtrack
It look as though the curator of the music for the upcoming film ‘Lawless’ has a fondness for a particular Velvet Underground song, as there are two cover versions of ‘White Light/White Heat’ that turn up on the soundtrack, due this Tuesday (Aug. 29).
Two Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia to Avoid Prosecution + Weigh Legal Options
Russian punk band Pussy Riot may have outspoken opinions on things, but unfortunately they don’t live in a country where they can speak their minds openly without threat of prosecution. Luckily for two members of the trio, they have fled the country to avoid further legal action.
Linkin Park Plot Pyro Avoidance in Honda Civic Tour Preparation Video
Anyone who’s kept up with Linkin Park over the years knows Chester Bennington‘s knack for getting injured. The singer has had more freak injuries over the years than you can imagine, so the group had a few concerns when their new stage setup was introduced prior to the Honda Civic Tour.
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider’s ‘Not Gonna Take It’ From Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
First Tom Morello, now Dee Snider. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan may love rock music, but he’s not exactly having much success buddying up to any musicians at the moment. Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider is the latest to lash out at Ryan, calling him out over using his band’s music at a recent rally.
Slayer Lead Second Round of 2013 Soundwave Festival Additions
If you still weren’t sold knowing that Metallica, Anthrax, Linkin Park, Stone Sour and A Perfect Circle were heading to Australia’s Soundwave Festival early next year, does the addition of Slayer make you want to book your ticket right now?
Steve Winwood Plots Deluxe ‘Arc of a Diver’ Release
Steve Winwood‘s classic 1980 record, ‘Arc of a Diver,’ is getting the deluxe reissue. The Second Disc reports that the updated version will come with a bonus disc that includes a number of extra goodies.