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OZZY OSBOURNE, SLASH: More Tour Dates Announced

OZZY OSBOURNE — who will kick off his fall North American arena tour November 12 in Victoria, B.C — has now announced a second leg of U.S. dates which will get underway January 16, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. The six-week 2011 trek, part of the multi-platinum Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee's in-progress 18-month ...

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TOKYO BLADE: New Video Message From ANDY BOULTON

The newly revamped lineup of the NWOBHM band TOKYO BLADE — featuring Andy Boulton (guitar) John Wiggins (guitar), Andy Wrighton (bass) and Steve Pierce (drums), alongside new singer Nicolaj "Nick" Ruhnow (IRONY, VOIVITTU, DOMAIN, HELLFORT) — will release its new album, tentatively titled "1000 Men Strong", in February 2011 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. The ...

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PANTERA, QUEENSRŸCHE, WHITESNAKE, DIO Items Part Of 'Rock Gods And Metal Monsters Auction'

Backstage Auctions will present the "Rock Gods and Metal Monsters Auction", an unprecedented hard rock and heavy metal online auction event. "Almost every item being offered in the auction is "iconic memorabilia" and is easily identifiable to a specific artist or band," explains Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool. The auction, which is scheduled to ...

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ATREYU-Inspired Comic Book Due In November

Eternal Descent comic book pre-sales for issue #5 are now available. Issue #5 features guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel of popular metal band ATREYU. In the storyline inspired by the ATREYU song "Black Days Begin" from the album "Congregation of the Damned", the battle of Wayne Static from the previous issue has left the ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO's Final Resting Place (Video)

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio was laid to rest at the Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles after public and private memorials and was entombed in the erstwhile Jackson Three Children sarcophagus in the Courts of Remembrance. Nearby notable crypts include Sandra Dee, Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, Isabel Sanford, ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's New Album Cracks U.S. Top 50

"Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children", the new album from the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, sold over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 44 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Savior Sorrow", opened with 17,000 units back in September 2006 to ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Bassist PIGGY D. Releases New Solo Single

ROB ZOMBIE bassist Matt Montgomery (a.k.a. Piggy D.) has just released a new solo single, "Can't Blame You", via Amazon.com. The track, which features a guest appearance by Dave Pino (a.k.a. Velkro) from POWERMAN 5000 on lead guitar, was written by Montgomery and David Spreng (VALIENT THORR, DAMONE), who co-produced Piggy D.'s 2007 ...

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TOKYO BLADE: New Album Title Announced

The newly revamped lineup of the NWOBHM band TOKYO BLADE — featuring Andy Boulton (guitar) John Wiggins (guitar), Andy Wrighton (bass) and Steve Pierce (drums), alongside new singer Nicolaj "Nick" Ruhnow (IRONY, VOIVITTU, DOMAIN, HELLFORT) — has set "1000 Men Strong" as the tentative title of its new album. The CD, which will be mixed ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Frontman Explains Controversial 'Turn It Up' Video

"Turn It Up", the new video from Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE, was allegedly banned from Facebook for violating the popular social-networking site's terms and conditions (which includes agreeing not to post "obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit photos, as well as any photos that depict graphic violence"). In addition, the band's official Facebook profile was ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Interviewed On 'Creep Show' Podcast (Video)

Vocalist Waylon Reavis, samplist/DJ Rick Thomas (a.k.a. Stitch) and drummer/producer Steve "Skinny" Felton of the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD recently sat down for an interview with the "Creep Show" podcast from AOL's Noisecreep. You can now watch the chat below. MUSHROOMHEAD's new album, "Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children", was released on September ...

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FIREWIND Announces One-Off U.K. Show

Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, who feature in their ranks current OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., have announced a one-off show in the U.K. on January 7, 2011 at the Relentless Garage in London. Twenty VIP tickets for this very special show, each one costing just £45, will entitle the lucky ticket holder entrance to the ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Come On' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Come On", the new single from the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, can be viewed at CreatureCorps.net. The clip was directed by David "House" Greathouse and Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps. Creature Corps is an award-winning, full-service special make-up, creature, character, and visual effects company specializing in ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE: 'Turn It Up' Video Released

"Turn It Up", the new video from Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "We Rule The Night", which was released in Europe on August 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Toby Wright, ...

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'Lemmy' Movie: New Trailer Released

A new trailer for "Lemmy", the long-awaited documentary examining the life and career of MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, can be viewed below. "Lemmy" premiered in March 2010 during the South by Southwest at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin. Check out reviews of the film: * Inside Pulse Movies * ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Interviewed On 'Good Time Metal Oldies' (Audio)

On September 21, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). You can now listen to the chat below. "Good Time Metal Oldies" airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. EST on CIFA 104.1 FM in Nova Scotia and Tuesday nights at 7:00 ...

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JIMMY PAGE And EDDIE VAN HALEN Top 'Greatest Guitar Solo' List

According to The Pulse of Radio, Jimmy Page's 1971 solo to LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" topped the Gibson.com list of the "Top 50 Guitar Solos Of All Time." Coming in at No. 2 is Eddie Van Halen's 1978 groundbreaking instrumental "Eruption" from VAN HALEN's self-titled debut, with Jimi Hendrix's solo on his 1968 cover ...

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