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JOE PERRY To Be Honored With Les Paul Award At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held January 21, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The NAMM TEC Awards honors individuals and companies across 30 categories, for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production. The Les Paul Award named ...

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LITA FORD, SHIRLEY MANSON To Be Honored At 'She Rocks Awards'

The Women's International Music Network (the WiMN), has announced the 2017 She Rocks Awards honorees. Paying tribute to women in the music industry, the fifth annual She Rocks Awards at the NAMM show will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, California. Tickets are available ...

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Video: TARJA TURUNEN Performs In Haarlem, The Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of Tarja Turunen's October 21 performance at Patronaat in Haarlem, The Netherlands can be seen below. Tarja's latest heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self", was made available on August 5 via earMUSIC. While waiting for the release of "The Shadow Self", Tarja issued the new album's prequel, "The Brightest Void". In a ...

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LITA FORD, ORIANTHI, NITA STRAUSS, JENNIFER BATTEN Featured On 'She Rocks, Volume 1' Compilation

Who says the ladies can't rock? Favored Nations Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the all-female compilation "She Rocks, Volume 1". This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and former Guitar World editor Brad Tolinski with iconic guitarist Steve Vai as executive producer, and showcases eleven female guitarists, each a virtuoso ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Avoids Jail In Battery Case

According to TMZ, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has struck a deal to avoid jail time in connection with a misdemeanor battery charge related to an incident where he allegedly assaulted an autograph seeker. The singer's lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, appeared in court for him Wednesday (October 19) and pled guilty ...

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DISTURBED's 'Down With The Sickness' Sung By Animals (Video)

The latest animal song parody from video editor Insane Cherry is a an amusing cover of DISTURBED's 1999 classic "Down With The Sickness", as "sung" by dogs, cats, birds, and other animals. Check out the clip below. Not 30 seconds into the original recording of "Down With The Sickness", DISTURBED lead singer David Draiman screams ...

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MAX And IGOR CAVALERA To Perform SEPULTURA's Entire 'Roots' Album On European Tour: Details Revealed

Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety on a European tour in November/December. They will be joined by their CAVALERA CONSPIRACY bandmates Marc Rizzo (guitar) and Johny Chow (bass). The dates are as ...

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Video: TARJA TURUNEN Performs In Stuttgart, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of Tarja Turunen's October 14 performance at Im Wizemann in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below. Tarja's latest heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self", was made available on August 5 via earMUSIC. While waiting for the release of "The Shadow Self", Tarja issued the new album's prequel, "The Brightest Void". In a ...

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DISTURBED To Release 'Live At Red Rocks' In November

DISTURBED will release a new live album, titled "Live At Red Rocks", on November 18 via Warner Bros. The album features songs spanning DISTURBED's 20-year-career, including Mainstream Rock chart hits "Down With The Sickness", "Stricken", "Inside The Fire", "Indestructible", "The Vengeful One", "The Light" and their now-platinum-certified version of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's classic hit "The ...

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Listen To New AMARANTHE Single 'That Song'

AMARANTHE, the cutting-edge Swedish rock band with the triple lead-vocal attack, has dropped "That Song" from its upcoming album, "Maximalism". Check it out at Spotify. "The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Mörck. "Showcasing a new side of AMARANTHE, the song combines an anthemic arena riff ...

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New Trial Date Set For VINCE NEIL In Battery Case

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's trial has been postponed in connection with a misdemeanor battery charge related to an incident where he allegedly assaulted an autograph seeker. The singer's lawyer told a judge that a key defense witness wasn't available this week. The trial has been reset for October 20. The alleged victim told police ...

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JIMMY PAGE Hopes To Hit The Road In 2017

Jimmy Page has told the U.K. digital radio station Planet Rock that he is hoping to hit the road in 2017 with a brand new band. The LED ZEPPELIN guitarist appeared on "Mojo Rocks" with Phil Alexander on Saturday night to talk about the expanded version of the band's 1997 "BBC Sessions" album ...

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SAXON: Video Trailer For 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. A ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'FC Lahti' Single In Support Of Local Soccer Team

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a new digital single. The song "FC Lahti" is a very special track written in support of the 20th anniversary of the band's local football team, FC Lahti, which plays in Finland's premier football division Veikkausliiga. KORPIKLAANI's Jonne Järvelä states: "When I was asked if KORPIKLAANI would want to ...

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KANSAS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Visibility Zero'

A brand new song and lyric video from KANSAS can now be streamed below. "Visibility Zero" is the second single released from the band's intensely anticipated new studio album, "The Prelude Implicit", which will be released on September 23. In a joint statement about "Visibility Zero", the band says: "'Visibility Zero' is a great KANSAS ...

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SAXON To Release 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. "Let ...

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Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER Performs With GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET, ROBIN MCAULEY In Osaka

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker completed a Japanese tour, Michael Schenker Fest, earlier this month. The concerts featured appearances by three MSG singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley. They were joined by Ted McKenna on drums, Chris Glen on bass and Steve Mann on guitar/keyboards. Combined, these men are responsible for such albums ...

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LITA FORD Selected As 2017 'She Rocks' Award Honoree

The Women's International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Lita Ford as a 2017 She Rocks Awards recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM show. Best ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announces North American Tour With ABBATH; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist ABBATH, California-based metal act EXMORTUS, and Canada's progressive metallers ONI. The trek, presented by The Noise, will commence in Quebec on November 23 and will hit three Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: I'm Still Blown Away LOU REED Wanted To Collaborate With Us

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, saying that he is "still blown away" Reed wanted to work with METALLICA. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort ...

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