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From Beale Street to Oblivion - CLUTCH

Blame it on a steady diet of old blues and classic rock records, or on their friendship with jammy blues-rockers FIVE HORSE JOHNSON, but don't say you didn't see it coming. CLUTCH, the band who once came off like an off-kilter hardcore or noise-rock band, is now officially drenched in funky groove, warm washes of ...

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Former NIRVANA Drummer To Release BEFORE CARS Single

BEFORE CARS, the new band featuring former NIRVANA drummer Chad ChanningDave Grohl's predecessor, who played on NIRVANA's 1989 debut, "Bleach" — on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, as well as drums, will release its vinyl single on March via Flotation Records. The single, which features the tracks "Old Chair" and "99 To Go", ...

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RICK RUBIN's COLUMBIA Co-Chair Move To Take Place This Week?

According to Hits Daily Double, the much-rumored-about move of producer Rick Rubin to Columbia Records as co-chairman could take place as early as this week, with the Grammy-winning producer bringing his American Recordings label and associated artists (including SLAYER) along with him from Warner Bros. Rubin will be the label’s A&R and producer presence on ...

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MACHINE HEAD Completes 'Now I Lay Thee Down' Video

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey, hey, hey fuckers! "I write to you from the thriving metropolis that is Lubbock, Texas... day off, kickin' it right next to the freeway... woo - hoo. "We've now got the first three dates of the LAMB OF ...

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MACHINE HEAD Putting Finishing Touches On 'Bonus' Song

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn is scheduled to complete his vocals for an as-yet-untitled new song at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas this week, to be used as a bonus track/b-side in connection with the group's much-anticipated sixth studio album, "The Blackening". The music and most of the vocals for the song were reportedly ...

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NAPALM DEATH Members Guest On New LAST HOPE Album

NAPALM DEATH members Mark "Barney" Greenway (vocals) and Mitch Harris (guitar) laid down backing vocals for the song "Overcome" off the forthcoming album from Bulgaria's hardcore leaders LAST HOPE last Saturday (January 27) at Stain Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. Right after the recordings were finished, the tapes were shipped off to Alex Azzali in Italy ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'The Blackening' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for MACHINE HEAD's upcoming sixth studio album, "The Blackening", has been posted online at this location. The artwork was created by longtime MACHINE HEAD artist Paul Brown (MARILYN MANSON). Regarding the cover image, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn previously told The Gauntlet, "It's a metal carving from the 1500s. Back ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman To Guest On BBC RADIO 1's 'Rock Show'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn will be the featured guest on next week's (January 15/16) installment of BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show". The program, which is hosted by Daniel P. Carter, airs Monday nights/Tuesday mornings between 12:00 midnight and 2:00 a.m. local U.K. time (7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST). You can listen to the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer 'Looking Forward To Getting Back On The Road'

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Looking forward to getting back on the road [with LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and GOJIRA] and unleashing the new album on everyone! Everything is finally coming together. Artwork and CD booklet getting finalized, mastering is complete and preparations for ...

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