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TOOL On New Album Recording Sessions: 'All Systems Are Go'

TOOL has released an official update on the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. The disc is being helmed by Joe Barresi, an acclaimed producer who has worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT and SLIPKNOT, and who engineered and mixed TOOL's last LP, 2006's "10,000 Days". In a post on TOOL's web site and ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist On GLENN TIPTON's Retirement From Touring: 'It's Really, Really Sad'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked for his thoughts about JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, who recently announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease, Gates ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Is 'Still Dealing' With WARNER BROS. Lawsuit

The lawsuit brought against AVENGED SEVENFOLD by its former label, Warner Bros. Records, has not yet been resolved. Warner Bros. sued AVENGED SEVENFOLD in late 2015 after the band left the label by citing the California Labor Code's "seven-year rule." The rule allows for parties to exit contracts after seven years if certain unfavorable conditions ...

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BAD WOLVES: Making Of Video For Cover Of THE CRANBERRIES' 'Zombie'

BAD WOLVES recently released a video for their cover of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie", with all proceeds from track donated to Dolores O'Riordan's three children. The clip, directed by Wayne Isham (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MEGADETH, MÖTLEY CRÜE), is a powerful testament to THE CRANBERRIES' singer, who was set to record her vocals on the track the day ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Son MAX Launches New Metal Band TALLAH

Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), has launched a new metal band called TALLAH. The Pennsylvania-based group is comprised of five members who share a passion for playing intense, heavy, and intricate music combined with an insane live show, unlike any other. Influenced by bands ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Guitarist Says New Album Is 'Much More Of A Group Effort' Than Band's Debut

During the 2018 NAMM convention, ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick (ex-MEGADETH, ex-NEVERMORE) and vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (ex-SCAR THE MARTYR) spoke with RadioactiveMike Z about the differences between the group's new album, "Old Scars, New Wounds", and the band's 2015 debut, "Birth And The Burial". "'Birth And The Burial' was much more Shawn [Drover, ...

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BAD WOLVES Release Video For Cover Of THE CRANBERRIES' 'Zombie'

BAD WOLVES' cover of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie" continues to dominate rock and metal charts around the globe, with all proceeds from track donated to Dolores O'Riordan's three children. Today, the band reveals the official "Zombie" music video, directed by Wayne Isham (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MEGADETH, MÖTLEY CRÜE). It's a powerful testament to THE CRANBERRIES' singer, who ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON To Headline This Year's HEAVY MONTRÉAL Festival

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, GOJIRA and EMPEROR are among the confirmed artists for this year's Heavy Montréal festival, set to take place July 28-29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Weekend Passes General Admission: $165 (taxes & service fees included) Gold: $300 (taxes & service fees included) Weekend Warrior Passes ('77 Montréal ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn't read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a "good relationship" with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Win 'Best Rock Song' GRAMMY Award For 'Run'

FOO FIGHTERS were honored with a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. FOO FIGHTERS were nominated for the song "Run" from the band's 2017 album "Concrete And Gold". ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Will Skip GRAMMY AWARDS In Apparent Protest Of How 'Rock' Genre Is Treated

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will skip this year's Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. AVENGED SEVENFOLD is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category for "The Stage". It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of singer M. Shadows, guitarists ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Releases Music Video For 'Red Cold River'

BREAKING BENJAMIN has released the official music video for its new single "Red Cold River", the first track to arrive from the band's sixth studio album, "Ember". Digital downloads of the single are available now. Expect more details to be revealed about "Ember" later this month, with pre-orders already scheduled to launch on January 26. ...

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Watch AVENGED SEVENFOLD Perform In Reading, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's January 16 performance at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania can be seen below. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE kicked off earlier in the month. AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows told ABC Radio about his band's approach to the current tour: "I ...

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LINKIN PARK Bassist Launches Podcast

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell has launched a new podcast called "Member Guest". Farrell is co-hosting the program alongside professional golfer Brendan Steele and Farrell's long-time friend Mark Fiore. The podcast's web site states: "We are experts at a few things, and amateurs at many. Cheers to the ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined AVENGED SEVENFOLD on stage last night (Friday, January 12) in Nashville, Tennessee to perform a cover version of PINK FLOYD's "Wish You Were Here". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The concert at the Bridgestone Arena marked the opening show of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with ...

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