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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says METALLICA Royalties Are His 'Biggest Source Of Income'

British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early '80s thrash metal bands, in particular METALLICA, who recorded the band's "Am I Evil" as a B-side to their 1984 "Creeping Death" single and again included on the band's multi-platinum 1998 covers album "Garage Inc." METALLICA would record three additional DIAMOND HEAD songs: "Helpless" ("Garage ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN: New Version Of 'So Cold' From Upcoming 'Aurora' Album Now Available

A new vesion of the BREAKING BENJAMIN song "So Cold", taken from the band's upcoming album, "Aurora", can be streamed below. "Aurora" will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces 'Aurora' Album

BREAKING BENJAMIN will release a new album, "Aurora", on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain (UNDEROATH), to name a few. Speaking about "Aurora", BREAKING BENJAMIN's founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: "This album is ...

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1979 - MOTÖRHEAD

An inevitable step after the death of a beloved musician such as Lemmy Kilmister is the posthumous release of products pitched with the promise of paying tribute to that musician's legacy, many of which are cynical cash grabs that are essentially the music version of Malibu Stacy getting a new hat. Luckily for MOTÖRHEAD fans, ...

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Gidim - RINGS OF SATURN

There was a time, not so long ago, when a record that sounded like "Gidim" would have caused metalhead jaws to drop across the globe. These days, levels of brutality, precision and virtuoso dexterity in extreme metal have reached utterly preposterous levels, with countless bands pursuing a similarly wildly technical and extreme course, making it ...

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Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

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New TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS Album To Feature DUFF MCKAGAN, ROGER TAYLOR, NANCY WILSON

On November 8, Taylor Hawkins will descend from the levitating drum throne on which he's spent two years on tour supporting FOO FIGHTERS' international #1 album "Concrete And Gold". The forthcoming third TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS album, "Get The Money", will be released by Shanabelle/RCA Records on that date, and can be pre-ordered ...

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