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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's SYNYSTER GATES Launches Guitar School

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates has launched The Synyster Gates School. A completely free online school that offers guitar tutorials, contests, schwag, concert tix and unreleased behind-the-scenes footage from Synyster Gates and his father, acclaimed session guitarist Brian Haner Sr. You will get behind-the-scenes on how Syn and Papa Gates practice, write, record and perform, ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says GRAMMY Nomination Was 'A Nice Surprise'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows says that the band's Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Song" for "The Stage" was "a nice surprise." It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman. Also nominated in the "Best Rock Song" ...

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METALLICA, MASTODON, MESHUGGAH, BODY COUNT, AUGUST BURNS RED, CODE ORANGE, NOTHING MORE Among GRAMMY AWARDS Nominees

MASTODON, MESHUGGAH, AUGUST BURNS RED, BODY COUNT and CODE ORANGE are among the "Best Metal Performance" nominees at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on CBS at 7:30 p.m. ET. METALLICA's " Atlas, Rise!", AVENGED SEVENFOLD's "The ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says LINKIN PARK Has 'Every Right To Move Forward' Following Death Of CHESTER BENNINGTON

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. Shadows says that LINKIN PARK has "every right to move forward" following the passing of Chester Bennington. The LINKIN PARK frontman died on July 20 at his Los Angeles area home after committing suicide at the age of 41. LINKIN PARK paid tribute to Bennington on October 27 with an emotional three-hour ...

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LINKIN PARK: Trailer For 'One More Light Live' Album

LINKIN PARK will release a concert album titled "One More Light Live" on December 15. Recorded on the band's "One More Light" world tour, it features 16 songs, including "Crawling", "Numb", "What I've Done", "Heavy" and the title track from the group's latest studio album, "One More Light". The live set will arrive five months ...

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WARPED TOUR To Come To An End After 2018 Run

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Vans Warped Tour, the last major annual traveling music festival in North America, has announced that 2018 will be its final year, marking the tour's 24th edition since it first launched in 1995. No lineup has been announced as of yet, but the tour itinerary has been confirmed. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On His Exit From AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'They Just Weren't Ready To Commit Yet'

Mike Portnoy says that drummer Brooks Wackerman is "the perfect fit" for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. In 2015, Wackerman officially replaced Arin Ilejay, who was AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first full-time drummer after the passing of founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009. Following Sullivan's death, AVENGED SEVENFOLD recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record the drum tracks ...

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LINKIN PARK To Release 'One More Light Live' Album In December

LINKIN PARK will release a live album, "One More Light Live", on December 15. Recorded live on the band's "One More Light" world tour, it features 16 songs, including "Crawling", "Numb", "What I've Done", "Heavy" and the title track of the band's latest studio album, "One More Light". "One More Light Live" will arrive five ...

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METALLICA: Two-Part 'Master Of Puppets' Special To Air On LARS ULRICH's 'It's Electric!' Show

Lars Ulrich will treat listeners to part one of a very special two-part series commemorating the reissue of METALLICA's 1986 album, "Master Of Puppets", on this week's episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. From Antwerp, Belgium inside the Sportpaleis arena, Lars is joined by James Hetfield, ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Others Set For 2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BILLY IDOL, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH lead the bill for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, as Florida's biggest rock experience grows to three days — April 27-29 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Corey Taylor says: "STONE SOUR ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Opens Up About CHESTER BENNINGTON

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK co-vocalist Mike Shinoda opened up about his relationship with late singer Chester Bennington in a new interview with Kerrang! magazine. Shinoda revealed: "I spent more time with Chester than anyone else in my adult life, except for my wife. We were always around each other. People would ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says 60% Of METALLICA's Audience On Stadium Tour Were 'Casual Fans' Who Only Owned 'Black' Album

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. Shadows says that the majority of the people who came to see METALLICA during the two bands' joint summer 2017 stadium tour are "casual fans" who only have a copy of the San Francisco heavy metal legends' multi-platinum 1991 album. METALLICA's first North American trek in eight years, which was seen by ...

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