The One Person Who Enjoyed Metallica’s Lou Reed LP: David Bowie

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I like a lot of what David Bowie has done over the course of his career, and have great respect for the man as an artist. But I think maybe he’s losing it. Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed’s widow, said Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies where her husband was inducted for […]

Black Sabbath Cancel Japanese Ozzfest Appearance

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That previously announced farewell show Black Sabbath was going to do in Japan is no longer happening. Instead, Ozzy Osbourne will play a solo set. Black Sabbath has backed out of Ozzfest Japan, scheduled for November 21 and November 22 at Makuhari Messe outside Tokyo. Ozzy’s set will also feature some yet to be revealed […]

Skeletonwitch’s Chance Garnette Facing Charges In Massachusetts

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As I’m sure you all read yesterday, Skeletonwitch have probably parted ways with their frontman, Chance Garnette. Garnette is no longer listed as the band’s singer on Facebook, and Skeletonwitch announced yesterday that they’ve recruited a fill-in for their upcoming shows overseas. Meanwhile, Dustin Boltjes, Skeletonwitch’s drummer and one of this site’s columnists, hasn’t responded […]

Skeletonwitch Part With Frontman?

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It would look that way. Skeletonwitch’s Facebook page no longer lists Chance Garnette as the band’s singer. This development comes months after Garnette left the band’s tour, which they finished as an instrumental act. Now comes word that the band’s upcoming shows overseas will also not feature Chance. Instead, Andy Horn, formerly of Cannabis Corpse, […]

Phil Anselmo Hits The Studio…But For What?

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Yesterday, Phil Anselmo posted a photo online, showing him working inside his home studio, Nodferatu’s Lair. But Anselmo’s tease didn’t reveal for what project the musician’s working on new material for. 
As you know, he’s in Down, Arson Anthem, and Superjoint Ritual. And in recent years, he’s released solo material and toured with his own […]

Five Finger Death Punch Drummer Opens Tattoo Removal Biz

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He might be a Five Finger Douche Bag, but drummer Jeremy Spencer is not stupid. The Five Finger Death Punch member is investing his money in new businesses, knowing full well that all of the band’s idiotic fans could very well wake up at any minute, and realize that the Las Vegas faux metal act […]

Could This Clip Contain New Deftones Music?

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I am overly anxious to hear the next Deftones record, so any audio that leaks out onto the web sparks my interest. Today, the video at the end of this post was released, and it allegedly features some audio from the upcoming album the Deftones are now working on in a recording studio. The video […]

Faith No More Keyboardist Details Sasquatch Opera

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Roddy Bottum, the keyboardist for Faith No More, will have his “Sasquatch: The Opera” premiere next month in Brooklyn. According to Roddy, the piece is “a short-form opera written and composed by Roddy Bottum. It is part of Experiments in Opera’s Story Binge festival at Roulette in Brooklyn that takes place April 1 and April […]

Metallica: Not As Bankable As We Thought

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A new book being released overseas claims that Metallica aren’t so good with the millions they’ve made over their career. In fact, in recent years, the band’s lost more than it’s earned, the book — called “Into The Black” — claims. Authors Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood claim that since 2010, “it’s likely that Metallica […]

Ad For Mayhem Festival Reveals Lineup

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Either the attached magazine ad for this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is a hoax, or King Diamond is definitely playing the tour this year. The ad has started making the rounds online, and seems to confirm that the Mayhem lineup isn’t much to write home about. The ad claims Slayer will headline, with […]