Could This Clip Contain New Deftones Music?


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

Faith No More

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


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

Is this legit?

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 […]

Amon Amarth Part With Drummer

Fredrik Andersson

Amon Amarth need a drummer. The band’s kitman of 17 years, Fredrik Andersson, has quit. Or was fired. It’s not clear. Says the band: “Fredrik has been an important part of Amon Amarth’s development since he joined the band in 1998 and we wish him all the best for the future. We are currently in […]

More Mayhem Fest Rumors Making The Rounds

Code Orange

That’s right, people. claims to have heard even more rumors about this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Who knows if they’re true, but chances are they are. That’s ‘cause the dude that runs that site must have naked pictures of Kevin Lyman or something; gets reliable intel on Mayhem, so I trust […]

Lock Up Tapped For Summer Slaughter?

Lock Up

So, since launching my patron drive online last week, more than 10 loyal readers have signed up to help keep this blog going, which is pretty killer. At the same time, more than 300 people elected to stop following the site on Facebook. I guess they were put off by my asking for help in […]

Nick Menza Wishes Adler Luck With Megadeth Gig

Nick Menza

Onetime Megadeth drummer Nick Menza — who had been rumored to be returning to his former band following Shawn Drover’s departure last November — has gone online to wish Chris Adler well. Adler, the drummer for Lamb of God, is said to be Megadeth’s new studio drummer, and will reportedly join the group in a […]

Rockstar Mayhem Festival: Lineup Rumors Heat Up

King Diamond

I am going to preface this post by saying is almost always on point. When they run with a rumor, it means they’ve heard it from a reliable source and that you can basically bank on it becoming future fact. But until the organizers behind the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival (or more specifically, founder […]

Lamb Of God Drummer Tapped For Megadeth?


Allegedly, that is the hot rumor. But remember, kids — whenever anyone loses a drummer, it seems Chris Adler’s name is tossed about as a fill-in. Why? Because Chris Adler is the dude. Megadeth is rumored to have hired drummer Adler and Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro to play on the band’s new album. Blabbermouth is […]