Geoff Tate Glad To Rid Himself Of The Queensrÿche Name

Looking good, Geoff. Good-looking Geoff

Some dude named Mitch Lafon has spoken to former Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate, and Lo Pan’s stand-in says that he’ll be glad to be completely rid of the moniker. “I can move on with my life now,” starts Geoff; thanks to Blabbermouth for transcribing the interview. “I’m gonna continue playing the songs I’ve written on […]

Palms Announce New Dates


Palms — the band boasting former members of Isis and the Deftones’ Chino Moreno — have rolled out a bunch of new dates for this fall. I have yet to see this band live, and that has me bummed. I wish I had had a chance to see Crosses too, but, it was not meant […]

Tool Frontman, Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Congrats, Maynard

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan is a new dad again. He and his wife welcomed a new daughter named Lei Li Agostina Maria on July 25 at 7:19 p.m. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds and 19 inches. The news was revealed via Puscifer’s Instagram account earlier today. Maynard has an 18-year-old son named Devo. […]

Unearth, Decapitated Tour In The Works


A single date has been set, but more could be coming. Looks as though Unearth, Decapitated, Carnifex and Origin will be doing some touring together later on in the year. All four bands are booked to play West Hollywood, California, on November 5 at the House Of Blues. Let’s see what happens. Origin will be […]

Primus Releasing Willy Wonka-Inspired LP


Primus will be releasing an audible homage to the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” this October with a new full-length album. Primus And The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble drops on October 21 through ATO Records. The drum work of Tim Alexander — recently operated on after a heart attack — […]

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Carving Cock


That’s right, people. Mastodon vocalist and guitarist Brent Hinds is quite handy, and it seems very good at whittling. He has been working on a new wooden sculpture of a rather large giant penis — balls and all. Here’s a picture of the wooden woodrow. I’m not sure why he’s doing this, and I’m not […]

The Melvins Announce Tour

The Melvins

The Melvins have a new album coming out this fall called Hold It In. That album will hit stores on October 14 through Ipecac Recordings and, as previously reported, feature Paul Leary and JD Pinkus of Butthole Surfers fame in the lineup alongside Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne and Dale Crover. Osborne said of the release: […]

Scar Symmetry Detail Forthcoming LP

The Singularity

That band Scar Symmetry’s got a new record coming out soon. The image in this post…that’s the album’s cover, wouldn’t you know! Called The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity), the record will hit stores on October 14 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. It seems like everyone’s signed to Nuclear Blast lately, no? The […]

Florida Woman Accused Of Stalking Soundgarden Singer

Chris Cornell

Jumping Jehovah on a pogo stick! Today’s been a slow one for news, folks. So I apologize in advance for the tabloid-y news reportage I am delivering to you with this post. The venerated Tampa Bay Times reports a Tampa woman has been charged with stalking after allegedly penning a number of hostile posts and […]

Electric Wizard Release Music Video

Electric Wizard

Head to the end of this post if you wanna see something rad. This morning, Electric Wizard released a new music video for their track “I Am Nothing.” Of course, the track comes from the band’s forthcoming album, Time To Die, which will hit stores on September 30. Here it is: