AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Awarded Honorary Degree

This guy says "Me son" a lot

An honorary doctorate has been bestowed upon AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Dude can now lay claim to having a Doctor Of Music from Northumbria University in Newcastle, England. He received the honor Wednesday. The degree recognizes the significant contribution he has made to the music industry as lead singer of one of the world’s […]

Readers’ Bands: Are Love Cream For Real?

Love Cream

So, I can’t figure out if Love Cream’s a joke band or what. I mean, part of me feels like they’re Australia’s Steel Panther without the hair nation getups. But listening to them, you can tell that they’ve got chops. They almost sound like AC/DC crossed with Def Leppard. But, they’re called Love Cream. Cum, […]

Another New Mastodon Song Streaming Online

Once More Around The Sun

Mastodon have unveiled yet another new song from their upcoming sixth LP. The tune, which follows at the end of this post, is called “Chimes At Midnight” and comes from the album Once More ‘Round The Sun. It drops June 24. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, known for his work with Rush, Deftones […]

Anthrax Live DVD Coming In September

Anthrax

Anthrax will release Chile On Hell, a live DVD, on September 16. The outing was recorded in 5.1 surround sound and was filmed during the band’s May 10, 2013, set at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile. Says Anthrax kitman Charlie Benante: “Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this. When we’d […]

Video: Mastodon Preview New Tune

Once More Around The Sun

Something tells me I will like the new Mastodon album. I was not the biggest fan of the last two, but thus far, I am liking what I am hearing from the band’s forthcoming disc, which will be out in a month. I even like what I am hearing from the below preview for their […]

Nephew Of Angus And Malcolm Young Spotted In Vancouver

AC/DC

It seems AC/DC may have enlisted the talents of Stevie Young — the nephew of guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young — for the band’s ongoing album sessions. He would be taking over for Malcolm, who is not well and not participating in the creation of the band’s 16th studio album. Fans of the band have […]

AC/DC Tap Brendan O’Brien To Produce New LP

AC/DC

Reports are claiming AC/DC’s gear has arrived at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — the studio in which the band will be working from May through July on its new album. Producer Brendan O’Brien will oversee the sessions. He also produced AC/DC’s 2008 album Black Ice. The group’s next CD is tentatively […]

Mastodon Unveil New Album’s Art

Once More Around The Sun

That’s right, folks. The new album from Mastodon will drop on June 24. And that’s the album art. I dig it. I can foresee it on many posers’ T-shirts going forward. The art for the disc, Once More ‘Round The Sun, was conceived by Oakland, California-based artist Skinner. Go here to listen to the album’s […]

Kelliher Says Mastodon’s Screaming Days Behind Them

Bill Kelliher

Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Bill Kelliher has discussed the group’s new album One More Round The Sun with Loudwire, and what he said may disappoint some of their more hardened fans. When asked about the chorus in “High Road,” the first single, he said: “Yeah, in regards that a lot of the stuff on the […]

Malcolm Young Taking Break From AC/DC

Malcolm Young

AC/DC is not retiring. But Malcolm Young, whose health is up for debate, is taking a break from the group. Here’s AC/DC’s statement: “After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s […]