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 […]

AC/DC Retiring?


It’s hard to know, kids. But maybe. Reports coming out of Australia seem to conflict one another, but it seems that AC/DC has booked a recording studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for six weeks from May 1. That would suggest the band is still active. Yet Australian radio station 3AW is claiming AC/DC could […]

AC/DC Book Studio Time For Next LP


Some of you must give a damn, right? Reports claim AC/DC will be entering a studio in Vancouver this May to record their next LP. It’ll be the band’s first new recordings since the sessions for 2008’s Black Ice. When I was little, and the radio reporters would warn of “black ice” during winter storms, […]

The Grammy Debacle

Black Sabbath

Now overall, award ceremonies are really just jerk off ceremonies. They bring together the so called “best of the best” and hand out stupid little trophies to feed the winners’ egos. Sometimes it is more than warranted though. Bryan Cranston constantly winning Emmy’s for his role as Walter White in the amazing show “Breaking Bad” […]

Melvins Frontman Slams Isis, Metallica

Good ol' Buzz

OK, here’s a revelation, folks. I like the Melvins, but I don’t think they’re the second coming. I feel like a lot of people feel like they should like the Melvins, but don’t really dig ‘em. And for some reason, people put stock in what Melvins vocalist and guitarist Buzz Osborne has to say. Especially […]

Sean Harris: My Top Ten Concerts Of 2013


2013 was a crazy year for me metal wise. I maintained my column here on Gunshy Assassin a lot more and I’m still very proud to be apart of this fine website. I landed a gig with Broken Neck Radio, one of the internet’s top metal stations and parlayed my work to become the assistant […]

Jos. von Wienerhaus’ Wiener Of The Week: The Grammys

This week's wiener is...

We all know the Grammys are a complete joke, even more so now they they’ve confined rock and metal to one category. Figures, a genre with true artistic integrity (for the most part) and raw talent gets shunned at an award show that rewards being good at music. Blah, blah, we’ve heard this all before. […]

Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Whitemare’s Al Kilcullen

Guest Column

You know the deal: We’ve reached out to folks throughout the metal world, asking that they contribute columns to the site on a number of different topics. Today, Whitemare’s Al Kilcullen brings us a column on three band we may not know but absolutely should. You can also check out his band here. If you […]

AC/DC’s Pinball Machine Puts All Others To Shame

I want this

Look at that beautiful machine. Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games, today announced the availability of the AC/DC Luci Premium pinball machine. Based on Steve Ritchie’s hit design, the latest addition to the AC/DC pinball lineup features an entirely new original artwork package that captures the titillating rock and roll […]

Compressorhead Playing Free NYC Show


Who wouldn’t wanna stand around in the cold, crisp autumn air, watching three robots crank out AC/DC tunes with style and finesse? THIS GUY! I mean, don’t get me wrong…robots playing metal tunes is cool but at the end of the day, is it worth freezing my sweet bippy off for? I don’t think so. […]