Slipknot Guitarist Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Mick Thomson

One of the 80 members of Slipknot has been charged with a minor offense after having it out in a drunken knife fight with his baby brother. Slipknot guitarist Mickael “Mick” Thomson has been charged with disorderly conduct after his arrest earlier this month. Disorderly conduct is nothing. A police investigation concluded Thomson, 41, and […]

The Faceless Announce New Guitarist

Justin McKinney

The Faceless is on its way to being whole again. The band, which lost the majority of its members in recent months, has a new guitarist. The Faceless have tapped Justin McKinney of the Zenith Passage as its latest member. A statement from The Faceless says: “Please welcome Justin McKinney to The Faceless. You may […]

Ex-Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Explains His Exodus From Music


For six years, Joe Holmes played guitar for Ozzy Osbourne — a coveted gig. Suddenly and for reasons fans could only speculate about, Joe decided to exile himself from industry in 2001. More active these days, he plays guitar for Farmikos. In a new interview, Holmes explained the reasons for his move to remove himself […]

Attila Guitarist Quits


Sure, that band Attila is unlistenable tripe. But whenever someone makes a move to better themselves, I like to highlight that. Attila guitarist Nate Salameh has left the band, because he’s trying to dry up. He writes online: “It was apparent to the people who are close to me (including the guys in the band) […]

Former Alice Cooper Guitarist Dies

Dick Wagner

Not Orianthi. Calm down. Reports claim former Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner died Wednesday of respiratory failure. He was 71-years-old. Wagner spent the past two weeks at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was in the intensive care unit following a cardiac procedure. The following message was posted on Wagner’s official […]

Warbringer: Drummer Still Needed

The old Warbringer

Thrash act Warbringer nearly cashed in its chips. But ultimately, the band — now drummer-less, and, until recently, guitarist-less — agreed to carry on, and that’s a good thing. The band continues searching for a new drummer as it works to write its next album. “So an update on the band — Adam Carroll and […]

Fallujah Streams New Tune Online


Go to the end of this post if you’d like to hear a song from Fallujah. The band will release its new album, The Flesh Prevails, on July 22 through Unique Leader Records. The disc was mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, over the course of a few […]

My Dying Bride Switch Guitarists

My Dying Bride

U.K. doom metal vets My Dying Bride have parted ways with guitarist Hamish Glencross due to “irreconcilable differences.” They have replaced him with Calvin Robertshaw, who returns to the fold after years away, The band’s three remaining festival appearances in 2014 — Denmark’s Copenhell on June 13, Slovenia’s Metaldays on July 25 and Czech Republic’s […]

Only Living Witness Guitarist Joins Agnostic Front

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman, who plays guitar with Only Living Witness and Slapshot, has joined New York’s Agnostic Front. Says the band: “He is no stranger to the hardcore scene. A true veteran, Craig has played for Only Living Witness, Blood For Blood, Ramallah, Slapshot and many more! We are proud, excited and happy to have him […]

Warbringer Not Over; Drummer Sought

The old Warbringer

Warbringer will not be throwing in the towel. The trash goes on as they have started their official search for a new drummer to replace Carlos Cruz. He recently left the band along with founding guitarist John Laux. “Attention all drummers,” the band says online. “Warbringer needs a full time drummer for touring and recording! […]