Newsted Explains Withdrawal From Soundwave Shows


Newsted has now officially backed out of the Soundwave Festival in Australia this month, issuing a statement today on the decision. “Due to private and personal circumstances, we sincerely regret to inform you that the Newsted band is unable to perform in February and March as scheduled. “Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience to you. […]

Former Guitarist Says Split With The Faceless Amicable


There’s no bad blood between Wes Hauch, The Faceless’ former guitarist, and his old bandmates — especially the red-headed one. In fact, shit’s copacetic, people. So stop it with your danged theories, speculation, and jibber jabber. Hauch and The Faceless’ leader Michael Keene are right, he claims. Writes Wes online: “After reading some of these […]

Stone Temple Pilots Cancel Shows…But Not Because Of New Album Sessions

Stone Temple Park

I’ve made a change, people. No more coffee. Nope. I’ve supplanted coffee with energy drinks, and the world is an entirely different place now. I never used to like energy drinks. I’d down them backstage at Ozzfest (‘cause they were free) but think, “This is what Transformer piss tastes like.” Now, I can’t get enough […]

Iron Maiden’s South American Tour Not Routed Around BitTorrent Data, Despite Reports

Iron Maiden

I didn’t bother reporting this the other day out of laziness and partially because it sounded like bullshit, but reports that Iron Maiden’s most recent tour of South America was organized around analytics developed from BitTorrent and social media data are wrong. A representative for Musicmetric, an entertainment forecasting startup that analyzes BitTorrent and social […]

Former Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Sentenced To 35 Years

Ian Watkins

That’s it? Man. If I’m going to ever try and rape a baby, I’m going to Wales to do it. Just 35 years for keeping zoophilia, attempted baby rape, and child abuse? That’s nothing. He’ll be a creepy old man by the time he gets out. I figured the courts — which just sentenced Ian […]

Slayer Manager Releases Statement On Band’s Standing


Longtime Slayer manager Rick Sales has issued a statement on the band’s current label situation in light of comments made recently by Kerry King. Those comments seemed to suggest the band were free agents, with no label to speak of. “With Jeff’s tragic passing and Slayer’s eventual hectic touring schedule over the past several months, […]

Catalepsy Break Up


Oh no! Oh yes. Catalepsy are done, fuckers. The Floridian death metal dudes have announced they’ve thrown in that towel after ten years. While active, the band released material through Eulogy Recordings and Stillborn Records. Here’s a statement from the guys: “We never made an announcement due to being uncertain but due to successes of […]

Ian Watkins’ Former Bandmates Release Statement


And of course, they had no inclination the dude was a sick, twisted pedophile who got off on zoophilia porn and forcing himself on kids. The statement from the former members of the Lostprophets on frontman Ian Watkins’ recent admission he’s a full-on baby-raping pervert says the band “hoped it was all a mistake,” but […]

Lostprophets One-Time Tour Manager Reflects On Pederast Frontman’s Guilty Plea

I mean, did you see those fucking pants?!?

So, it appears some dude named George Davison was at one time the tour manager for Lostprophets — the defunct band whose singer plead guilty yesterday to, among other thing, trying to rape a baby and owning animal porn — has taken to the fucking web to reflect on what the fuck happened. Yes, folks. […]

Broken Hope Fan Slashed At Show Recovering

Julio with his free merch

Dude, look at that picture. That kid had his throat slashed with a box cutter at a recent Broken Hope show with Deicide, and he’s smiling. I’d be grimacing, at best. The injured fan, Julio Serrano (named after my favorite ham), was immediately rushed to the hospital. Numerous media outlets reported on the status of […]