Laura Wilde is Crashing Ted Nugent’s Great White Buffalo Tour

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The ferocious debut—Sold My Soul—from Laura Wilde, the 22-year old hard rock import from Down Under (Melbourne, to be exact) was enough to land her on the upcoming Ted Nugent tour. Wilde is exactly that. She’s a hard-charging take-no-prisoners balls-to-the-wall rocker who wrote it all, sang it all, played lead guitar, bass guitar and drums… Read more »


The Darkness is Set To Release Third Studio Album ‘Hot Cakes’ on August 21

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British rock group THE DARKNESS have confirmed they will release their third studio album  titled HOT CAKES on August 21 via Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world). After a seven-year wait, HOT CAKES–produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by… Read more »


Joe Satriani’s SATCHURATED Lands at # 3 on Billboard’s DVD Chart

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Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world, released his critically-acclaimed live concert Satchurated: Live in Montreal last week on 3D Blu-ray, DVD and Soundtrack CD, through Epic Records and today, the DVD enters at # 3 on The Billboard DVD chart. Joe is about to hit the road on Friday… Read more »


ROCK ON THE RANGE Performance Times Announced

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Performance times have been announced for the sixth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE— America’s premier destination rock festival–held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. The daily schedule is as follows (performance times subject to change): Friday, May 18 Friday Night 4Play F.Y.E. Second Stage 7:00 PM           Hells Bells 7:45 PM           Black Tide… Read more »


Rock Legends Cruise II Lineup continues to grow

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The line-up for the second annual ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II continues to grow with the additions of Kansas, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Melvin Seals & JGB, along with Citizens Band Radio, and The Blue Lords.  These acts join a bill that is led by rock legends including Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Bachman & Turner… Read more »


Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Tour Dates

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After taking little time off after a 118-show tour, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD are heading out for another lengthy run of performances.  The trek kicks off May 3 in New Orleans and includes a stop at Memphis’ Beale Street Festival May 6, with dates booked into October.  The group’s debut album BIG MOON RITUAL will… Read more »


Smashing Pumpkins Unveil album cover for ‘Oceania’ out June 19

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have unveiled the album cover artwork for their new album OCEANIA, out June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. The hauntingly beautiful image  was photographed by Richard Shay, son of Chicago legend Art Shay.   OCEANIA was recorded at singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN’s private studio in Chicago with his bandmates: guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER,… Read more »


THE OFFSPRING Debut New Single “Days Go By” Streaming On Offspring.Com

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THE OFFSPRING returned to the airwaves today (Friday, April 27) with the premiere of the brand new single “Days Go By” on Los Angeles’ KROQ Kevin and Bean show. The song is now available to stream via an Instagram-powered interactive photo calendar at Offspring.com.   A digital single will be available at all digital retailers at… Read more »


L.A. Guns Releases Album Art, Final Track List, And New Song Teaser For Hollywood Forever

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While on a tour of Europe this month, L.A. Guns has been incorporating some tracks in the set list from the new record, HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, out June 5 on Deadline/Cleopatra Records.  The cover art, final track list, and a sneak peek at one of the songs are now available. Track List: HollywoodForever You Better Not… Read more »


DREAM THEATER Wins Big In Burrn! Magazine’s 2011 Awards

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Progressive hard rock icons DREAM THEATER were honored to receive several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! while on their current Asian tour. The band’s latest album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS won Best Album and Best Front Cover in the 2011 readers poll. In addition to the album being chosen by Burrn!… Read more »


Trespass America Press Conference Video

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METAL BANDS DETAINED IN HOLLYWOOD FOR TRESPASSING Complete with several U.S. Military vehicles as well as armed and uniformed troops, the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival was announced yesterday at The Key Club on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.  The Key Club became a military detention camp, all guests received an ID bracelet and had to pass… Read more »


The Cult Releases New Music Video – For the Animals

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The Cult’s film clip for their new single, “For The Animals,” from their forthcoming Choice of Weapon album, reflects the socially and economically divided world that we find ourselves facing.  The video can be watched below: “‘For The Animals’ is a metaphor for people existing in a realm outside of structured society and what cultural… Read more »