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 »


Trespass America Festival Announced – 5 Finger Death Punch to Headline

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Introducing TRESPASS AMERICA, a newly-minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal.  A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and… Read more »


Love and Death Release Their New EP Chemicals Today

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Love And Death, the new band led by former Korn guitarist Brian Head Welch, is releasing their new EP today.  The EP can be streamed in it’s entirety at AOL Music. Chemicals features the #1 radio hit “Paralyzed”.  The band’s new single, the title track “Chemicals” is at radio now. Love And Death marks a new… Read more »


Joe Satriani’s LIVE Concert Video – SATCHURATED – Released in 3D Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow, guitar great Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world, releases his critically-acclaimed live concert Satchurated: Live in Montreal on 3D Blu-ray, DVD and Soundtrack CD, through Epic Records. The live recordings for Satchurated were produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser while the concert was filmed by Pierre &… Read more »


ASIA Release New Studio Album “XXX” With Original Line-Up

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Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where it remained No.1 for nine consecutive weeks), the legendary British classic rock band returns with a brand new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs, and a world tour that includes UK, Europe,… Read more »


OZZY OSBOURNE Set To Release Two Special Vinyl Releases Saturday, April 21

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Rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE–who served as 2011’s Record Store Day Ambassador–will again support the day’s 5th annual celebration with two releases: OZZY LIVE, a double LP set taken from 2011’s Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman 30th Anniversary Collector Box, and a 7” live version of Diary of a Madman’s classic OZZY track “Believer.”  Both are limited-edition, numbered vinyl editions which contain never-before- published archival photos. For the first time ever, a vinyl version of the OZZY LIVE CD–recorded… Read more »