Category: Music

Christopher Lee Releases Metal Christmas Single

Posted 16 Dec 2013 in Miscellaneous, Music, News
Christopher Lee

Now, upon first reading of that headline, we admit it sounds a bit ridiculous. Surely we couldn’t mean that Christopher Lee. After all, the man played Sauraman in Lord of the Rings, Dracula in so many renditions of the series, and Count Dooku in the Star Wars series. He’s like 91 years old, for goodness sake. There’s no way he could be releasing metal music at that… …oh? What’s that? This is the very same Christopher Lee? What a prolific…

Anthrax Begins Work on New Album

Posted 18 Sep 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights, Music

As one of the most celebrated metal acts of in the history of the genre, the five piece New York band Anthrax can generate quite a big buzz with even the slightest hint of a new release. Perhaps as an effort to test these powers, guitarist and only remaining original member Scott Ian tweeted on September 14th that bassist Frank Bello, drummer Charlie Benante, and Ian would be beginning the process of writing for the new album. Anthrax’s previous release,…

Pixies Release New EP

Posted 04 Sep 2013 in Artist News, Music
The Pixies

The Pixies have always been a strange band. Fronted by songwriter and vocalist Black Francis, the group’s first run lasted only 7 years, with the Boston natives receiving limited commercial success in the United States. However, the group was significantly more popular in the European market; despite this success the band called it quits for the first time back in 1993. Earlier this year, after several reunion tours and a popularity boosted aided in no small part by Fight Club,…

Nine Inch Nails Stream New Album

Posted 29 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Music, News
Nine Inch Nails

In terms of finding new and innovative ways to interact with fans, Nine Inch Nails may have contributed more to the music industry than any other act. They’ve experimented with free album downloads (in fact their album The Slip) is still available to download, but they’ve also made forays into traditional album sales. With the release of the Cleveland natives new album, Hesitation Marks, the band will be trying yet another way to get fans excited: free streaming.   That’s…

New Festival To Take Place on Woodstock Grounds

Posted 24 Aug 2013 in Miscellaneous, Music, News, Performance

The original Woodstock took place in 1969, and attracted 400,000 music fans from around the country. The lineup was packed with all of the biggest names in rock and roll: The Grateful Dead, CCR, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Aeroplane, and of course, Jimi Hendrix. Though Woodstock was not the first music festival in existence, it played a colossal role in establishing what a modern day music festival looks like. In 2014, the same grounds that once held Woodstock will…

Bon Jovi Guitarist Richie Sambora Fired

Posted 24 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Featured, Music, News
Richie Sambora

If you were to take all of the classic rock stars in the world and rank them in order of how clean-cut they were, the members of Bon Jovi would likely be situated pretty deep in the positive role model side. However, every good thing must come to an end, and Bon Jovi was no exception. Rumors, which have since been confirmed as true, have long circulated that the Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora, was not satisfied with his financial…

Megadeth Announces New Live Album

Posted 24 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Featured, Music, News

Few bands have changed the face of metal to the degree that Megadeth has. For a number of years, the band has managed to release hit after hit after hit, all while maintaining busy touring schedules and personal lives. Yet, no album had quite the impact that their 5th studio album, Countdown To Extinction, had. First released in all the way back in 1992, Countdown to Extinction featured such classic tunes as “Symphony of Destruction” and “Sweating Bullets” and achieved…

Updates on the Feud Between One Direction and The Who

Posted 16 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Music, News
One Direction

Rivalries between musical acts is nothing new. Between Pac and Biggie, Sting and the Police, and Metallica and Megadeth, few things seem to capture the attention of the general public in the same way a musical rivalry does. However, these rivalries are typically from bands in the same genre, or at least groups whose peaks were during the same time frame. However, the newest musical antagonism is between two groups so different, it’s surprising this is even news at all….

Joan Jett Announces Solo Album

Posted 09 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Featured, Music, News
Joan Jett

  As the lead singer of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, the famous rock singer Joan Jett garnered a lot of respect and attention. In fact, throughout her decade spanning career, she became known as the Queen of Rock and Roll, due in no part to Jett’s penchant for creating fun, catchy rock tunes (think “I Love Rock N’ Roll). However, the singer recently announced a new solo album with claims that this album will be more heartfelt than her…

Michael Jackson and Freddy Mercury Duets to Be Released This Fall

Posted 30 Jul 2013 in Featured, General News, Music, News, Performance
Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury

In the last few decades, the number of artists with posthumous catalog releases has exploded. After an artist dies, labels, producers, and even family members have begun releasing previously unheard tracks that went unused during the artist’s lifetime. Since the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, rumors have been flying as to whether or not the iconic entertainer’s catalog would be expanded. As of this fall, fans can rest assured that Jackson’s next release will be a unique…