On March 19, 1982, legendary Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a tragic plane crash. Thirty years later, Rhoads’ death still remains one of the saddest losses in rock music history. With today’s (July 17) release of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Speak of the Devil’ DVD, it not only documents a captivating live performance, but also the depth of emotion shared by the musicians and fans alike less than three months after Rhoads’ death.
Rob Zombie is set to release his ‘Mondo Sex Head’ remix album on Aug. 7, which will feature “shocking” remixes of Zombie classics by several electronic musicians. First up is Korn frontman Jonathan ‘J-Devil’ Davis‘ remix of the White Zombie classic ‘Thunder Kiss ’65,’ which you can hear below.
Queensryche have been subject to one of the most venomous splits in recent history. We’ve all heard rumors about former vocalist Geoff Tate feuding with the other Queensryche members, but a new statement from guitarist Michael Wilton details a violent and chaotic scenario, which seems to have led to Tate’s exit from the band.
As Metallica prepare for their Orion Music + More Festival and upcoming 3D concert film, the band is also busy working on a new album. One could say that Metallica have a ton of songs on the table, as frontman James Hetfield revealed that the band has collected 846 different riffs.
A longtime representative for Ibanez guitars may have accidentally confirmed that Slipknot will be headlining the 2012 Rockstar Mayhem Festival this year. The official lineup is supposed to be revealed tomorrow (Jan. 25), but it looks like we may have gotten a sneak peak a little early.
Heavy Metal legends and one of the greatest live bands on the planet, Iron Maiden, have just released a trailer for their upcoming live DVD / documentary ‘En Vivo!’ The official trailer for ‘En Vivo!’ perfectly previews the insanity that is the Iron Maiden live experience.
Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan have just released a list of the top-selling albums of the SoundScan era (1991-2011). Coming in at No. 1 with more than 15 million units sold to date is Metallica‘s self-titled 1991 disc, aka The Black Album.
Metallica‘s 30th year is about to come to a close with a swarm of attention having followed them the entire way. Metallica celebrated the milestone with a week-long celebration in San Francisco, Calif., the first day of which is now available for your viewing pleasure. It’s 27-minutes, but totally worth your time.
Al Jourgensen and the rest of Ministry are the next in a long line of musicians to share their support for the nationwide “Occupy” movement. Ministry’s upcoming 2012 album, ‘Relapse,’ will be spearheaded by the modern-day protest song, ’99 Percenters.’
A new force in metal combines the talents of Drowning Pool and Nonpoint. The new supergroup, Voodoo Corps, consists of Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce and drummer Mike Luce along with former Nonpoint members Zach Broderick on guitar and Ken MacMillan on bass.
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