There are three English-language books about thrash metal titans Slayer, and D.X. Ferris wrote two of them, including the new full biography, "Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years..." His previous book is part of Bloomsbury's prestigious 33 1/3 series. Ferris is an Ohio Society of Professional Journalist. He digs the new hotness, but he mostly kicks it old-school.
Ray Manzarek on Working with Roy Rogers, Robbie Krieger, Sly Stone and Warren Zevon
Ray Manzarek On The Doors, Sly Stone and Warren Zevon
10 Best Jane’s Addiction Songs
The best Jane's Addiction songs reveal a side of the band that classic rock fans might not know. Jane’s is rightly recognized as a cornerstone of 1990s alternative boom. But more precisely, Jane’s was the last great, larger-than-life classic rock band. In recent years...
Queen Guitarist Brian May Appears on Lady Gaga’s New Single ‘You and I’
Former Queen axeman Brian May contributes a distinctive guitar solo to 'You and I,' the new single by pop queen Lady Gaga. The track was produced by the legendary Mutt Lange, who was behind the boards for AC/DC's 'Back in Black,' Def Leppard's 'Pyromania' and many other multi-million selling classic albums.
Alice Cooper to Debut New Single ‘I’ll Bite Your Face Off’ on His Radio Show
Alice Cooper will debut new songs from his upcoming ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ LP on his syndicated radio show ‘Nights with Alice Cooper’ this Friday, Aug. 19. Cooper will start the episode with the world debut of the album’s first single, 'I'll Bite Your Face Off.' During the show, he’ll play samples from, and discuss, the album's other tracks, including ‘Runaway Train’ and ‘I Gotta Get Outta Here.
The Beatles To Get Symphonic Treatment at Abbey Road Birthday Concert
A two-day concert celebrating Abbey Road studio’s 80th birthday will feature orchestral interpretations of songs by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis, and Radiohead. The Symphony in the Park concert takes place this weekend at West London’s Chiswick House and Gardens...
Pearl Jam, ‘Crown of Thorns’ – Song Review
Members of Pearl Jam wrote the band's newest song, 'Crown of Thorns,' featured on the upcoming soundtrack to their documentary '20,' but the tune is actually older than the band itself. In fact, if the dice had rolled right for Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam might never have existed. MLB formed in Seattle in 1988, featuring unknown young rockers Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and singer Andrew Wood. Ch
Jani Lane Reportedly Trashed Hotels In Months Prior to His Death
Former Warrant singer Jani Lane was reportedly bouncing from hotel to hotel in the months before his Thursday death, often leaving a trail of destroyed rooms in his wake. This account comes as details continue trickling in about the untimely demise of the singer, who was found dead in a California Comfort Inn last week.
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Recalls Being Soaked in Urine at His Worst Gig Ever
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, Police guitarist Andy Summer, ELP’s Carl Palmer and other musicians recently recalled their worst gigs ever for London's Guardian newspaper. These weren’t just shows where the bands played badly, but the kind of worst-case scenario where they’re glad to make it off the stage alive.
Jane’s Addiction Release 3D Clip of New Single ‘Irresistible Force’
Jane’s Addiction have released a special 3D preview clip of the song ‘Irresistible Force,' which will be released in full on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The track will be the leadoff single from ‘The Great Escape Artist,’ the band’s second original album since its 1991 dissolution. (Apparently the previously released 'End to the Lies' was only a "teaser track.")
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Gets Another Tribute
For the second time this week, a full-length tribute to Nirvana’s seminal 'Nevermind' has been announced. Unlike Spin magazine's tribute, you’ll have to wait for this one.