Green Day Unveil Details of Billie Joe Armstrong’s Recent Hospitalization
It’s been a whirlwind few days for the members of Green Day, who have gone from Italy — where they saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong admitted to the hospital — to Los Angeles, where they’re prepping for their appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards tonigh…
Smashing Pumpkins Announce Fall 2012 Tour Dates
Smashing Pumpkins‘ latest album, ‘Oceania,’ is a Top 5 hit — and Billy Corgan and company are doing their part to bring the music to fans, putting together a healthy run of tour dates that will keep them on the road for most of the rest of the year.
Axl Rose Suffers Partial Defeat in ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit
Axl Rose‘s ongoing quest to wrest a $20 million judgment from video game makers Activision was dealt a setback yesterday (August 14), when a judge indicated Rose’s allegations of fraud would be dismissed — but he allowed another claim in the suit to stand, leaving the leg…
Slash Wonders How He Can Get to ‘Sesame Street’
Katy Perry and the Goo Goo Dolls have done it, so why can’t Slash? That’s the question the top-hatted guitar legend is asking the producers of ‘Sesame Street.’
Black Keys, Foo Fighters + More Announced for 2012 Global Festival
More than 40 years after George Harrison put together the all-star ‘Concert for Bangladesh,’ rock fans have become inured to the concept of stars coming together in order to combat societal ills — and these days, in order to really get attention, a charity festival has to have a pretty impressive li…
Garbage’s Shirley Manson Kicks Man Out of Show for Hitting a Woman
Garbage are back with their first new album in nearly a decade, and the band is very happy to reconnect with its fans — but that doesn’t mean singer Shirley Manson is going to stand for violence at shows, as one concertgoer found out after getting into an altercation with a fel…
Former Pantera Bassist Rex Brown Owes $450,000 in Back Taxes
It’s Tax Day, which means you might not be in a very good mood right now. But cheer up, because even if you’re writing the IRS a check this year, chances are you don’t owe anywhere near as much as former Pantera / Down bassist Rex ‘Rocker&CloseCu…
Green Day Announce New Album Trilogy
Green Day‘s recording pace has certainly slowed over the years — it took them four years to complete ‘American Idiot’ and five to finish the follow-up, ’21st Century Breakdown,’ which was released three years ago — but they&Clos…
Chickenfoot Returning to the Road for 2012 U.S. Spring Tour
After taking a couple months to recharge their batteries after their successful fall tour in support of their latest album, the boys in Chickenfoot have lined up a new string of dates that will see them rocking cities across the United States throughout May and June.
Killswitch Engage Officially Confirm Jesse Leach as New Singer
Confirming an earlier report, Killswitch Engage have replaced recently departed singer Howard Jones by turning to a familiar face (and voice): original vocalist Jesse Leach.
Nikki Sixx to Make Acting Debut in Indie Film
He’s a prolific musician, a member of one of the most successful rock bands of all time, a published author, and an entrepreneur — and now, thanks to his role in an upcoming indie film, Nikki Sixx can add “actor” to his long list of accomplishments t…
Slash Wraps Sessions for Upcoming Solo Album
While you were focusing on the Super Bowl over the weekend, Slash was hard at work — and all that dedication paid off with a brand new video and completed tracks for his next studio album.