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Green Day Demo New Songs
Green Day are recording again and producer Rob Cavallo says Billie Joe Armstrong's songs are “amazing”
Neal Schon says Santana Reunion is “Amazing”
Journey's Neal Schon has rejoined Santana, with whom he first played as a 17 year old.
Les Paul 100 Year Celebration
Steve Miller, Neal Schon, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Satriani, Johnny A and Lou Pallo will all play to salute legend Les Paul
Slash Doesn't Like Guitar Hero Worship
Slash doesn't like guitar nerds expecting him to to blow them away, but he still loves live shows: “I just love playing”
Slash Has Eyes Set on Next Album
“We're working on new material now, for another record,” Slash tells
. “[I’m into] just trying to do what's the most inspiring thing, and picking up some new stuff along the way. There's always that element of new discovery that ends up on the next record. But the one thing [people] can always expect, it's going to be really sort of from the heart, hard-rock material, whatever it is that I end up putting out. I'm always true to the school.”
Alice Cooper Says New Covers Album is “Mixed, Ready to Go”
Alice Cooper’s new star-studded covers album is finished and in the can. Speaking with Billboard.com, the veteran shock rocker said he’s “very, very happy” with the disc, which features an A-list of Cooper’s musician pals. “McCartney's on it,” he says. “Zak Starkey's on it. Dave Grohl is on it, [AC/DC frontman] Brian Johnson--and in places where you wouldn't expect them to be. That's the cool thing.”
Guns N’ Roses Not Done Yet, Says DJ Ashba
Ever since Guns N’ Roses wrapped up their Las Vegas residency last summer, speculation has been rampant that the band has permanently gone their separate ways. Not so fast, says GNR guitarist DJ Ashba. Speaking with the
Las Vegas Sun
, Ashba says he fully expects to return to the stage with Axl Rose and his other GNR mates in the not-so-distant future.
The Most Popular Record Store Day Release is…
Record Store Day was last Saturday, and the numbers are in for the best-selling releases of the day. Find out what act topped the list here.
Paul McCartney Says It's 'Cool' to Be Back on the Pop Charts
Paul McCartney is back on the top 40 charts thanks to a collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West, on the tune “FourFiveSeconds.” The former Beatle says he was surprised by the success of “FourFiveSecond” and sums it up as simply “cool.”
Coffee-Loving Metal Bands
A crop metal artists have been releasing coffee as of late. For Judas Priest, it's "British Steel" coffee. For Anthrax's Charlie Benante, it's "Benante's Blend."
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