Thursday, January 29, 2015

Video premiere - Halestorm's "Apocalyptic"


Halestorm has just released the official video for its new single, "Apocalyptic", and singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that the song strikes a middle ground between the band's older material and the new directions it's exploring on its next record. "I didn't want to scare you guys too much with the first single [laughs], so we decided to go with this one. But there's a lot on this record that… I don't know, you just kind of throw caution to the wind, and there's a certain freedom that comes with that. But then there's also this kind of, there's a nervousness. But, you know, bottom line is that we came out with a record that we're really proud of."

"Apocalyptic" is taken from Halestorm's third studio album, "Into The Wild Life", which will be released in Europe on April 3 and North America on April 7.

Video - Papa Roach performs acoustic set for fans in New York


Papa Roach recently stopped by YouTube Space in New York to put on an acoustic performance of a few songs, including tracks from their eighth full-length album, "F.E.A.R.", which was released on January 27 via Eleven Seven Music. They also took some time to answer questions from their fans. Check out video footage of the event below:

Video - Slash honored with Les Paul Award at 30th annual NAMM TEC Awards


Slash received the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards on Saturday, January 24 in Anaheim, California. Comedian Sinbad provided the laughs as the evening's host. The NAMM TEC Awards honors individuals and companies across 30 categories, for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production.

Video footage of Slash's acceptance speech and performance at the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards can be seen below:

Behemoth will release official biography via Metal Blade


"Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors" by Lukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive Behemoth biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by Behemoth, is an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn't "Poland's response to Motley Crue's biography 'The Dirt'." Simply put, "Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors" is the story of Behemoth, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade in February, "Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors" includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author's narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets, etc.

Pre-orders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt available only with this pre-order.



Megadeth's David Ellefson: "Steve Harris really opened my eyes to what a bass player could do"


In a brand new interview with TheMusicBiz.org, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson was asked how he managed to develop a distinctive bass style at a time when no one quite knew how to be a metal bass player, especially in terms of thrash.

Said David:

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler arrested for California bar fight



According to TMZ.com, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested last night (January 27) following an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California.

The 65-year-old musician was booked at the Inyo County Jail under this full name of Terence Michael Butler. He was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism and has since been released "after detox and citation," the Inyo County Sheriff's Department said in a press release.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Slash reportedly moves in with new girlfriend, gets matching tattoo


According to TMZ.com, Slash and his reported new girlfriend Meegan Hodges just moved into a new house in the San Fernando area in Los Angeles. The luxurious home, which the former Guns N' Roses axeman is leasing, has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool and a rooftop deck.
In addition, Slash and Hodges, with whom the guitarist previously had a relationship 25 years ago, appear to have gotten a matching set of tattoos of GPS coordinates. The numbers correspond to addresses in Woodland Hills, California and Chicago, Illinois, although the locations' significance to the couple is unclear.