Archive for July, 2012

Randy Blythe Portrayed as Violent and Aggressive by Czech Tabloids, According to Local Journalist

Although the legal process has been a slow and frustrating one for Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe, things may be starting to look up for the vocalist. According to Czech journalist Jonathan Crane, the Czech media has been biased against Blythe from the beginning and he adds that the person shown being tossed offstage in various YouTube videos may not be the deceased fan. He also states that Blythe’s defense team

Gojira Reveal 2012 North American Tour Dates

French progressive metal phenoms Gojira have just revealed new North American tour dates. The band was originally scheduled to open for a totally awesome tour with Lamb of God and Dethklok, but due to the current imprisonment of Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the tour was unfortunately cancelled. Wanting to give their North American fans a taste of Gojira, the band have ventured forth with their own set of

Wolfgang Van Halen Discusses Influence on Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Album

Wolfgang Van Halen, the current bassist of Van Halen who happens to be the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, has shed some light on just how much influence he had on the band’s new album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’ Wolfgang tells Guitar World Magazine (via Van Halen News Desk), “I knew that Van Halen had this incredible catalog of music they’ve recorded and written that nobody has ever heard.

Daily Reload: Randy Blythe, Jonathan Davis + More

Today in Daily Reload, the case of Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe takes yet another turn, as a Czech journalist proclaims that the local media has shown bias in portraying the singer as violent and aggressive and he also raises questions about the video footage of the alleged incident that’s circulated online. Also, just when you thought Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson was as good as it could get

Linkin Park and Rise Against Lead Rock Charge For 2012 VMA Nominations

Although MTV has been taken over by ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Teen Mom,’ the ‘M’ once stood for music and the 2012 VMA Nominations honoring the best in video making are in. While the rock contingency is pretty anemic throughout the nominations, the Best Rock Video category has some formidable contenders. The Black Keys and their video for ‘Lonely Boy’ is up against Linkin Park’s ‘Burn It Down,’ Jack White’s ‘Sixteen

GWAR Singer Bows Out of Randy Blythe Defense Fund Benefit Show

GWAR vocalist Oderus Urungus, aka Dave Brokie, has regretfully announced his exit from an upcoming Randy Blythe benefit show that was due to take place Aug. 31 in Richmond, Va. The Gauntlet reports that the singer’s co-host, Eve Alleyne, issued a statement saying, “SORRY to have to tell everyone Dave Brockie will not be able to attend the show due to his recording of the TV series ‘Hollister’! He is

Metallica Special Effects Video From Mexico City Show Posted

Metallica’s eight-concert run in Mexico City has begun at the Palacia de los Deportes. A video of the ‘best effects’ during the opening show on Saturday, July 28 is now available (watch below). The nine minute clip includes shots of various pyro and lighting effects, including what appeared to be stagehands catching on fire. During ‘Enter Sandman,’ a flare malfunctioned, and two stagehands examining it were engulfed in flames.  The show