Archive for July 27th, 2012

The Veer Union’s Crispin Earl Dishes on Current Music Industry, Love for Def Leppard + More

Vancouver, Canada-based hard rock quartet the Veer Union came on the national scene in 2009, when their track ‘Seasons’ shot to the upper echelon of the active rock chart. Now, the lads are wrapping up their latest touring cycle in support of 2012’s ‘Divide the Blackened Sky’ with a gig at Dirt Fest, a music gathering slated for Aug. 11 in Birch Run, Mich., that also features Clutch, In This Moment and

Down Unveil Album Art + Title for Upcoming EP

We recently reported that Down offered a stream of their new track ‘Witchtripper.’ Now, the band has revealed the actual title and album art for their upcoming EP. Their forthcoming disc is titled ‘Down IV Part I – The Purple EP,’ which is due out Sept. 18 via Down Records/Independent Label Group. It will be the band’s first batch of new tunes in five years since the release of ‘Down

Black Sabbath Unleash Pro-Shot 2012 Performance of ‘Paranoid’ Live in England

The fact that the original members of Black Sabbath weren’t able to undertake a full-on world tour in 2012 was devastating to Sabbath fans. Guitarist Tony Iommi‘s cancer diagnosis stuck a knife into the heart of Sabbath fans, and reduced Sabbath to playing only three live shows this year, with their one U.S. date happening on Aug. 3 at Lollapalooza. Add to that drummer Bill Ward ‘s contract dispute, which resulted in

Daily Reload: Metallica, Green Day + More

On today’s Daily Reload, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich reveals that the band’s next album will likely be released in early 2014; Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong will be featured as a mentor in the next season of ‘The Voice’; Bret Michaels hopes to make a film about his life; and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe is being held in Pankrac Prison, which has a long and tragic history. Also,

Three Days Grace To Unleash ‘Chalk Outline’ as First Single Off New Album ‘Transit of Venus’

Three Days Grace announced back at the beginning of June that their new disc ‘Transit of Venus’ will make its way into fans’ earthly hands on Oct. 2, and now the band is sharing that the first single will be a track called ‘Chalk Outline.’ With its seemingly foreboding title, ‘Chalk Outline’ will be available on Aug. 14, and will serve as the first listen to the new disc. Although

Bret Michaels Hopes to Make Movie About His Life

While Bret Michaels may be most well-known for his close to three decade stint as the frontman for Poison, he also leads a jam-packed life full of many endeavors including the recent launch of his new pet products line for PetSmart in addition to a passion for acting and directing that spawned his own film-production company with Charlie Sheen several years ago. Suffering last year from a brain hemorrhage and

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Being Held in Historic Pankrac Prison

Due to Randy Blythe‘s month-long incarceration in the Czech Republic, an incredible amount of attention has been placed on not only the Czech Republic itself, but also its legal system. Awaiting a ruling on whether Blythe’s bail will be approved after it was contested a second time by a Czech prosecutor, the Lamb of God vocalist remains in Pankrac Prison. Although this news has become well-known, the lesser-known, yet incredibly

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