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Lamb of God Delivers In Houston, TX

    Last night Lamb of God delivered the goods on the Slipknot tour in Houston, TX. This was the 4th time I had seen Lamb of God and the only thing that disappointed me was the amount of time they got to play. I am used to them being the headliner and seeing them […]

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Discusses the Role of Image + Sex Appeal in Rock

Mary Ouellette, As a woman in the entertainment industry, there is always the question of how much to play up the sex appeal, and Halestorm ‘s Lzzy Hale  shared with her thoughts on taking part in sexy photo shoots and the focus on image in the music industry. Hale explained, “I don’t mind dressing up and doing the short skirt and high heels thing. I tell this to a lot of people because the only stipulation that I have about this is that you have to make sure you have something to back it up. You can’t totally ride on the fact that I’m going to show my legs and people are going to show attention. If they can get past the legs, make sure you can actually sing and be good at your instruments. Because in all honesty, all of us that are dressing up on stage, we aren’t going to be wearing fishnets forever, you gotta make sure you have a little something to ya.” With that being said, Hale says she’s come to accept the shoots as part of the industry, adding, “Sex and rock ‘n’ roll have been going together hand-in-hand since the beginning of time. You can’t get away from it.” The frontwoman also says that while image may get the attention of some fans, she’s been enthused by how their female fan base has grown and opened the doors for more women to enjoy hard rock. She explains, “I’m telling you, though, there’s a moment in every show where I’m looking out and I see all of these girls who are not there because their boyfriends dragged them along, you know? They’re very empowered, a little crazy like me, and it’s wonderful to be in a room like that because when we first started out there weren’t a whole lot of girls at the rock shows unless you count the girlfriends of somebody in the band.” Hale adds that she partook in her fair share of mosh pits and rocked out with the guys when she was younger and is thrilled to see girls coming to rock shows and carving their own paths with the world of rock and roll. [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch Halestorm Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live'” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Soundgarden, Avenged Sevenfold + More Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – Soundgarden performed two new tracks from their ‘King Animal’ album last night on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and guess what? The live footage is available online for your viewing pleasure. [ Loudwire ] – Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows goes in-depth about the band’s upcoming album, what their new drummer Arin Ilejay is bringing to the table and much more. [Loudwire] Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl join the all-star bill for the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden. Find out more here: [ Loudwire ] – What are your favorite Rage Against the Machine tracks? We give you our picks for the 10 Best Rage Against the Machine Songs. [ Loudwire ] – Adelitas Way take viewers behind the scenes for the making of their music video for ‘Alive.’ Check it out here. [ Loudwire ] – Sandwich chain Quiznos have just released a power metal-influenced commercial for free toasted cookies. In all honesty, it’s actually very funny. Watch the ad here. [ Loudwire ] Take a look into Metallica ‘s ‘Quebec Magnetic’ DVD with this new trailer. [ Ultimate Metallica ] Legendary guitarist Jimmy Page promises that “substantial” rarities will be featured on upcoming Led Zeppelin remasters. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] The Who’s Pete Townsend admits that he swiped his trademark ‘windmill’ stage move from Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] Noel Gallagher insists that the only possible way that Oasis will reunite is that if he goes completely broke. [ ] Paul McCartney releases ‘Kisses on the Bottom – Complete Kisses.’ [ Rock Music Report ]

Axl Rose on Feud With Slash + Duff McKagan: I’m Surviving This War, Not the One Who Created It

Robert Cianflone, Getty Images Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose is certainly one of the most beloved, but also detested musicians in rock history. It’s almost impossible to run into anyone who doesn’t have an opinion on Rose as a human being, but the GN’R icon recently partook in an interview that went pretty deep into the mind of one of rock’s most polarizing figures. In Rose’s in-depth interview with USA Today , the singer attributed the lengthy process of writing the ‘Chinese Democracy’ album to mental abuse caused by former Guns guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan . “[Slash and McKagan] did more damage to my ability as a writer,” claims Rose. “To those three, it was all crap. It beat me down so much. At the time of the [‘Use Your Illusion’] tours, Slash and Duff said, ‘You’re an idiot, you’re a loser.’ I didn’t write for years. I felt I was hindered for a very long time. I was also trying to figure out what I wanted to say, when it’s right to be venting and when you’re digging a bigger hole. Lyrics on ‘Chinese’ took a long time.” Rose also explored the idea of how the classic GN’R lineup could have lasted longer. “Maybe if we could have worked together in the way ‘Appetite’ was put together. I was really naïve,” says the singer. “I thought the success of that record would bring everyone together more. It did the exact opposite. They got success and wanted to run in their own directions. I thought they’d go, ‘Whoa, it did work.’ But they wanted to do their own huge bigger success off of Guns.” On the possibility of a truce amongst the classic members, Rose comments, “I feel that ball’s not in my court. I’m surviving this war, not the one who created this war.” Additionally, when asked about fans who consider the current Guns N’ Roses lineup as illegitimate, the singer simply responded, “They can think whatever they want. I’m not interested in their opinions.” Rose says that the band is currently writing and working on their next release, and added, “[The next album] will come out sooner.” Check out the full Axl Rose interview at . [button href=”” title=”Next: Slash’s Wife Criticizes Axl Rose’s Appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel'” align=”center”]

Slash’s Wife Critiques Axl Rose’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Appearance, Weighs in on His Weight

Angela Weiss, Getty Images Slash may be telling interviewers he’s finished discussing his years in Guns N’ Roses — or his relationship with Axl Rose — but that moratorium apparently doesn’t apply to his wife, Perla Hudson. Mrs. Slash tossed another log on the long-smoldering feud between Rose and his exiled former guitarist in a recent series of comments to Us Weekly , indicating she was less than impressed with Axl’s appearance earlier this week on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ “I was waiting for something enlightening and all I got was promotion for a show and his evident affinity for a chili burger,” quipped Hudson. “Where is the love, Axl? And I stayed up for this? Sex, drugs and chili dogs. Long live Axl Rose. And a Halloween tree.” Continuing to joke about Rose’s well-documented affinity for parting ways with band members — and pointing out that he’s no longer the rail-thin rock god he was in his youth — Hudson added, “He’s had a Slash, a Buckethead and a Bumblefoot, and evidently way too many Tommy’s chili burgers! Hope there were some left for the audience!” Perla was referring to Rose’s announcement at the end of his segment that he was giving away burgers to all of the members of the studio audience. Hell evidently hath no fury like a scorned guitarist’s wife. We wouldn’t expect to hear anything in response from Axl’s camp, but you never know — this war of words has been going on for nearly 20 years now, and shows no signs of stopping. [button href=”” title=”Watch Axl’s Full Appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!'” align=”center”]