Home Mosh Pit All Star VIP
Roxy
6pm-12:00am
ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Featured In Latest Episode Of 'Wikipedia: Fact Or Fiction?'
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian is featured in Loudwire's latest "Wikipedia: Fact Or Fiction?" segment. In the nine-minute clip below, Ian sets the record straight on essential ANTHRAX history, METALLICA's James Hetfield calling "Only" a "perfect song," touring with his father-in-law (Meat Loaf) and much more. ANTHRAX was nominated for a "Best Metal Performance" Grammy this year for its cover of AC/DC's "T.N.T." The track was featured on ANTHRAX's eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of the band's favorite acts from the 1970s. The CD was released in North America on March 19, 2013 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22, 2013 in Europe (Nuclear Blast). ANTHRAX's next album will mark the recording debut with the band of guitarist Jon Donais (also of SHADOWS FALL), who replaced Rob Caggiano in January 2013. Regarding whether Donais is now officially an ANTHRAX member, Scott Ian told Metal Insider: "For all intents and purposes, he's in ANTHRAX. He's going to be there for everything we do moving forward. As far as how you title it, yeah. As far as I'm concerned, Jon is in ANTHRAX and will be playing leads on the record and will be touring with the band starting at the end of May 2014." "Worship Music" has sold more than 110,000 copies in the United States since its September 2011 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN: 'There Will Be No Reunion Of Original Lineup' Of VENOM
Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, original guitarist of the pioneering British "black metal" band VENOM, has released the following statement: "I wish to make an official statement regarding the rumours and speculation of a reunion of the original lineup of VENOM. "First of all, I will say that this is not meant to generate a ton of responses or discussions, especially from some who think they know the facts but in reality make their own misinformed assumptions. "I have read so many, and quite honestly some bitter, commentaries, but I chose to remain silent. However, do not mistake my silence for complacency or lack of knowledge of these comments; they have all been noted and retained. "I have read practically every account of the history of VENOM that is out there and not one of them is 'absolutely' true . . . I WAS THERE, I KNOW THE FACTS, I KNOW THE TRUTH . . . I have NO reason to seek attention with 'less-than-true' statements. "I received a call almost one year ago regarding this matter from the original management who had an enquiry regarding the possibility of a reunion of the original lineup. My response to this was that I was willing to talk, but I did not believe for one minute that there would be any realistic chance of this happening given the past history between the members, I was, however, open to discussion and would await further information. "In 2005, I had a lengthy telephone conversation with Conrad ['Cronos' Lant; VENOM bassist/vocalist] initially regarding the return of a product licence. It was during this conversation that he asked if I was OK with him continuing as VENOM. I said yes and wished him well with it. At this point in my life, VENOM was of no concern to me as my mother had suffered a serious stroke, and later in that year, after a long battle, she passed away, so my focus had obviously been on her. "As you are all aware, Conrad has since been actively gigging and recording as VENOM, and as you know, I am continually busy with M-PIRE OF EVIL. "As time went by and rumours and discussions of a reunion increased, but without any input from Conrad or myself, it became obvious to me that the two people who had to communicate in some way were the two of us, as we both have active and ongoing careers, so I made the decision to contact him to get an answer which would basically come down to a simple 'yes or no.' In my heart of hearts, I already knew and was prepared for the answer, and quite honestly I also had my reservations about the validity and practicality of such a venture. "As you may have already guessed, the answer came back as 'no,' so I can hereby officially say that there will be no reunion of the original lineup. "I will include only one line from Conrad's response as these were personal and private communications between him and myself. In his response he stated: 'I've personally got no interest whatsoever in trying to work with the original lineup ever again.' "This was something that I fully expected and understand. "I have spoken to many of you on a personal and face-to-face level, and at the end of the day, I myself am still first and formost a music fan, so I can totaly understand your loyalty and passion for the band in the same way as I feel about JUDAS PRIEST or KISS, but let's face it, niether are the same anymore and we will always lust after the glory days, but sadly it is not as simple as that, and before anyone rebukes this comment, I will re-enforce the fact that 'it is NOT as simple as that.' Just look at the recent press and statements surrounding KISS and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. We have all heard it SO many times from SO many bands and we are no different or immune from what is inherently a band trait… the actions of the individuals involved and the impact of these actions on the unit as a whole. "I understand completely that many of you would have wished for a different outcome, but all I can say is that I made contact and asked the question, as to my knowledge no one else was doing anything about it and this matter needed to be resolved one way or another. "To my knowledge, VENOM will continue in its present form and M-PIRE will definitely continue with the work ethic that we have established… and more. "I will conclude by saying something I have said many times and will continue to say many more and that is this; "You, the fans, are THE most important part of this thing we call 'the music industry.' NEVER FORGET THIS! Without you, none of this exists. You are the lifeblood, the air that we breathe, and without your loyalty and support, there would be no bands, no record labels, no magazines, no concert venues… NOTHING! For this. we as musicians must thank you without reservation. From me personally to you, you have my eternal gratitude for supporting and allowing me to continue doing the thing that I love… MUSIC! "I have heard so many times from fans, and indeed concert promoters and venue owners, how it is an honour and a privilege to have me play for them. NO… it is an honour and a privilege for me to be able to step on any stage and present my music to you, and for that, once again I say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You guys mean everything to me. "As I said at the beginning of this statement, this has not been done to generate a ton of responses or discussions; there now is no discussion to be had. "As many of you will be aware, I very rarely make statements or post on social networking sites, but I felt that this issue needed to be addressed. "Thank you for taking the time to read this, and once again, thank you for all of your support." The original lineup of VENOM — vocalist/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant, guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and drummer Anthony "Abbadon" Bray — is often credited with kickstarting the whole black metal movement, but is more accurately seen an early example of extreme metal. VENOM's second album, 1982's "Black Metal", was a major influence on on the early Norwegian black metal scene.
Soundgarden, Damageplan, Candiria & More!
Why Alter Bridge Should Be One of the Biggest Bands in America Preview a new track from Man Made Machine on the YouTube! AC/DC will not retire. Studio time planned for May. Check out a demo of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun“. Previously unreleased Damageplan footage… A free MPEG-2 Audio Layer III of Miss May I […]
Seether!, Big Wreck, Crosses & More…
New Seether single in May! New Seether album in July! RIP Shane Gibson, who was Korn’s touring guitarist from 2007-2010. Big Wreck will release their new compact disc, ‘Ghosts‘, on July 15th in the United States. Canada gets it on June 10th. Will AC/DC retire? The Amity Affliction will release ‘Let the Ocean Take Me‘ […]
Release Day!!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Avenged Sevenfold – “This Means War” (Warner Bros.) – Amazon MP3 Emmure – “E” (Victory) – Amazon MP3 Separations – “Lights Out” (Imagen Records) – Amazon MP3 Silent Season – “All Us” – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Black Sabbath – ‘Complete Albums Box 1970-1978‘ (Rhino) – Amazon […]
SEVENDUST!, 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil & More!
Not sure what drug they give when you have wisdom teeth removed, but it’s awesome… The legendary SEVENDUST! are streaming a new acoustic track, “Bonfire“. 3 Doors Down have announced a new round of acoustic tour dates for the summer. The band has also starting writing for a new studio album which is due in […]
Staind & Kyng…
The Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 18th. The Rock nominees are a joke… Staind will be on tour next month. Stream Kyng’s ‘Burn the Serum‘… Antemasque – “People Forget” Set times for Welcome to Rockville have been announced over @ WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. It all goes down on April 26th and 27th. and now, […]
Kyng, Scar the Martyr & Demon Hunter…
Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Bonner has quit or been fired from the band. Kinda depends on who is speaking. Either way, he is no longer with the group. Demon Hunter’s “I Will Fail You” music video is streaming. Thirty one seconds of Kyng’s new track “Paper Heart Rose” is online. and now, a video.
Adelitas Way, Linkin Park, Unearth and…
Check out the new Adelitas Way single “Dog on a Leash“! Red’s ‘Release The Panic: Recalibrated‘ is due April 29th. Footage of Aerosmith performing with Slash is streaming. Linkin Park will release ‘The Hunting Party‘ on June 17th. Unearth will be touring next month. Royal Bliss will open for Puddle of Mudd on a few […]
Slash, Avatar, QOTSA & More…
So, I was going through my Facebook timeline and noticed that Rascal Flatts lip-synced during the ACM’s on Sunday. Someone commented, “I think it’s just fine. If you are lip-syncing your own voice, it’s fine!” Made me laugh… Slash with Myles Kennedy and crew will be on tour with Aerosmith this summer. Dates @ slashonline.com. […]
Korn Honor Late Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson
Yesterday we reported the very sad news that former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson passed away at the age of 35. Gibson had taken over live guitar duties for the band from 2007 to 2010 following Brian 'Head' Welch's exit from the group. Continue reading…
Daily Reload: AC/DC, Ace Frehley + More
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 16, 2014: Continue reading…
Steel Panther Perform 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' with Chris Jericho + Andy Biersack [NSFW]
The list of musicians who have jammed with Steel Panther onstage is endless, but this latest video is a doozy. At the House of Blues in Hollywood, Calif., Fozzy singer / WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack joined Steel Panther for a cover of Scorpions' 'Rock You Like a Hurricane.' And like the majority of Steel Panther videos, this one is NSFW. Continue reading…
Anthrax's Scott Ian Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'
Welcome to another edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' Our weekly series rolls on with a new episode featuring legendary Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian! Continue reading…
Kix To Release First New Album in 19 Years
Kix have been back together since 2003, but haven't released a studio album since 1995's 'Show Business.' They put out a live album/DVD in 2012, and now have signed with Loud & Proud Records to release an as-yet-untitled album on July 22. Continue reading…
Pop Evil's Leigh Kakaty Discusses 'Onyx' Album + 'Being a Minority Frontman in the Rock World'
Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here. We had the opportunity to sit down with Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty, who spoke all about the band’s latest disc ‘Onyx.’ He gives an honest account of their need for creative freedom and expression on the album, as well as challenging recording moments. Continue reading…
Antemasque, Featuring Former Members of The Mars Volta, Reveal Album Details
The Mars Volta disbanded last year, and as was recently revealed, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and onetime drummer Dave Elitch formed the new band Antemasque, with some help from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. They have announced their self-titled debut album will be unleashed July 15. Continue reading…
DevilDriver vs. Demon Hunter – Death Match
In one of our closest Death Matches to date, DevilDriver managed to pick up a win against Arch Enemy featuring new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. The victory was hard-fought, bringing DevilDriver just three wins away from Death Match Hall of Fame glory. However, they've got a powerhouse act ready to take them on this week. Continue reading…