Scorpion Child: Official ‘Polygon Of Eyes’ Lyric Video

Featured below is the official lyric/performance video for ‘Polygon Of Eyes,’ by this week’s ‘Amped Artist’ Scorpion Child.   ‘Polygon of Eyes’ is taken from Scorpion Child’s acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in the US on June 25. The song was the recent free ‘Single Of The Week’ on iTunes and has received … Read more Scorpion Child: Official ‘Polygon Of Eyes’ Lyric Video

Niclas Engelin To Sit Out Upcoming In Flames Shows

In Flames have announced that guitarist Niclas Engelin will sit out several of the band’s upcoming shows and that The Haunted guitarist Patrik Jensen will be his replacement.   In Flames will perform a string of festival dates in Europe this summer, including the Graspop Metal Meeting, which takes place today (June 30).   Details … Read more Niclas Engelin To Sit Out Upcoming In Flames Shows

John Petrucci Declares Dream Theater Album Fully Mixed

Revered Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has revealed that the band’s forthcoming self-titled album is in its final stages of completion.   In a recent post on his official Facebook page, Petrucci wrote: “And so our journey from writing to mixing comes to an end. Can’t wait to share the new DT music with everyone!” … Read more John Petrucci Declares Dream Theater Album Fully Mixed

Keith Richards On Rock ‘n’ Roll: “It’s Better Than Church”

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat that playing in a “clean-living” band like the Rolling Stones is “better than church.” A couple of excerpts from the chat can be found below.   Richards, who will headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage with the Rolling Stones tomorrow night (June 29), said that rock … Read more Keith Richards On Rock ‘n’ Roll: “It’s Better Than Church”

Kerry King On Jeff Hanneman: “Jeff And I Were Like Business Partners”

Slayer guitarist Kerry King discussed his friendship with fellow Slayer guitarist, the late Jeff Hanneman during a recent interview with Guitar World. A couple of excerpts from the chat can be found below.   In the interview, King described the pair’s relationship as solid, but detached: “I don’t think Jeff and I were ever best … Read more Kerry King On Jeff Hanneman: “Jeff And I Were Like Business Partners”

Gary Holt Perform Metallica’s ‘Whiplash’ With Newsted

Exodus and current Slayer guitarist Gary Holt joined Newsted, the band founded by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, for a live rendition of the Metallica classic ‘Whiplash’ during a recent show at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Footage of the performance can be found below.   Original Metallica guitarist and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine … Read more Gary Holt Perform Metallica’s ‘Whiplash’ With Newsted

Tony Iommi Talks About Black Sabbath’s Past Drug Abuse

Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi reflected on the early days of Black Sabbath, when drug abuse was rampant and the outside world viewed the band as being satanic, in a recent interview with the BBC television program ‘HARDtalk.’ A couple of excerpts from the chat can be found below.   While Iommi, who was a founding … Read more Tony Iommi Talks About Black Sabbath’s Past Drug Abuse

Twiggy Ramirez: “I’d Like To Work With The Stormtroopers Of Death”

TheToneKing.com recently caught up with Marilyn Manson guitarist Twiggy Ramirez to ask him which artists he would most like to collaborate with and if he had any tips for aspiring musicians.   Ramirez, who has performed alongside several bands, including Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle and Goon Moon, said there are still … Read more Twiggy Ramirez: “I’d Like To Work With The Stormtroopers Of Death”

Trent Reznor On Adrian Belew’s Departure From NIN

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has admitted that the departure of guitarist Adrian Belew has been “disruptive” to preparations for the band’s forthcoming tour and album ‘Hesitation Marks.’   In a recent interview with Radio.com, Reznor said his perception of the band changed when Belew left: “You can spend a lot of time hypothesising, … Read more Trent Reznor On Adrian Belew’s Departure From NIN