Mike McCready Discusses New Pearl Jam Single

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has revealed the band’s latest single ‘Mind Your Manners’ was inspired by hardcore punk band Dead Kennedys.   In a video recently uploaded to YouTube, McCready explained the writing process of the song: “It’s my attempt to try to make a really hard edge-type Dead Kennedys-sounding song,” he began. “I … Read more Mike McCready Discusses New Pearl Jam Single

Dave Martone/Glen Drover – Live At Metalworks CD/DVD Coming

Magna Carta Records has announced it will release a live CD/DVD of renowned guitarists Dave Martone’s and Glen Drover’s (ex-Megadeth) 2011 ‘Live At Metalworks’ performance in Toronto, Canada.   According to an official press release, ‘Live At Metalworks’ showcases Martone’s and Drover’s impeccable talent with songs like Martone’s ‘The Goodie Squiggee Song’ and ‘Dinky Pinky’ … Read more Dave Martone/Glen Drover – Live At Metalworks CD/DVD Coming

Brian May To Release Freddie Mercury/Michael Jackson Duet Soon

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed several unreleased songs recorded three decades ago by the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson will be released soon.   In a recent blog posted on his official website, May confirmed he and producer William Orbit were gruelling over the recordings, which were layed down in 1983. … Read more Brian May To Release Freddie Mercury/Michael Jackson Duet Soon

Ricky Gervais’ ‘Learn Guitar With David Brent’ Offered Record Deal

Comedian Ricky Gervais has revealed his revived ‘The Office’ character David Brent has received offers from several major record labels following the success of his YouTube video series, ‘Learn Guitar with David Brent.’   In a recent interview with Music Week, a perplexed Gervais said that although the series is intended as a joke, he … Read more Ricky Gervais’ ‘Learn Guitar With David Brent’ Offered Record Deal

Gibson Announce SouthPaw Tour Of The UK

Gibson USA has announced the ‘SouthPaw Tour,’ featuring thirty of the company’s best left-handed guitars, will hit the UK next month. Dates and venues can be found below.   Kicking off on August 5 at Dawsons Music in Liverpool, England, the SouthPaw Tour will showcase Gibson’s impressive range of left-handed guitars. Attendees will have the … Read more Gibson Announce SouthPaw Tour Of The UK

The Safety Fire Guitarist Issues Update On Broken Face

The Safety Fire guitarist Derya “Dez” Nagle has issued an update on his health, following a recent motorcycle accident that badly injured his face.   The Safety Fire announced last week that Nagle had been involved in an accident and would require surgery: “The lid himself, your boy playgle aka Dezzo, was in a road … Read more The Safety Fire Guitarist Issues Update On Broken Face

Al Jourgensen On Kerry King: “I Hate Him”

Minsitry frontman Al Jourgensen has referred to Slayer guitarist Kerry King as a “douchebag” and an “asshole” and described the band’s sound as “unlistenable noise.”   While promoting his new book, ‘Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen,’ Jourgensen decided to take the opportunity to recall a past backstage altercation between the two bands: … Read more Al Jourgensen On Kerry King: “I Hate Him”

In Flames Guitarist Announces Nero 54/68 With Morbid Angel Frontman

In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin, Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent and Hardcore Superstar drummer Magnus ‘Adde’ Andreasson have announced the formation of a new project, titled Nero 54/68.   Few details on the project have been released; however, In Flames posted a link to the official Nero 54/68 Facebook page, encouraging fans to go and … Read more In Flames Guitarist Announces Nero 54/68 With Morbid Angel Frontman

Gus G. Performs Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ With Steel Panther

Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. has shared fan-filmed footage of his recent performance of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ with Steel Panther. It can be viewed below.   Firewind recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with the release of ‘Apotheosis – Live 2012,’ a collection of 17 songs recorded at special anniversary shows in Greece … Read more Gus G. Performs Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ With Steel Panther