Metal Hammer has announced the nominations for the Golden Gods 2011 awards. Public voting begins today at metalhammer.co.uk/goldengods and the winners will be unveiled at a suitably debauched IndigO2 event on June 13. Rob Zombie and Skindred have secured double nominations, while Iron Maiden go up against Bullet For My Valentine and feisty underdogs Bring … Read moreMetal Hammer Golden Gods nominations announced
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser will play eight shows with ANTHRAX in July as a temporary replacement for Scott Ian, whose wife, Pearl Aday, is reportedly expecting the couple’s first baby. The daughter of legendary crooner Meat Loaf, Pearl was named after the infamous Janis Joplin and is the god daughter to Maria Muldaur. In addition, … Read moreAnthrax Guitarist To Miss Shows In July.
Fender guitars have honored former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, with his own, European-only release, signature Telecaster, the ‘Graham Coxon Telecaster.’ Coxon has had a successful solo career, but is best known as the guitarist for Blur, who were among the most renowned acts to emerge from the ‘90’s Britpop era. With a Telecaster in hand, … Read moreEric Clapton To Auction Guitars At NYC Auction.
Guns N’ Roses fans will have to start saving after it was announced that Slash will be selling off a host of personal items, guitars’, two signature top hats and a 1966 Corvette Stingray. Part of the proceeds from the sale will go to a local charity helping abused and homeless adolescents, Reuters reports. Among … Read moreSlash To Auction Guitars.
Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of Slayer, was hospitalized late last month where he underwent emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, according to his band mates Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo. While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection’s origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, … Read moreJeff Hanneman Hospitalised, Guest Guitarist To Fill In For Soundwave Festival.
According to guitar manufacturer Gibson, The best electric guitar riff of all time is “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Gibson put the track in top spot in a list of 50 songs which contain the best riffs. Russell Hall, a contributor to the company’s website, explained the decision had been made … Read more(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction ‘has greatest guitar riff of all time’
(Mashable) — The premiere plastic guitar game just flamed out. Activision, beset by falling sales, has decided to shutter the division that created “Guitar Hero” and its sequels. It’s an ignominious exit for a title that was once touted as the first great game franchise of the 21st century. “Guitar Hero” was created in 2005 … Read moreGuitar Hero: What happened?
Total Guitar are running a poll to find the greatest metal guitarist of all time. The following 20 names have been nominated: Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) Daron Malakian (System Of A Down) Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah) Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) James Hetfield (Metallica) … Read moreTotal Guitar’s Best Metal Guitarists Of All Time.