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‘My goal is to make something really great': Rick Rubin is pushing Black Sabbath to new creative places

‘My goal is to make something really great': Rick Rubin is pushing Black Sabbath to new creative places

Rick Rubin took on the Black Sabbath reunion record with a mission statement: “I think he’s looking for a raw Sabbath,” longtime guitarist Tony Iommi says, “and I think we’re looking for that, as well.”

On Second Thought: Metallica – Metallica (1991)

On Second Thought: Metallica – Metallica (1991)

OK, I guess it’s about time I delivered a mea culpa on this record after all of my years of badmouthing it. It’s actually not a bad album. There, I said it, as foul as those words taste in my mouth.

Something Else! sneak peek: Suicidal Tendencies, “Cyco Style” (2013)

It’s been 13 years since we last received a new album from Suicidal Tendencies, and to be honest, those last few albums that we did get from them kind of went off the rails.

‘Lead, bass, drums and howling at the moon': Van Halen’s return has David Lee Roth all amped up

‘Lead, bass, drums and howling at the moon': Van Halen’s return has David Lee Roth all amped up

Outside of a few pick up dates in the U.S., which David Lee Roth attributes to filling in when somebody else dropped out, Van Halen is going to focus on dates outside of the U.S. in 2013.

‘I’m going to raise the question': David Lee Roth wonders why Axl Rose is still calling his band Guns n’ Roses

‘I’m going to raise the question': David Lee Roth wonders why Axl Rose is still calling his band Guns n’ Roses

Touring again with Van Halen has David Lee Roth ruminating on bands that continue on without most of their original members — Guns n’ Roses, in particular. He compares the practice to staging a Broadway revival

‘It all just sort of snowballed': Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

‘It all just sort of snowballed': Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

For ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, the thing that makes being a part of Chickenfoot so much fun is “the hang,” the sense of camaraderie that each of its world-famous members brings to the project.

‘There’s a lot of rocking still in us': Kiss kicks off 40th year with series of dates in Australia

‘There’s a lot of rocking still in us': Kiss kicks off 40th year with series of dates in Australia

Kiss’ return to Australia in the first concerts of their 40th year together had Gene Simmons reminiscing about a long-ago tour with local legends AC/DC, featuring original frontman Bon Scott before his death in 1980.

Glenn Hughes – Live in Wolverhampton: Official Bootleg (2013)

Glenn Hughes – Live in Wolverhampton: Official Bootleg (2013)

No, Black Country Communion wasn’t Glenn Hughes’ first uber-talented amalgam. For that, you’ll have to go back to the early 1970s, and Trapeze — a band whose music leaps to life in this newly released double live set.

One Track Mind: Sevendust, “Black” (1997)

It’s so rare for me these days to hear a song that blows me away out of the gate and makes me run out and pick up an album. I guess it’s part of aging, having more experience with music and being more jaded.

Something Else! sneak peek: Flotsam and Jetsam, “Ugly Noise” (2013)

Thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam announced recently that they’d returned to their former label Metal Blade Records for the release of their self-produced 11th album Ugly Noise.