Metal

Something Else! sneak peek: Jason Newsted, “Soldierhead” (2013)

A few weeks ago former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who has been fairly quiet since his departure from Voivod, suddenly popped up with a new website and some teasers to new music coming.

Something Else! Interview: Kelly Nickels, former L.A. Guns bassist

Kelly Nickels, a member of L.A. Guns from 1987-95 and again from 1999-2000, was part of the band’s classic lineup with lead guitarist Tracii Guns and singer Phil Lewis.

Nirvana bassist says he’d tour with Van Halen’s David Lee Roth; Dave Grohl counters: Wait, what?

Nirvana bassist says he’d tour with Van Halen’s David Lee Roth; Dave Grohl counters: Wait, what?

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, still apparently amped up about playing with Sir Paul McCartney during the 12-12-12 concert and on Saturday Night Live, has started thinking about other unlikely pairings. How about David Lee Roth?

‘We’ve had some great fun’: Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

‘We’ve had some great fun’: Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

The narrator for the audio version of Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi’s autobiography will be familiar to longtime fans: It’s by old friend and former bandmate Bev Bevan, who rose to fame with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.

Deep Purple moves on from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub, with album and major festival date on tap

Deep Purple moves on from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub, with album and major festival date on tap

Deep Purple, though in second place at one point in the fan voting, somehow failed to earn induction into the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans still have something to look forward to, however

‘We take our influences from different things’: Eric Singer explains impact of the Beatles, Journey on Kiss’ Monster

‘We take our influences from different things’: Eric Singer explains impact of the Beatles, Journey on Kiss’ Monster

Your average rock fan might put on Kiss’ new album Monster, and specifically the track “Outta This World, and fail to hear how the Beatles and Journey impacted the band.

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2012: Metal and Hard Rock

For hard rock and metal, 2012 certainly wasn’t the best year that I can remember. In all honesty, there were only a few albums that came across my desk that really excited me.

‘He’ll probably kill me for telling’: Jason Bonham shares real reason Robert Plant won’t reunite as Led Zeppelin

‘He’ll probably kill me for telling’: Jason Bonham shares real reason Robert Plant won’t reunite as Led Zeppelin

Jason Bonham talks about the emotional difficulties that Robert Plant still has going on without his dad, the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham

Texas Hippie Coalition – Peacemaker (2012)

If somewhere in the Lone Star State there were a city where Pantera Boulevard crossed Skynyrd Street, at that intersection, you’d probably find the world headquarters of Texas Hippie Coalition.

Kylesa – From the Vaults, Vol. 1 (2012)

Sludge metal titans Kylesa have presented their own gift for the holidays with From the Vaults, Vol. 1, a tantalizing record. The rarities and B-sides take hold immediately