Metal

‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap

‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap

For years now, Bob Ezrin’s overwrought initial work with Kiss — in particular, the career-killing 1981 concept-album dud (Music from) The Elder, was thought to have been his worst idea ever. Not even close.

‘I wish them luck’: Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

‘I wish them luck’: Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

Billy Sherwood won’t be remixing the new album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche. Just days after it was announced that the 1990s Yes vet would get involved with that troubled project, he’s pulled out — citing a host of other obligations.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Hell To Pay” from Now What?! (2013)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Hell To Pay” from Now What?! (2013)

After losing founding member Jon Lord, Deep Purple emerged with the twilit reverie of “All the Time in the World,” a ruminative song that spoke to passages. With “Hell To Pay,” however, they return to the locomotive glories of the band’s youth.

Suicidal Tendencies – 13 (2013)

Most metal fans are probably looking a little more forward to another album titled 13 later this year from a barely known band called Black Sabbath. Me, too, but I was also quite intrigued by Suicidal Tendencies’ album of the same title.

Adrenaline Mob – Coverta (2013)

I kind of chuckled when I saw that Adrenaline Mob had chosen three Ronnie James Dio-related songs for its eight-song covers EP, but now I get it.

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

As Kiss celebrates its 40th anniversary, Paul Stanley is set to release an autobiography — making him the last of the group’s original quartet to do so, following Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons

Anthrax – Anthems (2013)

After hearing Joey Belladonna’s cringe-inducing vocals on Anthrax’s version of Rush’s “Anthem,” I didn’t have much hope for this EP of covers from the thrashers, especially considering the rest of the lineup

‘Communicating in the most positive way’: Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up

‘Communicating in the most positive way’: Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up

After a season of loss for David Coverdale, the Deep Purple and Whitesnake frontman says he’s reaching out to former band mates like Ritchie Blackmore — saying life is simply too short to nurse bad feelings.

‘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.”

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.