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Metallica is among the nine nominees for the 2009 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the five final inductees set to be announced this month. We asked frontman James Hetfield if the band has given any thought to who should induct them at the ceremony if they make the...
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor slammed -- and we mean slammed -- Coldplay in an interview for MTV2's year-end wrap-up, according to NME.com. When asked to comment on Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, Taylor exclaimed, "That is one of the most self-celebratory...
Shinedown has parted ways with lead guitarist Nick Perri, who joined the group less than a year ago as a replacement for Jasin Todd. Perri himself will be replaced by the group's rhythm guitarist, Zach Myers, who is getting a promotion. Lead singer Brent Smith said in a...
Metallica confirmed last week at its website that the long-rumored Guitar Hero: Metallica will tentatively arrive in the first half of 2009. The group is only the second act to get its own version of Guitar Hero, following this year's Aerosmith game. Metallica frontman James...
Saving Abel issued a special holiday cover of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" to radio stations around the country on Friday (December 19th). The band is heading home to Mississippi after nearly a year's worth of touring, and singer Jared Weeks told us he's looking forward...
U2 has set March 3rd, 2009 as the release date for its 12th studio album, with the title confirmed as No Line on the Horizon. The project was written and recorded in various locations, including Morocco, New York, London and the group's own studio in Dublin, Ireland. Production...
A.F.I. is inviting fans to perform on the band's new record, which is due out sometime in the first half of 2009. According to a press release, vocalist Davey Havok says the Goth-rock group is asking its followers "to be a part of the record, very literally." The quartet is...
Nickelback has emerged on top in a new Village Voice survey of worst song lyrics of 2008, according to The Daily Swarm. The Canadian quartet took the prize for the lyrics to "Something In Your Mouth," the latest single from their recently released new CD, Dark Horse. Nickelback...
Despite claims that popular music-based video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band could point the way out of the music industry's current decline, a new report by Marketwatch.com indicates that the market for both titles may have reached its own peak. Sales for all Guitar...