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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken with Revolver magazine about the band's ninth studio album, which is expected out later this year and will be its first all-new effort since 2003's St. Anger. Ulrich told the magazine that the group's new material "is certainly a lot more...
A source at EMI Music has dismissed reports that Coldplay will leave the company once its contract runs out. According to NME.com, the source said, "Coldplay are signed to a long-term record deal with EMI and are committed to produce a number of studio albums. The band's...
Bullet For My Valentine's new single, "Scream Aim Fire," has made an instant impact at rock radio as the band prepares to issue the album of the same name on January 29th. Singer Matt Tuck told us that the group knew it had a killer track on its hands as soon as it was written...
Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan recently told Revolver magazine that the masked nine-piece from Iowa is coming from a "different place" as it prepares to record its fourth major label album. When asked what has changed since 2004's Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses),...
Rise Against will release a digital collection of rarities on January 15th exclusively through iTunes, with all online retailers carrying it starting on the 22nd. The EP, called This Is Noise, will sell for $3.99 and feature five previously hard-to-find songs from the punk act's...
The annual South By Southwest music festival and conference is stocking up on big acts this year, including R.E.M., the Black Crowes, Daryl Hall, and Lou Reed. R.E.M. will be introducing music from its new album, Accelerate, which is due out April 1st, while the Black Crowes...
Detroit-based rapper Eminem is home recovering after dealing with a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia over the holidays. TMZ.com reports that the rapper was rushed to a Detroit area hospital over the holidays and that his weight had exceeded 200 pounds. A...
The girlfriend of late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has made several startling statements in a new interview with Guitar World magazine. According to excerpts posted at the magazine's web site, Rita Haney lays blame for Abbott's December 2004 murder...
Atreyu is getting ready to join fellow Orange County, California residents Avenged Sevenfold on this winter's Taste of Chaos tour. Although the tour doesn't begin until February 29th in Denver, Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas told us that his band is keeping busy with rehearsals...