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These Songs Were Made With The Cemetery In Mind

8/28/2015 3:24pm EDT
10 Songs About Death And Burial
Death is an eerie thing – understatement to the nth degree. Still, it’s real-life and as uncomfortable a topic it may be, it must be discussed. In the context of this article, death is approached from the postmortem practice of burial. There are no references to embalming, mummification or cremation. Who in their right mind would write a song about those things anyways? Well maybe somebody, but it doesn’t happen here! Still, these joints have the cemetery in mind.

1) Rick Ross featuring T.I., “Bury Me A G” (Self Made Volume 2, 2012)

On “Bury Me A G,” Rick Ross doesn’t seem to care a...

Metallica Launching Two Day Music Festival

2/8/2012 8:40am EST
Rockers Metallica have launched their own music festival.

The Orion Music + More event will be staged at Bader Field in New Jersey on June 23rd - 24th and the band will headline.

A post on the Metallica website reads, "After many years of playing at legendary festivals around the world including Reading, Roskilde, Werchter, Rock Im Ring, Rock In Rio, Lollapalooza and countless others, we're hoping to spread the good times and diverse musical feel here in the States..."

Drummer Lars Ulrich adds, "We've had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun ...

Avenged Sevenfold Donating Cash To Mark 9/11 Anniversary

9/6/2011 11:18am EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
Rockers Avenged Sevenfold are showing off their caring side by donating money to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America.

Sunday will mark 10 years since 3,000 people died after New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Virginia were struck by suicide bombers.

And to honor the victims of the tragedy, Avenged Sevenfold are teaming up with the Rockstar Uproar Festival and Connecticut radio station WCCC to raise cash for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The heavy metal band and bosses at the f...

Rob Zombie Rules The 2011 Golden God Awards

6/14/2011 1:42pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie was the toast of the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in London on Monday as he was handed the night's top prize in front of an audience dressed as the undead in his honor.

The rocker/director was presented with the Golden God 2011 prize by music veteran Alice Cooper during a ceremony at the British capital's IndigO2 venue to mark his stellar 26-year career.

The night was made extra special for the star as hundreds of attendees turned out in zombie costumes as a special tribute.

Other awards went to Iron Maiden, who claimed the title of Best U.K. Band, and Judas Priest, who l...

My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Kerrang! Awards

5/4/2011 8:29am EDT
My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance are leading this year's Kerrang! Awards with nominations in five categories, including best band.

Readers of the British magazine voted the group's record Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys for Best Album, while the rockers are also nominated in categories for Best International Band, Best Live, Best Single for Planetary (GO!), and Best Video (Na Na Na).

Frontman Gerard Way says in a statement, "The U.K. has always been one of our favorite places to play as band, and we are so grateful for these nominations and the continued support from Kerrang!, i...

Avenged Sevenfold Dominate The 2011 Golden Gods Awards

4/21/2011 3:52pm EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold were crowned the most talented musicians in rock on Wednesday after sweeping the board with four prizes at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Frontman M. Shadows beat Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson to claim Best Vocalist, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named joint winners for Best Guitarist.

Former bandmate Mike Portnoy, who was temporarily drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, also triumphed by taking the Best Drummer title. He did not attend the ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, but sent in a ...

Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

2/25/2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...

Papa Roach To Release 'Metamorphosis' On March 24

1/19/2009 6:00pm EST
Papa Roach
Papa Roach will release their forthcoming fifth studio album, Metamorphosis on March 24th through DGC/Interscope Records. Co-Produced by Jay Baumgardner and Papa Roach with additional co-production by James Michael on six of the tracks, the new album conjures a vicious, vibrant intensity that is raw, relevant and ready to rock. The multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Northern California quartet is back with their album of the decade.

Papa Roach is Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass), Jerry Horton (guitar) and new member (ex-Unwritten Law's) Tony Palermo (drums). Since...

The Learning Curve: A Fresh Crop Of New Bands To Try

1/13/2009 10:20am EST
Driver Side Impact
(The Learning Curve) Red and the Confession bring the heavy, Driver Side Impact and Fair to Midland bring post-hardcore goodness that we all know and love and Black Light Burns features a familiar face playing unfamiliar music.

This week we get introduced to another fresh crop of bands for your aural pleasure, and there are good ones tossed in the mix.

Again, there is something for everyone in this weeks' lesson. We have some emo stuff, metal stuff, and as always some good rock and roll.


1.) Driver Side Impact - Emo/Post-Hardcore

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Buckcherry Announces Winter '09 Tour Dates

12/17/2008 6:00pm EST
Buckcherry have just released a live video performance of their new single, "Rescue Me." The clip was filmed in Japan during their recent tour there supporting Black Butterfly.

Building on the success of their current co-headlining tour, Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry have announced the next leg beginning on January 28th in Salt Lake City, UT. The next dates on the arena tour include Papa Roach and Saving Abel, offering fans 4 bands for under $40.00. The Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold package is considered to be one of the three major successful rock tours of the season, along wi...

Saving Abel To Open For Nickelback On 34-City Arena Tour

12/3/2008 5:15pm EST
Saving Abel
Breakout rock band Saving Abel will Join Seether as openers for Nickelback on their North American tour beginning February 25th in Nashville, TN (full schedule below). Saving Abel's largest outing to date will hit arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 5th at

"We're thrilled to be opening for Nickelback. It's crazy, a year ago we were playing small bars and clubs around Memphis and now we're touring the country in a bus and will be playing with one of the biggest touring rock bands in arenas," said Saving Abel frontman Ja...

Priestess Enter The Studio For Early 2009 Release

10/8/2008 5:30pm EDT
Montreal foursome Priestess is recording tracks this fall in Los Angeles with producer Dave Schiffman (Anti-Flag, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down) for the band's follow-up to its acclaimed 2006 debut, Hello Master. After leaving the studio, Priestess will tour Canada and the Northeastern U.S. this winter, performing new material from the upcoming album set for an early 2009.

"I'm happy to say that it's going extremely well," says the Priestess frontman, Mikey Heppner, who couldn't hide his excitement to finally be back in the studio "Coming from a dude who has only made one record...

Buckcherry Scores First Top 10 Album With 'Black Butterfly'

9/25/2008 5:00pm EDT
Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic Records hard rock band Buckcherry scored their first Top 10 album today on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart with Black Butterfly, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2006's RIAA-certified platinum 15.

Black Butterfly debuted at #8 on the chart, the highest debuting rock album.

"Buckcherry keeps letting it rip," said People magazine in a 3/4 star review of the album.

"There's no denying it, Buckcherry is what in-your-face rock 'n' roll is all about." — Associated Press

Dubbed the Next Great American Rock Band, Buckcherry, who just two y...

Saving Abel Set To Rock First Obama / McCain Presidential Debate

9/24/2008 6:00pm EDT
Saving Abel
After spending the summer opening for some of the biggest names in rock music, Virgin Records rock-quintet Saving Abel have announced that they will open for the biggest names in politics, playing at the first Obama / McCain Presidential debate on Sep. 26 at the University of Mississippi. The free show which begins at 12:00pm also includes Paul Thorn, Josh Kelley and the North Mississippi Allstars. Saving Abel will make a pit-stop at the U of M to play the pre-debate show before their gig at Big Spring Jam in Huntsville, AL that evening, part of their current outing with Buckcherry and S...

Buckcherry Tour: 3 Acts For The Price Of 1; 'Black Butterfly' Out Tuesday

9/14/2008 11:45am EDT
Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic recording group Buckcherry will continue on their upcoming tour as planned, despite the announcement that Avenged Sevenfold has had to cancel their performances in September and early October. The dates, originally billed as co-headline dates with Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry, will see Buckcherry supported by Shinedown and Saving Abel.

"We're glad to hear that Shadows is fine, and can't wait to get out on the road with the band in November," said Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd. "We have a great show planned, and we are pumped to get on the road behind...

Platinum-Certified Hard Rockers Buckcherry Announce New Album, 'Black Butterfly'

7/21/2008 8:00pm EDT
Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic recording group Buckcherry has announced early details of its hugely anticipated fourth album, Black Butterfly. The album – which follows 2006's RIAA platinum-certified blockbuster, 15 – arrives in stores at all digital retailers on September 16th.

"Too Drunk…," a featured track from Black Butterfly, recently appeared online at a number of BitTorrent sites. Buckcherry has released an official statement regarding the song's unscheduled arrival, declaring, "Honestly, we hate it when this shit happens, because we want our FANS to have any new songs first."

'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

7/14/2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...

'Rock Band' Adds New Music From Offspring, Avenged Sevenfold And Crooked X

6/16/2008 7:00pm EDT
Rock Band
Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that on June 17th, new music from The Offspring and guitar-heavy tracks from Avenged Sevenfold and Crooked X will be added to the Rock Band™ catalog of downloadable content.

Rock Band™ gamers will be among the first to hear and play "Hammerhead," the lead single from The Offspring's highly anticipated new album, Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, due in stores on June 17th. The album is The Offspring's first release of new material since 2003's Splinter.

Fans of Huntington Beach, CA-based band Avenged Sevenfold will enjoy the dual guitar action on...

Can Guitar Hero Top Itself?

4/10/2008 2:30pm EDT
Guitar Hero
When the first Guitar Hero was released for the Playstation 2 in November 2005, it was met with both critical acclaim and a lot of buzz: a video game that substituted a simulated guitar for the standard controller? Why, it was unheard of! The game sold a modest 1.5 million copies and was popular enough to launch an entire franchise that has only gotten better with time.

Take, for example, the setlists. The original game, with a mere 47 songs, was composed of almost entirely cover versions. Guitar Hero II, on the other hand, contained 64 songs, four of which were actually recorded by th...

Idiot Pilot Drops Second Album Titled 'Wolves'

2/18/2008 8:30pm EST
Idiot Pilot
Idiot Pilot, atmospheric rock duo from Bellingham, WA, released their second album for Reprise Records, titled Wolves, on February 12.

The album (which was released digitally October 2, 2007 via online retailers) is currently #49 on CMJ's Top 200 chart and was named Top 10 Most Added its first week out.

An album with strong roots in alternative rock and ambient sound, Wolves also blends electronic elements with Anderson and Harris' post-hardcore influences. Produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Glassjaw) and co-produced by Mark Hoppus (bassist for +44, Blink-182), the album...

Slipknot And Disturbed Top The Bill On The First Annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

2/1/2008 8:00pm EST
In what's sure to be the hottest concert ticket of the summer, multi-platinum rock acts Slipknot and Disturbed will lead the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, a riotous road show packed with some of hard music's most influential artists and a plethora of the genre's most exciting young voices. The tour is set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle and will hit 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August (a full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks).

Joining Slipknot and Disturbed on the main stage will be DragonForce...

Idiot Pilot To Join 2008 Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour

1/20/2008 11:30am EST
Idiot Pilot
This winter, Bellingham, WA-based atmospheric rock duo Idiot Pilot will join Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, and Blessthefall for the fourth annual Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour.

In an unprecedented move for the tour-- the only worldwide lifestyle festival of its kind-- Idiot Pilot will be performing two special sets each night in the venues' concourses

The Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour is scheduled to hit 43 cities in the U.S. and Canada between February and April 2008, beginning February 29th in Denver, CO. Tickets are on sale now at www.rockstartasteofchaos.c...

Up-And-Coming Music: Black Tide

10/11/2007 6:00pm EDT
Black Tide
Black Tide burst onto the metal scene with a month long stint opening up the main stage of Ozzfest. Now with sights set on an early 2008 release of Light >From Above, their major label debut on Interscope Records, Black Tide will call the road home over the coming months as they rock the stage with Avenged Sevenfold. Black Tide is a band you have to see to believe with members ranging in age from 14-19 who shred like the legends who inspired them.

Black Tide not only embrace the charisma, character and unwavering attitude of those who shredded before them, but they do so in a manner t...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

8/1/2007 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (1978), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933), Moby Dick author Herman Melville (1819; d. 1889), and explorer William Clark (1770; d. 1838).

Celebrity Birthdays, July 31

7/31/2007 3:00am EDT
Dean Cain
Happy Birthday to Avenged Sevenfold singer Matthew Sanders (1981), actress Annie Parisse (1976), English actress Emilia Fox (1974), "Lois and Clark" star Dean Cain (1966), "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling> (1965), The Corrs singer Jim Corr (1964), "Blade" star Wesley Snipes (1962), Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (1958), R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry (1958), pianist Hank Jones (1918), "BloodRayne" actress Geraldine Chaplin (1944), jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell (1931), and "Knots Landing" actor Don Murray (1929).

Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

7/7/2007 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985), baseball legend Satchel Paige (1906; d. 1982), and Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887; d. 1985).

Good Charlotte To Release Fourth Studio Album, 'Good Morning Revival,' March 27

2/23/2007 12:02pm EST
Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte will launch today. The site allows fans to personalize the video for "The River," the first single off their fourth studio album Good Morning Revival, set for release March 27 on Epic/Daylight. Users will be able to create their own customized version of the video by uploading up to ten personal photos which will be incorporated onto huge screens in the background. Fans can then watch the video, send it to their friends, use the link that is generated to post their personalized video on social networking sites and get a co-directing credit on their video.


Listen To Good Charlotte's Latest Single, "The River"

1/31/2007 3:05pm EST
Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte are on the verge of releasing their fourth album, "Good Morning Revival."

Check out the band's latest single, "The River," featuring guest vocals from M. Shadows and a guitar solo from Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold. You can get more information about the album on Good Charlotte's website,

Good Charlotte "The River":

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Visit Good Charlotte's Starpulse Page for a gallery of photos, biography, recent and archived news, and much more!

(Streaming audio and/or video links may expir...
READ MORE's Music To Look For In 2007

1/4/2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.


Jamie Kennedy To Host 'Chainsaw Awards'

9/20/2006 10:54am EDT
Jamie Kennedy
Jamie Kennedy will serve as host for the first-ever televised "fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards" to be held Sunday, October 15, at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Categories include: "Best Butcher (Villain)," "Chick You Don't Want to Mess With," "Creepiest Kid," "Prince of Darkness (Darkest Male in a Music Video)," "Best Video Inspired By A Horror Film" and "Femme Fatale (Most Evil Female Character in a Music Video)."

Buzz bands 30 Seconds To Mars and Avenged Sevenfold have signed on to lead the list of acts to perform during the telecast. Rob Zombie and his actress wife Sheri Moon Zo...