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Stone Sour Cancels Tour After Drummer Has A Stroke

5/18/2011 8:33am EDT
Stone Sour
Stone Sour cancelled the rest of their U.S. tour after drummer Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke.

The group was performing in their home town of Des Moines, Iowa, last week when Mayorga fell ill following the gig.

And now the band has scrapped the rest of their dates to allow the musician time to recover.

A statement on the band's website reads, "It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the remaining dates on our current headline tour. Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines. He's doing great and is expecte...

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...

A Conversation With Sameer Bhattacharya Of Flyleaf

12/28/2009 4:29pm EST
Sure, sure. I have heard it all already. Everyone I know that is a fan of Flyleaf is upset that the band made the decision to take the road less traveled for them, one with less screams and a tad less aggression on their new album, Memento Mori. Yeah, their self titled album was teeming with a certain kind of rawness, a certain power all its own. This time out they took the path of melody and concentrated more of their hooks than anything else and guess what, it worked perfectly. Memento Mori is a great next step for the band, a natural progression if you will. So those that are miffed, res...

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...

Coheed And Cambria To Hit The Road Supporting Linkin Park

11/30/2007 2:01pm EST
Coheed and Cambria
Columbia Records is proud to announce that Coheed and Cambria will be supporting Linkin Park on all dates of their upcoming national tour. The tour goes from February 12 to March 10 and will be hitting 19 cities, including Madison Square Garden in New York. The dates come on the heels of Coheed's successful sold-out 25-date national headlining tour that wrapped at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on November 29, 2007.

In their live review of the Los Angeles show at The Wiltern, the "LA Times" raved: "Self-indulgence is frequently seen as a crime in modern rock music, but without it th...

Coheed And Cambria Organize Alzheimer's Benefit

10/15/2007 12:43pm EDT
Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria have organized a benefit show in New York City for Alzheimer's Disease on October 19, 2007 at the Highline Ballroom, as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. The band has joined forces with the New York Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association ( for what's billed as "A concert to help end Alzheimer's."

Coheed will perform a full set with some surprises at this rare club appearance. All proceeds from the concert will go to the organization, and donations will be requested online.

On October 23rd, Coheed and Cambria will release its new album, No World For ...

Family Values Tour Expands With Second Stage And 'Guitar Hero II' Competition!

7/4/2007 9:00am EDT
This summer's biggest tour, Family Values, has teamed up with RedOctane's Guitar Hero to sponsor a second stage on the tour with an additional five bands making a total of 13 acts performing. A likely pairing, rock's biggest outing including co-headliners Korn and Evanescence, Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium partnered with the ultimate rock star experience, Guitar Hero, will foster hot newcomers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro, Twin Method and others to be announced shortly, on the second stage all for an added value and the best-priced lawn tickets of the summer at $9.99!


Iron Maiden's "Death On The Road" Finally Hits DVD Jan. 30

1/9/2007 5:16pm EST
Iron Maiden
Released nearly a year ago in their native England, Iron Maiden's latest live DVD, Death on the Road, will finally be receiving a much-deserved U.S. release on January 30. Filmed at the Westenfalenhalle Arena in Dortmund, Germany, the performance was personally edited by founding member/bassist Steve Harris, to fully capture the magnificent stage production and to cut right to the heart and the electricity of the band’s performance.

"We realize that the fans have been made to wait a little longer than planned for the DVD to come out," admits Harris. "We won't settle for anything but ...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

12/31/2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

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