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The New MTV #22: Peace Mercutio, Deathpoint, Bleached

February 20th, 2014 1:44am EST
The New MTV #22: Peace Mercutio, Deathpoint, Bleached
Peace Mercutio - "(And That's How) Good Charlotte (Got Famous)"


File Under: Pop-Rock

Deathpoint - "Between the Lines"


File Under: Metal

Bleached - "Guys Like You"


File Under: Sunny Indie Pop

DVD Review: Black Label Society - 'Unblackened'

January 8th, 2014 2:23pm EST
Black Label Society
If you have ever wanted to see Black Label Society in a different light, then there’s has perhaps been no better chance than their Unblackened release, a quasi-acoustic release that showcases just another facet to Zakk Wylde’s already loaded musical arsenal.

This is as laid back as you’ll ever find the normally burly and bearded hard rockers, a lengthy, stripped down, symphonic setlist that harkens all the way back to the band’s 1999 release Sonic Brew (“Spoke in the Wheel”) and 2000’s Stronger Than Death (“Rust”), though the staples are here, reimagined for all to see (“The Blessed Hellri...

Slipknot 'Parting Ways' With Drummer Joey Jordison

December 13th, 2013 9:38am EST
Slipknot's drummer and founding member Joey Jordison has quit the band. The 38 year-old musician has decided to exit the group after 18 years.

A statement posted on Slipknot's website reads, "It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future."

"It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spu...

Ozzy Osbourne Says He Can't Believe Black Sabbath's 'Remarkable' Success

November 15th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Ozzy Osbourne
Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne says he struggles to believe Black Sabbath's lengthy success story.

The 64-year-old singer has been blown away by the response to the group's reunion in 2012 and their new album this year 13, the first studio LP to feature Ozzy on vocals since 1978's Never Say Die!, which topped the album charts in eight countries.

Ozzy, who is joined in the band by guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, admits he thought the group probably had just a few years ahead of them when they formed in 1968 and is astounded that 45 years on people are still so passionate ...

Motorhead Push Back European Tour Until 2014

October 30th, 2013 9:29am EDT
Motorhead have canceled all European tour dates until next year in a bid to allow frontman Lemmy to fully recover from ongoing health issues.

The 76 year-old singer has been off the road since undergoing heart surgery and suffering a "severe hematoma" earlier this year, prompting the band to scrap a number of concerts.

Lemmy tried to return to the stage at a music festival in Germany back in August but had to cut the set short due to being too weak to continue.

Now, the Ace of Spades rockers have decided to cancel all dates until February so he has time to return to full fitness.

A ...

Prince Harry And Cressida Bonas Make Appearance At James Blunt Concert

October 1st, 2013 6:50am EDT
Prince Harry
The actual fact of a relationship has been mysterious and debatable, but it's now official that Harry is once again off of the dating scene and into relationship with 24 year old society girl Cressida Bonas. She is part of the "BBB (blonde, beautiful, blueblood)" set and has been part of his circle since she was a young girl. She is friends with Princess Eugenie of York and the princess supposely fixed them up together as a couple.

Whether or not there even was a relationship was being hotly debated on gossip websites and subjected to speculation in the press, but no more! They have now ma...

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi: 'We Turned Down Ginger Baker Idea'

August 29th, 2013 10:29pm EDT
Tony Iommi
Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath ruled out recording a new album with legendary drummer Ginger Baker because they didn't want to have to deal with "problems" the unconventional former Cream member would bring with him.

Producer Rick Rubin suggested Baker as a replacement for Bill Ward after contractual issues prompted the band's original drummer to walk away from reunion plans, but guitarist Tony Iommi admits he and his band mates were not convinced the veteran rocker would be a good fit.

Iommi tells WWeek, "We put a stop on... We didn't want to go into the studio and have problems." ...

CD Review: Throw The Fight - 'What Doesn't Kill Us'

August 23rd, 2013 12:21am EDT
Throw the Fight
There are moments throughout Throw the Fight’s latest What Doesn’t Kill Us that will have you thinking that you’re listening to the second coming of Atreyu, namely the Lead Sails Paper Anchor era (and if you don’t know, this is NOT a bad thing). It should also come as no surprise to find out that What Doesn’t Kill Us was produced by John Feldmann, the same man who manned the boards for that afore mentioned Atreyu release. It’s a welcomed feeling that smacks you square in the mouth right out of the gates with the cathartic opening tandem of the chugging “Bloodshot Eyes” and vigorous “Not So ...

CD Review: Five Finger Death Punch - 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1'

August 2nd, 2013 11:32pm EDT
Five Finger Death Punch
Listen, if you’re a fan of Five Finger Death Punch, then you know what you’re in for on the bands latest, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1, and if you’ve spent some modicum of time with any of the bands previous releases, you should damn well know what to expect. But if you’re new to the FFDP game (and if you are, seriously, shame on you), then what you’re getting with The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell is a hulking beast of a record, plain and simple.

No, the review isn’t over. So keep reading. Please.

On The Wrong Side of Heaven and ...

CD Review: These Hearts - 'Yours To Take'

July 16th, 2013 11:55pm EDT
These Hearts
Popcore purveyors These Hearts take all the haters to task with their latest offering Yours To Take, an album that builds upon their prior releases, namely 2011’s Forever Ended Yesterday, and steps their game up, a next level sound evident right from the outset with “This is Love,” as These Hearts immediately dig into their contact list to enlist the help of Bert Poncet of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! on the album opener. From there on in, These Hearts aren’t afraid to display their A Day To Remember worship, and to be honest, These Hearts do this whole easycore thing pretty well, bouncing bac...