Brownell was then arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, which also left Lyman's bandmate Hampton McKnab with a broken hand and Musical Chairs singer Blake Abbey with a 12-inch wound to his arm.
Brownell was released on bail but after investigating online reports in which Lyman claimed he was called a "faggot in skinny jeans," police in Sacramento, California are now looking to charge him with a hate crime.
Officer Justin Brown says: "We took a look at the social media postings and we understand allegations of that nature. We take it very seriously." Read morehere.
Wariner tells The Tennessean, "Worlds collide. It's funny. Imagine Megadeth with steel guitar. That's what I did, and Dave Mustaine is the nicest guy in the world. Isn't that crazy? It's out of my world. You know me, I'm a traditional country guy. But the stuff I played on is awesome."
This follows Mustaine recent comments to Guitar World, "There's nothing too out of the ordinary on the record. I think probably the most noticeable thing will be how my playing with the San Diego Symphony affected some of my guitar work. Learning Vivaldi and Bach and all that, there's some stuff on the album where you can tell that made an impression on me."
Corgan had this to say about Chamberlin's return, "We're thrilled Jimmy's back in the saddle this summer to drive a super high-octane set, and it's nice to see the stars aligning around Smashing Pumpkins anew."
Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson's co-headlining The End Times tour will be kicking off on July 7th in Concord, CA at the Concord Pavilion and concluding on August 8th in Cincinnati, OH at the Riverbend Music Center.See the dates here.
But an enforcement officer happened to pass by and identified an operational policy violation, as venue doors and windows must be shut after 12.30am while live music is being performed.
Duggan said in a report: "He opened the window to let a fart out. He cracked it open for five minutes - and the inspector showed up." He tells Borderstan: "20 f***ing years with not one violation, and this is what they came up with. People get stabbed and shot in other establishments." Read morehere.
Radke's last tweet reads: "I'm signing off Twitter. Sick of your negativity, sick of your utter disgustingness, goodbye." Earlier this month, Radke launched legal action against a woman who claimed he was involved in a group sexual assault. The 25-year-old resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, alleged via Facebook that Radke and some of his entourage had attacked her, leading to a number of physical injuries.
Radke denied the allegations and filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles. He admitted having had a previous "casual intimate relationship" with the woman. He's claiming financial compensation for damage caused to his "property, trade, profession and occupation." Read more and see the blogger's videohere.
He soon explained that the altercation had been a result of technical issues, but guitarist Jason Hook later blamed it on the singer's drinking - although Spencer was more forgiving.
Now Moody tells Metal Hammer's Joe Daly: "Jeremy and I were talking backstage and we were both being human. It just sucked that I had my microphone in my hand. The saying is that you should wash your clothes at home.
"Unfortunately there were 20,000 people watching while he and I had an argument. I really f***ed up and I was so embarrassed. The fans didn't have to see that." He adds: "I'll be honest, it hurt. I love the guy. He's one of my best friends and yeah, we f***ed up. It's humiliating." Read morehere.
The magazine published the following excerpts on their website, "I never really liked heavy metal in the first place. I came from Alabama playing country music, surf rock, rockabilly, and stuff like that. I just went through a phase in my 20s where I thought it was rebellious to play heavy metal. And then I met Brann [Dailor, Mastodon drummer] and Bill [Kelliher], and they were really, really, really into heavy metal. And ever since then, I've been trying to get Mastodon to not be such a heavy metal band, because I f**king hate heavy metal, and I don't want to be in a heavy metal band."
"It would be nice if magazines and all interviews would just go fall off the face of the earth along with all the cigarette smoke and all the other f**king things I hate in life. I don't like doing interviews, I don't read interviews, I don't need to know how people go about doing things. It frustrates me to do interviews, because I have to talk about things I've talked about over and over and over and over again. So, no, there's nothing that we can talk about that involved Mastodon that I'll get excited about. After 15 years of doing this every f**king day of my life, the last thing I want to do is talk about doing it." Read morehere.
Frontman M Shadows tells Game Informer: "What we're going to do with our exclusive content is you get to see an Avenged Sevenfold crowd at Download or Mexico City.
"We're still working out the details - and kind of see what it's like on stage as one of us and playing three live tracks that you can't get anywhere else. Instead of putting out a track that everybody's already heard, these are going to be exclusive tracks just for Guitar Hero."
He says the band have a shortlist of seven tracks but haven't decided what three they'll pick for the package. Read morehere.
"'Throwback' came about through the influence of great thrash players such as Kerry King (Slayer) and Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)," explains Broderick. "They gave me the inspiration to write a tear-your-head-off, insanely fast rhythm. From there, it progressed, as I wrote, into a song that doesn't only have elements of thrash but everything in between with elements of progressive, and groove.
"I never expected 'Throwback' to be the first release off the CD, as it's not commercial, doesn't follow a typical verse-chorus-solo scheme, and is almost six minutes long," he adds. "However, when you hear the fire, emotion and brutality of the song, it becomes very clear that it was a contender to show people what Act Of Defiance is really about."
The "Throwback" video was directed by Corey Soria (Danzig), who impressed Broderick throughout the process. "It was awesome working with Corey Soria on the music video," says the guitarist. "He had the same vision as us and understood immediately what the song was trying to say and how it should look. Along with the insight he had, there was a tireless work ethic, doing different angles, pans and trying new ideas as he conceives them is an art in itself.
"When we looked at the first edit, my jaw dropped and then he came back with more that included post editing FX that added to the mood. From the camera angles, to the lighting and editing, this video far surpassed what I hoped for."
Both Broderick and Drover issued separate statements in late November - just hours apart - that they were leaving Megadeth to pursue their own musical interests.
Joined by former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner and Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand, the band have announced an August 21 release of their debut album, "Birth And The Burial", via Metal Blade Records. The record saw the group work with producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Watch the videohere.
He tells BitTorrent: "I think there's something to be said for the sound quality on vinyl. I still record to tape because I think it sounds so much better. I'm waiting to see when digital is going to be able to develop a similar tonal quality as vinyl."
He reports that vinyl packaging makes purchasing an album "more personable" and adds: "Now the packaging is gone and people are recording from their laptops and their phones.
"It's drastically changed and become much more convenient and immediate, but it's become faceless at the same time. I'm excited to see how this changes in the future."here.
"One band, two crowds, two countries - a tale of two cities indeed," says bassist Roger Glover. "From Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world - and a city unto itself - to Japan and the stately Nippon Budokan, the most revered venue in Tokyo. Each with its own distinct personality.
"Wacken is a success story beyond par, starting out humbly by two friends in a field in rural Germany and becoming one of the best organized and attended metal festivals ever. We were most impressed by the facilities, security, backstage, camping… in fact the whole production was superb.
"As was the crowd, an awesome sight from the stage, generating a palpable sense of occasion. In the sunset, we were treated to a great welcome from the sea of tattoos and black leather facing us.
"Festival crowds are unique because most people are there for the occasion itself rather than for any particular band. For us that is always a welcome challenge and a chance to connect with many who may never have seen us before. But the real stars are all in the audience. Thank you, Wacken."
"By way of contrast," Glover continues, "The Budokan is a temple of peace (except for the infamous occasion when all the seating was destroyed). 'Made In Japan was partially recorded there and we've played there many times since. For such a large space, the acoustics are excellent; this special building never ceases to impress.
"On this particular evening, we came in at the back door, climbed the cool, marble staircase and entered the familiar dressing room. Feeling like we're the only people in the building, it's hard to believe there's even an audience out there.
"But there is, young and old, sitting patiently or chatting quietly - the embodiment of civility. It's almost like the respectful hush one might find in a cathedral. But they're here to rock. And rock they do. They may be quiet while they're waiting but far from shy during the show. They gave us an unforgettable evening. Thank you, Tokyo." Check out the format details and cover arthere.
Video of the jam has been posted online. Guy did double-duty on the evening, opening the Stones' show at the city's annual event, which features more than 500 artists over an 11 day period.
The Summerfest stop at the sold-out 25,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater marks the smallest venue on the band's Zip Code North American stadium tour, which was booked to promote the expanded reissue of their 1971 classic, "Sticky Fingers."
The project includes the original album and is rounded out with alternate and unreleased tracks from the sessions. The Stones were recently joined by Brad Paisley for a performance of their 1971 classic, "Dead Flowers", in Nashville on June 17. Watch video of the Stones and Guy jamhere.
The Grammy-winning Gov't Mule mainman and former Allman Brothers guitarist collaborated with the band Railroad Earth on the 13-track title. Haynes says: "Beat Down The Dust is written in the folk-song tradition and is politically motivated. It's one of those satirical songs where the narrator's viewpoint is the opposite of my own."
Additional guests on Ashes And Dust include Grace Potter, Shawn Colvin and Mickey Raphael, while Allmans' bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones appear on Spots Of Time. Stream the new trackhere.
Bassist Mendoza recently said: "When we were in the writing process, the idea came up to write a song about Mexico. Having spent the first 15 years of my life there, I was obviously excited.
"The result is a rocking in-your-face anthem with a very strong melody and hook. It's a winner, in my opinion." The Dead Daisies have tour dates coming up with Kiss and Whitesnake, then return to the UK in December. See the dates and watch the new music videohere.
"We're amping up about making the show at Louisville's Louder Than Life," says ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. It's a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out."
Completing the line-up are Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies andmore.
The Bonnaroo stop was one of the final dates on the singer's spring North American tour in support of "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar", a trek that saw Plant postpone three concerts - in Detroit, Toronto and Chicago - due to laryngitis.
The shows have been rescheduled and added to a series of dates Plant will perform in North America in September. The singer will begin a European tour in Gloucestershire, UK on July 10. Watch the videohere.
The lineup of Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Jon Davison were on the road at the time playing dates in support of their 21st album, "Heaven & Earth."
Yes have previously previewed a performance of "Heart Of The Sunrise" from the package, which will be available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and Digital formats - with vinyl to follow at a later date.
Squire is currently undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
The bassist will receive treatment in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona over the next few months. Yes alumnus Billy Sherwood will step in for Squire on the band's previously scheduled summer tour of North America with Toto and will perform on the Cruise To The Edge event in November. Watch the new live videohere.
In the trailer, frontman Ozzy Osbourne talks about his lack of formal music training, saying: "I can hardly read English, never mind music. I don't know what key I sing in.
"I've said to people, 'I must learn to play an instrument.' And people have gone to me, 'You know what, you'd be making the biggest mistake. 'If you learn what it was all about, you'd probably lose what you already have.'" Read morehere.
Pink Floyd's The Endless River album sees them pick up three nominations for Grand Design, Album and Band/Artist of the Year. King Crimson and Steven Wilson are the only other artists with three nominations and go head-to-head in the Grand Design category. Wilson is also nominated for Band/Artist of the Year with King Crimson getting the nod for of their US Tour for Live Event. Kate Bush's first live shows in 35 years sees her nominated for Live Event and Artist of the Year, with Steve Hackett, Von Hertzen Brothers, Opeth, Public Service Broadcasting and Flying Colors also nominated for two awards.
Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine Editor says, "Prog Magazine is currently enjoying its most successful year ever in terms of sales (our current issue is 35% up year on year), and I believe we are starting to see this reflected in the way the genre is interacting with the mainstream and with the commercial successes the front runners of today's progressive scene are also enjoying. And it's been another bumper year for the genre and this is a wonderfully diverse spread of artists who find themselves worthy nominees this year, once again showing that the influence of progressive music now spreads far and wide throughout so many areas of music. And of course, the night itself is always such a memorable one. It's going to be a lot of fun with Matthew hosting for us for the first year."
Says host Matthew Wright, "I was made up to be asked. I attended in 2013 and met Steve Hillage for the first time. I spent a lot of time listening to his Green album and his stuff with Gong but I never thought I'd meet him. I also met Robert John Godfrey, who I'd seen live many times but had never met before. The experience was only marred by the fact I had to get up at 4am the next morning to do my show, so I think I might take the Friday off this time!" See the full nomination listhere.
They recently completed their Aquostic UK tour, featuring a nine-piece orchestra playing classic tracks in an alternative format. And they're gearing up for a full-power Quo trip at the end of the year.
Rossi tells Classic Rock's Johnny Sharp: "I think I've almost finished running. I'm coming up for 66. I've still got that itch to be liked and the urge to play for an audience - but I think I'm over it."
Rossi has discussed the possibility of retiring several times in the past. Quo guitarist Freddie Edwards notes: "He's always like this. Before every show he says: 'No, this is a bad idea. Shall we pull the show?' Then as soon as he gets up on stage he loves it."
Lifelong colleague Parfitt is prepared for the moment to arrive - but hopes it won't happen for at least two more years. He reflects: "Francis always wants to say this tour will be the last. And if he does want to quit, I'll do something else.
"But it would be such a shame to bow out at the 11th hour and 59th minute, before making 50 years of hits, which is just around the corner. To me that would be such an achievement. If we made it, and he wanted to call it a day then, I'd shake his hand, cuddle him and I'd say, 'Thank you. It's been amazing. What a ride!'" Read morehere.
He made his debut at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend, where they were backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Schon had the following to say to 98.7 The Gater:
"Omar hit the ground running and then some. I can't believe he played as well as he did, because he didn't really know the material, and he had to count everything off for the orchestra." Read morehere.
The inspiration for "Behind the Eyes," off the 'Moirai' EP, comes from a profound sense of knowing where we want to be as a unit and reflecting that feeling into the music. The main riff, in particular, emotes our inner desire to move forward in a powerful stride towards opening a sincere interaction with the listener. This riff is about movement and the importance of overcoming stagnancy. The feel of the chorus is intended to encourage an expression of raw emotion, but also allow for reflection in order to provide release and continue moving forward.
After a quick pause, the song picks up pace with a riff that reflects the main powerful riff in the beginning, but intensifies it as well. This leads into the middle section of the song, mainly written by Chirag [Bhatt, guitar], which sets out to intricately promote the process of dissecting, deconstructing and, finally, organizing all previously scattered feelings, moving on to the journey towards the answer. A heavy emotional bridge then mirrors the transition from detachment to acceptance, leading into an aggressive, angry, riff which serves as motivation to push forward and overcome. Shifting back into the chorus, the song emphasize the importance of feeling and reflecting.
Gyre exists by working as a combined unit to collectively deliver intense and meaningful music. Each member contributes a vital piece towards the creation of the final product.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and stream the full EPright here!