Kerry King, guitarist for Slayer, says that the band will carry on following the sudden death of guitarist and co-founder, Jeff Hanneman. The band has since recruited Gary Holt (Exodus) to replace the departed axeman. King, who spoke with Entertainment Daily News, said that the band will always have a place for Hanneman.
Kid Rock has signed on to host a new CMT special titled 20 Greatest Redneck Videos. The special is set to air June 29 at 10 pm on CMT and will feature vids from some of country's biggest acts, including Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins.
Blink-182, the Replacements and Iggy & the Stooges have all been confirmed for the upcoming Riot Fest at May Farms in Byers, Colorado. The fest goes down from September 21-22. Other acts set to play the event include Rancid, AWOLNATION, Brand New, Airborne Toxic Event, Capital Cities, Guided by Voice, Bad Religion and more.
Pink Floyd fans have unlocked the band's entire catalog on Spotify after hitting the million-stream mark last week. Though the band has been hesitant to work with Spotify, the band announced on Twitter that their entire catalog would be unlocked if fans were successful in pushing the band's 1975 track "Wish You Were Here" past a million spins.
Ozzy Osbourne's long history of drug use has surely taken its toll on the legendary Black Sabbath frontman, telling Reuters that he has even forgot years of his life. "I don't know about the rest of the guys, [but] I certainly had a good go at trying to kill myself with the alcohol and booze for all the years," he said. "I kind of missed the '90s, you know?"
The Killers played an impressive set including several covers at the Isle of Wight festival over the weekend. The Las Vegas rockers offered up their rendition of the Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four," as well as "I Think We're Alone Now," popularized by Tiffany in the 1980s. They also offered up a selection of Killers classics including "Mr. Brightside."
Megadeth address more emotional topics on their new album Super Collider than they have done on past records. Megadeth fronter Dave Mustaine explained that he wanted to take a "new angle" on the band's fourteenth release, and human relationships wound up being more of a focus: "[The album is] a little bit more about human politics this time . . ."
Bon Jovi wrapped up their two-hour set at the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend with a Rolling Stones cover. The band took the stage a half-hour later than scheduled and launched into a set that included such hits as "Keep The Faith," "You Give Love A Bad Name," "It's My Life," and "Wanted Dead or Alive." They also paid tribute to the Stones by covering "Start Me Up."
Current KISS drummer Eric Singer says he has grown weary of fans routinely asking for the original lineup to reunite. During a recent interview with Radio Nova, Singer said that fans are often more than willing to share their opinions about the band's future and direction. "The people that want to complain about 'I don't like this,' or 'I don't like that. . .'"
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill says the band's recent gigs at London's O2 Arena will likely be "tough to beat." In an update to Twitter, Nathan admitted their triumphant return to the city that helped break their career will be one for the history books. "London, 2 words. F**k Yes! Hell of a way to start a tour. Gonna be tough to beat. Thanks for the love."
Kings of Leon have signed on to appear at the upcoming Rock for Oklahoma concert planned to benefit the victims of the recent tornado in the town of Moore. The show is scheduled to take place on July 23 in Oklahoma City and will also feature the Flaming Lips. "We couldn't be more proud to lend a hand to our home state," said KOL bassist Jared Followill.
Sublime's new live offering, Three Ring Circus: Live at the Palace - October 21, 1995, is set to drop June 18, but Rolling Stone knows fans don't want to wait that long, and are streaming the full release right now online. Three Ring Circus features the group's original lineup . . .
Eric Clapton had to cancel two dates on his European tour due to back pain. The canceled shows were a June 11 date in Vienna and a June 12 date in Stuttgart. "He was looking forward to these concerts and regrets that he is not to be able to perform for the fans. He would like to apologize for any inconveniences these cancellations may cause," read a message from Clapton's team.
Megadeth's 14th studio album Super Collider has debuted at number six on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, making it the band's highest charting album since 1993's Youthanasia. Super Collider is the first Megadeth album since 1997's Cryptic Writings not to feature a lineup change from the previous album.
Black Sabbath fans got quite the surprise when the band performed their new song "End of the Beginning" during the season finale of CBS' CSI. That was an abbreviated performance, but now the band is giving fans the opportunity to see the performance in full. "I've watched every episode since it started," said bassist and CSI fan Geezer Butler . . .