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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO To Be Joined By 100 Guitarists At Helsinki's Senate Square

Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM is turning the Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland into an amazing metal arena. Alexi is composing a commissioned song for the Helsinki Festival, and he is inviting 100 electric guitarists to join him in performing it on the big stage on August 14 at 6:00 p.m. In the video below, Alexi plays a short riff that he wants to see and hear you play in your auditio ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's April 20 performance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE recently entered Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording new album, due later in the year via Century Media. In an interview with Metal Nation Radio, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre spoke abou ...

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SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR Singer COREY TAYLOR's 'You're Making Me Hate You' Book Pushed Back To July

"You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left", the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, has had its release date pushed back to July 7 from the previously announced June 30 9via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group). Official book description: "In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York ...

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Video: THE RODS Joined By BENEDICTUM's VERONICA FREEMAN For Performance Of RONNIE JAMES DIO Classics

BENEDICTUM frontwoman Veronica Freeman joined THE RODS on stage Friday night (April 24) at Suzy's Tavern in Auburn, New York to perform three classics that were originally sung by Ronnie James Dio — "The Mob Rules" (BLACK SABBATH), "Heaven And Hell" (BLACK SABBATH) and "Stand Up And Shout" (DIO). Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Randy "MetalWulf" Smith from The Meta ...

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PRIMAL FEAR's MAGNUS KARLSSON Taps Former BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW Members For 'Free Fall II'

Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson is working on the follow-up to his 2013 solo album "Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall", tentatively dubbed "Free Fall II". Guest musicians set to appear on the CD include Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, ex-DEEP PURPLE), Jorn Lande (ALLEN/LANDE, ex-MASTERPLAN), Jakob Samuel (THE POODLES), Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM), Rebecca De La Motte and Jaime Salazar ...

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LEMMY's Health Issues Force MOTÖRHEAD To Cancel MONSTERS OF ROCK Appearance

MOTÖRHEAD was forced to cancel its performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Brazil earlier today (Saturday, April 25) after the band's frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, was taken ill. According to local media reports and festival organizers, MOTÖRHEAD's appearance was called off a few hours before the band was scheduled to take the stage at Arena Anhembi, São Paulo because Lemmy was suffering from gastric d ...

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Video: KROKUS Performs On 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's April 20 performance during the Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. KROKUS's U.S. tour kicked off on Monsters Of Rock cruise and will continue through a series of cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on May 6. KROKUS celebrated its 40th anniversary with a homecoming show where they began in Solothurn, Switzerland, culminati ...

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Video: New ACCEPT Lineup Performs In Rio De Janeiro

Fan-filmed video footage of ACCEPT's April 23 performance at Vivo Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. ACCEPT earlier in the month announced the addition of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams to the group's ranks. ACCEPT parted ways with guitarist Herman Frank and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann last December. The band explained in a statement at the time: ...

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AC/DC Drummer CHRIS SLADE To Host Clinic In Dublin

AC/DC drummer Chris Slade has announced details of an exclusive U.K. and Ireland drum clinic at Whelan's on Tuesday, June 30, the day before AC/DC play the Aviva Stadium. Tickets go on sale at 9.00 a.m. on Friday, May 1. Strictly over 18s. This up-close-and-personal clinic aimed at the hardcore AC/DC fan provides fans the ability to meet, hang and chat with Mr. Thunderstruck himself in a very intimate envir ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says He Turned Down Opportunity To Star In 'Rock Of Love' Reality Dating Series

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he was once offered an opportunity to appear in "Rock Of Love", VH1's hit reality dating series in which 25 women would comete to be his girlfriend. The three seasons of "Rock Of Love" — which aired between 2007 and 2009 — featured POISON singer Bret Michaels as a lothario who searched for the woman of his dreams amid a sea of implants, tattoos and thongs. A fourth s ...

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