Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

Legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at 11AM PT today. Hanneman had contracted the skin tissue disease necrotizing fasciitis, most likely from a spider bite, in early 2011, and had not been touring with the band since that time. He has remained an official member of Slayer as Exodus guitarist Gary Holt took his place… More…

Former Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr Dies at 56

Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has died at the age of 56. The legendary musician had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for many years, and although an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, the band reports that Burr passed away in his sleep last night at his home. Clive Burr joined… More…

Scott Weiland Responds to Termination From Stone Temple Pilots

No one wants to work with Scott Weiland! Scott Weiland is now weighing in with his own official response to today’s news that he has been fired from Stone Temple Pilots. The vocalist stated as recently as yesterday that all was still good with his longtime band, telling Rolling Stone, “STP has not broken up…. More…

Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin’s Ex-Wife Claims He Stole Her Car

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin may have a little more legal trouble on the horizon. The musician’s ex-wife claims that Scantlin stole her car this past week. According to TMZ, Jessica Scantlin claims she woke up Monday morning (Feb. 18) to discover that her Honda Pilot had been taken from her home. Jessica stated… More…

Tool Unleashing Limited-Edition ‘Opiate’ EP Reissue

It’s still up in the air whether Tool will release a new album in 2013, but we do know they will be reissuing their debut EP ‘Opiate.’ The band will mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release with a handcrafted, limited-edition package.The special edition will be released March 26, limited to just 5,000 copies. It… More…

Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Dismissed From Australian Tour After Financial Dispute

Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has just detonated a pipe bomb regarding the thrash band’s business dealings and internal turmoil. One week ago, on Valentine’s Day, Lombardo was notified by the band’s lawyers that his services behind the kit would not be needed for Slayer’s upcoming Australian tour dates. The entire story feels beyond odd and incredibly… More…

Pantera’s Phil Anselmo: ‘It’s a Shame’ Vinnie Paul Never Reached Out to Me

The rift between longtime Pantera bandmates Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul has been well documented, but that hasn’t kept Anselmo from offering olive branches to open communication in the media over the years. The former Pantera frontman once again opened up about his onetime band and their disintegrated relationships in Revolver magazine’s latest issue, which… More…