Courtney Love is a cultural lightning rod. Perhaps that's why the singer attracts such a wide cross section of fans. Currently on a short tour, Love, who hopes to release a new album and autobiography by year's end, mused about who she attracts these days and shared her always interesting opinion on the state of alt rock, the roost over which she ruled two decades ago.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustainehas revealed that the band will donate the proceeds from the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre date of Gigantour, slated for July 16, to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Mustaine feels that the heavy metal community should continue to do what it can to support the victims of the tragedy, which befell the state in May of this year.
For years, Deftones singer Chino Moreno maintained that 'Eros,' the final album the band recorded with late bassist Chi Cheng before he was injured in a car accident that left him in a semi-conscious state, would remain shelved. The singer, currently promoting his new Palms project with members of Isis, has changed his tune in the wake of Cheng's death in April 2013, intimating that the record could and should come down off the shelf where it's languished since 2008. All in due time, however.
Leave it to Black Dahlia Murder to inject a little -- actually, make it a lot of -- humor into a blackened death metal video. The clip in question is for 'Goat of Departure' and the Detroit-set video is quite the madcap adventure, so strap yourselves in.
The fans of Thirty Seconds to Mars have an ally in Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael. The musician offered his opinion on the alt rock band's meet and greet policies and behavior, noting that they wear medical gloves to protect their hands.
Machine Head have found a replacement for longtime bassist Adam Duce, who departed earlier this year. The new bassist is Jared MacEachern. Longtime fans of Machine Head and astute metalheads will recognize the musician's name, as he toured with the 'Head when he was the frontman and guitarist of North Carolina band Sanctity, who released one album ('Road to Bloodshed') on Roadrunner in '07 before splitting.
Korn will follow up 2011's 'The Path of Totality,' which found the band exploring elements of the EDM sound, with a brand new album due out this fall. Drummer Ray Luzier let the cat out of the bag regarding the release date of the new platter, which will be the Bakersfield band's eleventh, via an Instagram post.
Atlantic City, N.J. was the host city for Metallica's first-ever Orion Music + More Festival, held at Bader Field, a former municipal airport. The event debuted at the location in the shore town last summer, drawing 24,000 fans over two days. The festival moved on for 2013, settling in Detroit and taking place earlier this month. Metallica frontman James Hetfieldrecently spoke about the location switch and his comments about price gouging for hotels have divided Atlantic City officials. One key figure agrees with him, while another felt his statements were uninformed.
The Black Veil Brides better not have signed any long-term leases because they aren't going to see the inside of their apartments or living quarters much this year. The band, currently laying waste to stages on the Vans Warped Tour, has confirmed their participation in the upcoming Monster Energy Outbreak/HardDrive Live Tour.
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