Metallica are Bay Area natives, so it makes sense that they will partner with the World Series Champions -the San Francisco Giants- for the first-ever "Metallica Night." It takes place on Friday, May 3 at AT&T Park. 'Tallica will perform the national anthem and throw out the first pitch. Then the Giants will take the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers in this California battle.

Black Sabbath have talked about their new album, with Ozzy Osbourne referring to it as "Satanic blues." One track is tentatively called "God Is Dead," with Ozzy saying, "It starts off, 'God is dead,' but at the end it says, 'I don't believe that God is dead.'" Other track titles include "End of the Beginning" and "Age of Reason." Ozzy added that he doesn't pay much attention to what other artists are doing, saying, "I don't know what's going on in the music world. My wife mentions bands to me and I don't know what the fuck she's talking about. We just do what we always did." [Rolling Stone]

Deftones are working on a live vinyl retrospective spanning their entire career. On Nikki Sixx's Sixx Sense radio show, frontman Chino Moreno said, "The last week-and-a-half, I've been having to go through all these tapes-we're putting out a live vinyl set. For every record, we're going to put out like four or five songs from that time, that era. So I've been going through all these tapes from 96 and they're hard to listen to. Like seriously, I really feel we've gotten better as a band and me as a vocalist." [ThePRP]



3 Inches of Blood
will co-headline a North American tour with Goatwhore. It'll run for 23 days. The dates are below.

04/11/13 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Night Club

04/12/13 - Calgary, AB @ Gateway

04/13/13 - Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre

04/14/13 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange

04/15/13 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo Cabaret

04/16/13 - Eau Claire, WI @ House of Rock

04/17/13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's

04/18/13 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

04/19/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

04/20/13 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

04/21/13 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques

04/22/13 - Quebec, QC @ L'Agitée

04/24/13 - Charlottetown, PE @ Hunters Ale House

04/25/13 - Fredericton, NB @ Lava Vodka Bar

04/26/13 - Moncton, NB @ OC Nightclub

04/27/13 - Halifax, NS @ Michael's

04/28/13 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave

04/29/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

04/30/13 - Burlinton, VT @ Nectar's

05/01/13 - Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum

05/02/13 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

05/03/13 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House

05/04/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class

Watch 3 Inches of Blood's 'Metal Woman' Video


The Melvins will release Everybody Loves Sausages, a covers album, via Ipecac on April 30.

"This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically," explains Buzz Osborne. "We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans."

They picked unique, unexpected tracks to interpret and invited friends to assist, including Mudhoney's Mark Arm, who joins them for The Scientists' "Set It on Fire," and Neurosis' Scott Kelly, who pitches in on a cover of Venom's "Warhead."

Track Listing:

1. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)

2. Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)

3. Black Betty (Original artist unknown)

4. Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)

5. Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)

6. Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)

7. Female Trouble (Divine a.k.a. John Waters)

8. Carpe Diem (The Fugs)

9. Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)

10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)

11. Romance (Tales of Terror)

12. Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)

13. Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)

It may be bitter cold outside, especially after the blizzard that pounded the New England region. But you can thaw the chill by gawking at the hottest rock star girlfriends out there. See the beauties betrothed (sort of) to Marilyn Manson, Nikki Sixx and more. [Loudwire]