Billy Talent Drummer Aaron Solowoniuk Recovering From Open Heart Surgery
Kevin Winter, Getty Images Billy Talent drummer Aaron Solowoniuk, 37, is recovering from open heart surgery. "On Feb. 2nd, I had open heart surgery to repair a leaky aortic valve. The surgery went perfect but healing takes a while," the musician, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis, wrote on the Canadian rockers' website, noting it would a "couple of months" to recuperate.
Billy Talent’s Ian D’sa Talks About Their Upcoming Album
Billy Talent is one of Canada's leading hard rock/pop bands. They sell out stadiums, tours, and are pretty huge in Europe. Guitarist Ian D'sa has had his share of life experiences, starting musical life in high school in an indie band, to mainstream labels like Warner, Atlantic and Roadrunner...
HeavyTO Takes on Toronto With Mighty Sets From Slayer, Anvil and More
This past weekend's HeavyTO was the inaugural Toronto counterpart to the aptly named Montreal metal fest Heavy MTL. Situated in Downsview Park (ironically, also the location for the 2002 Pope-squat, the controversial two-week long Catholic convention that hosted Pope John Paul II and brought shame to the park due to massive septic flooding), the two-day fest boasted a who's who of the metal world
Hail the Villain Get the Word Out on the Road
So what does a band whose singer has been called "a star" and an "enigmatic manic personality onstage" by the person who signed them have to do when they plan to release only animated music videos? The answer -- tour. "This has been one of those things where have been having a big huge battle with us as to how people are going to see us," admits Hail the Villain fro
Billy Talent Keep It Grim on New Album
Toronto rock band Billy Talent have written songs about everything from a priest who molests children to "a friend" with multiple sclerosis, to a vitriolic rant on an ex. On their third and newest album, 'Billy Talent III,' the topics are equally, um, negative: botched suicide ("Saint Veronika"), destroyed lives ("Rusted From The Rain"), loss and death, again ("
Billy Talent’s First U.S. Recording Session Ended Up Being ‘Amazing’
Canada's Billy Talent, one of the country's biggest new rock bands, released their new album, 'Billy Talent III,' in America today and are currently on tour with Poison the Well until Oct. 9. Frontman Ben Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D'Sa, drummer Aaron Solowoniuk and bassist Jon Gallant recorded 'Billy Talent III' with Atlanta's Brendan O'Brien, producer of Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and the la
White Noise: News on Alice In Chains, Poison The Well, Municipal Waste, Dethklok and More
Illegal downloading has hobbled the music industry over the last decade, and try as they might, labels and musicians have been unable to quell online leaks and file sharing. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? Late last night, the publicists for Smashing Pumpkins issued a press release announcing that Billy Corgan, the band's sole remaining founding member, would be releasing a new album call

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