Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Nominees


The nominees are in for Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and the class of 2013 are set to answer a few questions, though not without raising some of their own. Looking through the list, there are a few names present that seem like shoe-ins. Deep Purple, for one, are a huge name in [...]

Slipknot’s Plans to Include the Late Paul Grey in Next Record


Unless you are someone’s mother from 1999, you’re probably no longer freaked out by Slipknot‘s silly masks. If you’re a fan, you may know that the lads are actually rather sensitive individuals – particularly when it comes to the death of writer and bassist Paul Grey. And now, after a busy touring schedule of the Mayhem, [...]

Scream for me Donington! Iron Maiden Set to Headline Download 2013

Bruce Dickinson Donington or Bust

For the fifth time in their illustrious, denim, leather and zombie-laden career, Iron Maiden have announced that they will be headlining Donington’s Download Festival next year. The concert will mark the 25th anniversary of the band’s first appearance at Donington, after Monsters of Rock in 1988 and 1992, and Download in 2003 and 2007. The show will most [...]

Major Lazer’s New Album Delayed Until 2013

Major Lazer

In an unexpected turn of events, it has been announced that Major Lazer’s upcoming release, Free the Universe, has been delayed until February 19th, 2013. Originally set for a November 6th release, the record features guest appearances from Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavilion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening (of Vampire Weekend), Dev and more. [...]

Iron Maiden to Reissue First Eight Albums on Picture Disc Vinyl


There was a time when the coolness of albums was measured by how much they were able repulse your mother in the record store. The time was the 80s, and the masters of mainstream mother-repulsion were Iron Maiden, who, with their mascot Eddie the Head, created some of the most instantly recognisable album art in [...]

The Rolling Stones Recording in Paris & Preparing 50th Anniversary Announcement


50 year anniversaries don’t exactly come around all too often – especially in music artists, and especially in music artists riddled by years of drug abuse. Let us be thankful then, for the progenitors of modern blues rock and rock n’ roll The Rolling Stones, who this year celebrated their 50th anniversary. Speculation has been rife [...]

Queens of the Stone Age Confirm Return to Studio


Those who have been following the relatively lifeless Queens of the Stone Age Facebook page - praying for some hint of news in between all those Bejeweled Blitz notifications – woke up to a pleasant little surprise yesterday, as the band posted a status that simply read “recording”. The Californian fivesome, who have remained relatively unheard of since 2007′s [...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Back In Big Roles With ‘The Last Stand’


After my reported outrage at the new poster for The Expendables 2, which portrayed Sylvester Stallone as Jesus (obviously it should have been Arnold Schwarzenegger, facial hair or not), the terminator is finally getting his due. After being busy governing California, subsequently moving his plans of world domination forward one step, the 65 year-old will be making a return [...]