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10 Epic Walls of Death
Perhaps the most bad ass and dangerous ritual you can experience in a mosh pit is the infamous wall of death.
10 Most Epic Stage Dives [Watch]
The stage dive is always a crapshoot. It could be an epic success or a colossal failure. Since the early days of Iggy Pop leaping into crowds, it's been a staple at hard rock and metal shows for decades.
GWAR Frontman Dave ‘Oderus Urungus’ Brockie Dead at 50
It's with great sadness that we report the death of GWAR frontman Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie. According to various sources, Brockie's body was found on the evening of March 23.
What Do Slipknot Look Like Without the Masks?
Click below to see pictures of every Slipknot member unmasked, including the band's late bassist Paul Gray. Behold, the true faces of Slipknot.
Check Out the Supreme Goddesses of Rock
Rock and metal used to be a boys' club, but as music continues to evolve, the role of female musicians has greatly increased within the genres. In the present day, women either front or perform in some of mainstream music and underground music's most celebrated hard rock and metal bands, s…
Fire at Ozzy Osbourne Home Possibly Extinguishes $12 Million Sale to Pop Star Jessica Simp…
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were recently the victims of a fire at their Beverly Hills home after forgetting to put out a candle before going to bed, but according to new sources, the 'Prince of Darkness' and his wife were not the only ones affected by the blaze. Pop singer Jessica Simpson was reported…
2013 Must-See Rock + Metal Concerts
The year 2013 is shaping up to be a mammoth one for rock and metal concerts. Already, there is an incredible list of talented bands already set to deliver blistering sets of hard-rocking music to North America this year. To prepare you for the pits of 2013, we've put together comprehensive list…
Ozzy Osbourne Suffers Injuries in House Fire
A freak fire in the home of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne early this morning (Jan. 17) has left metal music's 'Prince of Darkness' with singed hair, no eyebrows, minor burns to his face and a setback to an existing hand injury.
Alice in Chains Announce Spring 2013 U.S. Tour
As excitement for Alice in Chains' 2013 as-yet-untitled album continues to build, fans have been gifted with more good news from the band. Alice in Chains have just announced a month-long U.S. tour beginning in Miami Beach, Fla., on April 25.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reveals Parallel Universe Storyline for 3D Film, Gives Update on N…
Metallica fans have been drooling for the band's upcoming 3D concert film ever since the band filmed footage for the movie over the summer of 2012. Small details have been revealed by band members, but this latest revelation put forth by drummer Lars Ulrich may be the most captivating piece of …
Kurt Cobain Documentary Filmmaker Inspired by ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’ Movie
A new Kurt Cobain documentary film is currently being planned for a 2014 release, and it aims to delve into the true spirit of the late Nirvana frontman. As popular as Cobain remains, the musician's life continues to be somewhat of an enigma even among his most rabid fans. In an attempt to peel thro…
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Receives Apology From Men’s Wearhouse After Posting Facebook Rant
Shortly before the new year, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine became the victim of a terrible injustice perpetuated by corporate America. The thrash frontman simply wished to bestow his beloved tour manager Jim Carroccio with a Men's Wearhouse gift certificate via mail, but alas, the gift certific…
Metallica + Red Hot Chili Peppers Among Highest Grossing Touring Acts of 2012
The numbers are in for the highest grossing touring acts of 2012, and there are a few surprises peppered into the list. What isn't surprising, however, is that Metallica were the biggest draw of any hard rock act in 2012, followed closely by bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Goes on Facebook Rant About Men’s Warehouse
Breaking news from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine! According to the legendary thrash musician, the Men's Warehouse shop in Salt Lake City, Utah, has sub-par delivery service. That's right: As of 11:11 PM PST on Dec. 28, 2012, Megadeth tour manager Jim Carroccio was yet to receive a gift certificate…
Campaign Launches to Rename Birmingham Airport After Ozzy Osbourne
Thanks to Black Sabbath, the city of Birmingham, England, can arguably be called the birthplace of heavy metal. Now, Black Sabbath’s first manager, Jim Simpson, is leading the charge to rename Birmingham Airport after the band’s iconic singer, Ozzy Osbourne.
90-Year-Old Actor Christopher Lee Releases Heavy Metal Versions of Classic Christmas Songs
Love metal? Dig Christmas? Then let legendary actor Christopher Lee entertain you with heavy metal versions of classic Christmas songs.
Soundgarden Recruit Dave Grohl to Direct Video for ‘By Crooked Steps’
When Dave Grohl isn't working on his 'Sound City' documentary and jamming with Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, his former Nirvana bandmates or Paul McCartney, he's hanging out with his friends in Soundgarden to direct the band's latest video.
Tool’s Upcoming Album ‘More Than Halfway’ Done
Keep salivating, Tool fans, because we've got another update on the band's upcoming fifth studio album. In a recent post on Tool's official website, an in-depth statement has been released, revealing that the psychotropic four-piece are possibly "more than halfway" f…
Lars Ulrich Confirms Metallica Have Begun Work on 10th Studio Album
Worry not, Metallica fans, for your thrash heroes have officially begun the writing process for a new album. As the follow-up to the band's 2008 album, 'Death Magnetic,' the as-yet-untitled album has so far been described by drummer Lars Ulrich as "heavy," "…
New Species of Tarantula Named After Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine
Scientists love metal, it's a fact. With the metal gods guiding his way, Brent E. Hendrixson, Ph.D. discovered a new species of tarantula in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. After Hendrixson uncovered the spider, he put down his guitar and wiped off his corpse paint, held the tarant…