IRON MAIDEN Collaborates With Toy And Apparel Company SUPER7

According to Figures.com, San Francisco-based designer toy and apparel company Super7 has announce a special collaborative event with heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN and renowned entertainment print company Acme Archives Limited. The IRON MAIDEN pop-up shop will be at the Super7 San Francisco store for one week — from Saturday, July 1 through Saturday, July 8. The event coincides with the band’s Bay Area concert in Oakland at Oracle Arena on July 5. The IRON MAIDEN pop-up shop will feature official limited-edition silkscreen prints from Acme Archives and exclusive Super7 items for sale. There will also be a sneak peek … Continue reading

CLUTCH To Release 'Psychic Rockers From West Group' Box Set

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a box set titled “Psychic Rockers From The West Group” tomorrow (Friday, June 23) via Weathermaker Music. “Psychic Rockers From The West Group” is a five-CD-and-one-DVD package that contains “El Rojo” from CLUTCH‘s instrumental blues jam side project THE BAKERTON GROUP, “Strange Cousins From The West”, “Earth Rocker Deluxe” (two CDs + one DVD) and the latest CLUTCH release, “Psychic Warfare”. This is a limited release, handnumbered and signed by all band members on the back. “The ‘Psychic Rockers From The West Group’ is a well-priced little box set of our three last releases and … Continue reading

COREY TAYLOR Visits Paralyzed Fan In Hospital

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor recently visited a paralyzed fan in a San Diego hospital. On May 15, Aaron Foley was struck by a pickup truck, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. A huge fan of all of Taylor‘s projects, Foley had met the singer several times in the past, including at the video shoot for the recently released song “Fabuless”. With the help of a local radio station, Aaron‘s mother reached out to Taylor to set up a personal visit to her son. Much to Aaron‘s surprise, Taylor turned up at the hospital, rendering Foley speechless. … Continue reading

CHRIS CORNELL To Appear On Album Of JOHNNY CASH Poems

According to The Pulse Of Radio, late SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell will appear on a new album that features poems written by Johnny Cash set to music. The project is titled “Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music” and is the creation of Cash‘s son John Carter Cash, who is also producing the set. The younger Cash published a book of his father’s previously unavailable poems last year, titled “Forever Words: The Unknown Poems”. News that Cornell had contributed to the project surfaced last week via country artist Jamey Johnson, who told the Kentucky Country Music blog: “John Carter has a … Continue reading

BLACK SABBATH To Release 'The Ten Year War' Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set In September

A foreboding storm is gathering overhead. Bells toll, lighting cracks, rain falls…something dark and sinister is heading this way. It’s 1970 and four guys from Birmingham, with the release of their debut self-titled album, have single-handedly created what would become known forever as heavy metal. It was a singular moment of crushing heaviness that would define the genre for years to come. The sixties were over. Charles Manson and his knife wielding followers had put a violent end to peace and love and the optimism and hope of the decade had vanished. As the seventies came down like a dark … Continue reading

GENE SIMMONS Abandons 'Horns' Hand Gesture Trademark Application

Less than two weeks after KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons filed an application for a trademark on the so-called “devil’s horns” hand gesture, he appears to have had a change of heart. On June 20, Simmons expressly abandoned the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Simmons filed an application on June 9 with the USPTO for a trademark on the hand signal fans and rockers alike hold up during shows, in which the index and pinkie fingers are extended, the middle and ring finger are curled into the palm, and the thumb either sticks out from the hand … Continue reading

RATT's WARREN DEMARTINI: Video Footage Of THE MUSIC ZOO Event

On April 25, Warren DeMartini of RATT took part in a special event at The Music Zoo in Roslyn, New York. Hosted by Andy Aledort of Guitar World, the night featured a conversation segment with Warren talking about his Charvel series, along with guitar demonstrations and a question-and-answer session. Check out video footage below. The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — DeMartini, singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier — has played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the midst of a highly publiced legal battle with drummer Bobby Blotzer … Continue reading

EICCA TOPPINEN: No New APOCALYPTICA Album Until End Of 2018 At The Earliest

Fans of APOCALYPTICA will have to wait until at least the end of 2018 before they hear the follow-up to the band’s 2015 album, “Shadowmaker”. The Finnish cello rockers have spent the last few months touring in support of the twentieth-anniversary re-release of the band’s epic debut, “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos”. Asked by TotalRock Radio at this month’s Sweden Rock Festival what APOCALYPTICA‘s plans are for the foreseeable future, Eicca Toppinen said (see video below): “We are touring with this [‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’] concept. We do the festival season in Europe. In September, we do North America, … Continue reading