Tag: Music Business

SHADOWS FALL DRUMMER Not Happy with Grammy Going to Halestorm: “Shit is rotten in the music business…”

Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner is holding no punches when giving his opinion on the Grammy going to Halestorm last night.  Bittner posted on his Facebook  page how he felt about things by saying, “How the FUCK does  Maiden,  Megadeth, LOG, and my “other family” Anthrax lose the Grammys to ________ (not gonna say the name)!!!!.  Shit is …

DYING FETUS’ John Gallagher to Guest on Louder Education

Louder Education is a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin’s Chris “Tomato” Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato’s House of Rock). Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato’s House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, …

JUDAS PRIEST Putting a Stop to Management Issues Propaganda

Apparently there’s been some brew-ha-ha within the Judas Priest / Management camp and things are getting a little heated.  Press release: Judas Priest have distanced themselves from public comments made by frontman Rob Halford’s manager in which he called other businessmen associated with the band “leaches”. It appears that Halford’s manager, John Baxter, made a …

WOLF Announces New Guitarist SIMON JOHANSSON

WOLF have parted ways with guitarist Johannes “Axeman” Losbäck and have replaced him with Simon Johansson (ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA, BIBLEBLACK, MEMORY GARDEN). Simon previously played with WOLF in 2009 when they supported W.A.S.P. for four shows. Commented Axeman: “It’s with a heavy (metal) heart that I announce that I’m stepping down from my duties in the …

SANCHEZ and 7Hard Label Announce Upcoming Release “Run The Streets”

Record Label 7Hard and the melodic rock band  Sanchez, from Sweden,  are very glad to anounce the release of their 3rd album “Run the Streets” at the 27 of May 2011 in Europe. Later this year comes the album with one bonus track in Japan and Brazil. The band Sanchez had this to say: “With …

MNEMIC Bassist Announces Last Show with Band

Bassist Tomas “Obeast” Koefoed has decided to part ways with MNEMIC: “It’s time for changes and towards fans of MNEMIC, I’m sad to announce that I have played my last shows with MNEMIC in Spain in March. Because of my forever continued dedication to music and metal, it has not been easy to make my …

Multi-Platinum Band RATT, Drummer Autobiography: ‘Tales of a RATT, Things You Shouldn’t Know’ New Interactive Book Series

This new informational book “series” will give the publishing industry a kick in the ass by inviting the world to participate in the first, as far as we know, “User Interactive” book. “Things you need to know.” RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer and “Blotzer Brothers Publishing” are embarking on a new book franchise entitled, “WANTED Things …

CHILDREN OF BODOM Keyboardist: ‘We Release An Album Just To Go On Tour For A Couple Of Months’

Sweden’s Metal Shrine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal Shrine: With Alexi [Laiho, guitar/vocals] bringing in all the stuff, the rest of you guys, do you come up with stuff as well and it all gets turned …

“It’s Asinine to Think We Could Re-Create Pantera Without Dime”, Vinnie Paul

Russia’s Darkside web site recently conducted an interview with HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott and HELLYEAH vocalist Chad Gray on November 17, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Darkside: Both of you have been in the music industry for quite a while. What would you say was the …

SLIPKNOT Frontman Says ‘S**t’ New Music Is To Blame For Illegal Downloading

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has once again spoken out in defense of illegal music downloading, insisting that no one wants to pay for “crap” new music. He tells Britain’s Kerrang! magazine, “I have a completely different take on this from a lot of other people. A lot of people in the industry want to …

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