Tag: Solo Record

CORY SMOOT CD Release/Memorial Show is Huge Success

On Saturday night, January 7th, 2012, the metal community took another step in dealing with the tragic death of long-time GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot by holding the first of two events in a three-show schedule of shows designed to support the Smoot Family Foundation and honor the life of this prolific artist, who died of …

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Interview: “I hate people telling me what to do, and I hate feeling boxed in.”

There’s just something refreshing about a musician interviewing another musician – you won’t typically get the same kind of questions and the same programmed answers.  With that being said, eMusic  recruited contributing writer Lenny Kaye, a good friend to Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt as well as being a writer, record collector, and Patti Smith’s guitarist since …

SLASH Sets Record Straight About COREY TAYLOR Being in Velvet Revolver

There’s been a rumor floating around the metal community that Corey Taylor, vocalist for Slipknot/Stone Sour could be the band’s new singer. Slash has laid the rumor to rest.   Slash spoke to Voterix.com, saying that there was no involvement with Velvet Revolver and Corey Taylor making music together. Slash stated: “Because of the social …

Ratt Will Not Be Active In 2011 Says Stephen Pearcy

Vocalist Stephen Pearcy has revealed that Ratt will be put on hold in 2011… with him at least. Said Pearcy in a recent Twitter posting, “RATT w/me involved will not be active 2011, maybe longer. No new record, tour, or life w/me until things R back on track! Until then, M.I.A.” In the meantime Stephen …

Metalocalypse’s Dethklok Release Signature Guitar

Now, thanks to a partnership between Gibson Guitar and Adult Swim, Metalocalypse fans can pick up their very own Dethklok “Thunderhorse” Explorer, the band’s new signature guitar from Gibson USA. That’s right: a real guitar. Gibson craftsmen collaborated with series co-creator – not to mention Berklee College of Music grad and Billboard chart-topping musician – …

SERJ TANKIAN: A Special Message For SYSTEM OF A DOWN Fans

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has released the following message: “I am extremely excited to announce the release of my new solo record, ‘Imperfect Harmonies’, on Tuesday, September 21. It represents a whole new sound, one that is a result of my musical experiences starting fromSYSTEM, to my first solo record, ‘Elect The Dead’, to …

Devin Townsend Announces First Ever Solo Headlining Tour

One of metal’s most intriguing, ominous and immensely talented figures, the mighty Devin Townsend, is extremely excited to announce that for the first time in his solo career he will be embarking on a headlining tour. This will be a special evening exploring a 15 year musical journey with Townsend performing songs spanning his entire …

SOILWORK: Drummer Announces Side-Project with Meshuggah Guitarist

Dirk Verbeuren, drummer for Swedish modern metal merchants SOILWORK, recently commented on his performance on the bands upcoming album The Panic Broadcast. He also revealed that he will be recording drums for Fredrik Thordendal of MESHUGGAH’s second solo record to be released sometime later this year: “Working on The Panic Broadcast was a fantastic opportunity …

Gene Hoglan and Brendan Small to Collaborate on Side Project

As part of Metal Injection’s coverage of the black carpet at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, Metal Injection had a chance to speak to Metalocalypse creator, Brendan Small who revealed that he is working on a musical side project with Gene Hoglan due out in the fall. Here is what he had to say: “I’m …

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