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No 'Mom Jeans' For MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE
Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine introducing the song "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" during the band's April 19 concert in Tucson, Arizona can be seen below. Said Mustaine: "If I was your president…. [Chuckles] Oh, boy… I'll tell you what… There would be no fucking 'mom jeans' on this guy. [Editors' note: Mustaine was referring to an old joke about how President Obama wears mom jeans.]" He added: "Don't forget to vote. "This song is called 'Holy Wars'." President Barack Obama last month responded to critics of his "mom jeans," telling radio host Ryan Seacrest in an interview: "I've been unfairly maligned about my jeans. The truth is, generally, I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher's mound and I didn't want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I've paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well." Mustaine in 2012 revealed his "birther" opinions on a Canadian talk show, saying he doubted President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Mustaine also made headlines in August 2012 when he said on stage during a concert in Singapore that Obama was behind the shooting rampages near Denver and Milwaukee. He continued his diatribe by wondering where he was going to live "if America keeps going the way it's going, because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."
REVAMP: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Philadelphia Concert
Fan-filmed video footage of REVAMP — the Dutch band led by former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen — performing on April 17 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. REVAMP is currently touring North America as the support act for ICED EARTH and SABATON. REVAMP's second album, "Wild Card", was released in Europe on August 23, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands with Joost van den Broek (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and features guest choir parts by Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION) and Daniël de Jongh (TEXTURES). "Wild Card" track listing: 01. The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown: On The Sideline 02. The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown: The Limbic System 03. Wild Card 04. Precibus 05. Nothing 06. The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown: Neurasthenia 07. Distorted Lullabies 08. Amendatory 09. I Can Become 10. Misery's No Crime 11. Wolf and Dog 12. Sins (bonus track) The CD features additional guest appearances by Mark Jansen (EPICA), Johan van Stratum (STREAM OF PASSION) and Devin Townsend. Jansen told About.com Heavy Metal about the songwriting process for "Wild Card": "When AFTER FOREVER stopped, I didn't want to first find a band, then see if I could write with them, figure that whole thing out, then record an album. Instead I worked with people I knew would be good songwriters out of an idea how I thought it would sound like. So I worked with a German guitar player (Waldemar Sorychta) and Joost van den Broek from AFTER FOREVER. We wrote the album and played on it and hired a drummer. That's basically how it was done. Then I formed a band with the current lineup. The ambition was to continue as a band and start writing. The cool thing is that it worked. Mainly the guitarist Jord (Otto), keyboardist Ruben (Wijga) and myself came up with all the ideas. Joost became the supervisor of the whole songwriting process and producer of the album." REVAMP last year announced the addition of bassist Henk Vonk to the group's ranks. He replaced Jaap Melman, who left REVAMP before the band entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The CD was eventually completed with the help of STREAM OF PASSION bassist Johan van Stratum, who filled in on short notice and "did an amazing job to record and edit the bass parts," according to a press release. REVAMP's self-titled debut album was released in Europe on May 28, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Diecast, Miss May I & Rival Sons…
A lyric video for Miss May I’s “Refuse to Believe” is streaming! Check out “Open My Eyes” by Rival Sons… Diecast have some new dates commemorating the 10th anniversary of ‘Tearing Down Your Blue Skies‘. I Am Heresy will open… May 25 – Akron, OH May 27 – Milwaukee, WI May 28 – Appleton, WI […]
Red, Black Stone Cherry & Wes Scantlin…
Thirty seconds of a new Red track titled “Run and Escape“. The track is from the ‘Release the Panic:Recalibrated‘ album which is due April 29th. Poor Wes Scantlin… Black Stone Cherry are streaming the video for “Me and Mary Jane“. The band’s new compact disc, ‘Magic Mountain‘, is due May 6th in the United States… […]
Soundgarden, Damageplan, Candiria & More!
Why Alter Bridge Should Be One of the Biggest Bands in America Preview a new track from Man Made Machine on the YouTube! AC/DC will not retire. Studio time planned for May. Check out a demo of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun“. Previously unreleased Damageplan footage… A free MPEG-2 Audio Layer III of Miss May I […]
Seether!, Big Wreck, Crosses & More…
New Seether single in May! New Seether album in July! RIP Shane Gibson, who was Korn’s touring guitarist from 2007-2010. Big Wreck will release their new compact disc, ‘Ghosts‘, on July 15th in the United States. Canada gets it on June 10th. Will AC/DC retire? The Amity Affliction will release ‘Let the Ocean Take Me‘ […]
Release Day!!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Avenged Sevenfold – “This Means War” (Warner Bros.) – Amazon MP3 Emmure – “E” (Victory) – Amazon MP3 Separations – “Lights Out” (Imagen Records) – Amazon MP3 Silent Season – “All Us” – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Black Sabbath – ‘Complete Albums Box 1970-1978‘ (Rhino) – Amazon […]
SEVENDUST!, 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil & More!
Not sure what drug they give when you have wisdom teeth removed, but it’s awesome… The legendary SEVENDUST! are streaming a new acoustic track, “Bonfire“. 3 Doors Down have announced a new round of acoustic tour dates for the summer. The band has also starting writing for a new studio album which is due in […]
Staind & Kyng…
The Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 18th. The Rock nominees are a joke… Staind will be on tour next month. Stream Kyng’s ‘Burn the Serum‘… Antemasque – “People Forget” Set times for Welcome to Rockville have been announced over @ WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. It all goes down on April 26th and 27th. and now, […]
Kyng, Scar the Martyr & Demon Hunter…
Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Bonner has quit or been fired from the band. Kinda depends on who is speaking. Either way, he is no longer with the group. Demon Hunter’s “I Will Fail You” music video is streaming. Thirty one seconds of Kyng’s new track “Paper Heart Rose” is online. and now, a video.
Godsmack Complete Work on New Album
Big news from the Godsmack camp, as frontman Sully Erna has revealed that the band has completed work on its upcoming sixth album. Moreover, the singer promises that the disc's first single will be surfacing soon. Continue reading…
Daily Reload: Puddle of Mudd, Black Sabbath + More
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 18, 2014: Continue reading…
Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He's 'Lost a Friend' in Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne. Continue reading…
Nine Inch Nails Unleash Furious Version of 'March of the Pigs' in Australia
For those of you who felt that Nine Inch Nails have tamed a bit with age, we have one thing to say: Step … right … up! The band, in the midst of the promotion for their 'Hesitation Marks' album, dipped into their catalog for a furious live rendition of 'March of the Pigs' in Australia. Continue reading…
Guns N' Roses' 'Welcome to the Jungle' Powers New Gatorade Ad Featuring Bryce Harper
Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun 'n' games … and apparently those games are fueled by Gatorade! The thirst-quenching sports drink has selected the Guns N' Roses anthem 'Welcome to the Jungle' to soundtrack their latest advertisement, which also stars Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Continue reading…
Favorite Mark Tremonti Song – Readers Poll
On April 18, 1974, Mark Tremonti was born into the world in Detroit, Mich. Years later, the guitar great has carved out his place in rock history, delivering a string of hits with three different rock bands -- Creed, Alter Bridge and his own self-titled band Tremonti. With just shy of 20 years in the music industry, Tremonti has been part of a wealth of great songs, but which one is his best? That's the subject of this Readers Poll. Continue reading…
The Slot Vocalist Dariya 'Nookie' Stavrovich Stabbed Multiple Times by Attacker
Scary news has just been made public by Russian hard rock / metal band the Slot. A frightening altercation involving female vocalist Dariya 'Nookie' Stavrovich and an unnamed male attacker left the singer with multiple stab wounds to her neck. Nookie has been rushed to the hospital in "moderately grave" condition and the Slot have even reached out to fans to recruit potential blood donors. Continue reading…
Steel Panther Expose Behind-the-Scenes Clip From 'All You Can Eat' Photo Shoot [Exclusive]
Steel Panther have just released their latest masterpiece, 'All You Can Eat,' and once again, heavy metal has been saved. By now, we all know the tales told within the album, but what about the divine cover art? We've got the exclusive video of how Steel Panther created their personal version of The Last Supper for 'All You Can Eat.' Continue reading…