(Metalrage) Megadeth has resumed recording its new album at mainman Dave Mustaine's Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California after the sessions were briefly "halted" when producer Johnny K (full name: John Karkazis; Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head, Staind) was "suddenly struck ill." more
(AA) After reportedly refusing a 360 deal with Universal, Blue October will return to their independent roots with their brand new album Any Man In America, due out Aug 17th via the band's own Up/Down Records with the combined energy of RED Music/Sony Distribution, MRI Associated Labels and longtime partner, Brando Records. more
(Lambgoat) Amon Amarth and As I Lay Dying will team up for a Fall tour of Europe more
(Lambgoat) Burnt By The Sun will apparently play their final show on July 20th at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. more
(The 1st Five) The Swellers and Fake Problems will be touring together later this summer with support from Daytrader. more
(BW&BK) Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie has completed the vocal recordings for the band's forthcoming album with Rush producer/engineer and former Winter Rose bandmate Richard Chycki. In an exclusive interview with BW&BK, LaBrie stated that "I didn't want anyone else around when I recorded my vocals for this album, I wanted a relaxed atmosphere, so I did them up here at home in Canada rather than in New York. The results speak for themselves, and they're fantastic." Watch for the complete interview, due to hit the BW&BK site this Sunday, June 6th. more
(SRX) Tesla, Cinderella and Kix have been named as the headliners on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise taking place in February 2012. It will also feature Y&T, Firehouse, Stryper, Black N' Blue, Lynch Mob, Keel, Eric Martin, John Corabi, Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango more
(SRX) Dio Disciples, a new band dedicated to keeping the legacy and music of Ronnie James Dio Alive, are in rehearsals to embark on their first European tour. more
(FMQB) Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Ween and Thievery Corporation will headline the Langerado Music Festival in Sunrise, FL more
(Lambgoat) Lionheart and I Declare War will co-headline a summer tour of North America with support from Molotov Solution and Armor For The Broken. more
(Metalrage) "Juggernaut Of Justice", the new album from Anvil, will be released in Europe on June 20 (three days earlier in Germany) via Spv/Steamhammer. more
(BW&BK) Lizzy Borden has confirmed they will be touring the US this summer on the Lizzy Borden summer Of Blood tour (USA) 2011. more
(Sub) The Jewish Daily Forward gets to the core of the many comparisons between musical icons Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. In their lyrics, Simon's "I" refers to himself and explores his personal anecdotes, while Dylan's "I" reflects the spirit of the time and exposes society at a meta-critical level. Musically, Simon's songs use many strange guitar chords, while Dylan's typically stick to three simple chords with a fairly consistent melody throughout the song. Simon seeks to bring the song and listener together in an emotional and rational way, while Dylan takes a more mystical approach. Read more
On this day in 1976, Wings set a new world record when they performed in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.
On this day in 1981, Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he did not play the U.K. again for five years).
On this day in 2008, U.S. guitarist and singer Bo Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida aged 79. The legendary singer and performer was known for his homemade square guitar, and influenced artists from Buddy Holly, to Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and U2. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here