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Photos: Rockers on the Beach

Photos: Rockers on the Beach

It’s summer, man. School’s out and it’s time for fun in the sun–when even the most permanently scowly-faced rockers can unwind a little, stretch out, and chillax, break out the teeny-tiny bikinis and man-kinis and work on that tan. So slather on the sunblock, lay back on the sand, and check out our gallery of […]

Update: AC/DC Frontman Says It’s “Very Likely” Band Will Tour in 2014

Update: AC/DC Frontman Says It’s “Very Likely” Band Will Tour in 2014

According to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, AC/DC are “very likely” to tour before the end of the year. Johnson posted the news on his auto-racing website. While thanking fans for their support for his U.K. TV series, Cars That Rock, he added: “[futureusgalleryThis] was my first ever go at presenting a TV series — and […]

Report: AC/DC to Call It Quits Due to Malcolm Young’s Illness?

Report: AC/DC to Call It Quits Due to Malcolm Young’s Illness?

According to several media reports posted earlier today (mostly out of Australia), AC/DC might be calling it quits very soon — due to the serious illness of guitarist Malcolm Young. Perth, Australia, radio station 6PR reported that Young, 61, and his family are moving back to Australia due to Young’s illness; entertainment commentator Peter Ford […]

Halestorm Announce New Release, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP

Halestorm Announce New Release, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP

Halestorm have unveiled details of their new EP, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP, which will arrive on October 15. The EP marks the acclaimed hard-rock band’s follow-up to 2011’s ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP. As with its predecessor, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP sees Halestorm putting their distinctive spin on a eclectic collection of classic songs, […]

Video: The Badpiper — a Flame-Shooting Bagpiper — Plays AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”

Video: The Badpiper — a Flame-Shooting Bagpiper — Plays AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”

The Badpiper, aka “the world’s only flame-throwing, leather clad, heavily tattooed punk rock warrior,” recently performed AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” on the streets of Fremantle, Australia. And lucky you — you get to see it below. We don’t know much about the Badpiper, except that he’s really not bad at all, and he has a website — […]

Carmine Appice Picks His Favorite Heavy-Metal Drumming Songs

Carmine Appice Picks His Favorite Heavy-Metal Drumming Songs

Carmine Appice, drummer for Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, is currently working on the Carmine Appice’s Rockaholics Metal Fan Camp set for August 26-30 at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve, just one half hour west of Woodstock, New York. Appice will be joined by “camp counselors” including singer-guitarist Eric […]

Review: Anthrax – Anthems

Review: Anthrax – Anthems

While thrashers Anthrax have written their fair share of headbanging classics, their biggest hits, at least on international radio, have been covers of songs by Public Enemy, Joe Jackson, and Trust. So recording a mostly covers EP (plus a remix of their own song “Crawl”) makes perfect sense, and Anthrax do it with gusto on […]

Videos: 2Cellos Perform AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” with Guitarist Steve Vai

Videos: 2Cellos Perform AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” with Guitarist Steve Vai

Check out this cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” by 2Cellos. These guys might look familiar; they’re the Croatian cellists who had a taste of online success when their dueling-cellos version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” went viral a few months ago. 2Cellos have released a new album, In2ition, on Sony Masterworks. It features Elton […]

Michael Del Pizzo of Sunflower Dead Picks the Top Five Bands with the Best Chemistry in Rock History

Michael Del Pizzo of Sunflower Dead Picks the Top Five Bands with the Best Chemistry in Rock History

Chemistry is the most important ingredient among members of bands. For proof, there is Sunflower Dead–where the members go way back, with half of the band being comprised of former members of Droid and Two Hit Creeper. With the recent successful release of their self-titled debut record, we asked vocalist Michael Del Pizzo (pictured left) […]

Jams of the Year: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Temple of the Dog and More!

Jams of the Year: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Temple of the Dog and More!

If there’s one thing more exciting than seeing your favorite bands live, it’s seeing your favorite bands playing live together at the same time. Although the hard-rock and metal history books include more than a few eye-popping collaborations over the genres’ four-decade histories, 2011 boasts some of the most exciting. Below is a list of […]