Former Dio guitarist Tracy “G” Grijalva will release a new album featuring songs cowritten with the late Ronnie James Dio. The tracks will feature the vocals of Hydrogyn frontwoman Julie Westlake. As well as the material written for the Dio albums Strange Highways and Angry Machines, the record will also include some of Grijalva’s material [...]
Dimebash 2010, sponsored by Monster Energy, is scheduled for this Friday, October 29 in West Hollywood, CA at the Key Club. The concert will feature a hard-rock and metal all-star jam. The lineup includes guests like Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Kerry King of Slayer, Robb Flynn of Machine Head, and Maria Brink of In This Moment. Hard-rock band Rev Theory will perform as special guest openers, and proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. You can find tickets here, or click here for show times.
Ever since that creepy witch woman stared out from that field on the cover of Black Sabbath's first record, album cover art has been a vital part of the heavy-music scene—that’s why any diehard fan has at least a few T-shirts or posters emblazoned with their favorite cover images. In Revolver's new "The Art of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal" Special Issue—available on newsstands now—we’ve tracked down and interviewed the artists behind the covers of such landmark records as Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell, Queen’s Queen II, Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven, Korn’s Korn, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69, Lamb of God’s Ashes of the Wake, and many, many others. We’ve also unearthed all kinds of rare sketches, photo shoot outtakes, and alternate versions, taking readers through the whole creative process behind these iconic album covers. Get your copy now!!!