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Anne Erickson holds bylines in several Gannett publications as well as Ultimate Classic Rock, Gibson Guitar, Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge and beyond. She's also a radio DJ and is currently working on-air on Townsquare Media rock station Banana 101.5-FM and is the programmer and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University. Interview highlights: Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle, Alice Cooper, Skillet, RED, As I Lay Dying, Cake.
Photo by Anne Erickson
Photo by Anne Erickson

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo + James Hetfield Talk Orion Music + More Festival at Press Conference

Metallica's Orion Music + More festival takes place at Detroit’s Belle Isle this coming weekend (June 8 + 9), and frontman James Hetfield and bass player Robert Trujillo are already in town, taking in the Motor City. Yesterday (June 6), the singer and bass player joined Kyle “Gumby” Gunter and Hiran Deraniyagala of Detroit-based metal band Battlecross and others at a press conference in advance of the event.

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Thousand Foot Krutch press photo.
Thousand Foot Krutch press photo.

Thousand Foot Krutch Book 2013 U.S. Tour With Love and Death, The Letter Black + The Wedding

Thousand Foot Krutch are hitting the road in 2013, and they’re taking along a lengthy list of openers, including former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch's band Love and Death along with the groups the Letter Black and the Wedding.

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Category: News, Rock, Rock News
New Ocean Media
New Ocean Media

Ex-Guns N’ Roses Drummer Steven Adler Thankful to Have a ‘Second Chapter’

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is branching out with his own band, appropriately named Adler, and the band’s debut full-length, ‘Back From the Dead,’ carries a straight-ahead rock sound that proves Mr. A means business. Now, Adler is opening up about the message behind the album, and he says he hopes it gives him a fresh start in the music business.

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ABC PR
ABC PR

Sevendust Announce Release Date for New Album ‘Black Out the Sun’

Sevendust fans, rejoice! The hard rock act has announced they will release their ninth studio album, 'Black Out the Sun,' on their own 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group) on March 26, 2013. The album’s debut single, 'Decay,' will reach active rock airwaves and retail outlets Jan. 22, 2013.

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Trixie Textor, Getty Images
Trixie Textor, Getty Images

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello: Not All Band Members Ready to Make a New Album

With the 20th anniversary edition of legendary rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut on target to arrive Nov. 27, rumors have been swirling that the band might be planning a new album. Guitarist Tom Morello dashed any of those hopes in an interview with Billboard earlier this month, and now, he’s chiming in on why the band might not regroup for a new set.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Hinder Frontman: New Album is Reflective of ‘Really Dark Drug Binge’

Hard rockers Hinder are back with a new album, ‘Welcome to the Freakshow,’ out Dec. 4, and frontman Austin Winkler isn’t holding back when it comes to opening up about the inspiration behind the album’s heavy tracks. Winkler says most of the songs are a reflection of “a really, really dark drug binge,” which drove him to rehab after the band finished the album.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Iron Maiden Chosen as First Rock Band to Play Stockholm’s Friends Arena

The boys of Iron Maiden are breaking new ground for rock and metal, as the group will be the first rock band ever to play Stockholm’s Friends Arena. The 50,000-capacity venue is brand new, so Iron Maiden will christen the arena with their pummeling metal tracks on July 13, 2013. 

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