James LaBrie has been a bit of a workhorse lately, with Dream Theater's eponymous album and his solo disc 'Impermanent Resonance' both having hit shelves in 2013. Now, he's set to release a nine-song digital EP named after the opening track on his solo album.
The effort will not feature any brand-new songs, but will boast a number of gems and unheard remixes that fans will surely love to get their hands on.
As we reported back in October, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford will go from being the Metal God to the Yellow God as he gets a new look courtesy of the hit cartoon show 'The Simpsons.' Plenty of musicians have been featured on the long-running show, but rarely do metalheads get a bonus treat when watching the long-running animated series. The payoff will come this Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8PM ET on Fox in the episode titled 'Steal This Episode,' and the first images (above and below) of the animated Halford and Priest have been unveiled.
Metallica's live album 'S&M,' which stands for Symphony and Metallica, saw the band backed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to make their music somehow sound larger than it already is. What's more epic than Metallica backed by an orchestra? A toddler dancing to it, of course!
With a pair of headphones over his head to better keep in time with the music, this kid jams out to some Linkin Park! He doesn't just lazily hit his kit, but moves around quite a bit in his seat and accents the hits with power.
Queensryche's biggest hit, like a lot of bands of the era, was a ballad. 'Silent Lucidity' is a gentle, acoustic driven song with orchestration to powerfully back the mood. Hey, even hardened metalheads can be softies at times! Here we have the song being played wonderfully by a young boy.
Yngwie Malmsteen is renowned for his neoclassical guitar shredding, which is unparalleled in metal. Here we have an 11-year-old kid willing to take on one of the world's best guitarists! The song he decided to cover is 'Vengeance' off Malmsteen's 1995 album, 'Magnum Opus.'
Here's a group of kids who can truly appreciate Alice Cooper's hit song 'School's Out,' considering they're still in grade school! No more teachers, no more pencils, just guitars, bass, drums, and some killer vocals from a 10-year-old girl!
We've heard lullaby version of heavy metal songs, we've heard string quartet versions of metal songs, and even some pop artists have covered some of metal's most cherished anthems, but this might be the one version nobody expected. Sung in the style of Michael McDonald, Las Vegas act the Guilty Pleasures recently covered Iron Maiden's classic 'Run to the Hills' in their own 'Yacht Rock' style.
Calling themselves Room 4, this band's members range from ages 9 to 14, with one of them a member of the Mini Band, whom we've featured before. Watch Room 4 rock out in this video clip from 2012 as they cover a Shinedown hit!
When cranking some System of a Down, this parent decided that 'B.Y.O.B' stands for Bring Your Own Baby as 'Chop Suey!' poured out of the speakers. This toddler is given a guitar to hold and pretend to be in the band, but dancing takes priority!
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