Former Alice in Chains bass player dead at 44

Rock news: Former Alice in Chains bass player Mike Starr was found dead in a Salt Lake City home on Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Police Department has reported. He was 44 years old.
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Posted 09 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

Photo Gallery: Linkin Park

Linkin Park’s musical backdrop is anything but generic alternative rock piffle, and the guys brought rock songs off their current full-length, A Thousand Suns, as well as classic albums Hybrid Theory, Meteora and more on their 2011, “A Thousand Suns World Tour.”
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Posted 06 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Music, Photos, Rock | 0 Comments

Shinedown Guitarist Talks New Album, Embarks On Solo Tour

Shinedown lead guitarist Zach Myers is used to playing arenas packed with 10,000-plus screaming hard rock fans. But for the month of March, Myers is turning down the volume and embarking on an acoustic tour with fellow singer-songwriter and longtime buddy Chris Allen (Ingramhill).
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Posted 05 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

RED Guitarist Anthony Armstrong: ‘The Younger Generation is Struggling’

When it came time to record Nashville hard rock band RED’s new album, “Until We Have Faces,” the guys set out to craft tunes that were rhythmically complex and musically challenging, keeping their riffage loud and fast. Most important, they wanted the message behind the music to come through: “We’ve all had experiences in life, and we see the younger generation is struggling. This album is something to inspire them to break the mold,” guitarist Anthony Armstrong said.
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Posted 04 Mar 2011 | First Listen, Metal, Music, Rock | 1 Comment

Red Hot: Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Update

The past few years have brought a lot of firsts for alternative rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers, from bass player Flea studying music theory at USC, to singer Anthony Kiedis having a baby, to drummer Chad Smith recording and touring with Sammy Hagar’s Chickenfoot, to guitarist John Frusciante leaving the band in 2008 and Josh Klinghoffer taking his place. But now, the guys are gearing up for what they collectively do best: make new albums with The Peppers.
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Posted 02 Mar 2011 | Alternative, First Listen, Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

Interview [Podcast]: Buckcherry

Buckcherry guitarist and songwriter Keith Nelson makes it clear the hard rock band’s latest album, All Night Long, is nothing of studio magic — it’s Buckcherry, plain and simple. The way Nelson sees it, the album — and, really, Buckcherry’s overall philosophy — is just the product of a natural evolution; one that comes from playing nonstop shows and living to deliver pure, bad-to-the-bones rock ‘n’ roll.
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Jonny Hetherington of Art of Dying Talks Disturbed [PODCAST]

Audio Ink Radio spoke with Art of Dying frontman Jonny Hetherington last week! The Canadian hard rock band is the first to be signed to Disturbed’s Intoxication Records imprint through Reprise, and the Art of Dying drops its debut, “Vices and Virtues,” March 22. The disc is produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, P.O.D., Daughtry) and Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan.
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Posted 01 Mar 2011 | Metal, Music, Podcasts, Rock, Show Blog | 0 Comments

Festival News: Stone Sour, Skillet, Seether Booked For Welcome To Rockville

Stone Sour, Skillet, Seether, Cold and more rock bands have been confirmed for the first-ever Welcome To Rockville Festival, which takes place at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, May 8.
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Posted 28 Feb 2011 | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

Trent Reznor Wins An Oscar

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Rezbor and co-composer Atticus Ross scored the Academy Award for Best Original Score for, “The Social Network,” at the 2011 Oscars.
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Posted 28 Feb 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

Interview: Shinedown Vocalist Inspired by Chris Cornell, Otis Redding

Poised with guitars, drumsticks and fists of might, Shinedown got together in the early ’00s in Jacksonville, Fl. With post-grunge exploding, Shinedown’s sound fit perfectly, bringing chunky guitars, melodic vocal lines and Alice In Chains-style layered harmonies. In this interview, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith opens up about his musical influences and making hard rock hits.
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Posted 26 Feb 2011 | Band Profiles, Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments
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