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John Dolmayan: System of a Down “Should Have Moved On” Without Serj Tankian in 2006

“If Serj didn’t wanna be in the band at that time, we should have just … done it with somebody else” It’s now been 17 years since System of a Down released a new studio album, and drummer John Dolmayan thinks they may have been better off moving on without singer Serj Tankian at the time the band went on hiatus…

Ever wondered how Linkin Park got their name?

The group that would become Linkin Park was formed by three friends—Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson —who attended Los Angeles County’s Agoura High School together. Hearty aggressions and hardcore emotions mingled with hip-hop beats and thrashing power chords, created Linkin Park’s brand of nu-metal, alt-rock rap. The six-piece crafted a sound all their…

The band Psychostick has transformed Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” into a terrifying Christmas carol and it’s amazing.

The band Psychostick has transformed Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” into a terrifying Christmas carol and it’s amazing.

Christmas is coming up fast, but not as fast as Zombie Claus is coming up behind you. At least that’s what Psychostick would have you believe. Watch as the band gives Rob Zombie‘s 1998 Hellbilly Deluxe classic “Dragula” a Christmas makeover, complete with an equally creepy video by Patrick R. Murphy. “Psychostick here with a heavy Christmas parody of the 1998 Rob…

The new blink-182 album will be released “in a few months”

The new blink-182 album will be released “in a few months”

The members of blink-182 are ramping up the teasers for their new album – with Tom DeLonge confirming it’ll be arriving fairly soon… Since Tom DeLonge officially re-joined blink-182 in October and the band released new single Edging, we’ve been waiting on an official release date for their new album. And though we don’t quite have one…

A METAL version of the Home Alone soundtrack? Yes, please.

A METAL version of the Home Alone soundtrack? Yes, please.

In the spirit of having a rocking Christmas this year, music video director Jeb Hardwick has taken the music from one of his favorite Home Alone movie scenes and given it a full on metal makeover. For those who need a refresher, Home Alone was the 1990 film in which a young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is forgotten by…

Sick New World 2023 lineup: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Turnstile, Sevendust,, more

Sick New World 2023 lineup: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Turnstile, Sevendust,, more

After being teased on social media, the lineup for the inaugural 2023 edition of Las Vegas Festival Sick New World is here. The bands teased had leaned heavily on the early-’00s nü-metal scene, including System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, and Chevelle, and they’re all here, but the lineup also features goth, industrial, hardcore, and more. It includes Turnstile, The…

Tenacious D, Beck, and Dave Grohl Cover “Summer Breeze” at Los Angeles Benefit Show

Tenacious D, Beck, and Dave Grohl Cover “Summer Breeze” at Los Angeles Benefit Show

John C. Reilly and Greg Kurstin also joined the stage at Judd Apatow’s concert aiding victims of mass casualties On August 16, Tenacious D, Beck, Dave Grohl, John C. Reilly, and Greg Kurstin joined forces onstage during filmmaker Judd Apatow’s charity concert in Los Angeles. They did a live rendition of Seals & Crofts 1972 ballad “Summer Breeze.” Watch a clip…

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Receive Global Icon Award and Perform at 2022 MTV VMAs

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 MTV VMAs, which air Sunday, August 28 at 8. p.m. ET/PT from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The group’s new video “Tippa My Tongue” will premiere on the channel today. The song appears on the grouo’s forthcoming album, “Return of the Dream Canteen,”…

ALICE IN CHAINS Plays First Concert In Three Years

ALICE IN CHAINS Plays First Concert In Three Years

ALICE IN CHAINS kicked off its North American tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BUSH last night (Wednesday, August 10) at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. It marked ALICE IN CHAINS‘ first live performance in front of an audience since a September 2019 concert in Seattle. After the show, ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez shared a couple of Instagram photos taken at the gig,…