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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Static-X Officially Announces Tour With Emmure And Ill Nino

Posted by on August 30, 2012

Tony Campos may not want to tour with Wayne Static, but apparently Emmure and Ill Nino sure do. Though dates started to leak out a while ago, the “reunited” Static-X have confirmed that they will indeed be touring with Emmure and Ill Nino this fall. This leg of the Noise Revolution Tour kicks off Cheyenne, […]

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Former Dio/Rainbow Bassist Jimmy Bain Arrested For DUI And Possession Of Pills

Posted by on August 30, 2012

He may be best known for playing bass on “Holy Diver,” but now he has many saying “holy crap.” According to TMZ, former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain was arrested Tuesday night (August 28) for DUI and illegally possessing prescription meds. Bain was reportedly in a minor car accident in Burbank, CA around 9:30 […]

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Eddie Van Halen’s Emergency Surgery Forces More Postponements

Posted by on August 30, 2012

Diverticulitis. Until now, we thought it was an uncontrollable urge to listen to Dio’s Holy Diver. It turns out that it’s a condition in which bulging sacs are found in the large intestine, causing abdominal pain. It’s also something that Eddie Van Halen needed emergency surgery for, along with four to six months of recovery. That […]

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High On Fire’s Matt Pike Searching For Missing Guitar

Posted by on August 30, 2012

We’re sure this isn’t how Matt Pike wanted to kick off his first week out of rehab. Last night, High On Fire alerted fans that one of Pike’s prized guitars (believed to be the one seen in the picture off to the side) has gone missing. High On Fire posted the following message on Facebook: […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/29: Charts Shrouded In Darkness

Posted by on August 29, 2012

We believe in a thing called sales. And for this week, those sales involve The Darkness, having returned after a five-year break-up, with their new album Hot Cakes. Anyone who forgot about the band was reminded of its existence this past Super Bowl. And over 9,000 were reminded this past week, with Hot Cakes. Also […]

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CBS Recruits Another Metalhead For Reality Show

Posted by on August 29, 2012

For a network that’s conventionally thought of as the network for old people, CBS has been aggressively courting the metal demographic, at least as far as its reality show contestants go. Last year, metal fans and the NYC metal community watched Big Brother 13 as Adam “Heavy Metal Teddy Bear” Poch made it all the way […]

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Lamb Of God Launch eBay Auction For Randy Blythe Defense Fund

Posted by on August 29, 2012

If you thought that the Randy Blythe saga was over as soon as the Lamb of God vocalist returned home from the Czech Republic after being held for a month on suspicion of manslaughter, it’s not so simple. His case is still set to go to trial in Prague, so he’ll have to return, and […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath For A New Mötley Crüe Album

Posted by on August 29, 2012

Did you enjoy Mötley Crüe’s new song “Sex”? Well good, cause that might be the only new material you’ll hear from the Crüe for a while. During an interview with Billboard, Nikki Sixx revealed that the band have no plans to record a full album’s worth of new material. Though admitting that it’s great to […]

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Alleged Teen Gunman Supposedly “Obsessed” With Rammstein

Posted by on August 29, 2012

And yet again metal is getting attached to a horrific event. This past Monday (August 27), a 15 year-old opened fire in the cafeteria of a suburban Baltimore high school, shooting one classmate and critically wounding another before a teacher stopped the attack. And according to the NY Daily News, the alleged gunman, Bobby Gladden, […]

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Tommy Lee’s Kids No Longer Too Young To Fall In Love

Posted by on August 28, 2012

In a time before Kardashians and Snookis, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson were Hollywood’s premier power couple. Many a child of the ’80s and ’90s even watched them have sex before their two sons, Brandon and Dylan were born. Let’s overlook for the moment that Tommy and Pamela named their kids after two Beverly […]

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