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Trivium’s Matt Heafy Covers, “Africa” by Toto

by David Gagnon
For whatever reason, “Africa” by Toto has been making a comeback. Not that I’m complaining, it’s a really good song. Lately, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, who has taken Twitch by storm recently, has put out a cover of “Africa” that he performed on his stream. Whipping out his seven-string electric to break up his trend of acoustic […]

Former Pantera Drummer, Vinnie Paul Passes Away

by David Gagnon
The metal community has been sent into mourning this weekend with the sudden passing of former Pantera drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott. A statement was released by the official Pantera Facebook page on Friday stating: Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the […]

Ghost Closes Show Early After Fan Collapses and Passes Away

by David Gagnon
On May 31st, the band, Ghost, ended their show in Milwaukee, WI after a fan in the crowd fainted during an intermission between songs. The paramedics were called, the man was taken away, and it was announced the rest of the show would be called off. The band also cancelled their appearance at a release party for […]

Alice In Chains Cover “Soundgarden” In Memory Of Chris Cornell

by David Gagnon
Only a few days ago was the one-year anniversary of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.   To honor their fallen friend, Alice in Chains paid tribute by playing two Soundgarden songs at their show at, Rock On The Range Music Festival. Closing out their set, Alice in Chains covered “Hunted Down” from Soundgarden’s debut EP, “Screaming […]

Guns N’ Roses Announce Reissue of Appetite For Destruction

by David Gagnon
After the appearance of a countdown timer on their website, and rumors of a reunion featuring, original rhythm guitarist, Izzy Stradlin and drummer, Steven Adler, which turned out to be false, Guns N’ Roses have officially announced a reissue of their debut album, Appetite For Destruction, to celebrate the album’s thirty-first anniversary.   The PRP released […]

Judas Priest and Deep Purple to Tour North America

by David Gagnon
Rock and roll legends Deep Purple and Judas Priest will launch a co-headlining tour across North America in late August. The tour will begin on, August 21st in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends in Wheatland, California, on September 30th.   Deep Purple released their 27th studio album, Infinite, last year, supporting it on a rather lengthy tour […]