Jason Newsted, who played bass in Metallica for 15 years (and Ozzy Osbourne‘s band for a year), sums it up nicely: “Black Sabbath is timeless, ageless, and I guess could be considered the godfathers of our kind of music.”
The book starts off in the pre-metal era of the ’60s, covering the Stooges, the MC5 and Alice Cooper (when “Alice Cooper” represented a band, not just the frontman).
We sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed. Unsurprisingly, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jason Newsted (Metallica), all had a lot to say on the matter.
“It’s important for you to feel valuable” and “no one person is more important than the other” are great sentiments to hear when you get a new job. So, Richie Faulkner was pretty stoked when he started a new gig and was told that by the members of his new team.
No one realized that Rob Halford’s leather studded biker outfit represented something TOTALLY different than Heavy Metal 30 years ago..
“With all guns blazing and amps cranked to 11″ Judas Priest gives there last hooray.
Legendary rock band [lastfm]WHITESNAKE[/lastfm] has announced the addition of bassist Michael Devin (pictured below) to the group’s ranks. Devin, 35, most recently played in [lastfm]LYNCH MOB[/lastfm] alongside new [lastfm]WHITESNAKE[/lastfm] drummer Brian Tichy ([lastfm]FOREIGNER[/lastfm], [lastfm]BILLY IDOL[/lastfm], […]
[lastfm]Judas Priest[/lastfm] guitarist [lastfm]K.K. Downin[/lastfm]g has designed a golf course in Shropshire, England that will be unveiled to the public in September.
Ozzfest is returning this summer for a six-city North American tour. Joining [lastfm]Ozzy Osbourn[/lastfm]e will be [lastfm]Mötley Crüe[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Judas Priest[/lastfm] frontman Rob Halford. The tour will kick off August 14 at the San Manuel […]