In an interview with shock rocker Rob Zombie, ARTISTdirect has found out that the new album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor might one day be turned into a movie. The album will be released April 23rd.
Zombie states, “Well, I think it could. I made it with that in mind. At least in my mind — no one else knows this — I wanted to have a storyline that runs through the record so if someday I wanted to make it into a movie musical like The Who’s “Tommy” or “Quadrophenia”, there was a structure to follow. I’m not really talking about what it is because I think it’s sort of relevant at this point. Maybe that’s why that sense comes through.”
If this does happen, I’m very confident in saying that Sheri Moon Zombie will have a leading role and Rob Zombie will find a slew of b-horror actors that we haven’t seen since some obscure film in the 70′s or 80′s so that he appears hip and cool. READ MORE
Artist Maxim Dalton painted a poster of 35 of the greatest guitar players ever. While it doesn’t include some famous axe wielders (I don’t see Dimebag Darrell on there), it is a pretty comprehensive painting of guitarists who have shaped and influenced their genres. The painting was released as a limited edition poster but sold out long ago.
But what I want to know is can you identify them all! So head on below to test yourself on your guitar player knowledge! READ MORE
Band names. Some can be amazing and incredibly catchy and memorable. Others, however, can make you do a second take and whisper, “What the hell?” These are names that also stick with you throughout your life but not because of the band’s music, oh no. Rather, it’s because the name is so awful or problematic that you shudder at the very thought of bringing up these names.
So, below I’ve come up with 10 band names that are simply terrible. Note that this has nothing to do with the quality of their music, but simply is a thought about their name. Check it out! READ MORE
Toy Fair 2011 brings you all the goods with some of the coolest action figure premieres each year. I know that my desk yearns for some of them to spice things up. How cool would it be to have a long-arm Freddy staring at you while you work? Well, the Toy Fair also brings us many figures and busts of some of our favorite rock stars. After the jump, you can check out some awesome figures from Rush, Dimebag Darrell, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and more.
Four-time Grammy nominees Queensryche have signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. The band’s label debut, their twelfth studio album overall, is tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2011 release. Singer and founder Geoff Tate remains the creative nucleus of the band, which continues to make relevant, against-the-grain hard rock that entices fans, both new and diehard.
Queensryche have been, and unquestionably remain, one of the most respected and innovative names in forward-thinking hard rock throughout the course of their nearly 30-year history. Since their inception over 25 years ago, Queensryche have sold over 20 million albums worldwide and have performed in over 22 countries.