In a few days, legendary punk and metal vocalist Danzig will be hitting the road for several tour dates across the States. On four of these dates, Danzig will be joined by ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle. The other dates will be “Legacy” sets, featuring music from The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig.
In anticipation of these dates, Bloody-Disgusting got the chance to ask Danzig a few questions about the upcoming tour, his upcoming album of covers, his thoughts on the Internet and its effect on the music industry, and his love of horror. You can read the exclusive interview below. READ MORE
When I think of great beards in music, ZZ Top is pretty much always going to come to the top of the list. If you disagree with me on that point then your taste in beards is sorely lacking. Yes, people can have a taste in beards, look it up. Well, some bands apparently had the same thought process as I did because they got together to record A Tribute From Friends, an album comprised of covers of some of ZZ Top’s most famous songs. Some of the artists included on this tribute are Nickelback, Mastodon, Wyclef Jean, Wolfmother, Coheed & Cambria, and more.
Six-String Masterpieces, an art show that raises funds for Little Kids Rock, which is a charity promoting music education, has been revived! Having started in 2006 and toured the country through much of 2007, Six-String Masterpieces is an art show that features Dean Guitars painted, illustrated and/or sculpted by some of today’s biggest music stars, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Les Claypool of Primus, Scott Ian of Anthrax, and many, many more. The original auction in 2007 raised almost $200,000 and they are looking to continue their path towards building a musical education for children. This goal is being assisted by a partnership with Mesa Contemporary Arts in Mesa, Arizona. A very special exhibition is being held from Friday, Sept. 9th through Sunday, Dec. 4th and will feature brand new guitars as well as previous classics.
Check after the jump for a full list of participating artists.
When it comes to Rock and Roll, it’s amazing how much influence some bands have on future generations. When one thinks of Van Halen, The Beatles, ZZ Top, Chuck Barry, and more, you can almost see the effect that these bands have on what is on the radio today. One of these bands that has had great influence (and one of my favorite 80′s rock bands) is Tesla. This is why I’m pumped to announce that we’ve got an exclusive prize pack to give away to one lucky reader. Check after the jump for prize details and rules for entry.
AOL Radio today features “The Pieces Fall,” the first single from Boston-based rock duo Tangents as part of their free weekly “DownloadTuesday” series. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, One Little Light Year, set for nationwide release on October 26.
Tangents is not what most will expect musically from drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth/Seemless) and Dave Witham (Of the Hour/Flat-12). Kerswill’s musical diversity and rhythmic approach provides a solid foundation for the album, propelling the tracks forward with great intensity. Add to it the lush and organic sound of vocalist/guitarist Dave Witham and Tangents soars in the vein of Jeff Buckley, As Tall As Lions, even Radiohead. Witham’s magnificent voice rises over a spiraling sonic backdrop with dazzling control and splendor. The album’s ambitious songwriting creates the catchiest music either musician has released to date.