Have yourself a metal little Christmas: 2023 holiday shopping guide

By Greg Maki-----For us Americans, we haven't yet gathered with family to stuff ourselves with turkey and the many (many) assorted side dishes. But Halloween has come and gone, and for an ever increasing number of people, that means the holiday season is in full swing. Retailers would have us believe the big day is... Continue Reading →

Foo Fighters, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit lead Welcome to Rockville’s 2024 lineup

After record-breaking attendance of more than 170,000 music fans over four days in 2023, Welcome to Rockville will return May 9 to 12, 2024, to Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, to kick off the festival season bigger than ever. The festival is set to add a fifth music stage and 50 more bands, bringing the total music lineup to... Continue Reading →

John 5 premieres new instrumental track ‘The Ghost’

John 5, currently holding down guitar duties in Mötley Crüe, has released a new solo instrumental track, "The Ghost." Watch the official music video below. “This song called 'The Ghost' is pretty much about my guitar that came out earlier this year," John 5 said. "The guitar is, to me, the perfect guitar. It has everything--looks, durability,... Continue Reading →

Record Store Day 2023 includes releases from Dio, Lacuna Coil, Motorhead, Shadows Fall

Record Store Day 2023—set for Saturday, April 22—will include new vinyl releases from Dio, Lacuna Coil, Motorhead, Shadows Fall and more. Every year, Record Store Day offers dozens of exclusive and limited releases at participating independent record stores. Find participating stores here. Notable hard rock and metal releases for 2023 include the following. The full... Continue Reading →

John 5 to replace Mick Mars as Mötley Crüe’s touring guitarist

After weeks of rumor and speculation, John 5 will officially replace Mick Mars as Mötley Crüe's touring guitarist moving forward Mars announced his retirement earlier this week. Mötley Crüe members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil released the following statement: "While change is never easy, we accept Mick's decision to retire from the band... Continue Reading →

Union’s ‘Live in the Galaxy’ to get first-ever vinyl release

"Live in the Galaxy," the live recording by late-'90s/early-2000s hard rock band Union is coming to vinyl for the first time. Originally released in 1999, "Live in the Galaxy" was recorded during Union’s first tour in support of its self-titled debut album. Union featured the pairing of guitarist Bruce Kulick and singer/guitarist John Corabi. Kulick... Continue Reading →

Hear ‘The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)’ featuring Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New

In anticipation of the forthcoming cinematic release of Better Noise Films' horror-thriller "The Retaliators" on Sept. 14, 2022, Better Noise Music has released the movie's theme song across digital platforms, along with a music video featuring clips from the film. “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets),” co-written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael of Sixx:A.M., features... Continue Reading →

Mötley 101: Ranking the Crüe’s discography

By Greg Maki With “The Stadium Tour” finally underway, Mötley Crüe is officially back in action, playing its first shows since “The Final Tour”—supposedly sealed with a legal contract—wrapped on Dec. 31, 2015. Though known for spectacle and its band members’ outrageous lifestyles—immortalized in “The Dirt,” the book and movie—more than anything else, the Crüe... Continue Reading →

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