Chicago, Billy Idol, Metallica and The Zombies are among a variety of artists that are taking part in a new charity initiative called F-COVID. Created by the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund charity organization in partnership with fundraising platform Fandiem and concert database Bandsintown, F-COVID seeks... Read More.
Foo Fighters were among the winners at Tuesday's Pollstar Awards, hosted by the concert industry publication Pollstar. Dave Grohl and company were honored with the Best Rock Tour prize at the ceremony, which celebrated the return of live music in 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According... Read More.
Rock guitar virtuoso Steve Vai released his latest studio album, Inviolate, last month. On the nine-track instrumental collection, Vai's impressive technique, inventiveness, melodic sensibility and knack for showcasing various influences are on full display. Vai's music could be described as otherworldly,... Read More.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced his debut solo EP. Titled Portals, the set consists of four original, instrumental pieces co-written by conductor Edwin Outwater, who previously collaborated with Metallica for their 2019 S&M2 concerts. "This music was created with what I describe as an 'Audio-Cinematic'... Read More.
Iggy Pop has been named the winner of the 2022 Polar Music Prize. The prestigious Swedish award, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Music," will be presented to the Godfather of Punk during a ceremony in Stockholm taking place May 24. "I was aware... Read More.
Foo Fighters have announced a virtual reality concert set to take place after the Super Bowl this Sunday. The show will air February 13 at 8 p.m. PT -- or following the end of the game, whichever comes later -- via Horizon Venues, a VR... Read More.
The estates of late Alice in Chains members Layne Staley and Mike Starr have sold their music rights to the music publishing company, Primary Wave. According to a press release, Primary Wave now owns "a stake in [Staley and Starr's] music publishing catalog, as well... Read More.
Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Chaney have released their debut EP as NHC. The four-track collection, titled Intakes & Outtakes, includes two new songs -- "One and the Same" and "I Could Be Somebody Else" -- as well as covers of Pink Floyd's "Fearless"... Read More.