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Sammy Hagar spoke up in support of a synthwave-style interpretation of the Van Halen song “Dreams.” He said that Arena’s cover, delivered in the vein of ‘80s video games and computer-based soundtracks, was “very tasteful, very cool” in a video message to its creators. “I wanna tell you guys I love what Arena did with ‘Dreams,’” he said. […]

Nothin’ but a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion, a new book out March 16 by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock, chronicles an era of sensational success through the eyes of those who led the charge. “Revolver cofounder Beaujour and former Guitar World editor Bienstock give heavy metal a flamboyant retrospective […]

The stepson of late Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls released a demo of a song from around 1979 that features Ronnie James Dio on vocals. While Gary Rees admitted that the track – which he believes was titled “Slapback” – didn’t come across like a Sabbath piece, he said he’d found it on a cassette tape […]

Brittany Howard has recorded a new cover of Jackie Wilson’s classic 1967 song “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.” Penned by Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner, and Carl Smith, the the track was covered by the Alabama Shakes leader as an Amazon Original. The tracks has been an occasional feature of her live sets […]

The Walking Dead has finally revealed the origin of Daryl’s dog in the show’s latest season 10 episode. During last night’s (March 7) Find Me, the show flashes back five years prior to current events, when Daryl is searching for Rick Grimes following the latter’s disappearance. While stopping by a river, the puppy appears for […]

Lars-Göran Petrov, the frontman of Swedish death metal band Entombed A.D., has died less than a year after he was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Petrov, known as LG, told fans last year that doctors were trying to “control” his bile duct cancer with chemotherapy but confirmed that he had received an incurable diagnosis. His bandmates […]

Nick Cave has revealed that helping a friend find the drive to create art is what boosted his own songwriting for ‘Carnage’. ‘Carnage’, last month’s surprise release made in collaboration with his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis, was written over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when Cave said he had “nothing […]

Ghetts has today (March 8) shared details of a UK and Ireland tour for November. The rapper, who released his third album ‘Conflict Of Interest‘ last month, will kick things off at Dublin’s Academy on November 13 before wrapping the tour with a homecoming show at London’s Roundhouse on November 20. Tickets go on sale […]

Music Venue Trust (MVT) is celebrating International Women’s Day by spotlighting women who work in the UK’s independent venue sector, and announcing six new female patrons. The charity, which campaigns for the support of grassroots venues, will today (March 8) highlight “remarkable” women in the industry under its #WomenToTheFront hashtag. MVT has also announced new […]

BTS have renewed their commitment to their Love Myself campaign, an anti-violence movement in partnership with UNICEF. In a video released on March 5, the Grammy-nominated group announced their continued partnership with UNICEF alongside a message of love and kindness. As part of the renewed partnership, BTS and their label, Big Hit Entertainment have also […]