There few things that come with as much anticipation and anxiety as watching a respected drummer step out from behind the kit and grab a mic. The paradigm shift from rocking in the back of the stage to the front is rarely successful unless you're Phil Collins. So for Hell or Highwater's Brandon Sall ... More >>
Days after Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker died in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach, the band have launched a memorial fund to provide assistance to the family of the late singer. All proceeds donated to the official Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund will go towards the education of Lucker's fi ... More >>
Update, Feb. 7, 11:25 a.m.: Metallica is hosting their own music festival on June 23 and 24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Called Orion Festival, it's going to be held on the East Coast in an abandoned airport. ("There's water around if there's a fire," the band joked.) The band pic ... More >>
Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>
UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>
Sex, drugs and violence are fodder for all kinds of music, but there's a special class of artist that can wax poetic about the idea of corpse-fucking. From the Misfits to Tyler, the Creator, here are popular imagination's best musical translations of the ultra-taboo act.
A local group of young rock musicians is getting a boost from an unlikely source: Huntington Beach metal icons, Avenged Sevenfold.Orange County band Un D Vided, founded by 13-year-old drummer Harley deWinter, specializes in a brand of classic-style rock in the vein of Pat Benatar and Heart--Not e ... More >>
Dan SmithOrange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>
The Hype: Metalcore titans the Used and Atreyu co-headlined two very sold out shows at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Friday and Saturday. Atreyu definitely had the home field advantage and probably could have sold out both nights alone, so I wasn't going to be surprised if a portion of the crowd wou ... More >>
Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal.
Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>