Robert Lewis Burns Jr., the original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer died earlier Saturday afternoon in a single vehicle car crash.
One Direction finally broke their silence about Zayn Malik’s sudden departure from the group. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson spoke to British newspaper The Sun, discussing the optimistic future of the pop group without Malik.
Plies now knows what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a “rock bottom.” It isn’t fun. Last night while performing in Tallahassee, the rapper invited fans to join him on stage mid-concert to mob out. What could go wrong?
While danceable, punk-rooted new wave music came to (temporarily) dominate rock at the end of the 1970s and into the dawn of the ’80s, heavy metal simultaneously experienced its own similar rebirth, reimagining, and renaissance. The two paths crossed most noticeably at the time over in the UK, where a new form of “heavy metal played with punk attitude” was dubbed the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).
In that case, however, the “New Wave” descriptor was meant to suggest fresh ideas and bold leaps forward more than it might suggest any kind of direct musical connection shared by Devo, Gary Numan, and the Human League on one hand, and Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Witchfinder General on the other.
Still, new wave and metal have, in fact, directly merged by way of cover versions of art-pop hits being covered by hard-and-heavy artists who happen to unabashed fans. Here now are our picks for the Top 10 heavy metal covers of classic new wave songs.
Morrissey hits the road, a Beyonce and Chris Brown collaboration actually exists, The Smashing Pumpkins bring in the reinforcements for Fallon and more on Last Lap.
It’s been several years since Wyclef Jean‘s last official studio album. The former Fugees frontman, dropped everything when he suddenly ran for President of Haiti back in 2010.
This Saturday That Metal Show is comin’ atcha on VH1 Classic, so get ready to crank the volume. See what happens when the boys catch up with Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho of Fozzy, Max Cavalera of Soulfly and Rich Ward.
The Las Vegas Strip has been home to music’s biggest names for decades. Legendary names like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Liberace and many more helped turn a pocket in the middle of the desert into one of the entertainment capitals of the world. Most recently, names like Mariah Carey and Britney Spears have both taken up full-time on the strip.
Proving that even though an artist isn’t churning out the hits as they once did, doesn’t mean their isn’t legions of fans still willing to pay see them do their thing. But where are all the hip-hop residencies?