Staind Reunites For Three Songs At Aaron Lewis’s Charity Benefit

Members of multi-platinum selling rock group Staind, who have been on hiatus since 2012, reunited last night at Aaron Lewis’ charity benefit show. The show which also included Corey Taylor (Stone Sour/Slipknot) and Sully Erna (Godsmack) and had tributes to both recently deceased artists Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington.Continue reading

Aaron Lewis, Corey Taylor And Adam Gontier To Perform At Charity Concert And Golf Tournament This Weekend

Former Staind frontman Aaron Lewis will host his 6th Annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament And Concert this weekend at Crumpin-Fox Golf Course in Bernardston, Massachusetts. Lewis will be joined in concert by his friends such as Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Saint Asonia (ex-Three Days Grace) singer Adam Gontier. Full lineup and details below.Continue reading

The Third Annual Ride for Ronnie: Live At Harley-Davidson of Glendale, California


Eddie Money, by Meg Loyal Photography


The Third Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Motorcycle Rally and Concert took place earlier last month and raised $40,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Attended by motorcycle enthusiasts and rockers by equal measure; bikers, bands, and fans young and old represented to raise money in memory for late heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell, and Rainbow fame, who passed away from Gastric Cancer in 2010. Continue reading

Stick To Your Guns Become The First Hardcore Band To Play Kenya

Heavy metal is loved by millions of fans all over the globe, but many aren’t as lucky as we are here in the States. We get to see our favorite bands almost every year, but for some countries, fans will never see or hear heavy metal in person. One of the countries was Kenya, until Stick To Your Guns traveled there this week to bring their heavy tunes to the eager audience. Continue reading

Orange Goblin Have Announced A Benefit Show For Team Rock Staff

Earlier this week we learned the shocking news that Metal Hammer’s parent company, Team Rock, has entered administration, which leaves the future of one of heavy metal’s most important magazines ever uncertain. Continue reading

IX LIVES IX LIVES Full Lineup Announced For Mike IX Williams Benefit

Eyehategod's Mike IX Williams, by Emma Parsons Photography

Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams, by Emma Parsons Photography

As we previously reported, members of the metal community will be gathering in New Orleans for a special weekend of shows in February to raise money for Mike IX Williams. Continue reading

Charity Show Booked In New Orleans For Mike IX Williams Of EyeHateGod

Eyehategod's Mike IX Williams, by Emma Parsons Photography

Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams, by Emma Parsons Photography

The metal community is rallying around one of its own, and a legend at that. Mike IX Williams is seeing many bands from the New Orleans scene come together to support his plight to help him get a a life-saving liver transplant as soon as possible. A concert has been booked for this winter to raise more money for the cause. Continue reading

Colombian Metallica Fans Donate Over 9 Tons Of Food Towards Starving Children And Abandoned Animals


The Metallica fan club in Colombia, titled “Lords of Hardwire,” launched a special initiative for all of the fans attending Metallica‘s show back on November 1st. The attendees were asked to donate non-perishable food items to help the indigenous Wayuú community in La Guajira, where starvation and malnourishment have become increasing issues. They also approached the band about the idea, and with Metallica‘s approval confirmed, the response from the fan base was amazing. Continue reading