Jimmy Webb – Rock N Roll Fashion Icon Has Died, Age 62

A legend of Rock N Roll has died. Jimmy Webb, who dressed four generations of rockers and fans from his East Village boutique Trash and Vaudeville. He was 62. At press time there has been no official cause of death. Jimmy spent many years as the manager and primary buyer for Trash and Vaudeville before opening his own boutique, I Need More, in 2017 on Orchard St. Over the years Webb had styled for MTV, Rolling Stone, and Vogue, and regular customers/clients were a Who’s Who of punk and rock, including Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Debbie Harry, Slash and many more. One of the holdovers from the 1980s punk and metal spirit of the era, he helped define that class of that era, and Jimmy continued to innovate and create looks synonymous with the rock, punk and metal ethos. We met Jimmy several times over the years, notably when we interviewed his friend Doyle on his tour bus in 2018. Continue reading

Listen to An Unreleased Track by Righteous Fool, “Low Blow”, Featuring Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity

Rolling Stone is currently streaming a new, previously unreleased track by Righteous Fool. The band and the track featured Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity, who passed away last month at age 53. Today would have been his 54th birthday. Righteous Fool also featured COC bassist Mike Dean, and guitarist Jason Browning, who all shared vocal contributions. The band released one two-song seven-inch in 2010. The track ‘Low Blow’ was recorded in 2011 at Studio 606 in the San Fernando Valley (Dave Grohl’s studio) with the intention to be included on a debut full-length that never came to fruition. The stream serves as a tribute to Mullin on what would have been his 54th birthday (February 12th). The project actually led to the trio era reunion of COC that eventually led to the reformation of the “classic” lineup with Pepper Keenan that has been back in action for several years. Listen to Reed drum and sing his ass off on ‘Low Blow’ now. Continue reading

Soundgarden Claps Back in the Lawsuit over Chris Cornell’s Royalties and Final Songs

In a story we first reported and have been following, according to a published report by Rolling Stone, the surviving members of Soundgarden have denied Vicky Cornell’s claims that the band is withholding royalties of Chris Cornell’s from her and also denied her claim that she is the sole owner of several recordings Cornell worked on before his death in a new court filing. Cornell died from suicide on May 18th 2017. According to the report, “The motion, filed Tuesday and obtained by Rolling Stone, is a response to a lawsuit Vicky Cornell filed last December against her late husband’s former bandmates, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, and the band’s business manager, Rit Venerus. Vicky accused the band of withholding royalties from the Cornell family to force her to turn over a handful of recordings made before Cornell’s death.” Continue reading

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says The Band Doesn’t Appreciate His Influences

In a new interview with Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, as part of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Musicians On Musicians” issue, Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has complained that his contributions don’t make it into new Metallica albums because the band is not receptive to some of his outside musical influences. Continue reading

Metallica’s “And Justice For All” Remaster Out Today, Shares David Fricke Interview

Metallica has released their enormous remastered version of …And Justice For All today via Blackened Recordings, culminating in months of exclusive track streams and video premieres from the last thirty years. To celebrate the release, the band got together with celebrated music journalist and legends David Fricke for a wide-ranging interview for his radio show. Fricke wrote the first ever major feature on the band in Rolling Stone in 1988. There was even a surprise appearance by ‘One’ music video director Michael Salomon. You can watch the full clip below, or tune into your local rock station. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Discusses Staph Infection That Led To Tour Postponement

Ozzy Osbourne At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, by Stephanie Cabral (with permission MSOPR)

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he had three staph infections in his right thumb and that they were potentially fatal. Ozzy noticed the infection in his thumb after a show in Salt Lake City when his thumb had swollen to “the size of a fuckin’ lightbulb.” Ozzy has rebooked the four postponed dates of the No More Tours 2 Tour have been rescheduled to next July, after a run of dates in Oceania and Japan. Continue reading

Rolling Stone Reveal Their Twenty Best Metal Albums Of 2017

As each year comes to a close, all media outlets put out their “Best Of” lists. We posted Mark’s list on Monday, Revolver Magazine posted their list on Tuesday, and now Rolling Stone has shared their “Twenty Best Metal Albums Of 2017” online. Continue reading

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Names His Top Ten Metal Albums

Opeth, by Hillarie Jason

Are you ready for another top ten metal albums list? So far we’ve heard from Kerry King, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Lars Ulrich, Corey Taylor and Joe Duplantier, and now Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt has revealed his list to Rolling Stone. Continue reading

Slayer’s Kerry King Names His Top Ten Metal Albums

Are you ready for another top ten metal albums list? So far we’ve heard from Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Lars Ulrich, Corey Taylor and Joe Duplantier, and now Slayer’s Kerry King has revealed his list to Rolling Stone. Continue reading

Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Names His Top Ten Metal Albums

Black Sabbath‘s Paranoid was voted number one on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time” last month, and now their iconic drummer, Bill Ward, has shared his personal top ten online. Continue reading