Metallica has been awarded a Guinness World Record for playing on all seven continents in one year. Their buzzed about show in Antarctica helped them earn this award. Here’s a statement from their website:

“Last year as we hit the road, like we do most years, visiting a lot of our favorite places along with some new ones, we didn’t realize that we were on track to break a world record! Good thing someone else was paying attention as we managed to play on all seven continents in one year, becoming the first and only band to ever do so!. Our friends at Guinness World Records took notice bestowing on us the distinct honor of being featured in their official book hitting stores September 10th. In addition to performing live in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, the year was capped off with a visit to Antarctica on December 8, 2013 to play for 120 scientists, contest winners and their penguin friends at the Argentine Carlini Station. We were literally at the bottom of the earth for one of the most unique, special and unforgettable days in our 30+ years as a band and low and behold, our little adventure sealed the deal for the record! Who woulda thought…”


After being in pain for the past couple months while on tour with Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx underwent double hernia surgery this week while the Crue was on break from touring.

He posted this on his Facebook page:

“I have been performing during the last few months with a pretty intense double hernia but you gotta give 100% even through the pain onstage.The good news is yesterday I got surgery on both sides and it went really really well.My lovely wife,kids and Leica have been really taking care of me.I should be up and kicking ass in a few weeks and back in the gym/tour in 6 weeks.
Looking forward to seeing you all back out on the road..

PS..Holy Jesus, it feels like I got kicked in the stomach by a horse.They gave me some pain meds but I am trying to not take them and luckily Courtney Bingham-Sixx looks pretty hot in her nurse outfit…”

Sixx A.M.’s new album Modern Vintage will be out Oct. 7.

Courtney Love Chews Out Beer Throwing Concert Goer

Courtney Love cussed at a fan who threw a beer at her while she was playing in Australia.

Love shouted, “In 20 years no one’s thrown a beer can at me, except for you, f*****. Your weenie must be this f—ing big,” she added, pinching her fingers together. “You wanna f****** f*** me up? Do not do that again.”

The fans applauded and cheered her on….


In their new powerful and intense video for “Hater”, Korn tackles the subject of bullying by reaching out their fans for material. The video is packed full of clips from their fans telling their own bullying story.

“Hater” is the newest single from The Paradigm Shift and appears on the bonus disc.


Foo Fighters have released a longer trailer for their new HBO show “Sonic Highways” which will premiere this fall on HBO.

The original series follows Foo Fighters around the country while they record their newest album. What we know from the trailer, however, is it will be so much more than that. The series will take a look at the history and, as Dave Grohl said, will be “a love letter to the history of American music.”


After just a short break after losing their frontman Dave Brockie, Gwar has announced their new 2014 North American tour with their new frontman, Blothar. Gwar will be making a stop in Lawrence at The Granada Theater October 30.

Here is the full list of 2014 tour dates.

10/15: Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
10/16: Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
10/17: Stroudsburg, Pa. @ Sherman Theater
10/18: Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock Festival
10/19: Buffalo, N.Y. @ The Town Ballroom
10/21: Louisville, Ky. @ Expo Five
10/22: Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theater
10/23: Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, Texas @ Emo’s – Housecore Horror Film Festival*
10/26: Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
10/28: Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
10/29: Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s Nightclub
10/30: Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theater
10/31: Denver, Colo. @ The Summit Music Hall**
11/1: Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
11/4: Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/5: San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
11/6: Hollywood, Calif. @ House of Blues
11/7: Las Vegas, Nev. @ Hard Rock Live
11/8: Magna, Utah @ The Great Salt Air
11/10: Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/11: Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
11/12: Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO
11/15: Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, N.D. @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, Mich. @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, N.C. @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
12/2: Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
12/3: Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
12/4: Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/5: Orlando, Fla. @ Firestone Live
12/6: Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
12/7: Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
12/8: Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/9: Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, Quebec @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Sound Stage


In this new video posted on Breaking Benjamin’s Facebook, we get introduced to the brand new lineup (besides frontman Ben Burnley) and teaser of what’s coming next.