Marilyn Manson to have recurring role on final season of “Sons of Anarchy”

Marilyn Manson confirmed he will have a recurring role on the upcoming 7th and final season of “Sons Of Anarchy.”

Manson will play the role of Ron Tully, an imprisoned white supremacist who helps main character Jax Teller gain more power.

Earlier this spring, Manson said he would be doing music for the show and would have a small appearance.

The show will return on FX in September.

GWAR to Open Restaurant

GWAR has announced plans to open a restaurant later this summer in the band’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

GWAR has joined forces with Richmond’s restaurateur of the year 2013 (Travis Croxton) to bring to life one of the last dreams of their fallen singer, Oderus Urungus… the GWARbar!

Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry performs live for first time in over 20 years

Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry performed in public for the first time since the 1990’s with the “Eels” on Sunday night in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

He performed several Journey songs including, “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.”

Perry left Journey in 1986 but played his last show with the band on November 3rd, 1991 in San Francisco.

He is currently working on his first solo album in 20 years.

It’s Official: Axl Rose = World’s Greatest Singer

Axl Rose is leading a new list that ranks the vocal ranges of some of the world’s most well-known singers. made note of the highest and lowest notes a number of artists hit in the recording studio, and the data shows that the Guns N’ Roses frontman has an impressive range of a little more than five octaves.

It doesn’t come close to the world record of ten octaves, but it does put Axl ahead of Mariah Carey.  The R&B diva, however, easily hits the highest note of any other singer on the list, while Rose hits the lowest.  The rest of the top five after Axl and Mariah includes Prince, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and James Brown.

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke comes in at number ten, while the gravely-voiced Tom Waits surprisingly beats out the likes of Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Adele.  The full list and the songs at each end of the singer’s range are available to browse at

Top Ten Vocal Ranges:

1. Axl Rose
2. Mariah Carey
3. Prince
4. Steven Tyler
5. James Brown
6. Marvin Gaye
7. Christina Aguilera
8. David Bowie
9. Paul McCartney
10. Thom Yorke


How does one accurately gauge the talent of a singer? Unfortunately, there’s no pH test or special scanner to help separate the true songbirds from those that should maybe become adrummer or guitar tech. However, there is one way to determine a very basic idea of any singer’s inherent talent and potential: examine their vocal range. Now, Concert Hotels have put together a handy-dandy chart comparing the ranges of the world’s most well-known singers. The results are possibly more shocking than this guy.

So, just who has the best vocal range, and thus, at least technically speaking, is music’s greatest singer? Why none other than Axl Rose, who has an insane range of five octaves. (For comparison, the world record holder, a man named Tim Storms, has a range of 10 octaves.) Rose beats out a truly jam-packed top five that includes Mariah CareyPrince,Steven Tyler, and James Brown. I should have seen this coming the first time I heard“Welcome To The Jungle”.

Perhaps more interesting, though, are who comprise the bottom five. Country singer Luke Bryan may have the smallest range, but he’s joined by some A-listers like Justin Bieber,Taylor SwiftSam Cooke, and Karen Carpenter, who aren’t all that far behind. In fact, the iconic Cooke and the tween-worshipped Bieber actually have near-identical ranges, as do Swift and Carpenter. I guess it just goes to show it’s what you do with what you’re given rather than what you’ve actually got in the first place.

Other interesting tidbits gleaned from the chart:

– Despite sounding like he gargles gravel every morning, Tom Waits has a wider vocal range than the likes of Cooke, Swift, Stevie Nicks, and Björk.

– Eminem and Lou Reed have the same exact vocal range, D2-F5. Coincidence?

– Despite her status as a vocal powerhouse, Aretha Franklin only ranks in at #37 on the list. In fact, she’s beaten out by the likes of Kurt CobainMiley CyrusBonoBruce Springsteen, and even Thom Yorke. In fact, Yorke ranks among the top 10, with a total range of four octaves.

– There’s plenty of names on the list you wouldn’t expect to have such a noteworthy range:Johnny CashNeil YoungJohn Fogerty, and Rod Stewart.

Metallica’s James Hetfield to narrate series, “The Hunt” on The History channel

Metallica lead singer, James Hetfield will narrate an upcoming series on the History channel called, “The Hunt.” The show will focus on hunting the Alaskan Kodiak brown bear which can grow up to 12 feet tall and weigh 1,500 pounds.

The series will consist of 8 episodes and will premiere Sunday June 8th at 10 PM eastern time.

Hunting is one of Hetfield’s favorite hobbies and he has bear hunting experience.



Dave Grohl is set to host a new documentary style show on HBO where he will tour and showcase notable studios around the country. The show is designed to expand on the feel of Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary Sound City. So far, studios featured in the documentary include Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago, Inner Ear Studios in Washington D.C., Rancho De La Luna in California and many more.

Read the full story here.

Geezer Butler Offers $1,000 Reward in Cat Killings

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has donated $1,000 toward the reward fund to find the suspect wanted in the recent killing of 25 cats in Yonkers, New York.

He said, “It is so tragic that we have human beings among us that are capable of committing such a heinous and heartless crime. Surely there is someone out there that knows who has done this. Please do the right thing and come forward to get this coward off the streets.”

Butler’s contribution increases the reward to $25,000.



Maynard James Keenan turned 50 last month and celebrated his big birthday bash in LA over the weekend of May 10 & 11. A Perfect Circle and Puscifer both took the stage to perform for the bash, and Maynard and the bands also threw in some Tool for the crowd by playing “Sober.” Check out a couple highlights from the bash below.

“Sober”- Tool

“Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm of the War Drums”- A Perfect Circle