Rise Against announced via Facebook today that their new album called The Black Market will be available July 15. They also included a teaser video which features a snippet of their upcoming single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore.” The single will be officially available next Tuesday (June 10).

Dave Grohl announces “Sonic Highways” trailer (VIDEO)

Dave Grohl announced the first trailer, for his upcoming TV series, “Sonic Highways” has been released.

Grohl said the idea for the show began while the band recorded in different studios across the country for their upcoming album.

The 8 episode series will be on HBO and focuses on a different city in each episode. The 8 cities the band traveled to are, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York.

We can’t wait for this show.

Watch Sebastian Bach Become Lady Gaga (video)

ABC’s “Sing Your Face Off” features five celebrity contestants taking on the identity of an iconic music performer.

Watch Sebastian Bach bust out Lady Gaga and Adam Levine.

Shouldn’t those performers be taking on the identity of Sebastian Bach?

Added bonus video of Jon Lovitz as Elton John.

Aaron Lewis Went Off On The Crowd At Rockfest (video)

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis stopped the band’s show mid-song at Saturday’s (May 31) Rockfest in Kansas City to berate concertgoers who were allegedly “molesting” a teenage girl while she was crowd surfing at the gig.

Quiet singing and then yelling and then back to quiet singing.

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.