Ferrell dropped the new challenge in an interview with SPIN, saying, “We did talk about another drum-off. With a third person that looks eerily similar to Chad and I. A third drummer out there.” With a little prodding from Smith, he continued, “We talked about Lars, from Metallica. So, I don’t know. … Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith. He can settle that score now, too.”
“There it is,” added Smith. “The gauntlet is down.”
While we wait for Ulrich to respond, ABC News Radio reminds us that the original drum battle was for charity — and reports that specially screened and autographed cymbals ($1,000) and drum heads ($500) are still for sale, with proceeds going to the non-profits designated by Ferrell and Smith. For more information, visit the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Facebook page.
Judas Priests’ new album Redeemer of Souls is due out July 8, and they’ve given us another new taste of what we can expect from the album. In this video, they tease the first track off the album “Dragonaut.”
Guns N Roses’ 3D concert film “‘Appetite for Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas’ will be screened in theaters this summer. Making several stops throughout the US, the film will play in Manhattan on June 18-19.
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 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.
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.