Dave Mustaine Reveals New CD Title

Dave Mustaine has spilled a few details on the new Megadeth album, starting with its superstitious title, 13. The album was recorded in Mustaine’s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (Sevendust, Disturbed, Staind). Artist John Lorenzi, who worked on United Abominations, Endgame and Warchest with the band, will provide the cover art.

As for the album title, Mustaine told Rock Radio DJ Tom Russell it was an auspicious number.


Former Motorhead Guitarist Wurzel has Died

Former Motorhead guitarist Wurzel has died of heart failure at the age of 61.

Wurzel, real name Michael Burston, joined Lemmy’s outfit in 1984 and appeared on nine albums before leaving in 1995.

He got his nickname while serving in the British Army as a corporal, when colleagues compared his appearance and character to kids’ TV scarecrow Worzel Gummidge.

He was already 35 years old and working as a builder when he sent a demo tape to Lemmy following the departure of Brian “Robbo” Robertson from the band. That led to an audition and the end of his pub-rock hobby.


Ryan McCombs Reunites with Soil

Ryan McCombs is reuniting with SOiL for the group's upcoming co-headlining tour with Puddle of Mudd.

McCombs left the group in 2004 after they were dropped by J Records. He went on to join Drowning Pool.

The group comprised of McCombs, and fellow founding members Tim King (Bass) and Adam Zadel (Lead Guitar), will once again share the stage in October for the 12 date UK tour with Puddle of Mudd.

But fans shouldn't hope for a full reunion as the announcement stated that on McCombs was appearing on the tour on loan from the band Drowning Pool.


Twisted Sister to Release 'Double Live' Two-Disc DVD Set In July

Eagle Rock Entertainment has set a July 26 release date for "Double Live - Northstage Theatre 1982 / New York Steel Benefit show 2001", a two-disc DVD set which couples Twisted Sister live shows from the start of the band's recording career in 1982 and the beginning of its reunion career in 2001. The show from the North Stage Theater in Long Island in 1982 was the same year as the release of Twisted Sister's debut album, "Under The Blade". It features many of the songs from that record along with some brilliant cover versions and is a stunning snapshot of the band in its early days.


Anthrax New Disc is Complete and Release is Set

Anthrax's long-awaited new album, "Worship Music", will be released on September 13 through Megaforce Records.

In a brand new Twitter post, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian writes, "'Worship Music' is finished. I just listened to it LOUD in sequence. Our 10th studio record is fucking killer. Sept 13 my friends!"

"Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", a brand new song from Anthrax, is available for free download at this location.


Mick Jagger's Supergroup to Set Release Date

Mick Jagger’s new supergroup – SuperHeavy – will release its debut album this September.

The SuperHeavy lineup features Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley.

Jagger and Stewart co-produced the album, which was recorded in various studios around the world, including those in France, Cyprus, Miami and India. The majority of the tracks were laid down over three weeks in Los Angeles earlier this year. The quartet wrote 22 songs in their first six days together.


ZZ Top Working on New CD

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says the Texan trio plan to release their first studio album since 2003’s Mescalero before the end of 2011.

“This year’s going to be a banner year on a number of levels, but we’re throwing our hat in the ring,” Gibbons told Houston’s Fox 26, shortly before leaving for the band’s summer European tour.

Gibbons confirmed that producer Rick Rubin was on board for the as-yet-untitled album, which has now “finished tracking” and awaits mixing.