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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's JASON HOOK To Help Tell Story Of Music's Unsung Heroes In 'Hired Gun'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook, documentarian Fran Strine ("Dolly Parton: Live In London", "Battlefield Of The Mind") and music manager/producer Jamie Talbot have joined forces to tell a compelling story of world-renowned players who are not household names. We've heard them perform at concerts and on countless recordings. They are the "first call, ...

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STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

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NONPOINT's 'The Return' Cracks U.S. Top 40

NONPOINT's eighth studio album, "The Return", sold 8,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous, self-titled CD opened with 7,300 units back in 2012 to land at No. 62. NONPOINT's 2010 album, "Miracle", registered a first-week tally ...

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NONPOINT: 'Breaking Skin' Video Released

"Breaking Skin", the new video from NONPOINT, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "The Return", which will be released on September 30 via Razor & Tie (one day earlier internationally via Metal Blade Records). The clip was directed by Justin Reich, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, ...

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STAIND's AARON LEWIS Safe After Plane Scare

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis was forced to cancel his appearance Saturday night (September 20) at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a private charter jet he was a passenger on veered off the taxiway and got stuck in mud. Lewis had been filming a segment for his TV show "On The Road" for the ...

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The Return - NONPOINT

Seventeen years in the life and a new album cover liberally borrowing from the "Spiderman" movie poster art, Florida rockers NONPOINT are back with their latest offering, "The Return". Bringing aboard Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, STAIND, MEGADETH) for the second album in a row, let that serve notice as to what you're getting on ...

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NONPOINT: First 'The Return' Studio Webisode

NONPOINT will release its eighth studio album, "The Return", on September 30 via Razor & Tie (one day earlier internationally via Metal Blade Records). The first in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the making of the CD can be seen below. After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same ...

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NONPOINT: 'The Return' Trailer Available

NONPOINT will release its eighth studio album, "The Return", on September 30 via Razor & Tie (one day earlier internationally via Metal Blade Records). A 26-second trailer for "The Return" is available below. After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs ...

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NONPOINT To Release 'The Return' Album In September

NONPOINT will release its eighth studio album, "The Return", on September 29 via Metal Blade Records (excluding North America). After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals ...

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NONPOINT Parts Ways With Guitarist DAVE LIZZIO

NONPOINT has parted ways with guitarist Dave Lizzio and has replaced him with B.C. Kochmit (EYE EMPIRE, SWITCHED). Comments Lizzio: "I know that there has recently been a lot of speculation, question, worry, and concern regarding my current position with the band. And to clarify, once and for all — I am very, very heartbroken ...

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STAIND: Tour Video Recap Part 1

Massachusetts rockers STAIND have posted the first in a series of video recaps of their recent tour. Check out the clip below. STAIND singer Aaron Lewis will stage the fourth annual "Aaron Lewis & Friends" benefit concert to raise money for his foundation, It Takes A Community, which is dedicated to serving the educational needs ...

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On The Tour Bus With SOIL

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Bus Invaders" episode, focusing on Chicago rockers SOIL. The five-minute clip, which was filmed on May 1 in Arlington Heights, Ilinois, can be seen below. SOIL's sixth studio album, "Whole", was released ...

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STAIND Speaks To Q103 At ROCK ON THE RANGE (Video)

Wes Styles of the Albany rock station Q103 conducted an interview with Massachusetts rockers STAIND at the Rock On The Range festival, which was held May 16-18 at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. STAIND singer Aaron Lewis will stage the fourth annual "Aaron Lewis & Friends" ...

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STAIND Interviewed By FANPASS At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE (Video)

Matt Pinfield of Fanpass conducted an interview with vocalist Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL at this year's Welcome To Rockville festival, which was held April 26-27 at Metro Park in Jacksonville, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. STAIND singer Aaron Lewis will stage the fourth annual "Aaron Lewis & Friends" ...

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STAIND: Fan-Filmed Footage Of ROCK ON THE RANGE Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of STAIND's May 16 performance at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio can be seen below. STAIND singer Aaron Lewis will stage the fourth annual "Aaron Lewis & Friends" benefit concert to raise money for his foundation, It Takes A Community, which is dedicated to serving the educational needs ...

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OTHERWISE Taps Producer DAVE BOTTRILL For Sophomore Album

Las Vegas breakthrough rockers have begun recording their sophomore album, "Peace At All Costs", for a tentative late summer/early fall release via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2012's "True Love Never Dies" is being helmed by by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE, STONE SOUR, GODSMACK, STAIND, PETER GABRIEL) at Audio ...

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NONPOINT Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced that NONPOINT will join its global roster of artists. Metal Blade will serve as the label home for the band outside North America, where NONPOINT remains signed to Razor & Tie. Since its debut album, "Statement", NONPOINT has done nothing but prove, record after record, they can still dominate stages ...

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NONPOINT Begins Recording New Album

Florida rockers NONPOINT have entered Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, STAIND, MEGADETH) and Daniel Salcidoto to begin work on their eighth studio album for a fall release via Razor & Tie. Comments NONPOINT vocalist Elias Soriano, "It's great to be back in the studio with Johnny K. "After the last ...

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