Anne Erickson holds bylines in several Gannett publications as well as Ultimate Classic Rock, Gibson Guitar, Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge and beyond. She's also a radio DJ and is currently working on-air on Townsquare Media rock station Banana 101.5-FM and is the programmer and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University. Interview highlights: Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle, Alice Cooper, Skillet, RED, As I Lay Dying, Cake.
Orion Music Festival Day 1 Photo Recap: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against + More
Armed with a brigade of rock, metal and electronic talent, Orion Music + More festival kicked off its weekend-long festival at Belle Isle in Detroit on Saturday (June 8), with Red Hot Chili Peppers closing out the evening.
Metallica Looking to Record Next Album with Rick Rubin
Following Metallica’s less-than-popular collaboration with Lou Reed last year, the metal gents are ready to get back into the studio and craft a proper Metallica set. Speaking with Metal Hammer (via Blabbermouth), frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich hinted that the next Metallica album will be another one with producer Rick Rubin in tow.
Metallica Give Kudos to the Mini Band’s Cover of ‘Enter Sandman’
Get the kiddies started young on hard rock and metal, right? That seems to be the case with the Mini Band, a Thatcham, United Kingdom-based outfit made up of 8- and 10-year-olds whose recent YouTube performance of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ is speedily becoming an Internet sensation, taking in almost there million views since early October.
Metallica and Lou Reed Song Leaks From ‘Lulu’
A track from the hotly anticipated upcoming Metallica and Lou Reed collaboration has leaked on YouTube, and Loudwire has the audio. Click below for a 38 second sample of the song, ‘The View,’ from the album, ‘Lulu,’ which arrives at your favorite record shop or online retailer on Nov. 1.
Metallica 2012 Wall Calendar Now Available
Metallica want you to get 2012 off to a headbanging start. While New Year's Day is still a few months away, the metal heavyweights have unveiled the official Metallica 2012 wall calendar, complete with rocking performance shots of the band mixed with behind-the-scenes shots.