Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Remembering ‘Dimebag’ Darrell: Slash Praises Dime’s ‘Phenomenal’ Guitar Skills

Dec. 8, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott‘s tragic death. In remembrance of the guitar phenom, we’ve spoken to rock and metal’s greatest musicians to gather stories and testimonies of admiration towards the immortal shredder.
First off, we’ve got the one-and-only Slash. In this clip, the top-hatted guitarist talks chilling with Dime and other musicians at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla. Slash also puts a huge emphasis on what “a phenomenal guitar player” the cowboy from hell truly was. “He had a great tone and a great original style and wrote very unique riffs … He was one of the best new guitar players that came out over a long period of time,” Slash declares.
Watch Slash remember ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott in the clip above and stay tuned for lots more tribute videos between now and Dec. 8.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Marilyn Manson Invites Fans Into the ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’ With New Song Read More: Marilyn Manson Unveils 'Third Day of a Seven Day Binge' Song

Here’s an awesome surprise to start your week. Out of nowhere, Marilyn Manson has released a new song, ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge,’ and the track points toward another progressive step for Manson’s signature sound.
After a self-admitted lull in Manson’s career, the Antichrist Superstar came back with guns blazing in the form of 2012′s ‘Born Villain.’ Two years later, the iconic frontman continues his imaginative streak.
Fans can see the image all too clearly. ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’ taps into Marilyn Manson’s self-destructive side, which has been a reliable cornerstone of the man’s music for eight studio albums.
Beginning with a fuzzy bass line, ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’ is led by Manson’s troubled whispers until the clanging of guitar takes over. You can almost see the exhale of smoke or a disappearing line of powder come through once Manson’s first verse comes in, pinning a sharp visual element to ‘Third Day,’ which Manson has always been able to paint into his most affective tracks.
‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’ will appear on Manson’s as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. You can stream the tune in the player above. Additionally, Manson has offered fans a free download of the track. All you’ve got to do is sign up for Marilyn Manson’s mailing list and the track is yours to own.