Metallica’s Reaction To Rap & EDM Is Surprising

Metallica frontman James Hetfield discussed hip hop and electronica music in a new interview with La Tercera, as transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar: "It's not something that I enjoy, but when I see my children or other...

Pearl Jam Announce Replacement For Neil Young At Rock Hall of Fame

Unfortunately Neil Young has fallen ill, so he will be unable to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend in New York. In his place, legendary late night...

Iconic Singer Comes Out As Gay

After decades of keeping his sexuality and romantic life private, Barry Manilow has come out as gay. He announced the news in a People article where he discussed his partner of 39 years,...

Alice In Chains & Pearl Jam Members Pay Tribute To Layne Staley: 15th Anniversary...

Legendary Alice In Chains and Mad Season frontman Layne Staley died 15 years ago today from a drug overdose in his Seattle home. Over the years, Alternative Nation has interviewed many of Staley's...

Eddie Vedder Gives Ex-Pearl Jam Drummer Awesome Gift

Eddie Vedder did something awesome for original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen. On MLB Opening Day, Vedder gave Krusen a signed baseball. Krusen wrote on Instagram, "#openingday2017 thanks Ed!" Krusen is...

John Frusciante Didn’t Break One Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitar For Beautiful Reason

While many rock and roll stars break their guitars, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante never did, according to his guitar tech. Dave Lee told JFEffects. "This is a very good question....

Remembering Nirvana’s Most Insane Concerts On 23rd Anniversary Of Kurt Cobain’s Death

Editor's note: Greg Prato originally published this article on April 3, 2015 on Alternative Nation.  We are re-publishing it today to honor Kurt Cobain on the 23rd anniversary of his passing.  Check out Greg's...

Review: Dusty Grant’s Chris Cornell Influenced “This Longing Heart” Is An Unplugged Anthem

Dusty Grant recently released a new single titled “This Longing Heart.” It was recorded at Magnitude Creative in Wichita, Kansas. The track calls back to the MTV Unplugged sound of the 1990’s, it’s simply Grant’s...

Foo Fighters Guitarist Talks Rock Hall of Fame

NOTE: Chris Shiflett has said that he was joking about the Pearl Jam comment and that he didn't say anything to Dave Grohl about the Rock Hall of Fame. Alternative Nation interviewed Foo Fighters guitarist...

Eddie Van Halen Did Something Awesome For Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante's guitar tech Dave Lee discussed what Eddie Van Halen did for Frusciante in a new JFEffects article. I would have to ask how John's WH-10 wah wah...