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Zakk Wylde Files Restraining Order Against Neighbor, Doesn’t Appreciate “Sacrifices”

Zakk Wylde, who TMZ excitedly refers to as “one of the greatest thrasher guitarists EVER,” has filed a restraining order against a 20-year-old neighbor who left a “sacrifice” on the lawn of the Black Label Society front man’s home. The “sacrifice” (pictured above, courtesy of TMZ but I’m sure you saw that considering the ridiculously large watermark) consisted of a Sharpied guitar, a shirt, a visor and a box cutter. 

The moral of the story? If you’re lucky enough to live next to Zakk em-effing Wylde, don’t ruin that totally bar-story-worthy situation by being a total creeper.

Watch A Pair Of Metal Musicians Play Metal Music

Catchy title, huh? Go ahead and check out Trivium’s Matt and Corey breaking down some riffs from “Forsake Not The Dream" and Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson thumpin’ away on "Five Magics.” 

Everyone Loves Streaming New Music Apparently

I’d write some witty comment here but I know you just want the new music. Well, here you go.

Blink-182 “Neighborhoods”

Chickenfoot “III”

Sebastian Bach “Kicking and Screaming”

And then there’s the first full song from Loutallica called “The View.” Remember when I said “30 seconds does not an album make?” Yeah… I might have been wrong about that one.

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First Lou Reed & Metallica “Lulu” Teaser Revealed

Everyone was wondering how the collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica would sound and now we have a shred of an idea. Take a listen to the video above and judge for yourself. It’s… different. But 30 seconds does not an album make.

Rob Halford Takes Tumble, Still Hell Bent For Leather

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford proved that even a godfather of metal can have a rough entrance. After riding his motorcylce onstage during performance in Brazil over the weekend, Halford fell off the ride, slightly lessening the cool factor. Have to give the man props for a quick recovery, though.

Foo Fighters Twang It Up In Kansas City

The Foo Fighters have released a video of Dave Grohl and Co. performing a catchy little number called "Keepin It Clean (Hot Buns)" in Kansas City. The Foos don’t really need a reason to do crazy things anymore but this costumed concert on a flatbed in the middle of the street wasn’t just for fun. It was a jab at the Westboro Baptist Church who were picketing the band’s KC show for not exhibiting “obedience to God.”

Anthrax Drummer To Throw First Pitch At Cubs Game

Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday’s (Sep. 21) Cubs game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. It’s unknown at this time if officials are worried about a mosh and/or getting caught in one.

FRET12 Question of the Week

We love to hear from you all here at FRET12. So, in order to crack open those lines of communication even more, we’re going to be posting a question of the week each week on Twitter. Here’s the cool part. If your response to the question (along with the tag #F12QOW) catches our eye, we’ll highlight it in our weekly newsletter, The Weekly Riff! Fame and infamy will follow. But remember, you can’t participate unless you’re following @FRET12 on Twitter!

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Lou Reed And Metallica

We are very interested to hear what the music will sound like from this unique collaboration.

Weekly Riff - Exercise in G Major

FRET12 instructor Tim Tournier shows you two forms of a G Major scale.  

Ozzy Hears A Never Before Heard Randy Rhoads Solo

Ozzy’s face says it all

Orianthi To Play With Alice Cooper For Upcoming Tour

Sad to hear that our good friend Damon Johnson won’t be on the tour but also excited to hear that Orianthi will be taking his place…

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This Is Hot!

The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ much-anticipated new album, I’m with You, is streaming for free now, via iTunes. The band’s forthcoming album began streaming for free today and will continue to stream until the album is released. To hear the entire album, visit

Oh Lulu

The album by Metallica and Lou Reed will be called Lulu, and it features songs inspired by a pair of plays by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind. Metallica said Reed originally planned to use the songs in a theatrical production of the plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box, which together tell the story of a young, abused dancer’s life and relationships.

“After coming together with the ’Tallica boys for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together,” the band said in a statement. “Lou was inspired enough by that performance to recently ask the band to join him in taking his theatrical Lulu piece to the next level and so starting in early May of this year we were all camped out recording at HQ studios in Northern California, bringing us to today and 10 complete songs.”

An official website has been established for the project at The album will be released worldwide on October 31 and in North America on November 1. Song titles revealed so far are “Junior Dad,” “Mistress Dread” and “Pumping Blood.”

My Chemical Romance…Still Recording…

My Chemical Romance revealed at their recent show in Chicago that they will be recording a new album after their current tour. Hip Hip…okay.

Life Goes By In The Blink Of An Eye

"When they say that C word, you can’t believe it." Blink-182 guitarist-vocalist Tom DeLonge recounted the scary day last year at the doctor, after someone noticed a strange-looking spot on his chest. “It was just a little thing,” he told to Noisecreep. “Someone pointed it out and said, ‘You should get that checked out.’ I did, next thing I know it’s ‘By the way, you have cancer.”

DeLonge’s melanoma diagnosis was dealt with quickly, and today he’s confident that they got everything. “They can never tell you completely that it’s perfect but it looks like all is okay. I didn’t have to get any chemotherapy or radiation. I was on the edge of having to do it, but thankfully, no.”

While on the 2011 Honda Civic Tour tour with his band Blink-182, sharing the bill with My Chemical Romance, DeLonge has created an opportunity for fans to get involved battling cancer, a disease which has also touched his immediate family.

Way to go Tom, good things to do!

Writing For A Job, For A Cowboy

Arizona extreme metallers Job For A Cowboy are putting the finishing touches on the pre-production demos for their upcoming studio album. The CD is tentatively due next year via Metal Blade Records.

Soil Staind

Former Staind drummer Jon Wysocki will sit behind the kit for Soil during the Chicago band’s upcoming co-headlining U.K. tour with Puddle of Mudd.

Soil will return to the U.K. in October with a lineup that will include the band’s original lead singer and founding member Ryan McCombs and fellow founding members Tim King and Adam Zadel.

Wysocki discussed the tour: “I’m looking forward to joining my friends in Soil on this tour. I’ve known these guys for a long time and always loved their music. I’m honored to be playing on this tour with the band for the amazing European fans. Looking forward to seeing you at the shows. Don’t miss this one!”

LinkedIn To The Music Business

LinkedIn is for business contacts, right? Exactly, which is why bands may want to consider a LinkedIn profile - on top of everything else.  Not for existing fans, but for the business connections that can bring more fans.

Here’s a rundown of how to approach this network from Kelli Richards of the All Access Group, who just released Taking the Crowd to the Cloud: Social Media for the Music Industry.  It’s available at and at e-book sellers:

"Depending on what you do and how experienced you are around social media, you may or may not see the wisdom in being on the LinkedIn network.  But make no mistake, the industry leaders in your field, and the reviewers, bloggers and print media writers are most definitely there – so this becomes a valuable link in your online chain – and, believe me, that chain reaches all the way from you to your fans.  In fact, there are seventy million users on Linkedin, and 37 percent of those are making more than 6 figures.  So while your listeners and fan base may not be looking for you on LinkedIn, you can find some amazing connections there – and successful collaborations – along with some fully funded fans, followers and even brand advocates and sponsors for your merchandise and events.

Read more here.

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Between The FRETS: 6/17/11

Guns N’ Reunion

Duff McKagan might be kicking himself. In a recent interview at the Download Festival, former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver bassists, now Loaded frontman, said this:

"It would be, it will be, really fun to go to South America and the U.K. with Loaded and Izzy [Stradlin] to do a tour together…he and I talked about it and it’d be great.”

McKagan’s comments sparked another internet craze over a possible GNR reunion; a department in which McKagan’s been making waves having played with each member of the original line-up over the last year, including a concert with the current Guns N’ Roses line-up in October 2010. Maybe, just maybe, it will happen…

Tremonti Van Halen

Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti sat down with Mulatschag TV and talked about listening to the entire new Van Halen album after being invited to do so by the band’s bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. How about an Eddie Van Halen vs. Mark Tremonti guitar battle?

Zombie Cleaning Up

Metal legend and film director Rob Zombie has turned in a new direction. The shock rocker just directed a commercial for the laundry detergent, Woolite. Check out the commercial here.

Metallica’s New Album

Legendary musician Lou Reed and the metal gods of Metallica have written a new album together. The collaborators had locked themselves away in Metallica’s home studio in San Francisco, successfully keeping the project under wraps until now… Read Rolling Stone’s article for more on the newly-released information. 

A Brand New Announcement

New York rock band Brand New has announced five shows on the West Coast in September. The band has been quiet since the headlining tour for their highly successful album Daisy. The release of the album fulfilled the band’s contract requirements with Interscope Records, providing them the opportunity to freely navigate - sans label restrictions. In early 2010, drummer Brian Lane hinted at purely digital future releases or possible free music for fans. Either way, we’re jealous of all you on the West Coast! 

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