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Alan D. Welding

COO/EIC Pittsburgh Music Magazine, Photographer, Rhetoric and Journalism Teacher, musician, artist, writer, tattoo enthusiast, animal lover.

RIP Adam Yauch

Although not necessarily directly relating to the genre that is typically reported about here at PMM.com, The Beastie Boys Adam Yauch (MCA) was a fantastic and influential musician. Many of The Beastie Boys songs crossed over into heavy/punk/metal/rock territory. Anyone in the age range of 30-45 certainly have […]

Shawn Economaki No Longer with Stone Sour

Corey Taylor announced yesterday via twitter: “As some of you might have heard but I’ll confirm it: Shawn Economaki is no longer with Stone Sour. We wish him luck in the future.” Economaki had been absent during their last tour due to personal reasons. Apparently, Jim Root (guitarist) […]

GWAR Back to the Studio

After losing guitarist Cory Smoot and retiring the character Flattus Maximus, it appears that GWAR are ready to look for a new guitarist and head back to the studio, “Faced with the daunting task of finding a new Scumdog who can match the standard of excellence the band […]

Red Lamb featuring Dan Spitz & Dave Mustaine

What happens when you collide some of the biggest heavy metal musicians to shout the truth to the world? You start a new band called RED LAMB. Dan Spitz, formerly of Anthrax, and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, who together have sold records approaching 50 million copies, are telling […]

The 3rd Annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT

TraMaí Entertainment is hosting the 3rd Annual California Music Industry Summit (CMIS) at The Hilton Hotel in Downtown Oakland on June 8 –9th, 2012. CMIS is a national and international conference that is “The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music!”. Taking place over two days and nights, […]

Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo

There is a particular beauty to guitars. If I had the money, I would collect them like a kid collects bottle caps (wait, does that happen anymore?). My wife often asks why one is not enough. A picture such as the above speaks volumes to that question. But […]

Exclusive Interview with Multi-Talented Actress Briana Evigan

The following is courtesy of Steelesque Movement: Catch up with the multi-talented actress Briana Evigan. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0263759/ https://twitter.com/#!/brianaevigan_2 https://www.facebook.com/brianaeviganofficial Support Briana Evigan’s Fundraising Efforts by visiting http://www.crowdrise.com/somalymamfoundation Like and follow Steelesque on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steelesque/144048315655883 Special thanks To Mr. E of Steelesque Movement!