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  • Metallica Announces North American WorldWired Tour Dates

    Metallica Announces North American WorldWired Tour Dates

    Fresh off of their performance at the Grammys, Metallica has announced a North American leg of their “WorldWired” tour. The trek, which kicks off May 10th in Baltimore, will be in support of their latest album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. It will be the band’s first full-scale North American tour since 2009. After the Baltimore, Maryland... »

  • Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

    Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

    Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ has joined Schecter’s artist roster and has a new signature bass with the company. The Schecter Johnny Christ Signature Bass features a brand new body shape and headstock. Built with an ash body, 3-piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard, the new bass is decked out in black with gold hardware. The... »

  • Avenged Sevenfold: Nightmare (Bass Recorded Versions)

    Avenged Sevenfold: Nightmare (Bass Recorded Versions)

    Hal Leonard has released Avenged Sevenfold: Nightmare, a new book in their Bass Recorded Versions series of transcription books. The 104-page book includes note-for-note transcriptions for all of Johnny Christ’s bass lines from the 2010 CD of the same name. The music is presented in both standard notation and tab. Song list: Buried Alive Danger... »

  • Johnny Christ on Avenged Sevenfold’s Number 1 Debut

    Johnny Christ on Avenged Sevenfold’s Number 1 Debut

    Avenged Sevenfold recently released “Nightmare” (July 27th) and have since topped the Billboard charts. In an interview with MTV, bassist Johnny Christ shared his reaction. “I got the call from my manager last night. Unfortunately, Matt [Sanders, better known as M. Shadows] and Zack [a.k.a. Zacky Vengeance] were doing press in L.A., but me and... »

  • Avenged Sevenfold Release “Nightmare”

    Avenged Sevenfold Release “Nightmare”

    Avenged Sevenfold has released their newest effort, Nightmare. This is the first album not to feature the band’s original drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who passed away late last year. In his stead for the album and subsequent touring is Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy. “Mike Portnoy has always been a hero of ours and Jimmy’s,”... »