In Other Rock News…(August 12th)

Billy Corgan and Metallica make up the August 12th edition of "In Other Rock News..."  Enjoy!


Billy Corgan’s New Title

Remember when Billy Corgan was named “Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development” at Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling last year?  Well, someone just got a promotion!

Just announced, Corgan has been named President of Impact Ventures, the parent company of TNA Wrestling.  In a statement, former President (now Chairman) Dixie Carter said, “In working with Billy over the last 16 months, he has impressed me to the point that I’ve been in discussions with him to take an elevated strategic leadership role within the company. The more we discussed our vision for the organization, the clearer it became that position needed to match his commitment.”

Congrats to Corgan!

Ray Burton Is An Adorable Man!

Ray Burton, the father of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, recently received his copy of Metallica: Back To The Front, the new book about the band’s 1986 album Master Of Puppets, and he did a video going through the deluxe version of the release.  Seeing him leaf through the book seeing pictures of Cliff is just so sweet!

Ray Burton Receives His Copy of "Metallica: Back to the Front"

The ever-so-charming Ray Burton received his Deluxe Edition of "Metallica: Back to the Front." Pre-order your copy of the Deluxe Edition now at Standard Hardcover Edition is also available for pre-order on &

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.