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KERRY KING Names MOTĂ–RHEAD, IRON MAIDEN And METALLICA Classics He Might Cover With His Solo Band

Published: May 27, 2024 17:09

On May 9, American Musical Supply conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King at this year's Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the differences in the musical direction of his…

IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON On His Third Marriage: 'It's The Calmest' Relationship 'I've Ever Had'

Published: May 27, 2024 16:11

In a new interview with Big Issue, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson said that he doesn't know whether he is qualified to advise his younger self about love. "Because I've just got married for the third time," he said. "All I can do is just talk about my…

NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Discusses 'Perfume Of The Timeless' Single In First 'Yesterwynde' Making-Of Video

Published: May 27, 2024 15:44

Symphonic metal veterans NIGHTWISH have released a new video in which keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen discusses the making of the band's upcoming album, "Yesterwynde", due on September 20, 2024 via Nuclear Blast. It marks the band's tenth…

LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA On Artificial Intelligence In Music: 'My First Impression Is That I Hate It Deeply'

Published: May 27, 2024 15:17

In a recent interview with Brazil's Sonoridades Inc., singer Cristina Scabbia of Italian goth metal veterans LACUNA COIL weighed in on a debate about people using an A.I. (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and…

MATT SORUM Says He Looks At His Exclusion From GUNS N' ROSES Reunion Differently Now: 'I'm Not Supposed To Be There'

Published: May 27, 2024 14:32

In a new interview with Chasta and Baby Huey of San Francisco Bay Area's 107.7 The Bone radio station, Matt Sorum reflected on his time as the drummer for GUNS N' ROSES. The 63-year-old musician, who replaced Steven Adler in the Axl Rose-fronted outfit,…

ACE FREHLEY Performs 'Cherry Medicine' Live For First Time

Published: May 27, 2024 12:57

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley played his song "Cherry Medicine" live for the first time during his concert on Sunday, May 26 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. Frehley released the…

Watch: METALLICA Performs Band's Longest Song To Date, 'Inamorata', Live For First Time

Published: May 27, 2024 01:25

METALLICA played the second show of the 2024 leg of its "M72" tour Sunday night (May 26) at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-night, no-repeat shows in each city— first in…

VIXEN Parts Ways With Singer LORRAINE LEWIS

Published: May 27, 2024 01:02

VIXEN has parted ways with singer Lorraine Lewis. Earlier today, Lewis released the following statement via her social media: "VIXEN Tribe and devoted fans: The band has taken a different direction, and as much as I will miss you please know that more Rock…

DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON Blasts 'Crybabies' Over A.I. Artwork Controversy: 'We Gave All The Wrong People A Voice'

Published: May 26, 2024 19:56

In a new interview with Belgian Jasper, DEICIDE bassist/vocalist Glen Benton once again addressed the controversy surrounding the cover artwork for the band's latest album, "Banished By Sin". Released on April 26 via Reigning Phoenix Music, the LP features…

New LACUNA COIL Album To Arrive Before End Of 2024

Published: May 26, 2024 16:42

In a recent interview with Brazil's Sonoridades Inc., singer Cristina Scabbia of Italian goth metal veterans LACUNA COIL spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Black Anima" album. She said (as…

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of NICKO MCBRAIN Performing Reimagined Versions Of IRON MAIDEN Classics With Orchestra

Published: May 25, 2024 20:40

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain performed reimagined versions of some of the band's classic songs with The Massed Bands of His Majesty's Royal Marines on March 8 at this year's 52nd Mountbatten Festival Of Music (MFM) at the Royal Albert Hall in London,…

JOHN CORABI Weighs In On The 'Evils' Of Social Media

Published: May 25, 2024 20:07

In a new interview with the DND Dynamite 80s Show, former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES frontman John Corabi spoke about his belief that music unites people regardless of their political, ideological, cultural, economic, religious or racial…

TONY IOMMI Still Wants To Remix BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'There Are Some Great Songs On That Album'

Published: May 25, 2024 17:55

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (May 22) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Tony Iommi once again spoke about his plans to remix BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album for future release. Issued in August 1983, "Born Again"…

IRON BUTTERFLY's DOUG INGLE Dead At 78

Published: May 25, 2024 16:15

IRON BUTTERFLY founding member, organist, primary composer and lead vocalist Doug Ingle has died at the age of 78. The news of his passing was shared by his son, Doug Ingle Jr., who wrote on social media: "It's with a heavy heart & great sadness to…

DEVIN TOWNSEND Opens Up About Mental Health: 'I've Always Been Very Hypersensitive To Things'

Published: May 25, 2024 14:49

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend was a guest on a recent episode of "Occupy The Void With Xtina and Tim", a new podcast about mental health, making music and staying alive hosted by Christina Rowatt and Tim Charles, violinist and…

K.K. DOWNING Says The Check 'Would Have To Be Very, Very Big' For Him To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST For One-Off Concert

Published: May 25, 2024 13:54

In a new interview with Conny Schiffbauer of Germany's WDR Rockpalast, Kenneth "K.K." Downing was asked if he would accept an invitation from JUDAS PRIEST to play with his former band at a one-off concert at a big festival. The 72-year-old guitarist, who…

IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On His Post-Ministroke Recovery: 'Even Holding A Drumstick, There Was Nothing There'

Published: May 24, 2024 22:39

In January 2023, Nicko McBrain, who has been the drummer for the heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN since 1982, was at his home in Boca Raton when he suffered a stroke with partial paralysis. That was the beginning of a challenging journey of physical…

SLASH On Artificial Intelligence In Music: 'I'm Not Super Excited About This New Development'

Published: May 24, 2024 21:49

In a new interview with the Battleground Podcast, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash weighed in on a debate about people using an A.I. (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence…

OVERKILL Announces Summer 2024 European Tour

Published: May 24, 2024 21:32

New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will embark on a European tour in late summer. Support on most of the dates will come from Spanish thrashers ANGELUS APATRIDA. OVERKILL tour dates: Aug. 30 - Posada, Romania - Posada Rock Festival* Aug. 31 - Istanbul, Turkey -…

JON BON JOVI: 'I'm Still In Deep Vocal Therapy'

Published: May 24, 2024 20:26

In a new interview with Associated Press entertainment journalist Alicia Rancilio, Jon Bon Jovi opened up about the vocal cord deterioration he experienced a few years ago which caused him to have surgery in 2022. He said: "It was heartbreaking, because I…

KIRK HAMMETT On Other Musicians Covering METALLICA: 'I Love It When People Interpret The Music Through Their Own Filter'

Published: May 24, 2024 19:06

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked if he likes to hear other musicians playing METALLICA music note for note or…

IAN GILLAN: SIMON MCBRIDE Is 'One Of The Best Things That Could Have Happened' To DEEP PURPLE

Published: May 24, 2024 17:49

In a new interview with Made In Metal, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked how he feels about the band's current guitarist Simon McBride performing songs that were originally written and recorded by Ritchie Blackmore. Ian responded (as transcribed by…

TONY IOMMI On OZZY OSBOURNE's Desire To Play One Last BLACK SABBATH Concert With BILL WARD: 'It'd Be A Nice Idea'

Published: May 24, 2024 15:36

During an appearance on the May 22 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was asked about Ozzy Osbourne's recent comment that he would like to play one final SABBATH concert with the band's original…

Watch: RUSH's GEDDY LEE And ALEX LIFESON Perform At GORDON LIGHTFOOT Tribute Concert In Toronto

Published: May 24, 2024 15:11

RUSH's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson made a surprise appearance Thursday night (May 23) at the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The longtime bandmates and best friends joined BLUE RODEO at Massey Hall to perform the Lightfoot…

KERRY KING: 'I Don't Say Stupid S**t' In Interviews

Published: May 24, 2024 14:29

In a new interview with Oran O'Beirne of Fistful Of Metal magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, who is promoting his debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", talked about what it's like to be in the spotlight and deal with the media, particularly as it…

DYLAN GERS, Son Of IRON MAIDEN Guitarist JANICK GERS, Releases New Solo Single 'Fly Fly Butterfly'

Published: May 24, 2024 14:01

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has released a new single, "Fly Fly Butterfly", through independent record label Sly-Tone. Written and solely performed by Dylan, with the exception of Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom…

Original SALIVA Singer JOSEY SCOTT Says His New Band Isn't Afraid To Draw Influences From All Music Genres

Published: May 23, 2024 23:46

In a new interview with Rock 100.5 The KATT's Cameron Buchholtz, original SALIVA singer Josey Scott (a.k.a. Joseph Sappington), who has been performing with his solo group in recent months under various names, including JOSEY SCOTT – THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF…

See Pro-Shot Video Of WITHIN TEMPTATION's 'The Reckoning' Performance With EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE

Published: May 23, 2024 22:41

Ahead of WITHIN TEMPTATION's upcoming tour, fans can prepare for the spectacle by reliving the adrenaline-pumping excitement of 2022's "Worlds Collide" run from the comfort of their homes, as the band's remarkable show at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on…

Watch: Ex-SKID ROW Singer ERIK GRĂ–NWALL Joins EUROPE For 'Cherokee' Performance In Stockholm

Published: May 23, 2024 22:22

Former SKID ROW singer Erik Grönwall joined veteran Swedish hard rockers EUROPE on stage earlier tonight (Thursday, May 23) at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the latter band's song "Cherokee". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen…

METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: How I Have Grown As A Lyricist

Published: May 23, 2024 21:12

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked if he thinks his confidence in his ability as a lyricist has grown a lot…

Go Inside METALLICA's Pop-Up Store In Munich, Germany

Published: May 23, 2024 20:04

To coincide with METALLICA's two concerts at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany this weekend, a pop-up shop opened on Wednesday, May 22 at Studio Balan ay Moosacher Strasse 86 and will remain open until Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. Several fan-filmed…

GREG PUCIATO Hopes THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Reunion Shows Are 'Wildly Successful': 'It Doesn't Bother Me At All'

Published: May 23, 2024 19:31

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, former THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN singer Greg Puciato was asked how he feels about the announcement that the band's original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis will reunite with guitarist Ben Weinman, the group's lone…

THE HELLACOPTERS Release New Single 'Stay With You'

Published: May 23, 2024 18:43

Swedish high-energy rock 'n' roll legends THE HELLACOPTERS have released a new single called "Stay With You", their first new original song since the release of their triumphant, chart-topping comeback album "Eyes Of Oblivion" in April 2022. And…

SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Rules Out Reunion With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's Not Gonna Happen'

Published: May 23, 2024 17:21

In a new interview with The Hook Rocks podcast, SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo was asked if he and his bandmates have "targeted" any new singers since SKID ROW's latest frontman — former "Swedish Idol" contestant Erik Grönwall — quit the band to…

Winds Of Disdain

Published: May 23, 2024 16:15

While symphonic metal aficionados will already be aware of TRAIL OF TEARS, over a decade has passed since the Norwegians last released new music, which means that "Winds of Disdain" will be many people's first taste of the band. With seven studio albums…

'Have You Got It Yet? The Story Of Syd Barrett And Pink Floyd' To Receive DVD And Blu-Ray Release In July

Published: May 23, 2024 15:34

Mercury Studios, Universal Music Group's innovative and multi-faceted content studio, has announced the DVD+Blu-ray release of the critically acclaimed documentary film "Have You Got It Yet?", a compelling dive into the life and genius of Syd Barrett of…

SAXON: 'Portraits' Photo Book Coming From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

Published: May 23, 2024 15:00

"Portraits Of Saxon - Through The Eighties", the latest book in the new "Portraits" series from Rufus Publications, is a photographic celebration of SAXON at their hungriest, most powerful and strident, fronted of course by the authentic Peter "Biff"…

New QUEENSRŸCHE Book 'Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)' Now Available

Published: May 23, 2024 14:05

"Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)" is now available, and can be purchased directly through the publisher, NW Metalworx Music, at this location. An oversized coffee-table book featuring almost 600 full-color pages of detail…

Watch: SHINEDOWN's SMITH And MYERS Cover LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven' At Grammy Hall Of Fame Gala

Published: May 23, 2024 13:36

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers performed a cover of the LED ZEPPELIN classic "Stairway To Heaven" at the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum's inaugural Grammy Hall Of Fame Gala. The Gala took place this past Tuesday (May 21) at…

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Interviewed By BRIAN POSEHN At 'Filling The Void' Event In Colorado: Video, Photos

Published: May 23, 2024 13:12

On May 22, Geezer Butler was joined by comedian Brian Posehn at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado for a night of discussion with BLACK SABBATH's legendary bassist about his book, "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", life, and…

New BREAKING BENJAMIN Music To Arrive This Year 'For Sure'

Published: May 22, 2024 22:00

In a new interview with Ronni Hunter and Thick Rick of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station, BREAKING BENJAMIN guitarist Jasen Rauch spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new studio album. He said (as transcribed by…

JAMES HETFIELD: It Is 'A Travesty' That MOTĂ–RHEAD Hasn't Been Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Published: May 22, 2024 20:43

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke about some of his recently acquired tattoos, including one that pays tribute…

NITA STRAUSS Wants To 'Keep On Expanding' And 'Trying New Things' On Upcoming Third Solo Album

Published: May 22, 2024 19:40

In a new interview with Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station, Nita Strauss was asked about her plans for the follow-up to her sophomore solo album, "The Call Of The Void", which came out last July via Sumerian Records. She said (as transcribed…

KERRY KING On Use Of Fire During Live Shows: 'It Goes Hand In Hand With This Kind Of Music'

Published: May 22, 2024 18:54

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about his love of concert pyrotechnics and the use of fire in the "Residue" music video from his solo band. Asked where his love of pyro started…

Palm Reader

Published: May 22, 2024 17:26

If first impressions were any guide, one could assume that HIGH DESERT QUEEN were a classic, straight-ahead stoner rock band. "Palm Reader" begins with an unapologetic blast of sun-scorched amplifier abuse. "Ancient Aliens" is a ferocious and authoritative…

Doom Metal Legends PENTAGRAM To Release New Studio Album

Published: May 22, 2024 15:49

Stoner and doom metal powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds Records has announced the signing of U.S. pioneers of doom metal PENTAGRAM. The deal will include the release of a long-anticipated new studio album, as well as the reissue of PENTAGRAM's "Sub-Basement"…

Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

Published: May 22, 2024 15:21

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Forbidden" can be seen below. "Forbidden" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31…

DISTURBED's DAN DONEGAN On Performing 'Don't Tell Me' Live With ANN WILSON For First Time: 'It Was Like A Dream Sequence'

Published: May 22, 2024 14:12

In a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan spoke about what it was like to have HEART's Ann Wilson join his band on stage for the first time at the Welcome To Rockville festival on…

IGNITE And SLAPSHOT Announce Fall 2024 East Coast Tour

Published: May 22, 2024 13:35

Orange County melodic hardcore five-piece IGNITE will team up with the Boston-based hardcore punk band SLAPSHOT for an East Coast tour this fall. Additional support on the trek will come from DEATH BY STEREO and SCHOOL DRUGS. IGNITE said: "We are all very…

Watch: AC/DC Plays Second Show Of 2024 'Power Up' European Tour

Published: May 22, 2024 12:56

Legendary hard rockers AC/DC played the second show of their "Power Up" European tour Tuesday night (May 21) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. As was the case at Friday's (May 17) show at the same venue — the…

BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Published: May 21, 2024 23:42

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC…

ERIC MARTIN Explains Why He Won't Tour With MR. BIG Anymore

Published: May 21, 2024 22:34

In a new interview with Tulsa Music Stream, MR. BIG frontman Eric Martin addressed the announcement that that the group's ongoing "The BIG Finish" farewell will in fact mark the last time he and his bandmates hit the road together. He said (as transcribed…

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Explains Why He Finds Touring To Be 'Artistically Redundant'

Published: May 21, 2024 20:12

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian was a featured guest on a recent episode of the Soul Boom With Rainn Wilson podcast, a series of intimate conversations, hosted by comedic actor, producer and writer Rainn Wilson, exploring meaningful and inspiring…

MICHAEL ANTHONY Feels That WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'Probably Wasn't Excited' About Being In VAN HALEN

Published: May 21, 2024 18:31

In a new interview with Sally Steele, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was asked if he had a chance to speak to Eddie Van Halen before the legendary guitarist's passing in October 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No,…

CREED's SCOTT STAPP Admits There Was 'Frustration, Anger' And 'Hurt' Over Being 'The Most Hated Band By The Media'

Published: May 21, 2024 17:14

In a new interview with Consequence, Scott Stapp was asked if the enthusiastic response to CREED's current reunion serves as vindication for the singer and his bandmates after they experienced "a good amount of backlash" following their initial commercial…

Between The Worlds Of Life And Death

Published: May 21, 2024 16:33

Denver-dwelling doyens of dazzling tech-death, VALE OF PNATH have earned a cult following for the sheer claustrophobic extremity of their sound. Previous albums "The Prodigal Empire" (2011) and "II" (2016) had an idiosyncratic, gothic quality to them, but…

NONPOINT Releases New Single 'Underdog'

Published: May 21, 2024 15:56

NONPOINT has unveiled a new single, "Underdog", along with an accompanying official music video. According to a press release, the song embodies the spirit of perseverance, urging listeners to embrace their underdog status and defy expectations. NONPOINT…

NOTHING MORE Announces 'Carnal' Tour 2024 With SET IT OFF, FROM ASHES TO NEW And POST PROFIT

Published: May 21, 2024 15:15

Three-time Grammy Award-nominated rockers NOTHING MORE have announced their headlining "Carnal" tour 2024 produced by Live Nation. Earlier this week, NOTHING MORE wrapped up a co-headlining spring tour with WAGE WAR which sold out various shows. The late…

STEEL PANTHER Announces August/September 2024 U.S. Tour

Published: May 21, 2024 14:39

With their recent U.S. headline tour now wrapped and before the band heads over to continue their global domination in Europe, California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have announced the final batch of headline dates in the U.S. as part of their "On…

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