• KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Says Return Of Big Rock Concerts In 2021 'Doesn't Look Too Promising'
    KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (see video below): "I think that we're gonna get creative with getting through the majority of the year, if we can't play shows. KORN's management and the band, we're just throwing things back […]
  • SATYRICON Frontman Says Upcoming Album Will 'Not Have The Instrumentation You Are Used To Hearing'
    Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON are working on their new album for a 2022 release. Last week, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven shared an Instagram photo of him in the studio with THORNS guitarist, keyboardist and programmer Snorre Ruch, and he included the following message: "Snorre Ruch and have been sparring musically for over twenty years […]
  • ANVIL's LIPS Defends TED NUGENT: 'He Never Says Anything Without The Backing Of Real Hard Statistics'
    In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow was asked if he would ever debate outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent on some of the issues they are both passionate about. Lips responded (see video below): "It's interesting. He's definitely got different views, especially when it comes to marijuana; we'd […]
  • New York Concert Venues Will Be Allowed To Reopen At 33% Capacity In April
    Starting on April 2, concerts in New York state will be allowed to resume at 33 percent capacity, with a limit of 100 people indoors or 200 people outdoors, and a requirement that all attendees wear masks and be socially distanced. According to The New York Times, those limits would be increased — to 150 […]
  • ALICE COOPER Doesn't Believe That Rock Is Dead, Says He Would Like GENE SIMMONS To Do His Taxes
    Alice Cooper has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that "rock and roll is where it should be right now." While rock and roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to […]
  • TONY IOMMI: RONNIE JAMES DIO's Death Was 'A Tremendous Loss'
    In a new interview with "The Rhino Podcast", Tony Iommi reflected on his time recording and touring with Ronnie James Dio as his bandmate in both BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL. The guitarist said (hear audio below): "It was really amazing. And it was going so good — the last [HEAVEN & HELL] album […]
  • SCORPIONS Are 'Almost Done' Recording New Album
    SCORPIONS' Mikkey Dee has just returned to Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany to resume recording the band's upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the disc will mark the German-Polish-Swedish hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new […]
  • GHOST Releases Music Video For 'Life Eternal' Featuring Footage From Final Show Of 'Prequelle' Tour
    Swedish metallers GHOST have released a new music video for the song "Life Eternal". The black-and-white clip, which can be seen below, features footage filmed at the final show of the band's "Prequelle" tour, which concluded exactly a year ago — on March 3, 2020 — at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico. […]
  • DREAM THEATER Guitarist On Upcoming Album: 'There's Definitely A Lot Of Energy And Excitement To It'
    DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci spoke to Metal Injection about the writing and recording process for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Distance Over Time" album. He said: "There's definitely a lot we learned from 'Distance Over Time'. And having said that, this is definitely something new and different as well. I can say this, […]
  • GODSMACK Is Working On 'Full-Length Rock Record' And 'Cool Vibey Acoustic Album'
    During a new appearance on "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's new studio album. He said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We are working hard this year and isolating and locking ourselves in the studio to not write one record but to write two […]
  • JEFFERSON STARSHIP Releases Music Video For 'Setting Sun'
    Legendary rock band JEFFERSON STARSHIP released an EP, "Mother Of The Sun", via Golden Robot Records in August 2020 and now the band has shared the music video for the EP track "Setting Sun". "Setting Sun" features David Freiberg on lead vocals and is highlighted by slide guitar by Jude Gold. The bluesy rock anthem […]
  • OBITUARY To Perform Entire 'The End Complete' Album During Livestream
    Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY have announced a new two-part spring livestream series. The band will perform its favorite songs on March 27 and run through its classic third album, 1992's "The End Complete", in its entirety on April 3. Tickets, t-shirts and bundles are available beginning this Friday, March 5 at 1 p.m. EST […]
  • WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Releases Lyric Video For Second MAMMOTH WVH Single 'You're To Blame'
    Wolfgang Van Halen has released the official lyric video for "You're To Blame", the second single from his solo band, MAMMOTH WVH. The track is taken from MAMMOTH WVH's self-titled debut album, due on June 11 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. MAMMOTH WVH's first single, "Distance", has reached No. 1 on the MediaBase and BDS […]
  • The Mob Rules (2021 Deluxe Edition) - BLACK SABBATH
    Ronnie James Dio's introduction into the BLACK SABBATH fold provided a much-needed infusion of fire on 1980's "Heaven and Hell". The group was re-energized, and that record's reception and subsequent touring cycle revived the vaunted icons as a heavy metal force. The group did not manage to avoid internal drama however, as drummer Bill Ward […]
  • Heaven And Hell (2021 Deluxe Edition) - BLACK SABBATH
    BLACK SABBATH's Ozzy Osbourne-era undoubtedly changed rock music and expedited the rise of heavy metal with the landmark work they released in the early '70s. That lineup however had been running on empty with their last two albums. 1976's "Technical Ecstasy" and 1978's "Never Say Die" were solid rock albums with a few catchy songs […]
  • CRISTINA SCABBIA On Fallout From LACUNA COIL Livestream: 'Sometimes There Is A Price To Pay If You Want To Stand Up For Your Ideals'
    LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has released a longer video explaining the band's decision to take part in an initiative dubbed "L'Ultimo Concerto?" (Last Concert) to highlight the increasingly uncertain future of music venues. Instead of delivering live performances as part of a scheduled free virtual stream on Saturday, February 27, each of around 130 […]
  • Here's The First Look At SEX PISTOLS Limited Series 'Pistol'
    The first look at "Pistol", a six-episode limited series about the legendary SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones, is available at Rolling Stone. Based on Jones's 2018 memoir "Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol", the series from Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, who also serves as executive producer and director, was created by Craig Pearce […]
  • LA POP ART Unveils KISS 'Word Art' Branded Line of Apparel
    LA Pop Art has joined forces with KISS to launch a branded "Word Art" line of apparel that celebrates the legendary band's enduring magic. LA Pop Art company founder Joseph Leibovic states: "'You wanted the best; you got the best!' We couldn't be more excited and honored to be working with one of the most […]
  • BIFF BYFORD Explains Why SAXON Chose To Cover AC/DC's 'Problem Child' For 'Inspirations' Album
    SAXON singer Biff Byford spoke to Sonic Perspectives about his band's decision to record a version of AC/DC's "Problem Child" for its upcoming covers album, "Inspirations". "Someone either gave me [AC/DC's] first album or I stole it back in the '70s," Biff said. "The thing with AC/DC is that they are groove monsters. Their songs […]
  • DRESS THE DEAD Feat. Ex-FORBIDDEN Members: New Single 'Circus Fleas' Available Now
    San Francisco Bay Area-based metal/heavy rock outfit DRESS THE DEAD has released "Circus Fleas", its latest single on Blood Blast, a digital subsidiary of Nuclear Blast Records. DRESS THE DEAD first announced the signing in December, along with a plan to release one new track per month for the first eight months of 2021. After […]

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