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  • KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Is 'Unable To Perform' With Band For Foreseeable Future
    KIX has announced that guitarist Ronnie Younkins is unable to perform with the band for the foreseeable future. He will be temporarily replaced by Bob Paré, an accomplished musician who studied at the Music Institute in Los Angeles and taught music theory and guitar at several institutions, including Western Maryland College and Maryland Institute of […]
  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Releases Music Video For 'Darkness Settles In'
    FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released the official music video for its new single, "Darkness Settles In". The track, a fan favorite taken from the band's latest studio album, "F8", was produced by the band, alongside Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED). Sonically, it takes listeners on a journey, starting from a place of stripped-down rawness […]
  • TED NUGENT Says Systemic Racism Doesn't Exist In The United States: 'We Fixed That'
    Ted Nugent has denied that systemic racism exists in the United States. The outspoken conservative rocker made the claim during a YouTube stream with his wife Shemane earlier today (Wednesday, May 5). He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There is no systemic racism. It's a lie. There isn't any systemic racism. We fixed that. It's […]
  • Should BILL WARD Have Played With BLACK SABBATH At Final Concert? TOMMY CLUFETOS Responds
    In a new interview with Rocking With Jam Man, BLACK SABBATH's touring drummer Tommy Clufetos was asked if he thinks the band's original drummer Bill Ward should have joined the rest of the group on stage for a song or two during the final show of SABBATH's "The End" tour in February 2017 in Birmingham, […]
  • La Morsure du Christ - SETH
    It's hard to deny that black metal means a lot of different things to different people. It can be raw and primitive, or atmospheric and progressive, and a lot of time can be wasted debating whether one or other approach is the true (or possibly tr00 or even trü) path into the musical abyss. Obviously, […]
  • MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Had No Involvement In MEGADETH's 30th-Anniversary Celebrations For 'Rust In Peace' Album
    Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has told The Oakland Press that he had no involvement in last year's 30th-anniversary celebrations for the Grammy Award-nominated "Rust In Peace", Friedman's first album with the band. "I don't really follow those things," he said. "I'm more interested in the future rather than celebrating something that's been celebrated in […]
  • NITA STRAUSS's Advice To Young Guitarists: 'Unapologetically Be Yourself'
    In a new interview with Sweetwater, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was asked what piece of advice she had for young guitarists who are trying to breaking into the industry. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think my best advice, across the board, is always just unapologetically […]
    George Lynch paid musical tribute to Eddie Van Halen during the former DOKKEN guitarist's May 1 performance at the Dallas International Guitar Festival at Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, Texas. At the end of the impromptu jam, George told the crowd: "In remembrance of our fallen brother, who is one of the greatest inspirations of […]
  • DREAM THEATER Announces 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives'; YTSEJAM RECORDS Catalog To Be Reissued
    DREAM THEATER, the two-time Grammy-nominated legends of progressive music, have announced the "Lost Not Forgotten Archives". This fresh collaboration between the band and record label InsideOut Music will see the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalog reissued, alongside some brand new additions to this special collectors series. (Ytsejam is the label imprint which DREAM THEATER […]
  • SAMMY HAGAR 'Knew' EDDIE VAN HALEN's Health Was Declining In Weeks Prior To His Death: 'It Was Heartbreaking'
    Sammy Hagar stopped by the KLOS virtual series "New & Approved" to speak with Matt Pinfield about his extensive career and how he mended his relationship with the late Eddie Van Halen. Prior to the guitarist's October 2020 passing, Sammy said that the two were fortunately able to reconnect thanks to the great comedian George […]
  • WILLOW SMITH Reunites JADA PINKETT SMITH's Metal Band WICKED WISDOM For 'Red Table Talk' Performance
    Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter Willow surprised her mom for the May 5 episode of Facebook Watch's "Red Table Talk" by reuniting the actress's old metal band WICKED WISDOM for a special performance. "Hey ma, you might be a little suspicious recently because I've been cooking up something on the side for this beautiful day," the […]
    Thrash heads know the score. You never could fuck with ARTILLERY as members of the serrated-edge riff elite, from the Danish band's early classics "Terror Squad" and "By Inheritance" right through to more recent works by the reconvened and consistently convincing incarnation of guitarist Michael Stützer's enduring ensemble. Their last album, "The Face Of Fear", […]
  • MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Buys 'Japanese-Inspired Modern Sanctuary' In Brentwood For $4.15 Million
    According to TMZ, Tommy Lee has purchased a new house in Brentwood, California. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer spent $4.15 million on "a Japanese-inspired modern sanctuary" which has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and it features "Zen-like indoor-outdoor living space." The 4,266-square-foot house is situated in a "picturesque canyon" with spacious open floorplan living with dining, a […]
  • TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Thought There Was 'No Coming Back' For NIGHTWISH After MARCO HIETALA's Departure
    NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen says that Marco Hietala's decision to leave the band "came as a bit of a surprise." The bassist/vocalist announced his departure from NIGHTWISH in January, explaining in a statement that he hadn't "been able to feel validated by this life for a quite a few years now." Holopainen […]
  • K.K. DOWNING: 'I Feel Very Confident That The True PRIEST Is Within Me'
    Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke to Clovis Roman of Brazil's Acesso Music about his autobiography "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", which was released in September 2018 via Da Capo Press. Addressing his reasons for telling his life story in book form, Downing said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "With the book, […]
  • ANTHRAX Members Discuss Genesis Of 'Fistful Of Metal' Album In Second 40th-Anniversary-Celebration Video
    One of the "Big Four" turns the Big 4-0 this year and is celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honor the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge […]
  • Watch DINO CAZARES Play FEAR FACTORY's New Song 'Disruptor'
    Video of FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares playing the band's first new song in over five years, "Disruptor", can be seen below. The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Disruptor" video — created by Finland's Riivata Visuals — is also available, along […]
  • ILL NIÑO Teams Up With P.O.D.'s SONNY SANDOVAL For New Single 'All Or Nothing'
    ILL NIÑO has released a video for the new track "All Or Nothing", featuring a guest appearance by P.O.D. vocalist Sonny Sandoval, from the group's forthcoming album, "IllMortals". "Like P.O.D., ILL NIÑO have always incorporated their culture, roots and heritage into their music and sound, which have set them apart in this metal scene for […]
  • HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Collaborates With Germany's THE PICTUREBOOKS On New Song 'Rebel'
    THE PICTUREBOOKS, the German biker-blues duo consisting of Fynn Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink, has already caused a sensation this year with various collaborations like Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED) and Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) and additional musical guests Ryan Sinn (THE DISTILLERS) and Dave Dinsmore (Brant Bjork), presenting the band to an even larger audience. The hard-working band […]
  • RUSH's 'The Spirit Of Radio' Covered By THE POLYPHONIC SPREE: Music Video Now Available
    THE POLYPHONIC SPREE has just released a music video for its performance of "The Spirit Of Radio" by RUSH, the 1980 hit song by the legendary Canadian rock band. The song is featured on "Afflatus", THE POLYPHONIC SPREE's new album of cover songs, which came out on April 16. Now, fans can watch THE POLYPHONIC […]

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