• HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is 'Honored' To Be Able To See KAMALA HARRIS Become First Female Vice President In American History
    HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale says that she is honored to be able to see Kamala Harris became the first female vice president in American history. On Wednesday, after watching the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States, Lzzy took to her Instagram to share a photo of Amanda Gorman, who […]
  • SLASH Has Written 'A Lot Of Good Material' While In Quarantine: 'I've Been Really Busy'
    GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently joined Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott for a special interview via Zoom. Asked how he has been dealing with the coronavirus crisis, Slash said (see video below): "I've been really busy. If anything, this whole episode has afforded me a lot of time to be creative. So it's been good." Pressed […]
  • Scarred - SCARRED
    It's not just the usual territories that are producing admirable amounts of forward-thinking heavy music these days. Lots of remarkable things have been emerging through France's excellent KLONOSPHERE imprint, as founded and perpetuated by members of French prog crew KLONE, over the last few years, and Luxembourg's SCARRED may be the finest among them. If […]
  • ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER Responds To Former Singer ALEX VARKATZAS's 'Fake Heavy' Diss
    In October, California metallers ATREYU surprise-released a new song called "Save Us". It was the first taste of the band's music since the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas a month earlier. A couple of days before "Save Us"'s release, Varkatzas updated his Instagram stories with hashtags that seemed to throw shade at his former bandmates […]
  • METALLICA Is Making 'Glacial' Progress On New Album
    In a new Classic Rock interview celebrating the 40th anniversary of DIAMOND HEAD's "Lightning To The Nations" album, Lars Ulrich was asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for METALLICA's follow-up to 2016's "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" LP. He responded: "[It's been] glacial. These are the craziest of times and nothing is letting up. There's […]
  • TOTO's STEVE LUKATHER Releases Music Video For 'I Found The Sun Again'
    Steve Lukather (a.k.a. "Luke") and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present the title track "I Found The Sun Again", the third and final instant gratification release from Luke's upcoming studio album, due out February 26. The accompanying video presents Luke and his girlfriend Amber Thayer (former wife of KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer), who […]
    Drummer Tommy Clufetos (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER) will rejoin THE DEAD DAISIES when they hit the road in support of their new album, "Holy Ground". Clufetos previously toured with THE DEAD DAISIES in 2015. Deen Castronovo, who laid down the drums on "Holy Ground" and 2018's "Burn It Down", […]
  • MOONSPELL Drops Music Video For 'All Or Nothing'
    Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will release their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the disc's third single, "All Or Nothing", can be seen below. "All Or Nothing" brings back the ethereal and melodic sounds of MOONSPELL served by a beautiful musical landscape, and makes it most […]
  • JAMES DURBIN Explains His Abrupt Departure From QUIET RIOT
    James Durbin says that he wanted to stay with QUIET RIOT long enough to play shows in support of the last album he recorded with the band. In September 2019, QUIET RIOT parted ways with Durbin and replaced him with Jizzy Pearl. Pearl previously fronted QUIET RIOT from 2013 until October 2016, when he was […]
  • CHRIS HOLMES Says W.A.S.P. Became A 'One-Man Show' After First Album
    Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the circumstances that led to his initial departure from the band. Holmes joined W.A.S.P. in 1982 and remained with the group until 1990. In 1996, the guitarist returned to W.A.S.P. and stayed with the band until 2001. Chris has not played […]
  • PRETTY MAIDS Singer RONNIE ATKINS Releases Music Video For 'One Shot' Solo Single
    Frontiers Music Srl will release "One Shot", the new solo album from Danish vocalist Ronnie Atkins, album on March 12. The official music video for the disc's second single, the title track, can be seen below. "To be honest, I initially had no intention to do a solo album to begin with, but for various […]
  • BON JOVI Guitarist PHIL X And THE DRILLS To Release ''I Love You' On Her Lips' Single
    Phil X, prolific studio guitarist, songwriter and renowned guitarist for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees BON JOVI, and his band THE DRILLS will release a new single, "'I Love You' On Her Lips" on February 8 via Golden Robot Records. The track features Phil X on guitars and lead vocals, Daniel Spree on […]
  • WEEZER Announces 'OK Human' Album
    Los Angeles, California's WEEZER will release its fourteenth studio album, titled "OK Human", on Friday, January 29 via Crush Music/Atlantic. The LP's first single, "All My Favorite Songs", can be heard below. For anyone keeping score at home: 2020 was going to be the year of "Van Weezer" — the big riffs rock album WEEZER […]
  • METALLICA Producer BOB ROCK Sells Rights To Over 40 Songs, Including 'Black Album' Tracks
    Canadian producer Bob Rock, who has been responsible for some of the biggest rock and metal albums of the last 30 years, including all of METALLICA's studio output during the 1990s and early 2000s, has sold his share of rights from a catalog of 43 songs to Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Rock first teamed with METALLICA […]
  • TOMAHAWK To Release First Album In Eight Years, 'Tonic Immobility', In March
    TOMAHAWK, the band featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Trevor Dunn (MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE) and John Stanier (HELMET, BATTLES), will release its first full-length album in eight years, "Tonic Immobility", on March 26 via Ipecac Recordings. "'Tonic Immobility' could just be something in the air we're feeling," […]
  • ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Doesn't Know If Touring Will Ever Return To How It Was Before Pandemic
    In a recent interview with Finland's Kaaos TV, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his "daily life." He responded (see video below): "It hasn't, really, to be honest. I'm a bit of a recluse myself anyhow. In my day-to-day work, I usually work by myself in my studio or […]
  • VIO-LENCE Begins Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years
    Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have entered Trident Studios in Pacheco, California to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions is producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Earlier today, guitarist Phil Demmel shared […]
  • EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE Shows Off Her Memorabilia (Video)
    EVANESCENCE's Amy Lee took part in a little game of "Rock & Tell" with AXS TV where she showed off all of her amazing memorabilia she has gathered during her time as the frontwoman of the Grammy Award-winning band. Watch the four-and-a-half-minute segment below. EVANESCENCE's first album of original music in a decade, "The Bitter […]
  • STITCHED UP HEART To Release 'Deluxe' Version Of 'Darkness' With Five Previously Unreleased Songs
    STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia "Mixi" Demner has told Portugal's Underground's Voice that the band is planning to release an expanded edition of its latest album, "Darkness". The original LP, which came out in March 2020 via Another Century, was produced by FROM FIRST TO LAST singer/guitarist Matt Good (producer of ASKING ALEXANDRIA and HOLLYWOOD […]
  • MICHAEL SCHENKER Has No Interest In Playing With UFO or SCORPIONS Again: 'It Would Just Create Turbulence For Me'
    In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked if he would ever consider playing with UFO or the SCORPIONS again. He responded (hear audio below): "No. I think it's all done. I don't wanna open another can of worms. Phil [Mogg, UFO singer] is happy […]

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