• DAVE MUSTAINE Confirms DAVID ELLEFSON Will Not Appear On Upcoming MEGADETH Album

    DAVE MUSTAINE Confirms DAVID ELLEFSON Will Not Appear On Upcoming MEGADETH Album
    Dave Mustaine says that David Ellefson's long-completed bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album will be removed and re-recorded by another bassist prior to the record's release.Ellefson laid down his bass tracks on MEGADETH's sixteenth LP in May 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. A short time later, he raved about his performance on the record, telling the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire" that his musical chemistry with MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren was comparable to
  • SAMMY HAGAR And MICHAEL ANTHONY Launch 'Van Hagar' Social Media Pages

    SAMMY HAGAR And MICHAEL ANTHONY Launch 'Van Hagar' Social Media Pages
    Former VAN HALEN members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have launched Instagram and Facebook pages dedicated to the Hagar era of VAN HALEN.The rockers, who are current bandmates in THE CIRCLE, announced the creation of the new social media pages in separate video messages on Wednesday (June 16).Hagar said: "Hey everybody, I've got some fresh news for you. Mikey and I have been checking out our old vintage footage of stuff we've been doing over the years with Van Hagar years and all that, and we
  • FOREIGNER Announces 71-Date Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

    FOREIGNER Announces 71-Date Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour
    FOREIGNER will embark on a 71-date U.S. tour at the end of the month. The trek will kick off on June 24 in Ottumwa, Iowa and conclude on November 20 in Pensacola, Florida. Several of the of shows in the fall — including those in Saratoga, California; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California; Detroit, Michigan; Youngstown, Ohio; and Grand Rapids, Michigan — will feature the band performing with a full orchestra.FOREIGNER played its first pandemic-era concert on May 19 at the
  • TODD LA TORRE Says Current QUEENSRŸCHE Lineup Is 'Putting Out Better Music Than The Band Did When It Had More Original Members'

    TODD LA TORRE Says Current QUEENSRŸCHE Lineup Is 'Putting Out Better Music Than The Band Did When It Had More Original Members'
    Todd La Torre, who joined QUEENSRŸCHE in 2012 as the replacement for original vocalist Geoff Tate, spoke to BigMusicGeek.com about the fact that some fans continue to be reluctant to embrace him as a full-fledged member of the band. "I still get [resistance from some of them]," he admitted. "People are, like, 'This guy's a hack', 'He sings like a dead cat', 'He screams', 'He doesn't sing and he has no control', 'He has zero stage presence', 'Geoff is the only voice at QUEENSRŸCHE'. But
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  • PAUL STANLEY: 'The Story Of KISS Really Is A Story Of A Friendship Between Two People'

    PAUL STANLEY: 'The Story Of KISS Really Is A Story Of A Friendship Between Two People'
    During an appearance on the CBS talk show "The Talk", Paul Stanley discussed KISS's new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory", which is set to premiere with a two-night event on June 27 and June 28 from 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET."I think that this documentary really humanizes us, particularly Gene [Simmons, KISS bassist/vocalist] and I, because the story of KISS really is a story of a friendship between two people," Paul said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "We met when we were living at
  • RICK ALLEN Remembers Watching VAN HALEN Open For BLACK SABBATH In 1978: 'They Should Have Been The Headliner'

    RICK ALLEN Remembers Watching VAN HALEN Open For BLACK SABBATH In 1978: 'They Should Have Been The Headliner'
    DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, spoke to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged about his "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon.On the topic of how he gets the inspiration for his "Legends" paintings, Allen said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I remember over a year ago now losing Neil Peart [of RUSH], so it
  • MAN ON MAN Feat. FAITH NO MORE Keyboardist RODDY BOTTUM: First Live Appearances Announced

    MAN ON MAN Feat. FAITH NO MORE Keyboardist RODDY BOTTUM: First Live Appearances Announced
    MAN ON MAN, the project featuring FAITH NO MORE keyboardist Roddy Bottum and his boyfriend Joey Holman, will make its live debut on August 26 at Elsewhere Zone One in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m. MAN ON MAN will also perform at the Riot Fest in Chicago on Saturday, September 18 and will participate in a virtual pride celebration, Dreamstage, on June26.MAN ON MAN released its self-titled debut album on May 7 via Polyvinyl Records in the U.S. and Big Scary Mons
  • THE DEAD DAISIES Announce 'Like No Other' Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

    THE DEAD DAISIES Announce 'Like No Other' Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour
    THE DEAD DAISIES will embark on a U.S. tour in the late summer/early fall. Support on the "Like No Other" trek will come from the "rock and roll comedian" Don Jamieson.The dates are as follows:Sep. 10 - Apollo Theatre - Rockford, IL
    Sep. 11 - The Forge - Joliet, IL
    Sep. 13 - Pieres - Fort Wayne, IN
    Sep. 14 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
    Sep. 17 - Showplace Theater - Buffalo, NY
    Sep. 18 - The Landis Theater - vineland, NJ
    Sep. 20 - Sony Hall - New York, NY
    Sep. 22 - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach
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  • FOO FIGHTERS To Release Collection Of BEE GEES Covers For 'Record Store Day'

    FOO FIGHTERS To Release Collection Of BEE GEES Covers For 'Record Store Day'
    FOO FIGHTERS' will release "Hail Satin" exclusively for Record Store Day on July 17. The 10-track LP will contain the band's covers of five BEE GEES classics — "You Should Be Dancing", "Night Fever", "Tragedy" and "More Than A Woman" plus Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing" — as well as five FOO FIGHTERS' tracks from the "Medicine At Midnight" album recorded live at the band's 606 studio. The limited-edition vinyl will be packaged "era-appropriately in a dazzling rainbow mylar sleeve.""For
  • How Does YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keep From 'Retreading The Same Ground' With His Music? He Responds

    How Does YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keep From 'Retreading The Same Ground' With His Music? He Responds
    In a new interview with the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was asked if he ever feels like he is "retreading the same ground" with his songwriting, and if so, how he prevents this from happening. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No, I don't. There are some artists who want to almost be trendy in a way. One great artist that I actually happen to love, David Bowie, who was amazing, he would try to go in different directions and so on, an
  • FOGHAT Celebrates 50th Anniversary With '8 Days On The Road' Live Album

    FOGHAT Celebrates 50th Anniversary With '8 Days On The Road' Live Album
    Legendary rockers FOGHAT — Roger Earl (founding member/drums), Bryan Bassett (lead guitar, formerly with WILD CHERRY and MOLLY HATCHET), Charlie Huhn (lead guitar and lead vocals, formerly with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, VICTORY and HUMBLE PIE) and Rodney O'Quinn (bass, formerly with the PAT TRAVERS BAND) — celebrate 50 years of rock and roll with "8 Days On The Road", a 14-track live performance that will be released as a double CD/DVD package on July 16, 2021 on their own Foghat Recor
  • METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

    METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST
    METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts as JUDAS PRIEST, VOLBEAT, DEEP PURPLE, ALICE COOPER, NIGHTWISH, SABATON, SUICIDAL TENDENICES and BAD RELIGION.The Hellfest 2022 lineup was announced earlier today
  • MASTODON To Perform Acoustically At Georgia Aquarium

    MASTODON To Perform Acoustically At Georgia Aquarium
    MASTODON has teamed up with Dreamstage to present a completely unprecedented live performance set for July 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. The Grammy Award-winning rock band along with the pioneering HD live streaming platform Dreamstage, is thrilled to announce "Captured Live At Georgia Aquarium", a unique live MASTODON experience in a rare, intimate setting from their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia like you've never heard them before. In addition, the program will include exclusive commentary from the band of
  • TED NUGENT Recalls Hanging Out With BON SCOTT: 'He Was Always Drunk'

    TED NUGENT Recalls Hanging Out With BON SCOTT: 'He Was Always Drunk'
    Legendary rocker Ted Nugent once again discussed his lifelong anti-drugs and -drink stance during a YouTube livestream earlier today (Thursday, June 17). Speaking about why so many legendary rock musicians abuse drugs, Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A lot of my musical heroes, some of the greatest, most talented, gifted people on the planet, they would get higher and higher because initially they couldn't manage the intensity of artistry. And the more you get high, the dumber yo
  • LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA On Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: 'I Trust In Science, Doctors And Nurses'

    LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA On Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: 'I Trust In Science, Doctors And Nurses'
    Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL got her COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (June 15).The 49-year-old singer, who has been a member of LACUNA COIL since 1996, announced her incolulation in an Instagram post on Wednesday. She shared a photo of her being vaccinated, and she included the following message: "You do you, I do me."I trust in science, doctors, nurses, more than YouTube videos or Facebook posts that are more confusing than TV news."Got the shot yesterday, so far so good an
  • BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Release 'Knives' Single Tomorrow; Teaser Available

    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Release 'Knives' Single Tomorrow; Teaser Available
    Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release a new single, "Knives", on Friday, June 18. A teaser for the track is available below.Last September, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget told "The Ex-Man" podcast that the band would enter the studio before the end of 2020 to begin recording the follow-up to 2018's "Gravity" album. He said: "We're, I'd say, 85 percent [done] writing. We did a bunch [in 2019]. Obviously, we did fuck all this year. Matt's [Tuck, vocals/guita
  • ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'I Have No Pleasure In Poking Around The Past'

    ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'I Have No Pleasure In Poking Around The Past'
    Wolf Hoffmann, the 61-year-old guitarist of German heavy metal legends ACCEPT, has told Access: Rock in a new interview that he is not one for nostalgia. "I have no pleasure in poking around the past and double-guessing things and reminiscing about the past," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I find it actually quite painful, because, to me, what's done is done. I think, what's the point, man? That was then, this is now, so let's move on forward and see what else can happen in this
  • JINJER To Release 'Wallflowers' Album In August; 'Vortex' Music Video Available

    JINJER To Release 'Wallflowers' Album In August; 'Vortex' Music Video Available
    Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER will release a new studio album, "Wallflowers", on August 27 via Napalm Records.Through their relentless hard work, non-stop international touring and critically acclaimed chart-topping releases gaining them over 250 million cross-platform streams/views, JINJER is one of modern metal's hottest and most exciting bands today. The band has become synonymous with doing things its own way and breaking every rule in the heavy metal handbook, which is loudly evident on
  • QUEENSRŸCHE Albums 'Operation: Mindcrime' And 'Empire' Due Next Week As Definitive Box Set Collections

    QUEENSRŸCHE Albums 'Operation: Mindcrime' And 'Empire' Due Next Week As Definitive Box Set Collections
    On June 25, Capitol/UMe celebrates two landmark progressive metal albums by QUEENSRŸCHE. The breakthrough collection "Operation: Mindcrime" and its successful follow-up, "Empire", will be released in multiple formats. In addition to the original versions remastered for CD and 180-gram vinyl 2LP, both titles will be available in expanded 2CD editions and in multi-disc CD+DVD box sets that stand as the final word on these albums, which carried the ambitious conceptual approach of such artists
  • TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Raises Awareness About Prostate Cancer Screening And Treatment

    TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Raises Awareness About Prostate Cancer Screening And Treatment
    Patient organization Zero – The End Of Prostate Cancer and Bayer are banding together to launch We're Not Gonna Take It — a national prostate cancer education program with guitarist Jay Jay French, founding member of the heavy metal band TWISTED SISTER. The rocker was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and now he is urging men to turn up the volume against prostate cancer to detect this disease early. The campaign encourages men to get screened for prostate cancer and become more
  • GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month

    GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month
    Following a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to outline some of the most pressing issues directly affecting American music creators.Simmons participated in the meeting as part of ASCAP's ongoing advocacy efforts in their "Stand With Songwriters" sessions."The music that moves the world — R&B, rock, blues, country western, various
  • Here Is The First Look At DEE SNIDER On 'Celebrity Family Feud'

    Here Is The First Look At DEE SNIDER On 'Celebrity Family Feud'
    TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider and his family will appear on an all-new episode of the hit ABC game show series "Celebrity Family Feud", which will air on Sunday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. A short preview of the episode — in which the Sniders face off against Terry Bradshaw and his family — is available below.During an interview with TWISTED SISTER bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza's Internet show "22 Now", Dee stated about his appearance on "Celebrity Family Feud": "My family and
  • Gwar Announces Tour Dates With Napalm Death, Eyehategod And Madball

    Human Scum, have you received your 5G chip implan-...we mean 'vaccine' yet? Now that you've gotten your shot in the arm, Gwar will give you a shot in the mouth (of spew) this fall as they return to the road in North America.The first part of the Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour will kick off September 16 with a show in the band’s adopted hometown...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • STAIND Has 'A Bunch Of Songs Kicking Around' For Next Studio Album

    STAIND Has 'A Bunch Of Songs Kicking Around' For Next Studio Album
    STAIND's Mike Mushok spoke to Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's first studio album since 2011's self-titled effort. "We're working on that now," he said. "Aaron [Lewis, STAIND frontman] is finishing up a country record; he's just about done with it. I think the idea is once that's completed, we're gonna… There's a bunch of [new] songs kicking around. It's just kind of [a matter of] sorting through that stuff and seeing what, if
  • Hyperdialect - HACKTIVIST

    Sometimes the scenic route is the only available option. HACKTIVIST have a somewhat fractured history, with several false starts and interminable delays. After their first released material went viral, the UK rap-metal crew released a self-titled EP in 2012, before taking four long years to produce a full-length debut. After one triumphant European tour as main support to KORN, 2016's "Outside The Box" eventually emerged to slightly less hype and acclaim than it arguably deserved. Unfortunately,
  • THE BLACK CROWES Have Written 20 New Songs

    THE BLACK CROWES Have Written 20 New Songs
    Chris Robinson, who reunited with his brother Rich in 2019 after six years apart, has confimed to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" that there are tentative plans to record a new BLACK CROWES album."It's funny, 'cause Rich and I, for whatever we've been through, the one place where we were always the most together [was when we were making music]," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I mean, we fought onstage, we fought backstage, we fought in an Italian restaurant in Berlin,
  • WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Concert 'Definitely Should Happen'

    WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Concert 'Definitely Should Happen'
    In a June 14 interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Wolfgang Van Halen discussed his plans to eventually organize a tribute show in honor of his father, Eddie Van Halen, who died last October. "I definitely think that would be a great thing to do," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "It's not in the immediate plans, 'cause that's a lot of moving parts that you've gotta corral to get that to happen. But I definitely think it should happen. Absolutely."Asked how he e
  • JOURNEY To Release New Single Next Week

    JOURNEY To Release New Single Next Week
    JOURNEY will release new single on Thursday, June 24. It will be the first track to be made available featuring the band's current lineup consisting of guitarist Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda and keyboardist Jonathan Cain alongside JOURNEY's latest additions, drummer/producer Narada Michael Walden, returning bassist Randy Jackson and keyboardist and singer Jason Derlatka.In other news, JOURNEY has announced a pre-Lollapalooza club show, set to take place on July 29 at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom
  • KK's Priest Releases New Music Video "Sermons Of The Sinner"

    KK's Priest, the band featuring former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, is ready to unleash the title track of the upcoming release, "Sermons Of The Sinner."The hard-charging second single from "Sermons Of The Sinner," is available today and features a stunning new music video. In the video for the title track, K.K. is seen regaining his po...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES Undergoes Second Eye Surgery: 'My Future Looks Brighter Already'

    THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES Undergoes Second Eye Surgery: 'My Future Looks Brighter Already'
    THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman has revealed that his second eye surgery was successful and his "future looks brighter already."Earlier this month, the 58-year-old musician had opened up about his first laser eye surgery to correct his vision and had hinted at getting a surgery in the other eye.On Tuesday (June 15), Noodles took to his Twitter to write: "I had my 2nd eye surgery (left eye, my dominant eye) yesterday and all went very well. It was a bit more painful than last we
  • Former KISS Touring Keyboardist GARY CORBETT Is Battling Cancer

    Former KISS Touring Keyboardist GARY CORBETT Is Battling Cancer
    Former KISS keyboardist Gary Corbett is battling a very aggressive form of lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain and hip. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help him and his wife as they are facing devastating medical bills while he goes through treatment.As many fans know, most musicians don't have health insurance, or when they do, it's not that great. Due to the costs of treatment, Gary is on the verge of losing his home, and the medical bills are piling up alongside all the ot
  • Immortal Guardian Announces "Shredpocalypse" Tour With Paladin

    There's been much anticipation from both fans and Immortal Guardian to announce that after waiting for over a year to perform live they will be officially hitting the road across the USA for tour dates with Paladin.Entitled the Shredocalypse 2021 Tour, the first show will be kicking off in Immortal Guardian's former hometown of Austin, TX on Au...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • VIO-LENCE To Release 'Let The World Burn' EP In Early 2022

    VIO-LENCE To Release 'Let The World Burn' EP In Early 2022
    Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will release a new EP, "Let The World Burn", in early 2022 via Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Mixing duties were handled by Tue Madsen.Singer Sean Killian comments: "Life is meant to be lived, and during that one life you have an opportunity to truly create memories for yoursel
  • Cause And Effect - SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION

    If you're old enough to remember when punk rock was all about broken windows and police sirens rather than wacky lyric videos and brightly colored merchandise, you may find "Cause And Effect" to be a suitably jaw-shattering return to punk propriety. Formed in London in 1981 and splitting three years later, the original SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION never bothered a studio, but due to a presumably fascinating series of events, the band recently reunited with a view to dealing with some unfinished busin
  • Cause And Affect - SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION

    If you're old enough to remember when punk rock was all about broken windows and police sirens rather than wacky lyric videos and brightly colored merchandise, you may find "Cause And Affect" to be a suitably jaw-shattering return to punk propriety. Formed in London in 1981 and splitting three years later, the original SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION never bothered a studio, but due to a presumably fascinating series of events, the band recently reunited with a view to dealing with some unfinished busin
  • Osyron Posts New Lyric Video "Griefmaker" Online

    Calgary, Canada’s Osyron is sharing their latest music video "Griefmaker" in support of "Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition" released this past May. The track is one of three rearranged bonus tracks featured on the re-issue of the 2017 album."Griefmaker was a song picked for its potential to be re-arranged. It's a very fleshed-out and layered song, and ...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • Spektra To Release Debut Album "Overload" In August; Uploads Music Video For Title Track

    Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of "Overload," the debut album from Brazilian hard rock act Spektra, who are led by vocalist BJ. The first band he has built from scratch, their music is inspired by influences that include melodic and hard rock masters such as Journey, Foreigner and Winger, while BJ's stated aim is...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • Obscura Sets November Release Date For New Album "A Valediction"

    On November 19th, German metal band, Obscura, will herald a new era of extreme metal as they combine virtuosic songwriting with surprisingly catchy melodies and stunning craftsmanship.After recently finishing the recordings in Gothenburg for their sixth studio album to date and the follow-up to 2018's "Diluvium", the combo around mastermind and...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • EDWARD VAN HALEN's Former Tech TOM WEBER Is Selling One-Of-A-Kind Kramer Guitar Gifted From Legendary Guitarist

    EDWARD VAN HALEN's Former Tech TOM WEBER Is Selling One-Of-A-Kind Kramer Guitar Gifted From Legendary Guitarist
    Five Star Guitars, a premier guitar retailer in Oregon, today announced that it will list two incredibly rare Eddie Van Halen Kramer guitars on consignment. The first is a true piece of rock and roll history, a 1988 Paul Dean Signature model that comes directly from the collection of Tom Weber, the guitarist's tech from 2007 to 2020, gifted to him and signed by Edward Van Halen. Additionally, a 1988 Kramer Baretta American Series guitar with custom "Monsters Of Rock" tour graphics signed by the
  • Alien Weaponry Reveals New Album "Tangaroa" Details; Releases Music Video For Title Track

    The wait is over – international metal stars Alien Weaponry have returned with a vengeance, announcing the release of their fervid upcoming sophomore release, "Tangaroa," out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records!Since releasing their acclaimed debut "Tu" (2018), the New Zealanders’ kinetic presence and sound – combining elements of thrash and ...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Contributes Exclusive Song To 'Elex II' Video Game

    KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Contributes Exclusive Song To 'Elex II' Video Game
    KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has contributed an exclusive song, "Elex", to "Elex II", which is coming soon to PC, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4."Elex II" is the sequel to "Elex", the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the "Gothic" and "Risen" series "Piranha Bytes". "Elex II" returns to the post-apocalyptic science fantasy world of Magalan, with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack &md
  • MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Announces New Memoir, 'The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx'

    MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Announces New Memoir, 'The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx'
    Mary Ann Naples, VP and publisher of Hachette Books, announced today the forthcoming publication of "The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx" by three-time New York Times best-selling author and rock icon Nikki Sixx. Due on October 19, the book is edited by executive editor Brant Rumble, who acquired world rights in a deal with Chris Nilsson of 10th Street Entertainment, and will be available in hardcover, eBook and an audio edition by Hachette Audio.Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable
  • SEVENDUST And TREMONTI Announce September 2021 U.S. Tour

    SEVENDUST And TREMONTI Announce September 2021 U.S. Tour
    SEVENDUST and TREMONTI will join forces for a U.S. tour in September. Support on the trek will come from LYDIA CAN'T BREATHE.Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 18.Tour dates:Sep. 03 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma (no LYDIA CAN'T BREATHE)
    Sep. 04 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theater
    Sep. 05 - Springfield, MO - The Blue Note
    Sep. 07 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora
    Sep. 08 - Rochester, NY - Anthology
    Sep. 09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
    Sep. 10 - Danville, VA - Blue Ridge Rock Fest (SEVENDUST on
  • WACKEN OPEN AIR Organizers Announce 'Mini' Heavy Metal Festival

    WACKEN OPEN AIR Organizers Announce 'Mini' Heavy Metal Festival
    The organizers of the long-running Wacken Open Air festival have announced Bullhead City, a mini edition of the world-famous heavy metal event.Set to take place September 16-18, 2021 in Wacken, Germany, the festival will feature several stages, including the main stage on the Bullhead City Plaza.Headlining the event will be NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN and POWERWOLF, with additional appearances by DORO, SALTATIO MORTIS, NASTY, GAAHLS WYRD, ENDSEEKER, SLOPE and BURNING WITCHES.The public authorities
  • OBSCURA Announces 'A Valediction' Album

    OBSCURA Announces 'A Valediction' Album
    German metallers OBSCURA will release their new album, "A Valediction", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2018's "Diluvium" sees the band heralding a new era of extreme metal as it combines virtuosic songwriting with surprisingly catchy melodies and stunning craftsmanship."A Valediction" was mixed and mastered by award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström in Gothenburg, Sweden and thematically deals with final farewells.OBSCURA mastermind and founder Steffen Kummerer states:
  • GWAR Announces 'Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour' With EYEHATEGOD, MADBALL And NAPALM DEATH

    GWAR Announces 'Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour' With EYEHATEGOD, MADBALL And NAPALM DEATH
    Human Scum, have you received your 5G chip implan-...we mean 'vaccine' yet? Now that you've gotten your shot in the arm, GWAR will give you a shot in the mouth (of spew) this fall as they return to the road in North America. The first part of the "Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour" will kick off September 16 with a show in the band’s adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia and will run through September 19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and also includes a stop at Riot Fest. This tour will see GW
  • Surviving SOUNDGARDEN Members And CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Reach Agreement Regarding Band's Social Media Accounts

    Surviving SOUNDGARDEN Members And CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Reach Agreement Regarding Band's Social Media Accounts
    SOUNDGARDEN and Vicky Cornell, the widow and personal representative of the estate of the band's lead singer Chris Cornell, have announced that, effective June 15, 2021, they have come to a temporary agreement that will transfer the SOUNDGARDEN social media accounts and web site to the band's remaining members, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd and their managers, Red Light Management. This includes SOUNDGARDEN's web site, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter."The agreement marks a productive
  • Anti-Vaccine Protesters Picket Outside FOO FIGHTERS' First Full-Capacity Pandemic-Era Concert

    Anti-Vaccine Protesters Picket Outside FOO FIGHTERS' First Full-Capacity Pandemic-Era Concert
    Anti-vaccine protesters demonstrated outside FOO FIGHTERS' concert in in Agoura Hills, California that allowed only vaccinated fans.The Dave Grohl-fronted outfit performed at the Canyon Club on Tuesday (June 15) as a warm-up gig for FOO FIGHTERS' appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 20.Fans wishing to attend last night's concert had to show photo ID as well as proof of vaccination in order to pick up their non-transferable tickets for the 21+ show.According to Variety, fo
  • Australian Rockers THE SCREAMING JETS Announce 30th-Anniversary Re-Release Of 'All For One'

    Australian Rockers THE SCREAMING JETS Announce 30th-Anniversary Re-Release Of 'All For One'
    In 1990 five blokes from Newcastle called THE SCREAMING JETS took the Australian music scene by the scruff of the neck and gave a red hot shake.Before they had even signed their first record deal with rooArt Records, THE SCREAMING JETS had already clocked up more than 200 live shows, won the "Triple J Battle Of The Bands" competition and established themselves as an onstage, no-holds-barred, powerhouse of Aussie rock and roll.At the time the hard rock music bible Kerrang! described frontman Dave
  • New AXS TV Documentary Series Examines America's Most Iconic Music Venues

    New AXS TV Documentary Series Examines America's Most Iconic Music Venues
    AXS TV announced today the series premiere of the all-new original music documentary series "If These Walls Could Rock" — debuting Wednesday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. "If These Walls Could Rock" joins returning investigative documentary series "Music's Greatest Mysteries" in the network's new Wednesday lineup, which is dedicated to taking viewers inside music and behind the scenes with a night of in-depth interviews and exclusive performances, featuring some of music's biggest

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