• AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Says MALCOLM YOUNG Had A 'Natural Gift' For Writing Great Rock And Roll Songs

    AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Says MALCOLM YOUNG Had A 'Natural Gift' For Writing Great Rock And Roll Songs
    In a new interview with France's Heavy1 TV, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about "Realize", the opening song on the band's latest album, "Power Up". He said (see video below): "'Realize', I remember working with Mal [late AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young], and we worked on that track. We spent a fair bit of time on it. It was another strong idea that he had. For me, I knew how much he really liked it. I remember when we originally were writing it, the effort that he put in and how he buil
  • JOURNEY Singer ARNEL PINEDA Releases 'This Christmas - A Beacon Of Hope' To Kick Off Holiday Season

    JOURNEY Singer ARNEL PINEDA Releases 'This Christmas - A Beacon Of Hope' To Kick Off Holiday Season
    Arnel Pineda, lead singer of Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers JOURNEY, has released "This Christmas - A Beacon Of Hope" to kick off the Christmas season.Arnel is also a philanthropist whose foundation, Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (APFI), is a non-stock, non-profit, and independent Philippine foundation that provides underprivileged children quality education, health services and medical attention.For millions of youth in developing countries like the Philippines, education is seemingly beyond reac
  • DREAM THEATER Is 'Off To A Great Start' With Writing Sessions For New Album

    DREAM THEATER Is 'Off To A Great Start' With Writing Sessions For New Album
    DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed that the band is using the coronavirus downtime to commence the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album."As a band, we did decide to pivot and we entered the studio a couple of weeks ago," he said during an appearance on the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast (hear audio below). "We're working on the new album. Because that's what we do — if we can't play live, let's make music together. That's what we're d
  • COREY TAYLOR Says SLIPKNOT Is 'Thinking About Putting Another Album Out' Next Year

    COREY TAYLOR Says SLIPKNOT Is 'Thinking About Putting Another Album Out' Next Year
    In a new interview with the "Good Company" show hosted by Scott Bowling, Corey Taylor was asked about SLIPKNOT's plans for the coming months once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. He said (see video below): "The plan right now with SLIPKNOT is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we're thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year. But I don't know. I don't know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there's unfinished business an
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  • MEGADETH's 30-Years-Sober Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Isn't Tempted By Alcohol On The Road

    MEGADETH's 30-Years-Sober Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Isn't Tempted By Alcohol On The Road
    MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who celebrated the 30th anniversary of his getting sober in March, was asked in a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast" how he avoids the temptation of alcohol while spending so much time around people who drink on the road."I'm the alcoholic," Ellefson explained (see video below). "I'm the one that reacts strangely to alcohol and cocaine and heroin and drugs. So it's me — it's when it goes in my body that the problem happens in my life. If you wanna
  • MAGNUM Releases Lyric Video For 'On Christmas Day' From 'Dance Of The Black Tattoo' Compilation

    MAGNUM Releases Lyric Video For 'On Christmas Day' From 'Dance Of The Black Tattoo' Compilation
    British rock icons MAGNUM have released a new digital single and lyric video for the song "On Christmas Day". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming compilation album "Dance Of The Black Tattoo", which will be released January 8, 2021 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, special CD/LP bundle with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream.It's been three years since MAGNUM brought out "The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads", a compilation that focused o
  • SYSTEM OF A DOWN's 'Chop Suey!' Video Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube

    SYSTEM OF A DOWN's 'Chop Suey!' Video Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube
    SYSTEM OF A DOWN's music video for the song "Chop Suey!" has surpassed one billion views on YouTube. It is the first SYSTEM OF A DOWN track to reach the milestone.SYSTEM OF A DOWN joins a diverse and elite group of artists to surpass the one-billion mark, a list which includes NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", GUNS N' ROSES' "Novemeber Rain", QUEEN's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and LINKIN PARK's "Numb" and "In The End"."Chop Suey!" was the first single from SYSTEM OF A DOWN's second album, "Toxicity"
  • YES's TREVOR RABIN Recalls How '90125' Touring Plans Were Put In Jeopardy Following Unfortunate Accident

    YES's TREVOR RABIN Recalls How '90125' Touring Plans Were Put In Jeopardy Following Unfortunate Accident
    In the latest issue of Rock Candy magazine, YES guitarist Trevor Rabin reveals the unbelievable story of how the band's 1983 tour in support of phenomenally successful comeback album "90125" and No. 1 U.S. hit "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" was put in jeopardy after an unfortunate accident."We were in a hotel swimming pool in Miami sipping champagne to celebrate the global success of 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart'," Rabin told Rock Candy writer Malcolm Dome. "There was a water slide very close to me that
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  • CRO-MAGS To Release '2020' EP

    CRO-MAGS To Release '2020' EP
    Earlier this year, CRO-MAGS released their first album in twenty years with the critically acclaimed "In The Beginning". To close out this year of international turmoil and disease, the band has announced the six-song EP "2020", available worldwide digitally on December 11. CRO-MAGS also released the EP's title track, venting all the frustration and rage, CRO-MAGS style, at the unprecedented chaos of this year.The record itself is unintentionally 20 minutes and 20 seconds, and plays out more lik
  • DOUG ALDRICH Recounts His Wife's Battle With COVID-19

    DOUG ALDRICH Recounts His Wife's Battle With COVID-19
    Doug Aldrich has recounted his wife's battle with COVID-19, calling it a "very difficult" experience.The former WHITESNAKE/DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist revealed his wife's positive diagnosis during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.Doug said (see video below): "My wife got COVID… Basically, she got it from a girlfriend — it was like a mothers' wine hangout Sunday. And she found out l
  • RESIST & BITE Feat. Former TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH: Music Video For 'The Myth I'm Livin''

    RESIST & BITE Feat. Former TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH: Music Video For 'The Myth I'm Livin''
    RESIST & BITE, the new band featuring former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch, has released the official music video for its first single, "The Myth I'm Livin'".Joining him in the group are ex-LYNCH MOB lead vocalist Nathan Utz, guitarist Steve Stokes, drummer David Parks and bassist Brian Powell.During an appearance this past March on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" radio show, Skeoch spoke about his departure from TESLA nearly a decade a half ago. Asked if he exited the group of his own accord or if
  • EPICA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Freedom - The Wolves Within'

    EPICA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Freedom - The Wolves Within'
    Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands.EPICA has released the official music video for the second single from the album, titled "Freedom - The Wolves Within". The clip, which was created by Bram Knol, can be seen below.Guitarist/vocalist Mark Jan
  • Listen To Remixed Version OF ICED EARTH's 'Funeral' From 30th-Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album

    Listen To Remixed Version OF ICED EARTH's 'Funeral' From 30th-Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album
    The 30th-anniversary edition of ICED EARTH's self-titled debut album will arrive on December 18 via Century Media Records. The new version of the 1990 LP features a remix by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with ICED EARTH on the group's latest effort, 2017's "Incorruptible", and brand new artwork.ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer comments: "This 30-year-old debut classic has been remixed and remastered from the original 2 inch tapes by Zeuss, and it sounds fantastic. It has a modern to
  • Did ANVIL 'Invent' Speed/Thrash Metal?

    Did ANVIL 'Invent' Speed/Thrash Metal?
    In a new interview with the "That Metal Interview", Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL spoke about how he and his bandmates came up with the speed/thrash blueprint which paved the way for groups like METALLICA, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. Asked how ANVIL managed to create that sound first, Lips said: "We're older. What else am I gonna say? I'm two or three years older than those guys. End of story. I was in line first. [Laughs] Somebody had to do it. And let's face it, it's a different
  • JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'A Lot Of The Music Has Gotten Safer But The World Has Gotten So Much Scarier'

    JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'A Lot Of The Music Has Gotten Safer But The World Has Gotten So Much Scarier'
    In a new interview with Greg Gutfeld of Fox News Radio's "The One" podcast, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked if he thinks rock artists today are more reticent about taking risks than they used to be several decades ago. He responded (hear audio below): "For me, it does seem as though a lot of the music has gotten safer but the world has gotten so much scarier, whereas back a few decades — back even maybe less than a decade — it was the flipside. There was a lot of controvers
  • Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GUNS N' ROSES' 2019 Performance In Wichita, Kansas

    Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GUNS N' ROSES' 2019 Performance In Wichita, Kansas
    GUNS N' ROSES has released video footage of the band's October 7, 2019 performance from at InTrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The 27-minute clip is part of the GN'R web series dubbed "Not In This Lifetime Selects" featuring highlights from the four-year "Not In This Lifetime" tour.Featured songs:00:00 "Estranged"
    09:20 "Civil War"
    16:58 "Wichita Lineman" (Glen Campbell cover)
    21:00 "Nightrain"In July, GUNS N' ROSES announced the rescheduled dates for its North American stadium tour.GUNS N' R
  • OZZY OSBOURNE: If I Get COVID-19, 'I'm F**ked'

    OZZY OSBOURNE: If I Get COVID-19, 'I'm F**ked'
    Ozzy Osbourne has told GQ magazine that he suffers from a respiratory disease which puts him at an increased risk of severe pneumonia and poor outcomes if he was to develop COVID-19."I've got emphysema, so if I get this virus, I'm fucked," he said, referring to the type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time.Asked how his health is at the moment, Ozzy said: "The surgery I had knocked the crap out of me. But I broke my n
  • OZZY OSBOURNE: If Get COVID-19, 'I'm F**ked'

    OZZY OSBOURNE: If Get COVID-19, 'I'm F**ked'
    Ozzy Osbourne has told GQ magazine that he suffers from a respiratory disease which puts him at an increased risk of severe pneumonia and poor outcomes if he was to develop COVID-19."I've got emphysema, so if I get this virus, I'm fucked," he said, referring to the type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time.Asked how his health is at the moment, Ozzy said: "The surgery I had knocked the crap out of me. But I broke my n
  • VLADIMIR 'JAMIR' GARCIA, Singer Of Legendary Filipino Metal Band SLAPSHOCK, Dies In Apparent Suicide

    VLADIMIR 'JAMIR' GARCIA, Singer Of Legendary Filipino Metal Band SLAPSHOCK, Dies In Apparent Suicide
    According to CNN Philippines, Vladimir "Jamir" Garcia, the frontman of the legendary Filipino heavy metal band SLAPSHOCK, has died at the age of 42.Garcia's lifeless body was found by his aunt in their residence at Barangay Sangadaan at around 9:20 a.m. He was rushed to the Metro North Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician at 10:20 a.m.Garcia's sister had waived the family's rights to investigate the singer's death as they are convinced that he took his own l
  • KISS: More Details Revealed For New Year's Eve 'Kiss 2020 Goodbye' Concert

    KISS: More Details Revealed For New Year's Eve 'Kiss 2020 Goodbye' Concert
    It's been 300 days since the KISS stage went dark. Roaring back to life and proving that KISS never does anything small, the iconic Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, multi-platinum selling band has announced the biggest concert event of the year, sending off 2020 in KISS style on New Year's Eve at iconic destination, Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.In a year when stages have been dark globally and fans have been craving a true live music experience, Landmarks Live Presents is set to deliver the largest KI
  • DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says METALLICA Did His Band 'A Huge Favor' By Covering Its Songs

    DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says METALLICA Did His Band 'A Huge Favor' By Covering Its Songs
    In the latest episode of "Tatler's Tales", DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler was asked for his opinion of METALLICA's cover versions of his band's classic songs. "They're great," he said (see video below). "They're always more powerful and a little faster than the DIAMOND HEAD versions. I mean, they're a great band. They [have] their own sound. Of course, it was very flattering. The first song they covered was 'Am I Evil' They were the first band that ever covered a DIAMOND HEAD song. And it c
  • MAX CAVALERA: I Want To Make A 'SOULFLY Record That Feels A Little Bit Like A Compilation Of My Whole Career'

    MAX CAVALERA: I Want To Make A 'SOULFLY Record That Feels A Little Bit Like A Compilation Of My Whole Career'
    Max Cavalera and his son Zyon have commenced the songwriting process for the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in 2021. "This record, we're actually working more together than ever," Max told Pete Bailey of Primordial Radio (see video below). "And it's really great, because I get to really explore the strengths that [Zyon] has as a drummer. He's a very unique drummer — he has a lot of energy, and he's mostly not really a technical drummer, but a very powerful, energetic drummer. And I wa
  • OBITUARY's DONALD TARDY: 'We Are Working Our Asses Off To Make A Monster Album'

    OBITUARY's DONALD TARDY: 'We Are Working Our Asses Off To Make A Monster Album'
    During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Official Danko Jones Podcast", OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy confirmed that the band is working on material for a new studio album."I'm super stoked on some of these new songs that we've got," he said (hear audio below). "And 2021 would be fabulous if we had a release date, but just like everybody, especially nowadays where physical copies are very tough to sell and talk people into buying, the new album is really just that bait on the hook to r
  • WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Didn't Want To Get Involved In Making Of MAMMOTH WVH Album: 'He Didn't Wanna Touch It'

    WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Didn't Want To Get Involved In Making Of MAMMOTH WVH Album: 'He Didn't Wanna Touch It'
    Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Big J of the 100.3 The X Rocks radio station about the upcoming debut album from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Tentatively due in early 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records, the LP was preceded by the standalone single "Distance", which was released on November 16. Wolfgang wrote the song while his late father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, battled cancer, "imagining what my life would be without him, and how terribly I'd miss him," as Wolfgang exp
  • SMASHING PUMPKINS' BILLY CORGAN: JIMMY CHAMBERLIN Is 'One Of The Supreme Drummers In The World'

    SMASHING PUMPKINS' BILLY CORGAN: JIMMY CHAMBERLIN Is 'One Of The Supreme Drummers In The World'
    In a new interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan praised drummer Jimmy Chamberlin's performance on the band's latest album, "Cyr", in particular his ability to not overplay but rather only what is appropriate for the song."Jimmy's thing is always song's number one," he said (see video below). "So Jimmy's always, like, 'Just kind of tell me what you're after and I'll try to give it to you." And I think the greatest compliment I could give Jimmy is he's one
  • MICHEL 'AWAY' LANGEVIN: Why Now Is Right Time For VOIVOD To Release Live Album

    MICHEL 'AWAY' LANGEVIN: Why Now Is Right Time For VOIVOD To Release Live Album
    Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release a new live album, "Lost Machine - Live", on November 27 via Century Media Records. The disc was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band's latest studio LP, "The Wake".Asked in a new interview with Bandbond why now is the right time to release a VOIVOD live album, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin said (see video below): "For the album 'The Wake', we toured a lot, and we had many plans put aside.
  • GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Cover DURAN DURAN, PRINCE, OASIS, Others On 'Heavy Hitters' Album

    GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Cover DURAN DURAN, PRINCE, OASIS, Others On 'Heavy Hitters' Album
    Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with his former DOKKEN bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems. Due on December 18 via Deadline Music, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc., "Heavy Hitters" features jaw-dropping renditions of DURAN DURAN's "Ordinary World", Prince's "Kiss", ONEREPUBLIC's "Apologize", Carole King's "I Feel The Earth", OASIS's "Champagne Supernova" and more.George discussed the "Heavy Hitt
  • SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Says Coronavirus Crisis Is 'A Time Of Opportunity'

    SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Says Coronavirus Crisis Is 'A Time Of Opportunity'
    SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has told the "213Rock" podcast that the coronavirus pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to reflect on things and to reconsider what we do, how we do it and why we do it."I think it has two points of this — one really bad and one really good," he said (hear audio below). "It is a time of opportunity; that's for sure. You see a lot of new concepts of what the world is and what the nature is. In the first months, or the first days of the pandemic, y
  • JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says Singing For JOURNEY Was A 'Pinch Me' Moment In His Career

    JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says Singing For JOURNEY Was A 'Pinch Me' Moment In His Career
    Jeff Scott Soto says that his time with JOURNEY was "an incredible moment" that gave him an opportunity to live out "a rock and roll fantasy."Soto, who previously sang with Yngwie Malmsteen, joined JOURNEY about a week and half into a six-week summer 2006 tour with DEF LEPPARD, after Steve Augeri began having vocal issues. Soto had earlier worked with JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo in the short-lived side project SOUL SIRKUS. JOURNEY named Soto its permanent lead singer
  • ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: PETER BALTES's Decision To Leave The Band 'Killed Me At The Time'

    ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: PETER BALTES's Decision To Leave The Band 'Killed Me At The Time'
    ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke to Alison Booth of Metal Shock Finland and TotalRock Radio about how the band's recent lineup changes affected the sound of its upcoming studio album, "Too Mean To Die", which will be released on January 15, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The LP will be the group's first without bassist Peter Baltes, who exited the group in November 2018. He has since been replaced by Martin Motnik. ACCEPT's lineup has also been expanded with the addition of a third guitarist, Phili

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