• Circle Of Witches Recruits New Bassist Daniel "The Wolf" Shepard

    Italian heavy metal stoner band Circle Of Witches today announces the recruitment of a new bass player: Daniel "The Wolf" Shepard of Heimdall. He was selected among three candidates who replied to band’s calling in June, after a sudden split with Caputo.“We took on board Daniel because of his musical skills, his enthusiasm, his speed to learn a...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • METALLICA Plays Surprise Club Concert In Chicago (Video)

    METALLICA Plays Surprise Club Concert In Chicago (Video)
    METALLICA played a "pop-up concert" at Metro in Chicago Monday night (September 20). The venue made the announcement at 1:30 p.m. and within an hour, the show was completely sold out. The tickets sold for just $19.83, a reference to the year 1983, which is when the band last appeared at Metro.METALLICA, which played a "surprise" concert at The Independent in San Francisco last Thursday (September 16), announced the Chicago concert on social media, writing: "THAT was way too much fun last week as
  • SCOTT GORHAM Quits BLACK STAR RIDERS To Focus On THIN LIZZY

    SCOTT GORHAM Quits BLACK STAR RIDERS To Focus On THIN LIZZY
    U.S.-based hard rock group BLACK STAR RIDERS has signed a multi-album worldwide recording deal with the long running British independent label Earache Records.BLACK STAR RIDERS was formed by members of legendary Irish rock group THIN LIZZY in 2013 and has released four albums on the Nuclear Blast label in their eight years in existence and toured the world as both headliners and special guests to some of the most prominent names in rock. The band has since become a pillar in the modern rock land
  • TED NUGENT Spars With Michigan Man Over 'Black Lives Matter' Comment During Rally (Video)

    TED NUGENT Spars With Michigan Man Over 'Black Lives Matter' Comment During Rally (Video)
    Ted Nugent exchanged words with a Michigan man after the outspoken conservative rocker called the Black Lives Matter movement a "terrorist organization."According to WWMT, the confrontation took place last Friday (September 17) in downtown Centreville, Michigan where Nugent appeared as part of the Jack Coleman Presents Ted & Shemane Nugent Constitution Tour, featuring various Michigan Republican candidates for elected office."Aren't there any BLM punks who want to come up and harass me?" Nug
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  • FRANK BELLO Says Songs On ANTHRAX's 'State Of Euphoria' Album Didn't Have Enough Of A 'Baking Period' Before Being Recorded

    FRANK BELLO Says Songs On ANTHRAX's 'State Of Euphoria' Album Didn't Have Enough Of A 'Baking Period' Before Being Recorded
    In a new interview with DeWook Tour, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello, who is currently promoting his upcoming memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", was asked if there is one album in the band's catalog that he would like to go back to and do differently if he had a chance to. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I got in the band, it was tunnel vision, man. It was a goal, and we had to do this. So, from 'Spreading The Disease'…
  • Ex-JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Was 'Literally' Teleported Back In Time While Recording Holiday Album 'The Season'

    Ex-JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Was 'Literally' Teleported Back In Time While Recording Holiday Album 'The Season'
    Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry will release a holiday record, "The Season", on November 5. The LP features eight holiday standards, including "Winter Wonderland", "Silver Bells", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and leadoff single "I'll Be Home for Christmas", which can be streamed below.Earlier today (Monday, September 20), Perry gave an interview to the KNBR radio station in which he discussed his reasons for making a holiday album. He said (as trans
  • RUDY SARZO 'Had To Meditate On' His Decision To Rejoin QUIET RIOT

    RUDY SARZO 'Had To Meditate On' His Decision To Rejoin QUIET RIOT
    Bassist Rudy Sarzo spoke to Adika Live! about his recent decision to rejoin the band after an 18-year absence. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My decision, in addition to [it] being [late QUIET RIOT drummer] Frankie's [Banali] request that I return to the band, was a decision that I had to meditate on it, because it is that important. Not meditate whether it was the right decision to make or not — no, that wasn't the point — it was to meditate about the timing of it. B
  • Ex-STYX Singer DENNIS DEYOUNG Says He Would Be 'Perplexed' If Somebody Confused Him Vocally With LAWRENCE GOWAN

    Ex-STYX Singer DENNIS DEYOUNG Says He Would Be 'Perplexed' If Somebody Confused Him Vocally With LAWRENCE GOWAN
    In a recent interview with Rock History Music, original STYX singer Dennis DeYoung was asked for his opinion on the man who replaced him, Lawrence Gowan. Gowan has been in STYX for 22 years, which is longer than DeYoung's initial run with the band."I've said this a million times: Larry Gowan is the very best Larry Gowan on the planet," Dennis said. "No one's a better Larry Gowan than Larry. I'm the best Dennis DeYoung still to this day."Players — a dime a dozen," he continued. "I don't mea
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  • METALLICA To Play 'Pop-Up' Concert In Chicago Monday Night

    METALLICA To Play 'Pop-Up' Concert In Chicago Monday Night
    METALLICA will play a "pop-up concert" at Metro in Chicago tonight (Monday, September 20).According to Fox 32 Chicago, wristbands went on sale Monday for $20 at the Metro box office only.Attendees must show proof of full vaccination before purchasing a wristband with a final dose administered no less than two weeks ago.The line for the concert will open at 6 p.m. and doors will open at 7 p.m. The band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m."METALLICA is playing The Metro tonight. METALLICA," the Metro
  • JAY JAY FRENCH On TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'I'm Not Gonna Say It's Never Gonna Happen Again'

    JAY JAY FRENCH On TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'I'm Not Gonna Say It's Never Gonna Happen Again'
    In a brand new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, Jay Jay French was once again asked if thinks TWISTED SISTER will ever play live again, nearly five years after the band completed its farewell tour. The guitarist responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I said never [before], 'cause I meant never last time, but then we got together again, so now you sound like an idiot. So I'm never gonna say never. We got together 'cause of 9/11 last time, and God forbid, nobody wants
  • The Work - RIVERS OF NIHIL

    Here stands a glowing example of how the best metal bands are built for the long haul. With a burgeoning reputation as one of the most exciting new death metal bands around, RIVERS OF NIHIL hit the ground running with their 2013 debut album, "The Conscious Seed of Light". Although squarely rooted in technical death metal album, it was very obviously the work of a band with fewer creative limits than most. Since then, the Pennsylvania quintet have made giant leaps forward with each successive stu
  • Ex-FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS Hopes DINO CAZARES Keeps Band Alive 'As Long As He Can'

    Ex-FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS Hopes DINO CAZARES Keeps Band Alive 'As Long As He Can'
    In a brand new interview with Drew Stone of The New York Hardcore Chronicles, former FEAR FACTORY bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers revealed that he has not yet heard the band's latest album, "Aggression Continuum", which came out this past June. Asked what he thinks about FEAR FACTORY's founding guitarist Dino Cazares carrying on with the group without fellow original member Burton C. Bell (vocals), Christian said: "I hope [Dino] continues as long as he can, if he's passionate abo
  • DINO CAZARES And MAX CAVALERA On How They Met And Their Musical Connection (Video)

    DINO CAZARES And MAX CAVALERA On How They Met And Their Musical Connection (Video)
    FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares is playing guitar for SOULFLY on the Max Cavalera-fronted band's current U.S. tour which kicked off on August 20 at Launchpad in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 33-date trek will conclude in Tempe, Arizona on September 25.Max and Dino discussed how they met and Dino's musical style connection with SOULFLY in two new videos that were filmed during the pre-tour rehearsals in Phoenix, Arizona and have just been uploaded to the SOULFLY YouTube channel. Check them out below.M
  • GWAR Announces First NFT Collection

    GWAR Announces First NFT Collection
    GWAR and Fanaply have announced digital collectibles partnership for the iconic heavy metal band's very first NFTs. Fanaply, one of the industry leading NFT developers in music, sports and entertainment, will mint and distribute the GWAR Official NFT Collection. The limited-edition collection will be available for purchase beginning September 20 at 12 p.m. EDT at www.fanaply.com/gwar, and in the GWAR merch store.The GWAR Official NFT Collection includes three different NFTs, featuring music and
  • RUSH: 'Cinema Strangiato – Director's Cut' Available At Home Worldwide For A Limited Time Via Video On Demand

    RUSH: 'Cinema Strangiato – Director's Cut' Available At Home Worldwide For A Limited Time Via Video On Demand
    Following a successful global cinema release, Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment have announced that starting on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, RUSH fans worldwide can view "Rush: Cinema Strangiato - Director's Cut" at home, on demand. Visit www.cinemastrangiato.com for more information and to purchase access for $15."Rush: Cinema Strangiato - Director's Cut" celebrates the "Holy Trinity of Rock" (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart) and 40 years
  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN And BEN PHILLIPS Kick Off Rock Installment Of 'How I Wrote That Song'

    THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN And BEN PHILLIPS Kick Off Rock Installment Of 'How I Wrote That Song'
    BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), Beasley Media Group and Xperi's HD Radio Technology have launched the fourth installment of BMI's signature series "How I Wrote That Song", featuring Taylor Momsen and Ben Phillips of the notable rock band THE PRETTY RECKLESS.Each episode of the 12-part series will give audiences an insider's look into the creative process of writing and producing hit songs as well as the stories behind them. This episode features the writing process behind some of THE PRETTY RECKLESS
  • DAVE GROHL Announces 'The Storyteller Live And In Person' Book Tour

    DAVE GROHL Announces 'The Storyteller Live And In Person' Book Tour
    Dave Grohl will take part in an extremely limited run of intimate evenings that will see (and hear) him bring his eagerly anticipated first ever book to life. Tickets are on sale today at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT for "Dave Grohl: The Storyteller Live And In Person".Due on October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster, "The Storyteller - Tales Of Life And Music" is a collection of memories of a life lived loud. From his formative years on the Washington, D.C. punk rock scene
  • Guitar Virtuoso MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Joins SMASHING PUMPKINS On Stage At RIOT FEST (Video)

    Guitar Virtuoso MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Joins SMASHING PUMPKINS On Stage At RIOT FEST (Video)
    Guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio joined SMASHING PUMPKINS on stage this past Friday (September 17) at Riot Fest in Chicago to perform the set-closing song "United States". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.Riot Fest marked SMASHING PUMPKINS' first concert of the pandemic era and their first full performance since August 2019.Michael Angelo Batio is known for his technical mastery of the fretboard and his extremely fast picking and sweep picked arpeggios. He has bee
  • BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's New Album Pushed Back To November

    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's New Album Pushed Back To November
    Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have pushed back the release date of their seventh, self-titled studio album to November 5 from the previously announced October 22.The band announced the delay in a social media post earlier today (Monday, September 20)."Unfortunately due to COVID related manufacturing delays, we have no choice but to push back the release of our self titled record to November 5th," they wrote."It's important for us that you all be given the opportunity to experience this
  • GHOST And VOLBEAT Announce 2022 U.S. Co-Headlining Arena Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

    GHOST And VOLBEAT Announce 2022 U.S. Co-Headlining Arena Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale
    Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have announced a 26-date co-headlining arena tour with GHOST and special guests TWIN TEMPLE, coming to cities including Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix (full dates below).Said VOLBEAT: "We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our goulish friends in GHOST and bringing the incomparable TWIN TEMPLE with us? How soon will it be January already!? S
  • NIGHT RANGER To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of 'Somewhere In California' With First-Ever Vinyl Release

    NIGHT RANGER To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of 'Somewhere In California' With First-Ever Vinyl Release
    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Somewhere In California", the acclaimed 2011 release by iconic classic rockers NIGHT RANGER, Postseason Records (in conjunction with M-Theory Audio and Record Store Day) will issue the album on vinyl for the first time on Black Friday (November 26). This limited-edition LP — which will be offered on Pacific Blue-colored wax — will feature a gatefold jacket, a printed inner sleeve and an exclusive, in-depth liner notes interview with founding me
  • ALL THAT REMAINS Parts Ways With Bassist AARON PATRICK

    ALL THAT REMAINS Parts Ways With Bassist AARON PATRICK
    ALL THAT REMAINS has parted ways with bassist Aaron "Bubble" Patrick.Patrick announced his exit from the Massachusetts-based metal band in a social media post on Sunday (September 19). He wrote: "After 8 years of touring the world together, ALL THAT REMAINS and I have decided to part ways amicably. I wish nothing but continued success for all of them. Go support the band for 'The Fall Of Ideals' anniversary tour, coming in 2022."Patrick joined ALL THAT REMAINS in 2015 following the departure of
  • BREAKING BENJAMIN Rejoined By Bassist MARK KLEPASKI At Scranton Concert (Video)

    BREAKING BENJAMIN Rejoined By Bassist MARK KLEPASKI At Scranton Concert (Video)
    BREAKING BENJAMIN was rejoined by former bassist Mark Klepaski on stage during the band's concert last night (Saturday, September 18) at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania to perform the song "Firefly".Prior to launching into the track, BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Benjamin Burnley addressed the audience, telling them: "I want you guys to fill up your lungs and give a nice, nice, nice 'welcome home' warm welcome to a very special guest tonight. This is our friend for many,
  • METALLICA's 'Black Album' Returns To Top 10 On Billboard Chart For First Time In 29 Years

    METALLICA's 'Black Album' Returns To Top 10 On Billboard Chart For First Time In 29 Years
    According to Billboard, METALLICA's self-titled album, commonly known as the "Black Album," sold 37,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending September 16 to land at position No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marks the first time in 29 years that the LP has cracked the Top 10 following the set's 30th-anniversary reissue on September 10.The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album
  • BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD Remembers Hearing METALLICA For First Time: 'I Was, Like, 'This Is Badass, Man'

    BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD Remembers Hearing METALLICA For First Time: 'I Was, Like, 'This Is Badass, Man'
    In a new interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", BUCKCHERRY singer spoke about his love of METALLICA, in particular the band's early records. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I grew up in Orange County, California. Basically, my rock foundation was all independent punk rock records so I never really got into quote-unquote big rock records until I was, like, maybe 17. And I befriended these two guys — they were friends of
  • JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON On Legal Dispute With STEVE SMITH And ROSS VALORY: 'Everybody Wanted To Own The Brand'

    JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON On Legal Dispute With STEVE SMITH And ROSS VALORY: 'Everybody Wanted To Own The Brand'
    JOURNEY's Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain spoke to Cleveland.com about their legal dispute with the band's former members, drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory.On March 3, 2020, Schon and Cain filed a lawsuit against Valory and Smith, who had been members of JOURNEY on and off since the band formed in 1973, claiming the two attempted a "coup" in order to gain control of the JOURNEY trademark. The suit, which sought more than $10 million in damages, accused Smith and Valory of holding an "imp
  • ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL: 'Rock And Roll Is Healthy And Thriving'

    ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL: 'Rock And Roll Is Healthy And Thriving'
    In a recent interview with Mindy Novotny of the Milwaukee radio station 102.9 The Hog, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell was asked if any emerging artists have caught his ear over the course of the last decade or so. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, sure. We get to see a lot of great music out there, especially when we go on tour. And it's always good to see that rock and roll is healthy and thriving. It may not be the focal point that at times in histo
  • JOHN 5 On DAVE MUSTAINE's Guest Appearance In 'Qué Pasa' Song: 'It Was A Complete Honor'

    JOHN 5 On DAVE MUSTAINE's Guest Appearance In 'Qué Pasa' Song: 'It Was A Complete Honor'
    ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will release his new solo album, "Sinner", on Friday, October 29 (just in time for Halloween) via Big Machine Records. The first single from the album, the epic "Qué Pasa", revolves around a distinctive vocal refrain. Originally built with a sample, John opted to have it reworked by Grammy-winning MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine.Speaking to Detroit's WRIF radio station prior to ROB ZOMBIE's performance at yesterday's (Saturday, September 18) Riff Fest at DTE Ener
  • Mexico Metal Fest Postponed Until 2022 Amid Pandemic Concerns

    Mexico Metal Fest recently posted on their social media platforms that the 2021 edition will be postponed until September of 2022. The post stated that they are expected to retain the majority of the 2021 line-up and will be working on replacing those bands that can not commit to 2022.Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
  • Lawnmower Deth To Release New Album, "Blunt Cutters," Their First In 19 Years

    Lawnmower Deth, the British comedy thrash metal legends from Nottingham, has announced that they will be releasing a brand new album named "Blunt Cutters" on January 28th. This will be their first full length album since 1993's, "Billy" and features eighteen new songs produced by Chris Clancy (Massive Wagons, Those Damn Crows.) The band has also st...Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com

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