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BATTLE BEAST Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; Singer NOORA LOUHIMO To Release Solo Album In March

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. Bassist Eero Sipilä states: "We are thrilled to announce our continued co-operation with the metal titans Nuclear Blast Records. With 200+ million plays on the various streaming services and high chartings around the world, there's absolutely no questioning the fruit our long partnership ...

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TONY IOMMI Looks Back On BLACK SABBATH As Band's 'Heavy Metal' Bench Is Reinstalled In Birmingham: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything'

A new video containing an interview with BLACK SABBATH guitar legend Tony Iommi has been made to commemorate the reinstallation of the band's "heavy metal" bench on Broad Street in Birmingham, England. The mini documentary is presented by Christian Martin, the former Argentinian rugby player who is himself a huge BLACK SABBATH fan, and features ...

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DEAN Relaunches 'Dime Razorback Rust' In Tribute To 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT

Dean Guitars has relaunched a true original with the Dime Razorback Rust electric guitar, which pays tribute to the late legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Originally introduced as a limited U.S. custom run, the Dime Razorback Rust joins other signature Dimebag guitars in Dean's Artist Series. Offering several custom appointments, including the unique rust graphic design ...

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COREY TAYLOR Releases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a teaser for the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". The full clip, which features a guest appearance by STEEL PANTHER, will make its online debut on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. Taylor recently made history as he ...

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GUS G. Launches His Own Pickup Company, BLACKFIRE PICKUPS

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has announced his own pickup company, Blackfire Pickups. The company's product line will initially launch with two pickup sets, Immortal and Proteus, which were previously available exclusively with ...

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Listen To New FOO FIGHTERS Single 'No Son Of Mine'

FOO FIGHTERS have released a new single, "No Son Of Mine". The track, which can be streamed below, will appear on the band's upcoming 10th studio album, "Medicine At Midnight", due on February 5, 2021 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. "No Son Of Mine" ignites the second half of "Medicine At Midnight" with a lightning strike ...

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KK'S PRIEST To Release Debut Album In 2021

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) and Les Binks (drums), will release its debut album in 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group. The group will also play select shows next year to mark the 50th anniversary of PRIEST and Downing's career as a founding member. ...

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SLASH Announces Limited-Edition Signature Slinky Strings From ERNIE BALL

Ernie Ball has introduced a limited-edition set of custom-wound Slash signature Slinky strings. Slash's new signature string sets are the culmination of over three decades of Slash and Ernie Ball's ongoing pursuit to create strings that provide more durability and tuning stability without sacrificing tone or feel. These new sets consist of his preferred 11-48-gauge ...

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TWISTED SISTER Is Toying Around With Idea Of Recording 'A Couple Of New Songs' For 15th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'A Twisted Christmas'

In a new interview with Goldmine, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French discussed the band's 2006 album "A Twisted Christmas", which featured metal versions of Christmas songs, including the holiday carol "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", which heavily inspired TWISTED SISTER's biggest hit, "We're Not Gonna Take It". Also appearing on ...

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STEEL PANTHER Joined By FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO For 'You've Got Another Thing Comin'' Performance At St. Petersburg Concert (Video)

FOZZY singer Chris Jericho joined STEEL PANTHER on stage this past Friday (December 18) at Jannus Live in St Petersburg, Florida to perform the JUDAS PRIEST classic "You've Got Another Thing Comin'". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Jannus Live was the second of three shows STEEL PANTHER is scheduled to ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Doesn't Have A Problem With Classic Rock Bands Touring With Non-Original Members

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was interviewed on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite for Distortion" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion of GUNS N' ROSES playing massive stadiums around the world while only having three members from its classic lineup, French said: "Unlike ...

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FOREIGNER To Play First Socially Distant Music Festival In U.S.

They've rocked stadiums, toured the world, produced 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits. Now, FOREIGNER can add headlining the first socially distant music festival to their impressive history. On March 23 and March 24, 2021, a year after live music, theater, performances and tours were canceled and closed down across the country, FOREIGNER ...

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STEEL PANTHER's SATCHEL On Concert Industry Shutdown: 'It Sucks For Fans, But It Really Sucks More For The Musicians'

STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel (a.k.a. Russ Parrish) has lamented the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the music industry, with canceled concerts, tours and music festivals, all leaving hundreds of thousands of crew members out of work. "It sucks when the government shuts everything down completely and you're at the whim of politicians," ...

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