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SMASHING PUMPKINS' BILLY CORGAN Mourns Death Of Father

SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan is mourning the death of his father, musician William Corgan Sr. The 74-year-old reportedly suffered a heart attack on Friday (December 17) while in his home. Paramedics arrived to find him dead, before miraculously reviving him for a short time. En route via helicopter to a medical facility, he passed ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter And PETE THORN Perform 'Nothing Compares 2 U' On 'Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

Chris Cornell's daughter Toni Cornell performed her late father's Grammy-nominated cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" on last night's (Thursday, December 16) episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". The 17-year-old singer was joined on acoustic guitar by Pete Thorn, who had performed with Chris Cornell on tours supporting the SOUNDGARDEN frontman's "Carry ...

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SKILLET Drops Lyric Video For New Single 'Refuge'

Christian rockers SKILLET will release their new studio album, "Dominion", on January 14, 2022 via Atlantic. The official lyric video for the LP's third single, "Refuge", can be seen below. "Dominion", produced by Kevin Churko (PAPA ROACH, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) with songs written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Kevin Churko and Kane Churko, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Tells JIMMY PAGE Man Who Signed LED ZEPPELIN Gave His Philanthropic Support To Denial Of Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has called out the members of LED ZEPPELIN for commemorating the 14th anniversary of their concert for a charity formed by Atlantic Records founder and CEO Ahmet Ertegun, a man Serj says gave his philanthropic support to Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide. After ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Praises His New Mask, Admits Previous Mask 'Wasn't Exactly What I Wanted To Do'

During an appearance at the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2021 in Dallas, Texas in September, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor discussed his new mask which he debuted earlier that month at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. "I spent three months designing that specifically," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "'Cause the last one was — it ...

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CARMINE APPICE Repeats Claim That JOHN BONHAM's Triplet Bass-Drum Motif Was Inspired By His Work With VANILLA FUDGE

In a new interview with the "Musicians On Couches Drinking Coffee" podcast, legendary drummer Carmine Appice once again repeated the claim that one of John Bonham's licks, a triplet bass drum motif used most prominently on "Good Times, Bad Times", the opening track on the first LED ZEPPELIN album, was inspired by something Carmine did ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Releases Doomy New Song 'Scent Of Dark'

Tony Iommi, iconic guitarist for BLACK SABBATH, whose monolithic riffs are rightly credited with single-handily creating the vast genre known as heavy metal, aside from his 2017 acoustic collaboration with the Birmingham Cathedral Choir, returns with his first new electric music since the release of the 2013 BLACK SABBATH album "13". Titled "Scent Of Dark", ...

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METALLICA Shares Pro-Shot Video Of 'Master Of Puppets' Performance From 'Intimate' Florida Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Master Of Puppets" during the band's "intimate" concert on November 4 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida can be seen below. Tickets (priced $130-$380) for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on on July 30 and quickly sold out. Support ...

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Watch FRANKIE BANALI's Funeral Service

A public funeral service for QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was held on Monday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. The entire event was livestreamed to the public and a playback is available for viewing below. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played ...

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Late QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI: A Video Tribute

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has shared a six-and-half-minute video tribute to the band's late drummer Frankie Banali, who died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. You can watch it below. As previously reported, a public funeral service for Banali — who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on ...

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Watch METALLICA Play First Set At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of METALLICA's November 12 performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Whiplash 02. Ride The Lightning 03. Harvester Of Sorrow 04. Cyanide 05. The Memory Remains 06. One 07. Frantic 08. Moth ...

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