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Does DAVE MUSTAINE Use Music Theory To Compose MEGADETH Music? KIKO LOUREIRO Responds

MEGADETH's Brazilian-born guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded a new 12-minute video in which he answers a number of fan-submitted questions. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. Asked if MEGADETH's leader, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, uses music theory to compose the band's songs. Kiko responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. He doesn't use theory at ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts COVID-19 Anti-Vaxxers, Says Childhood Vaccines Require Four Or More Doses To Complete Immunization

Paul Stanley has pushed back against claims that having to take multiple doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is unusual or unprecedented. The KISS frontman, who tested positive for COVID-19 in August, took to his Twitter on Monday (December 27) to point out that certain childhood vaccines that have been used for decades, like the diphtheria ...

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SLASH Spends Christmas With Sons At DISNEYLAND (Photos)

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and some of his family members — including sons London and Cash Hudson, as well as his longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges — spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Hodges shared several photos of the outing on her Instagram and included the following caption: "Our Christmas ...

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JOURNEY Among 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2022' Performers

JOURNEY will perform from New York City's Times Square for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022". This year marks the 50th anniversary of America's go-to annual New Year's tradition that celebrates the year's very best in music. The most-watched New Year's Eve celebration nationwide which features iconic performances of the year's ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Reflects On His Split With ICED EARTH: My Manager WENDY DIO Kept Saying, 'Get Out Of This Thing'

In a recent interview with Metal Mythos Aftershock, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, reflected on his split with the Jon Schaffer-led outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It wasn't a very good parting. I was ...

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ROB HALFORD Dons JUDAS PRIEST Ugly Christmas Sweater For New 'Merry Christmas' Video Message

Rob Halford donned a JUDAS PRIEST ugly Christmas sweater as he shared a new "Merry Christmas" video message for his fans via Instagram. Check it out below. Rob captioned the video: "'Merry Christmas love and peace be with you' heavymetal #ink #christmas #love #family #friends #fans #one #world #peace #respect #all". Halford recently publicly revealed ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's GEORGE 'CORPSEGRINDER' FISHER Releases First Single From Upcoming Solo Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher has released "Acid Vat", the first single from his upcoming solo album, titled "Corpsegrinder". Due on February 4, the 10-song effort was co-produced by Nick Bellmore (DEE SNIDER, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and will be made available through Jasta's new label, Perseverance Music Group. "Acid Vat" ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 40th-Anniversary Concerts Were An 'Otherworldly Experience'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has described the band's 40th-anniversary concerts as an "otherworldly experience." METALLICA's two 40th-anniversary shows, which were held in at San Francisco's Chase Center on December 17 and December 19, featured different setlists. They were part of METALLICA's "San Francisco Takeover", a four-day citywide celebration of the band's 40th anniversary that also ...

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DROWNING POOL's C.J. PIERCE Marvels At Cultural Impact Of 'Bodies' Song: 'It's The Gift That Keeps Giving'

In a brand new interview with Knotfest.com's "Talk Toomey" podcast, DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce said that he still marvels at the cultural impact of the band's song "Bodies". The lead single from DROWNING POOL's debut album, "Sinner", which came out in 2001, "Bodies" is the group's most popular track which has been featured in ...

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TERRY ILOUS: GREAT WHITE 'Did Me A Huge Favor' By Firing Me

Terry Ilous says that GREAT WHITE did him a favor by firing him from the band. Ilous, who previously played with '80s L.A. hard rockers XYZ, joined GREAT WHITE in 2010 after replacing touring vocalist Jani Lane (WARRANT). The Ilous-led GREAT WHITE released two albums, 2012's "Elation" and 2017's "Full Circle", before Terry was shown ...

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ORIANTHI To Film Concert DVD In Los Angeles

Australian musician, singer and songwriter Orianthi will film a concert DVD on January 8, 2022 at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles. The set will be released at a later date via Frontiers Music Srl. Orianthi announced the DVD filming in a video message on social media. She said: "We're shooting a live DVD at ...

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OVERKILL Announces March 2022 U.S. Tour With PRONG

New Jesrey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a U.S. tour in March 2022. Support on the trek will come from PRONG. The dates are as follows: March 03 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance March 04 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium March 05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels March 06 - Cleveland, ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says THE BEATLES' New Documentary 'Get Back' Is 'Joyous, Astonishing And Humbling'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has praised director and producer Peter Jackson's "The Beatles: Get Back" documentary, calling it "eye-opening, joyous, astonishing and humbling." The three-episode, nearly eight-hour documentary features the four members of THE BEATLESJohn Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — crafting what was to become their final album. (THE ...

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