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'METALLICA Day' Proclaimed In San Francisco On Band's 40th Anniversary

San Francisco mayor London Breed proclaimed Thursday (December 16) as "Metallica Day" in the city, ahead of the band’s citywide "takeover" this weekend for its 40th anniversary. Earlier today, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo appeared with Breed and Another Planet Entertainment president Gregg Perloff for a press event where an official proclamation ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces New Album 'Diabolical', Unveils Music Video For Title Track

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will celebrate their 40th anniversary by releasing a new studio album, "Diabolical", on April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records. As one of the most legendary thrash metal bands in existence, DESTRUCTION graces the wall of fame alongside fellow German acts KREATOR, SODOM and TANKARD. On their 15th studio record, DESTRUCTION ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT On Getting Sober: 'I Don't Crave Or Feel Any Desire For Alcohol'

During an appearance on "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith, EXODUS's Gary Holt once again opened up about his decision to quit drinking alcohol. The 57-year-old musician, who resides in Northern California, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Like millions of people worldwide, I was a victim of ...

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THEORY Announces Winter 2022 Tour

Fresh off a successful fall 2021 tour, THEORY OF A DEADMAN (a.k.a. THEORY) is returning to the road this winter on the "Say Nothing" tour. THEORY will embark on a headline run, kicking off February 11 in Indianapolis and running through March 13 in Charleston, South Carolina. Support includes BLACK STONE CHERRY from February 11 ...

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Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS Collaborates With Former METALLICA Producer FLEMMING RASMUSSEN

Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans has recorded two new songs with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen, best known for having been helmed three of METALLICA's early albums, plus winning a Grammy for his work on METALLICA's "One" in 1989. One of the songs, "Guitarman", was written by Danish musician and composer Nicholas Hill, while the second ...

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AARON LEWIS Accuses Democratic Party Of Being Responsible For 'Systemic Racism' In U.S., Admits He Will Get 'Fact-Checked'

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has once again accused the U.S. Democratic Party of being responsible for the "systemic racism" that exists in the country. The outspoken conservative rocker, who reinvented himself as a solo country artist in the last decade, voiced his views before performing his new single called "Am I The Only One" during ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Postpones Shows On U.S. Tour

Yngwie Malmsteen has postponed "the next few" concerts on his current U.S. tour. The postponement was announced via a statement shared earlier today on the legendary Swedish guitarist's social media. "Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances (not COVID - don't worry!) and doctor's orders, Yngwie has been instructed to take a few days rest, so the ...

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Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity - MALIGNANT ALTAR

He probably won't thank me for saying it, but the presence of Dobber Beverly on a record is a pretty firm guarantee of quality. MALIGNANT ALTAR can be enthusiastically added to the Texan's impressive resumé, which already features OCEANS OF SLUMBER, NECROFIER and the legendary INSECT WARFARE, among many other projects. As with all of ...

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Ex-TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER: First Single 'Maybe Tomorrow' From Posthumous Solo Album Now Available

Cruz Del Sur Music will release legendary former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner's posthumous solo album, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning", on March 22, 2022. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Maybe Tomorrow", is available below. Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning" was completed ...

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ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS Collaborates With Austin Bootmaker ALVIES On First-Of-Its-Kind Boot

Austin-based Alvies, a direct-to-consumer cowboy boot company, has announced its newest boot, the BFG. The boot was co-designed with Billy F Gibbons as part of a licensing agreement with the legendary ZZ TOP frontman. Alvies says the limited-edition boot is a first-of-its-kind collaboration in the boot industry. "We haven't seen anything like it before," said ...

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TED NUGENT: SEBASTIAN BACH 'Wants To Be More Of A Pop Star Than A Music Guy'

In a new interview with Sofa King Cool, Ted Nugent spoke about his involvement with DAMNOCRACY, the short-lived project he formed with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). DAMNOCRACY was featured in the 2006 VH1 "reality" television show "SuperGroup". The ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival. Returning to its new home at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend of May 19-22, 2022, the event includes previously announced headliners GUNS N' ROSES, FOO FIGHTERS, KISS and KORN. The music ...

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