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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Reflects On Voicing Character In 2004 Video Game 'Call Of Duty: Finest Hour': 'It Was Fun'

In a new interview with Baltimore's 98 Rock radio station, AC/DC's Brian Johnson spoke about voicing the character Sergeant Bob Starkey in the 2004 video game "Call Of Duty: Finest Hour" by Activision. Johnson's character plays the leading role during the harrowing British campaign in "Finest Hour",...
December 2, 2022
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BRIAN JOHNSON's Pre-AC/DC Band GEORDIE Is Back With New Singer, 50th-Anniversary Single

Brian Johnson's pre-AC/DC band GEORDIE has returned with a revamped lineup, now featuring singer Terry Slesser, and a new single, "Red, White & Blue". The track, which marks GEORDIE's 50th anniversary, was written by original guitarist Vic Malcolm (now resident of Cyprus) and is a precursor for...
December 1, 2022
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SKID ROW Guitarist's Rescheduled Neck Surgery Forces Postponement Of Australian Tour

SKID ROW has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia in order to allow guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo time "the proper time to heal" from his "rescheduled neck surgery." The dates, which were originally slated to happen in December, will now take place in May 2023. Danny Bazzi, head of Aus...
November 30, 2022
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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Details Technology Which Helped Him Overcome His Hearing Loss

On Sunday (November 27),AC/DC singer Brian Johnson joined Matt Everitt on his "First Time With…" program on BBC Radio 6 Music for an interview about the pivotal musical moments of his life. Brian discussed hearing Little Richard through a neighbor's window as a young boy, finding his talent for sin...
November 28, 2022
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AC/DC's BON SCOTT To Be Honored At Perth, Australia's 'High Voltage' Event In May 2023

A new stand-alone home-grown AC/DC-inspired event will be launched by the McGowan Government in Perth, Australia next year. "High Voltage" is a free event which will take over the streets of Fremantle on Sunday, May 7 with a massive outdoor, family-focused musical procession across multiple music an...
November 27, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Admits To Using Backing Tracks During Live Performances

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. "To answer your qu...
November 27, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
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BUTCHER BABIES' HEIDI SHEPHERD: People Are Gonna Hear 'Weird Emotions' On Band's Upcoming Fourth Album

BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd spoke to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about the band's upcoming fourth studio album which was recently completed with producer Josh Schroeder (LORNA SHORE, KING 810). She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have an album that… well, it's gonna be a d...
November 25, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Looks Back On PMRC: 'It Changed My Life'

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 18 concert at The Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked how he was affected by his experience with the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Center) more than three and a half decades ago...
November 21, 2022
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Watch EVANESCENCE Perform With Eight-Year-Old Drummer CALEB HAYES In Glasgow

Eight-year-old Caleb Hayes joined EVANESCENCE on stage during the band's soundcheck last Thursday (November 17) at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, United Kingdom to play the song "Take Cover". Video of the performance can be seen below. A couple of days later, EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt shared several...
November 21, 2022
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JOHN CORABI Looks Back On His Time With MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'The Universe Gave Me Something That I Needed' For Those Five Years

Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi says that the "universe" gave him something that he needed during his time with the band. Corabi joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for the group's original singer, Vince Neil, who was dismissed due to personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE rel...
November 18, 2022
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CHAD KROEGER Explains How NICKELBACK Became One Of The Most Hated Rock Bands In The World

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger believes that he understands why his band's detractors have been so vocal in publicizing their distaste for the Canadian rock act. Arguably the most disliked band in America, NICKELBACK has earned a type of hatred so potent it's hard to fathom what they did that was...
November 18, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Blasts KISS For Allegedly Using Backing Tracks: 'All It's Doing Is Destroying Your Legacy'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Metal Castle, legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked for his thoughts on his contemporaries using backing tracks in the live setting. He said: "I think it's become too much. I understand some groups need...
November 17, 2022
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Church Where AC/DC Filmed 'Let There Be Rock' Video Sells For $3.99 Million

According to Real Commercial, the Australian church where AC/DC filmed its "Let There Be Rock" video has sold for six million Australian dollars (approximately $3.99 million). The Kirk church in Sydney was listed for an estimated 4.5 million Australian dollars (approximately $2.99 million) but 42 bi...
November 17, 2022
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PANTERA: Pop! Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled another one of its latest artist collaborations: PANTERA. Announced as part of Funko's 2022 Popapalooza (also styled as Pop!apalooza) lineup, the PANTERA Pop! four-pack features Pop! Philip Anselm...
November 16, 2022