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GEDDY LEE: 'Anything To Do With Music Was The Farthest Thing From My Mind' After NEIL PEART's Death

In a new interview with Brazil's Veja, RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was asked about the possibility of him recording and playing music again, more than eight years after the band played its final show. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Obviously, there was a complex set of feelings t...
November 29, 2023


METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023

SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Explains Why He Believes 'Queer Theory' Is 'Literally The End Of All Things'

During a recent appearance on the "Conversations That Matter" podcast, John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, weighed in on "queer theory", a field of study that challenges existing traditional ideas about identity, sexuality, and gender — particu...
November 25, 2023

OZZY OSBOURNE Rules Out Performing In A Wheelchair: 'What's The F***ing Point In That?'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone UK, Ozzy Osbourne spoke about the possibility of returning to the live stage. The legendary BLACK SABBATH singer, who has struggled with a number of health issues in recent years, said: "I'm taking it one day at a time, and if I can perform again, I will. But it...
November 24, 2023

CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Talks About THERION 'Giving The Fans What They Wanted' With 'Leviathan' Albums

By David E. Gehlke THERION founder, mastermind, songwriter and guitarist Christofer Johnsson has never been one to skirt philosophical topics when chatting about his band. Johnsson certainly has the perspective, having conceptualized and codified symphonic metal in the mid-1990s, well before it beca...
November 21, 2023

SAXON Announces New Album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation'

When internationally renowned actor Brian Blessed OBE delivers a proclamation for opening track "The Prophecy", expectations are automatically high for SAXON's latest album. Have no fear and make no mistake, SAXON meet and exceed them on their 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", set for r...
November 21, 2023

SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: 'I Don't Understand Why People Are So Afraid To Talk About Dying'

In a new interview with Sense Music Media, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, whose wife Patricia Perissinoto Kisser passed away in July 2022 after a battle with colon cancer, was asked what the experience of losing his longtime partner taught him about life. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
November 20, 2023

Watch: T.T. QUICK Joined By Ex-GUNS N' ROSES, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Members At Memorial Concert For Late Drummer

Mark Tornillo's pre-ACCEPT band T.T. QUICK reunited for a special performance last night (Saturday, November 11) at Manville-Hillsborough Elks in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The concert was a memorial event for T.T. QUICK drummer Erik Ferro, who died in June. No cause of death was revealed. Among the...
November 12, 2023

U.D.O. Announces September/October 2024 North American Tour

U.D.O., the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, has announced the rescheduled dates for its North American tour. The 22-date trek, which was originally scheduled to kick off on November 3, 2023 in Frenchtown, New Jersey and make stops in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas,...
November 10, 2023

Ex-JETHRO TULL Guitarist MARTIN BARRE Explains Why Band's 'Hard Rock/Metal' GRAMMY Was Well Deserved

METALLICA was nominated for the very first "Hard Rock/Metal Performance" Grammy in 1989, but famously lost to JETHRO TULL, a band distinguished mainly by its heavy use of flute. Fans — and even some audience members — were rightly outraged, though TULL's record label tried to make light of the faux...
November 9, 2023

DIMMU BORGIR Shares Cover Of DEEP PURPLE's 'Perfect Strangers' From 'Inspiratio Profanus' Collection

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have released their cover version of the DEEP PURPLE classic "Perfect Strangers". The song is taken from DIMMU BORGIR's upcoming collection of cover songs, "Inspiratio Profanus", which will be made available on December 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. DIMMU BORGIR...
November 9, 2023

TRIXTER's MARK 'GUS' SCOTT Fires Back At STEVE BROWN Over 'Adequate Drummer' Comment, Rumored Trademark Dispute

In a new interview with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, TRIXTER drummer Mark "Gus" Scott was asked to respond to TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown's recent comment that the band will never reunite with him and that he was "an adequate drummer at best". Mark said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
November 8, 2023

Watch LAMB OF GOD Guitarist MARK MORTON's Entire Solo Acoustic Performance Aboard 2023 'Headbangers Boat'

The sicdood YouTube channel has uploaded video of LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton's entire November 3 solo acoustic performance aboard the Headbangers Boat cruise. Joining Morton for the 45-minute set were Matt James of BLACKTOP MOJO and Jesse Leach of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, among other musicians...
November 5, 2023

U.D.O. Postpones North American Tour To 2024

U.D.O., the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, has postponed its recently announced North American tour. The 22-date trek, which was originally scheduled to kick off on November 3 in Frenchtown, New Jersey and make stops in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Los Angeles,...
October 29, 2023

SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Claims He Lost 'Hundreds Of Thousands Of Fans' Who 'Couldn't Handle' His Opinions

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, who has publicly voiced his support for former U.S. president Donald Trump on a number of occasions, claims that he has lost "friends" and "hundreds of thousands of fans" due to his opinions. On Sunday (October 22),Dolmayan took to his Instagram to write: "I...
October 24, 2023