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EXODUS's GARY HOLT Says Lip Syncing Is 'Bad', But Backing Tracks Can Be 'Cool' If They're Used To 'Fill Up' The Sound

EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt says that he has no issue with bands who use a limited amount of backing tracks to fill out their sound during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted tech...
February 27, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Already Has '10 Or 12 Different Ideas' For Follow-Up To 'The Mandrake Project'

In a new interview with "Loudwire Nights", IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, who is promoting his upcoming solo album, "The Mandrake Project", spoke about his hectic recording and touring schedule after coming out of a two-year pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We all got lo...
February 24, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Says 'Taking A Wander Around The Graveyard' Cheers Him Up

In a new interview with Germany's EMP, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked if there are certain places, people, situations, hobbies that influence his creativity and inspiration. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think if you're creative, then you just have to be aware o...
February 21, 2024
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Watch: VANDENBERG Performs WHITESNAKE Classics At 2024 U.S. Tour Kick-Off

VANDENBERG, the resurrected 1980s band led by former WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, kicked off its U.S. tour Saturday night (February 17) at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. The group's setlist contained a number of WHITESNAKE classics, including "Bad Boys", "Fool For Your Loving",...
February 18, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Announces Two New Guitarists For Solo Band, Southern California Warm-Up Show

Ahead of the March 1 release of his new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", via BMG and the start of a four-month tour, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has revealed the addition of two new guitarists to his touring band. Swedish-born guitarist, songwriter and multi-platinum-credited producer Phil...
February 16, 2024
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Watch: PHIL DEMMEL Plays His 'Last' Concert With VIO-LENCE

The Igor Miranda YouTube channel has uploaded video of Phil Demmel's final concert with VIO-LENCE, which took place last night (Sunday, February 11) at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil. The gig also marked the last show of VIO-LENCE's Latin American tour with EXHORDER. The 56-year-old guitaris...
February 12, 2024
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DEE SNIDER Says 'Something Is Lost' When Bands Rely Too Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that "something is lost" when artists enhance their show by relying too heavily on backing tracks during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technolo...
February 11, 2024
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PHIL DEMMEL Says He Will Play His Final Concert With VIO-LENCE This Coming Weekend

Phil Demmel has announced that he will play his final concert with VIO-LENCE this coming Sunday, February 11 in São Paulo, Brazil. The gig will mark the last show of VIO-LENCE's Latin American tour with EXHORDER. The 56-year-old guitarist, who co-founded the acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area thrash m...
February 5, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Announces March 2024 U.K. Album-Signing Events

Bruce Dickinson has announced a series album-signing sessions at HMV stores across the United Kingdom in partnership with Planet Rock. The IRON MAIDEN frontman will sign copies of his first solo LP in 19 years, "The Mandrake Project", at five stores in early March. The events kick off at the stroke...
January 29, 2024
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VANDENBERG Releases Music Video For 'Hit The Ground Running'

VANDENBERG has released the official music video for the song "Hit The Ground Running". The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Sin", which came out last August via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Every album paints a picture. Instead of utilizing a brush and canvas, VANDENBERG p...
January 25, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Releases Music Video For New Solo Single, 'Rain On The Graves'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has released his brand new single, "Rain On The Graves", accompanied by a thrilling video introducing Bruce's live band, comprising his long-term co-writer and producer Roy "Z" Ramirez, drummer Dave Moreno, bass player Tanya O'Callaghan and keyboard maestro Misther...
January 24, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Says Some Commercial Pilots Have 'A Bad Attitude' And Are 'Potentially Dangerous'

During a January 16 question-and-answer event at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, New York, IRON MAIDEN's 65-year-old singer Bruce Dickinson, who flew his group around the world in their customized jumbo jet dubbed Ed Force One, confirmed that the Federal Aviation Administration retirement age for pilots is o...
January 23, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Talks Setlist For Upcoming Solo Tour: 'Effectively, It's Gonna Be From 'Balls To Picasso' Forward'

In a new interview with Paul Cashmere of Noise11.com, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke about the upcoming tour in support of his new solo album, "The Mandrake Project". Bruce's touring band features longtime co-writer and producer Roy "Z" Ramirez, drummer Dave Moreno, bass player Tanya O'Cal...
January 21, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Says His New Song Was Originally Written For THE THREE TREMORS Project With ROB HALFORD And GEOFF TATE

In a new interview with Gareth Williams of Australia's Wall Of Sound, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that the song "Shadow Of The Gods" from his upcoming solo album "The Mandrake Project" was originally composed specifically for the proposed THE THREE TREMORS project, also featuring JUD...
January 18, 2024
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STATIC-X Collaborator EDSEL DOPE Defends Use Of Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'It's 2024, Man'

DOPE leader Edsel Dope, who is widely believed to be Xer0, the masked frontman of STATIC-X, has weighed in on 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...
January 18, 2024