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BLACKBERRY SMOKE Drummer BRIT TURNER Dead At 57

Brit Turner, drummer for the acclaimed American rock band BLACKBERRY SMOKE, has died at the age of 57. Turner had been battling glioblastoma — a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumor — and underwent surgery in November 2022. Brit's death was announced in a social media post from the band. The stat...
March 4, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's SCOTT TRAVIS: 'I'm Glad That K.K. DOWNING Finally Decided To Get Back In The Music Business And Create New Music'

In a new interview with Pedro Alonso Diez of Spain's Metal Journal, JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis was asked if the door is "completely closed" on guitarist K.K. Downing's possible return to the band. Scott responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I don't think anyone can ever say n...
March 3, 2024
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ACE FREHLEY's '10,000 Volts' Collaborator Says There Was 'A Ton Of Mediocrity' On Some Of Ex-KISS Guitarist's Previous Solo Albums

In a new interview with Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. of Rock Interview Series, singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Steve Brown, who is best known for his work with TRIXTER, spoke about his collaboration with Ace Frehley on the original KISS guitarist's latest solo album, "10,000 Volts". He said (as t...
March 3, 2024
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Founding EXHORDER Guitarist Says He Wrote 95% Of Group's Music, Claims His Former Bandmates Are Still Not Playing Old Songs Correctly

In a new interview with Germany's Into The Pit, founding EXHORDER guitarist Vinnie LaBella, who exited the band four years ago, was asked what he thought of EXHORDER's decision to carry on as a four-piece, with singer Kyle Thomas now playing second guitar and writing much of the music for the group....
March 3, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Life Is Not Just Existing. Life Is Activity And Joy.'

In a new interview with Riff X 's "Metal XS", IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, who is quite the renaissance man — rock singer, pilot, business leader, author, international fencer, motivational speaker, radio host and more — was asked what he would say to people who are afraid of trying things or gett...
March 3, 2024
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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says 'Am I Evil?' Is His Proudest Musical Achievement

In a new interview with XS Rock, DIAMOND HEAD and SAXON guitarist Brian Tatler was asked to name the thing he is "most proud of" in his career so far. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I suppose musically [the classic DIAMOND HEAD song] 'Am I Evil?', 'cause it's such a big song and...
March 3, 2024
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On His Singing: 'My High Notes Are Better Now Than, I Think, They've Ever Been'

During a question-and-answer session aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise, former JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked what he does to take care of his singing voice. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I'm lucky, 'cause the voice is...
March 3, 2024
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GODSMACK Joined By AEROSMITH's BRAD WHITFORD For 'Dream On' Performance In Nashville During 2024 'Vibez Tour'

GODSMACK was joined by AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford on stage on February 27 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee to perform covers of AEROSMITH's classic power ballad "Dream On" and THE BEATLES' "Come Together". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Whitford previousl...
March 3, 2024
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RICKEY MEDLOCKE: LYNYRD SKYNYRD Has 'Two Dozen' Unfinished Songs For Possible New Studio Album

In a new interview with Iridium Rock And Metal Reviews, LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Rickey Medlocke spoke about the possibility of new music from the iconic rockers. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Johnny [Van Zant, LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer] and I have discussed about doing some new SKYNYRD...
March 3, 2024
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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: ABBA Is 'Probably My Favorite Band Of All Time'

During a new question-and-answer session posted on Instagram, legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was asked to name his favorite ABBA song. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's too many. I love them. They are incredible. Their progressions and it's ju...
March 3, 2024
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Watch: SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS Perform In Osaka, Japan During 2024 Tour

Slash's long-running band SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS performed at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan as part of its "The River Is Rising - Rest Of The World Tour '24". Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. The River Is Rising 02....
March 3, 2024
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BRING ME THE HORIZON's 'Post Human: Nex Gen' Album Is 'Nearly Finished'

On the red carpet of the 2024 BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena on Saturday (March 2),BRING ME THE HORIZON singer Oli Sykes and drummer Mat Nicholls spoke to NME about the status of the band's long-awaited new album, "Post Human: Nex Gen". The LP was originally due last September, but was pushed bac...
March 2, 2024
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JOEL STROETZEL Says There Are' A Lot Of Fast Songs' On Upcoming KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Joel Stroetzel spoke to Mathias Henrixon of A Swedish Fika With… about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2019's "Atonement" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We just finished all the final bits of tracking over the last couple...
March 2, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST Holds First 'Invincible Shield' U.K. 'In Conversation' Event In London: Photos, Video

To celebrate the forthcoming release of their latest album "Invincible Shield", British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST are holding two special "in conversation" events with a special guest host. The first event took place earlier today (Saturday, March 2) at Pryzm Kingston (with Banquet Records) i...
March 2, 2024
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THOBBE ENGLUND: 'I Belong To SABATON. That's My Family, That's My Best Friends'

In early February, Swedish metallers SABATON announced that they had been rejoined by guitarist Thobbe Englund. This news came a month after Tommy Johansson revealed his departure from the group. Thobbe originally joined SABATON in April 2012 and amicably parted ways with the band in July 2016 to fo...
March 2, 2024