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DON DOKKEN Says He Has Picked The Actor Who Will Play Him In Upcoming DOKKEN Movie

In a new interview with Steve Mascord of White Line Fever, DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken spoke in more detail about the movie that Netflix is making about the band, apparently to be helmed by "the same director" that worked on MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Dirt". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It...
November 28, 2023

See ANTHRAX Singer JOEY BELLADONNA's JOURNEY Tribute Band Perform In Satellite Beach, Florida

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna's JOURNEY tribute band called BEYOND FRONTIERS (formerly JOEY BELLADONNA'S BEYOND THE BAND and JOURNEY BEYOND) performed at Wynfield's in Satellite Beach, Florida on Sunday, November 19. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below, courtesy of the Roxy Healy&nbsp...
November 23, 2023

NUNO BETTENCOURT Weighs In On JOE SATRIANI's Attempt To Play 'Mean Street': 'You've Gotta Give Him A Bit Of A Pass'

In a new interview with The Jeremy White Show, EXTREME's Nuno Bettencourt weighed in on Joe Satriani's attempt to perform Eddie Van Halen's intro to "Mean Street", the opening track off VAN HALEN's 1981 album "Fair Warning", during a recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Show". Satriani later said...
November 21, 2023


PANTERA and DISTURBED will headline the 2024 edition of Knotfest Australia. Next year's festival, which will be held over three dates in March, will also feature LAMB OF GOD, HALESTORM, THE HU, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ESCAPE THE FATE, WAGE WAR, BRAND OF SACRIFICE and more. Among the local acts who will a...
November 19, 2023


Former DREAM THEATER singer Charlie Dominici has died. He was reportedly 72 years old. The news of Charlie's passing was broken by DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, who took to his social media earlier today (Friday, November 17) to share a few photos of DREAM THEATER with Charlie, and he included...
November 17, 2023

SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Just As Well-Known As IRON MAIDEN; We're Just Not As Successful'

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, Biff Byford was asked for his opinion on some fans' assertion that SAXON is a vastly underrated band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think they get confused with successful. Nobody can be bigger than IRON MAIDEN in the metal scene, espe...
November 14, 2023

BLACK STONE CHERRY Drummer In Lockdown During Shooting At Kansas Mall

BLACK STONE CHERRY drummer John Fred Young found himself in the middle of the pandemonium during a shooting at Oak Park Mall late Sunday afternoon (November 12) in Overland Park, Kansas. Two suspects were reportedly taken into custody after a single shot was fired during a struggle between three pla...
November 13, 2023

DEE SNIDER Doesn't Believe DONALD TRUMP Is Racist: 'He's A Salesman Looking For Someone To Buy His Product'

During an appearance on the latest episode of Steve-O's "Wild Ride!" podcast, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke about why it's dangerous when the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" is co-opted by various politicians and used at their campaign rallies. "When people use a song in any...
November 10, 2023

LINKIN PARK Sued By Former Bassist Over 1999 Recordings

Bassist Kyle Christner has filed a lawsuit against LINKIN PARK, claiming he didn't receive credit or royalties from the 1999 "Hybrid Theory" EP that he appeared on. In the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District Of California on Wednesday (November 8), Christner...
November 9, 2023

Y&T Announces 50th-Anniversary European Tour

Legendary California rockers Y&T have announced the dates for their 50th-anniversary European tour. The trek will kick off at the Keep It True Rising festival in Würzburg, Germany on October 5, 2024 and will include additional stops in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, United Kingdom. Y&T 50...
November 7, 2023

JAMES LABRIE Is 'Overwhelmed' By 'Incredible' Response To DREAM THEATER's Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

James LaBrie says that he has been "overwhelmed" by the "incredible" response to DREAM THEATER's announcement that the band was reuniting with original drummer Mike Portnoy. Earlier today (Saturday, November 4),the 60-year-old Canadian-born singer, who has been fronting DREAM THEATER since 1991, to...
November 4, 2023

DAVID ELLEFSON On PANTERA's Return: 'It's The One Thing That People Probably Never Thought They'd Ever See Again'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has once again weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTE...
November 2, 2023

JOHN 5 Says MÖTLEY CRÜE And GUNS N' ROSES 'Would Be A Wonderful, Wonderful Tour'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, John 5 was asked about the possibility of MÖTLEY CRÜE teaming up with the Axl Rose-fronted outfit for a tour. The MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, if...
November 1, 2023

LORDI Announces 'Unliving Pictour Show' Spring 2024 European Tour

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will embark on a European headlining tour in the spring of 2024. After introducing their latest album, "Screem Writers Guild", to enthusiastic masses in European arenas alongside metal greats SABATON and BABYMETAL in April/May 2023, the band will now hit the road as...
October 27, 2023

RONNIE ROMERO Calls Out ADRIAN VANDENBERG For Not Telling 'The Truth' About End Of Their Working Relationship

In a new interview with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW) explained why he parted ways with VANDENBERG after recording only one album with the Adrian Vandenberg-led group, 2020's "2020". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET...
October 26, 2023