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KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA: Hiring Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ 'Was One Of The Best Decisions I've Ever Made'

Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR spoke to Australia's Metal Roos about the addition of bassist Frédéric Leclercq to the group's ranks. Before joining KREATOR, Leclercq rose to fame with U.K.-based extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE for whom he handled bass duties from 2005 unt...
August 14, 2022
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NIKKI SIXX Fires Back At ANDY MCCOY: 'He's Just Trying To Sell A Book, An Album Or Club Tour'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has fired back at Andy McCoy, saying HANOI ROCKS guitarist is "just trying to sell a book, a album or club tour". In recent weeks, McCoy had given several interviews in which he slammed Sixx over his account of his heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling b...
August 14, 2022
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AC/DC: BON SCOTT And ANGUS YOUNG 'Highway To Hell' 8-Inch Clothed Action Figures Coming This Fall

NECA will release the AC/DC Bon Scott and Angus Young "Highway To Hell" 8-inch clothed action figures in November. Bon Scott "Highway To Hell" clothed figure product description ($44.99 MSRP): "If rock singers were judged on a scale of 1 to 10, Bon Scott turns the dial to 11. One of the most influen...
August 11, 2022
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THE MARS VOLTA Announces New Album, Drops 'Vigil' Single

After the release of two new singles following a decade-long hiatus, THE MARS VOLTA has unveiled details surrounding its seventh full-length album, "The Mars Volta", due on September 16. The new album bravely challenges everything you thought you knew about them, delivering their most exciting, most...
August 5, 2022
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I Don't Believe That Grunge Killed Hair Metal'

STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet has weighed in on the never-ending debate about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. On Tuesday (August 2), the 59-year-old openly Christian rocker, who writes...
August 3, 2022
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ANDY MCCOY Says He Never Got A 'Thank You' From NIKKI SIXX For Saving His Life, Calls MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist 'A Second-Class Citizen'

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has once again slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx over his account of his heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band" and "The Dirt" biopic. The 59-year-old Finnish-born...
August 3, 2022
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BLACK FLAG And MADBALL Among Confirmed Artists For WHEN WE WERE HUNGRY Festival

What started as a meme created by MODERN DAY ESCAPE bassist and songwriter William Wenz about hosting a festival in a Denny's parking lot turned to reality as he created the When We Were Hungry festival alongside co-founder/director and artist manager Mal Levy. The inaugural event will take place in...
August 3, 2022
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Did Grunge Kill 1980s Heavy Metal? PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD Weighs In

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of VWMusic, PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard was asked for his take on the long-running narrative that grunge killed the career of many hard rock and heavy metal musicians. He replied: "I think there's always renewal in the world, and with that renewal, comes new...
July 29, 2022
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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Says 10 Of His Most Important Guitars Have Been Stolen

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Brian " Buckethead" Carroll, who was in the band between 2000 and 2004, says that ten of his personal guitars have been stolen. The eccentric musician, who wears a fried-chicken bucket on his noggin and talks only through a hand puppet, revealed the theft in a post on...
July 28, 2022
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DEE SNIDER Says He 'Cannot Legally Or Morally Stop' Far-Right Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate From Using 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

Dee Snider says that he cannot "legally or morally" stop controversial Arizona GOP gubernatorial hopeful and election denier Kari Lake from using TWISTED SISTER's "We're Not Gonna Take It" at her campaign events. The classic TWISTED SISTER song was played as Lake, a former local TV anchor, walked on...
July 28, 2022
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STABBING WESTWARD Vocalist CHRISTOPHER HALL Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

STABBING WESTWARD vocalist Christopher Hall has been diagnosed with throat cancer. As a result, the band has been forced to cancel its previously announced shows this summer while he undergoes treatment for the disease. On Wednesday night (July 27), Hall took to STABBING WESTWARD's social media...
July 28, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS Films Music Video For Her Next Solo Single

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss has revealed that she recently filmed a music video for the next single from her upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Controlled Chaos" solo debut. Last October, Nita shared "Dead Inside", her first new music since the release of "Controlle...
July 26, 2022
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ANDY MCCOY Says He 'Never Got An Apology' From VINCE NEIL For Drunk-Driving Car Crash That Killed HANOI ROCKS Drummer

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has once again slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE over their account of HANOI drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley's death and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock B...
July 25, 2022
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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist SLASH: 'I Don't Think I've Ever Owned The 'Appetite For Destruction' Record'

In a new interview with Goldmine, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was asked if he still has the original cover from the band's classic debut album, "Appetite For Destruction", on vinyl. He responded: "Well, you have to understand — I mean, it's like this for all the records I do — I don't collect any...
July 23, 2022
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Watch: THE CULT Singer IAN ASTBURY Breaks Up Fight At Washington, D.C. Concert

THE CULT singer Ian Astbury jumped into the crowd during the band's concert Tuesday (July 19) to break up a scuffle between fans. According to TMZ, the incident occurred as THE CULT was performing the song "Rain" at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. The disagreement stemmed from the fact that a tall ma...
July 20, 2022