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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: 'I'm Very Fortunate To Be Who I Am'

In a new interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock, former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes was asked if having money and fame is important to him. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. To me, the fame… I've had the opportunity, because of my parents [who] made me and my personality…...
June 28, 2023
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Blasts Bands Who Use Backing Tracks: 'If You Pay To See A Real Gig, It Should Be Real'

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes 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 and other assorted technology that makes concerts mor...
June 26, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS: Next W.A.S.P. Album Won't Arrive Before Summer 2024

In a new interview with Mankato, Minnesota's "The Five Count" radio show, W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "From the time the U.S. tour ended [last December], we went str...
June 25, 2023
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Watch: CHRIS HOLMES Performs W.A.S.P. Classics In Wales

The 60MW Podcast YouTube channel has uploaded video of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes's June 17 performance at Tivoli in Buckley, Wales. Check out the clips below. Holmes, who last year completed seven weeks of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck, discussed hi...
June 20, 2023
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CHRIS HOLMES Says BLACKIE LAWLESS's 'Narcissism' Ruined W.A.S.P.

In a new interview with Classic Album Review, former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, who hasn't played with the band in more than two decades, reflected on the breakup of W.A.S.P.'s original lineup in the mid-1980s. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless] sh...
June 9, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Has A Cracked Vertebra, Expects To Be Healed In Time For North American Tour

During a May 25 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless spoke about completing the band's recent European tour while seated after suffering a herniated disc in his back. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This past Monday was my 10-year a...
May 28, 2023
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Is BLACKIE LAWLESS Using Backing Tapes For His Lead Vocals? 'When I'm Up There, I'm Singing My Ass Off', He Says

During a May 25 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless was once again asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Abo...
May 26, 2023
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Watch W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Perform While Seated In Czech Republic

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless recently vowed to complete the band’s European tour while seated after suffering a herniated disc in his back. The rocker revealed in a post on the band's official web site on May 10 that he would still honor his final five European dates despite doctors trying to per...
May 17, 2023
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Watch W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Perform In Slovenia While Seated

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless recently vowed to complete the band’s European tour while seated after suffering a herniated disc in his back. The rocker revealed in a post on the band's official web site on May 10 that he would still honor his final five European dates despite doctors trying to per...
May 16, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS To Play Remaining Shows On European Tour While Seated

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless, who recently revealed that he has been performing on the band's ongoing European tour with a herniated disc in his lower back, has announced that he will play the remaining five shows on the trek while seated in a chair that will be built into his custom mic stand,...
May 11, 2023
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Watch: Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Performs Band's Classic Songs On MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

Fan-filmed video of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes performing three of the band's classic songs, "On Your Knees", "L.O.V.E. Machine" and "Wild Child", on May 1 aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. Last year, Holmes completed seven weeks of radiation therapy in his ba...
May 3, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Says He Has Been Performing With A Herniated Disc In His Lower Back

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless says that he has been performing on the band's ongoing European tour with a herniated disc in his lower back. The 66-year-old guitarist/vocalist, whose real name is Steven Duren, opened up about his injury in a lengthy statement released via W.A.S.P.'s official web...
April 18, 2023
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W.A.S.P. Announces 'The 40th Never Stops' Summer 2023 North American Tour

W.A.S.P. has announced the North American leg of "The 40th Never Stops World Tour 2023". Produced by Live Nation, the 33-city run kicks off on Friday, August 4 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo, California, making stops across North America in Vancouver, British Columbia; Omaha, Nebraska; Ne...
April 11, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Reflects On W.A.S.P.'s First U.S. Tour In 10 Years: 'I've Never Wanted Something Not To End So Badly Before'

W.A.S.P. wrapped up its first U.S. tour in 10 years with a sold-out show on December 11 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. This marked the 18th sold-out shows for the U.S. tour, which kicked off in late October. W.A.S.P.'s performances included the return of the band's classic song "Animal (Fuck Like a...
January 25, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Looks Back On HEAR 'N AID's 'Stars': 'If Anybody Had An Ego In There, They Didn't Show It'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has looked back on his involvement with "Stars", the 1985 charity single for famine relief released under the HEAR 'N AID banner. On May 20 and May 21, 1985, 40 artists from the metal community gathered at A&M Records Studios in Hollywood, California to particip...
December 16, 2022