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BLAZE BAYLEY Looks Back On His Time With IRON MAIDEN: 'I'm Very Lucky To Have Actually Had The Top Job In My Field'

On March 9, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, spoke to Metal Planet Music 's Gary Spiller about some fans' initial reluctance to embrace his era of the band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that the girlfriend or partner...
March 19, 2023

Former IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Is 'Very Proud' And 'Honored' To Be Part Of Band's Classic Debut Album

In a new interview with Brazil's Rock Mania, former IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dennis Stratton was asked about his memories of the making of the band's classic debut album, 1980's "Iron Maiden". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It was recorded very quickly. There was not a lot of thought th...
March 5, 2023

Rhode Island Remembers Victims Of Deadly GREAT WHITE Concert Fire

Rhode Island governor Dan McKee released a statement on Monday (February 20) to mark the 20th anniversary of the deadly blaze caused by pyrotechnics at a concert by the now-former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell. At the time of the fire, the group that was on the road was called JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT...
February 24, 2023

ROCK HALL President: 'We Are Thrilled' That IRON MAIDEN Is On The Ballot Again

In a new interview with Audacy host Taryn Daly, Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, spoke about the fact that IRON MAIDEN is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2023. He said: "We talked about Warren Zevon [being nominated], a p...
February 2, 2023

BRUCE DICKINSON Is 'Very Proud' Of His Upcoming Solo Album: 'I Think It's Gonna Be Quite Special'

During the question-and-answer portion of his January 19 spoken-word appearance at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked when fans will finally get to hear his long-awaited new solo album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Soon. Obviously,...
January 24, 2023

FOO FIGHTERS To Co-Headline 2023 BOSTON CALLING Festival

Boston Calling, the acclaimed annual three-day music festival taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 – 28, 2023 in Allston, Massachusetts, has announces its 2023 lineup today. Headlining the festival on Friday, May 26 are Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers FOO FIGHTERS; THE LUMINEERS, the soulful alt-f...
January 10, 2023

DARKTHRONE's NOCTURNO CULTO Talks Staying Behind The Times: 'We Think Everything Is Kind Of Stupid'

By David E. Gehlke Norwegian black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE have balked at the idea of progression since the late 1990s. Whereas their (un)holy triumvirate of "A Blaze In The Northern Sky", "Under A Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger" became foundational black metal albums upon their release e...
December 19, 2022

Watch: BLAZE BAYLEY Celebrates His Time With IRON MAIDEN At Athens Concert

The Lord Elric YouTube channel has uploaded video of Blaze Bayley's entire November 12 concert at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece. The gig, which is a continuation of the tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bayley joining IRON MAIDEN, featured the following setlist: 01. Lord Of The Flies (IRON MA...
December 13, 2022

BRUCE DICKINSON's Next Studio Album 'Sounds Brilliant', Says His Longtime Collaborator

At last night's "Bowl For Ronnie" event in Studio City, California, Bruce Dickinson's longtime collaborator Roy "Z" Ramirez was asked by The Metal Voice about the progress of the recording sessions for the IRON MAIDEN singer's next solo album. He responded: "I can't really say much. It's being worke...
November 18, 2022

Watch: ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Shares Story Behind 'War Dance' Riff From 'Indians'

Jackson Guitars has uploaded a new episode of "Behind The Riff" in which ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian takes you through the story of the "War Dance" riff from the band's classic song "Indians". Check it out below. "Indians" is taken from ANTHRAX's classic third album, "Among The Living", which came o...
November 17, 2022

DISTURBED's MIKE WENGREN: 'It's Still A Crazy Time, A Crazy Environment For Touring'

DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren spoke to the 105.1 The Blaze radio station about the band's plans for live concerts in support its upcoming album, "Divisive", which will arrive on November 18 via Reprise. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've done a few handful of shows this past year....
November 15, 2022

Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Some Of The People That Hate Me Have Actually Never Listened To What I Do'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, has confirmed to Stavros Vlahos, editor of the Soundcheck Network music magazine, that he has begun compiling ideas for the follow-up to his latest solo studio album, 2021's "War Within Me". "I'm always trying...
November 8, 2022

TRIVIUM's COREY BEAULIEU Says It Was 'A Great Honor' Being Asked To Open For IRON MAIDEN

TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu spoke to Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", about his band's recent U.S. arena shows as the support act for IRON MAIDEN. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When any of your favorite bands wanna call you up for suppo...
October 31, 2022

MARK KENDALL On Deadly GREAT WHITE Concert Fire: 'It Was The Most Horrific Thing'

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall spoke to the "Sally Steele Rocks! Show" about the deadly blaze on February 20, 2003 in Rhode Island caused by pyrotechnics at a concert by the now-former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell. At the time of the fire, the group that was on the road was called JACK RUSSEL...
October 7, 2022

PATRIK JENSEN And WITCHERY Soldier Through Lineup Changes And Pandemic To Release 'Nightside'

By David E. Gehlke "I'm a bit tired at the moment," laughs veteran Swedish riff lord Patrik Jensen. Jensen just returned from Japan with AT THE GATES, where he was tapped at the last minute to replace Jonas Stålhammar, who recently got the ax from the long-running melodic death metal innovators. Whi...
September 22, 2022