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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'The Experience Of A Live Show Has As Much Value As, Or Maybe Even More Value Than, It Ever Did'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked what the biggest changes have been in his 50 years of recording music and touring. He responded: "Oh my god. Yeah, the whole landscape has changed tremendously. If you think about i...
July 9, 2024

MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Celebrates 23 Years Of Sobriety

Nikki Sixx is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of his getting sober. The 65-year-old MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist credited a treatment program with giving him the tools to help him live his life without drugs or alcohol. Earlier today (Tuesday, July 2),he Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober fo...
July 2, 2024

ACCEPT To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Tour And Album Of Re-Recorded Classics

German heavy metal legends ACCEPT will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2025-2026. To mark this mammoth milestone, the band will ring in the band's golden birthday with a very unique anniversary tour at the end of 2025. An anniversary album will be released early 2026. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was...
July 1, 2024

ZAK TELL Explains Why CLAWFINGER No Longer Performs One Of Its Biggest Songs Containing Anti-Racist Message

Vocalist Zak Tell of the long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER spoke to France's Loud TV about why he and his bandmates no longer perform their controversial single "N****r", an anti-racism statement that caused quite a stir and was a massive success. The track was included on CLAWFINGER's...
June 29, 2024

One And Only

Irrespective of dalliances with the movie world, ANVIL have long since earned their legendary status. Hugely influential, not least on the nascent speed and thrash metal scenes of the early '80s, the Canadians remain the same, humble goofballs that emerged from the Toronto suburbs way back when. The...
June 25, 2024

ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Describes His Experience As A German Immigrant Living In America

In a new interview with Made In Metal, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, who moved to Nashville from his native Germany more than three decades ago, was asked to describe his experience living in the U.S. as an immigrant. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Ooh, interesting. Nobody ever ask...
June 21, 2024

DAVID ELLEFSON Says It Was 'Illegal' For Metal Fans To Admit To Liking NIRVANA In Early 1990s

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson 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. Speaking to the X5 Podcast, he said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
June 20, 2024

DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON: 'The Internet Has Made The World A Really Stupid Place'

In a new interview with Sense Music Media, Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE addressed the fact that social media is often blamed for exacerbating incivility and partisan polarization around the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think the Internet has fucking...
June 15, 2024

ANVIL Releases New Single 'World Of Fools' From Upcoming 'One And Only' Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will release their 20th studio album "One And Only", on June 28 via AFM Records. The effort was recorded late last summer with longtime producer Martin "Mattes" Pfeiffer and Jörg Uken at Uken's Soundlodge studios in Germany. The same production team was responsible for A...
June 14, 2024

ALICE COOPER Launches 2024 'Presidential Campaign': 'I'm A Troubled Man For Troubled Times'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper is gearing up for the 2024 presidential election in the only way he knows how — by running for president, something he has done satirically every four years since releasing the song "Elected" back in 1972. The Godfather of Shock Rock has released a new "campaign" video...
June 11, 2024

ANVIL's STEVE 'LIPS' KUDLOW: 'I Will Not, And Do Not, Voice My Opinion On Actual Politics'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow discussed the lack of political writing in his songs. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I will not, and do not, voice my opinion on actual politics. I'm not gonna do that. Nothing I will say will mean a...
June 8, 2024

BLIND GUARDIAN To Release Re-Recorded Version Of 1992 Breakthrough Album 'Somewhere Far Beyond'

Legendary German heavy metal pioneers BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the release of an epic re-recorded version of their classic 1992 breakthrough album "Somewhere Far Beyond". "Somewhere Far Beyond Revisited", which was recorded in 2022 and 2023, is a refreshing and powerful tribute to one of the mo...
June 7, 2024

MC5 To Release First New Album In 53 Years, 'Heavy Lifting'

Emerging from the gritty streets of Detroit in the mid-1960s, MC5 revolutionized rock and roll with their blistering fusion of garage rock, blues, soul, free jazz, and proto-punk. Infamous for incendiary live performances and a radical left-wing stance, their status as pioneers of punk and protest r...
June 6, 2024

Next POSSESSED Album Will 'Definitely' Be 'Different', Says JEFF BECERRA

In a new interview with El Planeta Del Rock, POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Revelations Of Oblivion" LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm about halfway done — a little more than halfway done w...
June 5, 2024

DEEP PURPLE Releases New Single 'Pictures Of You' From Upcoming '=1' Album

Following the success of their last single "Portable Door", legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have released "Pictures Of You" today, the second song from their upcoming album "=1". "Pictures Of You" is now available for streaming and as instant gratification track with all digital download...
June 5, 2024