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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Would 'Never' Rejoin ICED EARTH: 'I've Moved On'

In a new interview with The Shred Shack, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, was asked if he would ever consider rejoining the Jon Schaffer-led outfit if he got the call. He responded (as transcribed by B...
November 29, 2022

LACUNA COIL Announces May 2023 West Coast U.S. Tour

Italian metal veterans LACUNA COIL have announced their return to the U.S. next year with a special West Coast tour — featuring THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, BLIND CHANNEL and EDGE OF PARADISE as openers. This trek follows the successful East Coast run in fall 2022 with BUTCHER BABIES, UNCURED and LIONS AT...
November 28, 2022

The Majesty Of Decay

There is nothing quite like some rigorous independent thinking to make narrow-minded folk wet their beds. JUDICATOR have been one of power metal's most potent forces for some time, with a sound that owed plenty to BLIND GUARDIAN without ever borrowing directly from them, and that sounded neither ove...
November 23, 2022

Dead Again

TYPE O NEGATIVE is one of the most immediately recognizable metal bands. Every band member was significant in their own right, but the undeniable focal point was always the late, great frontman Peter Steele, the imposing, charismatic vocalist and bassist who stood at 6' 7" and will forever be known...
November 21, 2022

The Legacy

All things considered, there aren't too many things that are more metal than Udo Dirkschneider. Never mind that the German legend sang his guts out on those ageless and seminal ACCEPT classics back in the early '80s, for the U.D.O. catalogue alone, he deserves some kind of award for consistency and...
November 17, 2022

BUSH To Perform 'More Than Machines' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Tonight, veteran rockers BUSH will make their much-anticipated return to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" stage to perform their hit single "More Than Machines", off of their latest critically acclaimed album "The Art Of Survival" (out via BMG). The song — which this week rises to No. 2 on the Mediabase Act...
November 15, 2022


United Kingdom's Download festival is back to celebrate its epic 20 year legacy with four headline sets for the first time ever. Announced today are headliners SLIPKNOT, BRING ME THE HORIZON and METALLICA, who will deliver two massive no-repeat performances. This year the festival will take place ov...
November 7, 2022

GAVIN ROSSDALE On BUSH's Longevity: 'I'm Very, Very Lucky'

In a new interview with Brazilian journalist Igor Miranda, BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale reflected on the band's 30th anniversary. Gavin said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm very, very lucky. I've had a lot of great people to help me. And there's times when I've won the match and times whe...
November 3, 2022

Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Anaheim During 40th-Anniversary Tour

Fan-filmed video of W.A.S.P.'s October 29 concert at City National Grove Of Anaheim in Anaheim, California can be seen below. W.A.S.P. performed the song "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" live for the first time in more than a decade and a half at the opening concert of the group's 40th-anniversary tour...
November 2, 2022

ROB HALFORD Says PANTERA Reunion Will Be 'Sensational': 'These Guys Are Going To Blow Your F***ing Mind'

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has once again weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA ban...
November 1, 2022

JON SCHAFFER Is Continuing To Cooperate With U.S. Capitol Riot Investigators; Next Status Report Due In January

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer, who pleaded guilty more than a year and a half ago to his role in the Capitol riot, is continuing to cooperate with authorities while on pre-sentencing release. In a status report filed last Friday (October 28) in federal court in Washington, D.C., Schaffer's attor...
November 1, 2022

W.A.S.P. Performs 'Animal (F**k Like A Beast)' Live For First Time Since 2006 At U.S. Tour Kick-Off: Video, Photos

W.A.S.P. performed the song "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" live for the first time in more than a decade and a half at the opening concert of the group's 40th-anniversary tour Friday night (October 28) at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. On Your Knees / T...
October 29, 2022

MARK TORNILLO Is 'Grateful' For His ACCEPT Gig: 'It's A Gift From God'

ACCEPT singer Mark Tornillo has confirmed to The Aquarian Weekly that he and his bandmates are "already writing a new album. [We're] working on it as we speak," he said. "Writing is one of those things I like being under pressure to do it. Right now we're going at it slowly, going back and forth. We...
October 26, 2022

Watch: ACCEPT Performs With Two Singers In Patchogue, New York

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT played the last two concerts of their fall 2022 North American tour with the band's longtime frontman Mark Tornillo sharing lead vocals with Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER). The October 21 show at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, New York and the Oct...
October 23, 2022

GUNS N' ROSES Shares 'Double Talkin' Jive' 1992 Live Recording From 'Use Your Illusion I & II' Box Set

The official audio for "Double Talkin' Jive" performed live by GUNS N' ROSES in Las Vegas at The Thomas & Mack Center on January 25, 1992 is available below. The track is taken from the upcoming "Use Your Illusion I & II" ultimate box set for the band's 1991 multi-platinum releases "Use Your...
October 21, 2022