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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On His Post-Ministroke Recovery: 'Even Holding A Drumstick, There Was Nothing There'

In January 2023, Nicko McBrain, who has been the drummer for the heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN since 1982, was at his home in Boca Raton when he suffered a stroke with partial paralysis. That was the beginning of a challenging journey of physical rehabilitation that followed rapid and precise treatme...
May 24, 2024
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DYLAN GERS, Son Of IRON MAIDEN Guitarist JANICK GERS, Releases New Solo Single 'Fly Fly Butterfly'

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has released a new single, "Fly Fly Butterfly", through independent record label Sly-Tone. Written and solely performed by Dylan, with the exception of Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke, who drums on the track, "Fly Fly But...
May 24, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC — what can I say? — with [singer] Bon Scott....
May 21, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says He Is 'Really Happy' He Told His Story In 'Behind The Music' Docuseries

During the VIP soundcheck and question-and-answer session before MAMMOTH WVH's May 14 concert at The Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Wolfgang Van Halen was asked about the recent episode of the groundbreaking docuseries "Behind The Music" which focuses on the former VAN HALEN bassist. He said (as...
May 20, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Covers 'All The Young Dudes' At First Show Of 'The Mandrake Project' U.K. Tour

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson kicked off his 2024 U.K. solo tour Thursday night (May 16) in Wolverhampton. The gig at The Halls was the first of a six-date U.K. run, which is also making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Swansea, Nottingham and London. As was the case on his recently completed La...
May 18, 2024
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BRUCE KULICK Says KISS's Final Concert Was 'A Missed Opportunity' To Celebrate The Band's Past

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick once again confirmed that he wasn't asked to perform at the band's final show and wasn't invited to attend the event, which was held last December at New York City's Madison Square Garden. "I got a sense that it wasn't g...
May 15, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON On Cursing Out Fan For Lighting Flare At IRON MAIDEN Show: 'I Shouldn't Have Called Him A Greek C***'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has admitted that he "lost [his] rag" when he blasted a fan as a "Greek cunt" and a "fucking cocksucker" for lighting a flare during the band's concert in Athens, Greece less than two years ago. The incident occurred on July 16, 2022 as MAIDEN launched into the ten...
May 15, 2024
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THE PINEAPPLE THIEF Announces Final Dates Of 'It Leads To This' North American Tour

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF has announced an additional six U.S. shows for the band's "It Leads to This" North American tour later this year. The U.K. based four-piece has added shows in Florida, Pennsylvania, California and Washington and will be playing songs from its latest album, "It Leads to This", alo...
May 14, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN Responds To PETER BALTES's Comment That ACCEPT Albums 'Started To Sound The Same'

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked about former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes's recent comment that ACCEPT's albums "started to sound the same towards the end" of his tenure with the band. I didn't like it anymore and felt like we were al...
May 13, 2024
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JOHN CORABI: 'Horseshoes And Hand Grenades' Audiobook And Paperback Coming Soon

In a new interview with Hear 2 Zen magazine, former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi spoke about his 2022 autobiography, "Horseshoes And Hand Grenades", which was released via Rare Bird Books. It was written with the help of MÖTLEY CRÜE historian/author Paul Miles. Corabi said (as transcribed by BLABB...
May 13, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Announced As Patron Of The Blake Cottage Trust

In the week that Bruce Dickinson starts his hugely anticipated European tour in support of his brand new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", with a string of U.K. headline shows, the IRON MAIDEN frontman is delighted to be announced as Patron of The Blake Cottage Trust. Having been a lifelong devote...
May 13, 2024
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Is IRON MAIDEN A Democracy? BRUCE DICKINSON Responds

During an appearance on the May 8 episode of the Brazilian TV talk show "Conversa Com Bial", Bruce Dickinson was asked if IRON MAIDEN is a democracy. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Uh, ultimately you can't have a team as a democracy. A football team is not a democracy. You've go...
May 12, 2024
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RICHIE SAMBORA Is Open To Rejoining BON JOVI: 'The Fans Would Just Love It'

Richie Sambora has shared his thoughts on the new BON JOVI docuseries. During an appearance on the 50th episode of "The Allison Hagendorf Show", the 64-year-old former BON JOVI guitarist stated about "Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story", which dropped on April 26 via Hulu (as transcribed by BL...
May 8, 2024
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See Trailer For 'Lolla: The Story Of Lollapalooza' Three-Part Docuseries

Paramount+ today revealed the official trailer for the upcoming three-part docuseries "Lolla: The Story Of Lollapalooza", which will premiere exclusively on the service in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, May 21 and on Wednesday, May 22 in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Germany,...
May 6, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON On His 'The Mandrake Project' Tour: 'It's Amazing To Play With Musicians Who Are Less Than Half My Age'

Ahead of the Brazilian leg of his "The Mandrake Project" solo tour, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked by the Rádio Kiss FM radio station what fans can expect from the shows. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, wow. Well, we are having so much fun on stage. It's amazing...
May 4, 2024