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PETER BALTES On ACCEPT: 'I Felt Like We Were Always Doing The Same Album Or Concept Again And Again, Only With Different Lyrics'

In a new interview with Marko Syrjala of Metal Rules, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. bassist Peter Baltes was asked about the songwriting process in U.D.O. and how it compares to that of ACCEPT. He said: "Everyone is involved in songwriting in U.D.O. It's great because so many different writing st...
February 26, 2024

JEFF PILSON On DON DOKKEN's 'Hostile' Comments About Former DOKKEN Bandmates: 'It Sounds Like He Has Sour Grapes'

In a new interview with Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. of Rock Interview Series, former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson once again addressed some of Don Dokken's recent claims about who was responsible for most of the songwriting during the band's classic era and the alleged drug use that led to the lineup's split...
February 21, 2024

CRAIG GOLDY Says He Would Be 'A Great Fit' For WHITESNAKE: 'I Love DAVID COVERDALE's Voice'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy confirmed that he got a call from WHITESNAKE's A&R executive in the late 1980s about joining the David Coverdale-fronted band as the replacement for John Sykes. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 18, 2024

SIX BY SIX Feat. SAXON, SAGA Members: 'Beyond Shadowland' Album Due In April

SIX BY SIX, the progressive power trio comprising Ian Crichton (SAGA),Nigel Glockler (SAXON) and Robert Berry (3.2),will release its sophomore album, "Beyond Shadowland", on April 26 via InsideOut Music. The band reconvened in Berry's own Soundtek Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2023 to b...
February 16, 2024

CARL PALMER Announces 'Fanfare For The Common Man' Deluxe Career-Spanning 3-CD/1-Blu-Ray Box Set

BMG has set an April 5 release date for the "Fanfare For The Common Man" deluxe career-spanning three-CD-and-one-Blu-ray box set from Carl Palmer. Carl Frederik Kendall Palmer was born on March 20, 1950 in Birmingham, England. His upbringing was far from smooth, his real father passed away when Car...
February 15, 2024

ROBERT PLANT Says He Will 'Probably' Never Sing LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven' Again

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Robert Plant spoke about his performance of the LED ZEPPELIN classic "Stairway To Heaven" last October during a charity concert for The Cancer Platform at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, organized by DURAN DURAN's Andy Taylor. It marked Robert's first t...
February 14, 2024

New Lizard Species Named After IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON

According to, a new lizard species has been named after IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson. Named Enyalioides dickinsoni, the lizard was found in the Cordillera de Colán mountain range 460 miles north of Lima, Peru. Three localities are known to be home to this lizard species. i...
February 13, 2024

New MERCYFUL FATE Music Is 'On The Way', Says Bassist BECKY BALDWIN

In a new interview with the That Metal Interview podcast, new MERCYFUL FATE bassist Becky Baldwin spoke about her recent addition to the band as a permanent member. The Birmingham, England-based musician previously toured with MERCYFUL FATE in the fall of 2022 as the temporary replacement for Joey V...
February 12, 2024

JEFF PILSON Rips DON DOKKEN's 'Desperate And Weak' Claim That DOKKEN Frontman Wrote 'A Lot Of' Band's Biggest Songs

In a new interview with Full In Bloom, former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson was asked to respond to Don Dokken's recent claim that he wrote "80 percent" of the band's third album, 1985's "Under Lock And Key". Jeff said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Bullshit. That's total bullshit. He did not w...
February 9, 2024

JEFF PILSON: 'There Is A Part Of Me That Would Love To Do One Last DOKKEN Record And Really Do It Right'

In a new interview with Jay Scott of "The Hook Rocks" podcast, Jeff Pilson was asked if he thinks there is still a chance of the classic lineup of DOKKEN reuniting for a new album or possibly even some live shows. The 66-year-old bassist, who has been a member of FOREIGNER since 2004, responded (as...
February 6, 2024

JOB FOR A COWBOY Shares Music Video For 'Beyond The Chemical Doorway'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have released the official music video for their song "Beyond The Chemical Doorway". The track is taken from the band's first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", due on February 23, 2024 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was prod...
January 31, 2024

New MERCYFUL FATE Bassist BECKY BALDWIN On Her Addition As Permanent Member: 'It Was A Natural Progression'

At this past Wednesday night's (January 24) Metal Hall Of Fame gala at the Delta Marriott Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California, new MERCYFUL FATE bassist Becky Baldwin spoke to The Metal Voice about her recent addition to the band as a permanent member. The Birmingham, England-based musician pre...
January 27, 2024


MERCYFUL FATE has recruited Becky Baldwin as its new bass player. The Birmingham, England-based musician previously toured with MERCYFUL FATE in the fall of 2022 as the temporary replacement for Joey Vera who was unable to make the dates due to a scheduled conflict with his longtime group ARMORED SA...
January 19, 2024

Rattle The Cage

As he approaches his 77th birthday, David "Rock" Feinstein has no intention of growing old gracefully or quietly. THE RODS have been a low-key but undeniable presence in metal since 1980, and while the New Yorkers have never scored major commercial success, their music has always been thrillingly di...
January 16, 2024


Tony Clarkin, guitarist, mastermind and main songwriter of the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band MAGNUM, has died at the age of 77. The news of his death comes just weeks after it was announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. As a result of his diagnosis, MAGNUM can...
January 9, 2024