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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

DOKKEN Announces 2024 Tour Dates

DOKKEN has announced a series of tour dates for the first nine months of 2024. The Don Dokken-fronted outfit, which is continuing to support its latest album, "Heaven Comes Down", will play three shows in the U.S. in early March and early April before flying to Europe in early August for several fes...
January 9, 2024

DON DOKKEN Defends Head Of Spanish Football Federation Over Unwanted Kiss On Lips

In a recent interview with the "Fantasm" podcast, DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken spoke about the inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "Heaven Comes Down". He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's just a crazy world right now… It's like all the demons are coming out an...
January 3, 2024

GEORGE LYNCH On DON DOKKEN's Claim That DOKKEN Frontman Wrote 'A Lot Of' Band's Biggest Songs: 'That's Bulls**t'

In a recent interview with the 80's Glam Metalcast, former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch dismissed Don Dokken's assertion that the band's namesake frontman wrote "a lot" of the group's biggest songs. George said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[Bassist Jeff Pilson, drummer Mick Brown and I] w...
December 31, 2023

DON DOKKEN Says DOKKEN Members Split Money Equally In Early Days: 'Looking Back, I Could Say It Was A Stupid Thing To Do'

In a recent interview with the "On The Road To Rock With Clint Switzer" podcast, DOKKEN leader Don Dokken explained why he and his bandmates decided in the beginning to split their songwriting royalties equally between the four members of the group. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "DOK...
December 30, 2023

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's MATT TUCK Hints At 'The Poison' 20th-Anniversary Tour For 2025

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck has hinted at a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's classic debut album, 2005's "The Poison". Earlier today (Monday, December 18),Tuck took to his social media to write: "So that's a wrap on 2023 and the entire touring cycle of our self tit...
December 18, 2023

DON DOKKEN Says He Wrote DOKKEN's Hit Songs, Even Though They Were Credited To Entire Band

In a brand new interview with Justin Young of Monsters, Madness And Magic, Don Dokken was asked if he and his DOKKEN bandmates will continue performing live even though he has publicly stated that the group's recently released 13th studio album, "Heaven Comes Down", will be DOKKEN's last. He said in...
December 13, 2023

Watch DOKKEN Perform In Las Vegas During Summer/Fall 2023 Tour

Fan-filmed video of DOKKEN's November 17 concert at The Showroom at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. Joining frontman Don Dokken and his bandmates on stage for the last couple of numbers of their set was the group's former guitarist George Lynch, whose long-running act LYNCH...
December 2, 2023

DON DOKKEN Says He Has Picked The Actor Who Will Play Him In Upcoming DOKKEN Movie

In a new interview with Steve Mascord of White Line Fever, DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken spoke in more detail about the movie that Netflix is making about the band, apparently to be helmed by "the same director" that worked on MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Dirt". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It...
November 28, 2023

'How DAVID LEE ROTH Changed The World': New Book Due In January

Backbeat Books has set a January 1, 2024 release date for "DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed The World" by Darren Paltrowitz. Book description: What do you do after leaving one of the world's biggest bands? If you're David Lee Roth, you write a memoir, become a radio host, sell a screenplay to a...
November 27, 2023


NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Shane picked Ronnie James Dio and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I came across Ronnie James Dio in the late '70s listening to RAINBOW....
November 13, 2023

THE RODS To Release New Studio Album, 'Rattle The Cage', In January

Veteran metallers THE RODS have signed with Massacre Records. The band's new studio album, titled "Rattle The Cage", will be available as a CD digipak, limited vinyl LP and digital formats on January 12, 2024. THE RODS are a storied heavy metal band that rocked their way through the '80s with a powe...
November 9, 2023

PORCUPINE TREE Announces 'Closure/Continuation Live' Live Album, Shares New Video

Grammy Award-nominated British rock band PORCUPINE TREE has announced "Closure/Continuation.Live", an all-new live album documenting their triumphant return to the stage in 2022. "Closure/Continuation.Live" arrives via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records on Friday, December 8 in a wide range of form...
November 6, 2023

DON DOKKEN Rules Out Autobiography: 'I Don't Wanna Throw Anybody Under The Bus'

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, DOKKEN leader Don Dokken spoke about the possibility of writing an autobiography. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've had offers for decades. A lot of bands write their — they call their autobiography, like [MÖTLEY CRÜE's] 'The Dirt' and...
November 6, 2023