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ACE FREHLEY Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

Ace Frehley is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album for a tentative early 2023 release. The original KISS guitarist offered an update on the LP's recording progress while sharing a list on social media of his "Best 10 Sci-Fi Movies Released Up Until 1960". At the end of the message, h...
November 29, 2022

AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Details Technology Which Helped Him Overcome His Hearing Loss

On Sunday (November 27),AC/DC singer Brian Johnson joined Matt Everitt on his "First Time With…" program on BBC Radio 6 Music for an interview about the pivotal musical moments of his life. Brian discussed hearing Little Richard through a neighbor's window as a young boy, finding his talent for sin...
November 28, 2022

Church Where AC/DC Filmed 'Let There Be Rock' Video Sells For $3.99 Million

According to Real Commercial, the Australian church where AC/DC filmed its "Let There Be Rock" video has sold for six million Australian dollars (approximately $3.99 million). The Kirk church in Sydney was listed for an estimated 4.5 million Australian dollars (approximately $2.99 million) but 42 bi...
November 17, 2022

Icon Of The Hopeless

Self-proclaimed purveyors of "industrial metalcore", THE INTERBEING have been cantering down a path of their own making for the last decade. That description is fairly accurate, all things considered, and yet "Icon of the Hopeless" is a lot more interesting and engaging than such reductive categoriz...
November 15, 2022

CHEAP TRICK Postpones Shows While RICK NIELSEN Recovers From 'Minor Procedure'

CHEAP TRICK has postponed this weekend's shows in Auburn, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho in order to allow guitarist Rick Nielsen more time to recover from a "minor procedure." Last weekend, CHEAP TRICK played two concerts without Rick, who was advised to "stay off the road and not travel," accordin...
November 9, 2022

CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN To Sit Out Shows After Undergoing 'Minor Procedure'

CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen will miss the band's shows this weekend after recently undergoing a "minor" medical procedure. He will be temporarily replaced by Robin Taylor Zander, the 28-year-old son of CHEAP TRICK's frontman Robin Wayne Zander. Earlier today, the legendary rockers released th...
November 3, 2022

ANTHRAX Singer JOEY BELLADONNA To Relaunch His JOURNEY Tribute Band With Three Shows In December

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna will relaunch his JOURNEY tribute band called BEYOND FRONTIERS (formerly JOEY BELLADONNA'S BEYOND THE BAND and JOURNEY BEYOND) with three East Coast shows in December. The dates are as follows: Dec. 28 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Dec. 29 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance...
October 27, 2022

POISON Singer BRET MICHAELS Plays Surprise Set In Manassas, Virginia

According to Potomac Local News, POISON frontman Bret Michaels played an unannounced set in Virginia this past Saturday (October 22). Bret's performance took place at the Sinistral Brewing Company in Manassas, where Pete Evick, the guitarist of Michaels's solo group, was scheduled to play. Bret was...
October 25, 2022

AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Shoots Down Rumor BON SCOTT Wrote Lyrics For 'Back In Black' Prior To His Death

In his just-released memoir, "The Lives Of Brian", AC/DC singer Brian Johnson shoots down theories that the band's late frontman Bon Scott wrote some of the words for the "Back In Black" album prior to his untimely death in early 1980. Asked in a new interview with Rolling Stone why he felt he had t...
October 25, 2022

DAVID ELLEFSON On PANTERA Reunion: 'People Wanna Hear The Songs'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has 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 banner. A...
October 25, 2022

Magno Interitus

There have definitely been moments when deathcore has seemed a rather one-dimensional phenomenon, but this definitely isn't one of them. CABAL certainly use the much-maligned subgenre as a starting point, but as was evident on their 2018 "Mark Of Rot" debut, they prefer to gleefully drag it down a d...
October 20, 2022

PAUL STANLEY Criticizes KANYE WEST For Antisemitic Posts

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has seemingly weighed in on Kanye West's antisemitic statements in the rapper's latest posts. In a since-removed tweet, West said he was "going death con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE," and also that, "You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes y...
October 11, 2022

Australian Government Releases New AC/DC Coins For Band's 50th Anniversary

According to Bega District News, the Australian government has once again released a new AC/DC coin. The coin from Royal Australian Mint — a government agency which is the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coinage — celebrates the band's 50th anniversary and features guitarist Angus Young in...
October 10, 2022

Why Wasn't VIVIAN CAMPBELL Interviewed For RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary? Co-Director Explains

Demian Fenton, co-director of "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, was asked in a new interview why original DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wasn't interviewed for the film. He resp...
October 1, 2022

ANVIL's STEVE 'LIPS' KUDLOW Foresaw Documentary's Success: 'Everything That I Predicted Is Still Going On'

A remastered edition of ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", received its premiere in conjunction with Beyond Fest on September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater, where ANVIL also performed, along with appearances from surprise musical guests, including ANTHRAX guitarist...
September 25, 2022