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LINKIN PARK Announces 'Papercuts' Greatest-Hits Album, Shares Previously Unreleased Song 'Friendly Fire'

LINKIN PARK will release a greatest-hits album, "Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)" , on April 12 via Warner. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Friendly Fire", a previously unreleased song recorded during the 2017 "One More Light" sessions, can be heard below. Speaking abou...
February 23, 2024

MELVINS Announce 'Tarantula Heart' Album

THE MELVINS will release a new album, "Tarantula Heart", on April 19 via Ipecac Recordings. According to a press release, the LP is quite possibly the band's most unconventional, catchiest and imaginative work yet, continuing a legacy celebrated for its eccentric and extraordinary output. A preview...
February 6, 2024

PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX Reflects On His Friendship With CHESTER BENNINGTON: 'He Just Had A Heart Of Gold'

In a new interview with Canada's iHeartRadio, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix reflected on his friendship with late LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, man. What an amazing man, amazing creator, great human. He just had a heart of gold. "I me...
January 23, 2024

KILLING JOKE's JAZ COLEMAN Pays Heartfelt Tribute To KEVIN 'GEORDIE' WALKER: 'I Shall Never Recover From Your Passing'

KILLING JOKE frontman Jaz Coleman has paid tribute to the band's guitarist Kevin "Geordie" Walker who died on November 26 in Prague, Czech Republic after suffering a massive stroke. He was 64 years old. Geordie was born in Chester le Street, Newcastle on December 18, 1958, and began his career in th...
December 28, 2023

LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton is celebrating five years of sobriety. Earlier today (Wednesday, December 27), the 51-year-old musician took to his account on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to write: "Today, after years of alcoholism & drug addiction, I celebrate 5 years clea...
December 27, 2023

COREY TAYLOR On Artificial Intelligence: 'I Don't Like Pondering The Fact That There's A Program That Can Mimic Anything'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has once again weighed in on a debate about people using artificial intelligence (AI) to create fake tracks and recreate artist voices. The 50-year-old singer, who has spent the last few months promoting his second solo album, "CMF2", made his stance clear during an in...
December 16, 2023

MIKE SHINODA Talks About Importance Of Following His Own Creative Muse And Not Pandering To Fans' Expectations

In a new interview with Anna Mörck of Rolling Stone Germany, LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda spoke about the importance of staunchly following his own creative muse and not pandering to anyone's expectations. Asked if there is something that he learned over decades of writing, touring and recording that...
December 5, 2023


KILLING JOKE's surviving original members Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards),Martin "Youth" Glover (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) have paid tribute to the band's guitarist Kevin "Geordie" Walker who died on Sunday (November 26) in Prague, Czech Republic after suffering a massive stroke. He was 64 ye...
November 28, 2023

SLASH's Collaboration With CHESTER BENNINGTON Finally Released In Full

The complete demo version of a never-before-heard collaboration between GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington can be streamed in the YouTube below, courtesy of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric podcast "Appetite For Distortion". The track, called "Crazy", was intended...
November 16, 2023

PORNO FOR PYROS Announce Farewell Tour, New EP

Los Angeles alternative rock outfit PORNO FOR PYROS will embark on its farewell tour in 2024. After a 26-year touring hiatus, Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Peter DiStefano kick off the 16-city trek, produced by Live Nation, on February 13 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, making stop...
November 15, 2023

LINKIN PARK Sued By Former Bassist Over 1999 Recordings

Bassist Kyle Christner has filed a lawsuit against LINKIN PARK, claiming he didn't receive credit or royalties from the 1999 "Hybrid Theory" EP that he appeared on. In the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District Of California on Wednesday (November 8), Christner...
November 9, 2023

Watch LAMB OF GOD Guitarist MARK MORTON's Entire Solo Acoustic Performance Aboard 2023 'Headbangers Boat'

The sicdood YouTube channel has uploaded video of LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton's entire November 3 solo acoustic performance aboard the Headbangers Boat cruise. Joining Morton for the 45-minute set were Matt James of BLACKTOP MOJO and Jesse Leach of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, among other musicians...
November 5, 2023

STAIND's MIKE MUSHOK Talks About Importance Of Communication Around Mental Health

In a new interview with Baltimore's 98 Rock radio station, STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok advocated for people to take care of their mental health, noting mental illness is something that needs to be dealt with head-on. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I feel like there's a greater empha...
November 1, 2023


In a new interview with Australia's Triple M radio station, LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda told the story of how he and his bandmates worked up the guts to prank METALLICA in the middle of the metal legends' set when the two groups were touring together in 2003 as part of the second and final edition of...
October 10, 2023

LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases New Single 'Already Over'

LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda has released a new solo single, "Already Over". A music video for the song, directed and animated by Dusty Deen and featuring visuals contributed by Shinoda, Frank Maddocks, Mark Fiore and Mike Miller, can be seen below. Shinoda said about the song: "'Already Over' came to...
October 6, 2023