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Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest lineup yet. The four-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER — one of only three shows in nearly...
February 28, 2024

MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Rips Artists Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'Great Bands Never Did That S**t'

In a new interview with Australia's The Underground, MUDVAYNE and HELLYEAH frontman Chad Gray once again lamented the lack of new bands who have their own musical identity as well as the growing number of artists who rely heavily on backing tracks during their live performances. He said in part (as...
February 11, 2024

COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA No Longer Drinks Alcohol But Still Loves His Cannabis

In a new interview with The Break Down With Nath & Johnny, COAL CHAMBER and DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara spoke about his decision to finally get sober nearly eight years ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Alcohol and all the partying and staying up, that never really affected...
February 8, 2024

ALICE COOPER To Release 'Billion Dollar Babies' Trillion Dollar Deluxe Edition For 50th Anniversary

A new version of "Billion Dollar Babies" is on the way as Alice Cooper's delightfully subversive sixth album returns in all its snakeskin glory for an extended 50th-anniversary celebration. After hitting No. 1 on the album charts in America and the U.K. in 1973, the record remains a highwater mark f...
January 23, 2024

COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA: 'PANTERA Is The Best Heavy Metal Band On Earth'

In a new interview with Sense Music Media, COAL CHAMBER and DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara was asked if he would be "open to playing shows with the new iteration of PANTERA," referencing the latter band's current lineup, which consists of surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bas...
January 21, 2024

MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says Most New Music Sounds The Same: 'There's Nothing Separating One Band From Another'

In a new interview with The Underground Australia, MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray lamented the lack of originality of a lot of the newer hard rock and heavy metal bands, saying that there is "nothing separating one band from another". Asked about the "rebirth" of the "late '90s, early 2000s era of musi...
January 13, 2024

TED NUGENT: 'You Have To Have S*** For Brains To Believe This Global Warming Bulls***'

In the December 30 episode of his "Spirit Campfire" podcast, outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent seemingly rejected the idea that climate change is happening, saying that "you have to have shit for brains to believe this global warming bullshit." As the Earth's temperature continues to rise, fu...
January 4, 2024

LARS ULRICH Is 'Blown Away' By Unexpected Influx Of Messages About His Father

Lars Ulrich has thanked everyone for their messages of support following the death of his father, Torben Ulrich. On Sunday (December 31),Lars shared the following message on his social media: "Since my dad's passing 10 days ago, there has been an unexpected influx of condolences, messages, stories...
January 1, 2024

LARS ULRICH's Father Dies At 95

Lars Ulrich's father, Torben Ulrich, has passed away at the age of 95. The METALLICA drummer announced his father's death in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, December 20). He wrote: "Torben Ulrich: 1928-2023. 95 years of adventures, unique experiences, curiosity, pushing boundaries, cha...
December 20, 2023

DEZ FAFARA Explains Why He Thinks COAL CHAMBER's 'Rivals' Album Was Released Nearly A Decade Too Early

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara was asked to elaborate on his comment that the band's 2015 album "Rivals" was released nearly a decade "too early". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "True story. Nu metal wasn't in the place it was ten, twelve y...
December 20, 2023

COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA Embraces All The Music Industry Changes

In a new interview with Australia's Maniacs, COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara was asked how music industry changes have affected his band and whether he thinks it's harder for younger acts to break through at the moment in any meaningful way. He responded: "There's not been that many changes other t...
November 23, 2023

COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA: 'We Are Absolutely Slamming It Harder Than We Ever Have'

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara spoke to Wall Of Sound about his band's upcoming February 2024 Australian tour with MUDVAYNE. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We did huge summer shows with [MUDVAYNE in the U.S.]. We did a big amphitheater run with them. I don't know how many s...
November 5, 2023

CHAD GRAY On New MUDVAYNE Music: 'You Can Tell It's Special'

In a recent interview with Kris Peters of Australia's Heavy, MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for their next studio release. The reunited metallers haven't put out any new material since 2009, which means we're coming up on nearly a decade and a half w...
October 26, 2023

COAL CHAMBER's NADJA PEULEN Looks Back On Her Jam With IGGY POP: It Was 'Something I'll Never Forget'

During an appearance on's "Nu Pod" podcast with hosts Joshua Toomey and Ro Kohli, COAL CHAMBER bassist Nadja Peulen reflected on the time she got to jam with one of her musical heroes, legendary punk icon Iggy Pop. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): " I'm really good friends...
October 14, 2023

LAMB OF GOD Shares New Song 'Evidence' To Mark 'Omens' Album's First Anniversary

LAMB OF GOD has released a new single called "Evidence". The song arrives on the first anniversary of the release of the band's "Omens" album and was recorded during the sessions for the Richmond, Virginia metal act's ninth album. LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe stated about the lyrical inspiration...
October 6, 2023