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ROGER WATERS Releases Statement In Response To Nazi Costume Accusations

Roger Waters has defended himself against criticism over his concerts last week in Berlin during which the former PINK FLOYD leader displayed Nazi-like symbolism and made what some people have described as offensive comments about Holocaust victim Anne Frank. During the shows at Mercedes Benz Arena,...
May 27, 2023

CHAD KROEGER Says 'There's Been A Softening' In Hate For NICKELBACK: 'It's Really Nice To Not Be Public Enemy Number One'

In a new interview with Robin Nash of Tucson, Arizona's KFMA-FM radio station, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger was asked why he thinks so many people love to hate his band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That kind of used to be a thing. I shouldn't say 'that kind of used to be'...
May 18, 2023

COREY TAYLOR Is 'Super Proud' Of His Son GRIFFIN: 'He's Crushing' It As Singer Of VENDED

In a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor spoke about his son Griffin, who fronts a rising metal band called VENDED. Corey said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I cannot tell you how proud I am of that boy. And, of course, bein...
April 29, 2023

ICED EARTH Releases Lyric Video For 2008 Remixed/Remastered Version Of 'The Clouding' Feat. MATT BARLOW

American metal act ICED EARTH will release two new EPs on April 28 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Titled "Hellrider" and "I Walk Among You", these releases will include rare recordings from the transition phase between singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 20...
April 11, 2023

District Of Columbia Attorneys Oppose Dismissal Motion In Connection With Civil Lawsuit Against ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER

According to The Republic, attorneys for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to reject a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer who pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The March 24 response challenged a motion filed earlier last...
April 3, 2023

ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Responds To Civil Lawsuit Seeking Damages For His Role In U.S. Capitol Riot

According to The Republic, an attorney for ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the guitarist by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine in an effort to recover the millions of dollars the city spent to defend the U.S. Capitol during the Ja...
March 21, 2023

Does TED NUGENT Believe Women Should Have Access To Abortion? He Responds

In a recent interview with Ben Dryden, founder of Northwest Wisconsin's news outlet DrydenWire, conservative rocker Ted Nugent weighed in on the hot-button issue of abortion, particularly since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to the procedure in June 2022....
March 18, 2023

DEF LEPPARD Drummer RICK ALLEN Assaulted Outside Fort Lauderdale Hotel

According to TMZ, DEF LEPPARD's Rick Allen was assaulted by a teenager in outside the Four Seasons hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday (March 13). The 59-year-old drummer and his bandmates were in Florida to perform a co-headlining show with MÖTLEY CRÜE at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Ca...
March 16, 2023

ICED EARTH To Release 'Hellrider' And 'I Walk Among You' EPs In April

American metal act ICED EARTH will release two new EPs on April 28 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Titled "Hellrider" and "I Walk Among You", these releases will include rare recordings from the transition phase between singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 20...
March 14, 2023

NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: All The Haters Are Responsible For Band's Longevity

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger was interviewed on the February 6 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. Asked how all the negative attention surrounding the band has actually contributed to NICKELBACK's longevity, Chad said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We...
February 14, 2023

Ex-ICED EARTH Singer STU BLOCK Wants To Release Solo EP This Year: 'It's Gonna Be Different'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The VoiceHacks Podcast With Mary Zimmer", former ICED EARTH singer Stu Block spoke about the solo music he is currently working on. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I create my own art, I've been taking my sweet-ass time doing it — I...
February 8, 2023

JON SCHAFFER Is Continuing To Cooperate With U.S. Capitol Riot Investigators; Next Status Report Due In March

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer, who pleaded guilty nearly two years ago to his role in the Capitol riot, is continuing to cooperate with authorities while on pre-sentencing release. In a status report filed on Tuesday (January 24) in federal court in Washington, D.C., Schaffer's attorney Andrew C...
January 26, 2023

ALIEN ANT FARM Frontman Charged With Battery After Pulling Male Fan's Hand Into His Genitals

According to the Daily Mail, ALIEN ANT FARM frontman Dryden Mitchell has been charged with battery after pulling a male fan's hand into his crotch during a concert. The incident occurred when the long-running Californian rock band was performing at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts in Fort...
January 5, 2023

MARTY FRIEDMAN Blasts ROLLING STONE For Placing BOB DYLAN Over ELVIS PRESLEY On '200 Greatest Singers' List

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has blasted Rolling Stone magazine for placing Bob Dylan above Elvis Presley on its list of the 200 greatest singers of all time. The updated list, which began in 2008, ranges from Aretha Franklin to Rosalía and other artists known for standout singing. This...
January 3, 2023

JON SCHAFFER's Ex-DEMONS & WIZARDS Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Says ICED EARTH Guitarist 'Deserves Right To Explain His Side'

Hansi Kürsch says that ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer "deserves the right to explain his side", nearly two years after the BLIND GUARDIAN frontman quit their collaborative side project, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Kürsch announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested fo...
December 5, 2022