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HEART Cancels European Tour Due To ANN WILSON's 'Medical Procedure'

HEART has canceled its previously announced summer 2024 European tour dates so that singer Ann Wilson can recover from a "time-sensitive but routine medical procedure." The European leg of the "Royal Flush" tour was scheduled to kick off on June 20 and run through July 12, consisting of several fest...
May 29, 2024

KERRY KING Says He Was 'Shaking' Before He Presented TONY IOMMI With Music Award: 'I Was Just A F**king Idiot'

In a new interview with Metal Hammer Greece's TV show "TV War", SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was asked if he has ever had a negative experience meeting one of his musical idols. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah. Only once. And I won't even tell you who, because he doesn't dese...
May 20, 2024

CARMINE APPICE Says He Never Heard Back From NIKKI SIXX About His 'Jam-Off' Challenge

Carmine Appice says that he couldn't believe it when Nikki Sixx called him "a washed-up drummer" in response to comments he made about Mick Mars's exit from MÖTLEY CRÜE. When Mars, a co-founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, announced his retirement from touring with the group in October 2022 as a result o...
May 19, 2024

WOLF HOFFMANN Responds To PETER BALTES's Comment That ACCEPT Albums 'Started To Sound The Same'

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked about former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes's recent comment that ACCEPT's albums "started to sound the same towards the end" of his tenure with the band. I didn't like it anymore and felt like we were al...
May 13, 2024

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'You've Gotta Let Young People Find Their Own Way In Life'

Back in the mid-1980s, the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Center) published a list called "The Filthy Fifteen" which consisted of the top fifteen songs they wanted banned due to objectionable lyrics suggesting violence, sex, drugs, alcohol or the occult. They petitioned for lyrics to be printed on th...
May 13, 2024

See HEART Perform In Charlotte During 'Royal Flush' Spring 2024 Tour

The Greg Perry YouTube channel has uploaded video of HEART's May 11 concert at Spectrum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Check out the clips below. In addition to HEART's classic tracks, the setlist for the concert included some tracks from of Ann and Nancy Wilson's solo albums. The current member...
May 12, 2024

DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: 'I Have An Issue With The Term 'Heavy Metal''

During a new appearance on the "Rockonteurs With Gary Kemp And Guy Pratt" podcast, Joe Elliott once again dismissed suggestions that DEF LEPPARD is a heavy metal band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have an issue with the term 'heavy metal' because everybody outside of rock always...
May 11, 2024


Reminiscent of a time when melodic death metal was striding purposefully into more progressive waters, CROWNSHIFT are a new force from a reliable source. All noted contributors to Finland's remorseless metal scene, this meeting of like minds arrives with little fanfare, and a low-key, self-titled an...
May 10, 2024

NIKKI SIXX: It Was 'Never My Intention To Steal' JOHN 5 From ROB ZOMBIE's Band

In a new interview with The Mistress Carrie Podcast, MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx discussed his band's decision to hire guitarist John 5 as Mick Mars's replacement following the latter's announcement that he would no longer tour with the legendary rock act. Speaking about how John 5's addition to CRÜE c...
May 9, 2024

RICK ALLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Isn't Playing Any Shows With MÖTLEY CRÜE In 2024

In a new interview with Nikki Blakk of San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone radio station, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen spoke about his band's upcoming co-headlining stadium tour with JOURNEY. The 1980s rock legends, who previously teamed up on a 2018 joint tour, will be setting out across North America...
May 6, 2024

See LAST IN LINE's Entire Performance At 2024 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video of LAST IN LINE's entire May 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Earlier this month, LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan confirmed to the "Iron City Rocks" podcast that he and his bandmates — frontman Andrew...
May 5, 2024

DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Says He Doesn't Care About Being Accused Of Using Backing Tracks During Live Shows

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott has once again dismissed accusations that his band is using backing tracks during live performances, saying "we don't cheat." The 64-year-old singer and founding member of the iconic British band made the comment while discussing DEF LEPPARD's reputation as a formidable liv...
May 4, 2024

LAST IN LINE Has 'A Whole Bunch' Of Ideas For Fourth Album

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has confirmed to the "Iron City Rocks" podcast that he and his bandmates — frontman Andrew Freeman and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) — have commenced work on material for their fourth studio album. "We got tog...
May 4, 2024

SLAYER Podcast Commemorates 11th Anniversary Of JEFF HANNEMAN's Death With Analysis Of His Writing Credits

Weekly SLAYER podcast "Talkin' Slayer" has released a special episode to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of guitarist Jeff Hanneman's shocking death. Episode 54, "Jeff Hanneman, 11 Years Gone... Did He Throw In The Towel After Diabolus In Musica?", examines Hanneman's diminishing writing credit...
May 3, 2024

NIKKI SIXX Says MÖTLEY CRÜE 'Made The Right Decision' Hiring JOHN 5 To Replace MICK MARS: 'It Feels Like A Family On Stage'

In a new interview with Josh Klinger of Chicago's Rock 95.5 radio station, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke about the band's latest single, "Dogs Of War", which was made available last Friday, April 26 via MÖTLEY CRÜE's new deal with Nashville's Big Machine Records. When Klinger noted that the t...
May 1, 2024