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HELLOWEEN To Release New Studio Album In 2025

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has signed with Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM) for the release of their next studio album. The band will enter the studio this summer to begin work on the follow-up to 2021's acclaimed self-titled effort, with plans to issue the...
February 15, 2024


Raven Drum Foundation, the organization founded by legendary drummer Rick Allen of DEF LEPPARD and his wife, singer-songwriter and healing arts practitioner Lauren Monroe, has announced its first benefit concert taking place in New York City. On Thursday, March 14, at the Cutting Room, Allen and Mon...
February 14, 2024

DEE SNIDER Says 'Something Is Lost' When Bands Rely Too Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that "something is lost" when artists enhance their show by relying too heavily on backing tracks during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technolo...
February 11, 2024

STEPHEN PEARCY Is 'Pretty Much Done Reaching Out' To Members Of Classic RATT Lineup About Reunion

In a recent interview with This Day In Metal, RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy spoke about his plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've reached out, and I'm pretty much done reaching out, to get the guys [from the classic RATT lineup] together, whether we bring in...
February 8, 2024

DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Reflects On Opening For AC/DC At BON SCOTT's Last-Ever Concerts

In a new interview with The Logan Show, DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler reflected on his band's gigs as the support act for AC/DC more than 44 years ago, which turned out to be singer Bon Scott's final shows with the latter act before his tragic death. Speaking about the two concerts — which too...
February 6, 2024

RUN-DMC Initially 'Didn't Want To Do' Collaboration With AEROSMITH: 'We Thought It Was Going To Ruin Our Careers'

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of RUN-DMC has confirmed to People magazine that he and his bandmates were initially resistant to the idea of being involved with "Walk This Way", AEROSMITH and RUN-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The original version of "Walk This Way" was r...
February 2, 2024

EUROPE's IAN HAUGLAND On Upcoming Album: 'The Chemistry Is Still There'

In a new interview with Stefan Nilsson of Roppongi Rocks, EUROPE drummer Ian Haugland spoke about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2017's "Walk The Earth" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've got a pretty busy schedule, at least for the first half of this year, doing the...
February 1, 2024

AC/DC's 'Back In Black' Video Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube

AC/DC's "Back In Black" video has officially topped a billion views on YouTube. The clip, which was uploaded to YouTube in November of 2012, marks AC/DC's second song to reach the milestone, after "Thunderstruck" hit one billion views in 2021. In December 2019, "Back in Black" was certified by the R...
January 31, 2024

HEART Announces First Tour In Five Years; CHEAP TRICK And SQUEEZE To Support

HEART will return to the road for the first time in five years this spring on the "Royal Flush" tour. The trek, which will kick off April 20 in Greenville, South Carolina, will feature CHEAP TRICK as support on most of the North American leg, while SQUEEZE will open a handful of HEART's summer Europ...
January 29, 2024

JOURNEY Changes 'Don't Stop Believin'' Lyrics At San Francisco 49ers Vs. Detroit Lions NFC Championship Game

Legendary rockers JOURNEY, who were formed in the San Francisco area more than 50 years ago, performed their smash hit "Don't Stop Believin'" at halftime of the NFC Championship between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (January 28),but changed the lyrics from "just a city boy, bo...
January 29, 2024

Watch: JOHN 5 Kicks Off First Solo Tour Since Joining MÖTLEY CRÜE

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES, the band led by former MARILYN MANSON and ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, kicked off the first tour since he joined MÖTLEY CRÜE as the replacement for Mick Mars this past Friday, January 26 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be see...
January 28, 2024

JOURNEY To Perform At San Francisco 49ers Vs. Detroit Lions NFC Championship Game

JOURNEY will perform at halftime when the San Francisco 49ers face the Detroit Lions in Sunday's (January 28) NFC Championship game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The rest of the entertainment Sunday will include pregame performances by Amp Squad DJs and singer Nate Smith. The nationa...
January 27, 2024

MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The End - Live in Los Angeles' To Be Released As 4K UHD Blu-Ray

According to, the 4K Blu-ray version of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The End - Live in Los Angeles" will be made available internationally on April 22. A North American release is expected to be officially announced shortly. On December 31, 2015, before a sold-out Staples Center arena in Los Angeles,...
January 25, 2024

Watch: MICK MARS Shows Off His Guitar Collection In AXS TV Music Series 'Life In Six Strings With Kylie Olsson'

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars is featured in an episode of AXS TV's original music series "Life In Six Strings With Kylie Olsson". In the episode, Mick shows award-winning music journalist, author, presenter and director Kylie Olsson around his house and she gets to play and look at his incredible...
January 22, 2024

VINCE NEIL Was All 'In' When MÖTLEY CRÜE Canceled Its Retirement In Order To Do 'The Stadium Tour': 'I Thought It'd Be Fun'

Vince Neil says that he immediately embraced the idea of MÖTLEY CRÜE canceling its retirement to headline a U.S. stadium tour. CRÜE fans who shelled out for the band's 2014/2015 "farewell" tour were led to believe that the group would never return after playing its final concert on December 2015 at...
January 20, 2024