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Former DOKKEN Drummer MICK BROWN: 'I Haven't Touched A Drum Stick In Two Years'

Former DOKKEN drummer "Wild" Mick Brown has opened up about his decision to retire from touring in 2019. At the time Mick said that he was "taking a break" from the road but implied that he would resume playing shows at a later date. Brown, who turned 66 last September, reflected on his decision to...
May 31, 2023

GEORGE LYNCH Says His Career Highlights Were 'Financial Things', Not Musical Achievements

In a new interview with the "CooperTalk" podcast, legendary guitarist George Lynch was asked to name his career highlights. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I'm gonna be a hundred thousand percent honest with you here. The highlights of the career weren't musical things; the...
May 26, 2023

TROUBLE Pays Tribute To SAINT VITUS Bassist And 'Kindred Spirit' MARK ADAMS

Bruce Franklin, a founding member and guitarist for legendary doom metal band TROUBLE, has paid tribute to SAINT VITUS co-founder and bassist Mark Adams who died earlier this month after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 64 years old. Earlier today (Thursday, May 25),Franklin shared th...
May 25, 2023

Original SAINT VITUS Bassist MARK ADAMS Dead At 64

Original SAINT VITUS bassist Mark Adams has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 64 years old. Adams's passing was confirmed by SAINT VITUS guitarist Dave Chandler, who took to his social media to write: "This is the hardest thing I've ever had to write. I found out last night....
May 24, 2023

TESLA: 'Full Throttle Live' Album Details Revealed

Veteran rockers TESLA will release their new live album, "Full Throttle Live", on May 26. The LP will include the band's latest single, "Time To Rock!", plus other songs, all recorded last August at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota. Independently recorded, mixed and produced by guitari...
May 16, 2023

LAST IN LINE Releases Music Video For 'Bastard Son'

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE),and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) — has released the music video for the song "Bastard Son". The track is taken from the group's third studio a...
May 15, 2023

Watch: DIO DISCIPLES Perform At 2023 'Rock For Ronnie' Event In Encino

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, performed at the "Rock For Ronnie" event yesterday (Sunday, May 7) at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, California. Video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of Jessica Chase). Joinin...
May 8, 2023

LYNCH MOB Announces New Album 'Babylon', Performs New Song 'The Synner'

LYNCH MOB will release a new studio album, "Babylon", in the fall. The band, which current includes legendary DOKKEN axeman George Lynch, drummer Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS),TANTRIC bassist Jaron Gulino and singer Gabriel Colon, has been performing a new song called "The Synner" at some of its recent...
May 7, 2023

Longtime TED NUGENT Bassist GREG SMITH Announces His Departure, Calls It 'A Difficult Decision'

Greg Smith, who has played bass for Ted Nugent for the past 16 years, has announced his departure from the legendary rocker's touring band. Earlier today (Friday, May 5),Smith released the following statement via social media: "After 16 years, and many laughs and amazing times with one of the great...
May 5, 2023

COREY GLOVER Offers Update On Next LIVING COLOUR Album: 'We're Always Working On New Music'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, LIVING COLOUR singer Corey Glover was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced working on the follow-up to 2017's "Shade" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Absolutely. We're always working on new music. We like to take our tim...
May 5, 2023

TESLA Guitarist FRANK HANNON On Possible Retirement: 'I Don't See A Deadline On This Thing'

During an appearance on yesterday's (Wednesday, May 3) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked how long he and his bandmates think they can keep performing before it's time to call it a day. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH): "Well, I...
May 4, 2023

SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET And GEORGE LYNCH: New Single 'Leaving It All Behind' Now Available

SWEET & LYNCH, the musical union of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER and legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB),will release its third album, "Heart & Sacrifice", on May 19 via Frontiers Music Srl. The combination of Sweet's powerful, high-octane vocals and Lynch's...
May 1, 2023

Ex-DOKKEN Drummer MICK BROWN Is Retired From Playing Drums: 'He Doesn't Even Have Drum Sticks', Says His Brother

TESLA drummer Steve Brown, the younger brother of former DOKKEN drummer Mick Brown, spoke to Chaotic Riffs about his brother's decision to retire from touring in 2019. At the time Mick said that he was "taking a break" from the road but implied that he would resume playing shows at a later date. Reg...
April 27, 2023

GEORGE LYNCH Is 'Conflicted' About Performing Under LYNCH MOB Name Again

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, legendary DOKKEN axeman George Lynch spoke about his decision to return to using the LYNCH MOB name for his solo project. For much of 2021 and 2022, George had played dates around the U.S. under the name ELECTRIC FREEDOM, which he previously...
April 25, 2023

GEORGE LYNCH Says MICK BROWN Doesn't Return His Phone Calls: 'I Would Love To Still Be Friends With Him'

In a new interview with the VintageRock Pod, George Lynch was asked if he thinks there will ever be another reunion of the classic DOKKEN lineup, featuring him on guitar, Don Dokken on vocals, Jeff Pilson on bass and "Wild" Mick Brown on drums. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No....
April 23, 2023