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RICKEY MEDLOCKE Opens Up About Lifelong Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis: 'Doctors Said I Wouldn't Live To See 14 Years Of Age'

In a new interview with Guido Piraino of The Monthly Social, Rickey Medlocke, who played drums in LYNYRD SKYNYRD in 1970-71 before leaving to lead his own band BLACKFOOT and coming back to SKYNYRD as a guitarist in 1996, spoke about his lifelong battle with a serious lung disease that causes lung sc...
May 6, 2024

PHIL DEMMEL Names Three Guitarists Who 'Would Absolutely Nail' Playing DIMEBAG's Parts In Reformed PANTERA

During an appearance on The Metal Forge podcast, former MACHINE HEAD and VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke about his reputation as something of an in-demand session man for veteran metal outfits, having previously filled in for musicians in SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, OVERKILL and TESTAMENT, among othe...
May 5, 2024

KERRY KING: SLAYER Reunion Will Not 'Translate Into Recording And Touring'

Kerry King has revealed that SLAYER's upcoming festival shows will not "translate into recording and touring" for the legendary thrash metal act. Five years after SLAYER played the last concert of what was being billed as the band's farewell tour and just weeks after the SLAYER guitarist unveiled th...
May 5, 2024

SLASH Loves GOJIRA, Says METALLICA's '72 Seasons' Album Is 'Amazing'

In a new interview with "Coffee With Ola", the YouTube program hosted by Ola Englund, the Swedish guitarist, record producer and owner of Solar guitars, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was asked what he is listening to nowadays. The 58-year-old musician, who is promoting his upcoming blues covers albu...
May 4, 2024

PHIL DEMMEL Defends KERRY KING Over Some Fans' Claim That JEFF HANNEMAN Wrote All The Good SLAYER Songs

On a recent episode of the "The Metal Forge" podcast, Phil Demmel spoke about the upcoming debut album from Kerry King's solo project. "From Hell I Rise" will be released on May 17 via Reigning Phoenix Music. All material for the LP was written by the 59-year-old SLAYER guitarist, who was accompanie...
May 3, 2024

SEBASTIAN BACH: 'When DAVID LEE ROTH Gave Me His Phone Number, I Had It In My Brain That We Were Gonna Be Best Buddies'

In a new interview with "Paltrocast" host Darren Paltrowitz, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach reflected on the time, more than a decade ago, when he spent a 12-hour flight sitting next to legendary VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What a great me...
May 2, 2024

PHIL DEMMEL Says KERRY KING's 'A**hole' Reputation Is Undeserved: 'He's A Nice Dude'

On a recent episode of the "Talk Louder" podcast, hosted by veteran music journalist "Metal Dave" Glessner and lifelong hard rock/metal vocalist Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS),Phil Demmel spoke about his working relationship with Kerry King in the SLAYER guitarist's recently unveiled solo project....
April 30, 2024

SLASH To Perform At Amoeba Music In Hollywood To Celebrate His New Blues Album

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash will visit Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California to play a special acoustic set celebrating his star-studded new album "Orgy Of The Damned", out May 17 on Gibson Records. On Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m., Slash and his blues band vocalist/guitarist Tash Neal will perfo...
April 30, 2024

SLASH Is 'Bummed' That LEMMY Couldn't Appear On His Upcoming Blues Album

Slash, the iconic, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter, spoke to Germany's Rock Antenne about his upcoming blues solo album "Orgy Of The Damned", which is due on May 17 via Gibson Records. The 12-track project features guest appearances by AC/DC's Brian Johnson, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Iggy Po...
April 27, 2024

Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Tyr' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Tyr" can be seen below. "Tyr" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with singers Ozzy Os...
April 26, 2024

JEFF PILSON Says 'The Fun Part Of DOKKEN' Is 'Underreported' By The Rock Media

In a new interview with Gruff Gushnowski of Stingray, Jeff Pilson was asked if being part of DOKKEN in the 1980s was as chaotic as it seemed to be and fans were led to believe by the media. The bassist responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Sometimes. Yeah, sometimes it was. But what's sad...
April 21, 2024

LITA FORD: 'A Lot Of The Great Musicians Are Really Nonjudgmental People'

During an appearance on The Hook Rocks! podcast, Lita Ford spoke about what it was like for her in the 1980s when she was the exception on the testosterone-fueled, male-dominated hair metal scene, where women were relegated to eye candy. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It was a lot o...
April 19, 2024

Was LITA FORD Really Asked To Play Bass For LED ZEPPELIN? She Sets The Record Straight

In a new interview with Guitar World magazine, Lita Ford was asked about the time in the 1970s when she was supposedly approached by LED ZEPPELIN about possibly playing bass for the band. She said: "THE RUNAWAYS [Lita's then-band] were playing at Gazzarri's or The Starwood [in West Hollywood, Califo...
April 17, 2024

Tarantula Heart

What you can always expect from the mighty MELVINS is the unexpected. Running four decades strong and boasting over 30 albums, the MELVINS have been responsible for some of the undergournd's most unique sounds, merging heavy metal, punk, doom, and rock, while influencing everyone from NIRVANA to EYE...
April 15, 2024

DAVID LEE ROTH Releases New Song 'Scotch And Sofa'

VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has released a new song called "Scotch And Sofa". You can now listen to the track below. Roth originally left VAN HALEN to pursue a solo career following the success of the band's album "1984", but he returned for a stint in 1996 and then took over as VAN HALEN's fron...
April 13, 2024