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BLACK SABBATH's Heavy Metal Bench Used By Global Debt And Climate Protesters

Global debt and climate protesters this week decided to use the famous BLACK SABBATH "heavy metal" bench in Birmingham, England to highlight their campaign. The activists placed placards around the necks of the metallic images of Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, with the latter reading "G7: TURN DEBT IN...
June 30, 2022

ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Announces Debut Solo EP, 'Then I'm Gone'

Frank Bello and Rare Bird have announced the ANTHRAX bassist's debut solo EP, "Then I'm Gone". Issued as a deluxe gatefold split 12-inch, the EP contains three songs alongside excerpts from his 2021 autobiography, read by the author and accompanied by additional new music. Bello performs all instrum...
June 16, 2022


After the arrival of their feature track "I'll Get Through It", Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the first of three classical instrumental tracks to be released throughout this summer. "Bolero" is APOCALYPTICA's own version of Maurice Ravel's classic ballet piece and it therefore ma...
June 3, 2022

BRET MICHAELS Says POISON Doesn't Use Any Backing Tracks: 'We Sit At Soundcheck And Work On Those Harmonies'

In a new interview with Forrest of the Boise radio station 96.9 The Eagle, POISON frontman Bret Michaels was asked how he takes care of his voice while on tour. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I warm up. I do stuff… Because let's be really honest — the fans are traveling; they're...
May 27, 2022

BRET MICHAELS Says He Developed His Bandana-Folding Technique Through 'Much Trial And Error'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels recently spoke to Shaggy of the 94.9 and 104.5 The Pick radio station in Idaho Falls, Idaho about his recently released video tutorial on how to fold a bandana like a headband. Regarding how he developed the technique, Bret said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Th...
May 25, 2022

Rockers React To Texas School Shooting: 'How Many More Must Die Or Get Hurt Before Something Is Done?'

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH),David Draiman (DISTURBED),Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman (THE OFFSPRING),Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW),Peter Frampton and Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the reports that 18 students and a teacher were killed during a...
May 24, 2022

Take A Video Tour Of BRET MICHAELS's Award-Winning 'Rock Star Suite'

A new video tour of the Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite, the first-ever branded suite in the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, located in Puerto Aventuras, about one hour south of Cancun, Mexico, is available below. The suite spans over 8,000 square feet and was inspired by rocker Bret Michaels of '80s gl...
May 24, 2022

Watch: BRET MICHAELS Gives Tutorial On How To Tie A Bandana Like A Headband

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has shared a video tutorial on how to tie a bandana like a headband. At the beginning of the clip, which can be seen below, the 59-year-old rocker can be heard telling the viewer: "A lot of people ask me about the Bret Michaels patented headband diamond fold. For your b...
May 21, 2022

BLACK SABBATH's BILL WARD On Turning 74: It Was 'An Overwhelming, Busy, Reflective, And Teary And Uplifting Day'

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, who celebrated his 74th birthday on Thursday (May 5),has taken to his social media to thank his fans and fellow musicians for their well wishes. He wrote: "Thanks Salutations to the energy, incredibility, insanity, wonderful and creativeness of you all who...
May 8, 2022

Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER Announce LEFT TO DIE Summer 2022 U.S. Tour

LEFT TO DIE, the new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and Rick Rozz (ex-MASSACRE) paired with GRUESOME founders Matt Harvey (EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION),will embark on a summer U.S. tour, performing DEATH's cl...
May 3, 2022

BLACK SABBATH Bassist GEEZER BUTLER's Autobiography To Arrive In Early 2023

During an appearance on yesterday's (Thursday, April 28) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler spoke about the status of his upcoming autobiography. "[It's] finished," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I sent the manuscript in three w...
April 29, 2022

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Still Doesn't Know What Producer RICK RUBIN Did On '13' Album

During an appearance earlier today (Thursday, April 28) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" show, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler reflected on the making of the band's final album, "13". Released in 2013, it was SABBATH's first LP in 35 years to feature Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and...
April 28, 2022

APOCALYPTICA Announces Summer/Fall 2022 U.S. Tour With LEPROUS And WHEEL

APOCALYPTICA will return to the U.S. this summer/fall. The Finnish cello rockers, who are currently in the middle of a North American tour with LACUNA COIL, have announced a new batch of dates for September and October 2022 with support from LEPROUS and WHEEL. Earlier today (Monday, April 25),APOCA...
April 25, 2022

ROB HALFORD Names New Litter Of Kittens For KITTEN RESCUE, Donates Personal Collection Of Autographed Cat T-Shirts

Kitten Rescue, a Los Angeles-based non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for unwanted, homeless cats and kittens, has introduced a new litter of kittens for The New York Times-recognized kitten cam room, named by none other than JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford, a.k.a. The...
April 15, 2022

APOCALYPTICA Is 'Starting To Talk About' Next Studio Album

Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello metallers APOCALYPTICA spoke to Mexico's Summa Inferno about his band's plans for a follow-up to 2020's "Cell-0" LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have started to talk about the next possible album. But in the meanwhile, we've been recording indivi...
April 13, 2022