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See Performance Trailer For BLACK SABBATH Ballet

A newly released performance trailer for "Black Sabbath – The Ballet" can be seen below. The ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH had its official premiere on Saturday, September 23 at the Hippodrome theatre in the heavy metal legends' original hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Co...
September 29, 2023

DON DOKKEN: If DONALD TRUMP Becomes President Again, I Am Moving To France

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Canada's Border City Rock Talk, DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken offered his views on the current political situation in America, particularly as it pertains to the upcoming presidential election. The 70-year-old singer, who moved to New Mexico several years ago a...
September 28, 2023

ROB HALFORD, SLASH, TOMMY LEE And Others Donate Items For KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball' Charity Auction

Once again, Los Angeles's Kitten Rescue is proving itself to be the most rockin' cat rescue in the United States. Musicians from around the globe have contributed collectible items to their online auction raising funds for their lifesaving mission. Own a piece of rock and roll history with a signed...
September 27, 2023

Watch: TONY IOMMI Makes Surprise Appearance On Stage At BLACK SABBATH Ballet Premiere

A ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH had its official premiere last night (Saturday, September 23) at the Hippodrome theatre in the heavy metal legends' original hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet's director Carlos Acosta and Ballet Now, th...
September 24, 2023

KORN Guitarist JAMES 'MUNKY' SHAFFER's Experimental Electronic Project VENERA Releases 'Disintegration' Single

VENERA, a newly formed experimental electronic outfit featuring James "Munky" Shaffer (KORN) and Atlanta-based composer/filmmaker Chris Hunt, has shared the song "Disintegration". The track is the third, and final, preview of VENERA's self-titled debut album, which is due on October 13 via Ipecac Re...
September 13, 2023

K.K. DOWNING Denies He Was Nervous During JUDAS PRIEST's ROCK HALL Performance: 'I'm A Very Confident Performer'

In a brand new interview with Metal Pilgrim, founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing was asked if he was at all nervous before reuniting with his former band for a performance at last year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
September 8, 2023

APOCALYPTICA's EICCA TOPPINEN On Upcoming Album: 'We Have Challenged Ourselves In New Ways Once Again'

In a new interview with Tuonela Magazine, Perttu Kivilaakso and Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA confirmed that they have been working on material for the next studio album. "We've had already two sessions," Eicca said. "We are working in L.A on the new album and doing it in diff...
September 7, 2023

'Bowl For Ronnie' 2023 Bowling Party To Take Place In November

The annual Bowl For Ronnie celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, is set for Thursday, November 16, 2023. The event, to be held at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California, will once again be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Tru...
September 6, 2023

Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER Announce LEFT TO DIE 'Reborn Dead' Fall 2023 Western 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 tour of the western U.S. this November....
September 5, 2023

SEBASTIAN BACH Says Singing At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert Was One Of 'Coolest' Moments Of His Career

In an interview on the Illinois radio station 95 WIIL Rock on Friday morning (August 25),former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach said that his appearance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California last September was one of the "coolest" moments of his career. Se...
August 26, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Opens Up About His Past Battles With Depression: 'People Used To Think I Was Moody And Miserable'

In a new interview with NPR's "Bullseye With Jesse Thorn", legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler opened up about his past battles with depression. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I wasn't depressed all the time. Just the occasional bout would come on me. At first, when i...
August 19, 2023

BLACK SABBATH's 'Reunion' To Receive First-Time Vinyl Release With Two Remixed Bonus Tracks

BLACK SABBATH's "Reunion" live album, which was originally released in October 1998, will be made available on vinyl for the first time on October 13 via Legacy Recordings. This 3LP set on purple smoke vinyl captures the original band lineup of BLACK SABBATH live from their 1997 reunion tour, and fe...
August 11, 2023

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Says He Hasn't Eaten Meat Since He Was Eight Years Old

In a new interview with Dave Lawrence, legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler spoke about how he became vegan virtually overnight more than six decades ago. The 74-year-old British-born musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I've always loved animals, and we always had ani...
August 4, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Says Success Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Heaven And Hell' Album Felt 'Like Being Revived Again'

Geezer Butler recently spoke to Mark Jeeves of Planet Rock's "My Planet Rocks" about BLACK SABBATH's decision to part ways with the malfunctioning Ozzy Osbourne in 1979 and replace him with Ronnie James Dio. Asked if the band's revamped lineup felt like a "rebirth" for SABBATH at the time, the bassi...
July 24, 2023

Watch: DREAM THEATER's JOHN MYUNG Performs While Seated After Suffering Head Injury

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung performed while seated during the band's headlining concert last night (Saturday, July 22) at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington after suffering a head injury of some sort. One person who attended the show told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the 56-year founding mem...
July 23, 2023