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Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Releases Debut Solo Single 'Anti-Droid'

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has released his debut solo single, "Anti-Droid". Like his previous work, which continually explored themes of dystopian angst, identity, technology gone wrong, and resilience, the new track arrives with a potent message. "I severed the machine that no lo...
March 8, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's 'Paranoid' Surpasses One Billion Streams On SPOTIFY

BLACK SABBATH has joined Spotify's "Billions Club" with the band's classic song "Paranoid". Billions Club is a playlist first launched in 2020 which includes all of the songs on Spotify that have surpassed one billion streams on the platform. After the achievement, Spotify gifts artists the Billions...
March 4, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Explains Why He Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Center earlier in the m...
February 27, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'In These Days' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "In These Days". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christm...
February 24, 2024
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APOCALYPTICA Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer MIKKO SIRÉN

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have parted ways with their longtime drummer Mikko Sirén. Sirén started performing live with APOCALYPTICA in 2003 but didn't become a full-time member of the band until 2005, after playing over 200 concerts with APOCALYPTICA and recording an album with the group. E...
February 22, 2024
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FEVER 333 Drops New Song 'Ready Rock'

Grammy-nominated musical activists FEVER 333 have released a new single, "Ready Rock", streaming today at all DSPs. With this month (February) being Black History Month, "Ready Rock" pays homage to black artists of the past that unequivocally built rock 'n' roll into what it is today. FEVER bring li...
February 16, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Euphoric Contact' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Euphoric Contact". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Chri...
February 13, 2024
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SHARON OSBOURNE On Why OZZY Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request: 'We Don't Want To Be Associated With A Hater'

Sharon Osbourne has spoken to Billboard magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy Osbourne song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago on Thursday. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Cent...
February 10, 2024
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Watch: Struggle To Shift BLACK SABBATH Bench Proves It Really Is Heavy Metal

According to Westside Business Improvement District, the world-famous BLACK SABBATH bench in Birmingham, England was temporarily removed earlier this week for refurbishment. It took several hours on Monday, February 5 to dismantle the entire sculpture and three men to carry just the heads. The refur...
February 7, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Stay Warm' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Stay Warm". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas....
February 1, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves' To Be Knighted By KING CHARLES

JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne should be knighted for his contributions to the music industry. Speaking to Classic Rock, Halford said: "If one person deserves a knighthood, it's Ozzy Osbourne. Just for the joy he's given people over the years." A...
January 27, 2024
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ENTER SHIKARI Collaborates With FEVER 333's JASON BUTLER On New Single 'Losing My Grip'

ENTER SHIKARI and FEVER 333 lead singer Jason Butler have shared their new collaborative single "Losing My Grip". "Losing My Grip" marks the first new music from ENTER SHIKARI in 2024, following the band's biggest year to date which included the release of their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album "A Kiss F...
January 17, 2024
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN MYUNG Blames Last Summer's Head Injury On 'Dehydration'

In a recent interview with Gearnews, DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung was asked how he ended up performing while seated during the band's headlining concert last July at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington after suffering a head injury of some sort. He said: "That event was triggered by deh...
January 15, 2024
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THUNDERMOTHER Was 'A Solo Project All Along The Way': Former Members Reflect On Split

In February 2023, it was announced that singer Guernica Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson and bassist Mona Lindgren were exiting THUNDERMOTHER and were forming a new band together. At the same time, guitarist Filippa Nässil revealed that she would continue with a new THUNDERMOTHER lineup featuring si...
January 14, 2024
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Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Explains Why He Isn't Involved In DEATH TO ALL Project

During a recent appearance on the "Die By The Click" podcast, guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) was asked if he has ever been approached to take part in the DEATH TO ALL (DTA) touring project, which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of late DEATH le...
January 6, 2024