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GEOFF TATE Thinks 'It's A Great Idea' For Singers To Rely On Backing Tracks During Live Shows

Original QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate says that it is "a great idea" for singers to rely on backing tracks to enhance their lead vocals during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technol...
February 28, 2024

Watch: VANDENBERG Performs WHITESNAKE Classics At 2024 U.S. Tour Kick-Off

VANDENBERG, the resurrected 1980s band led by former WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, kicked off its U.S. tour Saturday night (February 17) at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. The group's setlist contained a number of WHITESNAKE classics, including "Bad Boys", "Fool For Your Loving",...
February 18, 2024

CARL PALMER Announces 'Fanfare For The Common Man' Deluxe Career-Spanning 3-CD/1-Blu-Ray Box Set

BMG has set an April 5 release date for the "Fanfare For The Common Man" deluxe career-spanning three-CD-and-one-Blu-ray box set from Carl Palmer. Carl Frederik Kendall Palmer was born on March 20, 1950 in Birmingham, England. His upbringing was far from smooth, his real father passed away when Car...
February 15, 2024

CRIMSON GLORY's BEN JACKSON Discusses Band's New Lineup, Future Plans

In a new interview with The Rock N' Roll & Coffee Show, CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson spoke about he band's new lineup, which also includes Jeff Lords (bass) and Dana Burnell (drums) along with the group's latest additions, lead vocalist Travis Wills of the Dallas, Texas progressive power...
February 10, 2024

GEOFF TATE On Why He Hasn't Released A Solo Album In Seven Years: 'It's So Much Work'

In a new interview with The Rock N' Roll & Coffee Show, former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate talked about the possibility of a new solo album in the not-too-distant future. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I haven't made one since… The last real album that I did was, I think, 2017,...
February 10, 2024

PAPA ROACH Signs To WASSERMAN MUSIC For Worldwide Representation

California rockers PAPA ROACH have announced that they have signed with Wasserman Music for worldwide representation (ex-Canada). "Since the pandemic started, we really pushed ourselves and believed that we controlled our own destiny," commented PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix. "We started our own...
February 8, 2024

DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Reflects On Opening For AC/DC At BON SCOTT's Last-Ever Concerts

In a new interview with The Logan Show, DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler reflected on his band's gigs as the support act for AC/DC more than 44 years ago, which turned out to be singer Bon Scott's final shows with the latter act before his tragic death. Speaking about the two concerts — which too...
February 6, 2024


ART OF ANARCHY has released the official music video for a new song called "Die Hard". The band's most epic song to date, clocking in at over 7:30 minutes long, it features heavy guitar riffs, slaying double bass and soaring choruses. The clip takes you on a cinematic journey in a futuristic sci-fi...
February 5, 2024

RUN-DMC Initially 'Didn't Want To Do' Collaboration With AEROSMITH: 'We Thought It Was Going To Ruin Our Careers'

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of RUN-DMC has confirmed to People magazine that he and his bandmates were initially resistant to the idea of being involved with "Walk This Way", AEROSMITH and RUN-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The original version of "Walk This Way" was r...
February 2, 2024

GEOFF TATE Is 'Just Getting Started' On Third SWEET OBLIVION Album

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Canada's Border City Rock Talk, former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate confirmed that he is working on a new album from his SWEET OBLIVION project. "I've done two records under that title, and this [will be] my third one," Geoff explained (as transcribed by BL...
January 25, 2024

CRIMSON GLORY Shares Lyric Video For Comeback Single 'Triskaideka'

Legendary progressive power metallers CRIMSON GLORY have released the official lyric video for their new single "Triskaideka". The song finds founding CRIMSON GLORY members Ben Jackson (guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Dana Burnell (drums) joined by new lead vocalist Travis Wills of the Dallas, T...
January 20, 2024

BRUCE DICKINSON Says His New Song Was Originally Written For THE THREE TREMORS Project With ROB HALFORD And GEOFF TATE

In a new interview with Gareth Williams of Australia's Wall Of Sound, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that the song "Shadow Of The Gods" from his upcoming solo album "The Mandrake Project" was originally composed specifically for the proposed THE THREE TREMORS project, also featuring JUD...
January 18, 2024

Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Adds More Shows To European 2024 'Bass Warrior Tour'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has added more shows to his inaugural "Bass Warrior Tour", gracing select European cities with a captivating evening of cherished classics, deep cuts, and insightful storytelling from his illustrious career. This journey will encompass his role as a co-founding...
January 17, 2024

New ART OF ANARCHY Lineup Announces First Tour Dates

ART OF ANARCHY has announced its first shows in support of the band's third studio album, "Let There Be Anarchy", which will be released on February 16, 2024 via Pavement Music. Joining founding ART OF ANARCHY members Jon Votta (guitar),Vince Votta (drums) and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS...
January 10, 2024

DAVID ELLEFSON Praises DAVE MUSTAINE's 'Ability To Sell An Idea': 'He Was Such A Good Salesman'

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) were interviewed for the latest episode of "The Garza Podcast", hosted by SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Chris Garza. Asked what it was like being in a band with Dave Mustaine, Ellefson said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There...
January 8, 2024