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IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022

Will There Ever Be An Official QUEENSRŸCHE Band Biography? MICHAEL WILTON Responds

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates releasing a band biography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had offers of people writing a book for us. And it just takes a lot of...
November 23, 2022

QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'Everybody's Trying To Get Famous Quick And They're Not Putting In The Work'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre spoke to Metallerium about the fact that some of today's biggest pop artists have managed to become famous without playing a single live show and never had to slog it out in the clubs touring in a van. "I think everybody's trying to get famous quick and they're not...
November 19, 2022

GEOFF TATE Is Still Not Back To 100 Percent After His Open-Heart Surgery

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that he has still not completely recovered after recently undergoing an unspecified heart procedure. The 63-year-old musician discussed his health in an interview with Tulsa Music Stream. Asked if he is feeling back to a hundred percent nearly six months aft...
November 17, 2022

QUEENSRŸCHE's Legal Dispute With SCOTT ROCKENFELD Is Still 'Ongoing': 'It'll Work Itself Out', Says MICHAEL WILTON

In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked for the latest in the legal dispute with co-founding drummer Scott Rockenfeld, who sued QUEENSRŸCHE and was counter-sued over a number of allegations. Michael said: "It's ongoing and the lawyers are dealing...
November 16, 2022

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Announces Tour Celebrating 35th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" album on tour in 2023. The European leg of the trek will include a nine-show run of dates in June. Speaking about the tour, Tate said: "It's strange to think about, but this is my pe...
November 10, 2022

DISTURBED Bassist JOHN MOYER Marries Longtime Girlfriend: Photos, Video

DISTURBED bassist John Moyer has married his longtime girlfriend Brandi Nicole Hester. The couple, who had been engaged since May 2021, tied the knot on Saturday, November 5 in their hometown of Kyle, Texas. Prior to their engagement, they had been dating for six years. They share two boys, Donovan...
November 6, 2022

TODD LA TORRE Emerges As Outspoken Face Of QUEENSRŸCHE: 'I'm Not Going To Be Muzzled'

By David E. Gehlke Cabaret shows, "Dedicated To Chaos", backstage fracases and legal disputes over the QUEENSRŸCHE name all feel like distant memories when thinking about the last ten years with Todd La Torre fronting the band. The former CRIMSON GLORY singer joined QUEENSRŸCHE at its lowest point i...
October 27, 2022

Watch GEOFF TATE Perform Acoustic Versions Of QUEENSRŸCHE Classics At Free Concert In Germany

Fan-filmed video of original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate and his solo band performing a free acoustic set this past Saturday (October 22) at Weingut Rinklin in Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl, Germany can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Walk In The Shadows (QUEENSRŸCHE song) 02. Another...
October 24, 2022

TOBIAS SAMMET Says RONNIE JAMES DIO's Singing Was 'Out Of This World'

In a new interview with Rocksverige, AVANTASIA leader and EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet was asked which singer, alive or dead, is his absolute favorite. He responded: "That's a very difficult question. It depends on the phases I go through, but it's probably be Ronnie James Dio [BLACK SABBATH, RAINBO...
October 24, 2022

QUEENSRŸCHE Is Already Working On Follow-Up To 'Digital Noise Alliance', Says TODD LA TORRE

During an appearance on the October 11 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre, who joined the band a decade ago as the replacement for original vocalist Geoff Tate, was asked if he feels like has been fully accepted as the singer of QUEENSRŸCHE afte...
October 16, 2022

Watch GEOFF TATE Sing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Queen Of The Reich' In Athens, Greece During Fall 2022 Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's October 14 performance at Gagarin 205 club in Athens, Greece can be seen below. The show saw Tate playing many of QUEENSRŸCHE's biggest songs, including early classic "Queen Of The Reich", which originally appeared on the band's debut EP. Tate had previously...
October 15, 2022

MICHAEL SWEET Explains STRYPER's Decision To Tune Down Half Step To Accommodate His Aging Voice

Michael Sweet has explained his recent announcement that he and his STRYPER bandmates no longer attempt to perform the group's songs in the original key. In a social media post four months ago, the now-59-year-old guitarist/vocalist revealed that and the rest of STRYPER played their music on the ban...
October 13, 2022

QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'After 10 Years, I've Proven Myself As An Asset To The Band'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre spoke to Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf about the tenth anniversary of his joining the band as the replacement for original singer Geoff Tate. Asked if he feels like the QUEENSRŸCHE fans have completely embraced him after all this time, Todd said (as...
October 3, 2022

Digital Noise Alliance

In the toughest of times, we can always console ourselves with the knowledge that QUEENSRŸCHE pulled it back from the brink. A decade ago, the Seattle legends were dithering around with albums like "Dedicated To Chaos" — a decent enough effort, but so far away from the sound that made the band famou...
October 3, 2022