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PETER FRAMPTON Sells Catalog To BMG

BMG has announced the acquisition of rights to the catalog of one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Peter Frampton. The deal includes Frampton's publishing interests, songwriter, recording artist, and sideman...
December 8, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says KK'S PRIEST's Second Album Will Be 'A Little Heavier' And 'Edgier' Than 'Sermons Of The Sinner'

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Border City Rock Talk, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens spoke about the status of the sophomore album from his new group KK'S PRIEST, in which he is joined by another ex-JUDAS PRIEST member, guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He said (as transc...
December 8, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH Unveils Art Collection Crafted From Guitar Performance

Legendary DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has collaborated with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of fine artwork built from performance. Utilizing light-based technology, Lynch is able to create and capture his fretboard performance into extraordinary abstract images that are then laid t...
December 7, 2022
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DAVE GROHL And GREG KURSTIN Host First In-Person 'Hanukkah Sessions': Photos

According to Variety, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin held the first-ever live edition of their "Hannukah Sessions" project Monday night (December 5) at the 250-capacity Largo in Los Angeles, California. This year's event, which was presented by director Judd Apatow, with profits going towards the Anti-...
December 7, 2022
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Sons Of IRON MAIDEN's JANICK GERS And RADIOHEAD's THOM YORKE Release New Collaborative Single 'Red Skies'

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has teamed up with Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke, on a new collaborative single, "Red Skies". Now available on all streaming platforms through independent record label Sly-Tone, the track is said to feature "a more text...
December 2, 2022
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'Bowl For Ronnie' Bowling Party's Return Brings In More Than $72,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, made a splashy post-pandemic return by attracting a sell-out crowd well in advance and bringing in over $72,000 for the music-based cancer charity. The November 17 event at PINZ bowling cen...
December 1, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Release Original Holiday Single 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Their musical partnership extends all the way back to 1984 and the release of the now classic sophomore album from DOKKEN, "Tooth And Nail". No wonder then that when guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson get together, not only do the creative sparks fly but the memories come rushing back as...
December 1, 2022
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MACHINE HEAD To Embark On Tour Of Major U.S. Markets In April/May 2023

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke to Brian Aberback of The Aquarian Weekly about the band's current U.S. tour which features no setlist. Asked how that came about, Robb said: "Over the pandemic, Jared [MacEachern, MACHINE HEAD bassist] and I started doing this thing called 'Electric Happy Hour'...
November 29, 2022
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EVANSCENCE's AMY LEE On Criticism Over Her Strong Opinions: 'You Can't Expect Everybody To Really Know You'

In a new interview with NME, EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee spoke about how being outspoken about sociopolitical and socioeconomic issues in and outside of her music has resulted in her being labeled a "bitch" by some people. Asked if that kind of criticism is something she cares less about as she g...
November 28, 2022
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'Metal Drummer Of The Year' JAY WEINBERG Of SLIPKNOT Is 'Incredibly Grateful' For The Recognition

In a new interview with WSOU 89.5 FM, SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg was asked how it felt for him to have been named No. 1 metal drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2022 Readers' Poll. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's awesome. I'm incredibly grateful for that recognition and...
November 26, 2022
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Sons Of IRON MAIDEN's JANICK GERS And RADIOHEAD's THOM YORKE Team Up On New Single 'Red Skies'

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has teamed up with Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke, on a new collaborative single, "Red Skies". Due on December 2 on all streaming platforms through independent record label Sly-Tone, the track is said to feature "a more...
November 24, 2022
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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Intercontinental Champions' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo, has just released another new single, "Intercontinental Champions". As was the case with "Bad Things" and "One Of A Kind", which were made available in September, and "Dead Rats", which came ou...
November 22, 2022
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DOKKEN To Release 'The Elektra Albums 1983 – 1987' Box Set In January

The four albums that made DOKKEN one of the 1980s' top rock bands are now being collected together as a box set (available in LP or CD formats) from BMG, "The Elektra Albums 1983-1987". Due on January 27, 2023, the limited-edition set will include DOKKEN's million-selling, worldwide-charting first f...
November 22, 2022
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HEROES AND MONSTERS Feat. TODD KERNS, WILL HUNT And STEF BURNS: Debut Album Announced

Frontiers Music Srl will release the self-titled debut album from HEROES AND MONSTERS on January 20, 2023. The trio was formed by rock 'n' roll lifers and friends, bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns, guitarist Stef Burns and drummer Will Hunt. The LP's second single, "Raw Power", can be heard below. The pl...
November 22, 2022
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CYNIC To Perform Entire 'Focus' Album At Two Special Shows In 2023

Progressive music icons CYNIC will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album, "Focus", by performing it in its entirety at two very special live performances in 2023. In addition, CYNIC will pay homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone as these are the band's first live...
November 21, 2022