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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Praises SLEEP TOKEN: 'They're A Really Curious Band'

In a new interview with Pablo of the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked if there is any up-and-coming band that has "got [his] ear" at the moment. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, there's a lot of importance being put in the d...
February 21, 2024
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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician, who has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022, opened up about his diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Fans will have become very aware that for some time now, I ha...
February 21, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Setlist For 'Invincible Shield' Tour: 'There'll Probably Be At Least Two Or Three Deep Cuts'

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the setlist for the European leg of the band's "Invincible Shield" tour with SAXON and URIAH HEEP, which is scheduled to kick off on March 11 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 20, 2024
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JETHRO TULL Parts Ways With Guitarist JOE PARRISH-JAMES

JETHRO TULL has announced the departure of guitarist Joe Parrish-James. Parrish-James will officially exit the band at the end of February to concentrate on his own band ALBION, which recently released a new album, "Lakesongs Of Elbid". He will be replaced by Jack Clark, who previously played bass a...
February 20, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: 'JUDAS PRIEST Is More Than One Bandmember'

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked how the feeling of getting back into the studio with his bandmates is different today from how it was in the past. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
February 19, 2024
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LOU GRAMM Says There Is Still 'A Hatchet To Be Buried' Between Him And MICK JONES: 'I Was Not Treated The Way I Thought I Should Be Treated'

In a brand new interview with Kiki Classic Rock, original FOREIGNER frontman Lou Gramm was asked what is going to be on his mind when he sees FOREIGNER founder Mick Jones again for the band's hypothetical Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. The 73-year-old singer, who got a call earlier in the mon...
February 17, 2024
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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON To Guest On OPETH's Next Album

JETHRO TULL founder Ian Anderson will make a guest appearance on the next album from the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH. The veteran flutist, singer, songwriter and guitarist, who will turn 77 in August, revealed his contribution to the OPETH LP while talking to Italy's "Mystery Tour" radio sh...
February 16, 2024
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SIX BY SIX Feat. SAXON, SAGA Members: 'Beyond Shadowland' Album Due In April

SIX BY SIX, the progressive power trio comprising Ian Crichton (SAGA),Nigel Glockler (SAXON) and Robert Berry (3.2),will release its sophomore album, "Beyond Shadowland", on April 26 via InsideOut Music. The band reconvened in Berry's own Soundtek Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2023 to b...
February 16, 2024
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DAVE GROHL, CHARLIE BENANTE And SCOTT IAN Record BAD BRAINS Cover For 'Record Store Day'

FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has joined forces with ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and Charlie Benante to record a cover of the BAD BRAINS' 1982 classic "The Regulator". The resultant recording, which was laid down late last year at Grohl's Studio 606 in just two live takes, will be made available under G....
February 15, 2024
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IAN HUNTER Announces Star-Studded Lineup For 'Defiance Part 2: Fiction' Album

Legendary singer-songwriter, author, and rock 'n' roll star Ian Hunter will release his new album, "Defiance Part 2: Fiction", on Friday, April 19 via the Sun Records label. The 10-song collection will be available on standard vinyl, CD, and digital download. A limited-edition 2LP vinyl edition of...
February 15, 2024
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LOU GRAMM Seemingly Has No Recollection Of His Appearances With FOREIGNER In 2017 And 2018

Original FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm has commented on the news that the band is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024. To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to have been released in 1999 or earlier. Eligible since 2002, FOREIGN...
February 15, 2024
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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'The Serpent And The King' Will 'Rip Your Head Off'

In a new interview with Remy Maxwell of Audacy Check In, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the first three songs that have been released from the band's upcoming "Invincible Shield" album: "Panic Attack", "Trial By Fire" and "Crown Of Horns". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 14, 2024
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FOREIGNER's Manager: 'ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Is Fast Becoming A More Relevant, Inclusive And Vibrant Place'

This past Saturday (February 10),it was announced that FOREIGNER is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024. To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to have been released in 1999 or earlier. Eligible since 2002, FOREIGNER has had...
February 12, 2024
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How Much Longer Can JUDAS PRIEST Keep Touring And Recording? RICHIE FAULKNER Responds

In a new interview with Mexico's Summa Inferno, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked how much longer he thinks the band can keep touring and recording. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, it's not for me to say really. Those guys were the originators of PRIEST metal...
February 12, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On 'Invincible Shield' Album: 'We Always Strive To Do Something That's Better Than The Last One'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the band's upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield", which will arrive on March 8 via Sony Music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think it's its own animal, as all the albums are....
February 10, 2024