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JON SCHAFFER's Ex-DEMONS & WIZARDS Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Says ICED EARTH Guitarist 'Deserves Right To Explain His Side'

Hansi Kürsch says that ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer "deserves the right to explain his side", nearly two years after the BLIND GUARDIAN frontman quit their collaborative side project, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Kürsch announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested fo...
December 5, 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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GG ALLIN Biopic To Be Directed By JONAS ÅKERLUND

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swedish film and music-video director Jonas Åkerlund will helm the upcoming biopic of controversial punk rocker GG Allin. Titled "GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die.", the film will be produced by Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan MonEord ("Natural Born Killers", "Transfo...
November 30, 2022
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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE: Metalheads Are 'Really Protective Of Their Genre'

In a new interview with Tom Power, host of "Q" on Canada's CBC Radio One, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake talked about the metal overtones in the band's music, particularly in the initial teaser that was released for the group's latest album, "Get Rollin'", which some fans thought featured a more "m...
November 30, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Would 'Never' Rejoin ICED EARTH: 'I've Moved On'

In a new interview with The Shred Shack, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, was asked if he would ever consider rejoining the Jon Schaffer-led outfit if he got the call. He responded (as transcribed by B...
November 29, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's 'The Visual History': Expanded And Updated Book To Arrive Next Year

Rufus Publications has announced the publication of a redesigned and expanded edition of "Deep Purple: The Visual History", originally written in 1982-1983 by Chris Charlesworth. The Deluxe Edition is personally signed by former and current PURPLE members David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, G...
November 29, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Says He Was Initially 'Happy' When TRUMP Became President, Admits He's An 'Ageist' About BIDEN

During an appearance on the latest episode of Bill Maher's "Club Random" podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke about former U.S. president Donald Trump, on whose "The Celebrity Apprentice" show he was once a contestant. "For the record, when [Trump] first ran in 2016 and got elected, I w...
November 28, 2022
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TONY IOMMI's Longtime Guitar Tech MIKE CLEMENT Dies

Tony Iommi's longtime guitar tech Mike Clement passed away earlier today (Monday, November 28). The news of his death comes seven months after it was reported that Mike was in "an induced coma" after taking a "serious tumble while working at his business." The legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist share...
November 28, 2022
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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE Doesn't Rule Out Possibility Of His Band Making 'Heavy Covers Album'

In a new interview with Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake spoke about bassist Mike Kroeger's comment about three years ago that he wanted to make a SLAYER covers album. Asked if that is something all four members of NICKELBACK could agree on doing and whether it's...
November 26, 2022
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EUROPE To Begin Recording New Album In May 2023

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", EUROPE guitarist John Norum spoke about the band's plans for the long-awaited follow-up to 2017's "Walk The Earth" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're gonna start working. The plan is to start recording in May. So we are writ...
November 25, 2022
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GLENN HUGHES Celebrates 25 Years Of Sobriety

Glenn Hughes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Wednesday, November 23),the 71-year-old former DEEP PURPLE and current THE DEAD DAISIES bassist and vocalist shared an image revealing he has been sober for 25 years, 300 months, 9,132 days or 219,150 hours. He wr...
November 23, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Is Working On Two New Books

LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe has revealed to Metal Hammer magazine that he is working on two new books. The first is said to be "a long-term project" called "Frontman", which, as its title suggests, focuses on other people who share his profession. The second is a sort-of sequel to his 2015 memoi...
November 18, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Run For Your Life'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Run For Your Life", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "These heavy and doomy riffs are what's closest to my heart and what comes out most natural when I pick up a gu...
November 16, 2022
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MIKE WENGREN On DISTURBED's Collaboration With HEART's ANN WILSON: 'It's Such An Honor'

DISTURBED's upcoming album, "Divisive", marks the first time the band has included a guest feature on an LP, boasting the epic emotionally charged duet "Don't Tell Me" with HEART's Ann Wilson. Regarding how the collaboration came about, DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren told Terrie Carr of WDHA-FM 105....
November 11, 2022
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Why Was Tampa Such A Breeding Ground For Death Metal In Late 1980s And Early 1990s? DAVID VINCENT Weighs In

In a new interview with Brazil's KazaGastão, former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent spoke about the fact that the city of Tampa is still considered by some to be the unofficial capital of American death metal. Asked if there is anything special about the Florida town that makes it such a breedin...
November 8, 2022