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ZZ TOP's New Bassist ELWOOD FRANCIS: 'I'll Never Be In The Band'

Elwood Francis, who has played bass for ZZ TOP for the past three years, has told Guitar World magazine that it's been "weird" stepping in for the band's late bassist Dusty Hill. The 72-year-old Hill died on July 28, 2021 in his sleep at his Houston, Texas home. ZZ TOP played its first show followin...
July 11, 2024


For many music fans, MR. BIG will forever be frozen in time as the band that had the huge international hit, 1991's "To Be With You". Of course, this virtuoso supergroup went on to have a long and successful career, with occasional lineup changes that always seemed to make perfect sense; and a serie...
July 9, 2024

Will WHITESNAKE Ever Resume Its Farewell Tour? Bassist TANYA O'CALLAGHAN Weighs In

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, WHITESNAKE and Bruce Dickinson bassist Tanya O'Callaghan was asked if the David Coverdale-fronted outfit will ever resume its farewell tour, nearly two years after WHITESNAKE pulled out of its previously announced North American run with the SCORPIONS due...
July 7, 2024

METALLICA's Former Producer On Lack Of Bass In '...And Justice For All' Mix: 'I Was' Mad When I First Heard It

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, METALLICA's former producer Fleming Rasmussen discussed the sound of the band's "...And Justice For All" album. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 f...
July 1, 2024

Watch: NILE Performs At HELLFEST As Three-Piece After KARL SANDERS Falls 'Seriously Ill'

NILE founding mastermind/guitarist Karl Sanders was forced to miss the band's June 29 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France after becoming "seriously ill." The other three members of NILE's current touring lineup — drummer George Kollias, guitarist/vocalist Zach Jeter and bassist/vocalist Dan V...
June 30, 2024

BODY COUNT's 'Merciless' Album Features 'One Surprise Guest Who's Gonna Blow Everyone Away'

BODY COUNT guitarist Ernie "C" Cunnigan spoke to France's Loud TV about the band's upcoming album, "Merciless", which is tentatively due this summer. "I have to say we have a lot of guests on the album," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "And we have one surprise guest that's gonna blow...
June 28, 2024

SHARON OSBOURNE Is Working On 'Cartoon' Of OZZY And LEMMY As 'Superheroes': 'It's Irreverent And Funny'

In a new interview with The Entertainer! magazine, Sharon Osbourne revealed that she is working on a cartoon of Ozzy and the late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. "They are superheroes," she said with a laugh. "It's very, very funny. It's irreverent and funny. Hopefully somebody will buy th...
June 27, 2024

BODY COUNT's ICE-T Explains Importance Of Having His Family On Tour With Him: 'It's More Fun'

In a new interview with Graspop Metal Meeting, BODY COUNT frontman, hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T was asked how important it is for him to be surrounded by friends and family on tour these days. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I really wouldn't do this if I couldn't do...
June 23, 2024

LOU GRAMM On FOREIGNER's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction: 'I Knew We Had The Credentials To Be Part Of' It

In a new interview with Jim Monaghan of the WDHA radio station, original FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm was asked why it has taken so long for him and his bandmates to finally get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I knew we had the credenti...
June 23, 2024

DEVOLUTION Feat. Ex-FEAR FACTORY, THREAT SIGNAL Members: New Single 'Victim Of You' Available

DEVOLUTION, the band featuring bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY, VIO-LENCE),vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL, IMONOLITH),drummer Eric Tysor and guitarist Nate Beberdick, has released a new single, "Victim Of You". The track, which features a guest appearance by former ILL NIÑO and cu...
June 22, 2024

See TAYLOR HAWKINS's Son SHANE Perform 'I'll Stick Around' With FOO FIGHTERS At London Stadium

FOO FIGHTERS were joined by Shane Hawkins, the son of their late drummer Taylor Hawkins, for a surprise performance of "I'll Stick Around" during their concert Thursday night (June 20) at at London Stadium in London, United Kingdom. Prior to launching into the second single from FOO FIGHTERS' self-t...
June 21, 2024

PAUL DI'ANNO: 'I've Been Really Ill The Last Couple Of Months With Infection After Infection'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno, who has been performing in a wheelchair as a result of serious health problems for most of the past decade, discussed the progress of his treatment, nearly two years after he underwent major knee surgery in C...
June 20, 2024

LIONS AT THE GATE Feat. Former ILL NIÑO Members: New Single 'Can't Feel The Sun' Released

LIONS AT THE GATE, the band featuring former ILL NIÑO members Cristian Machado (vocals),Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar),alongside bassist Stephen Brewer (WESTFIELD MASSACRE) and drummer Josh Cuadra, has released a thought-provoking new single, "Can't Feel The Sun". Acco...
June 20, 2024

ANVIL Releases New Single 'World Of Fools' From Upcoming 'One And Only' Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will release their 20th studio album "One And Only", on June 28 via AFM Records. The effort was recorded late last summer with longtime producer Martin "Mattes" Pfeiffer and Jörg Uken at Uken's Soundlodge studios in Germany. The same production team was responsible for A...
June 14, 2024


Due to "health" reasons, former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell sat out the June 8 concert by his current band JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in Oroville, California. He was replaced at the gig by Andrew Freeman, a member of LAST IN LINE who fronted GREAT WHITE fo...
June 13, 2024