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STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Releases 'Legend' Live Video

BRITISH LION, the side project of IRON MAIDEN bassist and founder Steve Harris, has released a live video for the song "Legend". The clip was recorded during BRITISH LION's European tour this past summer, which included an appearance at U.K.'s Download festival as well as headlining performances at...
November 27, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Admits To Using Backing Tracks During Live Performances

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. "To answer your qu...
November 27, 2022
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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of W.A.S.P.'s AQUILES PRIESTER Performing At Nashville Concert

Drum-cam video of W.A.S.P.'s Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester performing with his bandmates on November 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. in September 2017 at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Id...
November 26, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS To Undergo Surgery For Torn Meniscus

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus in late December. The procedure will take place seven months after she first sustained the injury while on the road with Cooper. Earlier today, Strauss, who has been the in-house guitarist for...
November 24, 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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JOSH TODD Says There Are 'No Fillers' On BUCKCHERRY's Upcoming Album

Vocalist Josh Todd of California rockers BUCKCHERRY spoke to Australia's Silver Tiger Media about the band's upcoming album. The follow-up to last year's "Hellbound" was once again helmed by producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPA...
November 23, 2022
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TONY MARTIN Says A Box Set Of His Recordings With BLACK SABBATH Will Now Arrive In 2023

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin spoke about previously announced plans to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. Martin said: "Honestly, I have no idea what's happening with it. I know it's gonna be next year, but that's all I know." T...
November 23, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS Announce 'III' Album, Early 2023 Tour

The DOGS are finally back in town! THE WINERY DOGS, that is! It's been, well, a literal dog's age since the vibrant powerhouse trio known as THE WINERY DOGS — guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan and drummer/vocalist Mike Portnoy — marked their recording territory with ne...
November 21, 2022
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DOUG ALDRICH Explains Why He Only Has Brief Appearance In DIO Documentary 'Dreamers Never Die'

In a new interview with "The Neil Jones Rock Show" on TotalRock, guitarist Doug Aldrich, who was a member of DIO for a short period between 2002 and 2006, was asked if he has seen "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronn...
November 20, 2022
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BRUCE DICKINSON's Next Studio Album 'Sounds Brilliant', Says His Longtime Collaborator

At last night's "Bowl For Ronnie" event in Studio City, California, Bruce Dickinson's longtime collaborator Roy "Z" Ramirez was asked by The Metal Voice about the progress of the recording sessions for the IRON MAIDEN singer's next solo album. He responded: "I can't really say much. It's being worke...
November 18, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'The Only Thing Harder Than Getting To The Top Is Staying At The Top'

In a new interview with "On The Road To Rock", former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about the importance of musicians branching out and playing other styles of music, especially in the later years of their careers. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've done the grind. I've done...
November 17, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Blasts KISS For Allegedly Using Backing Tracks: 'All It's Doing Is Destroying Your Legacy'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Metal Castle, legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked for his thoughts on his contemporaries using backing tracks in the live setting. He said: "I think it's become too much. I understand some groups need...
November 17, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Possible Tour With IRON MAIDEN: 'It's A Great Concept'

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, JUDAS PRIEST's Ian Hill once again touched upon the prospect of his band one day touring with fellow metal legends IRON MAIDEN. He said: "It's a great concept. I mean, the trouble with IRON MAIDEN and ourselves is we're always busy, always do...
November 17, 2022
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PANTERA: Pop! Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled another one of its latest artist collaborations: PANTERA. Announced as part of Funko's 2022 Popapalooza (also styled as Pop!apalooza) lineup, the PANTERA Pop! four-pack features Pop! Philip Anselm...
November 16, 2022