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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN 'CLOWN' CRAHAN Opens Up About Personal 'Sacrifice' His Family Made During Band's Formative Years

In a new appearance on The Break Down With Nath & Johnny podcast, SLIPKNOT co-founder and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) spoke about the personal sacrifices he and his family had to make during the band's formative years. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's...
February 12, 2024
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BLAZE BAYLEY On Still Performing IRON MAIDEN Songs 30 Years Later: 'It's Very Gratifying'

In a brand new interview with Metal Pilgrim, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his joining IRON MAIDEN, spoke about what it's like for him to still perform songs he wrote with the band such a long time ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 12, 2024
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VILLE VALO Hasn't 'Really Started Properly Focusing' On Follow-Up To 'Neon Noir' Yet

In a new interview with Joe Matera, former HIM frontman Ville Valo spoke about a possible follow-up to his debut solo album, "Neon Noir", which was released in January 2023 under the VV banner. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):  "The album came out about a year ago. We played 120 gigs la...
February 11, 2024
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DEE SNIDER Says 'Something Is Lost' When Bands Rely Too Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that "something is lost" when artists enhance their show by relying too heavily on backing tracks during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technolo...
February 11, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER And JANE'S ADDICTION Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2024 Induction

Ozzy Osbourne, FOREIGNER, JANE'S ADDICTION, OASIS, Peter Frampton and Lenny Kravitz are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024. Other nominees are Mariah Carey, Sinead O'Connor, Cher, Sade, Mary J. Blige, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Eric B. & Rakim an...
February 10, 2024
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SHARON OSBOURNE On Why OZZY Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request: 'We Don't Want To Be Associated With A Hater'

Sharon Osbourne has spoken to Billboard magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy Osbourne song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago on Thursday. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Cent...
February 10, 2024
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JEFF PILSON Rips DON DOKKEN's 'Desperate And Weak' Claim That DOKKEN Frontman Wrote 'A Lot Of' Band's Biggest Songs

In a new interview with Full In Bloom, former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson was asked to respond to Don Dokken's recent claim that he wrote "80 percent" of the band's third album, 1985's "Under Lock And Key". Jeff said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Bullshit. That's total bullshit. He did not w...
February 9, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Blasts KANYE WEST For Using 'Iron Man' Sample: 'I Want No Association With This Man!'

Ozzy Osbourne has blasted Kanye West for allegedly using a sample of a BLACK SABBATH classic at a listening party for the rapper's new album. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday (February 11) ahead of the "Vultures" L...
February 9, 2024
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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Never Understood The Depressing Side Of Rock'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, Sebastian Bach was asked if he knew that SOUNDGARDEN was "going to blow up" when the Chris Cornell-fronted outfit opened for SKID ROW on the "Slave To The Grind" tour in 1991. The former SKID ROW singer responded (as transcribed by BL...
February 8, 2024
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STEEL PANTHER Announces April/May 2024 Tour

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have announced additional dates to their "On The Prowl" world tour 2024. The trek will kick off on April 18 in Omaha, Nebraska and run through May 18 where it wraps up in San Antonio, Texas. The 21-city run will make stops in Denver, Colorado (April 19);...
February 7, 2024
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BLAZE BAYLEY Says Sound Of 'The X Factor' Album Was Too 'Dark' For Some IRON MAIDEN Fans

In a new interview with Tony Webster of The Metal Command, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, spoke about some fans' initial reluctance to embrace his era of the band. When Webster noted that Blaze's solo work over the last two decades has gone...
February 6, 2024
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JEFF PILSON: 'There Is A Part Of Me That Would Love To Do One Last DOKKEN Record And Really Do It Right'

In a new interview with Jay Scott of "The Hook Rocks" podcast, Jeff Pilson was asked if he thinks there is still a chance of the classic lineup of DOKKEN reuniting for a new album or possibly even some live shows. The 66-year-old bassist, who has been a member of FOREIGNER since 2004, responded (as...
February 6, 2024
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ERRA Announces Spring 2024 North American Tour

Prolific metalcore progressives ERRA will release their new album "Cure", on April 5 via UNFD. Additionally, the band has announced its upcoming spring 2024 headline North American tour, with MAKE THEM SUFFER, VOID OF VISION and NOVELISTS as support. The tour kicks off on April 23 in Philly and runs...
February 6, 2024
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Watch STATIC-X Perform In Orlando During February 2024 North American Tour

The IFM RAW YouTube channel has uploaded video of STATIC-X's February 2 concert at the Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, Florida. Check out the clips below. Although the identity of STATIC-X's touring singer has not been officially revealed, strong rumors suggest that DOPE's Edsel Dope is the an...
February 3, 2024
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VILLE VALO: 'I've Been Awestruck And I've Been Exhilarated' By Response To 'Neon Noir' Album And Tour

In a new interview with The Rockpit, former HIM frontman Ville Valo was asked about the response to his debut solo album, "Neon Noir", which arrived a year ago to mostly very positive reviews. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, the operation in its entirety has been quite — I've be...
February 3, 2024