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NITA STRAUSS On Her Upcoming Solo Album: 'I've Grown A Lot As An Artist And Songwriter'

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss spoke to Guitar World magazine about her upcoming second solo album, to be released later this year via Sumerian Records. She said: "I'm a really emotional musician and person, and I write about what I'm feeling and what's going on i...
January 3, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Why Now Was Right Time To Release New Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens spoke to Brian Aberback of The Aquarian Weekly about his recently released solo EP, "Return To Death Row". The effort was produced by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Nick Bellmore (JASTA, DEE SNIDER). Players on the EP, which contain Owens's "heaviest songs...
December 30, 2022
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TONY IOMMI Confirms That TONY MARTIN-Era BLACK SABBATH Albums Will Be Reissued In 2023

Tony Iommi has confirmed that the albums BLACK SABBATH recorded with singer Tony Martin will be reissued in 2023. The legendary SABBATH guitarist touched upon the group's re-release plans while celebrating what would have been drummer Cozy Powell's 75th birthday on Thursday, December 29. Iommi took...
December 30, 2022
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SAMMY HAGAR: Why I Would Never Start Non-Music-Related Business With MICHAEL ANTHONY

In a recent interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", Sammy Hagar, who has become a successful entrepreneur, was asked if he would ever get into business with his THE CIRCLE and VAN HALEN bandmate Michael Anthony outside of music. The 75-year-old rocker resp...
December 28, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS Taps LOS ANGELES RAMS Team Doctor For Meniscus Repair Surgery

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss has just undergone surgery for a torn meniscus. The procedure was overseen by Dr. Michael Banffy, an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles who is also a team doctor for the Los Angeles Rams. On Tuesday (December 27),Nita...
December 28, 2022
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DAVID REECE On His Time With ACCEPT: 'That Was An Opportunity Of A Lifetime'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, says that he "did the best" he could as the replacement for Udo Dirkschneider. The current IRON ALLIES vocalist, who is based in Italy, was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" LP in 1989. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp...
December 27, 2022
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Watch MACHINE HEAD Perform In San Diego During Fall 2022 Tour

Fan-filmed video of MACHINE HEAD's December 22 concert at House Of Blues in San Diego, California can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Imperium 02. Ten Ton Hammer 03. Choke On The Ashes Of Your Hate 04. Now We Die 05. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears 06. Unhallowed 07. Locust 08....
December 25, 2022
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Former HIM Singer VILLE VALO Says IRON MAIDEN In 1986 Was The First Concert He Ever Went To

Former HIM frontman Ville Valo was recently asked by Impericon to name the top three concerts he has ever seen. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My first big concert was IRON MAIDEN who played in Helsinki Ice Hall. I think it was '86. They were touring an album called 'Somewhere I...
December 25, 2022
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BLACK SABBATH Bassist GEEZER BUTLER Diagnosed With Pneumonia

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has come down with pneumonia. Earlier today (Saturday, December 24),the 73-year-old musician's wife, Gloria, shared images of her husband wearing a face mask and sitting in the examination room at a doctor's office. She captioned the images: "After day 1 at Dr wi...
December 24, 2022
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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: My Voice Is 'Pretty Much An Imitation' Of BON SCOTT

As part of Jonathan Montenegro's "My 3 Questions To" series, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza was asked to name his top three metal singers of all time. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I could go on forever; there's so many that I could say. But you have to give… For me, Bon S...
December 24, 2022
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RICHIE FAULKNER On Replacing K.K. DOWNING In JUDAS PRIEST: 'I Was Ready For The Challenge'

In a recent interview with Great Day Houston, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about what it was like for him to join the band in 2011 as the replacement for original guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I played in a cover band in London and a...
December 23, 2022
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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Shares Second Behind-The-Scenes Video From 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have released the second video in which singer Bruce Dickinson takes you behind the scenes of the band's recently completed "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. The new clip, along with the initial video, which was made available yesterday, can be viewed below. The fal...
December 23, 2022
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Watch: IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Takes You Behind The Scenes Of 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have released a 10-minute video in which singer Bruce Dickinson takes you behind the scenes of the band's recently completed "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. The fall 2022 North American leg of "Legacy Of The Beast" ended on October 27 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa,...
December 22, 2022
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JOHN PETRUCCI Promises 'Significant Changes And Additions' To DREAM THEATER's Set On Upcoming European Tour

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has released a video message updating fans on what they can expect to see from him and his bandmates next year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Coming up in 2023, DREAM THEATER will be continuing our 'Top Of The World' tour. For all of our friends...
December 22, 2022
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WITHIN TEMPTATION Shares 'The Fire Within' Music Video

Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official music video for their new single, "The Fire Within". The clip was filmed during the band's recent "Worlds Collide" European tour with EVANESCENCE. WITHIN TEMPTATION stated about the track: "Back in 2019 we wrote 'The Fire Within', but...
December 20, 2022