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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Has Already Done Some 'Preliminary' Work On MAMMOTH WVH's Third Album

In a new interview with Ethan Jackson of Topeka's rock radio station KDVV/V100, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked how he spent his time around the holidays and whether he managed to get any writing done for the band's next album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "De...
February 19, 2024
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CRAIG GOLDY Says He Would Be 'A Great Fit' For WHITESNAKE: 'I Love DAVID COVERDALE's Voice'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy confirmed that he got a call from WHITESNAKE's A&R executive in the late 1980s about joining the David Coverdale-fronted band as the replacement for John Sykes. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 18, 2024
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ALEX VAN HALEN's Autobiography 'Brothers' Due In October

HarperCollins Publishers has set an October 22, 2024 release date for "Brothers", a new book from legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen. The 384-page book is categorized under "Biography & Autobiography" and currently has a list price of $32.00. Alex and Eddie Van Halen formed a band called...
February 18, 2024
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Reveals He Can Twirl Drumsticks Again After Undergoing Hand Surgery: 'I Have My Life Back'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has shared graphic photos of the hand surgery he underwent less than a month ago. The operation, which was overseen by Glenn D. Cohen, an orthopedic surgeon in Westlake Village, California, addressed two "debilitating issues" the 61-year-old musician faced as a performe...
February 18, 2024
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VOGG Confirms His Departure From MACHINE HEAD: 'It Was Bound To Happen Sooner Or Later', He Says

Polish guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED),who joined MACHINE HEAD's lineup prior to the launch of the band's "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour in late 2019, has confirmed that he has played his final show with the Robb Flynn-fronted act. Earlier today (Saturday, February 17),Vogg sh...
February 17, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says Everybody In MAMMOTH WVH Gets Along Great: 'I Think Drama Just Isn't Worth It'

In a new interview with Long Island, New York's 94.3 The Shark radio station, Wolfgang Van Halen spoke about the touring lineup of his MAMMOTH WVH solo project, which features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Jon Jourda...
February 17, 2024
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STEVE VAI: 'JASON BECKER Continues To Innovate And Inspire In Meaningful Ways'

Steve Vai has commented on his involvement with "Some Assembly Required", a collaboration project conceptualized by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and her fiancé, manager and drummer Josh Villalta, combining some of the top guitarists in the world to do something incredibly special in tribute t...
February 17, 2024
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Longtime HELIX Drummer GREG 'FRITZ' HINZ Dead At 68

Longtime HELIX drummer Greg "Fritz" Hinz has died after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Hinz joined HELIX in 1982 and stayed in the band until 1996, before returning to the group 13 years later. Earlier today (Friday, February 16),HELIX frontman Brian Vollmer posted the...
February 16, 2024
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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON To Guest On OPETH's Next Album

JETHRO TULL founder Ian Anderson will make a guest appearance on the next album from the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH. The veteran flutist, singer, songwriter and guitarist, who will turn 77 in August, revealed his contribution to the OPETH LP while talking to Italy's "Mystery Tour" radio sh...
February 16, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Announces Two New Guitarists For Solo Band, Southern California Warm-Up Show

Ahead of the March 1 release of his new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", via BMG and the start of a four-month tour, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has revealed the addition of two new guitarists to his touring band. Swedish-born guitarist, songwriter and multi-platinum-credited producer Phil...
February 16, 2024
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JASON BECKER Shares 'Some Assembly Required' Video Feat. NITA STRAUSS, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE And Other Top Guitarists

"Some Assembly Required" is a collaboration project conceptualized by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and her fiancé, manager and drummer Josh Villalta, combining some of the top guitarists in the world to do something incredibly special in tribute to this once-in-a-lifetime musician — Jason Bec...
February 16, 2024
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MÖTLEY CRÜE Announces 'Shout At The Devil' ReAction Figures From Super7

Super7 has announced the first wave of its MÖTLEY CRÜE ReAction figures. Inspired by the band's second album, 1983's "Shout At the Devil", and CRÜE's early makeup-heavy look, the set features 3.75-inch versions of Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars in big hair, makeup and leather....
February 15, 2024
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Is MICK MARS One Of The Most Underrated Guitar Players Of The 1980s? He Responds

In a new interview with Detroit's WRIF radio station, host Meltdown told Mick Mars that he thinks the MÖTLEY CRÜE co-founder is "one of the most underrated guitar players of the '80s." Mick said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, that's okay. It's okay with me [if] you think I'm underrated...
February 14, 2024
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RICK ALLEN, PETER CRISS And SIMON KIRKE To Take Part In All-Star Jam At RAVEN DRUM FOUNDATION Benefit Concert

Raven Drum Foundation, the organization founded by legendary drummer Rick Allen of DEF LEPPARD and his wife, singer-songwriter and healing arts practitioner Lauren Monroe, has announced its first benefit concert taking place in New York City. On Thursday, March 14, at the Cutting Room, Allen and Mon...
February 14, 2024
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PERIPHERY Announces 'The Wildfire Tour '24'

American progressive metallers PERIPHERY, who have opted to play select dates in support of their most recent album, "Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre", rather than a traditional tour, have announced their next round of performances: eight special evenings in various cities the band has not played...
February 14, 2024