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DEICIDE Frontman Laments State Of Metal Scene: 'All We Have Is A Bunch Of Wannabe-WEEZER-Looking Dudes Trying To Play Metal'

In a new interview with Francisco Zamudio of KNAC.COM, DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton spoke about some of his earliest musical influences that got him on the path of playing extreme metal. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Ever since I was a little kid, man, I remember, I even have it in...
April 29, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Says He Misses PETER BALTES 'As A Person': 'Why Can't We Stay Friends?'

In a new interview with Riff X's "Metal XS", ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if he misses any of the former members who have left the band at some point during ACCEPT's nearly five-decade career. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In a way, I miss all of them, to be honest....
April 27, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON's Bassist TANYA O'CALLAGHAN Says IRON MAIDEN Singer Is 'A Great Guy To Work With'

During an appearance on the "The Rich Roll Podcast", Tanya O'Callaghan, who is currently playing bass in Bruce Dickinson's solo band, spoke about what it has been like to share the stage with the IRON MAIDEN singer. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Bruce is fascinating. He's a total p...
April 27, 2024
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MEGADETH Visits Astronomical Observatory In Chile

Professor Reggie Almeida of the Renzo Gracie TN Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Tennessee, who has been traveling with MEGADETH on the band's recent tours, has uploaded video of the Dave Mustaine-fronted outfit's visit to the Observatorio Manuel Foster, or Manuel Foster Observatory, prior to the group...
April 27, 2024
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ROBERT TRUJILLO: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves' To Be In ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME As Solo Artist

During an appearance on the April 24 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Robert Trujillo, who had a seven-year tenure with Ozzy Osbourne before joining METALLICA in 2003, was asked about the recent announcement that the legendary heavy metal singer will be inducted into the Rock A...
April 26, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Tyr' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Tyr" can be seen below. "Tyr" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with singers Ozzy Os...
April 26, 2024
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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Breaks Down The Differences Between CLIFF BURTON's And JASON NEWSTED's Playing Styles

During an appearance on the April 24 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about the two bassists that preceded him in the band, Jason Newsted and the late, great Cliff Burton. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's intere...
April 25, 2024
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Explains Why He Doesn't Really Stay In Contact With Former Bandmates

In a new interview with Loaded Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH founder and guitarist Zoltan Bathory was asked if he still keeps in touch with any of his former bandmates, like guitarist Jason Hook and drummer Jeremy Spencer. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[From] time to time, we...
April 24, 2024
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ROBERT TRUJILLO Reflects On His First Gigs With METALLICA: 'My Head Was Swimming With The Pressure'

In May 2003, METALLICA played four special concerts for Met Club members only at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. The performances were in support of METALLICA's "St. Anger" album, which arrived a couple of weeks later, and introduced new bass player Robert Trujillo to fans before the band...
April 24, 2024
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SEBASTIAN BACH On Reunion With SKID ROW: 'The Only Thing Standing In Our Way Is The Business Side Of This'

In a new interview with Emma Jaye of Screamer Magazine, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach once again said that he is hopeful about a reunion with his former bandmates. "There's a whole narrative that we don't get along, or they don't wanna get in the same room as me," he said. "There's stuff that I...
April 23, 2024
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LARS ULRICH's Childhood Home Hits The Market For $6.85 Million

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's childhood home is on the market for 48 million Danish kroner, or about 6.85 million U.S. dollars. The now-60-year-old Ulrich lived in the house, located on one of the small residential streets of Hellerup, the most fashionable part of the municipality of Gentofte, in...
April 21, 2024
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Watch: OVERKILL Performs In Quito With Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON

Fan-filmed video of OVERKILL's April 19 concert at The Metal Fest at Parque Bicentenario in Quito, Ecuador can be seen below. In a recent interview with The Metal Podcast, David Ellefson spoke about the announcement that OVERKILL recruited him to play bass on the New Jersey thrash metal veterans' "S...
April 21, 2024
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Watch: SCORPIONS Dedicate 'Send Me An Angel' To JAMES KOTTAK At Las Vegas Concert

SCORPIONS dedicated the song "Send Me An Angel" to their late drummer James Kottak during the opening concert of their Las Vegas residency on April 11 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Prior to launching into the track, frontman Klaus Meine told the crowd: "We shared the stag...
April 19, 2024
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JEFF PILSON's Advice For Working Musicians: 'Be Passionate, Be Dedicated And Listen To Your Instincts'

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked what piece of advice he would give to a working musician in 2024. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, for one thing, you...
April 18, 2024
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SCORPIONS: JAMES KOTTAK 'Was A Fantastic Person'

During an appearance on the April 12 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker commented on the recent passing of the band's longtime drummer James Kottak. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "James was a fantastic person. We called him the...
April 17, 2024