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LARS ULRICH On 'Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary: 'We Wanted To Have The Connecting Door To The Fans Be As Open Wide As Possible

In a new interview with Mary Anne Hobbs's BBC Radio 6 Music show, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich reflected on the band's 2004 documentary "Some Kind Of Monster", which ended up becoming an honest examination of one of the world's most successful heavy metal bands. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMO...
August 16, 2023

CHRIS DAUGHTRY Says He Was Once Approached By JOE PERRY About Singing For AEROSMITH

Chris Daughtry says that he was one of the singers who were approached about singing for AEROSMITH when the rest of the band fell out with Tyler in 2009 after a canceled tour and Tyler's stated intention to work for two years on a solo project. Tyler subsequently entered rehab for an addiction to pa...
August 15, 2023

OLI SYKES Says New BRING ME THE HORIZON Album Pays Homage To 'Emo And Hardcore And Post-Hardcore'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, vocalist Oli Sykes of British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON spoke about the band's upcoming seventh full-length studio album, "Post Human: NeX GEn", which will arrive on September 15 via Columbia Records. The LP will continue the band'...
August 12, 2023

BRENDON SMALL Says METALLICA's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Was 'An Important Part Of The Genesis' Of 'Metalocalypse'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "Nu Pod", the Knotfest podcast hosted by Joshua Toomey and Ro Kohli, Brendon Small, co-creator of "Metalocalypse", the hit animated series on Adult Swim featuring the fictitious metal band DETHKLOK, spoke about how he drew inspiration from METALLICA's 20...
August 12, 2023

VELVET REVOLVER Photo Book Coming Soon

Rufus Publications has announced the release of a new photo book, "Velvet Revolver By Ross Halfin", focusing on VELVET REVOLVER, the band formed in 2002 by then-former GUNS N' ROSES members Duff McKagan, Slash and Matt Sorum. Sorum, McKagan, Slash and guitarist Dave Kushner held an exhaustive singer...
August 9, 2023

MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Is Working On His Fifth Book

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed that he is working on his fifth book. Sixx is a four-time New York Times best-selling author with "The First 21" (2021),"This Is Gonna Hurt" (2011),"The Heroin Diaries" (2007) and MÖTLEY CRÜE's biography "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorio...
August 8, 2023

BRING ME THE HORIZON's OLI SYKES: 'We Can't Be The Band That We Used To Be'

In a new interview with the Tucson, Arizona radio station KFMA, vocalist Oli Sykes of British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON spoke about how he feels about those fans who think the band's more recent musical output has veered too far away from BRING ME THE HORIZON's early metalcore sound. He said (as...
August 7, 2023

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer And Longtime Smoker TODD LA TORRE Hasn't Had A Cigarette In Over Seven Months

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre, who had been a cigarette smoker for three decades, says that he hasn't had a cigarette in more than seven months. The 49-year-old musician, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, opened up about his attempt to kick his habit in a new interview with Mark Sugiyama of E...
August 4, 2023

NICOLAS CAGE's Son WES CAGE To Release New Solo Single 'The Wolf'

Solo rock artist Wes Cage, son of Nicolas Cage, has inked a deal with Pavement Entertainment in preparation for his upcoming single "The Wolf". This standalone hit was co-written with Keith Wallen of BREAKING BENJAMIN and will offer a first taste of Cage's new music. "The Wolf" drops on October 27,...
August 3, 2023

THE HALO EFFECT's Second Album To Arrive In Early 2024

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES — Jesper Strömblad (guitar),Daniel Svensson (drums),Peter Iwers (bass),Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — recently completed mixing its sophomore album. In a new interview with Fin...
August 2, 2023


The JD's Live Music YouTube channel has uploaded video of JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE's July 29 performance at the Rock The Dam festival in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Check out the clips below. In an interview with T Stone of the radio show "Sonic Boom"on Real Rock 100.3 The Fox in Rapid City, South...
July 30, 2023

Watch: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's IVAN MOODY Receives Key To The City In Cheyenne, Wyoming

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody was presented with the key to the city during the band's concert this past Wednesday (July 26) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The 43-year-old singer, who made Cheyenne his home in June this year, received the key from Cheyenne mayor Patrick Collins, joined FIVE FIN...
July 28, 2023

Ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM Keyboardist JANNE WIRMAN Says ALEXI LAIHO Told Him 'I'm Going To Drink Until I Die'

Former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho passed away in December 2020 due to alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue. Furthermore, Laiho had a cocktail of painkillers, opioids and insomnia medication in his system. He had suffered from long-term health issues le...
July 26, 2023

Watch HD Video Of DEEP PURPLE's Concert In Slovakia During Summer 2023 Tour

The Milos Pavlik YouTube channel has uploaded HD video of DEEP PURPLE's July 22 concert at Amfiteáter in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Check out the clips below. Last year, DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey told Rolling Stone magazine that there is no concrete plan for him and his bandmates to sto...
July 24, 2023

JESPER STRÖMBLAD Says Some Of IN FLAMES' 'Soul' Disappeared After He Left The Band

Ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad says that he and his former bandmates were "going in two completely different directions" prior to his exit from the group more than a decade ago. Strömblad, who quit IN FLAMES in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction...
July 21, 2023