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KURT COBAIN's 'Nevermind'-Era Smashed Guitar Sells For $595,900

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 the industry's premiere music auction event "Music Icons", featuring a spectacular line-up of over 1,200 pieces of music history from rock royalty owned and used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, NIRV...
May 21, 2023

VIXEN's Music Video For Long-Awaited New Single Is 'Almost Done': 'It's A Kickass Song'

In a new interview with the Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged podcast, VIXEN bassist Julia Lage spoke about the status of new music from the band. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "VIXEN, we recorded a song — I can't say the name yet — but the video is pretty much almost ready. The song is re...
May 18, 2023

NUNO BETTENCOURT's 'Severe Knee Injury' Forces Cancelation Of EXTREME's Appearance At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

EXTREME has canceled its appearance at this weekend's M3 Rock Festival after guitarist Nuno Bettencourt sustained a leg injury of some kind while taking part in a Rockers versus Average Joes basketball game aboard the Monsters Of Rock cruise on Tuesday, May 2. (Video of the incident can be seen belo...
May 5, 2023

Watch: EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Suffers Leg Injury While Playing Basketball On MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt sustained a leg injury of some kind while taking part in a Rockers versus Average Joes basketball game aboard the Monsters Of Rock cruise on Tuesday, May 2. Video of the incident can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube channel Jimmy Adcock). At the end of the clip,...
May 3, 2023

NUNO BETTENCOURT Says PRINCE Once Called Him 'One Of The Top Three Guitar Players In The World'

Nuno Bettencourt of EXTREME recently chatted with SiriusXM host Tommy London on SiriusXM's Hair Nation. During their conversation, Nuno discussed his method for recording at home studios, and the monumental day when Eddie Van Halen showed up while recording EXTREME's new song "Rise". He also remembe...
April 27, 2023

DESMOND CHILD's Memoir 'Livin' On a Prayer' To Include Foreword By KISS's PAUL STANLEY

Radius Book Group has set a September 19, 2023 release date for Desmond Child's first memoir, "Livin' On a Prayer: Big Songs Big Life". The book will include a foreword by KISS frontman Paul Stanley. Child is the ultimate hitmaker, contributing to some of the biggest smash global hits that helped ig...
April 25, 2023

Does TED NUGENT Believe Women Should Have Access To Abortion? He Responds

In a recent interview with Ben Dryden, founder of Northwest Wisconsin's news outlet DrydenWire, conservative rocker Ted Nugent weighed in on the hot-button issue of abortion, particularly since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to the procedure in June 2022....
March 18, 2023

Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Teams Up With JUSTIN JAMES For 'No Strings' Album

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner's collaborative project with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, will release a new album, "No Strings", on June 9 via Pavement Entertainment in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The LP's first single, "Don't Turn Me Away", is...
March 17, 2023

VIXEN's New Single Has Finally Been Mixed

In a new interview with Max Davallo of "Sonic Dorms", VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis spoke about why she and her bandmates have yet to release their new single after previously saying it would arrive this past summer. She explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I kind of — I didn't make a mist...
December 1, 2022

VIXEN's LORRAINE LEWIS Explains New Single Delay

VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis has confirmed to The Metal Summit that the band's long-awaited new single is "being mixed right now." She added: "I wish I could even say the name of it. We have all the promo ready to go. We recorded it with Fred Coury, the drummer extraordinaire from CINDERELLA. He prod...
October 13, 2022

VIXEN To Release New Single 'In The Next Month Or So'; Music Video To Follow

In a new interview with the 97 Underground radio station conducted Tuesday (July 26) at the York State Fair in York, Pennsylvania, VIXEN drummer Roxy Petrucci said that the band's long-awaited new single will "be released soon — hopefully in the next month or so." She went on to say that she and her...
July 27, 2022

VIXEN Announces Summer/Fall 2022 Tour Dates

VIXEN has announced less than a dozen tour dates for this summer and fall. The only remaining member of VIXEN's "classic" lineup is drummer Roxy Petrucci. She is joined in the band by singer Lorraine Lewis, bassist Julia Lage and guitarist Britt Lightning (a.k.a. Brittany Denaro). Tour dates: Jul. 2...
July 15, 2022

VIXEN To Release Brand New Single Within Two Months

VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis has confirmed to SW Wall Interviews that she and her bandmates are planning to release a new single soon. "I want people to understand: this is not an album release yet," she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "We've decided that we're releasing singles. So that's...
June 15, 2022

GUNS N' ROSES: Video Podcast Focusing On First 50 Shows Launches Part Two Of Season One

Marc Canter and Jason Porath, the authors of the critically acclaimed book "Reckless Road", have launched part two of the inaugural first season of their video podcast "The First 50 Gigs: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction". "Reckless Road", which was published in 2008 and won...
June 2, 2022

VIXEN's LORRAINE LEWIS Explains Bassist SHARE ROSS's 'Hiatus': 'She Needed To Take A Step Back'

Two months ago, longtime VIXEN bassist Share Ross announced that she was "taking a hiatus" from the band. Her replacement is Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock group BARRA DE SAIA and wife of Richie Kotzen. Lage made her live debut with VIXEN on February 8 at the pre-M...
April 16, 2022