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Watch VIXEN Perform At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of VIXEN's January 17 performance at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. Last July, Lorraine Lewis spoke to The SDR Show about how she ended up becoming the new lead singer of VIXEN following the departure of Janet Gardner. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
January 17, 2022
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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS Mourns Death Of Longtime Vocal Coach RON ANDERSON

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows is mourning the passing of his longtime vocal coach Ron Anderson who died earlier today at the age of 75. No cause of death has been revealed. M. Shadows shared the news of Anderson's passing in a social media post on Sunday. He wrote: "This morning my dear friend...
December 19, 2021
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Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Gives Her Replacement LORRAINE LEWIS Her Stamp Of Approval

Janet Gardner has opened up to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about her departure from VIXEN. The singer, who released her debut self-titled solo album in 2017, broke the news of her exit in a social media post in January 2019. Elaborating on her reasons for leaving the band, Janet said...
November 3, 2021
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Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Looks Back On Her Life-Saving Brain Surgery: 'I Knew Something Was Seriously Wrong'

Former VIXEN frontwoman Janet Gardner has opened up about the surgery she underwent nearly four years ago to remove blood clots in her brain, a condition known as a subdural hematoma. Subdural hematomas result from bleeding on the surface of the brain, and the condition is most often due to a seriou...
October 30, 2021
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METALLICA And Workwear Brand CARHARTT Raise $377,450 For 'Metallica Scholars' Initiative

Workwear brand Carhartt teamed up with METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation this Labor Day with the goal of training a new generation of skilled workers. A total of $377,450 was raised from online sales and will be donated to the foundation's Metallica Scholars workforce education program, whi...
September 7, 2021
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JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years...
September 7, 2021
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PAUL STANLEY And OZZY OSBOURNE Mourn Death Of Rock Merchandising Pioneer DELL FURANO

Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Stanley have reacted on social media to the passing of Dell Furano, CEO of global retail branding, merchandising and artist services company Epic Rights. He was 69. The cause of death was not immediately revealed. Stanley tweeted: "One of my closest friends Dell Furano has die...
September 5, 2021
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METALLICA Reimagines 1981 'Musicians Wanted' Ad To Recruit Skilled Workers This Labor Day

Forty years ago, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich took out a classified ad in a Los Angeles newspaper that landed him and his soon-to-be METALLICA co-founder James Hetfield the job of their dreams. This Labor Day, Carhartt and METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation are taking a page out of the band's pla...
September 1, 2021
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GUNS N' ROSES: Video Podcast Focusing On First 50 Shows Officially Launched; More Details Revealed

Marc Canter and Jason Porath, the authors of the critically acclaimed book "Reckless Road", have announced the launch of the video podcast "The First 50 Gigs: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction". The introductory episode along with episode one of the first season is available n...
August 19, 2021
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LORRAINE LEWIS Says 'It Wasn't That Hard Of A Decision' To Join VIXEN

In a new interview with The SDR Show, Lorraine Lewis spoke about how she ended up becoming the new lead singer of VIXEN following the departure of Janet Gardner. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The crazy thing is that, honestly, the night before Roxy [Petrucci, drums] called me to jo...
July 27, 2021
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Watch VIXEN Perform In Ft. Myers, Florida

Fan-filmed video footage of VIXEN's June 17 performance at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Ft. Myers, Florida can be seen below. Earlier this month, VIXEN guitarist Brittany Denaro (a.k.a. Britt Lightning) spoke to Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's ne...
June 20, 2021
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RUSSELL ALLEN Doesn't Think ADRENALINE MOB Will Ever Come Back

Russell Allen says that he doesn't think ADRENALINE MOB will ever do anything again, nearly four years after the accident that resulted in the death of the band's bassist, David Zablidowsky. The incident occurred in July 2017 when a tractor-trailer — dispatched by Largo, Florida company Twiss Transp...
June 19, 2021
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VIXEN Has 'Some Great Ideas' For Next Studio Album

VIXEN guitarist Brittany Denaro (a.k.a. Britt Lightning) spoke to Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next studio album. "Well, it's going a little bit slower than we had anticipated," she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Before COVID, we had a bunc...
June 4, 2021
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LEE AARON Turned Down Chance To Front VIXEN In 1990s

In a new interview with the "Ouch, You're On My Hair" podcast, Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron, who is known primarily as a solo artist and songwriter, was asked if she was ever presented with an opportunity to front a major band during her four-decade career. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMO...
May 31, 2021
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JANET GARDNER Has No Regrets About Leaving VIXEN But Doesn't Rule Out Rejoining Band Again

Janet Gardner has opened up to "Waste Some Time With Jason Green" about her departure from VIXEN. The singer, who released her debut self-titled solo album in 2017, broke the news of her exit in a social media post in January 2019. Elaborating on her reasons for leaving the band, Janet said (as tran...
April 7, 2021