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JOURNEY Hires DEF LEPPARD's Manager

According to Billboard, legendary rockers JOURNEY have hired a new manager. The band, which was previously managed by guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain, has officially recruited Mike Kobayashi, who also oversees fellow iconic rockers DEF LEPPARD. JOURNEY's management change comes le...
December 7, 2022
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Watch: JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Performs With Singer TEDDY SWIMS At Tree-Lighting Ceremony In San Francisco

Neal Schon, San Francisco guitar legend and JOURNEY founder, performed with very special guest Teddy Swims, who is nearing one billion streams of JOURNEY's "Don't Stop Believin'" at the annual tree-lighting ceremony in San Francisco featuring the Bay Area's largest tree standing at 90 feet tall. The...
December 4, 2022
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THE OBSESSED Signs With RIPPLE MUSIC; New Album Due In 2023

Iconic doom metal veterans THE OBSESSED have inked a deal with Ripple Music for the release of their fifth studio album. Led by legendary frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich, a heavy music lifer admired and acclaimed by the likes of Dave Grohl, Pepper Keenan, Henry Rollins and Philip Anselmo, the Marylan...
December 2, 2022
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'Bowl For Ronnie' Bowling Party's Return Brings In More Than $72,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, made a splashy post-pandemic return by attracting a sell-out crowd well in advance and bringing in over $72,000 for the music-based cancer charity. The November 17 event at PINZ bowling cen...
December 1, 2022
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VILLE VALO: 'After JOHN BONHAM, LARS ULRICH Is Probably One Of The Most Important Drummers'

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, former HIM frontman Ville Valo weighed in on METALLICA's 2004 documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster", which followed the legendary metal band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, l...
December 1, 2022
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SACRED REICH To Begin Recording New Album In 2023

In a new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, SACRED REICH frontman Phil Rind was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced work on material for the follow-up to 2019's "Awakening" album. He responded: "We probably have four to five to nine new songs in the works, and we actually were looking into...
December 1, 2022
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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO On New PANTERA: 'ZAKK WYLDE And CHARLIE BENANTE Are Going To Kill It'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has once again weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. A...
December 1, 2022
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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON To Perform With Singer TEDDY SWIMS At Tree-Lighting Ceremony In San Francisco

Neal Schon, San Francisco guitar legend and JOURNEY founder, will perform with very special guest Teddy Swims, who is nearing one billion streams of JOURNEY's "Don't Stop Believin'" at the annual tree-lighting ceremony in San Francisco featuring the Bay Area's largest tree standing at 90 feet tall....
November 30, 2022
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NEAL SCHON Wants Former JOURNEY Keyboardist GREGG ROLIE To Return For 2023 Tour

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has floated the idea of a reunion with co-founding JOURNEY and SANTANA keyboardist Gregg Rolie. Earlier today, Schon tweeted a photo of him and Rolie with the caption: "2 original founding members. I think my brother Gregg Rolie should join us for 2023 tour. What do you...
November 27, 2022
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EUROPE To Begin Recording New Album In May 2023

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", EUROPE guitarist John Norum spoke about the band's plans for the long-awaited follow-up to 2017's "Walk The Earth" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're gonna start working. The plan is to start recording in May. So we are writ...
November 25, 2022
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BUTCHER BABIES' HEIDI SHEPHERD: People Are Gonna Hear 'Weird Emotions' On Band's Upcoming Fourth Album

BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd spoke to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about the band's upcoming fourth studio album which was recently completed with producer Josh Schroeder (LORNA SHORE, KING 810). She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have an album that… well, it's gonna be a d...
November 25, 2022
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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Fires Back At NEAL SCHON Over Guitarist's 'Malicious Lies And Personal Attacks'

JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain has fired back at guitarist Neal Schon over allegations that Cain is blocking access to "critical" financial records. Schon filed a lawsuit against Cain last month in California state court, alleging that Cain set up an American Express card without telling Schon an...
November 22, 2022
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NEAL SCHON Says He Had 'No Choice' But To Sue JONATHAN CAIN Over JOURNEY's Amex Card

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon says that he had "no choice" but to file a lawsuit against the band's keyboardist Jonathan Cain over allegations that Cain is blocking access to "critical" financial records. In a lawsuit filed last month in California state court, Schon claimed that Cain set up an...
November 22, 2022
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NEAL SCHON Sues JONATHAN CAIN Over JOURNEY Credit Card

According to Page Six, JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has filed a lawsuit against the band's keyboardist Jonathan Cain, claiming in court papers that he set up an American Express card without telling Schon and that "millions of JOURNEY funds have flowed through it." Schon's attorneys also claim in th...
November 21, 2022
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Watch: JOHN BUSH Rejoins ARMORED SAINT On Stage After Sitting Out Shows Due To Respiratory Infection

ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush rejoined his bandmates on stage last night (Saturday, November 19) at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. It was his first full show back with the group after dealing with a bad respiratory infection for several days. Bush missed three shows on ARMORED SAINT's U...
November 20, 2022