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Ex-JOURNEY Vocalist STEVE PERRY Pays Tribute To JEFF BECK: 'My Dream Was That Someday I'd Get To Sing With Him'

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry has paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on January 10. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, who rose to prominence with THE YARDBIRDS, died "suddenly" after contracting bacterial meningitis, his representative said. Perry took to his band...
January 17, 2023
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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Has Lost 50 Pounds Since Last Summer

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he has lost more than 20 percent of his body weight since he changed his diet last year. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 17),Owens took to his Instagram to share a full-body mirror selfie, and he included the following message: "I started work...
January 17, 2023
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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces First Tour Since Passing Of TREVOR STRNAD

Michigan metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the stage this spring on the "Verminous Remnant" tour. The band's first trek following the tragic death of frontman Trevor Strnad will mark the close of the "Verminous" touring cycle and introduce a reformed lineup consisting of remaining and...
January 17, 2023
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MARK TREMONTI Is 'Sure' CREED Reunion 'Will Happen At Some Point'

Mark Tremonti says that he is "sure" that a reunion of CREED will happen at some point in the not-so-distant future. Nearly three years ago, CREED updated its Facebook profile with an old photo, igniting rumors of the multi-platinum act's imminent return. Mark, who is promoting the new ALTER BRIDGE...
January 17, 2023
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Watch JOHN 5 Play Along To MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Bastard'

Former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 has uploaded a video of him playing along to "Bastard", a song from MÖTLEY CRÜE's second album, "Shout At The Devil", which was originally released in 1983. "One of my favz," MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx wrote in the comments section. The lates...
January 17, 2023
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VILLE VALO: 'At This Moment In Time, I'm Not Interested At All' In HIM Reunion

In a new interview with Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio, ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo discussed the factors that contributed to the breakup of his former band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think it was just that we were a bit worn out. We lost the spark. We all loved touring, but the...
January 16, 2023
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KINGS OF THRASH Feat. DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF YOUNG: Trailer For 'Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go'

KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar),  recently signed a worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records. The group will release a live CD/DVD package called "Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go" on March 24. The 17-song set...
January 16, 2023
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JOEY BELLADONNA Reflects On Getting Fired From ANTHRAX: 'Sometimes There's Just No Reason' For Why Relationships End

Joey Belladonna has once again commented on his original split with ANTHRAX, saying "sometimes there's just no reason" for why relationships end. Belladonna, whose most recent return to ANTHRAX was officially announced in May 2010, was originally the lead singer of ANTHRAX from 1984 to 1992, and was...
January 16, 2023
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RICK RUBIN Reflects On His Work On SLAYER's 'Reign In Blood': I Wanted To Hear 'The Precise Tightness' Of The Music

In a new interview with Channel 4 News, producer Rick Rubin reflected on his work on SLAYER's classic third album, "Reign In Blood". Released in October 1986 through Def Jam Recordings, the LP was the band's first collaboration with Rubin, whose input helped the band's sound evolve. Kerrang! magazin...
January 16, 2023
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Watch: Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Celebrates 64th Birthday On Stage In Fort Lauderdale

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate celebrated his 64th birthday last night (Saturday, January 14) during his concert at Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fan-filmed video of the audience singing "Happy Birthday" to the vocalist and Geoff blowing out the candles on his birthday cake can...
January 15, 2023
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QUEENSRŸCHE's WILTON And LA TORRE Say Touring With JUDAS PRIEST Was 'Seamless': It Was 'Really Awesome'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and singer Todd La Torre spoke to Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility about the band's recent North American tours as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST. Michael said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "JUDAS PRIEST was one of my influences when I was [in my] late...
January 15, 2023
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JUDAS PRIEST's Official 'Inductee Insights' Video From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Posted Online

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame YouTube channel has shared an "Inductee Insights" video focusing on British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, who were inducted into the Hall at last year's ceremony. The five-minute clip, which was shown at the November 5 event at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angele...
January 15, 2023
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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Pays Tribute To JEFF BECK: 'We Lost One Of The Most Influential And Innovative Guitarists Ever'

OPETH leader Mikael Åkerfeldt has paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on Tuesday (January 10). The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, who rose to prominence with THE YARDBIRDS, died "suddenly" after contracting bacterial meningitis, his representative said. Mikael took to h...
January 15, 2023
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says There Is No Chance Of More 'Big Four' Shows Happening Until At Least 2025

In a new interview with Metal Edge magazine, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian were asked if there is any chance of more "Big Four" shows happening, with EXODUS taking the place of SLAYER, which officially retired after playing its final concert more than three years ago. Ian r...
January 14, 2023
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CHARLIE BENANTE Says ANTHRAX Has Been Working On New Album For Three Years: 'I Feel Like DEF LEPPARD'

In a new interview with Ruben Mosqueda of We Go To 11, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've been working on a record for fucking three years...
January 14, 2023