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BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC — what can I say? — with [singer] Bon Scott....
May 21, 2024
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OPETH Announces October 2024 North American Tour, BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will embark on a North American tour this fall. The trek, which will kick off on October 11 in Milwaukee, includes stops in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Denver and more. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will beg...
April 23, 2024
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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON On Rigors Of The Road: 'The Travel Is Just So Boring And Stressful'

In a new interview with Brazil's A Rádio Rock, JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson spoke about the rigors of the road, particularly as it relates to the band's upcoming Brazilian tour, which kicks off this week. The 76-year-old lead singer, flute player and songwriter said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUT...
April 10, 2024
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JETHRO TULL Parts Ways With Guitarist JOE PARRISH-JAMES

JETHRO TULL has announced the departure of guitarist Joe Parrish-James. Parrish-James will officially exit the band at the end of February to concentrate on his own band ALBION, which recently released a new album, "Lakesongs Of Elbid". He will be replaced by Jack Clark, who previously played bass a...
February 20, 2024
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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON To Guest On OPETH's Next Album

JETHRO TULL founder Ian Anderson will make a guest appearance on the next album from the Swedish progressive metal band OPETH. The veteran flutist, singer, songwriter and guitarist, who will turn 77 in August, revealed his contribution to the OPETH LP while talking to Italy's "Mystery Tour" radio sh...
February 16, 2024
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METALLICA Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY For '72 Seasons'

METALLICA was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 66th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 4) at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California. METALLICA was nominated for "...
February 4, 2024
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN MYUNG Blames Last Summer's Head Injury On 'Dehydration'

In a recent interview with Gearnews, DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung was asked how he ended up performing while seated during the band's headlining concert last July at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington after suffering a head injury of some sort. He said: "That event was triggered by deh...
January 15, 2024
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Watch: DEEP PURPLE Performs With Fill-In Keyboardist ADAM WAKEMAN

Due to "unforeseen illness", DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey was forced to sit out the band's December 17 concert at Bandland festival in Bengaluru, India. Filling in for him at the gig was Adam Wakeman (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE). Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. Bandland...
December 19, 2023
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DON AIREY To Sit Out DEEP PURPLE Concert Due To Illness; ADAM WAKEMAN To Fill In

Due to "unforeseen illness", DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey will sit out the band's December 17 concert at Bandland festival in Bengaluru, India. Filling in for him at the gig will be Adam Wakeman (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE). Bandland is promoted and produced by BookMyShow Live, the events arm...
December 15, 2023
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Canadian Rockers HONEYMOON SUITE Announce New Studio Album 'Alive'

Canadian melodic rock band HONEYMOON SUITE — consisting of Johnnie Dee (lead vocals),Derry Grehan (guitars, keyboards, background vocals),Dave Betts (drums),Gary Lalonde (bass) and Peter Nunn (keyboards) — will release its new studio album, "Alive", on February 16, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl. "...
December 12, 2023
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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Picks RONNIE JAMES DIO As His 'Rock God'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Shane picked Ronnie James Dio and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I came across Ronnie James Dio in the late '70s listening to RAINBOW....
November 13, 2023
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Ex-JETHRO TULL Guitarist MARTIN BARRE Explains Why Band's 'Hard Rock/Metal' GRAMMY Was Well Deserved

METALLICA was nominated for the very first "Hard Rock/Metal Performance" Grammy in 1989, but famously lost to JETHRO TULL, a band distinguished mainly by its heavy use of flute. Fans — and even some audience members — were rightly outraged, though TULL's record label tried to make light of the faux...
November 9, 2023
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JETHRO TULL Releases Music Video For 'Wolf Unchained'

JETHRO TULL released its 23rd studio album, "RökFlöte", back in April, and the band is currently out on tour in North America. For this run of shows, the band will be introducing the track "Wolf Unchained" into the setlist, a track based on Fenrir, a wolf from Norse mythology. To celebrate, a brand...
October 26, 2023
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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'It Feels Like Hard Rock Is Kind Of Outside Of The Mainstream Again'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Lars Ulrich was asked if feels the mainstream understand heavy music any better now than it did back in 1989 when METALLICA was up for its first Grammy in the metal category but lost to non-metal band JETHRO TULL. Lars responded: "We've probably had the biggest...
October 6, 2023
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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Is 'Not Sure' How Much Longer He Can Keep Making New Music And Touring

In a new interview with Mike Hsu of the 100 FM The Pike radio station, JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson spoke about what keeps him motivated to keep making albums and touring, more than five decades after the band's formation. The 76-year-old British-born musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
August 15, 2023