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JOE ELLIOTT On Why DEF LEPPARD Continues To Make New Music: 'We Just Never Lost That Hunger To Write'

In a new interview with Colombia's Radioacktiva, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott was asked what keeps him and his bandmates motivated to write and record new music. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Because it's what we do. When we got together, yes, playing in front of an audien...
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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OBITUARY Shares 'Dying Of Everything' Title Track

Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY will release a new studio album, "Dying Of Everything", on January 13 via Relapse Records. The LP's second single, the title track, can be streamed below. OBITUARY comments: "We picked the title track for the second single to give fans a taste of something a bit...
December 1, 2022
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AEROSMITH Celebrates First Time Band's Iconic Recordings Are Unified And In One Place

AEROSMITH, the best-selling American rock band of all time, last night celebrated the first time in their history that their iconic recordings are unified in one place through a multi-faceted close working relationship with Universal Music Group. UMG is now the official worldwide home to AEROSMITH's...
December 1, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Says He Was Initially 'Happy' When TRUMP Became President, Admits He's An 'Ageist' About BIDEN

During an appearance on the latest episode of Bill Maher's "Club Random" podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke about former U.S. president Donald Trump, on whose "The Celebrity Apprentice" show he was once a contestant. "For the record, when [Trump] first ran in 2016 and got elected, I w...
November 28, 2022
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IN FLAMES Guitarist BJÖRN GELOTTE Doesn't Read Online Comments, Says He Is 'Tired' Of The 'Toxic Environment'

During an appearance on THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund's YouTube show "Coffee With Ola", IN FLAMES guitarist Björn Gelotte spoke about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced for their musical evolution, which has seen them adopting a more alternative metal sound after starting out as melod...
November 27, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Says He Is 'Comfortable' Without The Wig Now: 'I Like The Way I Look'

Joe Lynn Turner says that he is "comfortable" being seen in public without the hairpiece he has worn since the age of 14 after being diagnosed with alopecia at three years old. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer, who turned 71 in August, went public with his new look in a series publicity ima...
November 26, 2022
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IN FLAMES Singer: 'I'm Happy That We Can Release Albums That Are Challenging To People'

IN FLAMES singer Anders Fridén spoke to Czech Republic's Metalshop TV about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced for their musical evolution, which has seen them adopting a more alternative metal sound after starting out as melodic death metal act. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
November 25, 2022
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TONY MARTIN Says A Box Set Of His Recordings With BLACK SABBATH Will Now Arrive In 2023

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin spoke about previously announced plans to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. Martin said: "Honestly, I have no idea what's happening with it. I know it's gonna be next year, but that's all I know." T...
November 23, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Wasn't 'Ready' To Ditch The Wig Until This Year

Joe Lynn Turner says that now was the right time to finally drop the hairpiece he has worn since the age of 14 after being diagnosed with alopecia at three years old. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer, who turned 71 this summer, went public with his new look on August 25 in a series publicit...
November 23, 2022
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DEF LEPPARD Shares Official Performance Video For 'Kick' From 'The Stadium Tour'

DEF LEPPARD has released the official live video for the song "Kick". The clip, which was during the band's summer 2022 "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, can be seen below. "Kick" was the first single from DEF LEPPARD's latest album, "Diamond Star Halos...
November 21, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER On Challenges Of Pandemic-Era Touring: 'I Don't Know Where We're Gonna End Up With This'

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) touched upon the fact that inflation and the surplus of shows in the pandemic era has affected sales for most tours, with musicians not only competing with one another f...
November 20, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Drops Another Million From Asking Price Of Las Vegas House

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has dropped another $1 million from the asking price of his Southern Nevada estate. Simmons put the home on the market in October 2021 for $14.95 million, but that price came down on November 17, 2021 to $13.5 million, on May 19, 2022 to $11 million and again...
November 19, 2022
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CHAD KROEGER Explains How NICKELBACK Became One Of The Most Hated Rock Bands In The World

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger believes that he understands why his band's detractors have been so vocal in publicizing their distaste for the Canadian rock act. Arguably the most disliked band in America, NICKELBACK has earned a type of hatred so potent it's hard to fathom what they did that was...
November 18, 2022
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Thrash Veterans SADUS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST, Release New Single 'It's The Sickness'

Thrash metal veterans SADUS have joined the Nuclear Blast Records family. Led by founding vocalist/guitarist Darren Travis and drummer Jon Allen, the band is armed with a resurgent arsenal of massive riffs and blistering solos, crushing drums and shredding bass, and is currently preparing the releas...
November 18, 2022