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JANET GARDNER: 'I Am Not Rejoining VIXEN'

Original VIXEN singer Janet Gardner has shot down rumors that she will rejoin her former band following the departure of Lorraine Lewis. Earlier today (Wednesday, May 27),Janet released the following statement via social media: "Just to clear things up…I am not rejoining VIXEN. As always, I wish th...
May 29, 2024
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SOULFLY Announces Fall 2024 U.S. Tour With EYEHATEGOD

SOULFLY will embark on the "Superstition" U.S. tour in October. Support on the trek will come from EYEHATEGOD (from October 22 until November 6 only),MUTILATION BARBECUE and SKINFLINT. SOULFLY is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Totem", which came out in August 2022 via Nuclear B...
May 29, 2024
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CARMINE APPICE Knows For A 'Fact' That JOHN BONHAM Was Influenced By His Drumming

In a new interview with RadioBypass, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if he thinks LED ZEPPELIN's John Bonham "picked up" any "tricks" from him when ZEPPELIN opened for VANILLA FUDGE early in the latter band's career. Carmine responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I know [it] as...
May 28, 2024
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Watch: TED NUGENT Performs With NIGHT RANGER In Jackson, Michigan

Ted Nugent joined NIGHT RANGER on stage this past Saturday (May 25) at at Optimist Ice Arena in Jackson, Michigan to perform the DAMN YANKEES song "Coming Of Age" and the Nugent classic "Cat Scratch Fever". Video of Ted's appearance can be seen below (courtesy of the Shor'Line YouTube channel)....
May 27, 2024
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KITTIE On Nu-Metal's Decline And Eventual Resurgence: 'Every Time There's A Shift In Music, Everyone Hates It At First'

During a recent appearance on the "The Ex-Man" podcast hosted by Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES),KITTIE members Mercedes Lander (drums),Morgan Lander (guitar, vocals) and Tara McLeod (guitar) spoke about how they feel about the supposed nu-metal resurgence in recent years, partly thanks to a whole new wave...
May 27, 2024
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MAX CAVALERA Wants To 'Bring Back The Magic' On Next SOULFLY Album

In a new interview with Germany's Moshpit Passion, SOULFLY leader Max Cavalera spoke about the musical direction of the band's upcoming follow-up to 2022's "Totem" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I really liked the early SOULFLY stuff because it was more tribal and more groove....
May 27, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON On His Third Marriage: 'It's The Calmest' Relationship 'I've Ever Had'

In a new interview with Big Issue, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson said that he doesn't know whether he is qualified to advise his younger self about love. "Because I've just got married for the third time," he said. "All I can do is just talk about my relationship right now because it's the calmest I...
May 27, 2024
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TOMMY LEE: Why It Was Important For MÖTLEY CRÜE To Record New Music With JOHN 5

In a new interview with Japanese music critic and radio personality Masa Ito of TVK's "Rock City", MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee explained why it was important for him and his bandmates to record new music, including the recently released single "Dogs Of War". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
May 26, 2024
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JOHN CORABI Weighs In On The 'Evils' Of Social Media

In a new interview with the DND Dynamite 80s Show, former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES frontman John Corabi spoke about his belief that music unites people regardless of their political, ideological, cultural, economic, religious or racial differences. He said in part (as transcribed by...
May 25, 2024
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JON BON JOVI: 'I'm Still In Deep Vocal Therapy'

In a new interview with Associated Press entertainment journalist Alicia Rancilio, Jon Bon Jovi opened up about the vocal cord deterioration he experienced a few years ago which caused him to have surgery in 2022. He said: "It was heartbreaking, because I had done everything that I could. It's almos...
May 24, 2024
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KIRK HAMMETT On Other Musicians Covering METALLICA: 'I Love It When People Interpret The Music Through Their Own Filter'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked if he likes to hear other musicians playing METALLICA music note for note or adapted in their own way. Kirk responded (a...
May 24, 2024
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Watch: RUSH's GEDDY LEE And ALEX LIFESON Perform At GORDON LIGHTFOOT Tribute Concert In Toronto

RUSH's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson made a surprise appearance Thursday night (May 23) at the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The longtime bandmates and best friends joined BLUE RODEO at Massey Hall to perform the Lightfoot original "The Way I Feel". After the show, Lee e...
May 24, 2024
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Watch: Ex-SKID ROW Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL Joins EUROPE For 'Cherokee' Performance In Stockholm

Former SKID ROW singer Erik Grönwall joined veteran Swedish hard rockers EUROPE on stage earlier tonight (Thursday, May 23) at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the latter band's song "Cherokee". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Grönwall took to his social media to shar...
May 23, 2024
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THE HELLACOPTERS Release New Single 'Stay With You'

Swedish high-energy rock 'n' roll legends THE HELLACOPTERS have released a new single called "Stay With You", their first new original song since the release of their triumphant, chart-topping comeback album "Eyes Of Oblivion" in April 2022. And unsurprisingly, "Stay With You" picks up exactly where...
May 23, 2024
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Why Does Sweden Have So Many Metal Bands? AVATAR's JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM Weighs In

In a new interview with 105.7 The Point's "The Rizzuto Show", vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR was asked why he thinks Sweden has one of the most vibrant metal scenes in the world and one of the highest densities of heavy metal bands per capita. He responded (as transcribed b...
May 23, 2024