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Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN: 'CONCEPTION Is Not A Religious Band In Any Sense Of The Word'

In a new interview with the "ProgRock Digital" podcast, former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, who is a devout Christian, was asked if his faith influenced the lyrics on the latest album from his reactivated pre-KAMELOT band CONCEPTION, "State Of Deception", which came out in 2020. He responded (as transcr...
May 10, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON Fire Back At SCOTT ROCKENFIELD, Accuse Drummer Of 'Abandoning' The Band

QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) have fired back at their estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield, accusing him of abandoning his position as a member of the band and misappropriating the group's assets to his own personal benefit. Last October, Rockenfield filed a la...
April 24, 2022
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GEOFF TATE Says 'There's Not Really A Motivation' For QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Lineup To Reunite

Geoff Tate says that "there's not really a motivation" for QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup to ever reunite. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fir...
April 5, 2022
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MICHAEL WILTON On Possibility Of GEOFF TATE And SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Returning To QUEENSRŸCHE: 'What Will Be Will Be'

In a new interview with Tigman of the WPDH 101.5 FM radio station in Poughkeepsie, New York, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of fellow original members Geoff Tate (vocals) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) coming back to the band. He responded: "I have nothing on any...
April 1, 2022
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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Says Her Debut Solo Album Is 'Done': 'It's Awesome And I Love It'

During a recent appearance on "Vox&Hops", the podcast hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band CRYPTOPSY, ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for her long-in-the-works debut solo album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)...
March 15, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Blasts 'Subcontractor' TODD LA TORRE, Calls Out GEOFF TATE For 'Crazy Statements'

QUEENSRŸCHE's estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield has blasted the band's frontman of the past decade, Todd La Torre, saying that the singer's opinions and comments do not represent the beliefs and viewpoints of any of the QUEENSRŸCHE companies and legal entities. Earlier today, Rockenfield took to h...
March 1, 2022
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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Is Continuing Work On Debut Solo Album

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz has revealed to Metal Hammer magazine that she moved to southern Germany temporarily during the pandemic in order to work on the band's upcoming album, "Deceivers", which is scheduled for a July 29 release via Century Media. "I ended up staying in Europe for a...
February 22, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist MIKE STONE On His Return To Band: 'It's Been Going Great'

Mike Stone says that his latest stint as QUEENSRŸCHE's guitar player has "been going great." Since last May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Stone...
February 18, 2022
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GEOFF TATE Says QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Lineup Has Been Offered 'Obscene' Amount Of Money To Reunite For Tour

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't expect a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup to ever materialize. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired...
January 25, 2022
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Drummer CASEY GRILLO Confirms He Will Play On Upcoming QUEENSRŸCHE Album

QUEENSRŸCHE's Casey Grillo has confirmed to SW Wall Music in a new interview that he will be the featured drummer on the band's upcoming album, which is scheduled to be recorded later this month. "We've actually been doing writing sessions here in Florida," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
January 7, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is 'Really Excited' About His Upcoming Solo Album: 'It Came Out Fantastic'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about his upcoming solo album "Beautiful Shade Of Gray", which is due on May 20, 2022 via InsideOut Music. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005),"Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Res...
December 16, 2021
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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Performs 'Davidian' With ONCE HUMAN In San Francisco (Video)

MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn joined ONCE HUMAN on stage this past Tuesday, October 26 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to perform the MACHINE HEAD classic "Davidian". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV). ONCE HUMAN, which was founded by f...
October 28, 2021
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE To Release New Solo Album, 'Beautiful Shade Of Gray', In May

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has set "Beautiful Shade Of Gray" as the title of his new solo album, due on May 20, 2022 via InsideOut Music. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005),"Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013),which were written and recorded as a colla...
October 24, 2021
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ROY KHAN Opens Up About His Decision To Leave KAMELOT: 'It Was Easy But It Was Hard'

Roy Khan has once again said that leaving KAMELOT was "the best decision" he ever made. The singer announced his exit from KAMELOT in April 2011 after taking several months off to recover from a "burnout." After his departure from KAMELOT, Khan, who is a devout Christian, joined a church in the coas...
October 23, 2021
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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On Drummer CASEY GRILLO: 'We Couldn't Ask For A Better Person To Do What He Does With Us'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Casey Grillo celebrated his 45th birthday onstage with his bandmates this past Saturday, October 16 at Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Before leading the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to his longtime friend, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre said about Casey: "This...
October 18, 2021