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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: Why EXODUS Failed To Reach Same Commercial Heights As 'Big Four' Bands

During a conversation with former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt for his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza spoke about why he thinks his band failed to achieve the same commercial heights as the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal, namely METALLICA, SLAYER,...
November 25, 2022
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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT: Why METALLICA Chose KIRK HAMMETT To Replace DAVE MUSTAINE

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt was recently interviewed for EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza's Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel. During the chat, Rick, who joined EXODUS in 1983, several months after the departure of Kirk Hammett, was asked why he thinks METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars...
November 24, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says 'It's Time For METALLICA To Step Up' And Organize Another 'Big Four' Concert

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again said that there should be at least one more "Big Four" concert. The so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — played together for the first time in history on June 16, 2010 in front of 81,000 fans at the Sonis...
November 21, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says METALLICA Didn't Pay Him His 'Fair Share' For Band's Early Songs

In a new interview with Greg Prato of Songfacts, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked to elaborate on his recent comment that he would like to collaborate again with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. Asked if he actually discussed that with James, Dave said: "The last time we talked it didn't en...
November 21, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says 'Publishing Discrepancy' Led To Shelving Of METALLICA's Expanded 'No Life 'Til Leather' Release

In a new interview with Guitar.com, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked if his reputation for being outspoken has benefited or hindered his career in the long run. He responded: "There's three sides to every story, right. There's my side, there would be the other person's side, and then there wo...
November 17, 2022
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Church Where AC/DC Filmed 'Let There Be Rock' Video Sells For $3.99 Million

According to Real Commercial, the Australian church where AC/DC filmed its "Let There Be Rock" video has sold for six million Australian dollars (approximately $3.99 million). The Kirk church in Sydney was listed for an estimated 4.5 million Australian dollars (approximately $2.99 million) but 42 bi...
November 17, 2022
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Watch: METALLICA Honors JON And MARSHA ZAZULA In Touching Tribute Video

METALLICA celebrated the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special concert on November 6 in Hollywood, Florida. Prior to the launch of the show, METALLICA showed a 10-minute video in which drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist...
November 15, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Performs At 'Rock To Remember' Concert In Nashville: Photos

Gibson Gives — the charitable arm of Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand — and Guitars For Vets held the third annual "Rock To Remember" live concert on Tuesday, November 8 at the Gibson Garage in Nashville, Tennessee. The "Rock To Remember" live concert at the Gibson Garage was hosted by b...
November 10, 2022
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Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT On Firing PAUL BALOFF: 'It Could Have Been The Biggest Mistake We Ever Made'

In a new interview with For The Passion Not The Fashion, ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt reflected on his former band's decision to fire original singer Paul Baloff in 1986 due to what at the time was described as "personal and musical differences." Paul was replaced by Steve "Zetro" Souza, who had...
November 10, 2022
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PHILIP ANSELMO's DOWN Bandmate KIRK WINDSTEIN Says PANTERA Reunion Will Be 'Amazing'

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo...
November 9, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE, SCOTT STAPP Among Performers At 'Rock To Remember' Concert In Nashville

Gibson Gives — the charitable arm of Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand — and Guitars For Vets have announced the third annual "Rock To Remember" live concert on Tuesday, November 8 at the Gibson Garage in Nashville, Tennessee. The "Rock To Remember" live concert at the Gibson Garage will...
November 3, 2022
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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Dressed Up As 'Stranger Things'' EDDIE MUNSON For Halloween

For this year's Halloween, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield dressed up as "Stranger Things"' long-haired, leather-clad character Eddie Munson, who played an instrumental version of the band's 1986 track "Master Of Puppets" in one of the season four's final episode's key scenes. METALLICA's official...
November 1, 2022
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Watch: METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Talks About His Love Of Horror In New Episode Of 'Metal And Monsters'

Gibson TV, the iconic, American guitar maker's award-winning, worldwide online network, has released the second episode of "Metal And Monsters", the network's first show dedicated to the worlds of heavy metal and monster culture. In the first-ever "Metal And Monsters" Halloween special, host Count D...
October 27, 2022
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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS 'Compared Us To METALLICA'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy spoke about how he and his bandmates prepare for the shows on their current U.S. headlining tour. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We definitely put the time in. I think we prep more than any...
October 15, 2022
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WEDNESDAY 13 Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", Wednesday 13 was asked which METALLICA song he would cover if he had to. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My favorite METALLICA record is '…And Justice For All'. I'm not a giant META...
October 14, 2022