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PANTERA's REX BROWN Says VINNIE PAUL Indirectly Blamed PHILIP ANSELMO For DIMEBAG's Death

Gibson TV, the iconic, American guitar maker's award-winning, worldwide online network, has premiered the fifth episode of the show titled "Icons" — a longform interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers, and music business pioneers in the world. In the new episode of "Icon...
December 9, 2022
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RACHEL BOLAN Says SKID ROW 'Never' Uses Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'We'd Rather Sing A Bad Note'

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthet...
December 7, 2022
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DAVE GROHL And GREG KURSTIN Host First In-Person 'Hanukkah Sessions': Photos

According to Variety, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin held the first-ever live edition of their "Hannukah Sessions" project Monday night (December 5) at the 250-capacity Largo in Los Angeles, California. This year's event, which was presented by director Judd Apatow, with profits going towards the Anti-...
December 7, 2022
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BUSH Announces January/February 2023 Tour With JERRY CANTRELL, CANDLEBOX And SILVERSUN PICKUPS

After an incredible summer on this year's hottest rock concert package with comrades ALICE IN CHAINS and BREAKING BENJAMIN that sold close to 400,000 tickets, Grammy-nominated rock band BUSH will hit the road again in 2023 in support of its new album, "The Art Of Survival". The U.S. tour kicks off o...
December 6, 2022
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JOE SATRIANI Says He 'Came Close' To Playing New York's 'Homecoming Concert' With ALEX VAN HALEN And DAVID LEE ROTH

During an appearance on the "Out Of The Box" show, which airs on the Q104.3 radio station in New York City, Joe Satriani spoke about being approached to reproduce Eddie Van Halen's guitar parts as part of an all-star VAN HALEN tribute project with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. Recalling how the...
December 5, 2022
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GHOST's 'Mary On A Cross' Single Certified Gold In U.S.

On November 30, GHOST's "Mary On A Cross" single was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for accumulating 500,000 certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. "...
December 5, 2022
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PAUL STANLEY Says New PANTERA Lineup Is 'Killin' It': 'DIMEBAG And VINNIE PAUL Would Be Proud'

Paul Stanley has praised PANTERA's comeback, saying the band's new lineup is "killin' it". PANTERA's first live performance in over 20 years took place Friday (December 2) at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. Surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) are joined in PANTERA's...
December 4, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Release Original Holiday Single 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Their musical partnership extends all the way back to 1984 and the release of the now classic sophomore album from DOKKEN, "Tooth And Nail". No wonder then that when guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson get together, not only do the creative sparks fly but the memories come rushing back as...
December 1, 2022
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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Announces Wentworth Gallery Appearances

Wentworth Gallery will present a collection of works from KISS frontman and fine artist Paul Stanley in December, January and February. Since the artist's last exhibit over four years ago, Stanley has created new original paintings, hand-painted signature Paul Stanley Ibanez guitars, mixed media ori...
November 29, 2022
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ACE FREHLEY Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

Ace Frehley is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album for a tentative early 2023 release. The original KISS guitarist offered an update on the LP's recording progress while sharing a list on social media of his "Best 10 Sci-Fi Movies Released Up Until 1960". At the end of the message, h...
November 29, 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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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Admits To Using Backing Tracks During Live Performances

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. "To answer your qu...
November 27, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 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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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Reflects On His Time In Prison: 'I'm Shocked I Survived'

Ex-STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen says that he has "accepted responsibility" for his role in two separate incidents involving sexual relations with minors. Eisen — whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador — was arrested in Orange County, California in late February 2005. The then-39-year-old mus...
November 22, 2022