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Four albums in, and CIVIL WAR are still peppering their press releases with references to SABATON. It makes sense, of course. Founded by two former members of the Swedish heavyweights, and instinctively tethered to the same broad concepts, they have also welcomed former SABATON guitarist Thobbe Engl...
June 14, 2022

SEX PISTOLS' 'God Save The Queen' Could Top U.K. Singles Chart 45 Years After Original Release

SEX PISTOLS' iconic 1977 single "God Save The Queen" could top the U.K. singles chart just days after Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend. Last week, SEX PISTOLS reissued "God Save The Queen" on two special vinyl records, launching the track into the top five of in "m...
June 6, 2022


In a new interview with Riff X 's "Metal XS", ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall reflected on the list of estimable Seattle singers who have died prematurely in recent decades, including SOUNDGARDEN's Chris Cornell, whose 2017 death was ruled a suicide by hanging; NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain, who com...
June 4, 2022

Sweden's EUROPE Honored With Special Monument In Band's Original Hometown: Video, Photos

The Swedish municipality Upplands Väsby, where several members of EUROPE grew up, unveiled a monument in the band's honor earlier today (Saturday, June 4) at Blå Parken (Blue Park). All five members of EUROPE attended the ceremony, which is part of Upplands Väsby's 70th-anniversary celebrations. Aft...
June 4, 2022

KURT COBAIN's Guitar Used In NIRVANA's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video Sells For $4.5 Million At Auction

Julien's Auctions' blockbuster three-day music auction event "Music Icons" held on Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 culminated today in the highly anticipated sale of the mythic electric guitar that changed music and the world: Kurt Cobain's 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar pla...
May 22, 2022

HYPOCRISY's PETER TÄGTGREN: 'Maybe This Is Our Last American Tour'

By David E. Gehlke There was a stretch from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s when Peter Tägtgren was ubiquitous — and it nearly killed him. The Swedish musician and producer juggled his primary band, HYPOCRISY, while running Abyss Studios, twiddling the knobs for the likes of BORKNAGAR, CHILDREN OF...
May 5, 2022

SEX PISTOLS Announce Re-Release Of Era-Defining Single 'God Save The Queen'

When the SEX PISTOLS made their definitive statement during the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977 with the incendiary single "God Save The Queen", they produced a manifesto that threatened and delighted in equal measure. Now, as the nation prepares for another Jubilee, the single is back....
May 4, 2022

THE DARKNESS Singer Reacts To PUDDLE OF MUDD's Viral Cover Of 'About A Girl': 'Is It Wrong To Laugh At This?'

THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins has weighed in on PUDDLE OF MUDD's cover version of a NIRVANA classic which went viral two years ago. The 47-year-old British-born rocker who currently lives in Switzerland offered his assessment of PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin's 2020 rendition of "About A...
April 24, 2022

DEE SNIDER Says He Confuses People With His Political Views: 'I Take Positions On Both Sides'

In a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was asked to name the biggest misconception about him. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That I am either extremely left or extremely right. I'm both hailed and reviled by both sides...
April 17, 2022

How One Italian AC/DC Fan Gave ANGUS YOUNG His Guitar Sound Back

The latest episode of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" features Italian AC/DC fan Filippo "SoloDallas" Olivieri discussing a story spanning four decades, three continents, a prolific inventor and eventually a summons to the recording studio from the band's guitarist Angus Young. During the show, Olivieri,...
April 14, 2022

KURT COBAIN's Guitar Used In NIRVANA's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video To Be Sold At Auction

Kurt Cobain's guitar played in NIRVANA's iconic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video will be publicly sold for the first time at auction and was announced this morning as an additional "Music Icons" headliner. The guitar and other Cobain items will also be on display at today's press preview at Jul...
April 11, 2022

DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Gets Blasted On Social Media For 'Solution' To Student Debt Crisis

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has been criticized on social media for suggesting an oversimplified solution to the student loan crisis. Apparently in response to yesterday's news that the federal moratorium on student loan repayments, which was set to end next month, has been extended through Aug...
April 6, 2022

SEX PISTOLS: 'The Original Recordings' To Arrive In May

For the first time in over 20 years, 20 of SEX PISTOLS' recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together to tell the story of one of the world's most influential and extraordinary bands. "Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings" covers a historic period when the band were rarely out of the news or t...
March 30, 2022

Hear DAVE GROHL's New Metal Album As Fictional Band DREAM WIDOW

Dave Grohl's metal album that he recorded as the fictional band DREAM WIDOW in the FOO FIGHTERS' horror-comedy film "Studio 666" has just been made available digitally, with a physical release to follow later this year. The LP's first single, "March Of The Insane", came out last month. "Dream Widow"...
March 25, 2022

DAVE GROHL's New DREAM WIDOW Metal Album Gets Release Date

According to Variety, Dave Grohl's metal album that he recorded as the fictional band DREAM WIDOW in the FOO FIGHTERS' horror-comedy film "Studio 666" will be made available digitally next Friday, March 25, with a physical release to follow later this year. The LP's first single, "March Of The Insan...
March 20, 2022