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190-Million-Year-Old Fossil Named In Honor Of ALICE COOPER

A new fossil has just been named Serpula alicecooperi in honor of the American singer and performer Alice Cooper. Alice joins several other legendary musicians like Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH),Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD),King Diamond and THE ROLLING STONES, to name but a few, who all have fossils named in th...
March 2, 2024

K.K. DOWNING Talks About Evolution From Early Rock To Modern Heavy Metal

In a new interview with The Times, original JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked what he thinks makes metalheads unique. He responded: "It's just getting into those bands that evolved, that took music from blues and progressive blues in the late '60s and early '70s....
February 26, 2024

Plans Approved For Statue Of MOTÖRHEAD Frontman LEMMY In His U.K. Birthplace

According to BBC News, plans to erect a statue of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy in the town where he was born have been approved. Lemmy was born Ian Kilmister in Burslem, one of the towns that is part of the city of Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, before he and his family moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme....
February 25, 2024

New Lizard Species Named After IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON

According to, a new lizard species has been named after IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson. Named Enyalioides dickinsoni, the lizard was found in the Cordillera de Colán mountain range 460 miles north of Lima, Peru. Three localities are known to be home to this lizard species. i...
February 13, 2024

PAUL DI'ANNO's Australian Tour Kick-Off Described By One Reviewer As 'The World's Slowest Heavy Metal Car Crash'

Fan-filmed video of ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's January 17 concert at The Gov in Adelaide, Australia can be seen below. The Adelaide show was the second stop on Di'Anno's five-date Australian tour, which kicked off on January 16 at the Amplifier Bar in Perth. In his review of the Perth gig,...
January 18, 2024

MOTÖRHEAD PHIL CAMPBELL: LEMMY 'Did It His Way Right To The End, Which I'm Really Proud Of'

In a recent interview with "Rock Of Nations With Dave Kinchen And Shane McEachern", former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell reflected on the final days of the band's leader Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister who passed away in December 2015 at the age of 70, shortly after learning he had been diagnosed with can...
January 4, 2024

MIKKEY DEE Doesn't Want To Take His MOTÖRHEAD 'Tribute Thing' On World Tour: 'I Just Wanna Keep It A Show Here And There'

In a new interview with Sweden's TellUs Rock, former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee spoke about his recently completed run of shows under the "Mikkey Dee With Friends" banner where he performed some of the band's classic songs. The 60-year-old Swedish-born musician, who has been a member of the SCORPI...
December 31, 2023

DORO PESCH Says She Never Takes Vacations: 'I Don't Really Recharge My Batteries'

In a new interview with Brazil's Heavy Talk, German metal queen Doro Pesch was asked if she is spending the holidays recharging her batteries or if she is already planning her activities for 2024. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Actually, lots of touring and festivals. And then,...
December 26, 2023

GUNS N' ROSES Bassist DUFF MCKAGAN Reveals He Also Received Some Of LEMMY's Ashes

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has revealed that he is one of a small group of people who received a bullet from late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister as a personal gift. Duff discussed the Lemmy ashes during the latest episode of his Planet Rock show "Three Chords & The Truth", whic...
December 20, 2023

Watch PAUL DI'ANNO Perform IRON MAIDEN Classics In Kolin, Czech Republic

Fan-filmed video of former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno performing a set of the band's classic songs on December 12 at Městský Společenský Dům in Kolin, Czech Republic can be seen below. In a recent interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Di'Anno was asked about the status of the much-anticipate...
December 13, 2023

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Pays Tribute To KISS: 'What That Band Was In The Beginning Was Astonishing'

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless paid tribute to KISS on the eve of the legendary rockers' final-ever concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. On Saturday (December 2),Lawless took to his social media to share an early KISS promotional photo, and he included the following message: "Next Ma...
December 3, 2023

DAVID ELLEFSON On METALLICA: 'They're Kind, They're Gracious, They're Cool Guys'

In a new interview with Chris McLernon and Jack Trash of the "Plus One: A Rock N Roll Podcast", former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about recently celebrating his 59th birthday by attending METALLICA's "No Repeat Weekend" shows at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. He said (as transcribed by...
December 2, 2023

Is ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Still Carrying Resentment Toward His Bandmates Over Being Fired Twice? 'I Don't Forget', He Says

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Chuck Shute Podcast", vocalist Joey Belladonna, who was fired from ANTHRAX twice before rejoining the group 13 years ago, was asked if he has "just a business relationship" with his bandmates now. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
November 30, 2023

EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA On What Keeps Him Motivated: 'I Owe It To The Fans Who Still Want To See Us'

In a new interview with Alex Gallagher of Tucson Weekly, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza confirmed that he and his bandmates are planning to enter the studio on March 1, 2024 to begin work on the follow-up to 2021's "Persona Non Grata" album. Regarding what keeps him motivated to continue makin...
November 23, 2023

Watch: MIKKEY DEE Performs MOTÖRHEAD Classics In Nord-Odal, Norway

Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee performed some of the band's classic songs on October 28 at Milepelen Kulturhus in Nord-Odal, Norway. He was joined at the gig by THE DRIPPERS members Viktor Skatt on bass and vocals, and Stig William Rickard on guitar. Fan-filmed video can be seen below. In a rec...
November 19, 2023