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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ On Pandemic-Related Restrictions: 'I Definitely Don't Think That It Was Handled Very Well'

ARCH ENEMY vocalist Alissa White-Gluz spoke to Montreal Rocks about how she ended up flying to Germany from her native Canada in 2021 to work on her band's 11th album, "Deceivers". She ended up staying in Germany for a year due to the stiff pandemic-related restrictions in her hometown of Montreal a...
August 10, 2022
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MARQ TORIEN Says METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Was A Big Champion For The BULLETBOYS' In 1980s

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien recalled hanging out with members of METALLICA in the 1980s while both bands were on the rise on the California hard rock and metal scene. "I love [METALLICA frontman] J...
August 9, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON On Tour With JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND: 'This Is A Celebration, Not A Retaliation'

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
August 7, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Says EXODUS Would Have To Be Included In Expanded 'Big Four'

In a brand new interview with Yes! You CAN Play Guitar!, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — were ever expanded to a "Big Five," who would get the extra slot. He responded (as transcribed by BL...
August 5, 2022
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THE MARS VOLTA Announces New Album, Drops 'Vigil' Single

After the release of two new singles following a decade-long hiatus, THE MARS VOLTA has unveiled details surrounding its seventh full-length album, "The Mars Volta", due on September 16. The new album bravely challenges everything you thought you knew about them, delivering their most exciting, most...
August 5, 2022
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DROWNING POOL Pays Tribute To PANTERA On New Single 'Mind Right', Announces 'Strike A Nerve' Album

Texas hard rock stalwarts DROWNING POOL have announced "Strike A Nerve", their first new record since 2016. In addition, the band has released "Mind Right", the first, intense taste of "Strike A Nerve" and a perfect re-introduction to the band for the 2020s. DROWNING POOL's heaviest record to date,...
August 5, 2022
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STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Shares Video Recap Of Summer 2022 European Tour

BRITISH LION, the side project of IRON MAIDEN bassist and founder Steve Harris, has shared a video recap of the band's recently completed summer 2022 European tour. You can now watch the five-minute clip below. Last fall, BRITISH LION completed a U.K. headlining tour with support from AIRFORCE. In O...
August 3, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON Says KINGS OF THRASH Tour Will Highlight 'Finer Details' Of MEGADETH's Early Songs

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has launched "The Killing Chronicles", a series of online recollections about the band's early days, including MEGADETH's first gigs and the making of the group's classic debut album, "Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!". The online series comes a we...
August 3, 2022
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BLACK FLAG And MADBALL Among Confirmed Artists For WHEN WE WERE HUNGRY Festival

What started as a meme created by MODERN DAY ESCAPE bassist and songwriter William Wenz about hosting a festival in a Denny's parking lot turned to reality as he created the When We Were Hungry festival alongside co-founder/director and artist manager Mal Levy. The inaugural event will take place in...
August 3, 2022
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LEMMY Sculptor Interviewed On Latest Episode Of Official MOTÖRHEAD Podcast (Audio)

Caroline Brisset, an emerging French sculptor who created the massive new statue of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France, was interviewed on the latest episode of "The Motörcast", the official podcast series celebrating the extraordinary world of MOTÖRH...
August 1, 2022
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BAD RELIGION Cancels Remainder Of European Tour Due To 'Family Emergency'

Punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION have canceled the remainder of their 2022 European tour due to "a family emergency within the band." Earlier today, BAD RELIGION released the following statement via social media: "There has been a family emergency within the band, and as a result, we must cancel the...
August 1, 2022
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FOO FIGHTERS' CHRIS SHIFLETT Drops New Single 'Long, Long Year'

Punk veteran. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee. Alt-country songwriter. Modern-day guitar hero. For more than 25 years, FOO FIGHTERS six-stringer Chris Shiflett has blurred the lines between genre and generation, balancing his full-band projects with an ongoing solo career. With his new single, "...
July 29, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND To Perform Entire 'Killing Is My Business' And 'So Far, So Good' Albums

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) have announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Aching...
July 27, 2022
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Watch: JOE PERRY And GARY CHERONE Perform AEROSMITH And LED ZEPPELIN Classics In Atlantic City

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry played with his group THE JOE PERRY PROJECT Saturday night (July 23) at Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video of the concert is available below. THE JOE PERRY PROJECT is made up of Perry, lead singer Gary Cherone (VAN...
July 24, 2022
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Watch: SOUNDGARDEN's KIM THAYIL Joins THE BLACK CROWES On Stage In Seattle

SOUNDGARDEN's Kim Thayil joined THE BLACK CROWES on stage at the latter band's Seattle-area show this past Wednesday (July 20). Also appearing with them was R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck. The musicians came out during the encore of THE BLACK CROWES' concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre...
July 24, 2022