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SLIPKNOT's JIM ROOT Throws Shade At RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE For 'Telling Me To Do What The Government Tells Me To Do'

In a new interview with Music Radar, SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root spoke about how the lyrical themes on the band's upcoming album, "The End, So Far", have been affected by the "weird cultural moment" that we are living in at the moment. He said: "Everything is so bizarre and so bananas, I don't even...
September 26, 2022
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PILEDRIVER Frontman GORD KIRCHIN Dead At 60

Lead vocalist Gord Kirchin of the Canadian cult metal band PILEDRIVER has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 60 years old. Gord's passing was confirmed by his sister Tina, who took to her social media to write: "Before I got to the hospital he played 2 songs for me on Sirius XM, Home Sweet...
September 22, 2022
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Announces December 2022 U.S. Tour

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will embark on a U.S. tour in December. The 17-date trek will kick off on December 1 in Cleveland, Ohio and conclude on December 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The local/venue presale (if applicable) will start tomorrow (Wednesday, September 21) at 10 a.m. local tim...
September 20, 2022
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Watch STEVEN ADLER Perform GUNS N' ROSES Classics At Whisky A Go Go

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and his solo band performed this past Saturday, September 17 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. For the song "The One That You Hated", they were joined by former ADLER frontman Jacob Bunton. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below....
September 19, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND Are 'Not Concerned' About MUSTAINE's Reaction To 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

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...
September 17, 2022
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JOHN BONHAM's Grandson JAGER HENRY Releases New Single 'Hate Me'

Jager Henry Bonham, the grandson of iconic LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham and son of Jason Bonham, has released his latest single "Hate Me", an angsty, relatable track dealing with loving the girl who hates him. "I was in the studio one night after a long day," says Henry. "And my producer Omer Bi...
September 16, 2022
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OZZY OSBOURNE: RANDY RHOADS 'Didn't Have A Nice Thing To Say' About EDDIE VAN HALEN

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne discussed the supposed cross-town rivalry Randy Rhoads, the first guitarist Osbourne worked with after BLACK SABBATH, had with Eddie Van Halen. Rhoads's pre-Ozzy band QUIET RIOT had been gigging on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California at...
September 15, 2022
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OTTTO Featuring Son Of METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO: 'Locos Live In Venice' Live Album Due In November

OTTTO, the three-piece group featuring Tye Trujillo (son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo),has partnered with Record Store Day for an exclusive, limited-edition vinyl release of "Locos Live In Venice". Recorded in March at Juice magazine headquarters, right off the Venice Beach boardwalk, the e...
September 15, 2022
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Watch: Ex-MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON, JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND Discuss Upcoming 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

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...
September 13, 2022
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APOCALYPTICA Releases New EP 'Metal Classic, Classic Metal'

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have dropped their very own cello-metal reinterpretations of classical bangers with the new EP "Metal Classic, Classic Metal". Release day also sees the band unleash the focus track "Flight Of The Bumblebees", originally by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow. APOCALYPTICA's P...
September 9, 2022
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Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Members To Launch Bar And Band Museum

Three former members of CHILDREN OF BODOM — Jaska Raatikainen (drums),Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä (bass) and Janne Wirman (keyboards) — have announced plans to open their own bar and a band museum. In addition to serving as an "unholy concoction of a hard rock café and a dive bar," Bodom B...
September 8, 2022
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Watch: Ex-MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON, JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND Begin Rehearsals For 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

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...
September 7, 2022
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MACHINE HEAD Announces Fall 2022 U.S. Tour, BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

This fall, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD will embark on an intimate venue tour through small-town America as part of their "Electric Happy Hour (Live)". Dates include some tour favorites that MACHINE HEAD have had over the years such as oft-missed places Minot, North Dakota; Springf...
September 6, 2022
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THE DEAD DAISIES Unleash New Single 'Face Your Fear'

THE DEAD DAISIES will release their sixth studio album, "Radiance", on September 30. The LP's fourth single, "Face Your Fear", can be streamed below. The official music video for the track will arrive on September 9. "Face Your Fear" features an intoxicating hook driven by Doug Aldrich's and David L...
September 2, 2022
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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: Going Back On Tour After Pandemic-Related Break Was 'Really Fantastic'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Rock & Roll Beer Guy" podcast, MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke about what it was like returning to the road for the first time since being forced to take a pandemic-related break. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It defi...
August 30, 2022