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'How DAVID LEE ROTH Changed The World': New Book Due In January

Backbeat Books has set a January 1, 2024 release date for "DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed The World" by Darren Paltrowitz. Book description: What do you do after leaving one of the world's biggest bands? If you're David Lee Roth, you write a memoir, become a radio host, sell a screenplay to a...
November 27, 2023

LOUDNESS Cancels European Tour Due To 'Skyrocketing' Post-Pandemic Costs

Japanese heavy metal veterans LOUDNESS have canceled their previously announced European tour. The trek was most recently scheduled to kick off on April 6 in Essen, Germany and conclude on April 22 at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. On March 23, LOUDNESS released the followi...
March 26, 2023

Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES Returns With New Bassist And 'Judgement Day' Music Video

LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, has returned from its hiatus with a new member, a new music video and news of a fourth studio album coming in February 2023. The LP is also available to preorder today from JPU Records, and is available physically in three editions. "Judg...
December 23, 2022


M3 Rock Festival will celebrate its 14th anniversary in 2023 with a full weekend of performances at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 6 and May 7, 2023. This year's M3 Rock Festival is kicking off on Saturday, May 6 with performances from STYX, EXTREME, WINGER, SLAUGHTER, L...
December 13, 2022

LOUDNESS Releases Music Video For 'Tengoku No Tobira (Heaven's Door)'

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS have released the official music video for the song "Tengoku No Tobira (Heaven's Door)". The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Sunburst", which was released in July outside Japan via earMUSIC. The effort was originally made available in Japan la...
November 18, 2022

LOUDNESS Shares Music Video For New Single 'OEOEO'

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS have just released their new studio album, "Sunburst", outside Japan via earMUSIC. The effort was originally made available in Japan last December. The official music video for the staccato, riff-driven new single "OEOEO", which is sung in LOUDNESS's native langua...
July 29, 2022

TESLA, MICHAEL SCHENKER, WINGER, QUEENSRŸCHE, SAXON, Others Confirmed For 2023 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

The annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise is returning for its eleventh year in 2023. On The Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 - May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Dubbed They Came Fro...
July 1, 2022

LOUDNESS's Latest Album, 'Sunburst', To Receive Worldwide Release In July

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new studio album, "Sunburst", on July 29 outside Japan via earMUSIC. The effort was originally made available in Japan last December. During a career spanning over 40 years, LOUDNESS built a rich musical foundation with many studio albums, EPs a...
May 13, 2022

ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS Set For 2022 Edition Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

The annual Monsters Of Rock cruise is returning in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Departing out of Miami, Florida, promoter On The Blue announced the five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise will set sail February 9-14 aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, visit two ports in Co...
May 11, 2021

LOUDNESS: 30th-Anniversary Expanded Edition Of 'Soldier Of Fortune' Due Next Week

The 30th-anniversary edition of LOUDNESS's "Soldier Of Fortune" album will be made available in Japan on September 23. The expanded version of the LP will include rough-mix recordings from the "Soldier" sessions, previously unreleased demos, the "You Shook Me" music video, footage of a Japanese TV s...
September 19, 2020

ALICE COOPER, SAXON, SKID ROW, KIX, L.A. GUNS Among Confirmed Artists For 2021 MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

Alice Cooper will headline the 2021 edition of the Monsters Of Rock cruise, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, February 8 for five days and nights, with two breathtaking ports of call: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Labadee, Haiti. Other confirmed acts include CRAZY LIXX, ECLIPS...
February 24, 2020

JAKE E. LEE: 'Everything I Do Is Old School'

That Just Happened recently conducted an interview with RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On RED DRAGON CARTEL's current lineup and tour: Jake: "...
April 2, 2019

LOUDNESS To Release 'Live In Tokyo' 2CD+DVD In May

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new 2CD+DVD, "Live In Tokyo", on May 17 via earMUSIC. A performance video for the song "Soul On Fire", taken from "Live In Tokyo", can be seen below. LOUDNESS has dominated the worldwide heavy metal scene ever since its birth in 1981 with classic albums li...
March 29, 2019

JAKE E. LEE On RED DRAGON CARTEL's 'Patina' Album: 'I Wanted It To Be Exactly The Way I Envisioned It'

Robert Chavez of cult TV show "Robb's MetalWorks" conducted an interview with legendary rock guitarist Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS, RED DRAGON CARTEL) on March 8 in San Antonio, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his ab...
March 12, 2019

JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: Behind-The-Scenes Look At Making Of 'Patina'

"Patina", the second offering from Jake E. Lee's RED DRAGON CARTEL, was released in November, the band is currently on tour and fans could not be happier. But what actually went into writing and recording of "Patina"? The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous 2014 debut, "Patina" marks the grou...
March 3, 2019