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JOHN 5 Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Album Is 'Perfection': 'All The Songs Are So Well-Written And Well-Executed'

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", former ROB ZOMBIE and current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5 was asked which METALLICA album he thinks is better, "Ride The Lightning" or "Master Of Puppets". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
January 11, 2024


During an appearance on the 19th episode of "The Metallica Report", the recently launched podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, Lars Ulrich spoke about some of the music that he has been listening to lately. The 60-year-old drummer said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)...
December 28, 2023

LYNYRD SKYNYRD's RICKEY MEDLOCKE Explains Decision To Carry On Without Any Original Members

In a new interview with FOX17 Rock & Review, LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Rickey Medlocke spoke about the band's decision to go on following the death of Gary Rossington, the last original member left in the iconic southern rock group, in March 2023. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "La...
December 27, 2023

Watch: SLASH, MYLES KENNEDY And BILLY GIBBONS Perform At 32nd Annual 'Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam'

ZZ TOP's Billy F Gibbons, Slash and Myles Kennedy, Jason Bonham's LED ZEPPELIN EVENING and CLUTCH are among the artists who performed at "Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam". The 32nd annual event took place Saturday, December 9 at Arena in Haynes's hometown of Asheville, Nor...
December 10, 2023

MARTY FRIEDMAN Added To Select Shows On JOHN 5's Early 2024 U.S. Tour

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will support John 5 on select dates on the MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist's upcoming early 2024 tour with his solo band THE CREATURES. Other support acts on the trek, which will kick off on January 26, 2024, at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and wrap up on M...
December 9, 2023

Late LYNYRD SKYNYRD Guitarist GARY ROSSINGTON's Georgia Estate Hits The Market For $12 Million

A Georgia mansion once owned by LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Gary Rossington has been listed for $12 million. The 7,500-square-foot house atop an 80-acre estate in the Atlanta suburb of Milton is named "Free Bird's Nest" and it features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one half bathroom. There is...
December 5, 2023

SHINEDOWN Releases 'The Library Sessions' Inspired By Crossover Hit Single 'A Symptom Of Being Human'

Multi-platinum, chart-topping band SHINEDOWN has released "The Library Sessions" inspired by its current crossover hit single "A Symptom Of Being Human". In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, today's special broadcast event is benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP),an organizat...
November 28, 2023


During a recent appearance on "The Adam Carolla Show", Sharon Osbourne discussed Ozzy's absence from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist. Ozzy, along with the rest of the original lineup of BLACK SABBATH, was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2006, but the legendary heavy metal singer has y...
November 24, 2023

Former LYNYRD SKYNYRD Drummer ARTIMUS PYLE Collaborates SAMMY HAGAR On New Version Of 'Simple Man'

Artimus Pyle, a distinguished Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former drummer for LYNYRD SKYNYRD, unveils the soulful "Simple Man" in collaboration with fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Sammy Hagar. This heartfelt duet stands as the second digital single release from Pyle's highly anticipat...
November 20, 2023

KID ROCK To Co-Headline Inaugural 'Rock The Country' Festivals

The producers of the highly acclaimed Rock The South festival are thrilled to announce their latest venture, Rock The Country. This two-day country music extravaganza will be unlike anything seen before, as it travels to seven cities across the United States, bringing massive shows and unforgettable...
November 13, 2023

ZZ TOP And LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announce 2024 Leg Of 'The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour'

Titans of American classic rock ZZ TOP and LYNYRD SKYNYRD have announced 36 additional appearances of their joint co-headlining tour, "The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour". The trek kicks off on Friday, March 8 at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, with stops across the Southeast, Midwest and South...
October 30, 2023

JOHN 5 Releases New Instrumental Song 'The Ghost'

Former MARILYN MANSON and ROB ZOMBIE and current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5 has released a new instrumental song called "The Ghost". About this release, John 5 says: "This song called 'The Ghost' is pretty much about my guitar that came out earlier this year. The guitar is, to me, the perfect guit...
October 27, 2023

PHIL COLLEN Doesn't Think DEF LEPPARD's Story Is 'Interesting' Enough For Proper Biopic: 'It's Been Done'

In a recent interview with Guitar Interactive magazine, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was asked if he thinks there will ever be a proper LEPPARD biopic in the style of QUEEN's mega-successful "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Elton John's "Rocketman". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't...
October 25, 2023

MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist JOHN 5: How AC/DC 'Changed The World'

Former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON and current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5 was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Kenny Aronoff Sessions", the podcast hosted by Kenny Aronoff, one of the most accomplished drummers in rock and roll history. You can now watch the chat below. Asked to name s...
October 19, 2023

ARTIMUS PYLE's New Album 'Anthems - Honoring The Music Of Lynyrd Skynyrd' To Feature SAMMY HAGAR, DOLLY PARTON

Long considered the "wild man" of LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Artimus Pyle's powerful and distinctive double bass drumming helped define the legendary SKYNYRD sound. Artimus got his first real break at the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam. His first recording lists — Artimus Pyle, percussion. Then with other work...
September 28, 2023