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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI Is The Guitarist 'I've Been Looking For For A Very Long Time'

In a new interview with Colombia's Alejandrosis, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine spoke about the recent departure of the band's longtime guitarist Kiko Loureiro and addition of his replacement, Teemu Mäntysaari. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I can tell you that Kiko leaving was...
April 13, 2024
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Watch: LITA FORD Performs At Whisky A Go Go During Spring 2024 Tour

Fan-filmed video of Lita Ford's April 11 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. In a late 2023 interview with Robert Miguel of Uvalde Radio Rocks, Lita spoke about the delay in releasing her long-awaited new studio album. She said: "Well, I just did an intervi...
April 12, 2024
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says New Guitarist TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI Is 'A Really Great Fit'

In a new interview with Brazil's Rádio Kiss FM, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine spoke about the recent departure of the band's longtime guitarist Kiko Loureiro and addition of his replacement, Teemu Mäntysaari. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've got a new guitar player playing. Kiko...
April 8, 2024
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Watch: QUEENSRŸCHE Performs Entire Debut EP And 'The Warning' Album In El Cajon, California

The Eclipse YouTube channel has uploaded video of QUEENSRŸCHE's March 26 performance at the Hell's Heroes festival at Sycuan Live And Up Close in El Cajon, California. Check out the clips below. The band's setlist was as follows: "Queensrÿche" EP 01. Queen Of The Reich 02. Nightrider 03. Blinde...
March 27, 2024
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FU MANCHU Announces New Album 'The Return Of Tomorrow'

Groundbreaking pioneers of SoCal desert rock FU MANCHU have announced details of their 14th album, "The Return Of Tomorrow", which will be released on June 14 via the band's label At The Dojo Records. FU MANCHU's follow-up to the critically lauded "Clone Of The Universe" (2018) and the band's first-...
March 27, 2024
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LARS ULRICH And CHAD SMITH To Make Cameos In Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap'

According to Deadline, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith will make cameos the sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap", which is now in production in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rob Reiner has returned to direct and write, and original stars/writers Christopher...
March 26, 2024
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Watch: QUEENSRŸCHE Performs Entire Debut EP And 'The Warning' Album At 'The Origins' Tour Kickoff

Fan-filmed video of QUEENSRŸCHE's entire March 22 performance at the Hell's Heroes festival at White Oak Music Hall in Houston, Texas can be seen below. Featured songs: "Queensrÿche" EP 01. Queen Of The Reich (0:00:00) 02. Nightrider (0:04:38) (performed live for first time since 2015) 03. Blinded (...
March 23, 2024
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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Isn't Very Concerned About The Influence Of AI In Rock Music  

In a new interview with The Jesea Lee Show, DISTURBED singer David Draiman weighed in on a debate about people using an AI (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and machine learning (ML) models. D...
March 21, 2024
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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On Pool Stage Aboard 2024 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

Fan-filmed video of QUEENSRŸCHE's March 5 performance on the pool stage aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. The setlist for the concert was as follows: 01. Screaming In Digital 02. Damaged 03. The Whisper 04. Empire 05. I Don't Believe In Love 06. En Force 07. Behind The Wa...
March 17, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Is 'The Biggest MEGADETH Fan Out There', Wishes TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI 'Tons Of Success'

In a new interview with Ultimate Guitar, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was asked if he has had a chance to hear the band with its latest addition, Finnish guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari, who replaced Kiko Loureiro last September. Marty said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I haven't, as...
March 15, 2024
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Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap' Starts Filming In New Orleans

According to Variety, the sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is now in production in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rob Reiner has returned to direct and write, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are reprising their roles as Nigel Tufnel, Davi...
March 12, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces New Album 'Drama', Shares 'Illumination' Single

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, "Drama", on May 17 via Frontiers Music Srl. Recorded in Italy, "Drama" showcases Marty's unique touch, for the first time using both vintage and modern guitars, delivering a pure delight for lovers of music everywhere. From th...
March 11, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Clarifies Recent Comments About 'Traditional Guitar Solos' Dying 'A Slow And Painful Death'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has clarified his recent comments in which he said that hoped the traditional guitar solo would die "a slow and painful death". In an interview that was originally conducted in October 2023 and then published in the March 2024 print issue of Guitar World, Mar...
March 7, 2024
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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 2024 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

Fan-filmed video of QUEENSRŸCHE's March 2 performance aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. Although QUEENSRŸCHE would score multi-platinum albums and hit singles over their career, their fans have developed an undeniable love for the group's early releases, the 1983 EP and 1...
March 4, 2024
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NITA STRAUSS To WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'I Was Always In Awe Of Your Dad's Complete And Utter Joy In His Guitar Playing'

On February 28, Nita Strauss and Wolfgang Van Halen, who are currently on tour together with their respective bands, sat down for an interview with Steve Black of Detroit's WRIF radio station. Asked by Black to say a few words about Wolfgang's father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, N...
February 29, 2024