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CRAIG GOLDY Recalls RONNIE JAMES DIO Buying Him Food As An Act Of Kindness

At the September 20 premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy recounted a story of Ronnie's kindness toward him. Speaking to "The Blairing Out...
October 1, 2022
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Why Wasn't VIVIAN CAMPBELL Interviewed For RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary? Co-Director Explains

Demian Fenton, co-director of "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, was asked in a new interview why original DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wasn't interviewed for the film. He resp...
October 1, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA And Country Singer MICKEY GUYTON Performing 'Nothing Else Matters' At GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL

Country singer Mickey Guyton joined METALLICA on stage on September 24 at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park to perform the band's classic power ballad "Nothing Else Matters". "Finally a real singer," METALLICA frontman James Hetfield quipped while introducing Guyton, who be...
October 1, 2022
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SIMON WRIGHT Looks Back On His Time With AC/DC In New Episode Of 'Beyond The Thunder' Podcast

"Were you the first official member of AC/DC to quit?" That's the question posed to former AC/DC drummer, Simon Wright, during the latest episode of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast that features high-profile guests who've been influenced by, or in this case involved with, the Rock And Roll Hal...
September 30, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Is Still Hoping To Write New Music With JAMES HETFIELD: 'The World Really Does Want Us To Do That'

In a new interview with Vinyl Writer Music, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said that he has been "secretly hoping there'd be a day" when he could write music again with his former bandmate in METALLICA, James Hetfield. He added: "I think the world really does want us to do that, and I think there is...
September 29, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Naming LAST IN LINE After DIO Song Has Been 'Both A Blessing And A Curse'

Vivian Campbell says that naming his side project after a DIO song has been "both a blessing and a curse." When LAST IN LINE formed, the intent was to celebrate Ronnie James Dio's early work by reuniting the members of the original DIO lineup. After playing shows that featured a setlist composed exc...
September 29, 2022
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TROY LUCCKETTA Doesn't Know If He Will Ever Play With TESLA Again

Troy Luccketta says that he doesn't know if he will ever play with TESLA again. Last September, the 62-year-old drummer, who lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, announced that he would "take a little time from the road" to spend with family and friends. He is being replaced at TESLA's gigs by Steve...
September 29, 2022
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TONY IOMMI Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Wanted To Make Second HEAVEN & HELL Album

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was among the attendees at the London premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Monday night (September 26) at the Curzon Soho Theatre. Speaking to Metal Talk on the red car...
September 29, 2022
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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Teams Up With DREW ESTATE To Create Blackened Cigar

Blackened American Whiskey has announced the release of Blackened Cigars "M81" by Drew Estate, a passion project that brings together three immensely talented and vastly experienced cigar enthusiasts — Rob Dietrich, the master distiller and blender of Blackened American Whiskey; James Hetfield, META...
September 29, 2022
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Watch GEEZER BUTLER, LARS ULRICH, SEBASTIAN BACH And DAVE GROHL Cover BLACK SABBATH At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert In L.A.

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach joined Dave Grohl and some of his FOO FIGHTERS bandmates on stage at last night's (Tuesday, September 27) Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California to perfo...
September 28, 2022
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TONY IOMMI On RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'He Loved His Fans'

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was among the attendees at the London premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Monday night (September 26) at the Curzon Soho Theatre. Speaking to TotalRock on the red carp...
September 27, 2022
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Watch: KINGDOM COME Plays First Two Shows With Drummer BLAS ELIAS

KINGDOM COME played its first two shows with drummer Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) on Friday, September 23 at Legacy Hall in Plano, Texas and on Saturday, September 24 at the Tierra Segrada Rockfest at Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. Fan-filmed video of both concerts can be seen below. KINGDOM COME...
September 27, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO Museum Is 'In The Works', Says WENDY DIO

Ronnie James Dio's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio was asked in a new interview with Radio Forrest if she still has a lot of souvenirs from the late heavy metal singer that would be of interest to longtime fans. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have a lot of stuff that I'v...
September 26, 2022
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STYX Announces January/February 2023 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary multi-platinum rockers STYX will take the Las Vegas stage once again for a five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The shows will be held on January 27 and 28 and February 1, 3 and 4, 2023. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start...
September 26, 2022
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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Record Bass Tracks For Debut DIETH Album

Video of former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recording the debut DIETH album with producer Kristian Kohle at Kohlekeller Studio in Frankfurt, Germany can be seen below. DIETH is the new band featuring Ellefson, Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of ENTOMBED A.D.) and drummer M...
September 24, 2022