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Watch: KINGS OF THRASH Kick Off 2024 Australian Tour In Canberra (4K Video)

KINGS OF THRASH, the band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar),kicked off a five-date tour of Australia on July 23 at The Baso in Canberra. 4K fan-filmed video of the entire concert can be seen below. For his first time in Australia, another former MEGADET...
July 24, 2024
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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says His Debut Solo Album Could Be Produced By HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA

During an appearance on a recent episode of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy confirmed that he is still planning to release a solo album. He said: "Actually, at the Milwaukee Metal Fest [in May], I spoke with [HATEBREED frontman and Milwaukee Metal...
July 23, 2024
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ANDY JAMES: 'I Do My Job, I Turn Up' And I'm Not 'An A**hole'

British musician Andy James, who joined FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in 2020 as the replacement for the band's longtime guitarist Jason Hook, spoke about how he landed the gig during a recent chat with Andertons Music Co. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A couple of years prior to this happ...
July 23, 2024
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SLAYER/KERRY KING Drummer PAUL BOSTAPH To Release Art Collection Built From His Rhythms

SLAYER and KERRY KING drummer Paul Bostaph has collaborated with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of new artwork built from his rhythms. Performing with drumsticks that light, much like a painter uses brushes with oils, Bostaph constructed the collection's visuals through some of his m...
July 23, 2024
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KIRK HAMMETT, RINGO STARR, SLASH, NANCY WILSON, Others Record 'Happy Birthday' Video Messages For JASON BECKER

Ringo Starr (THE BEATLES),Slash (GUNS N' ROSES),Nancy Wilson (HEART) and Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) are among the musicians who have contributed short messages to a video celebrating the 55th birthday of guitar shred pioneer Jason Becker. Check out the video below. Featured musicians: 00:47 Marty Fr...
July 22, 2024
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DEATH ANGEL 'Would Love' To Release Double Album As Follow-Up To 'Humanicide'

In a new interview with Monterrey Rock, DEATH ANGEL bassist Damien Sisson spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Humanicide" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):  "We are currently in the writing process right now. I wanna say we're p...
July 22, 2024
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BLACK STAR RIDERS Drop Previously Unreleased Song 'Why Are The Rats?'

BLACK STAR RIDERS will headline a special show at KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom on Friday, November 15, 2024 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.K.'s Planet Rock radio. BLACK STAR RIDERS' Ricky Warwick said: "As you all know, we have been taking a bit of a BLACK STAR RIDERS hia...
July 22, 2024
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STEVEN WILSON Struggles To Hear That It's Not Him Singing A.I.-Created Songs: 'This Is Uncanny, Almost Surreal'

Acclaimed British musician, singer-songwriter and record producer Steven Wilson has expressed his concern for the rise of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the music industry. His comments come after several songs used A.I. technology to "clone" his vocals and create new tracks. Wilson, who has been...
July 21, 2024
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MEGADETH's TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI: 'MARTY FRIEDMAN Has Been Always One Of The Guitarists Up There For Me'

In a new interview with Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia, MEGADETH guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari discussed his musical influences. Asked if Marty Friedman is the former MEGADETH guitarist he is "most fond of," as seems to be the case with most people, Teemu said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
July 17, 2024
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Watch: RICHIE FAULKNER Performs ELEGANT WEAPONS' 'Do Or Die' For EMGtv

Video of JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner performing the ELEGANT WEAPONS song "Do Or Die" live for EMGtv can be seen below. Also available is the previously released video of him performing "Horns For A Halo". ELEGANT WEAPONS features Faulkner on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, alo...
July 17, 2024
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QUEENSRŸCHE Announces Fall 2024 U.S. Leg Of 'The Origins' Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE has announced the fall 2024 U.S. leg of "The Origins Tour". The band said in a social media post: "NEW U.S. FALL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT - THE ORIGINS TOUR CONTINUED... !! We are excited to announce our new fall tour where we will once again be performing the EP and 'The Warning' in their enti...
July 16, 2024
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See KK'S PRIEST Perform In Kraków, Poland During Summer 2024 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of KK'S PRIEST's July 13 concert at Kwadrat in Kraków, Poland can be seen below. According to Setlist.fm, the setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Hellfire Thunderbolt 02. Strike Of The Viper 03. One More Shot At Glory 04. The Ripper (JUDAS PRIEST song) 05. Reap The Whirlwind 06...
July 14, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN's 'Dreaming Japanese' Autobiography Cover Unveiled

The cover for former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's upcoming autobiography, "Dreaming Japanese", which will arrive on December 3 via Permuted Press, can be seen below. In a recent interview with George Dionne of KNAC.COM, Friedman was asked if he is "putting it all out there" with the book. The...
July 13, 2024
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KIKO LOUREIRO: 'I'm Proud Of The Two Albums That I Recorded With MEGADETH'

In a new interview with Japan's Young Guitar, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who is best known for his work with MEGADETH and ANGRA, was asked about the possibility of a future guest appearance with the latter outfit. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In the last two albums fro...
July 12, 2024
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DIRK VERBEUREN On Recent Lineup Changes In MEGADETH: 'It's Life. Things Happen.'

In a new interview with Portugal's Underground's Voice, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren was asked how he has dealt with some of the recent lineup changes in the band, specifically with the departure of guitarist Kiko Loureiro and addition of Teemu Mäntysaari, as well as the return of bassist James L...
July 10, 2024