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LARS ULRICH On His METALLICA Bandmates: 'They Are The Brothers I Never Had'

During an appearance this past Monday (November 28) on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich discussed his Danish upbringing and how his relationship with his parents has shaped who he is. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My dad was a professional tennis pla...
November 30, 2022
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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE: Metalheads Are 'Really Protective Of Their Genre'

In a new interview with Tom Power, host of "Q" on Canada's CBC Radio One, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake talked about the metal overtones in the band's music, particularly in the initial teaser that was released for the group's latest album, "Get Rollin'", which some fans thought featured a more "m...
November 30, 2022
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On 'Wheels Of Steel': 'We Had No Sense Of Destiny. But We Did Know We'd Written Some Classics'

The latest issue of Rock Candy magazine celebrates the making of SAXON's game-changing New Wave Of British Heavy Metal album "Wheels Of Steel" with a 10-page mega feature including new interviews with every band member involved in the creation of the album, together with the producer and engineer. T...
November 30, 2022
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Watch Final Show Of MERCYFUL FATE's Fall 2022 North American Tour

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE played the final show of their first North American headlining tour in over two decades on November 16 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of the Sonic Perspectives YouTube channel). Featured s...
November 30, 2022
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METALLICA's 'Enhanced Experiences' And Ticket Packages On 'M72' Tour Range In Price From $400 To $7,000

METALLICA has announced the details of the "Enhanced Experiences" for all shows on the band's upcoming "M72" tour, with five levels to choose from. Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, the "M72" world tour will s...
November 30, 2022
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METALLICA Partners With WOLVERINE To Release New Charitable Collection For 'Giving Tuesday'

METALLICA and Wolverine have announced a brand new collaboration. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Wolverine, the 139-year-old boot and clothing brand, and Metallica Scholars, the major workforce education initiative within METALLICA's foundation All Within My Hands (AWMH),are joining forces for t...
November 29, 2022
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LARS ULRICH Calls '72 Seasons' METALLICA's 'COVID Lockdown Record': 'We Thought For Sure This Thing Would Leak'

Earlier today (Monday, November 28),METALLICA announced the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album. "72 Seasons" will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars...
November 28, 2022
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PANTERA Announces North American Tour Dates With METALLICA

Earlier today, METALLICA revealed its touring plans for 2023 and 2024, including a host of shows with support from the newly reformed PANTERA. The trek includes two shows in each city visited, and METALLICA promises completely different setlists and opening bands at each stop. PANTERA will support M...
November 28, 2022
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METALLICA Announces '72 Seasons' Album, Shares 'Lux Æterna' Music Video

METALLICA has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: "72 Seasons" will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track...
November 28, 2022
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METALLICA Announces Massive 'M72' World Tour For 2023 + 2024

Today marks the announcement of every METALLICA show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, METALLICA's "M72" world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits — with...
November 28, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Admits To Using Backing Tracks During Live Performances

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. "To answer your qu...
November 27, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE Doesn't Rule Out Possibility Of His Band Making 'Heavy Covers Album'

In a new interview with Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake spoke about bassist Mike Kroeger's comment about three years ago that he wanted to make a SLAYER covers album. Asked if that is something all four members of NICKELBACK could agree on doing and whether it's...
November 26, 2022
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Did PANTERA Rip Off EXHORDER? KYLE THOMAS Responds

In a new interview with Heavy Culture, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was once again asked about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
November 25, 2022
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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: Why EXODUS Failed To Reach Same Commercial Heights As 'Big Four' Bands

During a conversation with former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt for his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza spoke about why he thinks his band failed to achieve the same commercial heights as the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal, namely METALLICA, SLAYER,...
November 25, 2022