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STEEL PANTHER's MICHAEL STARR On OZZY OSBOURNE's Retirement: 'It Comes To An End For Everybody Eventually'

STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's recent announcement that he was retiring from touring due to declining health. The 74-year-old BLACK SABBATH frontman revealed his retirement on Tuesday (January 31),scrapping his spring/summer 2023 tour stops because of a spinal i...
February 3, 2023
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KINGS OF THRASH Feat. DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF YOUNG: Here's The First Taste Of New Original Music

KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar), has shared a teaser demo of some of the new original material the group is working on. Check it out in the TikTok clip below. In October, Young told Ghost Cult magazine that KINGS OF T...
February 3, 2023
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SCOTT IAN Says 'It Was Amazing' Watching CHARLIE BENANTE Perform With PANTERA

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has once again weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner....
February 2, 2023
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ROCK HALL President: 'We Are Thrilled' That IRON MAIDEN Is On The Ballot Again

In a new interview with Audacy host Taryn Daly, Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, spoke about the fact that IRON MAIDEN is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2023. He said: "We talked about Warren Zevon [being nominated], a p...
February 2, 2023
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KISS: Unofficial 'Portraits' Photo Book Coming From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

Rufus Publications has announced the second book in a new series of black-and-white titles called "Portraits". The second book features KISS on their amazing rise during the Seventies. "Portraits Of Kiss" takes us on an incredible, photographic journey from the band's first proper tour in 1974 up un...
February 1, 2023
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IRON MAIDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE And SOUNDGARDEN Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2023 Induction

IRON MAIDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2023. According to Rolling Stone, the top vote-getters will be announced in May and inducted in the fall. "This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and musi...
February 1, 2023
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STRYPER Announces Spring 2023 U.S. Tour Dates

Christian rockers STRYPER have announced nearly dozen U.S. tour dates for this spring. The shows will kick off on March 30 in New Bedford, Massachusetts and run through June 7 in Tempe, Arizona. Tour dates: March 30 - The Vault Music Hall - New Bedford, MA March 31 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsi...
January 31, 2023
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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Announces Immersive 360-Degree Experience At Las Vegas's AREA15

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba has announced a one-of-a-kind live show and fully immersive experience at famed Las Vegas event space AREA15 — "a multiverse of attractions and events designed to entice and enthrall." The producer and songwriter will bring his iconic blend of genres, along wi...
January 31, 2023
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Watch KINGS OF THRASH Perform At 'Days Of The Dead' Horror Convention In Atlanta

The Legends Of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal YouTube channel has uploaded video of KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar), performing on January 28 at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Check it o...
January 30, 2023
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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON Completes Another Writing Session For Solo Album

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon has completed another songwriting session for his long-in-the-works debut solo album. On Sunday (January 29),Lajon shared a few photos and a video from the studio and he included the following message: "Always a great time in Nashville with great people. Another...
January 30, 2023
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JEFF YOUNG And DAVID ELLEFSON 'Couldn't Care Less' About DAVE MUSTAINE's Reaction To KINGS OF THRASH

KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar),  will release a live CD/DVD package called "Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go" on March 24 via Cleopatra Records. The 17-song set, featuring performances of MEGADETH's classi...
January 28, 2023
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RONNIE ROMERO Says He Contemplated Suicide Over Critiques Of His RAINBOW Performances

Ronnie Romero says he contemplated committing suicide twice over Internet critiques of his performances with the Ritchie Blackmore-led RAINBOW, with whom he played live shows between 2015 and 2019. In a recent interview with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Romero, who is originally from Chile but is now settled i...
January 27, 2023
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HANOI ROCKS Announces 40th-Anniversary Redux Release Of 'Oriental Beat'

"Oriental Beat" by HANOI ROCKS gets the redux treatment, officially mixed and revived from the original sessions, and released on March 17 on deluxe vinyl and CD. Dubbed the "re(al)mix", this 40th anniversary edition was mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studios in Finland in collaboration with the band. V...
January 27, 2023
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MICHAEL SWEET 'Would Certainly Pray' About Hypothetical KING DIAMOND Collaboration

During a January 24 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", STRYPER's Michael Sweet talked about meeting MERCYFUL FATE singer King Diamond — whose real name is Kim Bendix Petersen — for the first time when the two bands performed at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest on December...
January 27, 2023
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Watch New MANOWAR Lineup Perform In Brno, Czech Republic

The Classic Rock Forever 91 YouTube channel has uploaded video of MANOWAR's January 26 concert at Hala Vodova in Brno, Czech Republic. Check it out below. Four months ago, MANOWAR announced that it had recruited Michael Angelo Batio, a veteran both in the studio and on stage, to play guitar for...
January 26, 2023