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KING'S X Guitarist 'Can't Even Stand Up' After Contracting COVID-19; Houston Show Canceled

KING'S X was forced to cancel its concert tonight (Saturday, November 26) at the Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas. Earlier today, the band released the following statement via social media: "It is with our deepest apologies that we have to cancel tonight's show, in Houston, TX! Our guitarist [Ty Tab...
November 26, 2022
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PANTERA Shares New Video Teaser For Upcoming Return To Live Stage

PANTERA has shared a new teaser video for the band's upcoming return to the live stage. You can view the 34-second clip below. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE...
November 26, 2022
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'Metal Drummer Of The Year' JAY WEINBERG Of SLIPKNOT Is 'Incredibly Grateful' For The Recognition

In a new interview with WSOU 89.5 FM, SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg was asked how it felt for him to have been named No. 1 metal drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2022 Readers' Poll. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's awesome. I'm incredibly grateful for that recognition and...
November 26, 2022
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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of W.A.S.P.'s AQUILES PRIESTER Performing At Nashville Concert

Drum-cam video of W.A.S.P.'s Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester performing with his bandmates on November 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. in September 2017 at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Id...
November 26, 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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ROB HALFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's Upcoming LP: 'We Always Try To Make An Album That Stands Alone'

In a new interview with the Corpus Christi Caller Times, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked about the inspiration for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He responded: "We never really know. I don't think we've ever made a plan, per se. We did a little bit with 'Firepow...
November 26, 2022
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FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO Had To 'Relearn How To Sing' Following Throat Injury

In September, FOZZY postponed the remaining dates of its previously announced summer/fall 2022 "Save The World" tour due to a throat injury suffered by the band's lead singer, wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. According to FOZZY, Jericho sustained a bruised larynx in August at the AEW "Quake By The...
November 26, 2022
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REX BROWN Calls PANTERA's New Lineup 'A Monster': 'This Is Gonna Be One Hell Of A Ride'

Rex Brown has made his first public comments about PANTERA's return to the live stage. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie B...
November 26, 2022
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VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN: Making 'Servant Of The Mind' Album Felt Like A Rebirth

In a new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, Michael Poulsen of Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT spoke about how the band's eighth album, last year's "Servant Of The Mind", fits into VOLBEAT's discography. He said: "For me, this album feels like the way we used to do things back in the day....
November 26, 2022
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TARJA TURUNEN On Always Evolving Musically: 'I Hate Repeating Myself'

During a November 23 Instagram Live chat with fans, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was asked about her tendency to evolve musically on every album and never repeat herself. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I face a challenge every time I start working on a new album. I face a c...
November 25, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS To Undergo Surgery For Torn Meniscus

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus in late December. The procedure will take place seven months after she first sustained the injury while on the road with Cooper. Earlier today, Strauss, who has been the in-house guitarist for...
November 24, 2022
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'We're Very Blessed' To Still Have Three Of Four Original Members

In a new interview with Eric Dahl of Fox17's "Rock & Review", STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet spoke about the fact that his band still features three of the four members who got together as the pre-STRYPER group ROXX REGIME in 1983. "It's amazing," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "W...
November 24, 2022
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Sons Of IRON MAIDEN's JANICK GERS And RADIOHEAD's THOM YORKE Team Up On New Single 'Red Skies'

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has teamed up with Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke, on a new collaborative single, "Red Skies". Due on December 2 on all streaming platforms through independent record label Sly-Tone, the track is said to feature "a more...
November 24, 2022
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Will There Ever Be An Official QUEENSRŸCHE Band Biography? MICHAEL WILTON Responds

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates releasing a band biography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had offers of people writing a book for us. And it just takes a lot of...
November 23, 2022
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IAN GILLAN: Reunion With RITCHIE BLACKMORE 'Would Be Utterly Disrespectful' To DEEP PURPLE's Current Lineup

Ian Gillan says that a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore would be "utterly disrespectful" to the current lineup of the band. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable guitar riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the group sin...
November 23, 2022