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ARMORED SAINT Singer JOHN BUSH Forced To Sit Out Shows; DANGEROUS TOYS' JASON MCMASTER To Step In

ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush will be forced to sit out one or more of the shows on the band's ongoing U.S. tour with W.A.S.P. after coming down with an "illness" which "infiltrated" his "nasal and chest area". Filling in for him will be Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH),who previous...
November 15, 2022
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FAKE NAMES Feat. BAD RELIGION And REFUSED Members: 'Expendables' Album Due In March

Post-hardcore supergroup FAKE NAMES will release its second studio album, "Expendables", on March 3, 2023 via Epitaph Records. The band is comprised of Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, BAD RELIGION, DAG NASTY),Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE),Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INVSN, THE [INTERNATIONAL] NOISE CON...
November 15, 2022
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MERCYFUL FATE To Release Two New Songs Ahead Of Full-Length Album

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Brian Slagel, the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records, was asked about MERCYFUL FATE's plans for releasing new music. He responded: "So here are the plans. So there's two [new] songs, one of which you know they're playing a new song in the set ['T...
November 15, 2022
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TED NUGENT Says MOTÖRHEAD And PANTERA's Cover Versions Of 'Cat Scratch Fever' Lack The 'Groove' Of The Original

In a new interview with HMP, legendary rocker Ted Nugent was asked what he thought of MOTÖRHEAD's cover version of his classic song "Cat Scratch Fever". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm an honest guy. Number one, [I] love Lemmy, love MOTÖRHEAD. And I'm humbled and honored that...
November 14, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Basically Made Me Become A Guitar Player'

In a recent interview with "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke about the impact legendary VAN HALEN axeman Eddie Van Halen had on his playing. Michael said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "He basically made me become a guitar player. I went… I think I was...
November 14, 2022
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FOREIGNER Announces Farewell Tour

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER have announced their farewell tour. The trek is set to launch on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta's Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, the area's largest outdoor venue. For the first leg of the U.S. Live Nation-produced tour, FOREIGNER will be joined by LOVERBOY, one of the 1980s biggest...
November 14, 2022
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KURT COBAIN's 1989 Stage-Played, Smashed And Signed Guitar Used On NIRVANA's First U.S. Tour Sells For $486,400

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 their headline-making "Icons And Idols: Rock 'N' Roll" auction featuring an incredible line-up of over 1,500 lots featuring memorabilia, wardrobe, musical equipment, jewelry and more...
November 14, 2022
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ALICE COOPER, K.K. DOWNING And MICK BOX Among Musicians Wishing DAVID ELLEFSON Happy 58th Birthday (Video)

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has shared a series of messages from some of his fellow musicians wishing him a happy 58th birthday. Among the fellow rockers featured in the 14-minute video, which can be seen below, are Alice Cooper, K.K. Downing (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, KK'S PRIEST),Jeff Scott Sot...
November 12, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS + ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'The Wolf You Feed' Video

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss has released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official music video for her latest single, "The Wolf You Feed". The epic, headbanger of a track features huge, chunky, metallic riffs and the insane vocal talent of Aliss...
November 11, 2022
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MATT SORUM Is 'Not Waiting' On A Call Asking Him To Rejoin GUNS N' ROSES

In a new interview with MetalSucks, Matt Sorum was asked if he would consider rejoining GUNS N' ROSES if he was approached about it by Slash or Duff McKagan. He responded: "Well, I don't really know. I mean, look, you have to take things as they come, one day at a time, right? I've made a lot of cha...
November 11, 2022
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Explains Why No Bandmembers Appear On W.A.S.P. Album Covers

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session at a recent W.A.S.P. concert, frontman Blackie Lawless spoke about why he went back to playing guitar in the band after handling the bass duties on W.A.S.P.'s first couple of albums. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I had a chemistr...
November 10, 2022
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Announces Tour Celebrating 35th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" album on tour in 2023. The European leg of the trek will include a nine-show run of dates in June. Speaking about the tour, Tate said: "It's strange to think about, but this is my pe...
November 10, 2022
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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Announces Early 2023 U.S. Solo Tour

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist will embark on "the closing leg" of his tour in support of his latest solo album, "Brighten", in February. Support on the trek will come from THUNDERPUSSY. Artist pre-sales begin today (Wednesday, November 9) at 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST. The general on-sale w...
November 9, 2022
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SAMMY HAGAR Says Unreleased VAN HALEN Song 'Between Us Two' Will Eventually See Light Of Day

In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Sammy Hagar was asked about the status of the unreleased VAN HALEN ballad called "Between Us Two" which was originally recorded for the soundtrack to the 1996 blockbuster "Twister". The former VAN HALEN singer said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Everyon...
November 9, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Has Changed His Mind About 'Operation: Mindcrime' Being A Better Album Than 'The Crimson Idol'

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session at a recent W.A.S.P. concert, frontman Blackie Lawless spoke about going back and hearing some of the band's earlier albums for the first time in years while digitizing the recordings. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I listened to...
November 8, 2022