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BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Life Is Not Just Existing. Life Is Activity And Joy.'

In a new interview with Riff X 's "Metal XS", IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, who is quite the renaissance man — rock singer, pilot, business leader, author, international fencer, motivational speaker, radio host and more — was asked what he would say to people who are afraid of trying things or gett...
March 3, 2024
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Photos: BRUCE DICKINSON Signs Copies Of 'The Mandrake Project' In London

Bruce Dickinson is taking part in a series album-signing sessions at HMV stores across the United Kingdom in partnership with Planet Rock. The IRON MAIDEN frontman is signing copies of his first solo LP in 19 years, "The Mandrake Project", at five stores. The events kicked off at the stroke of midni...
March 2, 2024
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MINISTRY Shares Music Video For 'New Religion'

MINISTRY's 16th studio album, "Hopiumforthemasses", is out today via Nuclear Blast Records and streaming on all networks. After months of teasing album singles and videos for "Goddamn White Trash", plus "Just Stop Oil" and "B.D.E.", the six-time Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum act also has anot...
March 1, 2024
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New MERCYFUL FATE Bassist BECKY BALDWIN Opens Up About Suffering From Prosopagnosia, Or 'Face Blindness'

New MERCYFUL FATE bassist Becky Baldwin has opened up about her battle with prosopagnosia, a condition where her brain can't recognize faces or facial expressions in spite of having normal vision. This can make it hard for her to recognize the faces of familiar coworkers, friends or even close loved...
March 1, 2024
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ROB HALFORD 'Would Love To See' JUDAS PRIEST's Collaboration With STOCK, AITKEN And WATERMAN Get Leaked: 'They're Fun Pieces Of Music'

In a new interview with NME, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the band's never-released collaboration with S/A/W, the English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman, well known for their U.K. pop hits with BANANARAMA, Rick Astley and...
March 1, 2024
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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Defends Israel In War Against Hamas: 'No One Wishes For A True Ceasefire More Than Us'

DISTURBED's David Draiman, who is of Jewish descent, recently spoke to Chris Cuomo of NewsNation about the war between Israel and Hamas which erupted four months ago after the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Hamas has been keeping the Palestinian peop...
February 29, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON On His Upcoming Solo Tour: 'We'll Let The Music Do The Talking'

In a new interview with Patrick of the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke about what fans can expect from his upcoming tour in support of his new solo album "The Mandrake Project". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Look at the size of the venues that we...
February 29, 2024
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ALEX VAN HALEN Says His 'Brothers' Book Is Love Letter To EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'I Was With Him From Day One'

VanHalenStore.com has shared the first details about "Brothers", the new book from legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen. Due on October 22 via HarperCollins Publishers, the 384-page book is categorized under "Biography & Autobiography" and currently has a list price of $32.00. In this inti...
February 29, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Says It Would Be 'Nice' If DREAM THEATER Could Bring Back 'Crazy' Setlist Ideas For Upcoming Shows

In a January 29, 2024 interview with the "Pure Saturation" radio show, drummer Mike Portnoy was asked if he will go back to preparing a different setlists for every DREAM THEATER concert now that he is once again playing with the band or if he will "kind of have to just see how it is for a little bi...
February 28, 2024
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'I Don't Think SONS OF APOLLO And DREAM THEATER Can Coexist At The Same Time'

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked if his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO, which also features guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),ke...
February 28, 2024
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SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, PANTERA And JUDAS PRIEST Set For 2024 AFTERSHOCK Festival

Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest lineup yet. The four-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER — one of only three shows in nearly...
February 28, 2024
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MAX CAVALERA: No New SOULFLY Music Before 2025

In a new interview with Ghost Cult 's Keefy, Max Cavalera, who is current touring with his GO AHEAD AND DIE project, spoke about his plans for the follow-up to SOULFLY's 2022 album "Totem". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm starting to get the ideas formed for SOULFLY. It's new in t...
February 27, 2024
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ADEMA 'Abruptly' Fires Singer RYAN SHUCK

ADEMA has parted ways with its latest singer, Ryan Shuck, who joined the group in 2019. Earlier today (Tuesday, February 27),Shuck released the following statement via social media: "My time in ADEMA has abruptly come to an end. "I want to thank the friends and fans who supported us during my time...
February 27, 2024
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EXODUS To Enter Studio In May

In a new video uploaded to his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza offered an update on the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2021's "Persona Non Grata" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're writing new EXODUS right now and I...
February 27, 2024
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INFECTIOUS GROOVES Record First New Song With Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the long-running outfit formed more than three decades ago by now-METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo alongside Robert's then-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bandmate Mike Muir, has entered the studio to record a new song. The track, which was co-written by former INFECTIOUS GROOVES guitarist...
February 27, 2024