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DISTURBED Appears To Be In The Studio Recording New Music

DISTURBED appears to have entered the studio to begin recording its ninth studio album. Earlier today (Wednesday, July 3),DISTURBED singer David Draiman shared a couple of photos of him, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren in the studio with producer Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, LIL P...
July 3, 2024
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EYEHATEGOD Is 'Definitely' Working On New Music

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, vocalist Mike IX Williams of New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced work on the follow-up to 2021's "A History Of Nomadic Behavior" album. He said (as transcr...
July 3, 2024
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Is LARS ULRICH Playing Some Of His Best Shows In 20 Years? JAMES HETFIELD Weighs In

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked if he would agree that Lars Ulrich is "probably playing some of the best gigs he's played in well over a decade, if not...
July 3, 2024
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CATEGORY 7 Feat. OVERKILL, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT And Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: 'Mousetrap' Music Video Released

CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring former MACHINE HEAD and current KERRY KING guitarist Phil Demmel, ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson, will release its self-titled debut alb...
July 2, 2024
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Watch: SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Performs 'Territory' With MR. BUNGLE At France's HELLFEST

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser joined MR. BUNGLE on stage during the latter band's June 29 set at Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform the SEPULTURA classic "Territory". Video of his appearance can be seen below. MR. BUNGLE's current lineup consists of original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton...
July 2, 2024
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Wanted To Write A 'Heavy, Nasty, Stinky Rock And Roll Record', But 'That's Not What Is Coming Out'

In a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Golgotha" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We still are [working on it...
July 1, 2024
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Watch: WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Joins MR. BUNGLE At HELLFEST For Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Loss Of Control'

Wolfgang Van Halen joined MR. BUNGLE on stage on Saturday (June 29) at Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform a cover of VAN HALEN's "Loss Of Control". Video of his appearance can be seen below. Wolfgang previously played the same song with MR. BUNGLE on June 22 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Desse...
June 30, 2024
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MIKE MUIR On Possibility Of New SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Album: 'We're Definitely Leaning Towards Doing It'

During a press conference at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir was asked if there are any plans for him and his bandmates to work on new music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we did the last record [of all-new material], it was 'Worl...
June 30, 2024
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Legendary RUSH And QUEENSRŸCHE Producer PETER COLLINS Dead At 73

Legendary British record producer Peter Collins, who has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, including RUSH, QUEENSRŸCHE, BON JOVI and ALICE COOPER, has died at the age of 73. RUSH paid tribute to Collins on Instagram, writing: "Peter Collins was our beloved producer for 4 albums. First o...
June 30, 2024
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BLACKIE LAWLESS On Some Fans' Belief None Of W.A.S.P.'s Performances Are 'Live': 'If They Genuinely Feel Like That, Then Don't Go'

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless once again spoke about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. Asked about some fans' belief that none of W.A.S.P. concerts are actually live, he res...
June 29, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Says ELOY CASAGRANDE Is Definitely 'The Second-Best Drummer For SLIPKNOT'

In a new interview with Brazil's Marcelo Vieira and Mateus Ribeiro, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy was asked if he thinks Eloy Casagrande is "the perfect drummer for SLIPKNOT". Portnoy responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I do. Eloy really… Well, actually, no. The perfect drummer for...
June 28, 2024
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ADEMA Signs With CLEOPATRA RECORDS; New Album Due In 2025

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", ADEMA guitarist/vocalist Tim Fluckey spoke about the recent departure of the band's previous singer, Ryan Shuck, who joined the group in 2019. Asked what happened to cause the "divorce", Tim said: "I d...
June 27, 2024
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TRACII GUNS: 'I Would Be Really Embarrassed To Even Think Of' Playing Along To Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Shows

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has weighed in on 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 synth...
June 27, 2024
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'Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision' Documentary To Be Released In August

Abramorama announced today that they have acquired global theatrical distribution rights to the full-length documentary "Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision" from Experience Hendrix L.L.C. Abramorama previously distributed two other Jimi Hendrix documentaries, "Electric Church" and the 2022...
June 27, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY: New DREAM THEATER Album 'Picks Up Right Where 'Black Clouds & Silver Linings' Left Off'

In a new interview with Brazil's Marcelo Vieira and Matheus Ribeiro, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy was asked if the band's upcoming sixteenth studio album picks up from where the last DT LP he played on, 2009's "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", left off or if it's a different thing entirely....
June 27, 2024