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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
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OZZY OSBOURNE Warns Kids Not To Snort LIQUID DEATH

Ozzy Osbourne has teamed up with Liquid Death to spread a message: do not snort Liquid Death's electrolyte drink mix, Death Dust. After countless comments on Liquid Death's Instagram about snorting Death Dust, the healthy beverage brand decided to team up with Ozzy for a new video warning against qu...
June 25, 2024
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ANDREAS KISSER Says It Would Be 'Great' To Have MAX And IGOR CAVALERA Perform With SEPULTURA At Final Show

In a new interview with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was asked about the possibility of reuniting with original frontman Max Cavalera and drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera for a final show to cap off the band's ongoing farewell tour. He responded: "I won't deny that i...
June 24, 2024
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Watch: WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Joins MR. BUNGLE For Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Loss Of Control'

Wolfgang Van Halen joined MR. BUNGLE on stage earlier today (Saturday, June 22) at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium to perform a cover of VAN HALEN's "Loss Of Control". The Mike Patton-fronted outfit shared video of Wolfgang's appearance and wrote in an accompanying caption: "Had a speci...
June 22, 2024
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES On Advancement Of A.I.: 'I Hope I'm Alive Long Enough To See Androids Alongside Us'

In a new interview with Graspop Metal Meeting, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares spoke about how A.I. (artificial intelligence) has changed the way we work and improved our lives by making it easier to do business. "Well, we kind of knew that things like that were gonna eventually change," he said...
June 22, 2024
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DEVOLUTION Feat. Ex-FEAR FACTORY, THREAT SIGNAL Members: New Single 'Victim Of You' Available

DEVOLUTION, the band featuring bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY, VIO-LENCE),vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL, IMONOLITH),drummer Eric Tysor and guitarist Nate Beberdick, has released a new single, "Victim Of You". The track, which features a guest appearance by former ILL NIÑO and cu...
June 22, 2024
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PANTERA Visits BLACK SABBATH Bench In Birmingham (Photos)

The reformed PANTERA made a special diversion during the band's trip to the United Kingdom last weekend to visit the BLACK SABBATH bench in Birmingham. PANTERA's classic-lineup members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass),along with Zakk Wylde (guitar, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) an...
June 19, 2024
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Shares 'Mother Mary' Single Featuring SLASH And ERIK GRÖNWALL

The world of rock guitar has always been illuminated by a few virtuosic stars who shine brighter than the rest, and among them, Michael Schenker stands out as a comet blazing across the night sky. His tenure with the British hard rock band UFO during the 1970s remains one of the most celebrated peri...
June 19, 2024
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says MIKE PORTNOY Is In Charge Of Tour Setlists Again: 'He's Done A Terrific Job'

In a new interview with Brazilian music journalist Igor Miranda, DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie spoke about the progressive music titans' upcoming "40th Anniversary Tour 2024 - 2025". The trek — presented as "An Evening With Dream Theater" — is the first outing since drummer Mike Portnoy's return...
June 18, 2024