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Reissue Of Eighties Metal All-Star Project HEAR 'N AID Will Arrive 'Sometime Soon', Says WENDY DIO

Ronnie James Dio's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio has once again said that there are plans to reissue "Stars", the 1985 charity single for famine relief released under the HEAR 'N AID banner. On May 20 and May 21, 1985, 40 artists from the metal community gathered at A&M Records Studios in...
September 25, 2023
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Watch: HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Joins AVATAR On Stage In Nashville

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Swedish metallers AVATAR on stage last night (Sunday, September 24) at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the song "Violence No Matter What". Fan-filmed video of her appearance can be seen below. Earlier today, AVATAR shared a photo from last night's co...
September 25, 2023
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Watch: EMPIRE STATE BASTARD (Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO) Plays First-Ever U.S. Concert

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),played its first-ever U.S. headline show this past Saturday (September 23) at Brooklyn, New York's Saint Vitus Bar. Fan-filmed video of the co...
September 25, 2023
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GEOFF TATE Looks Back On QUEENSRĊ¸CHE's 1986 Tour As Support Act For BON JOVI: 'They Treated Everybody With Respect'

In a new interview with Michele Amabile of the 107.1 The Boss radio station, original QUEENSRĊ¸CHE singer Geoff Tate reflected on the band's 1986 tour as the support act for BON JOVI. He said: "We opened up for 'em on the 'Slippery When Wet' tour. And they were just really starting to hit big at that...
September 25, 2023
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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: Making New Music Is 'An Essential Part Of Our Existence As People'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "SmartLess" podcast with hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about the changes in the music industry that he and his bandmates have had to contend with over the last four decades. He said (as transcrib...
September 25, 2023
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LORDI Frontman: 'The Mainstream Media Is Not Interested In Us Anymore, Which Is A Good Thing'

Mr. Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band LORDI, whose members never appear without their elaborate ghoulish skeleton and zombie masks and makeup, was asked in a new interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV if it's hard for him and his bandmates to maintain their anonymity after all these years. T...
September 25, 2023
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JOURNEY Announces Early 2024 North American Tour With TOTO

Following the success of the 2023 "Freedom" tour, legendary rockers JOURNEY have announced a new round of shows for their 50th-anniversary tour featuring very special guest TOTO. Presented by AEG Presents, JOURNEY's "Freedom" tour 2024 will kick off on February 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi, making stops...
September 25, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'There Is No Doubt' That There Has Been A Resurgence Of Classic Metal Sound

In a new interview with Jaimunji of Metal-Roos, former JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked if he thinks there has been a resurgence of the "old-school '70s, '80s metal sound" in recent years, especially with bands like IRON MAIDEN and PRIEST still doing well on t...
September 25, 2023
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Watch: TONY IOMMI Makes Surprise Appearance On Stage At BLACK SABBATH Ballet Premiere

A ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH had its official premiere last night (Saturday, September 23) at the Hippodrome theatre in the heavy metal legends' original hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet's director Carlos Acosta and Ballet Now, th...
September 24, 2023
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BLAZE BAYLEY: IRON MAIDEN Is 'The Most Important Heavy Metal Band In The World'

In a new interview with SoundMojo's "Innersleeve" music podcast, former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley spoke about how he balances honoring his time with the legendary British heavy metal band during his concerts while also promoting his more recent solo output. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMO...
September 24, 2023
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RONNIE ATKINS Says PRETTY MAIDS 'Might Do Some Selected Gigs Next Year'

In a new interview with Power Metal Point, PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins, who is battling stage four cancer, was asked if there are any plans for him to do anything again with the long-running Danish hard rock outfit. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's been issues betwee...
September 23, 2023
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Watch: MACHINE HEAD And FEAR FACTORY Members Jam Classic Songs, Covers During Latest 'Electric Happy Hour' Livestream

FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares and Milo Silvestro joined MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern for the latest installment of the latter band's "Electric Happy Hour" weekly Friday livestream. You can now watch the entire two-hour session below. When this week's "Electric Happy Hour" episode was...
September 23, 2023
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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Frontman On Importance Of Staying Connected With Fans On Social Media

In a new interview with Big Jake of the Razor Wisconsin radio station, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE frontman Chris "Motionless" Cerulli was asked why he thinks it's important to maintain a somewhat personal connection with fans on social media nowadays. Chris responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
September 22, 2023
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ACE FREHLEY Completes Mixing Eight Songs For Next Solo Album: 'It Sounds Stellar'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is currently mixing his new studio album for a tentative early 2024 release via MNRK Music Group (formerly known as eOne Music). Assisting the 72-year-old musician with some of the new LP's songwriting and production has been TRIXTER's Steve Brown, who took to his...
September 22, 2023
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FEAR FACTORY Has 'Eight Songs In The Can' For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with George Dionne of KNAC.COM, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked if fans can expect to hear some new music from the band in the not-too-distant future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've already started working on new material. We do have eight...
September 22, 2023