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MIKE PORTNOY Confirms He Is 'Slightly Involved' In DREAM THEATER's Recently Launched 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives'

In a new interview with "The Metal Edge Podcast", former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy spoke about his involvement with "Lost Not Forgotten Archives". The collaboration between the band and record label InsideOut Music has seen the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalog reis...
January 24, 2023
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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE's First Rehearsal With JOHN 5 Was 'F***ing Epic'

MÖTLEY CRÜE held its first rehearsal with new touring guitarist John 5 on Monday (January 23) in preparation for the band's upcoming shows with DEF LEPPARD. A short time later, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist took to his Twitter to write: "Well that was fucking epic. "@john5guitarist walks into rehearsal and we...
January 24, 2023
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CARMINE APPICE: 'Streaming Destroyed The Music Business'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice, who worked as Rod Stewart's kit-man in the 1970s and 1980s, co-writing Stewart hits "Young Turks" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy", spoke to the "Music Biz Weekly Podcast" about his decision to sell his songwriter share of some of his most popular songs. He said (as trans...
January 24, 2023
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PAUL CROOK Is 'Fully Confident' His Tour With JOHN BUSH Performing ANTHRAX Material Will Happen

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", guitarist Paul Crook once again confirmed that he has been in talks with John Bush about joining the former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT frontman on a special tour during which they would perform materia...
January 24, 2023
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE On His Open-Heart Surgery: 'It Was Quite An Eye-Opening Experience For Me'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has once again opened up about the aortic valve replacement he underwent last summer. Speaking to Australia's Heavy, the 64-year-old musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, all my life I'd been very fortunate to be very healthy until I wasn't....
January 24, 2023
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AVATAR Announces Spring 2023 U.S. Tour With VEIL OF MAYA And ORBIT CULTURE

Swedish metallers AVATAR will embark on a U.S. tour this spring. The trek, which will feature support from VEIL OF MAYA and ORBIT CULTURE, will kick off on April 28 in Omaha, Nebraska and conclude on May 28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Says AVATAR: "It's time to demolish some good ol' American aspha...
January 24, 2023
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ANTHRAX Is Working On '11 Musical Arrangements' For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Metal Edge, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. "We're getting close," Scott said. "I can tell you we have 11 musical arrangements, and there's l...
January 24, 2023
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EUROPE Announces 40th-Anniversary European Tour In Fall 2023

Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE will kick off their 40th-anniversary celebrations with a European tour in the fall. The "Time Capsule" trek will take in 18 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, including two nights at the Londo...
January 24, 2023
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MOTÖRHEAD Shares Previously Unreleased Song 'Greedy Bastards' From 'Bad Magic' Sessions

MOTÖRHEAD, the iconic Godfathers of heavy metal, have unleashed a brand new video for the previously unreleased track "Greedy Bastards", taken from the upcoming release "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic". "Greedy Bastards" is the second rare gem found in the recording session vaults for the 23rd (and...
January 24, 2023
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PANTERA's Appearances At German Rock Festivals Canceled Following Outcry Over Accusations Of Racism

PANTERA's appearances at two rock festivals in Germany this spring have been canceled following an outcry over singer Philip Anselmo's previous racist remarks. The reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Anselmo and Rex Brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK...
January 24, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY Says He Is 'The Worst' When It Comes To His Exercise Regimen On The Road: 'I'm So Out Of Shape'

During an appearance on the latest episode of Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast, former DREAM THEATER and current THE WINERY DOGS drummer Mike Portnoy spoke about how he gets in shape for his live performances and what his exercise regimen is while on the road. He said (as transcribed by BLA...
January 23, 2023
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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Begin Rehearsals With JOHN 5 This Week

MÖTLEY CRÜE will begin rehearsals this week for its first shows with new touring guitarist John 5. The former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON axeman joined CRÜE as the replacement for founding guitarist Mick Mars, who announced last October he would no longer tour with the legendary rock act because o...
January 23, 2023
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MR. BUNGLE, THE MELVINS And SPOTLIGHTS To Join Forces For 'Geek Show' May 2023 Tour

MR. BUNGLE, THE MELVINS and SPOTLIGHTS join forces this spring, resurrecting Ipecac Recordings' storied "Geek Show" tour, with the labelmates performing several shows across the Western U.S. "The 'Geek Show' tours of the past were some of the best live show experiences I've ever had," says MR. BUNGL...
January 23, 2023
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AXL ROSE Admits He Was 'Nervous And Emotional' While Speaking At LISA MARIE PRESLEY's Memorial

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose admitted that he was "nervous and emotional" when he spoke and performed at a memorial on Sunday (January 22) to celebrate the life of Lisa Marie Presley, who died at 54 on January 12. "I didn't really know I was going to speak or anything," Rose told Entertainment To...
January 23, 2023
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YES's Complete ATLANTIC RECORDS Catalog Acquired By WARNER

Warner Music Group's global catalog division has announced the acquisition of the recorded music rights and income streams from YES's Atlantic Records-era catalog. More than 50 years after the British group's debut, YES remains one of the most successful, respected, and influential rock bands of all...
January 23, 2023