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BIFF BYFORD On Demo Sessions For Next SAXON Album: 'I'm About Seven Songs In'

In a new interview with Disturbing The Priest, SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm doing demo vocals on the new SAXON album. So I'm just finding different ideas and things...
June 21, 2023
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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER On Joining SAXON's Touring Lineup: 'I Was Happy To Accept The Offer'

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Border City Rock Talk, DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler spoke about the recent announcement that he was joining SAXON as the replacement for recently departed founding guitarist Paul Quinn. "Paul Quinn has stepped down from touring because — I think partl...
May 15, 2023
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SAXON Recruits DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER For Upcoming Shows

SAXON has announced that Brian Tatler "will be appearing" with the band as the replacement for recently departed founding guitarist Paul Quinn. Tatler, a founding member of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends DIAMOND HEAD, is expected to join SAXON for the group's festival appearances in the sum...
April 6, 2023
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SAXON Is Demoing Material For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we're just demoing tracks at the moment. It'll sound fantastic. What can I say? But we're demo...
April 4, 2023
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SAXON's PAUL QUINN Thanks Fans For 'Outpouring Of Love And Respect' After Decision To 'Step Back From Touring'

SAXON guitarist Paul Quinn has thanked fans for their "outpouring of love and respect" after his recent announcement that he was "stepping back from touring". As a result of Quinn's decision, SAXON canceled its April 2023 South American tour as well as the appearance at the Monsters Of Rock cruise....
March 25, 2023
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SAXON Frontman BIFF BYFORD Wants 'Somebody From The '80s Era' To Replace PAUL QUINN On The Road

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, Biff Byford spoke about SAXON guitarist Paul Quinn's recent decision to "step back from touring". The SAXON frontman said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, it's gonna be a change. The thing is it wasn't a surprise. It was talked abou...
March 23, 2023
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SAXON Shares Cover Of NAZARETH's 'Razamanaz' From 'More Inspirations' Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON unveiled the second single, "Razamanaz", from their upcoming album, "More Inspirations", set for release on March 24 via Silver Lining Music. Following the release of "Inspirations" in 2021, "More Inspirations" is the second "deep dish" serving of the influences whi...
March 21, 2023
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Wasn't Surprised By PAUL QUINN's Decision To 'Step Back From Touring'

In a new interview with Greg Prato of AllMusic, Biff Byford was asked if he was surprised by SAXON guitarist Paul Quinn's recent decision to "step back from touring". The SAXON frontman responded: "No. He's been talking about it for four or five years now. There's a lot of pressure touring at the le...
March 15, 2023
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SAXON's Founding Guitarist PAUL QUINN To 'Step Back From Touring'

Guitarist and founding member of British heavy metal legends SAXON, Paul Quinn has decided to "step back from touring" with the band. As a result of his decision, SAXON has canceled its April 2023 South American tour as well as the appearance at the Monsters Of Rock cruise. Earlier today, SAXON rele...
March 10, 2023
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GUNS N' ROSES' 'November Rain' Video Surpasses Two Billion Views On YouTube

GUNS N' ROSES's video for the classic ballad "November Rain", has surpassed two billion views on YouTube. The clip, which was first released 31 years ago, wasn't uploaded to the platform until December 2009. Released on 1991's "Use Your Illusion I" album, the original version of "November Rain" cloc...
February 15, 2023
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: Making It In Music Business Is 'Like Winning The Lottery'

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Metal Global, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he thinks it's easier for newer metal acts to make a mark nowadays than he was when he and his bandmates were first starting out. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't think it's ever b...
February 13, 2023
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SAXON To Release New Studio Album In 2024; Second BIFF BYFORD Solo LP In The Works

In a new interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock, SAXON frontman Biff Byford talked about his plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've got this album ['More Inspirations'] coming out [from SAXON], obviously. We're still touring [2022's] 'Carpe Diem' [LP]. We...
January 30, 2023
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SAXON Covers RAINBOW, KISS, NAZARETH, ALICE COOPER, Others On 'More Inspirations' Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON unveiled the first single, "The Faith Healer", from their upcoming album, "More Inspirations", set for release on March 24 via Silver Lining Music. Following the release of "Inspirations" in 2021, "More Inspirations" is the second "deep dish" serving of the influenc...
January 16, 2023
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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE Pays Tribute To NAZARETH's DAN MCCAFFERTY

Axl Rose has paid tribute to NAZARETH singer Dan McCafferty, who died earlier this month at the age of 76. The GUNS N' ROSES frontman took to his Twitter on Saturday (November 19) to write: "Haven't addressed this... been a tough pill to swallow. Very, very sad to learn of the passing of Dan McCaffe...
November 20, 2022
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Legendary NAZARETH Singer DAN MCCAFFERTY Dead At 76

NAZARETH's co-founding singer Dan McCafferty has died at the age of 76. NAZARETH bassist Pete Agnew confirmed McCafferty's passing in a statement earlier today. He wrote: "Dan died at 12:40 today. "This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make. Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful lovi...
November 8, 2022