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MARK KENDALL Says New GREAT WHITE Singer ANDREW FREEMAN Is Able To Hit All The High Notes In Band's Classic Songs

This past May, GREAT WHITE announced that it had parted ways with singer Mitch Malloy and had replaced him with Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE). Malloy had been in GREAT WHITE for nearly four years, having joined the group in 2018 following the departure of Terry Ilous. Asked in a new interview with "...
August 7, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON On Tour With JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND: 'This Is A Celebration, Not A Retaliation'

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
August 7, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL Says He Hasn't Heard Good Reports About DIO 'Holy Diver' Remix, Questions Decision To Release LP Outtakes

DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the origi...
August 7, 2022
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MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says He Finally Saw A Doctor About Injuries He Sustained In Stage Fall

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has assured fans that he will "get through" the injuries he sustained when he fell off stage during a concert last month. The incident happened on July 26 in Tampa, Florida when Grayand his bandmates were performing the song "Not Falling" at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphithe...
August 7, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On His Journey In Rock And Heavy Metal In 'Solid Rock' Book

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing presents "Solid Rock", a new XL-sized coffee table book which will be exclusively available from Always Distinctive via their dedicated online store. "Solid Rock - The Collector's Edition" is a special pre-release set of limited editions, only available by...
August 7, 2022
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Why Hasn't KISS's TOMMY THAYER Released A Solo Album? He Responds

In a new interview with Noise11.com, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was asked why he hasn't yet released a solo album. He laughed and responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I don't know. That's a good question. These days I don't know if people are really interested that much in buying...
August 7, 2022
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Three-Quarters Of SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Visions' Lineup Reunites To Perform 'Troops Of Doom' In Curitiba And Rio De Janeiro

Former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz joined Max and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera on stage on August 4 in Curitiba, Brazil and on August 5 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to perform the early SEPULTURA classic "Troops Of Doom", a song that Jairo co-wrote. Fan-filmed video is available below. Jairo's new band TH...
August 7, 2022
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THE OFFSPRING Members Escape Unharmed After Vehicle Catches Fire In Canada

The members of THE OFFSPRING escaped unharmed after one of their vehicles caught fire Saturday while they were en route to Rimouski, Quebec, Canada for a concert. The veteran punk rock act took to social media yesterday to share a short video of the burning vehicle, and included the following messag...
August 7, 2022
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IRON MAIDEN To Headline 2023 Edition Of WACKEN OPEN AIR

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will headline next year's edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-5, 2023. Wacken Open Air takes place annually in the village of Wacken, which has a population of just about 2,000. Up to 85,000 people attend the event, which is 32 year...
August 6, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ANN WILSON Performing HEART's 'Barracuda' At This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of HEART singer Ann Wilson performing the band's classic song "Barracuda" earlier today (Saturday, August 6) at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. In a recent interview with Grammy.com, Ann was asked if she and her sister and HEART bandmate...
August 6, 2022
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LAST IN LINE's VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Covering THE BEATLES' 'A Day In The Life': 'It Was A Pretty Ambitious Song To Take On'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (August 3) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell spoke about the band's upcoming EP, "A Day In The Life", which will arrive on November 11 via earMUSIC. The effort is numbered and limited to 3,000 c...
August 6, 2022
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AARON LEWIS Performs New Song 'I Ain't Made In China': 'I'm American As It Gets'

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis played a new song called "I Ain't Made In China" during his August 4 solo concert at the Psycho Silo Saloon in Langley, Illinois. Fan-filmed video of the performance is available below. "I Ain't Made In China" apparently features such lyrics as "I ain't made in China / Fr...
August 6, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: 'There's Some Super-Proggy Stuff' On Upcoming 'Digital Noise Alliance' Album

On July 28, Straus Project conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre and guitarist Michael Wilton in Addison, Illinois. You can now watch chat below. Speaking about the response to the first two singles QUEENSRŸCHE has released so far from the band's upcoming "Digital Noise Allian...
August 6, 2022
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SHINEDOWN Frontman Says He 'Educated Himself' During Early Days Of Pandemic

In a new interview with Riff X's "Metal XS", SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith spoke about his mental health during the start of the pandemic and the early days of shutdown orders. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When everybody was getting really, really scared during the pandemic, I was...
August 6, 2022
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Watch: AT THE GATES Recruits THE HAUNTED's PATRIK JENSEN For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

AT THE GATES recruited Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED) to play second guitar for the band on Friday (August 5) at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. The Wacken gig took place less than two weeks after AT THE GATES parted ways w...
August 6, 2022