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JOSH RAND: STONE SOUR Is Still On Hiatus

Guitarist Josh Rand says that STONE SOUR is still on hiatus, more than five years after the release of the band's last full-length album of original material. Rand touched upon STONE SOUR's status in an interview this past Thursday (August 4) prior to a performance by his new band THE L.I.F.E. PROJE...
August 6, 2022
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CRONOS: VENOM Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant has confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album. Speaking at this weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We had a bit of a hassle because of the pandemic; we couldn't...
August 6, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Admits It Was 'Risky' Remixing DIO's 'Holy Diver': 'When You Mess With A Classic, You're Taking A Chance'

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 6, 2022
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AIRBOURNE Frontman On Importance Of Small Music Venues: 'If You Kill That, Then You Kill The Future Of Rock And Roll'

Guitarist and vocalist Joel O'Keeffe of Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE was interviewed by Janne Innanfors of the Rock Klassiker radio station when his band supported IRON MAIDEN on July 22 at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. One of the topics they discussed was that the fact that the pandemi...
August 6, 2022
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Watch LAMB OF GOD Play First Concert Of Summer 2022 European Tour Without Guitarist WILLIE ADLER

LAMB OF GOD kicked off its summer 2022 European tour on Friday (August 5) at the Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Earlier this week, it was announced that former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel would be filling in for Will...
August 6, 2022
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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ: Maintaining Vegan And Straight-Edge Lifestyle On Tour Is 'Super Easy'

During a question-and-answer session at this weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, Alissa White-Gluz, the lead vocalist of ARCH ENEMY who is also vegan and straight edge, was asked if it's difficult for her to maintain her lifestyle while she is on tour. She responded (as transcribe...
August 6, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Says EXODUS Would Have To Be Included In Expanded 'Big Four'

In a brand new interview with Yes! You CAN Play Guitar!, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — were ever expanded to a "Big Five," who would get the extra slot. He responded (as transcribed by BL...
August 5, 2022
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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's MATT TUCK Says Self-Titled Album's More Technical And Aggressive Sound Came 'Naturally'

In a new interview with "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck spoke about the band's decision to pursue a more technical, aggressive direction on its latest, self-titled album, which arrived last November via Spinefarm/Search & De...
August 5, 2022
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Watch: THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT Covers MEGADETH's 'Symphony Of Destruction' At Des Moines Concert

Video of THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT, the musical meeting of minds between Grammy-nominated STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand and PARALANDRA vocalist/guitarist Casandra Carson, performing a cover of MEGADETH's "Symphony Of Destruction" during its concert Thursday night (August 4) at xBk Live in Des Moines, Io...
August 5, 2022
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Watch: AMON AMARTH Plays Surprise Set At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH played a surprise set at this year's Wacken Open Air festival on Thursday, August 4 in Wacken, Germany. After the performance, the band took to its social media to share a short video of the concert, along with the following message: "Heathens! Thank you f...
August 5, 2022
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Watch AEROSMITH's 1989 Concert In Landover, Maryland As Part Of '50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults' Series

In continued celebration of their 50th anniversary, the four-time Grammy Award-winning and diamond-certified rock legends AEROSMITH (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer),have launched of "50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults", the band's new "official bootleg"...
August 5, 2022
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MISFITS Announce Dallas Concert With Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS will make their only headline appearance of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The MISFITS, featuring original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein...
August 5, 2022
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TESLA Releases New Single 'Time To Rock!'

TESLA has released a new single, "Time To Rock!". The official music video for the song, which can be streamed below, will make its online debut on Tuesday, August 9. Last month, TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith told "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about "Time To Rock!": "We've been playing it live since June 11...
August 5, 2022
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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Tampere, Finland

Fan-filmed video of DEEP PURPLE's July 28 performance in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. Last month, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse officially left the band to care for his wife, Janine, who is battling cancer. Morse's announcement came four months after the guitarist said that he would be ta...
August 5, 2022
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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says CHARLIE BENANTE And ZAKK WYLDE Are 'The Two Right Guys' For PANTERA Gig

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo and...
August 5, 2022