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Today Marks 16th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Tuesday, December 8) marks the 16th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columb...
December 8, 2020
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GRAHAM BONNET Is 'Not Bothered' By There Being Two Versions Of ALCATRAZZ

Graham Bonnet has clarified his recent comment that he will "still be recording and performing with ALCATRAZZ" despite the fact that he has parted ways with the musicians who performed with him on the band's latest album, "Born Innocent". On December 4, ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo, Joe Stump, Gary...
December 8, 2020
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PUDDLE OF MUDD's WES SCANTLIN: 'God Is Real'

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin, who previously credited God with saving his life, spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the importance of faith in his life. He said (hear audio below): "God is real, believe me. I have prayed to God my whole life and basical...
December 7, 2020
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How Did Guitarist For MANOWAR Tribute Band End Up Joining Real Thing? JOEY DEMAIO Explains

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio recently launched a new podcast and blog called "Words Of Power". The second episode, which can be streamed below, features the second part of an interview DeMaio gave to Kevin P. McAuliffe, "a multi-talented world-famous video editor from Toronto, Canada" who is working...
December 7, 2020
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ANGUS YOUNG Names AC/DC Album That 'Defined' The Band

In a recent interview with Switzerland's SRF 3 radio station, Angus Young was asked which AC/DC album he would put on to impress someone who has never heard of the band. He responded (see video below): "'Let There Be Rock'. 'Let There Be Rock', for me, is the album. And the reason why I like 'Let Th...
December 7, 2020
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Recalls Practical Joke Tour Manager Played On DAVID LEE ROTH At VAN HALEN's Last Show

In a recent interview with SPIN, Wolfgang Van Halen was asked if there was a moment that particularly stood out to him from VAN HALEN's last tour, which concluded in October 2015 at the the Hollywood Bowl. He responded: "I got a really funny story about that. Nobody's asked me about this before, so...
December 7, 2020
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Wants To Record Album Of 'Worship' Music

Michael Sweet, singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the openly Christian hard rock band STRYPER, says that he is planning to record an album of woship music. The 57-year-old musician revealed his interest in writing a collection of songs that are generally thought to be too theologically spec...
December 7, 2020
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SHARON OSBOURNE, HENRY ROLLINS, ADAM LAMBERT Set For CYNDI LAUPER's 10th Annual 'Home For The Holidays' Benefit Concert

Cyndi Lauper — the Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning icon and advocate — has announced that her 10th annual "Home For The Holidays" benefit concert will premiere on Friday, December 11 exclusively on her TikTok at 8 p.m. EST, with an additional stream Sunday, December 13 on Lauper's YouTube and Facebo...
December 7, 2020
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Watch AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER And JOE PERRY Take Part In 'Wayne's World' Virtual Reunion

AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry made an appearance during Josh Gad's "Wayne's World" reunion, which premiered earlier today (Monday, December 7) as part of the actor's YouTube series. The rockers' appearance began with a comedy bit where Gad pretended that he was calling Perry and Tyler to as...
December 7, 2020
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JON BON JOVI Covers Holiday Tracks By TOM PETTY, ELVIS PRESLEY And THE POGUES

Last week, BON JOVI's concert documentary "On A Night Like This - Bon Jovi 2020" was seen by more than one million viewers who tuned into the BON JOVI Facebook page to watch the band's first-ever full album performance of its critically acclaimed release "2020". This week, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame...
December 7, 2020
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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER Has 'Made Great Progress' On His Autobiography

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has confirmed that he is still planning on releasing his autobiography. "I've been toying with writing a book for several years, but not really doing much about it," he said in a new fan interview which was posted on the YouTube channel of the band's record company,...
December 7, 2020
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JOHN DOLMAYAN Says He Never Wanted SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Take A Hiatus: 'It Was A Disastrous Move For Us'

John Dolmayan says that he never wanted SYSTEM OF A DOWN to stop making new music and touring. The Serj Tankian-fronted outfit has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus in 2011, but has yet to record a full-length follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" LPs, which came out in 2005. Dolm...
December 7, 2020
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Watch IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Play 'Gangland' For First Time In 'Donkeys' Years'

IRON MAIDEN has uploaded a video of guitarist Adrian Smith playing the song "Gangland" for the first time in many years. The track is taken from MAIDEN's 1982 album "The Number Of The Beast", which was the band's first LP to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson and the songwriting contributions of Smith...
December 7, 2020
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Watch SAMMY HAGAR's Performance Of 'No Worries' From 'Love You Madly - A Stream For Santa Cruz Fire Relief'

Sammy Hagar's performance of "No Worries", which was included as part of the December 5, 2020 streaming event "Love You Madly - A Stream For Santa Cruz Fire Relief", can be seen below. The 90-minute stream of music and personal messages featured performances from other musical luminaries, including...
December 7, 2020
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AC/DC's 'Demon Fire' Music Video To Debut This Wednesday

AC/DC's music video for "Demon Fire" will make its online debut this Wednesday (December 9) at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Power Up", which recently hit the No. 1 spot in 18 countries, including in the U.S., where it sold over 117,000 copies in th...
December 7, 2020