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GOJIRA Doesn't Consciously Try To Break New Musical Ground: 'It's More Organic', Says MARIO DUPLANTIER

In a new interview with Colombia's Radioacktiva, drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA was asked how he and his bandmates go about exploring fresh musical areas every time they are making an album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's not very intellectu...
September 20, 2022

VINNY APPICE On Why He Hasn't Been Inducted Into ROCK HALL: ''Cause They're A Bunch Of F***in' A**holes'

Original DIO drummer Vinny Appice has once again said that Ronnie James Dio should have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The legendary heavy metal vocalist, best known for his work with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and his own band DIO, died of stomach cancer 12 years ago at the age of 6...
September 14, 2022

Opvs Contra Natvram

Contrary to popular opinion, the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was somehow getting BEHEMOTH into arenas. No wonder the Polish band are more confident and imperious than ever on their 12th studio album. After such a long, hard and tumultuous rise from underground obscurity to the metal mainstr...
September 13, 2022

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'Killed It' Playing Classic VAN HALEN Songs At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert

Wolfgang Van Halen's mother says that he "killed it" during his performance with Dave Grohl at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert. Valerie Bertinelli took to Twitter on Saturday (September 3) and subtweeted a video showing Wolfgang rocking out onstage earlier in the day with Grohl, THE DARKNESS sing...
September 4, 2022

NIRVANA 'Nevermind' Baby Lawsuit Dismissed For Final Time

According to Rolling Stone, a judge has dismissed the third version of the lawsuit against NIRVANA filed by the man who claims he was the baby featured on the cover of the band's "Nevermind" album. In a decision on Friday, U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles said Spencer Elden waited...
September 3, 2022

GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On SEPULTURA: 'They Are A Very, Very Important Band In The History Of Metal'

On September 2, GOJIRA guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier was interviewed on Brazil's "Multishow" after the band's appearance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro. Asked if he remembers the first time he heard the Brazilian metal band SEPULTURA and how much of an influence SEPULTURA has b...
September 3, 2022

Former 'Headbangers Ball' Host RIKI RACHTMAN To 'Tell All' Live On Stage

On September 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Riki Rachtman, former owner of the Cathouse club in Los Angeles and host of MTV's "Headbangers Ball", will take the stage at the Neighborhood Theatre for his very first live speaking engagement. "One Foot In The Gutter" is described in a press release as...
September 1, 2022

PIERCE THE VEIL Shares First New Song Since 2016, 'Pass The Nirvana'

PIERCE THE VEIL has shared the lyric video for a brand new song, "Pass The Nirvana". The San Diego band, which Rolling Stone once described as "hyperactive, progressive post-hardcore," serves up a new track full of fuzzy guitars, massive melodic hooks, and PIERCE THE VEIL's distinct emotional heart....
September 1, 2022

BEHEMOTH Shares Music Video For New Single 'Thy Becoming Eternal'

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release their 12th studio album, "Opvs Contra Natvram", on September 16 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the LP's fourth single, "Thy Becoming Eternal", produced by animator Ruben Fro, can be seen below. BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski com...
August 17, 2022

ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: 'For Us, The Music Always Came First'

In a recent interview with the "Talk Toomey" podcast, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante spoke about how he and his bandmates managed to weather the peaks and valleys of a four-decade career that included several singer changes and a fluctuation of heavy metal's popularity. He said (as transcribed by B...
August 13, 2022

DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Newer Rock Bands Are Lacking 'Star Power'

In a new interview with Listen Next!, Phil Collen was asked which artist or artists DEF LEPPARD will "pass the baton to" once he and his bandmates decide to retire. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't know. I'm still waiting, actually. You hear a lot of stuff out there, but i...
August 4, 2022

STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I Don't Believe That Grunge Killed Hair Metal'

STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet has weighed in on the never-ending debate about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. On Tuesday (August 2), the 59-year-old openly Christian rocker, who writes...
August 3, 2022

Did Grunge Kill 1980s Heavy Metal? PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD Weighs In

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of VWMusic, PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard was asked for his take on the long-running narrative that grunge killed the career of many hard rock and heavy metal musicians. He replied: "I think there's always renewal in the world, and with that renewal, comes new...
July 29, 2022

BEHEMOTH Shares Music Video For New Single 'The Deathless Sun'

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release their 12th studio album, "Opvs Contra Natvram", on September 16 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the LP's third single, "The Deathless Sun", directed by Blazej Jankowiak of 9LITER FILMY, can be seen below. The song cements BEHEMOTH's repu...
July 27, 2022

PEARL JAM To Perform At New York's Apollo Exclusively For SiriusXM Subscribers

SiriusXM announced today that PEARL JAM will perform at the historic Apollo Theater in a special invitation-only concert as part of SiriusXM's Small Stage Series on Saturday, September 10. The exclusive concert marks the first time that PEARL JAM has performed at the iconic theater and will be the f...
July 14, 2022