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Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist JEN MAJURA Opens Up About Getting Fired From The Band: 'I'm Still In Shock'

Jen Majura has opened up about her exit from EVANESCENCE, saying she is "still in shock" about being fired from the Amy Lee-fronted band. The 39-year-old guitarist's departure from EVANESCENCE was announced on May 21 via social media. "It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear fri...
June 22, 2022

EVANESCENCE's New Lineup Performs Live For First Time (Video)

EVANESCENCE kicked off its spring/summer European tour last night (Sunday, June 5) in Athens, Greece. The concert marked the band's first live appearance with EVANESCENCE's new lineup, featuring Emma Anzai of SICK PUPPIES on bass and EVANESCENCE's longtime bassist Tim McCord on guitar. EVANESCENCE's...
June 6, 2022

EVANESCENCE Announces New Touring Lineup

EVANESCENCE has recruited Emma Anzai of SICK PUPPIES to play bass on the Amy Lee-fronted outfit's upcoming tour. In addition, EVANESCENCE's longtime bassist Tim McCord will switch to guitar and fill the slot recently left vacant by the departure of Jen Majura. Earlier today (Monday, May 23),EVANESC...
May 23, 2022

JEN MAJURA On Split With EVANESCENCE: 'None Of This Was My Decision'

Jen Majura says that it wasn't her decision to part ways with EVANESCENCE. Jen's exit from the Amy Lee-fronted outfit was announced via social media on Saturday (May 21). "It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it's time to go our separate...
May 22, 2022

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Postpones Shows After ZAKK WYLDE Loses Voice

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been forced to postpone two shows on its U.S. tour with Nita Strauss and Jared James Nichols after frontman Zakk Wylde "lost his voice." The May 9 concert in Lexington, Kentucky will now take place on May 23, while the May 10 show in Raleigh, North Carolina has been pushed ba...
May 11, 2022

ROB HALFORD Names New Litter Of Kittens For KITTEN RESCUE, Donates Personal Collection Of Autographed Cat T-Shirts

Kitten Rescue, a Los Angeles-based non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for unwanted, homeless cats and kittens, has introduced a new litter of kittens for The New York Times-recognized kitten cam room, named by none other than JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford, a.k.a. The...
April 15, 2022

ALICE COOPER Announces Summer/Fall 2022 U.S. Tour

Alice Cooper has announced a summer/fall 2022 "Detroit Muscle" U.S. tour. After wrapping successful and uninterrupted fall 2021, and both winter and spring 2022 runs, and following a European tour May 23 through July 6, the legendary rocker will be back on the road in September. There is a mix of he...
April 11, 2022

NITA STRAUSS On Her Upcoming Solo Album: 'Some Of My Very Favorite Singers Are On This Record With Me'

Last October, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, shared "Dead Inside", her first new solo music since the release of her debut album, 2018's "Controlled Chaos". The track is her first-ever solo collaboration with a vocalist, David Draiman, frontman of Gram...
March 15, 2022


When the 2021 edition of Louder Than Life concluded last September, local newspaper LEO Weekly pondered, "How will DWP top this for Louder Than Life 2022? I don't know, but I'm looking forward to seeing you all there again for it." Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have found a way to do just...
March 9, 2022

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces Spring 2022 U.S. Tour With NITA STRAUSS

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in the spring. Support on the trek, which will kick off on April 30 in San Diego, California and end on May 21 in Inwood, West Virginia, will come from Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, and Jared J...
March 2, 2022

ALICE COOPER Is Putting 'Final Touches' On New Album, Says Bassist CHUCK GARRIC

ALICE COOPER bassist Chuck Garric has confirmed to Metal Rules that the legendary rocker's upcoming follow-up to last year's "Detroit Stories" album will feature Alice's entire current touring band consisting of Garric, guitarists Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, and drummer Glen Sobel....
February 26, 2022


Aftershock festival will return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California on October 6-9, 2022 bigger than ever, expanding to four full days (after a half fourth day in 2021),adding a fourth music stage and featuring over 90 bands. The latest edition aims to top 2021's record-setting, sold-out at...
February 23, 2022

ALICE COOPER Answers Questions, Shares Stories Aboard This Year's MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise (Video)

Alice Cooper took part in a question-and-answer session with comedian Don Jamieson and SiriusXM's Keith Roth aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. The five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise, which departed out of Miami, Florida on February 9, featured performances by the legendary rocker...
February 19, 2022

NITA STRAUSS's Next Solo Single Will Be Instrumental

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about her upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Controlled Chaos" solo debut. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's gonna be half and half — six tracks with vocal...
February 15, 2022

NITA STRAUSS Has No Intention Of Ever Handling Lead Vocals In Her Solo Band: 'Absolutely Not'

In a brand new interview with Metal Edge magazine's "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley", Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was asked why it took her so long to incorporate vocals into her solo music, as she is doing on her upcoming sophomore solo album...
February 8, 2022