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VAN HALEN: 'Story Of Their Songs' To Premiere This Weekend On REELZ

"Van Halen: Story Of Their Songs" will premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Reelz. They were the band that changed the face of heavy rock and created a formula for a four-decade run as a legendary band. From their early days playing parties in Pasadena to becoming the biggest rock ac...
June 2, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Guests On RUSS HEWITT Single 'Vivir Libre'

After previously putting out a string of singles with such recording artists as jazz blues legend Larry Carlton (STEELY DAN, THE CRUSADERS) and rock funk groovester Nuno Bettencourt from the band EXTREME, Texas-based guitarist Russ Hewitt has done it again with another collaborative effort with anot...
June 1, 2022
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EXTREME Pulls Out Of M3 ROCK FESTIVAL Due To 'Multiple Positive COVID Results'

EXTREME has canceled its appearance at this year's M3 Rock Festival "due to multiple positive COVID results within the EXTREME band and crew." The 13th edition of M3 Rock Festival is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, May 7 and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia,...
May 6, 2022
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DEREK SHERINIAN's New Album 'Vortex' To Feature MICHAEL SCHENKER, ZAKK WYLDE, NUNO BETTENCOURT, Others

World-acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION),one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, will release a new album, "Vortex", on July 1 via InsideOut Music. Returning alongside Sherinian is legendary drummer Simon Phillips, who once again...
April 13, 2022
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STEVE VAI Guests On Debut Episode Of 'Yngwie Malmsteen's Coffee Talk'

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has launched a new interview series dubbed "Yngwie Malmsteen's Coffee Talk". In the first episode, Yngwie sits down with fellow iconic axeman Steve Vai. Check out part one of the chat below. This past January, Vai spoke to Myglobalmind about what it was l...
March 16, 2022
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Watch: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Performs 'Wasted Years' With ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain joined Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN on stage earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 8) at Islington Assembly Hall in London, United Kingdom to perform the MAIDEN classic "Wasted Years". Video of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of, among...
March 8, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Roseville, California

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the fourth show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Wednesday, January 26) at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass play...
January 27, 2022
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EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Is Working On Two Separate Solo Projects

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt says that he is working on two new solo projects, including a follow-up of sorts to his debut solo album, "Schizophonic", which came out in 1997 on A&M Records. On Wednesday (January 26),Bettencourt took to his social media to write: "NEW MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENT 20...
January 27, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Las Vegas

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the second show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Saturday, January 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage...
January 23, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'Wasted Years' At First-Ever SMITH/KOTZEN Concert

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN kicked off its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Thursday, January 20) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage,...
January 21, 2022
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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Already Have Seven Song Ideas For Second Studio Album

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN will kick off its U.S. West Coast tour on Thursday, January 20 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerl...
January 18, 2022
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STEVE VAI Says Performing 'Black Star' With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Was 'Challenging': 'Nobody Can Play Like Him'

In a new interview with Myglobalmind, Steve Vai spoke about what it was like for him to join Yngwie Malmsteen for a performance of the legendary Swedish guitarist's classic song "Black Star" during their joint "Generation Axe" tour, which took place over several legs between 2016 and 2019. He said:...
January 17, 2022
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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Announce Touring Band For West Coast Shows

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN will kick off its U.S. West Coast tour on Saturday, January 15 at the Ventura Theatre. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominat...
January 12, 2022
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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Mourns Death Of ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum is mourning the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the human rights crusader who died in South Africa at the age of 90. He had reportedly been in ill health for years. On Sunday (December 26),Sorum took to his Instagram to write: "Very Sad to hear of the passi...
December 27, 2021
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Former WHITESNAKE Bassist MICHAEL DEVIN: 'The Past Ten Years Have Been Pure Magic'

Former WHITESNAKE bassist Michael Devin has described his decade-long tenure with the band as "pure magic." Devin's departure from WHITESNAKE was announced on Sunday, November 21. His replacement has since been revealed to be Tanya O'Callaghan, an Irish-born bassist who has previously performed with...
November 23, 2021