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AVATAR Announces Summer 2022 North American Tour With LIGHT THE TORCH And OTEP

Swedish metallers AVATAR will return to North America this summer for a headline tour. The trek kicks off on July 6 in Toronto and runs through July 31 in Tucson. Support on the trek will come from LIGHT THE TORCH and OTEP. Pre-sale tickets are available today, Tuesday, April 26, at 12 p.m. ET. The...
April 26, 2022

Rockers React To Death Of FOO FIGHTERS Drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS

Paul Stanley (KISS),Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died on Friday (March 25) at the age of 50. The band confirmed his passing in a statement. "The FO...
March 26, 2022

OTEP Cancels U.S. Tour: 'It Is Impossible For Us To Enforce Proper COVID Protocols'

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, has canceled its previously announced "Sermons Of Fire" U.S. tour which was scheduled to kick off next month. Earlier today, Shamaya issued the following statement: "My Real Ones, it is with a heavy heart that I write...
January 19, 2022

Rockers React To JOEY JORDISON's Death

Members of ANTHRAX, FEAR FACTORY, KREATOR, ALL THAT REMAINS and TRIVIUM are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. The news of his passing was broken in a statement from his family. The statement reads: "We are heartbroken to sha...
July 27, 2021

Rockers React To Pro-TRUMP Protesters Storming Capitol Hill: 'This Is Next-Level Insanity'

Paul Stanley (KISS),Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE),Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE),Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT),Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY),Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES),Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD),Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD),Phil Rind (SACRED REICH),Otep Shamaya (OTEP),Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES)...
January 6, 2021

JOE BIDEN Wins Presidency; Rockers React

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX),Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT),Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS),Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) are among the rockers who have reacted to the news that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes af...
November 7, 2020

Rockers Mourn U.S. Supreme Court Justice RUTH BADER GINSBURG's Death

PEARL JAM, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX),Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE),Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT),Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday due to...
September 18, 2020

COREY TAYLOR Announces 'CMFT' Solo Album, Unveils First Two Songs

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release his debut solo album, "CMFT", on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. The first two singles from the effort, "CMFT Must Be Stopped", accompanied by a wrestling-themed music video, and "Black Eyes Blue", have been unveiled and can be seen/heard...
July 29, 2020

Rockers React To Death Of Basketball Legend KOBE BRYANT

Paul Stanley (KISS),David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE),Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY),Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) are among the rockers who have reacted to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend and his daughter were among five people killed i...
January 26, 2020

Why Aren't There More Openly Gay Heavy Metal Musicians? TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Weighs In

During a recent appearance on "The Jasta Show", TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick discussed the fact that there are very few openly homosexual musicians in the heavy metal scene. Saying that "the idea of a singer in a metal band being gay" was "shocking" prior to JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford coming ou...
January 8, 2019

JINJER To Begin Work On New Full-Length Album In The Spring

JINJER vocalist Tatiana Shmailyuk has confirmed to Mexico's MB Live that the band will soon begin work on the music for the follow-up to 2016's "King Of Everything" album. "Actually, right now, we recorded a new EP," she said (see video below). "So that will be released in January. But I think in th...
November 26, 2018

4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet —...
November 13, 2018

TOM MORELLO, STEVEN ADLER, CHUCK BILLY, ADAM JONES Among Celebrity Bowlers At This Year's 'Bowl For Ronnie'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is hea...
October 3, 2018

WESTFIELD MASSACRE: 'Your Salvation' Video Released

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has released another new song, "Your Salvation", from its forthcoming sophomore album, "Salvation". "Your Salvation" marks the third official single from the disc and is accompanied by a full-feature music video directed by Ron Underwood. The song and video are based on the band's...
September 22, 2018


"Man, I wish LIMP BIZKIT was back," said someone, apparently. Plant a sextet of Arizona millennials into a would-be Compton plot, boasting a "don't give no fucks" attitude and dressed in letterman jackets like Archie Andrews's Red Circle avenger jock squad (other times running like Southside Serpent...
September 9, 2018