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EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'I Think It's A Good Thing PANTERA Is Back In Business'

In a new interview with the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER once again spoke about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. Asked if he still gets ques...
February 21, 2024
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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician, who has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022, opened up about his diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Fans will have become very aware that for some time now, I ha...
February 21, 2024
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Watch: VANDENBERG Performs WHITESNAKE Classics At 2024 U.S. Tour Kick-Off

VANDENBERG, the resurrected 1980s band led by former WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, kicked off its U.S. tour Saturday night (February 17) at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. The group's setlist contained a number of WHITESNAKE classics, including "Bad Boys", "Fool For Your Loving",...
February 18, 2024
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GUS G. On Being Approached To Audition For MEGADETH: 'That Was A Discussion That Basically Didn't Go Anywhere'

In a new interview with The Logan Show, Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who spent eight years as a hired gun in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band, confirmed that he was approached about auditioning for MEGADETH in late 2014. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What happened was [then-MEGADETH bassi...
February 16, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'Heavy Metal Cats, They Rule'

In a new interview with Kevin Vargas of El Paso's Best Rock KLAQ 95.5 FM radio station, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford once again explained why he posts so many pictures on his Instagram of him wearing cat-related t-shirts. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think cats are a perfect c...
February 15, 2024
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COREY TAYLOR To Release 'CMF2B… Or Not 2B' In April

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release a new solo album of covers and live recordings, titled "CMF2B… Or Not 2B", on April 20 via BMG as part of this year's Record Store Day. According to RecordStoreDay.com, the track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. HSOAT 02. Life Sex &...
February 15, 2024
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GENE SIMMONS, DAVID DRAIMAN And More Sign Letter Rejecting Attempt To Bar Israel From 2024 'Eurovision Song Contest'

More than 400 leaders from the entertainment industry — including KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, DISTURBED singer David Draiman and Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne — have signed an open letter released by the non-profit entertainment industry organization Creative Community For Pea...
February 14, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Euphoric Contact' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Euphoric Contact". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Chri...
February 13, 2024
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IN THIS MOMENT Announces 'Godmode' Spring 2024 U.S. Tour With KIM DRACULA And MIKE'S DEAD

IN THIS MOMENT will embark on "The Godmode Tour" this spring. Support on the trek will come from KIM DRACULA and MIKE'S DEAD. The run, which will kick off on April 28 in Anaheim, California and conclude on May 25 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will include five "The Dark Horizon Tour" co-headlining dat...
February 13, 2024
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PEARL JAM Announces New Album, 'Dark Matter', Shares Title Track

PEARL JAM's twelfth studio album, "Dark Matter", will be released on April 19, 2024 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The LP's title track can be streamed below. "Dark Matter" was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Watt and is PEARL JAM's first release since 2020's "Gigaton". In...
February 13, 2024
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GUS G. Says He Was Approached To Audition For MEGADETH Before KIKO LOUREIRO Joined The Band

In a new interview with The Chuck Shute Podcast, Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who spent eight years as a hired gun in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band, was asked if he ever got approached by any other bigger artists to join them. "I had offers to… Actually, I've never told that anybody — in the press, at...
February 12, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK SABBATH Touring Drummer TOMMY CLUFETOS Announces March 2024 Tour Dates

TOMMY'S ROCKTRIP, drummer Tommy Clufetos's (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH) new hard rock outfit, where he offers his take on the rock 'n roll influences that made him one of the most sought-after drummers in the current hard rock scene, will embark on a short solo tour at the end of March. The follow...
February 12, 2024
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PANTERA's REX BROWN Meets Fans At Gibson Garage in Nashville: Photos, Video

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown took part in a meet-and-greet and signing session on Thursday, February 8 at Gibson Garage in Nashville, Tennessee. Video and photos of his appearance can be found below. PANTERA played the first concert of 2024 on February 3 at the Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. T...
February 11, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER And JANE'S ADDICTION Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2024 Induction

Ozzy Osbourne, FOREIGNER, JANE'S ADDICTION, OASIS, Peter Frampton and Lenny Kravitz are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024. Other nominees are Mariah Carey, Sinead O'Connor, Cher, Sade, Mary J. Blige, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Eric B. & Rakim an...
February 10, 2024
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SHARON OSBOURNE On Why OZZY Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request: 'We Don't Want To Be Associated With A Hater'

Sharon Osbourne has spoken to Billboard magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy Osbourne song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago on Thursday. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Cent...
February 10, 2024