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RANDY RHOADS's Brother KELLE RHOADS Is Recovering After 'Severe Stroke'

Kelle Rhoads, the 72-year-old brother of legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads, is recovering after suffering a "severe stroke". On Saturday, May 4, Kelle's and Randy's sister Kathy took to her social media to write: "There is no easy way to say this… This is truly a difficult and heartbrea...
May 5, 2024
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PHIL DEMMEL Names Three Guitarists Who 'Would Absolutely Nail' Playing DIMEBAG's Parts In Reformed PANTERA

During an appearance on The Metal Forge podcast, former MACHINE HEAD and VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke about his reputation as something of an in-demand session man for veteran metal outfits, having previously filled in for musicians in SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, OVERKILL and TESTAMENT, among othe...
May 5, 2024
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CATEGORY 7 Feat. OVERKILL, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT And Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: Debut Album Details Revealed

CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring former MACHINE HEAD and current KERRY KING guitarist Phil Demmel, ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson, will release its self-titled debut alb...
May 2, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Opens Up About Undergoing Stem Cell Therapy For Parkinson's Disease

On the latest episode of SiriusXM's "Ozzy Speaks", Ozzy Osbourne spoke with co-host Billy Morrison about receiving stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease. The legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman was diagnosed in 2003 with Parkin 2 — a very rare genetic form of Parkinson's. During a TV appearance in...
May 1, 2024
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DEICIDE Frontman Laments State Of Metal Scene: 'All We Have Is A Bunch Of Wannabe-WEEZER-Looking Dudes Trying To Play Metal'

In a new interview with Francisco Zamudio of KNAC.COM, DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton spoke about some of his earliest musical influences that got him on the path of playing extreme metal. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Ever since I was a little kid, man, I remember, I even have it in...
April 29, 2024
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New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Album Is On The Way: 'We're Working On It Right Now'

In a new interview with Scott Davidson of Chicago's Rebel Radio 92.5 FM, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde confirmed that he and his bandmates are working on the group's next album. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's twelfth studio LP will be the follow-up to "Doom Crew Inc.", which came out in November 20...
April 27, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Ballet Announces International Dates For 2024 And 2025

After its successful world premiere and U.K. tour in 2023, "Black Sabbath – The Ballet" will return for an international tour in 2024 and 2025. The ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH had its official premiere in September 2023 at the Hippodrome theatre in the heavy metal legends' orig...
April 27, 2024
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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Light 'Em Up' Album In September; Title Track To Arrive Next Month

THE DEAD DAISIES will release "Light 'Em Up", the first single and title track of their upcoming album, on May 10. The full-length disc will follow on September 6 via Germany's SPV and Japan's Ward Records. THE DEAD DAISIES frontman John Corabi said: "Hey, gang. We are releasing our first single 'Li...
April 26, 2024
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ROBERT TRUJILLO: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves' To Be In ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME As Solo Artist

During an appearance on the April 24 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Robert Trujillo, who had a seven-year tenure with Ozzy Osbourne before joining METALLICA in 2003, was asked about the recent announcement that the legendary heavy metal singer will be inducted into the Rock A...
April 26, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Tyr' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Tyr" can be seen below. "Tyr" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with singers Ozzy Os...
April 26, 2024
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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Breaks Down The Differences Between CLIFF BURTON's And JASON NEWSTED's Playing Styles

During an appearance on the April 24 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about the two bassists that preceded him in the band, Jason Newsted and the late, great Cliff Burton. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's intere...
April 25, 2024
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Explains Why He Doesn't Really Stay In Contact With Former Bandmates

In a new interview with Loaded Radio, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH founder and guitarist Zoltan Bathory was asked if he still keeps in touch with any of his former bandmates, like guitarist Jason Hook and drummer Jeremy Spencer. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[From] time to time, we...
April 24, 2024
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PANTERA's CHARLIE BENANTE: 'We Really Became More Of A Band' On February 2024 Tour

In a new interview with Brandon Toews of Drumeo, Charlie Benante spoke about the February 2024 U.S. leg of PANTERA's tour, including the band's headlining appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The drummer said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "So this run that we've been doing s...
April 23, 2024
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PANTERA's REX BROWN: ABBOTT Brothers Are 'Looking Down' On Us And 'They're Digging What They're Seeing'

In a new interview with Sweetwater, PANTERA bassist Rex Brown spoke about the decision to tour with a reformed version of the band, also featuring fellow surviving member Philip Anselmo (vocals),alongside Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) on guitar and Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) on dru...
April 22, 2024
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SUNBOMB Feat. TRACII GUNS And MICHAEL SWEET: Second Album 'Light Up The Sky' Due In June

SUNBOMB, the musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene, Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) and Michael Sweet (STRYPER),will release its sophomore album, "Light Up The Sky", on June 24 via Frontiers Records Srl. Developed as a tribute to the classic heavy metal of the 19...
April 22, 2024