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From DIO, COVERDALE To HUGHES, THE DEAD DAISIES' DOUG ALDRICH 'Has No Agenda' When Working With Legendary Vocalists

By David E. Gehlke The relaxed, easy-going disposition of Doug Aldrich over Zoom likely matches his approach while in the rehearsal room with the likes of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and now Glenn Hughes as part of THE DEAD DAISIES. (Aldrich joked that he's happy to be included in the Ritchie...
September 22, 2022

MACHINE HEAD Kicks Off Series Of Intimate Warm-Up Shows In Glasgow (Video)

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD launched a short series of intimate warm-up shows in Scotland for their upcoming European tour last night (Wednesday, August 31) at the Garage in Glasgow. The band kicked off the evening with a cover of METALLICA's "Creeping Death" and ran through a 16-s...
September 1, 2022


Founding MURDERDOLLS vocalist Wednesday 13 has accused the band's former guitarist Acey Slade of "stealing" the MURDERDOLLS name from late SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. Last week, it was announced that Slade and former MURDERDOLLS bassist Eric Griffin would take part in a signing on Sunday, August...
August 29, 2022

Former MURDERDOLLS Guitarist ACEY SLADE Responds To WEDNESDAY 13 Over 'Beyond The Valley' 20th-Anniversary Celebration

Former MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade has responded to founding vocalist Wednesday 13's criticism over his decision to launch a web site and staging an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of MURDERDOLLS' first album, "Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls". This past week, it was...
August 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY 13 Blasts Former MURDERDOLLS Bandmates Over 'Unauthorized' And 'Unapproved' Web Site And Merchandise

MURDERDOLLS' founding vocalist Wednesday 13 appears to have thrown shade at his former bandmates Acey Slade and Eric Griffin for launching a web site and staging an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of MURDERDOLLS' first album, "Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls". Earlier thi...
August 27, 2022

MURDERDOLLS Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls'

August 20 marked the 20th anniversary of the release of MURDERDOLLS' first album, "Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls". To celebrate this milestone, members Acey Slade and Eric Griffin will stage a special event in conjunction with the Silver Scream Con on Sunday, August 28. Due to overwhelming de...
August 26, 2022

MASTODON Releases 90-Minute Documentary On Making Of 'Hushed And Grim' Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released "The Making of Hushed & Grim", a 90-minute documentary that chronicles the Grammy Award-winning group's critically acclaimed ninth studio album. The film is an intimate look at the bandmembers' creative process, which was largely influenced by...
August 24, 2022

JOHN PETRUCCI: 'Progressive Metal' Is 'The Perfect Way' To Describe DREAM THEATER

In a new interview with Japan's Young Guitar magazine, John Petrucci was asked how he feels about DREAM THEATER being called a "progressive metal" band. The guitarist responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Honestly, I think that's the perfect way to describe it, because, for me, I think ab...
July 21, 2022

Starlight And Ash

Something special happened on the last, self-titled OCEANS OF SLUMBER album, only two years ago. A deep and daring piece of work that sought to gently redefine the Texans' musical world, it featured plenty of the bombastic extremity that had informed its predecessors but tied in a much stronger sens...
July 19, 2022

MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Celebrates 21 Years Of Sobriety

Nikki Sixx is celebrating the 21st anniversary of his getting sober. The 63-year-old MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist credited his mental tenacity with helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, July 2), he shared an image revealing he had been sober for 21 years, 252 month...
July 2, 2022

TOMMY LEE's Wife Finally Reveals The Mystery Behind His Four Broken Ribs

Tommy Lee's wife has revealed how he broke four ribs prior to the launch of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Stadium Tour". The 59-year-old drummer hasn't been able to play full sets on CRÜE's current North American stadium tour with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS after sustaining his inj...
June 27, 2022

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS Announces 'Complete Collapse' Album, Shares 'Crosses' Music Video

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS has release a new single and music video, "Crosses", featuring Spencer Chamberlain of UNDEROATH. The track is taken from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS' upcoming album, "Complete Collapse", due on October 14 via Sumerian Records. SLEEPING WITH SIRENS frontman Kellin Quinn comments: "I thi...
June 22, 2022

PORCUPINE TREE Shares Music Video For New Single 'Rats Return'

Grammy Award-nominated British rock band PORCUPINE TREE has shared "Rats Return", the latest track from its new album, "Closure/Continuation", due on June 24 via Music For Nations/Megaforce Records. An official music video directed by Ricky Allen can be seen below. "'Rats Return' is about those who...
June 18, 2022

CHEAP TRICK's Early Days Examined In New Book 'This Band Has No Past'

Jawbone Press has set a September 6 release date for "This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick", a new book by Brian J. Kramp. Based on extensive original interviews, "This Band Has No Past" reveals how the beloved American rockers rose from the rural Midwest to multiplatinum succes...
June 15, 2022

DIEHUMANE Feat. Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT And Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer SAL ABRUSCATO: Debut Album Recorded

DIEHUMANE, the new band featuring former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt, has finished recording its debut album. The 11-song effort, which will include an as-yet-undisclosed "10-minute cover," is currently being mixed by longtime STATIC-X producer Ulrich Wild. The "avant garde alt-metal" group, which...
June 3, 2022