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JOURNEY's DEEN CASTRONOVO Reflects On The Depth Of His Drug-Addiction Despair: 'I Was Praying For Death'

During an appearance on the January 31 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, who famously completed court-ordered drug rehabilitation in 2015 after being arrested on domestic violence charges, spoke about how his faith and sobriety have given him a n...
February 3, 2024

SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Says DEMI LOVATO's Pro-Abortion Rights Song 'Swine' 'Encapsulates So Much Evil'

In a recent interview with Plugged In director Adam Holz, John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, was asked about the difficulties Christian parents face in trying to help their kids embrace their values, particularly when it comes to "striking tha...
January 20, 2024

Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Finds AOR Home With LIONHEART: 'I've Never Been A Straight Heavy Metal Guy'

By David E. Gehlke Few have gotten more out of a year in a band than Dennis Stratton. The guitarist joined IRON MAIDEN in 1979, played on the band's 1980 self-titled debut, then was replaced by Adrian Smith the same year. His stint in MAIDEN has currently provided him with an active career playing w...
January 17, 2024

LIONHEART Feat. Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON: 'Flight 19' Lyric Video Released

British hard rock veterans LIONHEART have released "Flight 19"", the first single taken from their new studio album "The Grace Of A Dragonfly", set for international release on February 23 via Metalville Records. "Flight 19" relates the story about a group of bombers that disappeared over the Bermud...
January 16, 2024

Ex-GREAT WHITE Singer JACK RUSSELL On MARK KENDALL: 'I Would Love To At Least Shake His Hand Before I Kick Off'

Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Rusell says that he would like to "at least shake" the hand of the band's founding guitarist Mark Kendall once again before one of them dies. Russell exited GREAT WHITE in December 2011 after he was unable to tour with the group due a series of injuries, including a pe...
January 15, 2024

Original GREAT WHITE Frontman JACK RUSSELL Opens Up About His Latest Health Issues: 'I Couldn't Even Move My Neck'

In a new interview with Neil Jones of TotalRock, former GREAT WHITE and current JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell was asked if he still enjoys going out on the road. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I enjoy the hour and a half of playing. The rest of it you could take...
December 28, 2023

MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitar Legend MICK MARS: 'My Brain's As Sharp As Ever'

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars spoke about his ongoing battle with degenerative disease ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in the spine joints and ligaments and can lead to stiffness over t...
December 14, 2023

STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Blasts Individuals Who 'Constantly Disrespect People Of Faith'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has blasted individuals who "constantly disrespect people of faith." The 60-year-old Massachusetts-based musician offered his take on those who mock others' belief in God in a social media post on Friday (November 17). Sweet wrote: "I will never unde...
November 20, 2023

GREAT WHITE's AUDIE DESBROW: 'Our Singer Won't Be Wasted On Drugs' And 'Falling Off The Stage'

GREAT WHITE's Audie Desbrow has seemingly thrown shade at the band's original singer Jack Russell. The 66-year-old drummer addressed GREAT WHITE's former vocalist while responding to a fan comment on his personal Facebook page. After Desbrow shared a public GREAT WHITE post on Monday (October 9...
October 11, 2023

BLINK-182 Postpones U.K. And Ireland Shows Due To 'An Urgent Family Matter'

BLINK-182 has postponed its U.K. and Ireland tour dates after drummer Travis Barker rushed home to America due to an "urgent family matter". The 47-year-old musician took to Instagram shortly before the group's announcement to reveal he was praying in an airport Prayer Room as he headed home. Announ...
September 1, 2023

URIAH HEEP Singer BERNIE SHAW's Wife RADKA Dies After 'Serious Illness'

According to the Czech tabloid Blesk, Radka Shaw, the wife of URIAH HEEP frontman Bernie Shaw, passed away on August 17 after a "serious illness." She was only 47 years old. The 67-year-old Canadian singer and his wife, who was of Czech descent, had been together since 2005 and they had two children...
August 28, 2023


The JD's Live Music YouTube channel has uploaded video of JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE's July 29 performance at the Rock The Dam festival in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Check out the clips below. In an interview with T Stone of the radio show "Sonic Boom"on Real Rock 100.3 The Fox in Rapid City, South...
July 30, 2023

FRANK BELLO Is 'Hoping' To Get New ANTHRAX Album Out In 2024

In a new interview with Ultimate Guitar, ANTHRAX's Frank Bello offered an update on the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. The bassist said: "We're recording — guitars, drums. I'm actually recording my bass next month. "What ANTHRAX does these d...
July 7, 2023

GREAT WHITE Drummer Rules Out Reunion With JACK RUSSELL: 'It Just Couldn't Physically Be Possible, I Think'

In a new interview with Waste Some Time With Jason Green, GREAT WHITE drummer Audie Desbrow spoke about the likelihood of a reunion with original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It just couldn't physically be possible, I think… And there's just so much...
May 28, 2023

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of SLASH's Guest Appearance With DOROTHY At The Troubadour

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined DOROTHY on stage on March 31 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California to perform the song "Gifts From The Holy Ghost". Professionally filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. DOROTHY is the band led by Hungarian-born vocalist/writer Dorothy Martin...
May 17, 2023