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Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Announces First-Ever Solo Concert

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell will play the first concert with his solo band on June 13 at 1720 in Los Angeles, California. Support at the gig will come from SPIRIT IN THE ROOM and SORDES DOMINUM. Backing Bell at the 1720 show will be guitarist Henrik Linde (THE VITALS, DREN),drummer...
May 10, 2024
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Says One Of His Stalkers Has Been Re-Arrested For Violating Restraining Order

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx says that one of his stalkers has been re-arrested for violating a restraining order. The 65-year-old musician, who resides in Wyoming with his family, took to his social media earlier today (Friday, May 10) to write: "Stalker one from Tennesee has been arrested (again...
May 10, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Releases Music Video For New Solo Single 'Hear My Song'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released the official music video for her new solo single, "Hear My Song". It is taken from her third solo album, "Rapture...
May 10, 2024
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CARMINE APPICE Rebuilds Legendary Rock Band CACTUS With Powerful New All-Star Album

Coming off two acclaimed studio albums ("Black Dawn", "Tightrope"),and an energized historic live album, "Birth Of Cactus", founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice returns with the ultimate tribute to his legendary rock band. "Temple of Blues - Influences And Friends" merges the m...
May 9, 2024
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COAL CHAMBER Announces Summer 2024 U.S. Tour With FEAR FACTORY

COAL CHAMBER will embark on the "Fiend For The Fans Tour 2024" this summer. Support on the trek will come from FEAR FACTORY, TWIZTID, WEDNESDAY 13 (performing music from the MURDERDOLLS) and BLACK SATELLITE. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Tour dates: Aug. 23 - Las Vegas, NV...
May 7, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Denies Saying He Hoped 'Traditional Guitar Solos' Die 'A Slow And Painful Death': 'I Was Completely Misquoted'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has once again clarified his recent comments in which he said that hoped the traditional guitar solo would die "a slow and painful death". In an interview that was originally conducted in October 2023 and then published in the March 2024 print issue of Guitar...
May 6, 2024
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Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Suffers Second Heart Attack

Original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has revealed that he recently suffered another heart attack. The 63-year-old British-born musician, who currently resides with his wife in Portugal, previously suffered a heart attack and underwent a double bypass surgery in May 2018...
May 3, 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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VINCE NEIL On MÖTLEY CRÜE Entering ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We'll Probably Be Dead When They Induct Us'

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil says that "it would be pretty cool" for his band to get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Despite the fact that artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal band...
May 1, 2024
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ANIMALS AS LEADERS To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of 'The Joy Of Motion' Album On Fall 2024 North American Tour

ANIMALS AS LEADERS will celebrate the 10th anniversary of "The Joy Of Motion" by performing the album in full on a headlining North American tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from Australian prog guitar virtuoso Plini. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, May 1 at...
April 30, 2024
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FEAR FACTORY Recruits BUTCHER BABIES' RICKY BONAZZA As Fill-In Bassist

FEAR FACTORY has recruited Ricky Bonazza (BUTCHER BABIES) to play bass for the band for the next few shows while FEAR FACTORY's regular four-stringer Tony Campos is busy touring with STATIC-X. Bonazza made his live debut with FEAR FACTORY Saturday (April 27) at the Sick New World festival in Las Veg...
April 28, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Performs Live For First Time In 11 Months At Las Vegas's SICK NEW WORLD Festival

SYSTEM OF A DOWN played its first live show in 11 months Saturday night (April 27) as one of the headliners of the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas, Nevada for the second year in a row. SYSTEM OF A DOWN opened its 27-song set with "X", a partial rendition of "Suite-Pee" and "Prison Song", before...
April 28, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Says He Misses PETER BALTES 'As A Person': 'Why Can't We Stay Friends?'

In a new interview with Riff X's "Metal XS", ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if he misses any of the former members who have left the band at some point during ACCEPT's nearly five-decade career. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In a way, I miss all of them, to be honest....
April 27, 2024
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SUM 41's DERYCK WHIBLEY Celebrates 10 Years Of Sobriety

SUM 41's Deryck Whibley, whose battle with alcohol addiction landed him in the hospital with kidney and liver failure, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Saturday, April 27),the 44-year-old singer/guitarist shared the following message on his social media: "1...
April 27, 2024
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GENE SIMMONS BAND Performs KISS, LED ZEPPELIN And MOTÖRHEAD Classics At Brazil's SUMMER BREEZE

Gene Simmons and his solo band played their second concert of 2024 last night (Friday, April 26) at the Summer Breeze festival at Memorial Da América Latina in São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to Simmons, the GENE SIMMONS BAND members include guitarists Brent Woods (WILDSIDE, SEBASTIAN BACH, VINCE NEI...
April 27, 2024