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RIOT V To Release 'Mean Streets' Album In February

RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, will release a new studio album, "Mean Streets", on February 16, 2024 via Atomic Fire Records. The follow-up to 2018's "Armor Of Light" contains 12 tracks which were recorded by Bruno Ravel in New Jersey. Ravel also mixed the LP wh...
December 3, 2023

QUEEN Concert Film 'Queen Rock Montreal' Coming To IMAX Theaters For Limited Engagement

IMAX and Pathé Live in partnership with Mercury Studios and Queen Films announced today that, for the very first time, one of the world's biggest bands will perform on cinema's biggest screens with the global release of "Queen Rock Montreal", exclusively in IMAX beginning January 18, 2024. This exhi...
November 29, 2023


METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023

QUEEN Releases 'Machines (Or Back To Humans)' Digital Single

A thrilling collision of sound and vision dubbed "a masterclass" by USA Today, the QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT "Rhapsody" show opens with the juddering industrial beat and vocal harmonies of "Machines (Or Back To Humans)" — a new reworking of the cult favorite track that opened the second side of "The Work...
November 10, 2023

RAFAEL BITTENCOURT On ANGRA's Reign Atop Brazilian Power Metal: 'We Want Songs That Will Last For Decades'

By David E. Gehlke ANGRA kicked open the door for Brazilian power metal 30 years ago with its "Angels Cry" debut. Keeping it open, however, has proved to be difficult. The band's classic early lineup, fronted by the dashing André Matos, became a sensation in their home continent and Europe but disso...
November 2, 2023

PHIL COLLEN Doesn't Think DEF LEPPARD's Story Is 'Interesting' Enough For Proper Biopic: 'It's Been Done'

In a recent interview with Guitar Interactive magazine, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was asked if he thinks there will ever be a proper LEPPARD biopic in the style of QUEEN's mega-successful "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Elton John's "Rocketman". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't...
October 25, 2023

FOO FIGHTERS, MEGADETH And BRUCE DICKINSON Among First Confirmed Artists For 2024 Edition Of HELLFEST

FOO FIGHTERS, MEGADETH and IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson are among the first 24 confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. So far, the following acts have been announced. FOO FIGHTERS QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE THE OFFSPRING MEGADETH DROPKI...
October 23, 2023

Watch: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Kick Off Fall 2023 Tour In Baltimore

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT kicked off the 2023 leg of their "Rhapsody" tour last night (Wednesday, October 4) at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and singer Adam Lambert opened the concert with "Radio Ga Ga" and ran through a total of 25 songs, including...
October 5, 2023

RIOT V To Release New Studio Album In Early 2024

RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, has inked a deal with Atomic Fire Records. RIOT V's follow-up to 2018's "Armor Of Light" album will arrive in early 2024. RIOT is a band name that makes every metalhead's mind ring alert — in a positive way for sure. Many iconic mu...
September 21, 2023

FREDDIE MERCURY's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Piano Sells At Auction For $2.2 Million

A baby grand piano that once belonged to QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury sold for over £1.74 million ($2.2 million) at a Sotheby's auction Wednesday (September 6). Bought in 1975 and imported to England from Japan, the Yamaha G2, which was used to complete the band's iconic song "Bohemian Rhapsody",...
September 7, 2023

ALICE COOPER Says THE BEATLES 'Absolutely' Would Have Reunited If JOHN LENNON Had Lived

During a recent appearance on QFM96's "Torg & Elliott" radio show, legendary rocker Alice Cooper, whose 1970s "Hollywood Vampires" celebrity drinking club included THE BEATLES members Ringo Starr and John Lennon, was asked if he thinks THE BEATLES would have reunited at some point for at least o...
August 12, 2023

ANGRA Shares Music Video For New Single 'Ride Into The Storm'

Brazilian progressive power metallers ANGRA have released the official Leo Liberti-drected music video for their new single "Ride Into The Storm". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Cycles Of Pain", due on November 3 via Atomic Fire Records. The band comments: "'Ride Into The Storm'...
August 4, 2023

QUEEN Presented With BRIT Billion Award

Iconic rock group QUEEN has been presented with a BRIT Billion Award by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry),the representative voice for the U.K.'s world-leading record labels and music companies, which is also home to the BRIT Awards. The BRIT Billion Award celebrates the band's outstanding ac...
July 20, 2023

FATES WARNING's RAY ALDER: 'I Started Losing My Voice Probably 15 Years Ago Or So'

FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder, who is promoting his sophomore solo album, "II", was asked in a recent interview with Metallerium how he manages to cover so much ground with his vocals and what he does to keep his voice in shape after all these years. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET...
July 16, 2023

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST Calls QUEEN's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 'A Musical Masterpiece For Songwriting'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ praised QUEEN's 1975 classic "Bohemian Rhapsody", which embraces a lot of musical styles within its six distinct sections without a chorus — an intro, a ballad segment, a guitar solo an...
July 16, 2023