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NEAL SCHON: 'The Future Is Very Bright' For JOURNEY

In a new interview with WGN Radio's Dave Plier, Neal Schon reflected on JOURNEY's five decades in rock, saying: "I'm very proud of the work that we've all done and what we've accomplished. Receiving the diamond award just recently for [10 million copies sold of] 'Escape', that doesn't happen to too...
July 17, 2024
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Watch: RICHIE FAULKNER Performs ELEGANT WEAPONS' 'Do Or Die' For EMGtv

Video of JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner performing the ELEGANT WEAPONS song "Do Or Die" live for EMGtv can be seen below. Also available is the previously released video of him performing "Horns For A Halo". ELEGANT WEAPONS features Faulkner on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, alo...
July 17, 2024
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ROB HALFORD Says His Prostate Cancer Is Still In Remission

JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that his prostate cancer is still in remission, four years after he was first diagnosed with the disease. He told LifeMinute in a recent interview (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I always take an opportunity to thank the Lord for me being here still, but also m...
July 15, 2024
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RICHIE KOTZEN Announces 'Nomad' Album, Shares 'On The Table' Single

Guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richie Kotzen has signed a label deal with global music company BMG. During his performance in London on Saturday, July 13, the final date of his European tour, Kotzen announced the September 27, 2024 release date of his brand new solo studio a...
July 15, 2024
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YES Legend JON ANDERSON Says He Has Started Writing His Autobiography

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, founding YES frontman Jon Anderson was asked if fans can ever expect to get a memoir or an autobiography from him. The 79-year-old singer responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I was reading one that was… I actually wrote an autobiography u...
July 15, 2024
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See KK'S PRIEST Perform In Kraków, Poland During Summer 2024 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of KK'S PRIEST's July 13 concert at Kwadrat in Kraków, Poland can be seen below. According to Setlist.fm, the setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Hellfire Thunderbolt 02. Strike Of The Viper 03. One More Shot At Glory 04. The Ripper (JUDAS PRIEST song) 05. Reap The Whirlwind 06...
July 14, 2024
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New VIXEN Singer ROSA LARICCHIUTA Wasn't Familiar With Band's Music Prior To Being Asked To Join

New VIXEN singer Rosa Laricchiuta, who joined the band last month as the replacement for Lorraine Lewis, spoke to the "All Bets Are Off" podcast with Robby Vegas about her experience so far with the long-running all-female rock outfit. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, it's amazing...
July 14, 2024
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LORRAINE LEWIS On Getting Abruptly Fired From VIXEN: 'Rock And Roll Is Not Warm And Fuzzy'

In a new interview with Troy Patrick Farrell of the "This That And The Other" radio show, former VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis opened up about her recent exit from the band after a five-year run. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I wanna say, first of all, that, for me, I've had the best...
July 12, 2024
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Former VIXEN Singer LORRAINE LEWIS Was 'Definitely Shocked And Surprised' By Her Dismissal From The Band

In a new interview with The Bay Ragni Show, former VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis opened up about her recent exit from the band, saying she was "definitely shocked and surprised" by her dismissal from the group. In January 2019, VIXEN recruited Lewis as its new lead singer following the departure of Ja...
July 11, 2024
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LZZY HALE On JON BON JOVI's Praise: 'How Sweet Of Him To Say All These Things'

Lzzy Hale says it was "sweet" of Jon Bon Jovi to say that she should join SKID ROW as the band's new singer. The 40-year-old Hale, who has fronted her band HALESTORM for more than two and a half decades, handled the vocal duties for SKID ROW for four shows only after the group's fourth frontman sinc...
July 10, 2024
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Watch: VIXEN Plays Free Concert With New Singer ROSA LARICCHIUTA In Uncasville, Connecticut

VIXEN played a free concert Saturday night (July 6) at Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below (courtesy of the Alan Selavka YouTube channel). Wolf Den marked VIXEN's second performance with the band's new singer Rosa Laricchiuta (TRANS...
July 7, 2024
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DAVID VINCENT On Enduring Influence Of MORBID ANGEL's Early Albums: 'It's Humbling'

In a new interview with Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting, former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent spoke about the recent 30th anniversary of the band's second album, 1991's "Blessed Are The Sick". Asked how it feels to know that the songs on that LP have stood the test of time, David responded: "I...
June 23, 2024
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New VIXEN Singer ROSA LARICCHIUTA: 'I Am So Excited For The Journey Ahead'

New VIXEN singer Rosa Laricchiuta says that her first show was with the band was "an amazing experience". Laricchiuta made her live debut with VIXEN Friday night (June 21) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California alongside GREAT WHITE, SLAUGHTER and QUIET RIOT. She joined VIXEN as the replacement...
June 22, 2024
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VIXEN Announces New Singer ROSA LARICCHIUTA

VIXEN has recruited Rosa Laricchiuta (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, HEADPINS),as the band's new lead singer following the recent departure of Lorraine Lewis. Laricchiuta made her live debut with VIXEN earlier tonight (Friday, June 21) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California alongside GREAT WHITE, SL...
June 21, 2024
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Watch: RICHIE FAULKNER And RONNIE ROMERO Join URIAH HEEP For 'Easy Livin'' Performance At Spain's ROCK IMPERIUM

According to Metal Journal, ELEGANT WEAPONS bandmates Richie Faulkner (also of JUDAS PRIEST) and Ronnie Romero (also of RAINBOW) joined URIAH HEEP on stage yesterday (Wednesday, June 19) at the Rock Imperium Festival at Parque El Batel in Cartagena, Spain to perform the URIAH HEEP classic "Easy Livi...
June 20, 2024