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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Setlist For 'Invincible Shield' Tour: 'There'll Probably Be At Least Two Or Three Deep Cuts'

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the setlist for the European leg of the band's "Invincible Shield" tour with SAXON and URIAH HEEP, which is scheduled to kick off on March 11 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 20, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: 'JUDAS PRIEST Is More Than One Bandmember'

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked how the feeling of getting back into the studio with his bandmates is different today from how it was in the past. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
February 19, 2024
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STEVE VAI: 'JASON BECKER Continues To Innovate And Inspire In Meaningful Ways'

Steve Vai has commented on his involvement with "Some Assembly Required", a collaboration project conceptualized by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and her fiancé, manager and drummer Josh Villalta, combining some of the top guitarists in the world to do something incredibly special in tribute t...
February 17, 2024
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JASON BECKER Shares 'Some Assembly Required' Video Feat. NITA STRAUSS, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE And Other Top Guitarists

"Some Assembly Required" is a collaboration project conceptualized by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and her fiancé, manager and drummer Josh Villalta, combining some of the top guitarists in the world to do something incredibly special in tribute to this once-in-a-lifetime musician — Jason Bec...
February 16, 2024
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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'The Serpent And The King' Will 'Rip Your Head Off'

In a new interview with Remy Maxwell of Audacy Check In, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the first three songs that have been released from the band's upcoming "Invincible Shield" album: "Panic Attack", "Trial By Fire" and "Crown Of Horns". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 14, 2024
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How Much Longer Can JUDAS PRIEST Keep Touring And Recording? RICHIE FAULKNER Responds

In a new interview with Mexico's Summa Inferno, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked how much longer he thinks the band can keep touring and recording. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, it's not for me to say really. Those guys were the originators of PRIEST metal...
February 12, 2024
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Weighs In On JON BON JOVI's Vocal Issues: He 'Has Nothing To Prove'

Michael Sweet of Christian rockers STRYPER says that he is "happy to hear Jon Bon Jovi is on the mend" after the BON JOVI frontman underwent surgery for a vocal cord injury. Jon confirmed that he had "major reconstructive surgery" on his vocal cords and reflected on the impact it has had on his life...
February 11, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On 'Invincible Shield' Album: 'We Always Strive To Do Something That's Better Than The Last One'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the band's upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield", which will arrive on March 8 via Sony Music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think it's its own animal, as all the albums are....
February 10, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER And JANE'S ADDICTION Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2024 Induction

Ozzy Osbourne, FOREIGNER, JANE'S ADDICTION, OASIS, Peter Frampton and Lenny Kravitz are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024. Other nominees are Mariah Carey, Sinead O'Connor, Cher, Sade, Mary J. Blige, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Eric B. & Rakim an...
February 10, 2024
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JON BON JOVI 'Couldn't Understand Why God Was Taking Away' His Vocal Ability

During a panel about the upcoming BON JOVI docuseries "Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story" at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California on Friday (February 9),Jon Bon Jovi opened up about the vocal injury he experienced that threatened "to bring everything t...
February 9, 2024
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See First Trailer For Upcoming BON JOVI Docuseries 'Thank You, Goodnight'

The first trailer for Hulu's "Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story", the first-ever docuseries on the band's history with full cooperation from all past and present members of BON JOVI, can be seen below. The docuseries is a ROS production, the banner of filmmaker Gotham Chopra, and celebrates t...
February 9, 2024
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ROB HALFORD On Metal Community: 'We Look At Each Other And We Embrace Each Other, Because We Love Heavy Metal'

During an appearance on the "Loudwire Nights" radio show, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the importance of his band's connection with its fans, particularly when it comes to performing live. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When you see PRIEST now, it's an event because, i...
February 7, 2024
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Legendary Rockers BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Bid Farewell To Their Recording Career With 'Ghost Stories'

After the resounding success of their 50th-anniversary celebration, legendary rockers BLUE ÖYSTER CULT are eagerly gearing up for an exciting new chapter in their storied career with the upcoming release of "Ghost Stories". This highly anticipated album marks a fitting finale to the recording legacy...
February 7, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Making 'Invincible Shield' Album: 'We've Always Kept It Real, And We Always Will'

In a new interview with Alan Ovington, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the songwriting and recording process for the band's upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield", which will arrive on March 8 via Sony Music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, the process of making...
February 5, 2024
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Why RICHIE SAMBORA Didn't Attend JON BON JOVI's MusiCares 'Person Of The Year' Ceremony

According to People.com, Richie Sambora missed Jon Bon Jovi's 2024 MusiCares Person Of The Year ceremony on Friday (February 2) in order to take care of his ailing mother. A source told the magazine that the 64-year-old former BON JOVI guitarist has been caring for his 89-year-old mom in New Jersey...
February 3, 2024