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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Has Already Done Some 'Preliminary' Work On MAMMOTH WVH's Third Album

In a new interview with Ethan Jackson of Topeka's rock radio station KDVV/V100, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked how he spent his time around the holidays and whether he managed to get any writing done for the band's next album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "De...
February 19, 2024
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CRAIG GOLDY Says He Would Be 'A Great Fit' For WHITESNAKE: 'I Love DAVID COVERDALE's Voice'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy confirmed that he got a call from WHITESNAKE's A&R executive in the late 1980s about joining the David Coverdale-fronted band as the replacement for John Sykes. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 18, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says Everybody In MAMMOTH WVH Gets Along Great: 'I Think Drama Just Isn't Worth It'

In a new interview with Long Island, New York's 94.3 The Shark radio station, Wolfgang Van Halen spoke about the touring lineup of his MAMMOTH WVH solo project, which features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Jon Jourda...
February 17, 2024
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DEE SNIDER Says 'Something Is Lost' When Bands Rely Too Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that "something is lost" when artists enhance their show by relying too heavily on backing tracks during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technolo...
February 11, 2024
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BIFF BYFORD Still Enjoys Touring With SAXON After Nearly Five Decades

During an appearance on the January 29 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he still enjoys all the traveling that he has to do as a member of an internationally touring rock band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, I t...
February 8, 2024
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MARK KNOPFLER Enlists TONY IOMMI, BRIAN MAY, ALEX LIFESON, SLASH And Others For New Version Of 'Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)'

On March 15, Mark Knopfler will release a new, special recording of his anthemic "Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)" to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and its American equivalent Teen Cancer America. Performed by MARK KNOPFLER'S GUITAR HEROES, produced by his longtime collaborator Guy Fletche...
February 8, 2024
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Watch: TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Kicks Off Texas Solo Tour In Laredo

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens kicked off his four-date solo tour of Texas, "Tim Rips Through Texas 2024", on February 1 at Average Joe's in Laredo. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. In a recent interview with Poland's Pełna Kulturka, Owens was...
February 4, 2024
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Watch: WHITESNAKE, ZEBRA, VIXEN, Ex-MEGADETH And SLAUGHTER Members Perform At 2024 'Ronnie Montrose Remembered'

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose was saluted by a stellar lineup of rock musicians whose careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful MONTROSE music at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" on Friday, January 26 at the Grand Theater in Anaheim, California. This celebratory concert, hig...
February 3, 2024
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Performing At Spain's RESURRECTION FEST

Professionally filmed video of ELEGANT WEAPONS' entire June 29, 2023 performance at Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 00:00 Intro 01. 02:18 Do Or Die 02. 07:44 Blind Leading The Blind 03. 13:24 Horns For A Halo 04. 18:12 Dirty Pig 05. 24:03 Downfall R...
February 1, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves' To Be Knighted By KING CHARLES

JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne should be knighted for his contributions to the music industry. Speaking to Classic Rock, Halford said: "If one person deserves a knighthood, it's Ozzy Osbourne. Just for the joy he's given people over the years." A...
January 27, 2024
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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'It's Hard To Replace Somebody Like' ROB HALFORD

At this past Wednesday night's (January 24) Metal Hall Of Fame gala at the Delta Marriott Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked by The Metal Voice if he thinks the two albums that he has done with KK'S PRIEST so far would have been "a total...
January 27, 2024
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

Professionally filmed video of ELEGANT WEAPONS performing a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "War Pigs" at Resurrection Fest on June 29, 2023 in Viveiro, Spain can be seen below. ELEGANT WEAPONS features JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, a...
January 25, 2024
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Watch: MAMMOTH WVH Performs 'I'm Alright' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

MAMMOTH WVH, the brainchild of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, was the featured musical guest on last night's (Wednesday, January 24) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed the song "I'm Alright", which is featured on MAMMOTH WVH's sophomore album, "Mammoth II". "Jimmy Kimme...
January 25, 2024
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MAMMOTH WVH To Perform 'I'm Alright' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

MAMMOTH WVH, the brainchild of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, will be the featured musical guest on the Wednesday, January 24 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band will perform the song "I'm Alright", which is featured on MAMMOTH WVH's sophomore album, "Mammoth II". "Jimmy Kimmel Li...
January 22, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Says His New Song Was Originally Written For THE THREE TREMORS Project With ROB HALFORD And GEOFF TATE

In a new interview with Gareth Williams of Australia's Wall Of Sound, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that the song "Shadow Of The Gods" from his upcoming solo album "The Mandrake Project" was originally composed specifically for the proposed THE THREE TREMORS project, also featuring JUD...
January 18, 2024