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DOKKEN Postpones European 'Farewell' Tour After DON DOKKEN Fractures Ankle

DOKKEN has postponed what is being billed as the band's European "farewell" tour due to frontman Don Dokken's ongoing health issues. Earlier today, DOKKEN released the following statement via social media: "It is with heavy hearts we have to inform you that all scheduled DOKKEN European Summer dates...
June 21, 2024
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Watch: PRETTY MAIDS Return To Live Stage For First Time In Nearly Five Years

Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS played their first concert in nearly five years this past Sunday, June 16 at Forbrændingen in Albertslund, Denmark. The band was billed as KINGMAKERS for the "secret" performance, which served as a warm-up gig for PRETTY MAIDS's official return to the live stag...
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
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DOUG ALDRICH Recalls Getting 'Kind Of Booted' Out Of RONNIE JAMES DIO's House By The Legendary Singer

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", former DIO and WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldrich was asked if he was part of the DIO lineup that opened for IRON MAIDEN on a U.S. tour more than two decades ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
June 10, 2024
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See STRYPER Cover BON JOVI's 'Livin' On A Prayer' In Buffalo During 'To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour'

Christian rockers STRYPER performed at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, New York on Saturday (June 8) as part of their "To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour". The trek features STRYPER playing the entirety of the band's recently released first-ever acoustic album, "Acousticyzed". The double-disc s...
June 9, 2024
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DIO: 'The Complete Donington Collection' Due In July

On July 19, 2024, Niji Entertainment and BMG will release "The Complete Donington Collection", a limited-edition five-LP box set housing DIO's classic Castle Donington '83 and Castle Donington '87 performances at the Monsters Of Rock festival in the U.K., both on two-LP 180-gram vinyl with an etchin...
June 7, 2024
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FALLING IN REVERSE Shares Video For New Single 'All My Life' Featuring JELLY ROLL

FALLING IN REVERSE has shared the video for the band's latest earworm anthem, titled "All My Life", which features a guest appearance by award-winning country music mega-star Jelly Roll. The track is described in a press release as "a twangy banger that will undoubtedly be the feel-good hit of the s...
June 6, 2024
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VINNY APPICE On Importance Of Not Burning Bridges In Music Industry: 'You've Gotta Be Part Of A Team'

In a new interview with the Percussion Discussion Podcast, legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE) addressed host Matty Roberts's comment that Vinny has a "signature style and sound" which as kept him "in solid employment" for the last few decades. Appice...
June 2, 2024
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TONY MARTIN Explains Why 'The Eternal Idol' Album Is Missing From BLACK SABBATH 'Anno Domini 1989-1995' Box Set

In a new interview with Phil Aston of Now Spinning magazine, former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin spoke about the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era SABBATH recordings, which was made available on May 31 via Rhino. Asked how it feels to know that these albums are now available agai...
June 1, 2024
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TONY IOMMI Still Wants To Remix BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'There Are Some Great Songs On That Album'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (May 22) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Tony Iommi once again spoke about his plans to remix BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album for future release. Issued in August 1983, "Born Again" was the only album SABBATH recorded with lead...
May 25, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Forbidden" can be seen below. "Forbidden" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with sin...
May 22, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC — what can I say? — with [singer] Bon Scott....
May 21, 2024
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ANTHRAX Singer JOEY BELLADONNA Launches Tribute Band To RONNIE JAMES DIO

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has launched a tribute band to Ronnie James Dio. The new group will play four shows in Florida in August, performing music from DIO, BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW. The dates are as follows: August 15 - Captain Hiram's - Sebastian, FL August 16 - Piper's Pub - Pompano Beach...
May 18, 2024
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video, 'We Will Rock'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "We Will Rock", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "Get ready to ignite your summer soundtrack with a turbocharged anthem that demands to be cranked up! Whether...
May 14, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN Responds To PETER BALTES's Comment That ACCEPT Albums 'Started To Sound The Same'

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked about former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes's recent comment that ACCEPT's albums "started to sound the same towards the end" of his tenure with the band. I didn't like it anymore and felt like we were al...
May 13, 2024