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APOCALYPTICA Announces February/March 2025 North American Tour With NITA STRAUSS

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2" North American tour, featuring support from guitar virtuoso Nita Strauss. The trek will kick off on February 6, 2025, in Washington, D.C., and will visit major cities across North America before concluding on...
June 11, 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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SAMMY HAGAR's 77th Birthday Bash Expands To Cabo And Las Vegas In 2024

Sammy Hagar's 34th annual Birthday Bash is expanding to Las Vegas in 2024. The famous Cabo celebration adds a new destination at the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on October 4 and October 5, before heading to Cabo on October 11 and October 13 to ring in Sammy's 77th birthday. The line...
June 10, 2024
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: JUDAS PRIEST Are 'Architects Of What We Now Know As Heavy Metal'

Fan-filmed video of the May 25 question-and-answer session at the "Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White" book signing at Alte Kongresshalle in Munich, Germany by METALLICA's official photographer Ross Halfin can be seen below. METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett a...
June 10, 2024
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Watch: APOCALYPTICA Celebrates Release Of 'Apocalyptica Plays Metallica, Vol. 2' At Helsinki Concert

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA celebrated the release of "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica, Vol. 2" — the hotly anticipated sequel to their legendary debut record — on Saturday, June 8 at the Black Box of Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Issu...
June 10, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Names His Favorite Rock/Metal Song Of All Time

In a new interview with Germany's Rock Antenne, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen was asked to name his favorite rock or metal song. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'One' by METALLICA. [It's] such a brilliant composition and lyric and music video. And th...
June 10, 2024
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Sons Of METALLICA Members Announce BASTARDANE And OTTTO Summer 2024 Tour

BASTARDANE, the band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, the son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will team up with OTTTO, the three-piece band featuring Tye Trujillo, the son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, will join forces for "The Reconquest Tour", a 24-date trek across North America t...
June 10, 2024
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Lands 11th Consecutive No. 1 With 'This Is The Way (Feat. DMX)'

"This Is The Way (Feat. DMX)", the latest single from multi-platinum, chart-topping hard rock powerhouse FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, has hit the No. 1 spot at Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, notably landing the Las Vegas-based band their 11th straight No. 1 hit on the chart. This extends the b...
June 10, 2024
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Watch: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Plays First Reunion Concert At California's NO VALUES Festival

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN returned to the stage for the first time since 2017 on Saturday (June 8) for a reunion show celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1999 debut, "Calculating Infinity", at the No Values festival in Pomona, California. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN played "Calculating Infinity"...
June 9, 2024
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SOULFLY Announces Summer 2024 European Tour

SOULFLY will embark on a European tour this summer. The European leg of the "Superstition" trek will kick off on July 27 in France and conclude on September 7 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The dates are as follows: Jul. 27 - FR - Vitry Sur Seine - Le Kilowatt Jul. 28 - NL - Bergen Op Zoom - Gebouw T J...
June 7, 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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See Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA's First-Ever Performance Of 'Inamorata'

METALLICA played the song "Inamorata" live for the first time during the band's May 26 concert at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. Professionally filmed video of the performance can be seen below. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-night, no-repeat...
June 6, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY On DREAM THEATER's Upcoming Album: 'We Are All Really Excited' And 'Proud Of It'

In a new interview with The Prog Report, Mike Portnoy offered an update on the writing and recording sessions for DREAM THEATER's sixteenth studio album. The upcoming effort will mark the progressive metal legends' first LP since the drummer's return to the group last October. Mike said (as transcri...
June 6, 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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JACK RUSSELL To Miss JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Concert For 'Health' Reasons; ANDREW FREEMAN To Step In

Due to "health" reasons, former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell will sit out the June 8 concert by his current band JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in Oroville, California. He will be replaced at the gig by Andrew Freeman, a member of LAST IN LINE who fronted GREAT...
June 6, 2024