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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: 'I Have An Issue With The Term 'Heavy Metal''

During a new appearance on the "Rockonteurs With Gary Kemp And Guy Pratt" podcast, Joe Elliott once again dismissed suggestions that DEF LEPPARD is a heavy metal band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have an issue with the term 'heavy metal' because everybody outside of rock always...
May 11, 2024
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FALLING IN REVERSE Performs New Single 'Ronald' Live For First Time With TECH N9NE And ALEX TERRIBLE

FALLING IN REVERSE performed its new single, "Ronald (Feat. Tech N9ne And Alex Terrible)", live for the first time last night (Friday, May 10) during the band's set at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. Joining FALLING IN REVERSE for the performance were rap rocker Tech N9n...
May 11, 2024
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TROY LUCCKETTA Explains Decision To 'Step Back' From TESLA

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, former TESLA drummer Troy Luccketta spoke about his decision to leave the band more than two and a half years ago. He said: "First of all, the COVID thing happened, and that shut us down. That gave me time to take some time off and reflec...
May 10, 2024
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Five MEGADETH Concerts On Spring 2024 Latin American Tour Grossed Total Of $4 Million

MEGADETH appears on the latest Pollstar's Live75 chart, which tracks active tours by the average tickets sold for shows that happened over the past 30 days. According to Pollstar, five of the 12 MEGADETH concerts from the band's just-completed Latin American "Crush The World" tour moved a total of 7...
May 10, 2024
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RICKEY MEDLOCKE Defends Current LYNYRD SKYNYRD Lineup Over 'Tribute Band' Criticism: 'If You Can Do Better Than Me, Step Up'

In a new interview with Real Music With Gary Stuckey, LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Rickey Medlocke spoke about the band's decision to go on following the death of Gary Rossington, the last original member left in the iconic southern rock group, in March 2023. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)...
May 10, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Cross Purposes' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Cross Purposes" can be seen below. "Cross Purposes" 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 histor...
May 10, 2024
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METALLICA Shares Full Video Of Cover Of ELTON JOHN's 'Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding'

METALLICA honored Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin by performing at a tribute concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on March 20. A full video of the performance has now been posted on METALLICA's YouTube channel and can be seen below. Elton and Bernie collected the...
May 10, 2024
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CARMINE APPICE Rebuilds Legendary Rock Band CACTUS With Powerful New All-Star Album

Coming off two acclaimed studio albums ("Black Dawn", "Tightrope"),and an energized historic live album, "Birth Of Cactus", founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice returns with the ultimate tribute to his legendary rock band. "Temple of Blues - Influences And Friends" merges the m...
May 9, 2024
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MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Says He 'Couldn't Go Back' To BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Now: 'They've Lost Their Way A Bit'

In a new interview with Graham Finney of V13, founding BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas was asked how being in his current band KILL THE LIGHTS is different from how it was with his former group. He said: "It's just fun. [There's] no, 'You can't do this. You can't do that.' You...
May 8, 2024
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KERRY KING: The Official Story Of How 'From Hell I Rise' Was Made

SLAYER's "final" gig was on November 30, 2019, in the band's Los Angeles hometown. But the night marked a new beginning for iconic SLAYER songwriter/guitarist Kerry King. The band co-founder wasn't nearly finished; he had much more brutal and provocative music brewing, stages to dominate, heads to r...
May 8, 2024
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Former DISINCARNATE Drummer TOMMY VIATOR Dies

Former DISINCARNATE drummer Tommy Viator has died. The news of Tommy's passing was shared by DISINCARNATE founder James Murphy, who has also played with DEATH, OBITUARY and TESTAMENT. DISINCARNATE only released one album, 1993's "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", through Roadrunner Records. It was reissu...
May 8, 2024
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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' ANDY BIERSACK Got Into METALLICA Through His Love Of DANZIG And SAMHAIN

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", BLACK VEIL BRIDES frontman Andy Biersack was asked if he is a fan of METALLICA. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "You know what? It's interesting. I'm a METALLICA fan through DANZIG,...
May 7, 2024
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FALLING IN REVERSE Announces New Album 'Popular Monster', Summer 2024 U.S. Headline Tour

FALLING IN REVERSE make anthems that provoke and inspire. Unnervingly ahead of the pack and yet always decisively right on time, their mix of bombastic declarations and intimate confessions connect with diverse crowds worldwide. The rule-breaking, genre-busting, hellraising band delivers raw emotion...
May 7, 2024
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RICKEY MEDLOCKE Opens Up About Lifelong Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis: 'Doctors Said I Wouldn't Live To See 14 Years Of Age'

In a new interview with Guido Piraino of The Monthly Social, Rickey Medlocke, who played drums in LYNYRD SKYNYRD in 1970-71 before leaving to lead his own band BLACKFOOT and coming back to SKYNYRD as a guitarist in 1996, spoke about his lifelong battle with a serious lung disease that causes lung sc...
May 6, 2024
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See Trailer For 'Lolla: The Story Of Lollapalooza' Three-Part Docuseries

Paramount+ today revealed the official trailer for the upcoming three-part docuseries "Lolla: The Story Of Lollapalooza", which will premiere exclusively on the service in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, May 21 and on Wednesday, May 22 in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Germany,...
May 6, 2024