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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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MICHAEL ANTHONY Feels That WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'Probably Wasn't Excited' About Being In VAN HALEN

In a new interview with Sally Steele, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was asked if he had a chance to speak to Eddie Van Halen before the legendary guitarist's passing in October 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No, unfortunately, Eddie and I never had a chance to really...
May 21, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Covers 'All The Young Dudes' At First Show Of 'The Mandrake Project' U.K. Tour

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson kicked off his 2024 U.K. solo tour Thursday night (May 16) in Wolverhampton. The gig at The Halls was the first of a six-date U.K. run, which is also making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Swansea, Nottingham and London. As was the case on his recently completed La...
May 18, 2024
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Watch DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN And NITA STRAUSS Perform 'Dead Inside' Live At 2024 SONIC TEMPLE Festival

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman joined Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, on stage Thursday (May 16) at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival at the Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio to perform their collaborative song "Dead Inside". Video footage of his appearan...
May 17, 2024
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THE PINEAPPLE THIEF Announces Final Dates Of 'It Leads To This' North American Tour

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF has announced an additional six U.S. shows for the band's "It Leads to This" North American tour later this year. The U.K. based four-piece has added shows in Florida, Pennsylvania, California and Washington and will be playing songs from its latest album, "It Leads to This", alo...
May 14, 2024
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ATREYU To Perform Entire 'The Curse' Album At 20th-Anniversary Concert

ATREYU will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's 2004 sophomore album "The Curse" by performing the gold-certified LP in its entirety at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California on October 18. Support at the gig will come from EIGHTEEN VISIONS, which will play the group's "Obsession" album...
May 14, 2024
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Watch: WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Plays 'Eruption' During FOO FIGHTERS Concert At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Wolfgang Van Halen played his father's classic instrumental "Eruption" during Saturday night's (May 11) FOO FIGHTERS concert at Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. The moment came as FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl jokingly complained to the crowd that, unlike his bandmates, he...
May 12, 2024
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MICHAEL ANTHONY On Why VAN HALEN Tribute Concert Failed To Materialize: 'One Of The Ingredients Was Not Playing Ball With Everybody Else'

During an appearance on the latest episode of The Hook Rocks podcast, Michael Anthony once again weighed in on the proposed all-star VAN HALEN tribute concert, saying that it fell through because "one of the ingredients was not playing ball with everybody else." No progress has been reported on a po...
May 6, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON On His 'The Mandrake Project' Tour: 'It's Amazing To Play With Musicians Who Are Less Than Half My Age'

Ahead of the Brazilian leg of his "The Mandrake Project" solo tour, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked by the Rádio Kiss FM radio station what fans can expect from the shows. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, wow. Well, we are having so much fun on stage. It's amazing...
May 4, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON: 'There Is Quite A Lot Of Material Left Over' From 'The Mandrake Project' Sessions

In a new interview with Brazil's A Rádio Rock, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke about the success of his latest solo album, "The Mandrake Project", and whether fans can expect a follow-up in the not-too-distant future. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There is quite a lot of ma...
April 30, 2024
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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Breaks Down The Differences Between CLIFF BURTON's And JASON NEWSTED's Playing Styles

During an appearance on the April 24 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about the two bassists that preceded him in the band, Jason Newsted and the late, great Cliff Burton. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's intere...
April 25, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON's Guitarist PHILIP NÄSLUND Shares Video Blog From Mexican Shows Of 'The Mandrake Project' Tour

Guitarist Philip Näslund, who recently joined IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson's solo band, has shared a new video blog covering the two Mexican shows — April 18 at Teatro Diana in Guadalajara and April 20 at Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City — of "The Mandrake Project" world tour. Check it out be...
April 25, 2024
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See 4K Video Of BRUCE DICKINSON's Mexico City Concert

4K fan-filmed video of Bruce Dickinson's April 20 concert at Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City, Mexico can be seen below. The setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Accident Of Birth 02. Abduction 03. Laughing In The Hiding Bush 04. Afterglow Of Ragnarok 05. Chemical Wedding 06. Many Doors To Hell 0...
April 24, 2024
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ZAKK WYLDE, ERIC JOHNSON And DWEEZIL ZAPPA Among Guitarists Taking Part In 2024 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

For the first time in five years, the "Experience Hendrix" tour, the critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius, returns to the concert trail with a slate of concert dates that offer the musical excellence of numerous topflight artists in celebration of the life a...
April 23, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON: How I Retain Some Semblance Of Sanity In What Can Be A Very Toxic Environment For People

During an appearance on the Appetite For Distortion podcast, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked if there are different sides of his personality that he applies to the various projects that he is involved or if it all "part of the same same guy". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
April 20, 2024