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GEOFF TATE On Why He No Longer Sings QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Songs In Original Key: 'I Can't Hit Those High Notes Like That Anymore'

Geoff Tate, who has spent much of the last couple of years on the road celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Empire" and "Rage For Order" albums, has confirmed to "The Jasta Show" that his backing band is playing the music tuned a half step down to accommodate his aging voice. "I can't...
June 28, 2022
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Watch Short Documentary About Making Of LEMMY Statue At France's HELLFEST

A video documenting the making of the massive new statue of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, which is being displayed at at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France, can be seen below. Lemmy had a portion of his ashes enshrined within the statue, which is the creation of Caroline Brisset, an...
June 24, 2022
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Watch: LEMMY's Ashes Officially Enshrined At HELLFEST Ceremony Attended By MIKKEY DEE And PHIL CAMPBELL

The legendary Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, founder of MOTÖRHEAD and Grammy Award-winning cultural icon, has had a portion of his ashes enshrined at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France within a new, giant statue of the man. The official ceremony to recognize this unique memorialization took place earli...
June 23, 2022
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Portion Of LEMMY's Ashes Enshrined Within His Statue At France's HELLFEST

The legendary Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, founder of MOTÖRHEAD and Grammy Award-winning cultural icon, has had a portion of his ashes enshrined at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France within a new, giant statue of the man, and the official ceremony to recognize this unique memorialization will occur o...
June 20, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE Teases New Song 'In Extremis'

QUEENSRŸCHE has shared a short teaser for a new song, apparently titled "In Extremis". The track is expected to appear on the band's upcoming album, "Digital Noise Alliance", due on October 7 via Century Media Records. Last month, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton shared a teaser for the upcoming...
June 18, 2022
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Massive New Statue Of LEMMY Unveiled At France's HELLFEST (Photos)

A massive new statue of iconic MÖTÖRHEAD leader Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister has just been unveiled at this year's edition of Hellfest, which is taking place over two weekends in June. Hellfest is an annual open-air festival held in Clisson, France and one of the biggest metal festivals in all of Eu...
June 18, 2022
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JAMES KOTTAK Denies Alcohol Played A Part In KINGDOM COME's Disastrous SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has denied that alcohol played a role in the band's disastrous performance at a Swedish festival earlier in the month. KINGDOM COME's June 10 appearance at Sweden Rock Festival was described by the popular Swedish site Rocknytt as the event's "biggest fuckup." Write...
June 17, 2022
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JAMES KOTTAK Is In The Throes Of 'Addiction', Says His Friend ROBBIE CRANE

Veteran bassist Robbie Crane has expressed his concern about the well-being of KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak whose band was widely lambasted for a disastrous performance at a Swedish festival over the weekend. KINGDOM COME's June 10 appearance at Sweden Rock Festival was described by the popular...
June 13, 2022
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KINGDOM COME Blasted For 'S**t' Performance At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL: The Event's 'Biggest F***up'

KINGDOM COME has been blasted for its disastrous performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden, with one reviewer calling it the event's "biggest fuckup." KINGDOM COME's current lineup consists of drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B....
June 12, 2022
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SCORPIONS Guitarist RUDOLF SCHENKER: We Wanted To 'Make Bridges With Our Music'

In a new interview with Headliner Chicago, SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker spoke about the band's enduring commercial success. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that we, because we're coming from Germany, have a complete different view [of] rock and roll. We weren't born in...
June 6, 2022
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Watch: STEVE HARRIS Performs With BRITISH LION At IRON MAIDEN-Headlined ROCKFEST In Finland

BRITISH LION, the side project of IRON MAIDEN bassist and founder Steve Harris, performed yesterday (June 3) at the Rockfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. The three-day Rockfest festival is being headlined by NIGHTWISH (Thursday, June 2),SCORPIONS (June 3)...
June 4, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says He Found Out 'Very Late' That He Signed Over His Rights To ACCEPT's Name

Udo Dirkschneider has once again expressed regret over not securing rights to the ACCEPT name, the band he co-founded in 1976. The German frontman has been vocal over his dissatisfaction with the current Mark Tornillo-fronted version of ACCEPT that features only one original member — guitarist Wolf...
June 4, 2022
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Watch: RUDOLF SCHENKER And MATTHIAS JABS Perform SCORPIONS Classics At 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp' In Las Vegas

Video of SCORPIONS members Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs performing some of the band's classic songs with several campers at this past April's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. Joining them for "Big City Nights" was acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Y...
June 4, 2022
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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE Says 'Wind Of Change' 'Has Lost The Meaning Of Being A Peace Anthem, Being A Song Of Hope'

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine has once again opened up about his decision to alter some of the words in the band's anti-war anthem "Wind Of Change" order to appropriately reflect what's going on in Europe. Meine and his bandmates wrote "Wind Of Change" after performing at 1989's Moscow Music Peace Fe...
May 30, 2022
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CHRIS JERICHO's KISS Covers Band KUARANTINE Joined By BRUCE KULICK On Stage At Nashville's CREATURES FEST (Video)

FOZZY singer Chris Jericho's 1980s KISS cover band KUARANTINE was joined by former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick on stage during its performance on Saturday (May 28) at this year's Creatures Fest, which is taking place at Nashville's Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel. Fan-filmed video can be seen below....
May 29, 2022