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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: 'I Would Never Lip Sync' Or 'Use Backing Tracks'

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more s...
November 15, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Denies Using Backing Tapes For His Lead Vocals: 'As A Singer, I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Do'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless was once again asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The conclusion that I came...
November 8, 2023
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SPIRITBOX Releases 'Ultraviolet' Music Video

SPIRITBOX has released a new EP, "The Fear Of Fear", via Rise Records/Pale Chord. In celebration of the EP's arrival, the band has initiated a three-part video premiere event, featuring the official music videos for the three brand new tracks on the effort. The event begins now with the release of t...
November 3, 2023
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PAPA ROACH Donates $150,000 To American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

California rockers PAPA ROACH announced today that they have made a $150,000 donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) "Talk Away The Dark" campaign, which was presented at the finale performance of "The Revolutions Live" tour alongside touring partners SHINEDOWN and SPIRITBO...
October 23, 2023
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SHINEDOWN's BRENT SMITH On Suicide Prevention: 'How You Stop It From Happening Is Not Being Quiet'

In honor of the American Suicide Prevention Foundation's (AFSP) annual walk, set to take place on Saturday, October 21, Mike Jones of the DC101 radio station interviewed Brent Smith of SHINEDOWN about the singer's generous donation to the AFSP and his personal connection to the cause. Brent said in...
October 17, 2023
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SPIRITBOX Releases New Single 'Cellar Door'

SPIRITBOX has dropped a brand new single, "Cellar Door", arguably the band's heaviest track since the release of "Holly Roller" in 2020. The track is taken from SPIRITBOX's upcoming EP "The Fear Of Fear", set for release on November 3 via Rise Records/Pale Chord. "The Fear Of Fear" builds on the mom...
October 13, 2023
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Blasts Singers Who Lip Sync, Says Backing Tracks Are 'Acceptable' When Used 'Creatively'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie says that he is absolutely against singers who lip sync during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also m...
October 7, 2023
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SHINEDOWN Would Play SUPER BOWL Halftime Show 'In A Heartbeat' If They Were Asked

In a new interview with Jason Bailey of Audacy Check In, SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith was asked if he and his bandmates would play the Super Bowl halftime show if asked. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah. Easy. Totally… I know that the highest attendance was last year with Rih...
October 1, 2023
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SHADOWS FALL's BRIAN FAIR Has 'No Problem' With Limited Use Of Backing Tracks During Live Shows

SHADOWS FALL vocalist Brian Fair has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synt...
September 29, 2023
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JACOBY SHADDIX Doubles Down On His Prediction That PAPA ROACH Will Be One Of 'Next Generation's METALLICAs': 'I've Gotta Dream Big'

In a new interview with Liv Maddix of the 105.7 The Point radio station, conducted before PAPA ROACH's September 3 concert with SHINEDOWN in St. Louis, Missouri, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix was asked about his recent comment that bands like PAPA ROACH, KORN and DEFTONES are "the next generati...
September 28, 2023
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BLACK STONE CHERRY's CHRIS ROBERTSON Weighs In On Bands Using Backing Tracks During Live Shows

Chris Robertson of Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that ma...
September 23, 2023
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CHAD GRAY Says MUDVAYNE Hired Second Guitarist To Fill The Band's Sound Out Live: 'It's Awesome'

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has once again weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more...
September 17, 2023
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BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL Cancels Weekend Performances Due To Severe Weather

The Blue Ridge Rock Festival has announced the cancelation of all of its scheduled performances for Saturday (September 9) and Sunday (September 10) — the two final days of this year's festival — due to severe weather. Earlier today, the Blue Ridge organizers took to social media to write: "With hea...
September 9, 2023
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SHINEDOWN To Perform On 'Live With Kelly And Mark'

SHINEDOWN will perform its mainstream radio hit "A Symptom Of Being Human" on "Live With Kelly And Mark" on Labor Day, this Monday, September 4 as the show heads into its season premiere week. Check your local listings for air time or visit livewithkellyandmark.com. SHINEDOWN is also kicking off the...
September 1, 2023
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GLENN HUGHES On Bands Relying On Backing Tracks For Lead Vocals: 'You Can't Be Having People Pay To See Somebody Lip Sync'

Legendary vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum tri...
August 29, 2023