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KERRY KING Releases Music Video For 'Toxic' From 'From Hell I Rise' Album

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has finally released his debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", via Reigning Phoenix Music. The project's brand-new video, "Toxic", which has been co-directed by Jim Louvau and his partner Tony Aguilera, can be seen below. Similar to King's acclaimed "Residue" video, which...
May 17, 2024

GEEZER BUTLER's Autobiography 'Into The Void' To Be Released In Trade Paperback

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler's autobiography "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", will be released in trade paperback on June 18, 2024 via HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books. Countless esteemed publications praised "Into The Void" when it was first made available in...
May 16, 2024

KERRY KING On His Solo Band: 'These Are My Guys Now, So Get Used To Them'

In a new interview with Eddie Jorgensen of San Francisco's CBS SF, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about the formation of his solo band, which also includes drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER),bassist Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH),guitarist Phil Demmel (formerly of MACHINE HEAD) and vocalist Mark Osegueda (...
May 11, 2024

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER To Be Interviewed By BRIAN POSEHN At 'Filling The Void' Event In Colorado

One of the most revealing metal autobiographies of recent times was certainly Geezer Butler's popular "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond". And many Colorado-based rockers are sure to flock to the Gothic Theatre on May 22 in Englewood, for a night of discussion with BLACK SABBAT...
April 8, 2024


John Jarvis doesn't seem to enjoy much downtime. His bass work has graced notable heavy hitters like AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED and PIG DESTROYER, and he's also a part of the scathing black metal project SCOUR that's fronted by Housecore Records' head honcho and PANTERA singer Phil Anselmo. With NEST, Ja...
April 8, 2024

LARS ULRICH And CHAD SMITH To Make Cameos In Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap'

According to Deadline, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith will make cameos the sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap", which is now in production in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rob Reiner has returned to direct and write, and original stars/writers Christopher...
March 26, 2024

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Shares Music Video For 'Cosmic'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has released the official Chris Hopewell-directed music video for the song "Cosmic". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Life Is But A Dream…", which came out in June 2023 via Warner. The LP sold 36,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release t...
March 19, 2024

Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap' Starts Filming In New Orleans

According to Variety, the sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is now in production in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rob Reiner has returned to direct and write, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are reprising their roles as Nigel Tufnel, Davi...
March 12, 2024

SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Is Recovering From 'Complex Spinal Surgery'

SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine has revealed that he is recovering from a "complex spinal surgery." As a result, the band's previously announced March 16 performance at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City has been canceled. Earlier today, the 75-year-old singer took to SCORPIONS' social media to...
March 8, 2024

MAGNUM's BOB CATLEY: 'I Really Can't Carry On With TONY CLARKIN Not Here Anymore'

Bob Catley has apparently put MAGNUM to rest, two months after the passing of Tony Clarkin, the guitarist, songwriter and the driving force behind the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band. Earlier today (Thursday, March 7),the 76-year-old MAGNUM singer released a video message on social media in which he s...
March 7, 2024

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Making 'Life Is But A Dream…' Album: 'We Approached It Very Differently'

In a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke about the making of the band's latest album, "Life Is But A Dream…" Written and recorded over the span of four years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and AVENGED SEVENFOL...
February 5, 2024

JOB FOR A COWBOY Shares Music Video For 'Beyond The Chemical Doorway'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have released the official music video for their song "Beyond The Chemical Doorway". The track is taken from the band's first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", due on February 23, 2024 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was prod...
January 31, 2024

Freak Dreams

If nothing else, "Freak Dreams" makes a refreshing change. While many folk in the metal world seem unreasonably obsessed with the '90s, and the revival of every last shit-pot phenomenon that decade produced, SLOPE are making the rather more audacious move of bringing back the late-'80s funk-metal so...
January 30, 2024

POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT Earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fourth-Degree Black Belt

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett hit a milestone this week when he was awarded a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fourth-degree black belt. The 62-year-old musician, who trains under Renato Magno, the owner of Street Sports Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Santa Monica, California, took to his Instagram on Saturday (January 2...
January 28, 2024


Tony Clarkin, guitarist, mastermind and main songwriter of the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band MAGNUM, has died at the age of 77. The news of his death comes just weeks after it was announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. As a result of his diagnosis, MAGNUM can...
January 9, 2024