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DAVID REECE On His Time With ACCEPT: 'That Was An Opportunity Of A Lifetime'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, says that he "did the best" he could as the replacement for Udo Dirkschneider. The current IRON ALLIES vocalist, who is based in Italy, was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" LP in 1989. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp...
December 27, 2022
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SABATON's JOAKIM BRODÉN Says 'It's A Struggle' For A Lot Of Bands To Make Money On The Road

In a new interview with AndrewHaug.com, SABATON vocalist Joakim Brodén opened up about the realities of post-pandemic touring, including increased travel expenses — gas, tour buses, hotels and flight costs. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's tricky in a sense… A lot of us — not only...
December 24, 2022
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES On BURTON C. BELL's Exit: 'It Seemed Like He Always Had One Foot Out The Door'

In a new interview with RichardMetalFan, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked about the 2020 departure of the band's original singer Burton C. Bell. Cazares said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I could see over the years that he always had one foot out the door; he was always that gu...
December 24, 2022
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EDSEL DOPE: 'I Have No Interest In Being The Frontman, Face Or' Being 'Known As The Singer Of STATIC-X'

DOPE leader Edsel Dope has shared his thoughts on "Xer0", the masked frontman of STATIC-X who is widely believed to be him. In a recent interview with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Edsel talked about the unique position of fronting STATIC-X in place of deceased vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static while trying to re...
December 24, 2022
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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES Returns With New Bassist And 'Judgement Day' Music Video

LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, has returned from its hiatus with a new member, a new music video and news of a fourth studio album coming in February 2023. The LP is also available to preorder today from JPU Records, and is available physically in three editions. "Judg...
December 23, 2022
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Japanese Supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS Shares Debut Single 'The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)'

Japanese supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS has released its debut single, "The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)". The track was made available via the quartet's global distribution deal with Ingrooves, which is part of Universal Music Group's Virgin Music Group. THE LAST ROCKSTARS — which consists of Yoshiki,...
December 23, 2022
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Watch Unboxing Video For SLASH's 'The Collection' Book

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has created "The Collection: Slash", a premium, hardcover coffee-table photo book where he tells the story behind the instruments he has used throughout his storied music career, on countless hit records, and on stages worldwide in front of millions. Due to arrive in Ja...
December 21, 2022
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ANDERS FRIDÉN: Why It's Important For IN FLAMES To Continue Releasing Full-Length Albums

In a new interview with DJ Force X of TotalRock, IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén spoke about why it's important for him and his bandmates to still release full-length albums instead of focusing on singles. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's how I grew up. That's how I listen to m...
December 21, 2022
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES On Pandemic-Era Touring: 'People Don't Understand The Cost That Goes Into Doing These Tours'

In a new interview with the "Vulgar Display Of Podcast", FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares opened up about the realities of post-pandemic touring, including increased travel expenses — gas, tour buses, hotels and flight costs. Speaking about FEAR FACTORY's upcoming tour with STATIC-X, which was or...
December 21, 2022
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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Says 'It's Silly' For EDSEL DOPE To Continue Denying He Is XER0

Ex-STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen says that "it's silly" for DOPE leader Edsel Dope to pretend that he isn't Xer0, the masked frontman of STATIC-X who has spent much of the last three years performing and touring alongside bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda. Back in Oct...
December 21, 2022
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Japanese Supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS To Release Debut Single This Friday

According to Billboard, Japanese supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS has signed a global distribution deal with Ingrooves, which is part of Universal Music Group's Virgin Music Group. The quartet's debut single, "The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)", will be released on Melodee Music/InGrooves on Friday, Decem...
December 20, 2022
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WITHIN TEMPTATION Shares 'The Fire Within' Music Video

Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official music video for their new single, "The Fire Within". The clip was filmed during the band's recent "Worlds Collide" European tour with EVANESCENCE. WITHIN TEMPTATION stated about the track: "Back in 2019 we wrote 'The Fire Within', but...
December 20, 2022
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Watch: FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Holds Guitar Clinic At ORMSBY GUITARS Headquarters In Australia

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares took part in a meet-and-greet and guitar clinic on December 10 at the Ormsby Guitars headquarters in Perth, Australia. A video report from New Breed TV and photos from Ormsby and others can be found below. In a recent interview with the "Everblack" podcast, Cazare...
December 18, 2022
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Watch: Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA Plays 'Itsári' For YAMAHA DRUMS

Yamaha Drums recently invited former SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera to Berlin, Germany to come experience the Yamaha DTX10K-X electronic drum set, and he laid down a performance of the SEPULTURA track "Itsári". ⁠Check out footage below. Cavalera is one of the founders of SEPULTURA. Staying...
December 14, 2022
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DISTURBED's DAN DONEGAN: 'The Older We've Gotten, The More Respect We Have For Each Other'

In a recent interview with Wichita's T95 The Rock Station, DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan was asked how he and his bandmates have managed to keep their personal friendships and working relationships intact after all these years. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think the older...
December 14, 2022