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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Guest On APOCALYPTICA's Cover Of 'One'

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA will release their cover of METALLICA's "One" on Friday, May 17. The track, which features guest appearances by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo, is taken from APOCALYPTICA's upcoming album, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2". Due on...
May 13, 2024
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KERRY KING: 'I Lost 10 Pounds Not Even Trying'

In a new interview with Riff X's "Metal XS", SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, who relocated to New York City less than three years ago, spoke about how he is preparing for his upcoming tour with his solo band after not playing any shows since 2019. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):  "It's fu...
May 13, 2024
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MICK MARS Wanted To Do Something 'Different' With His Debut Solo Album: I Didn't Want It To Sound Like '1980s Music'

During a recent appearance on "The Rocker Morning Show", which airs on Kalamazoo's rock station 107.7 WRKR, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars was asked about the variety of sounds and musical styles covered on his debut solo album, "The Other Side Of Mars". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)...
May 12, 2024
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Is IRON MAIDEN A Democracy? BRUCE DICKINSON Responds

During an appearance on the May 8 episode of the Brazilian TV talk show "Conversa Com Bial", Bruce Dickinson was asked if IRON MAIDEN is a democracy. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Uh, ultimately you can't have a team as a democracy. A football team is not a democracy. You've go...
May 12, 2024
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Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Announces First-Ever Solo Concert

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell will play the first concert with his solo band on June 13 at 1720 in Los Angeles, California. Support at the gig will come from SPIRIT IN THE ROOM and SORDES DOMINUM. Backing Bell at the 1720 show will be guitarist Henrik Linde (THE VITALS, DREN),drummer...
May 10, 2024
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Says One Of His Stalkers Has Been Re-Arrested For Violating Restraining Order

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx says that one of his stalkers has been re-arrested for violating a restraining order. The 65-year-old musician, who resides in Wyoming with his family, took to his social media earlier today (Friday, May 10) to write: "Stalker one from Tennesee has been arrested (again...
May 10, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Releases Music Video For New Solo Single 'Hear My Song'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released the official music video for her new solo single, "Hear My Song". It is taken from her third solo album, "Rapture...
May 10, 2024
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CARMINE APPICE Rebuilds Legendary Rock Band CACTUS With Powerful New All-Star Album

Coming off two acclaimed studio albums ("Black Dawn", "Tightrope"),and an energized historic live album, "Birth Of Cactus", founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice returns with the ultimate tribute to his legendary rock band. "Temple of Blues - Influences And Friends" merges the m...
May 9, 2024
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COAL CHAMBER Announces Summer 2024 U.S. Tour With FEAR FACTORY

COAL CHAMBER will embark on the "Fiend For The Fans Tour 2024" this summer. Support on the trek will come from FEAR FACTORY, TWIZTID, WEDNESDAY 13 (performing music from the MURDERDOLLS) and BLACK SATELLITE. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Tour dates: Aug. 23 - Las Vegas, NV...
May 7, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Denies Saying He Hoped 'Traditional Guitar Solos' Die 'A Slow And Painful Death': 'I Was Completely Misquoted'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has once again clarified his recent comments in which he said that hoped the traditional guitar solo would die "a slow and painful death". In an interview that was originally conducted in October 2023 and then published in the March 2024 print issue of Guitar...
May 6, 2024
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Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Suffers Second Heart Attack

Original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has revealed that he recently suffered another heart attack. The 63-year-old British-born musician, who currently resides with his wife in Portugal, previously suffered a heart attack and underwent a double bypass surgery in May 2018...
May 3, 2024
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CATEGORY 7 Feat. OVERKILL, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT And Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: Debut Album Details Revealed

CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring former MACHINE HEAD and current KERRY KING guitarist Phil Demmel, ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson, will release its self-titled debut alb...
May 2, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's New Single Is Eight And A Half Minutes Long: 'The Chorus Comes In At 3:30', Says TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN

NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen spoke to Kerrang! magazine about the symphonic metal veterans' upcoming album, "Yesterwynde". Due on September 20, 2024 via Nuclear Blast, it marks the band's tenth studio LP, following on from the release of "Human. :II: Nature." in 2020....
May 2, 2024
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VINCE NEIL On MÖTLEY CRÜE Entering ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We'll Probably Be Dead When They Induct Us'

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil says that "it would be pretty cool" for his band to get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Despite the fact that artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single, iconic hard rock and metal band...
May 1, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN On The Possibility Of Him Rejoining MEGADETH: 'I Don't Think That's Realistic'

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was asked what it was like to rejoin his former band twice on stage in six months last year — first in February 2023 at Tokyo, Japan's famed Budokan and then in early August 2023 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wack...
May 1, 2024