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'Bowl For Ronnie' Bowling Party's Return Brings In More Than $72,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, made a splashy post-pandemic return by attracting a sell-out crowd well in advance and bringing in over $72,000 for the music-based cancer charity. The November 17 event at PINZ bowling cen...
December 1, 2022
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AEROSMITH Celebrates First Time Band's Iconic Recordings Are Unified And In One Place

AEROSMITH, the best-selling American rock band of all time, last night celebrated the first time in their history that their iconic recordings are unified in one place through a multi-faceted close working relationship with Universal Music Group. UMG is now the official worldwide home to AEROSMITH's...
December 1, 2022
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BRIAN JOHNSON's Pre-AC/DC Band GEORDIE Is Back With New Singer, 50th-Anniversary Single

Brian Johnson's pre-AC/DC band GEORDIE has returned with a revamped lineup, now featuring singer Terry Slesser, and a new single, "Red, White & Blue". The track, which marks GEORDIE's 50th anniversary, was written by original guitarist Vic Malcolm (now resident of Cyprus) and is a precursor for...
December 1, 2022
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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE: Metalheads Are 'Really Protective Of Their Genre'

In a new interview with Tom Power, host of "Q" on Canada's CBC Radio One, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake talked about the metal overtones in the band's music, particularly in the initial teaser that was released for the group's latest album, "Get Rollin'", which some fans thought featured a more "m...
November 30, 2022
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PANTERA's REX BROWN Credits ABBOTT Brothers With Inspiring Him To Improve His Bass-Playing Skills

Gibson TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker's first-ever, award-winning, worldwide online network, has released a trailer for the next episode of "Icons", a longform interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers and music business pioneers in the world. In the next epis...
November 30, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Announces New Epic Graphic Novel/Board Game 'The Great Heathen Army'

Z2 has announced "Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army", a new graphic novel and board game collaboration celebrating the heavy metal quintet's last album of the same name. Channeling the thunderous epic poem winding through these nine tracks, the graphic novel dives into the heart of the Viking Age,...
November 29, 2022
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TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Is 'Happy' With Public Perception Of CELTIC FROST Within Extreme Metal History

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) was asked if he is content with the public's perception of CELTIC FROST within extreme metal history. He...
November 26, 2022
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ROB HALFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's Upcoming LP: 'We Always Try To Make An Album That Stands Alone'

In a new interview with the Corpus Christi Caller Times, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked about the inspiration for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He responded: "We never really know. I don't think we've ever made a plan, per se. We did a little bit with 'Firepow...
November 26, 2022
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Did PANTERA Rip Off EXHORDER? KYLE THOMAS Responds

In a new interview with Heavy Culture, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was once again asked about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
November 25, 2022
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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Bassist TIM COMMERFORD Launches New Trio 7D7D

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist Tim Commerford has joined forces with Mathias Wakrat and Jonny Polonsky to form a new trio, 7D7D. The band's debut track, "Capitalism", has just been released via Mad Bunny Records and can be streamed below. It is hard to pinpoint what hits you first — the misleading...
November 25, 2022
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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: Why EXODUS Failed To Reach Same Commercial Heights As 'Big Four' Bands

During a conversation with former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt for his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza spoke about why he thinks his band failed to achieve the same commercial heights as the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal, namely METALLICA, SLAYER,...
November 25, 2022
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JEAN-PAUL GASTER Explains How CLUTCH's Songwriting Process Is 'Very Much A Collaborative Effort'

In a new interview with The Razor's Edge, CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster spoke about the fact that all four members of the band are credited with writing on the music on their latest album, 2022's "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach". Regarding his contributions to the songwriting process, he said: "Well,...
November 24, 2022
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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT: Why METALLICA Chose KIRK HAMMETT To Replace DAVE MUSTAINE

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt was recently interviewed for EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza's Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel. During the chat, Rick, who joined EXODUS in 1983, several months after the departure of Kirk Hammett, was asked why he thinks METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars...
November 24, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of EXODUS's Entire Performance At Colombia's ALTAVOZ Festival

Professionally filmed video of EXODUS's entire November 13 performance at the Altavoz festival at Cancha Cincuentenario in Medellín, Colombia can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. The Beatings Will Continue 01:32 02. A Lesson In Violence 04:42 03. Blood In, Blood Out 07:50 04. The Years Of Death An...
November 23, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says 'It's Time For METALLICA To Step Up' And Organize Another 'Big Four' Concert

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again said that there should be at least one more "Big Four" concert. The so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — played together for the first time in history on June 16, 2010 in front of 81,000 fans at the Sonis...
November 21, 2022