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ORIANTHI Shares Music Video For 'First Time Blues' Featuring JOE BONAMASSA

Blues rock guitar virtuoso Orianthi wanted to create something special to celebrate her 25th anniversary as a professional musician. The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based Orianthi entered THE DOORS guitarist Robby Krieger's Love Street Sound studio where she wrote, produced and recorded her debut s...
February 25, 2024
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ACE FREHLEY: 'When PETER CRISS Left KISS, I Realized I Had Lost All My Power In The Band'

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked if he thinks it was necessary for him to leave the band in order to achieve the sobriety that he has now maintained for over 17 years. Ace responded: "It's a lot easier being sober away from th...
February 23, 2024
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JOHN 5 Is One Of HOWARD STERN's Favorite Guitarists: 'I Love This Guy'

Howard Stern has long praised the chops of current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5, so on Wednesday (February 21),the SiriusXM host was pleased to announce John 5 as the latest guest host for "Songs I Want To Hear", a Howard 101 series where musicians play some of their favorite tunes. "I love this gu...
February 23, 2024
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MICK MARS Says He Will Write His Autobiography When He Is Dying

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars was asked if he plans to write an autobiography at some point. He responded: "I probably will, but probably — I've been saying this for the longest time — when I'm dying, so I can write it backwards. [Laughs] Is...
February 22, 2024
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HELIX Shares Video Tribute To Late Drummer GREG 'FRITZ' HINZ

Canadian rockers HELIX have shared a nine-minute video tribute to their longtime drummer Greg "Fritz" Hinz, who died on February 16 after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Hinz joined HELIX in 1982 and stayed in the band until 1996, before returning to the group 13 years la...
February 21, 2024
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ALICE COOPER Announces 'Too Close For Comfort' October 2024 U.K. Tour

Icon, pioneer, and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper has achieved so much in his lengthy career. But most importantly, Cooper remains one the greatest rock shows on the planet. Returning to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2022 in October, Alice and his award-winning band...
February 20, 2024
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MICK MARS Believes It Would Be 'Impossible' For Him To Sit Down With His MÖTLEY CRÜE Bandmates And Work Things Out

Mick Mars says that it would be "impossible" for him to get together with his MÖTLEY CRÜE bandmates and resolve their differences without getting attorneys involved. When Mars, a co-founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, announced his retirement from touring with the group in October 2022 as a result of wo...
February 20, 2024
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ACE FREHLEY: 'I Am A Sloppy Guitar Player', But So Are JIMMY PAGE And KEITH RICHARDS

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Shout It Out Loudcast", Ace Frehley once again admitted that he isn't the most technically proficient guitarist on earth. "I am a sloppy guitar player," he said. "So is [LED ZEPPELIN's] Jimmy Page. So is [THE ROLLING STONES'] Keith Richards. Jimmy Pag...
February 19, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Has Already Done Some 'Preliminary' Work On MAMMOTH WVH's Third Album

In a new interview with Ethan Jackson of Topeka's rock radio station KDVV/V100, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked how he spent his time around the holidays and whether he managed to get any writing done for the band's next album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "De...
February 19, 2024
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CRAIG GOLDY Says He Would Be 'A Great Fit' For WHITESNAKE: 'I Love DAVID COVERDALE's Voice'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy confirmed that he got a call from WHITESNAKE's A&R executive in the late 1980s about joining the David Coverdale-fronted band as the replacement for John Sykes. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 18, 2024
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ALEX VAN HALEN's Autobiography 'Brothers' Due In October

HarperCollins Publishers has set an October 22, 2024 release date for "Brothers", a new book from legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen. The 384-page book is categorized under "Biography & Autobiography" and currently has a list price of $32.00. Alex and Eddie Van Halen formed a band called...
February 18, 2024
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Reveals He Can Twirl Drumsticks Again After Undergoing Hand Surgery: 'I Have My Life Back'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has shared graphic photos of the hand surgery he underwent less than a month ago. The operation, which was overseen by Glenn D. Cohen, an orthopedic surgeon in Westlake Village, California, addressed two "debilitating issues" the 61-year-old musician faced as a performe...
February 18, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says Everybody In MAMMOTH WVH Gets Along Great: 'I Think Drama Just Isn't Worth It'

In a new interview with Long Island, New York's 94.3 The Shark radio station, Wolfgang Van Halen spoke about the touring lineup of his MAMMOTH WVH solo project, which features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Jon Jourda...
February 17, 2024
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STEVE VAI: 'JASON BECKER Continues To Innovate And Inspire In Meaningful Ways'

Steve Vai has commented on his involvement with "Some Assembly Required", a collaboration project conceptualized by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and her fiancé, manager and drummer Josh Villalta, combining some of the top guitarists in the world to do something incredibly special in tribute t...
February 17, 2024
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Longtime HELIX Drummer GREG 'FRITZ' HINZ Dead At 68

Longtime HELIX drummer Greg "Fritz" Hinz has died after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Hinz joined HELIX in 1982 and stayed in the band until 1996, before returning to the group 13 years later. Earlier today (Friday, February 16),HELIX frontman Brian Vollmer posted the...
February 16, 2024