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EXODUS's TOM HUNTING: Why DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'Double Badass' As A Drummer

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", EXODUS's Tom Hunting was asked how he first got into drumming. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I originally played guitar a little bit; I just say 'dabbled.' I was left-handed — I a...
February 2, 2023


An unexpected treat from the Steve Vai archives, "Vai/Gash" reveals a rarely seen side to the legendary guitarist. Recorded back in 1991, somewhere between "Passion and Warfare" and the Devin Townsend-augmented "Sex and Religion", this 30-minute project was conceived to provide Vai with some suitabl...
January 25, 2023

CARMINE APPICE On Former BLUE MURDER Bandmate JOHN SYKES: 'I Think He's Done' Playing Music

During a January 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", drummer Carmine Appice discussed the possibility of a reunion of the power trio/supergroup BLUE MURDER. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and released two studio albums — 1989's self-titled effort and the...
January 22, 2023

GLENN DANZIG Announces 'Danzig Sings Elvis' Concert At Hollywood's Montalbán Theatre

Glenn Danzig will play a special "Danzig Sings Elvis" show on February 10 at the historic Montalbán theatre in Hollywood, California. Glenn's last "Danzig Sings Elvis" concert took place in October 2021 at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Danzig's collection of Elvis Presley cov...
January 17, 2023

CRADLE OF FILTH And DEVILDRIVER Announce First U.S. Leg Of 2023 'Double Trouble Live' Tour

Extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH and groove metal pioneers DEVILDRIVER have announce a U.S. co-headline tour, beginning March 8 in Tempe, Arizona. The first leg of the "Double Trouble Live" tour will visit several popular western and southern U.S. markets, coming to an end in Albuquerque, New Mex...
January 10, 2023

SLIPKNOT Bassist Knew His Distinctive Tattoos Would Reveal His Identity

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "Vman" Venturella says that he predicted his identity would be revealed by the media prior to the release of the band's fifth album, ".5: The Gray Chapter". ".5: The Gray Chapter" came out in October 2014 via Roadrunner. It marked SLIPKNOT's first CD without founding drum...
January 7, 2023

JIMMY BOWER Dismisses PANTERA/EXHORDER Comparisons: Those Two Bands Were Like 'Night And Day'

In a recent interview with the Pod Scum podcast, Jimmy Bower, who has played with PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo in both DOWN and SUPERJOINT (formerly SUPERJOINT RITUAL),was asked about New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power m...
January 7, 2023

Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE Pays Tribute To LEMMY On Seventh Anniversary Of His Death

Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has paid tribute to the band's frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister on the seventh anniversary of his death. Earlier today (Wednesday, December 28),Mikkey took to his social media to write: "It's now been 7 years since Lemmy moved on. Time goes by so fast. "I have been...
December 28, 2022

DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Talks SKID ROW's Gamble On Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL: 'We Knew We Were Taking A Big Chance'

By David E. Gehlke Lost in the never-ending SKID ROW reunion chatter with you-know-who is the fact that "The Gang's All Here", the band's recent studio album with new Swedish vocalist Erik Grönwall, is pretty strong. SKID ROW was wise to hook up with noted producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has deftly t...
December 23, 2022

STEVE VAI Says His European Tour Was 'Probably A Little Premature' Following Latest Shoulder Surgery

Two years ago, legendary guitarist Steve Vai underwent shoulder surgery to repair an injury. That procedure was successful, enabling him to record his new album, "Inviolate". However, in preparing for a U.S. tour in support of the LP, it became clear that another injury emerged that required another...
December 15, 2022

Watch: ZAKK WYLDE Performs At JIMI HENDRIX 80th-Birthday Celebration Two Days After First PANTERA Concert

Just two days after performing with the newly reformed PANTERA at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, Zakk Wylde took part in a special Jimi Hendrix 80th-birthday concert event at Austin City Limits Live's Moody Theater. The December 4 concert featured BAND OF GYPSYS and JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE m...
December 5, 2022


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

JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Possible Tour With IRON MAIDEN: 'It's A Great Concept'

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, JUDAS PRIEST's Ian Hill once again touched upon the prospect of his band one day touring with fellow metal legends IRON MAIDEN. He said: "It's a great concept. I mean, the trouble with IRON MAIDEN and ourselves is we're always busy, always do...
November 17, 2022

CARMINE APPICE Says He Spoke To MICK MARS About Doing Some Shows Together

In a new interview with Michael's Record Collection, legendary drummer Carmine Appice, best known for his work with VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and Rod Stewart, spoke about his diminished touring schedule as he approaches his 76th birthday. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We [in VANILLA FUD...
November 4, 2022

CANDLEMASS's MATS BJÖRKMAN Says 'Door Is Open' For Future Guest Appearances From Ex-Singer MESSIAH MARCOLIN

Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin and longtime CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman joined Canadian metallers ANVIL on stage on October 27 at the Slaktkyrkan venue in Stockholm, Sweden, to perform the classic ANVIL song "Metal On Metal". Messiah told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It's the first t...
November 4, 2022