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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: 'I Have An Issue With The Term 'Heavy Metal''

During a new appearance on the "Rockonteurs With Gary Kemp And Guy Pratt" podcast, Joe Elliott once again dismissed suggestions that DEF LEPPARD is a heavy metal band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have an issue with the term 'heavy metal' because everybody outside of rock always...
May 11, 2024

OZZY OSBOURNE Releases First Episode Of New Internet TV Show 'The Madhouse Chronicles'

Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Morrison — the longtime rhythm guitarist in Billy Idol's band and former bassist for THE CULT — have released the first episode of their new Internet TV show, "The Madhouse Chronicles". Episode description: "ALIENS - More ink, words, thoughts, and video have been poured into...
May 8, 2024

PHIL MOGG Says UFO Is Over: 'It's Come To A Conclusion'

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock to promote the 2024 remastered reissue of UFO's 1977 album "Lights Out", UFO frontman Phil Mogg was asked if there is still "more to do" with the band. He responded: "No, no. I think it's come to a conclusion. We did that last U.K. tour in 2019, just bef...
April 18, 2024

RUDOLF SCHENKER On His Brother MICHAEL: 'He's A Very Extreme Person' Who 'Can't Be In A Band'

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has once again responded to criticism from his brother Michael after the former UFO axeman accused him of being a "dangerous bully" who "takes advantage" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in recent years in which he questioned his b...
April 14, 2024

K.K. DOWNING Talks About Evolution From Early Rock To Modern Heavy Metal

In a new interview with The Times, original JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked what he thinks makes metalheads unique. He responded: "It's just getting into those bands that evolved, that took music from blues and progressive blues in the late '60s and early '70s....
February 26, 2024

DAVID LEE ROTH Blasts SAMMY HAGAR Over His 'Constant Spew Of Diarrhea Vitriol'

David Lee Roth has bizarrely accused Sammy Hagar of spewing out constant "diarrhea vitriol" in his direction after being "sex probed" by aliens. In a video posted to YouTube titled "The Ballad Of Popsicle Sam", Roth referenced Hagar's belief that a pair of aliens tapped into his mind through some ki...
January 18, 2024

LIONHEART Feat. Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON: 'Flight 19' Lyric Video Released

British hard rock veterans LIONHEART have released "Flight 19"", the first single taken from their new studio album "The Grace Of A Dragonfly", set for international release on February 23 via Metalville Records. "Flight 19" relates the story about a group of bombers that disappeared over the Bermud...
January 16, 2024

JOEY TEMPEST: How IRON MAIDEN Influenced EUROPE In Band's Early Years

In a recent interview with BBC Radio Manchester's Mike Sweeney, EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest explained how British rock has been his greatest influence ever since he formed his first band, FORCE, with friend John Norum in their hometown of Upplands Väsby, Sweden in 1979. "We had Swedish bands, but w...
December 30, 2023

CHRIS SLADE: 'There Are A Lot Of Things Left Unspoken In AC/DC'

Speaking exclusively to Rock Candy magazine as part of an in-depth 20-page AC/DC cover story analyzing "The Razors Edge" period of the band's history, drummer Chris Slade told writer Andrew Daly about the group's mysterious inner workings. "What I found out was that there are a lot of things left un...
November 30, 2023

Hear BERNIE MARSDEN's 'Bad Reputation' Single From Upcoming 'Working Man' Album

The official lyric video for the song "Bad Reputation" from original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden can be seen below. The track is taken from Marsden's final album, "Working Man" , which will be released posthumously on November 24 via Conquest Music. Although Bernie had always worked hard and...
November 20, 2023

SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Just As Well-Known As IRON MAIDEN; We're Just Not As Successful'

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, Biff Byford was asked for his opinion on some fans' assertion that SAXON is a vastly underrated band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think they get confused with successful. Nobody can be bigger than IRON MAIDEN in the metal scene, espe...
November 14, 2023

MANOWAR: New Album Due In 2025; 40th-Anniversary Version Of 'Sign Of The Hammer' To Arrive In 2024

MANOWAR has announced "The Blood Of Our Enemies" 2025 tour of Europe. The trek will be the band's first in support of MANOWAR's next studio album, which will arrive in early 2025. Earlier today, MANOWAR released the following statement via social media: "Manowarriors! Let it be known that we will un...
October 15, 2023

GRAHAM BONNET Confirms He Was Once Approached About Possibly Joining BLACK SABBATH

In a new interview with the "Disturbing The Priest" podcast, legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, GRAHAM BONNET BAND) was asked if it's true that he was once approached by Tony Iommi about possibly joining BLACK SABBATH. He responded (as transcribed by B...
October 9, 2023

WITHIN TEMPTATION Announces Fall 2024 European Tour

Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION will embark on the "Bleed Out" European headlining tour in the fall of 2024. The trek, in support of the band's upcoming album, "Bleed Out", promises to be an experience that will leave fans breathless. The tour starts in October 2024, with the U.K. leg ki...
October 4, 2023

New BERNIE MARSDEN Album 'Working Man' To Be Released In November

A new album from original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden will be released posthumously on November 24 via Conquest Music. Although Bernie had always worked hard and kept busy, most recently releasing three solo albums since 2021 in "Kings", "Chess" and "Trios" as part of his "Inspirations" seri...
September 27, 2023