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DIO DISCIPLES have replaced DOKKEN at this year's Alcatraz festival, set to take place August 9-11 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Due to persistent medical complications involving Don Dokken, DOKKEN was forced to cancel its summer 2024 European tour, including an appearance at Alcatraz. DIO DISCIPLES consist...
July 1, 2024

PHIL MOGG's MOGGS MOTEL Releases Debut Single, 'Apple Pie'

MOGGS MOTEL, the new band featuring UFO singer Phil Mogg, has released its first single and video, "Apple Pie". The track is taken from the group's self-titled album, which is due on September 4 via Cleopatra Records in the U.S. and Steamhammer/SPV outside North America. Mogg said: "'Apple Pie' is t...
June 28, 2024

RUDOLF SCHENKER On Possibility Of MICHAEL SCHENKER Playing With SCORPIONS Again: 'Never Say Never'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker was asked about the possibility of his brother, fellow legendary guitarist Michael Schenker, rejoining the band at some point before the German hard rock veterans officially call it quits. He responded (as transcribed by BLA...
June 26, 2024

MICHAEL SCHENKER Shares 'Mother Mary' Single Featuring SLASH And ERIK GRÖNWALL

The world of rock guitar has always been illuminated by a few virtuosic stars who shine brighter than the rest, and among them, Michael Schenker stands out as a comet blazing across the night sky. His tenure with the British hard rock band UFO during the 1970s remains one of the most celebrated peri...
June 19, 2024

ARMORED SAINT's JOHN BUSH Finds Side Project Home In CATEGORY 7: 'Everyone Is Beyond Talented'

By David E. Gehlke The John Bush story now practically writes itself: The singer co-founded ARMORED SAINT in 1982, declined an offer to front METALLICA in 1984, left ARMORED SAINT for ANTHRAX in 1992, reformed ARMORED SAINT in 1999 (while still doing ANTHRAX),was replaced in ANTHRAX by a returning...
June 18, 2024

MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'My Years With UFO' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By AXL ROSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, DEE SNIDER, Others

Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES),Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER),Joey Tempest (EUROPE),Roger Glover (DEEP PURPLE),Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW),Biff Byford (SAXON) and Stephen Pearcy (RATT) are among the musicians who appear on "My Years With UFO", the new album from Michael Schenker on which the legendary Ger...
June 17, 2024

UFO's PHIL MOGG Announces Debut MOGGS MOTEL Album

MOGGS MOTEL, the new band featuring UFO singer Phil Mogg, has signed with SPV/Steamhammer. MOGGS MOTEL's self-titled album is scheduled for a September 2024 release. UFO fans, watch out! Anyone who'd feared over the past two years that Mogg, one of the most influential rock vocalists worldwide, wou...
June 13, 2024

DAVID ELLEFSON On His Time With MEGADETH: 'I'm Lucky That I Had That Experience'

In a new interview with Peru's Zona Franca, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about how the music industry has changed in the four decades since the band's inception. He said:  "Here's the thing. Back in the old days of the record business — '60s, '70s, '80s; for me, it's '70s and '80s. '...
May 28, 2024

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