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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

AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Is 'All Excited' And 'Fired Up' About POWER TRIP Concert

Brian Johnson's favorite singer, Greg Billings, appears on the latest episode of the "AC/DC Beyond the Thunder" episode, discussing his long-lasting friendship with the fellow Floridian, their many duets together, and even touching upon Johnson's darkest days with AC/DC. "I just spent the week with...
September 20, 2023

K.K. DOWNING Says He Was 'Not Allowed' To Walk The Red Carpet With JUDAS PRIEST At ROCK HALL: It's 'All Very Sad'

In a brand new interview with Marko Syrjälä of Chaoszine, founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing was asked what it was like to reunite with his former band for a performance at last year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. He responded: "Well, I was kind of debating whet...
September 13, 2023


OPETH leader Mikael Åkerfeldt has paid tribute to original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden following his death on August 24. He was 72 years old. On August 30, Mikael took to OPETH's social media to write: "It's with great sadness we received the news of Bernie Marsden's passing. A superb and in...
September 1, 2023

Original WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Dead At 72

Original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden has died at the age of 72. Bernie's passing was confirmed by his family in a social media post earlier today (Friday, August 25). They wrote: "On behalf of his family, it is with deep sadness we announce the death of Bernie Marsden. Bernie died peacefully...
August 25, 2023

TWISTED SISTER: 40th-Anniversary Expanded Edition Of 'Under The Blade' To Include Album Of Early Covers

In a new interview with Pod Scum, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French revealed that the band's classic debut album, 1982's "Under The Blade", will receive an expanded 40th-anniversary reissue this year. "That's gonna be a double vinyl album," he said. "And one of those albums is gonna have us pl...
July 3, 2023

WARFARE's PAUL 'EVO' EVANS Talks Working With LEMMY And Recalls A METALLICA Parking Lot Riot

By David E. Gehlke Legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was not one for producing other bands, but he made an exception for drummer/vocalist Paul "Evo" Evans of WARFARE. Evans rose through the punk and metal ranks throughout the late '70s and early '80s as a member of ANGELIC UPSTARTS and TH...
July 2, 2023

Watch: RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Makes First Two European Festival Appearances

ELEGANT WEAPONS, the new project featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG),made its first two festival appearances over the weekend: on Friday, June 16 at Hellfest in Clisson, France and on Sunday, June 18 at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium....
June 19, 2023