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GEORGE LYNCH's ELECTRIC FREEDOM Performs Without Singer RAY WEST In Missouri; Temporary Replacement Announced

George Lynch's GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project performed yesterday (Friday, July 15) in St. Peters, Missouri with another short-notice replacement singer, a Seattle-based musician named Travis Bracht (BRUISER BRODY, SECOND COMING). Also joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman at the gig we...
July 16, 2022
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Watch: GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM Performs With New Singer RAY WEST In Woodhaven, Michigan

The new lineup of GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM performed yesterday (Saturday, July 9) at the Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, Michigan as the support act for DOKKEN. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Last month, George Lynch announced that he had recruited Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE...
July 10, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS Says A Fan 'Threw His Sweaty Post-Show Boxers' At Her On ALICE COOPER's Last Tour

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has revealed that a fan "threw his sweaty post-show boxers" at her onstage during the legendary rocker's 2021 tour. The 35-year-old Strauss, who has been a member of Cooper's backing group for the past eight years, first...
July 6, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH To Record Debut ELECTRIC FREEDOM Album With SPREAD EAGLE Singer RAY WEST

Last month, George Lynch announced that he had recruited Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE) to sing for his GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project. Also joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman in the band are Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS) on drums and Rob DeLuca (Sebastian Bach, UFO, SPREAD EAGLE) on bass. Spea...
July 5, 2022
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STEPHEN PEARCY Says He And ROBBIN CROSBY Came Close To Forming Band With NIKKI SIXX And TOMMY LEE

In an interview with Tommy London of SiriusXM Hair Nation this past Thursday (June 30), RATT singer Stephen Pearcy confirmed that he and RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby almost formed a band with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee four decades ago, shortly before their now-legendary hard rock g...
July 2, 2022
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GEORGE LYNCH Recruits SPREAD EAGLE Singer RAY WEST For ELECTRIC FREEDOM Project

George Lynch has recruited Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE) to sing for his GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project. Also joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman in the band are Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS) on drums and Rob DeLuca (Sebastian Bach, UFO, SPREAD EAGLE) on bass. Earlier today, Lynch shared a phot...
June 30, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Has No Plans To Write Autobiography

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked if he would ever consider writing an autobiography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't think so because I don't believe in books because you can easily cheat writing...
May 24, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Blasts K.K. DOWNING Over Flying V Guitar Claim: 'Why Would He Lie About This?'

In a brand new interview with the "Rock Of Nations With Dave Kinchen & Shane McEachern" classic rock show, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked about ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's claim that he "was the first guy to bring the Flying V [guitar] to heavy metal ever." Sc...
May 21, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT To Pay Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST And DIO With METAL GODS Tour

METAL GODS, described as the ultimate ode to JUDAS PRIEST and DIO featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, KK'S PRIEST) and Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO),will tour Australia in October. The METAL GODS band will also feature the talents of James Morley, former bassist with THE ANGELS, and...
May 10, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Salutes RONNIE JAMES DIO And RAINBOW 'Rising' With New Song 'A King Has Gone'

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, the band led by legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker, has released a new single, "A King Has Gone". The track and its intro, "Calling Baal", also available on MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's upcoming album "Universal", both have a special significance: sung by HELLOWEEN front...
April 29, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Looks Back On His Brief Stint As Guitarist Of RATT: 'I Couldn't Wait To Get Out Of It'

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker reflected on how he agreed, in late 1990, during one of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP's many breaks, to do a favor for his friend Warren DeMartini and temporarily replaced Robbin Crosby in Los Angel...
April 14, 2022
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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says 'A Lot' Of Guitarists Have Approached Him About Contributing To His Solo Album

In a new interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his upcoming first-ever solo album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I recruited guitar players and I told guitar players that I've recrui...
April 13, 2022
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RUDOLF SCHENKER On His Brother MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'He Can Say Whatever He Wants To Say'

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 13, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says K.K. DOWNING Copied His Look In JUDAS PRIEST's Early Days: 'It Was Unbelievable'

Michael Schenker, the German guitar virtuoso who made his recorded debut at age 16 on the SCORPIONS' "Lonesome Crow" album and rose to fame as the guitarist of the English hard rock band UFO, spoke to Canada's The Metal Voice about how he was able to influence an entire generation of guitar players...
April 6, 2022
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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY On His Upcoming Debut Solo Album: 'I Wanna Be Challenged'

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke to the "Let There Be Talk" podcast with rock and roll comedian Dean Delray about his upcoming first-ever solo album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I started talking about it and recruiting guitar players to write songs for me, to put together a rec...
March 29, 2022