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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

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

DIO: 'The Complete Donington Collection' Due In July

On July 19, 2024, Niji Entertainment and BMG will release "The Complete Donington Collection", a limited-edition five-LP box set housing DIO's classic Castle Donington '83 and Castle Donington '87 performances at the Monsters Of Rock festival in the U.K., both on two-LP 180-gram vinyl with an etchin...
June 7, 2024

CARMINE APPICE Argues BLACK SABBATH Isn't A Heavy Metal Band: 'They're Heavy Hard Rock'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice was recently interviewed on "The Adventures Of Pipeman", which airs on W4CY Radio. When host The Pipeman noted that bands like QUIET RIOT weren't considered real heavy metal back in the early 1980s at the start of the thrash metal movement with bands like METALLICA a...
June 3, 2024

VINNY APPICE On Importance Of Not Burning Bridges In Music Industry: 'You've Gotta Be Part Of A Team'

In a new interview with the Percussion Discussion Podcast, legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE) addressed host Matty Roberts's comment that Vinny has a "signature style and sound" which as kept him "in solid employment" for the last few decades. Appice...
June 2, 2024

CARMINE APPICE Knows For A 'Fact' That JOHN BONHAM Was Influenced By His Drumming

In a new interview with RadioBypass, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if he thinks LED ZEPPELIN's John Bonham "picked up" any "tricks" from him when ZEPPELIN opened for VANILLA FUDGE early in the latter band's career. Carmine responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I know [it] as...
May 28, 2024

TONY IOMMI Still Wants To Remix BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'There Are Some Great Songs On That Album'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (May 22) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Tony Iommi once again spoke about his plans to remix BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album for future release. Issued in August 1983, "Born Again" was the only album SABBATH recorded with lead...
May 25, 2024

CARMINE APPICE Says He Never Heard Back From NIKKI SIXX About His 'Jam-Off' Challenge

Carmine Appice says that he couldn't believe it when Nikki Sixx called him "a washed-up drummer" in response to comments he made about Mick Mars's exit from MÖTLEY CRÜE. When Mars, a co-founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, announced his retirement from touring with the group in October 2022 as a result o...
May 19, 2024

CARMINE APPICE Rebuilds Legendary Rock Band CACTUS With Powerful New All-Star Album

Coming off two acclaimed studio albums ("Black Dawn", "Tightrope"),and an energized historic live album, "Birth Of Cactus", founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice returns with the ultimate tribute to his legendary rock band. "Temple of Blues - Influences And Friends" merges the m...
May 9, 2024

KERRY KING: The Official Story Of How 'From Hell I Rise' Was Made

SLAYER's "final" gig was on November 30, 2019, in the band's Los Angeles hometown. But the night marked a new beginning for iconic SLAYER songwriter/guitarist Kerry King. The band co-founder wasn't nearly finished; he had much more brutal and provocative music brewing, stages to dominate, heads to r...
May 8, 2024

See LAST IN LINE's Entire Performance At 2024 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video of LAST IN LINE's entire May 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Earlier this month, LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan confirmed to the "Iron City Rocks" podcast that he and his bandmates — frontman Andrew...
May 5, 2024

LAST IN LINE Has 'A Whole Bunch' Of Ideas For Fourth Album

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has confirmed to the "Iron City Rocks" podcast that he and his bandmates — frontman Andrew Freeman and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) — have commenced work on material for their fourth studio album. "We got tog...
May 4, 2024

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE To Perform Entire 'Reincarnate' Album At 2024 'Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Apocalypse Fest'

Expanding an already stacked slate in 2024, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced a very special Halloween homecoming in Pennsylvania. Standing out as their biggest hometown gig ever, they will return for their second annual Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Apocalypse Fest on October 31 at Mohegan Arena at Casey...
April 30, 2024

VINNY APPICE Reflects On His Brief Stint As VERIZON Employee: 'I'm Definitely A Computer Nerd'

In a new interview with "The Double Stop With Brian Sword" podcast, legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE) reflected on the time in the late 1990s when he briefly worked for the American telecommunications conglomerate Verizon. He said (as transcribed by...
April 15, 2024

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announces First European Tour In More Than Four Years

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced its first European tour in four years, set to take place in 2025. "The "Touring The End Of The World" trek will kick off in Warsaw next January and conclude in London in February 2025. The band commented: "After multiple foiled attempts throughout the last album cyc...
April 15, 2024