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ALICE IN CHAINS Announces 30th-Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of 'Jar Of Flies' EP

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is abuzz with the announcement of a multi-format 30th-anniversary reissue of ALICE IN CHAINS' acclaimed "Jar Of Flies". Released exactly 30 years ago today (January 25, 1994),the EP made history as the first of it...
January 25, 2024

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Pays Tribute To Former Bandmate STEVE RILEY: 'His Individual Legacy Will Live On'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has paid tribute to the band's former drummer Steve Riley, who died on Tuesday (October 24) after battling a severe case of pneumonia for several weeks. He was 67 years old. Late Friday night (October 27),Blackie released the following statement via the W.A.S.P.&nb...
October 28, 2023

Former L.A. GUNS And W.A.S.P. Drummer STEVE RILEY Dead At 67

Former L.A. GUNS and W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley has died at the age of 67. Riley's death was confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by his son Cole, who said that Steve passed away this past Tuesday, October 24. The Riley family has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are devastated t...
October 27, 2023

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Undergoes Successful Back Surgery

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has undergone a successful surgery to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra. On Thursday (August 10),Lawless released the following statement via social media: "I just got out my back surgery earlier today and all is good, the surgery was a big success! T...
August 11, 2023

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS To Play Remaining Shows On European Tour While Seated

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless, who recently revealed that he has been performing on the band's ongoing European tour with a herniated disc in his lower back, has announced that he will play the remaining five shows on the trek while seated in a chair that will be built into his custom mic stand,...
May 11, 2023

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Says He Has Been Performing With A Herniated Disc In His Lower Back

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless says that he has been performing on the band's ongoing European tour with a herniated disc in his lower back. The 66-year-old guitarist/vocalist, whose real name is Steven Duren, opened up about his injury in a lengthy statement released via W.A.S.P.'s official web...
April 18, 2023

Watch ARMORED SAINT Perform With Singer JASON MCMASTER In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video of ARMORED SAINT's November 15 performance at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. As reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Tuesday, ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush is sitting out one or more of the shows on the band's ongoing U.S. tour with W.A.S.P. after coming dow...
November 16, 2022


ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush will be forced to sit out one or more of the shows on the band's ongoing U.S. tour with W.A.S.P. after coming down with an "illness" which "infiltrated" his "nasal and chest area". Filling in for him will be Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH),who previous...
November 15, 2022

W.A.S.P. Performs 'Animal (F**k Like A Beast)' Live For First Time Since 2006 At U.S. Tour Kick-Off: Video, Photos

W.A.S.P. performed the song "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" live for the first time in more than a decade and a half at the opening concert of the group's 40th-anniversary tour Friday night (October 28) at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. On Your Knees / T...
October 29, 2022

BLACKIE LAWLESS Wants Next W.A.S.P. Album To Be 'An Old-Time Rock And Roll Record'

During an appearance earlier today (Wednesday, October 19) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless was asked if there are any plans for the band to release new music to coincide with its 40th-anniversary celebrations. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUT...
October 19, 2022

JOEY VERA To Miss MERCYFUL FATE U.S. Tour; Replacement Announced

Bassist Joey Vera will sit out the upcoming U.S. tour from reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE due to a scheduling conflict with his longtime band ARMORED SAINT. In 2019, it was announced Vera would be replacing original MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen for the band's summer 2020 European f...
September 27, 2022

W.A.S.P.: New Photo Book By ROSS HALFIN Coming In November

Having sold over 12 million albums worldwide, W.A.S.P. was one of the pre-eminent major label American heavy metal bands of the 1980s. Formed in 1982 in Los Angeles California, the band built a large and dedicated global following with its eponymous debut album and subsequent releases, including "Th...
September 1, 2022

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Wishes CHRIS HOLMES 'The Very Best' In His Battle With Cancer

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless says that he wishes his former bandmate Chris Holmes "the very best" in his battle with cancer. It was announced earlier today that Holmes has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. As a result, the 63-year-old ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist canceled his appearance a...
February 5, 2022

THE DOORS: 'Live At The Bowl '68 Special Edition' Coming To Movie Theaters In November

Trafalgar Releasing has announced that on November 4, in celebration of 50 years of THE DOORS' legendary album "L.A. Woman", "The Doors: Live At The Bowl '68 Special Edition" will transform movie theaters worldwide into concert venues giving fans the closest experience to being there live alongside...
September 14, 2021


An entirely DIY effort from these Canadian miscreants, "Ischemic" is the kind of stripped down and seething sludge record that people seldom seek to make anymore. It probably helps that the whole thing absolutely reeks of claustrophobia and a sense of being helplessly hemmed in: the last year in a g...
April 1, 2021