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TOTO's STEVE PORCARO Sells Publishing Catalog, Artist Royalties To PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC

Primary Wave Music, the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world, announces today its partnership with keyboardist, songwriter, composer and one of the founders of the legendary rock band TOTO, Steve Porcaro. Terms of the deal include Porcaro's music publishing catalo...
July 24, 2024
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BILLY SHEEHAN Says He 'Just Played Bass' On MR. BIG's New Album 'Ten': 'I Couldn't Make It For The Writing Sessions'

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan spoke about the band's tenth studio album, "Ten". Released on July 12 via Frontiers Music Srl, the LP features 11 new original tracks written by singer Eric Martin and guitarist Paul Gilbert, along with André Pessis and Tony Fa...
July 24, 2024
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IAN PAICE Looks Back On DEEP PURPLE's Career: 'It's Been Good, And I Want It To Be Good For A Little While Longer'

In a new interview with Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz, Ian Paice addressed the fact that DEEP PURPLE is largely considered to be an underrated rock band in America, unlike in Europe where they have always been able to headline bigger venues. The drummer, who turned 76 last month, said (as transc...
July 23, 2024
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Watch: Reunited ALL SHALL PERISH Performs At Ohio's INKCARCERATION MUSIC & TATTOO FESTIVAL

Northern California extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH played their second concert in 10 years this past Saturday (July 20) at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below. ALL SHALL PERISH's first app...
July 23, 2024
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KIRK HAMMETT, RINGO STARR, SLASH, NANCY WILSON, Others Record 'Happy Birthday' Video Messages For JASON BECKER

Ringo Starr (THE BEATLES),Slash (GUNS N' ROSES),Nancy Wilson (HEART) and Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) are among the musicians who have contributed short messages to a video celebrating the 55th birthday of guitar shred pioneer Jason Becker. Check out the video below. Featured musicians: 00:47 Marty Fr...
July 22, 2024
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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'I'm Not A SPOTIFY Guy'

In a new interview with Seb Di Gatto of The Metal Gods Meltdown, OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni admitted that he prefers physical product to downloads/streaming. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I buy music now, I'm not like a Spotify guy or whatever…. If I hear something on the rad...
July 22, 2024
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JAY WEINBERG Is 'Not Ready Yet' To Talk About His Exit From SLIPKNOT: 'I Have A Fantastic Therapist Who Helps Me'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "One Life One Chance With Toby Morse" podcast, drummer Jay Weinberg addressed his surprise firing from SLIPKNOT last November, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Truth be told, I'm at kind of a point where I'm not quite yet really ready to...
July 22, 2024
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BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD On What He Learned From Touring With AC/DC: 'How To Be Humble And Really Cool'

In a new interview with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips, BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd was asked what he learned from touring with AC/DC for about a week back in May 2001. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "How to be humble and really cool. And those guys, they were very hu...
July 19, 2024
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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On Upcoming Reunion Album With MIKE PORTNOY: The 'Magic' Is 'Back'

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess talked about the band's upcoming sixteenth album, which will mark the progressive metal legends' first LP since drummer Mike Portnoy's return to the group last October. Asked how the new album compares to the rest o...
July 18, 2024
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Classic Solo Albums From ALEX LIFESON And GEDDY LEE To Be Reissued

In an exciting announcement for RUSH fans and rock enthusiasts alike, Anthem Records in Canada and Rhino Records will reissue the first-ever solo albums of Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Lifeson's 1996 album "Victor" and Lee's 2000 offering "My Favourite Headache" will be re-released on August 9, 2024,...
July 18, 2024
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FOO FIGHTERS Cut New York City Concert Short Due to 'Dangerous Weather'

FOO FIGHTERS were forced to cut short their concert at Citi Field in Queens, New York Wednesday night (July 17) due to severe weather in the area. "We are so disappointed that we were unable to play our full set for tonight's fantastic crowd at Citi Field," the Dave Grohl-fronted outfit wrote on soc...
July 18, 2024
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NEAL SCHON: 'The Future Is Very Bright' For JOURNEY

In a new interview with WGN Radio's Dave Plier, Neal Schon reflected on JOURNEY's five decades in rock, saying: "I'm very proud of the work that we've all done and what we've accomplished. Receiving the diamond award just recently for [10 million copies sold of] 'Escape', that doesn't happen to too...
July 17, 2024
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Watch: MR. BIG Performs With New Touring Drummer EDU COMINATO In Bulgaria

Fan-filmed video of MR. BIG's July 13 performance at the Midalidare Rock In The Wine Valley festival in Bulgaria can be seen below. MR. BIG drummer Nick D'Virgilio is missing most of the final European leg of the band's "The BIG Finish" tour due to his commitments with his band BIG BIG TRAIN. He is...
July 17, 2024
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MEGADETH's TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI: 'MARTY FRIEDMAN Has Been Always One Of The Guitarists Up There For Me'

In a new interview with Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia, MEGADETH guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari discussed his musical influences. Asked if Marty Friedman is the former MEGADETH guitarist he is "most fond of," as seems to be the case with most people, Teemu said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
July 17, 2024
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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI Shares 'Cemetery Safari' Single From Upcoming Second Solo Album, 'Dreadful Company'

VERNI, the solo project of legendary bassist D.D. Verni, better known as the bassist and a founding member of thrash metal legends OVERKILL, will release its second album, "Dreadful Company", on July 26 via M-Theory Audio. D.D. has held the bottom end of OVERKILL for four decades and been key in wri...
July 17, 2024