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ERIC MARTIN Really Got To Know PAUL GILBERT During Songwriting Sessions For MR. BIG's 'Ten' Album

In a new interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, MR. BIG singer Eric Martin spoke about the band's upcoming tenth studio album, "Ten", which will be released on July 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. The LP features 11 new original tracks written by Martin and guitarist Paul Gilbert, along wi...
July 8, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Hasn't Listened To MEGADETH's 'Risk' Album Since It Was Recorded

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has once again said that he and his then-bandmates did "the best" they could while making the "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was "exactly where we were as a band at that time." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics...
July 8, 2024
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Will WHITESNAKE Ever Resume Its Farewell Tour? Bassist TANYA O'CALLAGHAN Weighs In

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, WHITESNAKE and Bruce Dickinson bassist Tanya O'Callaghan was asked if the David Coverdale-fronted outfit will ever resume its farewell tour, nearly two years after WHITESNAKE pulled out of its previously announced North American run with the SCORPIONS due...
July 7, 2024
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New MEGADETH Guitarist TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI: 'I Don't Feel Like There's Any Limit To My Creativity Here'

In a new interview with former THE HOURGLASS guitarist Rudi Messiah, new MEGADETH guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari spoke about what it has been like to perform material originally recorded by previous MEGADETH guitarists Chris Poland, Jeff Young, Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick and Kiko Loureiro. He said...
July 7, 2024
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JORDAN RUDESS On MIKE PORTNOY's Return To DREAM THEATER: 'In Many Ways It Feels Like We Never Lost A Beat'

In a new interview with Serbia's Highwaystar Magazine, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess was asked about the band's reunion with founding DT drummer Mike Portnoy, who rejoined the progressive metal titans last October after a 13-year absence. Jordan said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
July 7, 2024
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SLIPKNOT To Be Joined By MUDVAYNE, AMON AMARTH, MESHUGGAH, BAD OMENS, Others At KNOTFEST BRASIL

SLIPKNOT will headline this year's Knotfest Brasil festival, set to take place on October 19-20 at the Allianz Parque in São Paulo, Brazil. With a unique set drawing heavily from their 1999 debut, SLIPKNOT — the festival's founders — will celebrate 25 years of the self-titled album along with their...
July 5, 2024
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Releases Music Video For 'Tomorrow Don't Matter Today'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, has released the official music video for the song "Tomorrow Don't Matter Today" with live footage from his recent tours of the USA and Scandinavia. The track is taken from his new solo album, "Baptized By Fire", which came out on Mar...
July 5, 2024
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See Video Trailer For Upcoming TONY IOMMI Photo Book From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

A new video trailer for "Iommi - The Photographs" from Rufus Publications can be seen below. Tony has collaborated with renowned photographer Ross Halfin to produce a 340-page luxury book encompassing the very earliest days of BLACK SABBATH through to his most recent partnership with the Birmingham...
July 5, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Key To Living Happily Outside Your Home Country Is Realizing That You Will Never 'Belong' To Another Culture'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, who has been living and recording music in Japan since 2003, has reflected on being an American living outside of his original home country. The 61-year-old musician marked Independence Day by sharing a message that addressed his experiences being immersed i...
July 5, 2024
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Watch: GENE SIMMONS Covers VAN HALEN's 'House Of Pain' At Rock & Brews In Milwaukee

Gene Simmons and his solo band performed last night (Wednesday, July 3) at Rock & Brews restaurant at Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee. The concert was open to the public with first-come-first-served seating. According to Setlist.fm, the setlist was as follows: 01. Deuce (KISS song) 02. Shou...
July 4, 2024
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ECLIPSE Announces New Studio Album 'Megalomanium II'

Swedish rockers ECLIPSE will release their new studio album, "Megalomanium II", on September 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. Lead singer Erik Mårtensson comments on the LP: "If you thought the title of our previous record was proof of us suffering from delusions of grandeur, then you're absolutely right...
July 4, 2024
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DEEP PURPLE Releases New Single 'Lazy Sod' From Upcoming '=1' Album

Following the success of their last two singles "Portable Door" and "Pictures Of You", legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have released "Lazy Sod" today, the third song from their upcoming album "=1". "Lazy Sod" is now available for streaming and as instant gratification track with all digit...
July 3, 2024
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CATEGORY 7 Feat. OVERKILL, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT And Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: 'Mousetrap' Music Video Released

CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring former MACHINE HEAD and current KERRY KING guitarist Phil Demmel, ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson, will release its self-titled debut alb...
July 2, 2024
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TONY IOMMI Photo Book Coming From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

Rufus Publications has announced "Iommi - The Photographs". Tony has collaborated with renowned photographer Ross Halfin to produce a 340-page luxury book encompassing the very earliest days of BLACK SABBATH through to his most recent partnership with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Featuring exclusive...
June 28, 2024
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NIKKI SIXX: 'I Don't See A Reason Right Now' For MÖTLEY CRÜE 'To Go In The Studio' And Record More New Music

In a new interview with Riff X 's "Metal XS", MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're just playing festivals, and that takes us into October. We don't have any plans next year yet. I know there's some con...
June 27, 2024