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Did you ever wonder how the most epic guitar solos of our time were crafted? Let Chris Shiflett of the FOO FIGHTERS be your tour guide and listen in as he breaks down legendary guitar solos with the artists themselves. Each and every episode gets inside what it was like in the recording studio where...
June 2, 2023

STEVE VAI Announces Summer 2023 'Inviolate' North American Tour Dates

Steve Vai has announced a second leg of North American appearances. The tour commences on July 16 at Tucson's Rialto Theatre, and wraps in Monterey, California at the Golden State Theater. Vai will stage ten performances across Canada. On June 3, the "Inviolate" world tour will visit Central and Sou...
May 31, 2023

VANDENBERG Shares Lyric Video For 'Sin' Title Track

VANDENBERG will release a new studio album, "Sin", on August 25 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, the title track, can be seen below. VANDENBERG leader Adrian Vandenberg shares: "Sin. Just a tiny, three-letter word but one with a very compreh...
May 17, 2023

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN And GLENN HUGHES To Join Forces For Summer 2023 USA Tour

Yngwie Malmsteen and Glenn Hughes will embark on a tour of the U.S. this summer. Malmsteen will perform his "greatest hits" while Hughes will play a set of classic DEEP PURPLE songs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "Burn" album. The dates are as follows: Aug. 16 - Landis Theater - Vineland, N...
May 11, 2023

Watch: DIO DISCIPLES Perform At 2023 'Rock For Ronnie' Event In Encino

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, performed at the "Rock For Ronnie" event yesterday (Sunday, May 7) at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, California. Video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of Jessica Chase). Joinin...
May 8, 2023

Ex-ICED EARTH Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On JON SCHAFFER's Involvement In U.S. Capitol Riot: 'He Knew He Was Wrong'

Former ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that Jon Schaffer "screwed up" by being involved in the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the group for four years before being fired in December 2007, addressed his time with the band in a ne...
April 28, 2023

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Explains Why He Uses Wah Pedal So Much

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett discussed his long-professed love of the wah-wah pedal in a recent interview with Guitar World, telling the magazine: "The wah enables me to mirror the inner voice in my head and in my heart. That's what I'm hearing. All these manipulated notes and tones, because that's what...
April 26, 2023

DAVID COVERDALE Says WHITESNAKE Has Never Used Backing Tracks During Live Shows

David Coverdale says that WHITESNAKE has never used backing tracks during the band's concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Fo...
April 25, 2023

Ex-RAINBOW Singer DOOGIE WHITE On RITCHIE BLACKMORE: 'He Sucks You In, Bleeds You Dry And Then Sets You Free'

In a brand new interview with Vintage Rock Pod, former RAINBOW and current ALCATRAZZ singer Doogie White spoke about his time working with legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. He said: "Well, I always got on well with him. It's not my name on the board. It's not me selling the tickets. It's him se...
April 20, 2023

GEORGE LYNCH: 'I'm Not Trying To Impress Other Guitar Players As Much As I Used To'

In a new interview with the Tulsa Music Stream, George Lynch, who is considered to be one of the most famous and influential 1980s metal guitarists, was asked if he has been experiencing any loss of dexterity in his hands as he has gotten older. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No...
April 15, 2023

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Defends His 'Lux Æterna' Guitar Solo, Says It's 'Appropriate For The Song'

In a brand new interview with U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett dismissed the idea that his solo on "Lux Æterna" is bad because it isn't hard to play. "Yeah, my fucking friends down the street could probably play a better solo than 'Lux Æterna' — but what's the point?" he said....
April 11, 2023

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'United'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "United", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "We wanted to write about the fact that the metal community always stands united no matter what crazy politicians a...
April 5, 2023

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Implies He Is Singer Of New Band Formed By VAN HALEN, BON JOVI And AEROSMITH Members

Jeff Scott Soto has heavily implied that he is the singer of the new band formed by ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony, BON JOVI guitarist Phil X and current AEROSMITH touring drummer John Douglas. Anthony, who is currently the bassist for Sammy Hagar's THE CIRCLE, revealed the existence of the pr...
March 25, 2023

Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Guitar Masterclass In Montreal

Fan-filmed video of Yngwie Malmsteen's March 9 guitar masterclass at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. In an interview with Tigman of WPDH Radio 101.5 FM in Poughkeepsie, New York, Yngwie was asked to name the best of the three singers he worked with early on in hi...
March 22, 2023

JEFF SCOTT SOTO 'Would Rather Retire' Than Lip Sync His Way Through A Concert

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto says that he doesn't see anything wrong with artists enhancing their show by using backing tracks during their concerts but he draws the line at singers lip syncing their entire performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass f...
March 13, 2023