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RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL Says He Got 'Death Threats' Over Botched Guitar Solo During GUNS N' ROSES Concert

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, former GUNS N' ROSES and current ART OF ANARCHY guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was asked to name one "Spinal Tap" moment from his decades of touring and performing live. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My biggest 'Spinal Tap' moment...
December 4, 2023

ROLAND GRAPOW Talks 20th Anniversary Of MASTERPLAN Debut And Getting Even With HELLOWEEN: 'It Felt Like Revenge'

By David E. Gehlke Days after being unceremoniously dismissed from HELLOWEEN after the 2001 tour in support of "The Dark Ride", guitarist Roland Grapow was already plotting his Dave Mustaine power metal revenge moment with MASTERPLAN. "The Dark Ride" sold well but never sat properly with founding me...
December 1, 2023


METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023

LION'S SHARE Releases Cover Of DAVID BOWIE's 'Life On Mars?'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has released a cover version of David Bowie's "Life On Mars?", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE has meticulously crafted a rendition of "Life On Mars?" that pays homage to Bowie's genius while infusing it with the raw e...
November 12, 2023

RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL Has Completed Work On His First Instrumental Solo Album In Nearly Three Decades

In a brand new interview with Brazil's Ibagenscast, former GUNS N' ROSES and current ART OF ANARCHY guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal spoke about the progress of his first solo instrumental album in nearly three decades. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I started working on an in...
November 10, 2023

How Does GEORGE LYNCH Feel About Being Excluded From ROLLING STONE's List Of '250 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time'?

During an appearance on this past Monday's (October 23) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", George Lynch spoke about his absence from Rolling Stone magazine's recently released list of "The 250 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time". Asked if ever looks at those lists and whether his om...
October 27, 2023

RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL On SONS OF APOLLO: 'Everything Has Its Lifespan'

In a new interview with Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. of Rock Interview Series, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) spoke about the status of SONS OF APOLLO, his project with bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy (drums; also of THE WINERY...
October 20, 2023

NITA STRAUSS Wanted To 'Come Back Full Circle' By Recruiting MARTY FRIEDMAN To Guest On 'The Call Of The Void' Album

In a new interview with Spain's Made In Metal, Nita Strauss spoke about her collaboration with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman on the song "Surfacing" from her second solo album, "The Call Of The Void". She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The first heavy metal song that I ever h...
October 20, 2023

MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist JOHN 5: How AC/DC 'Changed The World'

Former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON and current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5 was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Kenny Aronoff Sessions", the podcast hosted by Kenny Aronoff, one of the most accomplished drummers in rock and roll history. You can now watch the chat below. Asked to name s...
October 19, 2023

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Says His 'Creativity Exploded' Once He Started Recording With Pro Tools

In a new interview with producer and YouTuber Rick Beato, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was asked how making records has changed for him from the 1980s to today. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I used to hate going to the studio. I used to hate it. Even if you were...
October 18, 2023

Watch: GLENN HUGHES Kicks Off 'Classic Deep Purple Live' U.K. Tour In Holmfirth

Legendary DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes kicked off his 11-date "Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live" U.K. tour on October 10 at Picturedrome in Holmfirth. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Last week, Hughes announced that he will perform DEEP PURPLE-only mater...
October 15, 2023

BUMBLEFOOT On Status Of SONS OF APOLLO: 'I Hope Everybody Enjoyed It. Past Tense.'

In a new interview with We Go To 11, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) was asked if fans can expect new music soon from SONS OF APOLLO, his project with bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy (drums; also of THE WINERY DOGS) and D...
October 14, 2023

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Don't Need Producers, Outside Writers, And I No Longer Need Singers'

In the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen addresses why he no longer hires singers, preferring instead to take on vocal duties himself in recent years. "I need to explain something to you," he says. "The way I work is different to everybody else. I can w...
October 14, 2023

GLENN HUGHES Announces Early 2024 'Classic Deep Purple Live' USA Tour

Glenn Hughes, the former bassist, and singer of DEEP PURPLE, known to millions as the "Voice Of Rock", Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, and the frontman for rock super group BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, has announced that he will be performing DEEP PURPLE-only material with his "Glenn Hughes Perform...
October 9, 2023

Ex-JOURNEY Singer JEFF SCOTT SOTO Would Play With NEAL SCHON Again 'In A Heartbeat'

In a new interview with David Spuria of The Real Music Observer, former JOURNEY singer Jeff Scott Soto was asked if he would accept the invitation to jam with Neal Schon if the JOURNEY founder and guitarist called him up and wanted to play together again. "In a heartbeat. In a heartbeat," Jeff respo...
September 28, 2023