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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen': Teaser Video

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on November 20 via Combat Records. The effort once again features cover ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Release 'Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City' In November

BMG has announced the release of IRON MAIDEN's new double live album on November 20 worldwide. Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, including a limited edition Mexican Flag, triple colored (180g) vinyl and a limited-edition deluxe two-CD book format, "Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In ...

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Here Is The First Taste Of AC/DC's New Single 'Shot In The Dark'

AC/DC has released a 30-second teaser of "Shot In The Dark", the first single from the band's long-awaited comeback album. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" will feature AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). The teaser is the latest sign ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Upcoming MEGADETH Album: 'The Songs Are Terrific'

MEGADETH's David Ellefson recently spoke to SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. as part the weekly "SepulQuarta" Internet series. You can watch the chat below. Speaking about MEGADETH's approach to making the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" LP, Ellefson said: "We were scheduled to be in working on a new MEGADETH album. ...

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Dealing With Demons I - DEVILDRIVER

With their 20th anniversary only two years away, DEVILDRIVER could be forgiven for being slightly complacent at this point. Firmly established as a regular fixture and widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, Dez Fafara's crew have weathered two decades with credibility intact and a sturdy catalogue backing up their ...

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DIMMU BORGIR's SILENOZ Is Open To Writing Autobiography

In a new interview with the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) was asked if he would ever consider writing his autobiography. He replied (hear audio below): "Absolutely. I'm totally open for that idea. And there's been a few writers already that have been contacting us. But that's more, ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Shares 'Russian Disinformation' On HILLARY CLINTON That Was Rejected By Bipartisan Senate Panel

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a supposed Russian intelligence assessment declassified by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that alleges Hillary Clinton devised a plan to tie President Donald Trump to Russian hacking during the 2016 election. The assessment was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having ...

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NIGHT RANGER Begins Work On New Album

NIGHT RANGER has commenced the songwriting and recording process for its as-yet-untitled new studio album. Due in 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, the LP will be the follow-up to "Don't Let Up", which was released in March 2017. Songwriting started with the three original members Jack Blades (lead vocals/bass), Kelly Keagy (lead vocals/drums), and Brad ...

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ATREYU Officially Parts Ways With Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

California metallers ATREYU have announced the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The group's remaining members broke the news of Alex's official exit in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "We have been a band for over 20 years now. Lived our dreams together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing ...

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DE LA TIERRA Feat. SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: New Single To Arrive This Week

Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (MANÁ) spoke to "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" about the status of DE LA TIERRA, the Latin American metal supergroup which also includes Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.). "Right now we're in the process of recording our third record," Alex said (see video below). ...

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LINKIN PARK Radio To Take Over SiriusXM's Turbo Beginning October 5

SiriusXM's Turbo (channel 41) will become "Linkin Park Radio" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's milestone debut studio album, "Hybrid Theory". Linkin Park Radio will feature the stories behind the influential and top-selling album, as well as music spanning the band's entire career, including demos, rarities, remixes, live tracks and solo music. Listeners ...

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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE: If I'm Honest, Nothing We've Done In The Past Three Decades Matches 'Crazy World'

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album "Crazy World" and its worldwide smash hit single "Wind Of Change", lynchpin SCORPIONS members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs have all given extensive and exclusive interviews to Rock Candy magazine for a huge 16-page cover story feature. Together with respected musician and lyricist Jim ...

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THIN LIZZY: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Due In November

"Thin Lizzy: Every Album, Every Song", a book examining each one of THIN LIZZY's songs, will be released on November 27 via Sonicbond Publishing. THIN LIZZY emerged as a four‐piece in Dublin as the 1960s drew to a close, when guitarist Eric Bell and keyboard player Eric Wrixon, both from Belfast, encountered a band named ...

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ACCEPT Releases New Teaser For 'The Undertaker' Single

The latest teaser for "The Undertaker", the new single from German/American metallers ACCEPT, is available below. The song will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a video. The track is the first taste of the band's upcoming studio album, the details of which will be announced soon. The two-song single will ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is Recording New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has entered the studio to begin recording a new solo album. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort is being tracked ...

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AC/DC Confirms 2020 Lineup, Releases First Official Band Photo

AC/DC has released the first official photo of its reunited lineup, featuring frontman Brian Johnson alongside drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarists Angus and Stevie Young. The picture is the latest sign of activity from the legendary hard rock band, which is expected to announce its long-awaited new album. Earlier this week, a ...

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JOHN BUSH On FRANKIE BANALI's Battle With Pancreatic Cancer: 'Nobody Needs To Go Out That Way'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", the first heavy metal LP to top Billboard's album chart, died in August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Speaking to RadioactiveMike ...

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