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Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he has performed in more places since he left JUDAS PRIEST than he did while he was a member of the legendary heavy metal outfit. Owens joined PRIEST in 1996 after being discovered when the band's drummer was given a ...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:49 pm
Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during a career-spanning interview with "Everyone Loves Guitar", the podcast hosted by Craig Garber. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER 35 years ago, abruptly quit the band in Septem...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:49 pm
Former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has paid tribute to Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Ea...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 5:20 pm
EVANESCENCE recently returned with its first new rock recording in eight years, "The Chain (From Gears 5)". The band recorded its signature-rock version of the FLEETWOOD MAC classic following lead singer Amy Lee having lent her vocals to the launc...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 5:00 pm
Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has announced STITCHED UP HEART as the opening act on his spring 2020 North American tour celebrating the 31st anniversary of SKID ROW's debut album. Bach explained his choice of support acts in a social medi...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 4:44 pm
SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green has revealed to The Underground Australia that the band recently completed filming a video for the song "Means To An End". The track is taken from SEPULTURA's upcoming album, "Quadra", which will be released on Febru...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 4:03 pm
During a January 20 appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan spoke about his involvement with Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming album, "Ord...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 3:23 pm
SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan will release his solo debut, "These Grey Men", on February 28. The eight-song LP contains covers of tracks by such varied artists as Madonna, RADIOHEAD, AFI, Eminem and David Bowie. The official music video ...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:05 pm
GREY DAZE, the mid-1990s band that bore one of rock music's most iconic frontmen, Chester Bennington, has released a documentary that highlights both the group's Phoenix-based origins and Bennington's vision to bring GREY DAZE's music into the mod...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 1:43 pm
PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard spoke about the band's upcoming album, "Gigaton", in a new interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio. One day after PEARL JAM shared "Dance Of The Clairvoyants", the first single and video from the disc, Gossard s...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 1:25 pm
SLAYER has warned fans about fake tickets for a 2020 performance by the band at a Swedish festival. Earlier today, SLAYER took to social media to write: "WARNING TO SLAYER FANS! There are tickets being offered on Viagogo for a SLAYER performance ...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:56 pm
Australian metal band PARKWAY DRIVE has announced "Viva The Underdogs", the soundtrack to the band's documentary film by the same name, to be released March 27. Featuring 11 live tracks from the band's 2019 headlining set at German heavy metal fes...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:36 pm
DISTURBED has released a new music video for the song "Hold On To Memories". The clip was directed by Matt Mahurin, who has previously directed DISTURBED's "The Sound Of Silence" music video. The band previously issued a live visual for the same t...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:20 pm
STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Inside The Cynic". In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "This is the second song from the four that we recorded in 2000. It would en...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:11 pm
Upheaval Festival, a two-day rock music festival, is launching in Grand Rapids, Michigan July 17-18, 2020. The inaugural festival will feature some of the biggest names in rock music and brings a new event to Belknap Park, notably the home of the ...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 11:51 am
Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate discussed his songwriting process during an appearance at the Metal Hall Of Fame event on January 15 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Asked by Alex Haber of Heavy New York if he writes...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 11:35 am
BRITISH LION kicked off its first U.S. tour on January 18 at Ace Café in Orlando, Florida. The trek will hit a number of cities, including San Antonio, Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, before concluding on February 20 in New York. Se...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 11:07 am
Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR has commented on the passing of Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUS...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 10:39 am
QUEEN singer Adam Lambert has announced the launch of the Feel Something Foundation, his new LGBTQ advocacy group aimed at supporting "LGBTQ+ organizations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds," as he wrote on his...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 10:26 am
NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen says that we are at the edge of ruining the planet for future generations. The Dutch vocalist spoke about the environmental crisis three months ahead of the release of NIGHTWISH's ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nat...
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:44 am