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A special concert celebrating the life and music of legendary rock drummer Cozy Powell was held on December 29, 2018 at Robin 2 in Bilston, West Midlands, England. All profits from the event — which took place on what would have been Powell's 71st...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:15 pm
In the video below, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks about Gar Samuelson and Nick Menza's influences on him and his favorite MEGADETH song to play. Said Dirk: "I discovered [MEGADETH] when Gar Samuelson was still the drummer. And he had a ve...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:59 pm
During an appearance on the latest edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VE...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:57 pm
The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (trans...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:28 pm
The search is on for the original "Juke Box Hero", the die-hard fan who inspired FOREIGNER's eponymous hit song. FOREIGNER founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm wrote the song following a memorable en...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:02 pm
SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson says that he was "horrified" the first time he heard METALLICA's self-titled LP. Released in 1991, the so-called "Black Album" represented a shift toward a slower, more melodic, and more commercial heavy-metal soun...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:40 pm
According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" will include interviews with THIN LIZZY's Eric Bell, ...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:25 pm
Rock Hard Slovakia conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen prior to the band's November 13 concert at Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed b...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:51 pm
In the video below, EMG artist Tom Araya of SLAYER talks about his new EMG "TA" signature bass pickup set, which will be made available later this month. Hear why Tom relies on EMG for all of his live and studio needs. According to Sweetwater, t...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:47 pm
SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, plays the lead role of John in Deathaus Films' new offbeat horror/comedy project "The Midnight Snack". For his character transformation, Sid's numerous tattoos, including his trademark gas mask face tat...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:15 pm
In a new interview with Loudwire, Rex Brown recalled how he found out about the passing of his onetime PANTERA bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott last June. "It was just another phone call of, 'Are you sitting down?'" he said. "And I'm, like, 'Oh my god....
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:50 pm
Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! Magazine conducted an interview with WINGER bassist/vocalist Kip Winger and lead guitarist Reb Beach prior to the band's November 23 show at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can watch the entire chat ...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:14 pm
Texas-based "groove" metallers PISSING RAZORS have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The band's new studio album will be released later in the year. The first single from the disc, "Crushing Grip", is out now. The song was engineered by Eddie ...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 12:37 pm
Geddy Lee has told Ultimate Classic Rock that he is "enjoying" the fact that he doesn't know what's next for him. The RUSH bassist/vocalist, who recently released a book called "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass", explained: "My life has been...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 12:17 pm
The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet about the band's forthcoming "Moonglow" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)....
Posted: January 21, 2019, 12:06 pm
Reformed '80s metallers AGENT STEEL, featuring original vocalist John Cyriis, will perform at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany at the end of April and at the Metalheadz Open Air festival on June 1 in Oberndorf am Lech, Germa...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:41 am
Kjo of Germany's Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK prior to the band's January 11 concert at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany, alongside AMORPHIS, JINJER and NAILED TO OBSC...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:10 am
Tickets for a VIP ceremony in Birmingham, England when BLACK SABBATH will be honored with a "heavy metal" bench have sold out within 36 hours of going on sale. Fans reacted quickly after news that the specially designed bench is to be presented to...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:55 am
Laureline Tilkin of Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarists Anton Kabanen and Kasperi Heikkinen of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBE...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:25 am
Fan-filmed video footage of LAST IN LINE's January 17 concert at The Ritz in San Jose, California can be seen below. LAST IN LINE will release its sophomore album, "II", on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the ne...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:47 am