JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's latest hospitalization. The legendary British heavy metal band was scheduled to tour Europe with the BLACK SABBATH frontman before Ozzy canceled the trek when he was admitted to the hospital due to...read more
Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his 2017 release, "Condolences": Wednesday: "My first...read more
NIKKI SIXX Says KISS's 'End Of The Road' Stage Design Is 'An Exact Reenactment' Of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Final Tour
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has called out KISS for the band's stage production on its current "End Of The Road" tour, saying it is "an exact reenactment" of the show that the CRÜE took out on its own farewell trek a few years ago. Just hours before KISS was...read more
KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'
Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts...read more
Gene Simmons has responded to Ace Frehley's recent social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched last month, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made...read more
A&P-Reacts conducted an interview with SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera prior to the band's February 12 show at Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the live...read more
Charlotte Wessels says she expects DELAIN to continue with the "epic" sound found on the "Hunter's Moon" EP when she and her bandmates start putting together material for their next full-length album. The EP is considered a stop-gap before the band heads into the...read more
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have released the official music video for the song "Call Of The Wild". The clip was shot in Poland during the band's "Living The Dream" 2019 tour and was directed by Sturge Media. "Call Of The Wild" is taken from...read more
WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE Has No Plans To Retire: 'I'm Very Reinvigorated, Energized And Very Inspired'
David Coverdale has once again said that he is not planning to retire anytime soon, despite his previous comments. Back in 2016, the WHITESNAKE leader announced that he was looking to pull the plug on his career after touring in support of "The Purple Album", the 2015...read more
BLACK EARTH — the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from the latter band's first three albums live on stage — has recorded two new songs that will be included on an upcoming collection of remastered tracks from those early...read more
TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends Being Involved In Several Projects: 'I'm A Singer. It's What I Do For A Living'
Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show" podcast about his three current projects — THE THREE TREMORS, SPIRITS OF FIRE and A NEW REVENGE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts...read more
TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF...read more
IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN On Professional 'Marriage' With Guitarist BJÖRN GELOTTE: 'I Need Him; He Needs Me'
IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén recently spoke with PureGrainAudio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the singles released to date from the group's new album, "I, The Mask", are...read more
ERIK RUTAN On Playing Guitar For CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'I'm Honoring PAT O'BRIEN In The Way He Deserves To Be'
Erik Rutan says that he is "more than honored and proud to be able to play" with CANNIBAL CORPSE as the temporary replacement for guitarist Pat O'Brien. Rutan will appear live with the band for the "Decibel Magazine Tour" and the upcoming U.S. leg of SLAYER's final...read more
The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has once again joined forces with legendary rockers KISS. The latest series of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures includes all four members of the band. These stylized Pop! vinyl figures...read more
LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'
LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by...read more
Drum legend Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) recently spoke with Jack Antonio of the "Do You Know Jack" podcast about "II", the new album by LAST IN LINE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by...read more
JOHN PETRUCCI Says Recording DREAM THEATER's New Album Was 'A Bonding Experience As Friends And As Musicians'
DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Distance Over Time": John: "This one, just by the nature of how we...read more
San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will play an exclusive European reunion show at the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, set to take place August 9-11 in Kortrijk, Belgium. The VIO-LENCE lineup that will appear at Alcatraz is the same one that will...read more
Legendary rock vocalist Paul Rodgers (FREE, BAD COMPANY, QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS) recently spoke with Bill Hernandez of RockBandReviews.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his musical...read more
Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release their tenth studio album, "Dynamind", later in the year via Steamhammer/SPV. Commented guitarist/composer Lanvall: "The whole songwriting process for the new album took around 18 months, and I soon realized that we...read more
ESCAPE THE FATE goes blind dating in its new video for "Do You Love Me?", taken from the band's recent album "I Am Human", which is out now via Eleven Seven. It's jam-packed from the start with humor and tongue-in-cheek fun, as we witness the band in a spoof TV dating...read more