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    RockNLive conducted an interview with vocalist Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of Massachusetts hard rockers EXTREME perior to the band's June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if EXTREME will follow the lead of other artists by releasing singles or EPs in the future instead of full-length […]
  • NEW MEDICINE: 'Breaking The Model' Due In August
    Minneapolis-based alternative rock quartet NEW MEDICINE will release its sophomore album, "Breaking The Model", on August 25 via Imagen Records. The first single from CD is "One Too Many", an upbeat rocker that every person who has ever had an alcoholic drink can relate to. The song was mixed by Chris Lorde Alge and a lyric video for the […]
  • HELLION To Release 'Karma's A Bitch' Mini-Album
    Los Angeles-based female-fronted metallers HELLION will release a new mini-album, "Karma's A Bitch", on October 7 via New Renaissance in North America and October 8 in Europe through HNE/Cherry Red. The cover artwork for the CD was designed by British artist Wolven Claws of The Crystallomantic Art. Featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn, drummer Simon […]
  • METALLICA: Official Footage of Vienna Concert
    METALLICA's official YouTube channel Metallica TV has been updated with fly-on-the-wall footage shot by a reporter on July 9 in Vienna, Austria. The 16-minute clip includes footage of drummer Lars Ulrich in the Met Club meet-and-greet and "Master Of Puppets" and "Whiskey In The Jar" from the show. The band's setlis […]
    "Cantina del Infierno", the new video from Angeleno extreme metal band DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Thomas Mignone (SEPULTURA, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DANZIG, MORBID ANGEL) and features very special appearances by MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent (as the "Diablo" himself), and metal promoter/journalist/mode […]
    KING DIAMOND has tapped Swedish musician Pontus Egberg (THE POODLES, LION'S SHARE, ZAN CLAN) to fill in on bass for the band's upcoming shows following the recent departure of Hal Patino. A photo of Egberg rehearsing with the rest of the KING DIAMOND band earlier today can be seen above. Patino released a statement yesterday calling KING DIAMOND […]
  • SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Want To Make A Record That You Can Listen To The Rest Of Your Life'
    Anna Zurek of Myglobalmind webzine recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Myglobalmind: So what would you say is the main difference between the tracks on your new album, "Give 'Em Hell", and older ones on, for example, "Kicking & Screaming"? Ba […]
  • SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO: 'We Have Longevity Because We Respect The Audience'
    Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Icon Vs. Icon: Obviously, your dreams became a reality and you have been doing what you love for a long time now. To what do you attribute the longevity of SKID ROW? Sabo: An appreciation and respe […]
  • Video: AVENGED SEVENFOLD Fan Accepts Marriage Proposal During Colorado MAYHEM Concert
    A Denver rock music fan by the name of Beau Barkley proposed to his longtime girlfriend Micah Manzanarez during her favorite band AVENGED SEVENFOLD's sold-out July 14 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Barkley, who has previously worked in marketing for the Mayhem and Uproar tours, writes on hi […]
  • METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: How I Quit Using Cocaine
    In a recent interview with U.K.'s Mirror, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich once again credited the group's healthy diet and lifestyle for its longevity, insisting all his bandmates eat well and try to live balanced lives when they’re not on the road. Lars, who runs on the treadmill every morning for 30 minutes and claims to "live and breathe humm […]
  • PRIMUS Drummer TIM ALEXANDER Recovering After Successful Heart Bypass Surgery
    PRIMUS drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander underwent a successful bypass procedure earlier today to remove blockage from arteries near his heart. The band writes on its Facebook page: "The mighty Tim 'Herb' Alexander has pulled through surgery, the blockage from his heart has been removed with no complications and all signs point to a glori […]
  • NONPOINT To Release 'The Return' Album In September
    NONPOINT will release its eighth studio album, "The Return", on September 29 via Metal Blade Records (excluding North America). After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recoun […]
  • Video: BRET MICHAELS' 'Fox & Friends' Guitar Malfunction
    POISON singer Bret Michaels' July 18 performance as part of the Fox News channel's Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series was marred by a guitar malfunction, resulting in a couple of false starts. Video footage of Bret's appearance can be seen below. Michaels released a new solo single, "A Beautiful Soul", on April 1. H […]
  • FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO: 'We Are Doing This To Be The Best Band In The World'
    Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently conducted an interview with FOZZY singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Icon Vs. Icon: FOZZY is back with a brand new album titled "Do You Wanna Start A War". What goals or expectations did you have when starting in on the record? Chris: Our only rule […]
    Professionally filmed video footage of PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS — the band led by former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo — performing on July 4 at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark can be seen below. Anselmo is currently touring Europe with his backup band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL), […]
  • SERJ TANKIAN: 'It's Time To End This Misery Known As The Israeli Occupation Of Gaza And The West Bank'
    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) has posted the following message on his Facebook page: "It's time to end this misery known as the Israeli Occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. [The song] 'Occupied Tears', from my solo record 'Harakiri', was written about this […]
  • MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Eats Cock Cake For His 46th Birthday
    MACHINE HEAD singer-guitarist Robb Flynn celebrated his 46th birthday on Saturday, July 19 while on tour and was presented with "a giant cock cake" for the occasion. Writes Flynn in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings": "[Phil] Demmel [MACHINE HEAD guitarist] an […]
  • MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says He Has 'Over 130' New Songs That He Has Been Working On
    MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed on the July 18-20 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to Full Metal Jackie: Dave, [MEGADETH bassist] David Ellefson r […]
  • SICK OF IT ALL To Release 'The Last Act Of Defiance' Album In September
    New York hardcore veterans SICK OF IT ALL will release their new album, "The Last Act Of Defiance", in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on September 29, and in North America on September 30 via Century Media. Asked what he wants fans to walk away with after hearing "The Last Act Of Defiance", SICK OF IT ALL drummer Armand Majidi's a […]
  • Video Premiere: OVERKILL's 'Bitter Pill'
    "Bitter Pill", the new video from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "White Devil Armory", which will be released on July 22 in North America via eOne Music (July 18 in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records). The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and was mixed […]

Latest Music News From Away-Team

  • Exclusive Interview With KIX’s Mark Schenker
    I just laugh to myself as I think about the “art” of waiting; because it is truly that…an art form. As I sit here, at my age, and think about the longest wait in my life, it was merely 364 days until that new GI Joe showed up under my Christmas tree (Thank You, Santa). […]
  • Blues legend JOHNNY WINTERS passes away at 70
    From the LATimes: Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and `70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. His representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed Thursday that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich a day earlier. The […]
  • Throwback Thursday: An Away-Team Archive With ZAKK WYLDE
    Nothing in my entire career will ever parallel what you are about to read here.  This is an interview from my early days of music journalism when I wrote for the amazing EDGE Magazine and my friend/magazine editor Tom Taylor.  The date was March 13, 2003 and in true,  Throwback Thursday fashion, things were way […]
  • CD Review: PILLBUSTER – “Brothel”
    PILLBUSTER – “Brothel” – Stonekill Records Reviewed by:  Craig “Bam-Bam” Stegall Rating:  9 Out Of 10 It’s always nice to see old friends make a mark in the music business and do it in such a way that you know you won’t be the only one to notice. Pillbuster are not newbees to the scene. Hailing […]
  • CD Review: THESE RAVEN SKIES – “S/T”
    THESE RAVEN SKIES – “S/T” – Blackstream Records Reviewed By:  Craig “Bam-Bam” Stegall Rating:  8 Out Of 10 Calgary Canucks These Raven Skies comfortably mix a wide range of easily recognisable roots headfirst into a fiery brew of heavy rock guitar, Bonham-inspired skin pounding and a singer that can easily bridge the gap between Judas […]
  • CD Review: ISLANDER – “Violence & Destruction”
    Islander – “Violence & Destruction” – Victory Records Reviewed By – Craig “Bam-Bam” Stegall Rating – 6 Out Of 10 This was totally one of those albums that I knew I was going to hate just by the cover.  Stupid thought process, I realize, but what a way to look like one of my parents’ […]
  • SEVENDUST Set To Plug Back In For Continued Summer Tour With GEMINI SYNDROME
    SEVENDUST has been selling out clubs and theatres across the country on their acoustic U.S. tour, “An Evening With SEVENDUST,” which launched April 1 in Athens, GA.  On July 23, the band–Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)—will plug back in for a n […]
  • GILBY CLARKE Hits The Road For Worldwide Summer Tour Including Select Dates With QUIET RIOT
    HOLLYWOOD, CA – Gilby Clarke embarks solo on a worldwide summer tour – kicking off in London, England at The Underworld.  Before Clarke crosses the pond, he will deliver to all the fans a new track, which will be announced in the weeks to come. Recently, Clarke released a new video Tijuana Jail – Originally released in 1994, Clarke updated this fan favorite […]
  • HAVOK Signs To Century Media Records
    Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of Denver, Colorado’s HAVOK. The young thrash metal quartet have worked nonstop releasing 3 albums and touring the world the past 5 years and are poised to take their music and career to another level. “We’re so excited to sign with Century Media!” exclaims guitarist Reece […]
  • MONUMENTS To Tour North America In Support Of New Album “The Amanuensis”
    MONUMENTS have come a long way since starting as a side project of John Browne (guitars; Fellsilent) and Josh Travis (guitars; The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza). From a surprise appearance on BBC Radio1 to debut full-length, GNOSIS, the group immediately found a fanatic audience.  Fast forward two productive years later and MONUMENTS - now with Chris Bar […]