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  • ROBERT PLANT Is 'Disappointed And Baffled' By JIMMY PAGE's LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Push
    Robert Plant says that he is "disappointed and baffled" by Jimmy Page's recent remarks regarding Plant's on-again, off-again interest in a LED ZEPPELIN reunion. In May, Page, who was promoting the deluxe reissues of the first three ZEPPELIN albums, finally came out and blamed Plant for being the bandmember thwarting any hopes of a ZEPPELI […]
  • STEEL PANTHER: Video Tour Of DOWNLOAD Festival Backstage
    A four-minute clip of drummer Stix Zadinia (real name Darren Leader) and singer Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS) of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER offering a backstage tour of this year's Download festival, which took place June 13-15 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER […]
  • PAUL STANLEY: 'I Know KISS Won't End'
    During a brand new interview with The Weekender, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley once again spoke about the possibility of the band one day carrying on without any original members. "I know KISS won't end," Stanley said. "The question is, 'How long will I be a part of it, or Gene [Simmons, KISS bassist/vocalist] be a part if it? […]
  • DEE SNIDER Talks To 'Fox 411' About 'Puppet Titus Andronicus' (Video)
    TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was a guest on a recent edition of Fox News' "Fox 411" where he discussed his role as one of the producers behind the off-Broadway show "Puppet Titus Andronicus". Directed by Ryan Rinkel, "Puppet Titus Andronicus" began preview performances last Thursday, July 24 at Off-Broadway at Theatre […]
  • JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'The Most Amazing Part Of Being In Any Band Is The Creative Process'
    Greg Prato of Songfacts recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Richie Faulkner (guitar). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Songfacts: How does the songwriting work in JUDAS PRIEST? Glenn Tipton: It can be anywhere around. What we normally do is go and get our own bunch of ideas […]
  • SWEET/LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Two New Videos, EPK Shot
    SWEET/LYNCH — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) — has just finished filming two videos and an EPK (Electronic Press Kit). SWEET/L […]
  • CIVIL WAR Recording New Album With PETER TÄGTGREN: Second Clip From The Studio
    CIVIL WAR — the Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION'S SHARE), bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (VOLTURYON) and guitarist Peturs Granar — has entered Peter Tägtgren's (PA […]
  • DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Interviewed On Tampa's 107.3 THE EAGLE (Audio)
    On July 24, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed on Tampa, Florida's 107.3 The Eagle radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Collen is working with an "extreme blues" group called DELTA DEEP, which also includes STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo. DEF LEPPARD released a deluxe, expand […]
  • SIXX: A.M.: New Artwork Preview
    SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release its third album on October 7. A video for the CD's first single, "Gotta Get It Right", was filmed in mid-June. Other songtitles tentatively set to appear on the CD include "Stars", "Let It Haunt You […]
  • SLIPKNOT: Fifth Video Teaser Released
    SLIPKNOT's social-media sites have been updated with a new video teaser, the band's fifth overall, in preparation for the release of the group's long-awaited new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Roadrunner Records. The latest clip, which can be seen below, is accompanied by an image featuring what appears to be the gums of […]
  • MIKKEY DEE Says He 'Wasn't Ready For MOTÖRHEAD' The First Time He Was Asked To Join The Band
    MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee says has no regrets about turning down the opportunity to join the band the first time he was asked, saying that he simply "wasn't ready" to be in a band with Lemmy and Co. nearly 30 years ago. During a recent interview with Finland's Radio Rock, the Swedish musician — who officially joined MOTÖRHEAD at the en […]
  • METAL CHURCH Interviewed By Superskum.com In Colorado (Video)
    On March 12, Superskum.com conducted an interview with METAL CHURCH at Eck's Saloon in Lakewood, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. "Generation Nothing", the tenth studio album from METAL CHURCH — Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt on guitar, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums — sold around 600 copie […]
  • LINKIN PARK: New Video Interview With JOE HAHN, BRAD DELSON
    Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, who currently resides in Hollywood, California, recently conducted an interview with Joe Hahn and Brad Delson of LINKIN PARK. You can now watch the chat below. LINKIN PARK's sixth studio album, "The Hunting Party", sold around 110,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land […]
  • SLASH Says TONY IOMMI 'Deserves A F**king Medal'
    Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has been nominated for a prestigious Pride Of Birmingham Award. The prestigious Pride Of Birmingham event, celebrating the British city's most courageous and inspiring people, will take place at Town Hall Birmingham on Friday, September 26. Television presenter Gaby Roslin will be joined by a host of Birmingh […]
  • Former ALICE COOPER Guitarist DICK WAGNER Dead At 71
    According to the Detroit Free Press, former ALICE COOPER guitarist Dick Wagner died this morning (Wednesday, July 30) of respiratory failure. He was 71 years old. Wagner spent the past two weeks at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he had been in intensive care following a cardiac procedure. The following message was pos […]
  • GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE To Forge Ahead As OPERATION: MINDCRIME
    On the very day his farewell tour as QUEENSRŸCHE begins, Geoff Tate — one of rock's quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all QUEENSRŸCHE hits since the inception of the band — has announced that his current version of QUEENSRŸCHE will forge ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends. Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept […]
  • TED NUGENT: I Am The 'Man That The President Of The United States Hates More Than Anybody' (Video)
    Fan-filmed video footage of Ted Nugent's anti-Obama "rant" from his July 26 concert at Leach Amphitheatre in Oshkosh, Wisconsin can be seen below. "You are standing in front of the No. 1 man that the President of the United States hates more than anybody," Nugent can be heard telling the audience in the clip. "Say, 'Thank y […]
  • Video: L.A. GUNS Returns To Whisky A Go Go
    Joe Dolan of JoeDolanPR.com has uploaded video footage of L.A. GUNS' July 25 performance at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Check it out below. The current lineup of L.A. GUNS includes singer Phil Lewis (GIRL, TORME), guitarist Michael Grant (ENDEVERAFTER, ASSASSINS), drummer Steve Riley (W.A.S.P., STEPPENWOLF) and bassist Scotty Griffin ( […]
  • TNT Guitarist RONNI LE TEKRØ: 'Rock Was Just Better Before 1980'
    Finland's Radio Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø of Norwegian/American hard rockers TNT. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what rock bands he listens to in his spare time, Ronni said: "It's pretty much CITY BOY, a British band from late '70s that I listen to when I listen to rock. [I don't list […]
  • QUEEN: 'Live At The Rainbow '74' Trailer
    A trailer for the forthcoming "Queen: Live At The Rainbow '74" package can be seen below. Sunday March 31, 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the multi-format release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by a then-up-and-coming band called QUEEN. Few who turned […]

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  • The voice of QUEENSRYCHE – Geoff Tate to change name to ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ after tour. Because he’s become an unoriginal douchebag
    On the very day his “Farewell Tour” as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate – one of rock’s quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band – has announced that his current version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends. Named […]
  • INTRONAUT Celebrate 10th Anniversary With New Run Of Tour Dates
    INTRONAUT will hit the road again after a short break and their recent tour with TesseracT.  The band has been on the road in support of their current album Habitual Levitations ever since its release on Century Media in March of 2013. This special run of shows is in celebration of the band’s 10 year anniversary!  Guitarist/singer Sacha Dunable had this […] […]
  • PAIN OF SALVATION Announce North American Tour
    Daniel Gildenlöw has led his band PAIN OF SALVATION through a variety of fascinating evolutionary cycles since 1984, although the band’s first recording took place in 1996. Many amazing albums and memorable world tours later, they return to the States in September 2014.   Their first stop: two different shows on two different days in Atlanta, both under […] […]
  • LEPROUS Announce North American Tour; Slated to Play ProgPower Festival
    Norwegian cutting-edge prog metallers LEPROUS have announced a short but sweet string of North American dates. The seven-date jaunt sees them playing North America’s largest prog-friendly festival, Atlanta’s ProgPower, after which the band heads west then north into Canada, ending up with dates in New York City and Virginia before heading home.  Leprous have […]
  • CD Review: SAINTS OF REBELLION – “New American Dream”
    Saints Of Rebellion – New American Dream - High Volume Music  Reviewed By – Craig “Bam-Bam” Stegall  Rating – 8 Out Of 10 It’s always great to see the 80′s influenced hard=rockers making a go at the ring 20-years after their relevance has come and gone.  That said, this is not a smoke screen to promote […]
  • CD Review: BLUE STAHLI – “The Devil (Chapter 2)”
    Blue Stahli – The Devil (Chapter 2) – FIXT Records Reviewed By – Craig “Bam-Bam” Stegall Rating – 10 Out Of 10 I’m very lucky to have made some great contacts in the music industry over the past gazillion years and it’s always cool to know that when a P/R pal sends you a press […]
  • Album Review: FOZZY- Do You Wanna Start A War
    FOZZY   Do You Wanna Start A War   Century Media Records   Rating: 8.5 out of 10   Reviewed by: Jay Rybak   Before we start a war, I must start with a confession.  FOZZY, the band fronted by WWE Superstar Chris Jericho and consisting of members of Stuck Mojo, is one of the […]
  • CD Review: FRAMING HANLEY – “The Sum Of Who We Are”
    Framing Hanley – “The Sum Of Who We Are” – Imagene Records Reviewed By – Craig “Bam-Bam” Stegall Rating – 9 Out Of 10 So here’s the deal on Framing Hanley, on first listen, they’re clearly a very solid, Modern Rock band whom one could easily put them on a stage opening for some of the […]
  • CLUTCH release Summer Sound Attack 10 song sampler on iTunes
    Renowned American rock group CLUTCH have released SUMMER SOUND ATTACK–a 10-song compilation of their most popular songs for streaming and download on iTunes this week via their label Weathermaker Music. SUMMER SOUND ATTACK includes “Electric Worry,” “The Regulator,” “50,000 Unstoppable Watts,” “Earth Rocker” and many more key tracks from the seminal group. T […]
  • STEVIE NICKS announces 24 Karat Gold to drop in October
    The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman announced Thursday that she’ll release “24 Karat Gold — Songs From the Vault” on Oct. 7. The follow-up to 2011′s “In Your Dreams,” Nicks‘ record consists primarily of songs written between 1969 and 1987, according to a statement; there’s also one from 1994 and another from 1995. Nicks co-produced the album […]