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  • BLIND GUARDIAN's HANSI KÜRSCH Clears Up Confusion Over Bassist Position
    David E. Gehlke of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. DeadRhetoric.com: Have to start with this: It's always been the four of you guys, now you're a quintet. What made you take the leap and add [Dutch bassist] Barend [Courbois] to the band? Han […]
  • EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Follows TOM ARAYA's Advice On Thrash Metal Longevity
    Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's long-running rock station Triple M conducted an interview with EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza and bassist Jack Gibson during this year's Soundwave festival. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking about EXODUS's longevity, Souza said: "I think our sound, […]
  • New DORO Studio Album Won't Arrive Before 2016
    Metal Life magazine recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On people using their iPhones and smartphones are concerts to either film the performances or communicate with others: Doro: "When [I am] on stage […]
  • P.O.D. Begins Recording New Album With Producer HOWARD BENSON
    Christian hard rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) have entered a Los Angeles-area studio with longtime producer Howard Benson to begin recording their new album for a tentative summer release. P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval told All Access Live during this year's ShipRocked cruise(see video below) that he hopes to be done tracking the new CD in "fou […]
  • JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER: 'We Think We've Got Another Record In Us'
    JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was interviewed by U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about how JUDAS PRIEST was re-energized by his addition to the band following the departure of original lead guitarist K.K. Downing in 2011, Faulkner said: "The wh […]
  • DIMEBAG's Grave Allegedly Vandalized By Up-And-Coming Metal Band
    **UPDATE** The members of the Fort Wayne, Indiana death/thrash/black metal band NUCLEAR HELLFROST have released the following statement regarding allegations that they were involved in the desecration of Dimebag's grave: "The posts about us and to us are a complete surprise to us. Anything having to do with grave desecration was entirely a hoax put […]
  • Video Footage Of Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN's MUSICIANS INSTITUTE Clinic
    Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman hosted a special guitar clinic at Los Angeles' famous music college Musicians Institute exclusively for students and alumni. The clinic took place at MI's Concert Hall on January 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Marty's latest solo album, "Inferno […]
  • STONE TEMPLE PILOTS 'Stepping Up' On Forthcoming Album
    Terrie Carr of WDHA-FM 105.5 FM, the rock music station licensed to Dover and Morristown, New Jersey, recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. On the recent leg injury sustained by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington: DeLe […]
  • NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Wants 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' To Be Listened To In Its Entirety
    Germany's EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if NIGHTWISH's forthcoming full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", is meant to be listened to in its entirety on a proper sound system, Tuomas said: "I would prefer pe […]
  • ALL THAT REMAINS Singer PHILIP LABONTE: ERIC GARNER Was Killed By The Government, Not The Police
    ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Philip Labonte says that the "tax laws," not the police, were responsible for the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was stopped for selling loose cigarettes in New York City and placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer. Labonte recently made headlines in the rock media when he suggested that t […]
  • SOULFLY's New Album To Be Released In August
    SOULFLY recently entered the studio with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MONSTER MAGNET, WINDS OF PLAGUE) to begin recording its tenth album for a late summer release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Speaking to Spotlight Report at this month's Soundwave festival in Australia, SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera said (see video below): "The […]
  • THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Heart Of Amsterdam' Video Released
    "Heart Of Amsterdam", the new video from THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be seen below. The song is taken from THE GENTLE STORM's debut album, "The Diary", which will be released on March 25 via InsideOut Music. Says Anneke about […]
  • JIMMY PAGE Says Outtakes Played A Crucial Part In 'Physical Graffiti''s Success
    According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page credits the outtakes featured on LED ZEPPELIN's 1975 abum "Physical Graffiti" for helping define the band's beloved double album set, which just was reissued in expanded form this week. Just under half of the set was culled from the band's three previous albums — but none were discarded at […]
  • SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: Video Footage Of Brazilian Workshop
    SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser took part in a workshop on February 26 at Oficinas Culturais do Estado de SP in Brazil. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Kisser's solo debut, "Hubris I & II", was nominated in the "Best Brazilian Rock Album" category at the 2010 Latin Grammys. SEPULTURA's new live offering […]
  • RAMMSTEIN Frontman TILL LINDEMANN's Collaboration With PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman PETER TÄGTGREN: First Audio Clip
    Vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN has joined forces with Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) in a brand new project simply called LINDEMANN. The first teaser for LINDEMANN's forthcoming debut album, which is due in May, can be found below. Pär Hulkoff, vocalist, guitarist and keyboar […]
  • JELLO BIAFRA Joins NAPALM DEATH On Stage To Perform DEAD KENNEDYS' 'Nazi Punks F**k Off' (Video)
    Legendary DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra joined NAPALM DEATH on stage on February 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California to perform the DEAD KENNEDYS classic "Nazi Punks Fuck Off". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. NAPALM DEATH released its 15th studio album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", […]
  • ANGRA: Trailer For 'Final Light' Video
    A trailer for "Final Light", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren […]
  • Former WHITE ZOMBIE Bassist SEAN YSEULT's Soirée D'Evolution: Tableaux Vivants et Nature Mortes' Exhibition
    Scott Edwards Gallery will present "Sean Yseult - Soirée D'Evolution: Tableaux Vivants et Nature Mortes". This exhibition features the most recent work of Sean Ysseult (former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist) based on a sordid secret society soiree in 1873 and the elaborate living pictures and still lifes staged as part of their lavish parties. Opening r […]
  • STRYPER Confirms New Album Title, Collaborates With SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On New Song
    Christian hard rockers STRYPER entered SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts earlier in the month to begin recording their new album, "Fallen", for a late 2015 release via Frontiers. An audio sample of one of the new STRYPER songs can be streamed in the video clip embedded within the Facebook post below. STRYPER guitarist/voca […]
  • KILLER BE KILLED Plays First-Ever Club Show In Melbourne, Australia: Video Available
    KILLER BE KILLED, the new band comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) and Dave Elitch (ex-THE MARS VOLTA), played its first-ever club show this past Tuesday, February 24 at 170 Russell in Melbourne, Australia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Elitch wa […]

Latest Music News From Away-Team

  • Shane Blay of WOVENWAR-“Everything is revolving around fucking the individual band members over”
    From Metallica‘s gig in Antarctica, to the death of Jeff Hanneman, 2013 was quite an eventful year in the world of rock. In a year filled with the good, the bad, and the downright ugly; perhaps the ugliest incident of that year was the arrest of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis on allegations […]
  • GIFT GIVER Sign With Century Media Records
      Century Media Records have signed Detroit area tech/nu-metal band, Gift Giver. Formed in the fall of 2012, Gift Giver gained notoriety and repute through their self-released EP, Daddy Issues, and constant touring through the US with acts such as Sworn In, Kublai Khan, Barrier and many more. Appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore […]
  • KID ROCK To Headline DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Multi-platinum award-winning, American rock star Kid Rock will perform the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show, the prelude to the 57th annual “Great American Race” on Sunday, Feb. 22 (1 p.m. – FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio.)   Kid Rock will perform several of his hits, including his brand new […]
  • KID ROCK’s New Album ‘First Kiss’- Tracklisting, Pre-Order, and More Revealed
    December 18th, 2014 - As its release date draws closer, we are happy to share more details on Kid Rock’s new album “First Kiss,” due on Top Dog / Warner Bros. Records. The pre-order for the album will start today, December 18th, at all participating retailers and at KidRock.com. The Official Music Store on KidRock.com features exclusive album […]
  • RICHIE KOTZEN Releases Two New Songs Ahead Of New Album Due In 2015
    December 8, 2014 –  Fans of guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN anxious to hear new music before his next solo album (details of which are forthcoming) should head over to iTunes, where he just released two new singles, “You” and “Cannibals.” “You” was co-written by RICHIE’s daughter, August, who appears in the video posted on RICHIE’s official […] […]
  • SLIPKNOT, GODSMACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, And PAPA ROACH Head Up The Lineup For FORT ROCK 2015
    Monster Energy Fort Rock will bring some of the biggest rock bands together Saturday, April 25 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL for its third consecutive year, after selling out last year with 12,500 fans in attendance. South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival helps kick off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will feature […]
  • ‘The Best Of FOREIGNER 4 & More’ Out December 16th
    December 3, 2014 – Foreigner–Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) — is universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to […] […]
  • 2015 Rock on the Range bands announced including JUDAS PRIEST, SLIPKNOT, & LINKIN PARK
    Rock On The Range, America’s premier hard rock festival, returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum band Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot and heavy metal legends Judas Priest–who are currently celebrating their 40th […]
  • Photos: JUDAS PRIEST 2014-10-25 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
    JUDAS PRIEST 2014-10-25 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth< VA Photos by: Jay Beadnell
  • Photos: STEEL PANTHER 2014-10-25 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
    STEEL PANTHER 2014-10-25 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth, VA Photos by: Jay Beadnell