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  • Video: STEVEN ADLER's Band ADLER Performs GUNS N' ROSES' 'Used To Love Her' On Peru's 'Fuera Del Estudio'
    ADLER, the band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, performed the GN'R classic "Used To Love Her" on the Peruvian show "Fuera Del Estudio". You can watch video footage of the group's appearance below. ADLER is comprised of Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER'S […]
  • CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Discusses 'Simpler' And 'Cathchier' New Album 'I Worship Chaos' (Video)
    TJ Fowler of Skullbanger Media conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM before the band's August 1 appearance at the Kuopio RockCock festival. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On lyrical surprises on CHILDREN OF BODOM's new album […]
  • IRON MAIDEN Drummer, Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist Perform 'Two Minutes To Midnight' With Tribute Act (Video)
    IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson joined the heavy metal tribute act MADE OF METAL on stage this past Friday, July 31 at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to perform the MAIDEN classic "Two Minutes To Midnight" at a concert hosted by VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show". Fan-filmed v […]
  • SLASH And ACE FREHLEY Record THIN LIZZY Classic For Upcoming Covers Album
    Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has recorded a guest appearance on a cover version of a THIN LIZZY classic for original KISS axeman Ace Frehley's forthcoming covers album, due later in the year via SPV/Steamhammer. A photo of Slash in the studio with Ace's drummer Matt Starr and their engineer can be seen below. Slash wrote on Twitter: […]
  • RIOT V Joined By LOUDNESS Members At Barcelona Concert (Video)
    Fan-filmed video footage of RIOT V, the new band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, performing their song "Warrior" with Akira Takasaki and Masayoshi Yamashita of LOUDNESS on June 25 at this year's edition of the Rock Fest Barcelona festival in Barcelona, Spain can be seen below. RIOT V released its debut album, […]
  • GARY HOLT Says SLAYER's 'Repentless' Is 'Brutally Crushing' With 'Some Pleasant Surprises'
    Kristyn Clark of Pop Culture Madness conducted an interview with SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt at a recent stop on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On pulling double duty with SLAYER and EXODUS: Gary: "Yeah, I've been busy. It has its challe […]
  • 'Decline Of Western Civilization' Director Was 'Horrified' By CHRIS HOLMES Pool Scene
    Documentary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris spoke to Goldmine magazine about the the infamous scene in her "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" movie in which then-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes can be seen guzzling vodka in his pool. "When I shot Chris Holmes, you know, I thought we didn't get the interview," […]
  • ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON Members Guest On BEVAN DAVIES's Debut Solo Album
    Brent Hinds (MASTODON) and William Duvall (ALICE IN CHAINS) are among the musicians who make guest appearances on the debut solo album from Bevan Davies, the American musician best known as the drummer for the groups STILL RAIN, MADFLY, COMES WITH THE FALL and DANZIG. Also appearing on the CD are Nate Utz (THE BLONDZ), Tuk (BITERS), Roy Cathey (THE FIFTH, CO […]
  • HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'I'm Trying To Act My Age This Year'
    HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale talked with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel music writer Piet Levy before the band's July 1 headlining set on Summerfest's Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if the title of HALESTORM's third album, "Into The Wild Life", is telling the truth about her own life, Lzzy said […]
  • STUCK MOJO Frontman's BONZ Forced To Cancel Tour Due To Van Fire
    BONZ, the band led by STUCK MOJO vocalist Bonz, has been forced to cancel dates on the current leg of its "Broken Silence" tour through August 15 in Beckley, West Virginia. The band was involved in a fire in which their van and trailer were destroyed en route to the tour's opening show in Lansing, Michigan. See video below. BONZ will resume th […]
  • 'Alice in Chains: The Untold Story': Entire First Chapter Posted Online
    Journalist David de Sola will release "Alice in Chains: The Untold Story" on August 4. The book's entire first chapter can be read on the Macmillan web site. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Billboard magazine named "Alice in Chains: The Untold Story" in its summer "Must Reads" list, writing: "The early-'90s Seatt […]
  • METALLICA Makes Triumphant Return To LOLLAPALOOZA (Video)
    METALLICA headlined this year's edition of Lollapalooza, which kicked off its 11th year as a destination festival on Friday (July 31) at its longtime home, Chicago's Grant Park. The band closed the show on Saturday (August 1). "The METALLICA family is here," frontman James Hetfield told the crowd, according to "How man […]
  • VINNY APPICE: The Music Industry Is 'A F**king Mess'
    Guima Drum conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) during his recent workshop tour of Brazil. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the most common relationship problems between members of a rock band: Vinny: "When you […]
    QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali says the band's former guitarist Carlos Cavazo "shut himself out" of a possible return to the group more than a decade ago. Cavazo was a member of QUIET RIOT during the band's most commercially successful period. After replacing Randy Rhoads in the 1980s, he remained in QUIET RIOT into the early 2000s unt […]
  • Video: Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA Performs With SOULFLY At London's O2 Academy Islington
    Former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera joined SOULFLY, the band led by his brother, and fellow CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and ex-SEPULTURA member, Max Cavalera, on stage on July 25 at O2 Academy Islington in London, England to perform the SEPULTURA classic "Roots Bloody Roots". Fan-filmed video footage of Igor's appearance can be seen below. In 1996, […]
  • ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Laments State Of Record Industry, Says 'There's No Consequence To Stealing Music Online'
    ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that bands won't be able to make records anymore and tour as much as they used to due to the continuing alteration of the way fans consume music. Despite the fact that Spotify, iTunes and other digital outlets have made music easier to purchase, more mobile and cheaper than ever, people either pick and choose the odd sin […]
  • VAN HALEN: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Bangor Concert
    Fan-filmed video footage of VAN HALEN's July 30 performance in Bangor, Maine can be seen below. VAN HALEN is performing a set featuring a number of rarities from the band's catalog that have not been heard live in decades. The Bangor show opened with "Light Up The Sky" from 1979's "Van Halen II" and also featured deep track […]
  • STEEL PANTHER Teams Up With PLAYBOY To Reimagine 'Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World' Video
    STEEL PANTHER started out as a glam rock parody group called METAL SKOOL that performed an insanely popular night on the Sunset Strip. Every musician and A-list celebrity in Los Angeles wanted to sit in on their crazy, anything-goes shows. Because of their raunchy videos, they've become legitimate Internet stars on YouTube and have traveled the world br […]
  • DREAM THEATER: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance
    Professionally filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 31 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Intro - 0:45 02. Afterlife - 3:19 03. Metropolis - 8:52 04. Burning My Soul - 19:22 05. Spirit Carries On - 24:57 06. As I Am - 32:44 07. Panic Attack - 40:22 08. Constant Motion - 48:26 09. […]
  • JIMMY PAGE On LED ZEPPELIN Reunion: 'I Can't Foresee Doing It Again'
    In a brand new interview with The Daily Beast, LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page was asked why the band didn't continue in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, and why he doesn't expect them to reunite again as they did at London's O2 in 2007. "LED ZEPPELIN was a creative force that you can't just snap your fingers and create […]

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