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DAVE MENIKETTI Explains Eight-Year Wait For New Y&T Studio Album

Y&T mainman Dave Meniketti says that there are "absolutely" plans for the band to release the follow-up to 2010's "Facemelter" album. The iconic Bay Area rockers, who have experienced numerous personnel changes — also two deaths and two periods of inactivity — have released 25 albums since 1976, but have not issued a full-length collection ...

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Erase Me - UNDEROATH

Sometimes a Christian band finds itself lost, or in the case of UNDEROATH 2018, it just lost Christ. If you're old enough, remember when STRYPER ditched the yellow and black spandex and strapped full-on leather and chin gristle for 1990's ill-fated album "Against the Law"? Some figured it a gambit, others a momentary pact with ...

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Ember - BREAKING BENJAMIN

BREAKING BENJAMIN's 2015 gold-certified effort, "Dark Before Dawn", debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. A commercial success, to say the least, the release was built upon the back of radio rock chart-topping tracks like "Failure", 2015's most played Active Rock track, and "Angels Fall". Hot on the heels of the chart-busting release, ...

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ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

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LEE AARON Is Back With 'Diamond Baby Blues' Album

Singer, songwriter, producer, performer, mother, teacher, rock 'n' roll legend… Lee Aaron is wearing a lot of hats these days. With a career spanning over 35 years and still going strong, Aaron is one of Canada's most diverse artists and, as Billboard once described her, "an invincible voice." She proves it yet again on "Diamond ...

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Video Premiere: OF MICE & MEN's 'Instincts'

OF MICE & MEN's Ben Anderson-directed video for the song "Instincts" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album "Defy", which was released in January through Rise Records. "Defy" marks OF MICE & MEN's first full-length release without vocalist Austin Carlile, who left the group due to his ongoing battle ...

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NOTHING MORE Releases 'Just Say When' Video

"Just Say When", the new video from the Texas rock quartet NOTHING MORE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Stories We Tell Ourselves", which was released last September via Better Noise Records. The disc saw frontman Jonny Hawkins once again bearing the soul of NOTHING MORE as ...

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Watch Y&T Perform In Agoura Hills, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's April 22 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below. Y&T is still working on its long-awaited documentary, "On With The Show", to be released before the end of the year. "It's been taking an extremely long time to get that thing sorted out," frontman Dave ...

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MEGADETH's 'Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!' To Be Reissued With Bonus Demo, Live Tracks

Century Media and Legacy Recordings have announced the 2018 deluxe reissue of MEGADETH's classic debut album, "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", due on June 8. "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - The Final Kill" has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine's intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark ...

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BAD WOLVES: 'Better The Devil' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Better The Devil" from BAD WOLVES can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Disobey", which will be released on May 18 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc will include BAD WOLVES' cover of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie", which recently hit No. 1 in ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: 50th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Five Glorious Nights' Photo Book

Rufus Stone Publications will release a special 50th-anniversary edition of "Led Zeppelin - Five Glorious Nights" showcasing LED ZEPPELIN's legendary appearance at Earls Court in 1975. Originally released in 2015, "Five Glorious Nights" captures the visual magnificence of the band though the photographic images of some of the finest rock photographers of the era — ...

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Watch MUSHROOMHEAD's New Lineup Perform Live For First Time

Fan-filmed video footage of MUSHROOMHEAD's March 17 concert at Music Lynxx in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio can be seen below. The show marked the band's first appearance with new vocalist Steve Rauckhorst (bassist of PITCH BLACK FORECAST) and guitarist Tommy "Tankx" Shaffner (also of VENTANA). Guitarist Tommy Church announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD on March 9. The ...

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BAD WOLVES: More Songs Released From 'Disobey' Album

"Better The Devil", "Officer Down" and "Shape Shifter", three new songs from BAD WOLVES, can be streamed below. The tracks are taken from the band's debut album, "Disobey", which will be released on May 18 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc will include BAD WOLVES' cover of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie", which recently hit No. 1 ...

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UNDERØATH: 'Rapture' Video Released

"Rapture", the new video from the Christian metalcore act UNDERØATH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth album, "Erase Me", which will be releaed on April 6 via Fearless Records. "I think we really wanted to capture something different with this video," said guitar player Tim McTague. "The song is ...

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SLASH, JIMMY PAGE, KEITH RICHARDS Spotlighted in ERNIE BALL's New Campaign Celebrating 'The Colors Of Rock 'N' Roll'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is a "Purple" man. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page has been playing "Pinks" for years. THE ROLLING STONES' Keith Richards always goes for the "Green." We're talking about the iconic and exhilaratingly colorful packaging of Ernie Ball's Slinky guitar strings — each vibrantly designed pack representing a different string recipe/gauge. For ...

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W.A.S.P. Releases 'Docter Rockter' Lyric Video

On February 2, W.A.S.P. released the critically acclaimed 25th anniversary edition "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)" of the band's iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol". The re-recordings of one of the best concept albums of all times tell the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Guitarist TOMMY CHURCH Quits

Guitarist Tommy Church has announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD. The musician, who had been with the band since 2012, released a statement last night in which he said: "It is with a heavy heart tonight I announce that I have left MUSHROOMHEAD. I will miss all the crazy, loyal and most amazing fans and family ...

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JEFF HATRIX Exits MUSHROOMHEAD

MUSHROOMHEAD co-vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), has announced his departure from the Cleveland, Ohio metal band he co-founded in 1993 with Steve "Skinny" Felton. "I am coming to you today with a heavy heart to announce that I am leaving MUSHROOMHEAD," Hatrix said in a statement. "It is ...

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L.A. GUNS Parts Ways With Guitarist MICHAEL GRANT

Guitarist Michael Grant has left L.A. GUNS "to pursue other interests including his solo project, MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS," according to a statement from L.A. GUNS. The band adds: "L.A. GUNS thanks Michael for his contributions, and we wish him all the best with his future endeavors." L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns said in ...

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BELPHEGOR Releases Lyrical Performance Video For 'The Devil's Son'

European diabolical death/black metal kings BELPHEGOR have released a lyrical performance video for "The Devil's Son", a song dedicated to the legendary violinist Niccolò Paganini (1781-1849), whose playing skills were so unique and virtuouso that he was told to have made a pact with the devil. "The Devil's Son" is taken from BELPHEGOR's latest album, ...

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ARSIS Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Virginia Beach, Virginia's ARSIS, a standout in the technical, melodic death metal genre, has inked a record deal with Agonia Records. The agreement excludes North, South and Central America, where the band's product will be released by Nuclear Blast Records. ARSIS entered AudioHammer Studio in Sandord, Florida in late 2017 with producer Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, ...

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