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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Frontman Says First Solo Album He Recorded 'Probably Won't Be Released'

ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS singer Myles Kennedy was recently interviewed by Lunchbox and Promo Brady of Tulsa radio station 97.5 KMOD's DOMKcast podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he approaches singing for ALTER BRIDGE and singing with ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Drummer From Brazilian Tribute Band KINGS OF STEEL For 'Final Battle' Tour

Brazilian-born drummer Marcus Castellani made his live debut with MANOWAR last night (Wednesday, November 15) in Norrköpping, Sweden. He joined the band as the replacement for original MANOWAR drummer Donnie Hamzik, who returned to the group in 2010. Castellani, who previously played in the Brazilian MANOWAR tribute band KINGS OF STEEL, said: "I grew up ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Retribution' Video Released

The official video for the song "Retribution" from Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is the title cut of his new album, which was released on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Co-written and produced together with Jeff Scott Soto alumni Howie Simon, "Retribution" is Jeff's sixth proper solo studio album in ...

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GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME: Lyric Video For 'Under Control' Song From 'A New Reality' Album

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, will release "A New Reality", the third and final of a concept album trilogy exploring international politics, the world economy and social ethos, on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official lyric video for the song "Under Control", taken from "A New Reality", ...

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It's Official: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Recruit One-Time 'The X Factor' Singer JEFF GUTT As New Frontman

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have selected one-time "The X Factor" contestant Jeff Gutt as their new vocalist. Gutt, who was a runner-up in season three of the reality television music competition show created by Simon Cowell, was announced as the band's latest singer during a SiriusXM special earlier tonight (Tuesday, November 14) hosted by Eddie Trunk. ...

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PEARL JAM Records First New Song Since 2013

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM is contributing a new song called "Obey The Law Of The Heart" to the soundtrack of an upcoming film called "Basmati Blues". Written by guitarist Stone Gossard, and performed by PEARL JAM with Sain Zahoor and Priya Darshini, it's the band's first new song since the release ...

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TRIXTER's MARK 'GUS' SCOTT Salutes America's Veterans

For a guy who has visited and performed on every major military base in the U.S., Mark "Gus" Scott shows no signs of losing support for America's military heroes. The TRIXTER drummer met with several military officials on his recent tour of Washington D.C. and filming of his latest video, "Ave Maria". The clip shows ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Was 'Miserable' Playing 'Tiny Little Clubs' With ADRENALINE MOB

SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy (also of THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by the "Neckbreaker" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", was a challenging record to make: Mike: "There wasn't many challenges, ...

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NEUROSIS's SCOTT KELLY On PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Think He F**ked Up, Man'

NEUROSIS guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly says that Philip Anselmo "fucked up" when he gave the right-arm salute and yelled a white-supremacist slogan at a California concert almost two years ago. At a January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo performed the PANTERA ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release New Album In The Spring

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in over four years in the spring of 2018 via Prothestic Records. The disc is being recorded with producer Kurt Ballou (CHELSEA WOLFE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK) at his GodCity Studio. The effort will be mixed by Fredrik Nordström (OPETH's "Blackwater Park", AT THE GATES' ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Return To Live Stage At Invitation-Only Concert For SiriusXM Listeners

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will make their return to the live stage on Tuesday, November 14 at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A special e-mail went out to select SiriusXM subscribers today offering "a limited number of complimentary tickets" for this event. Attendees will be chosen in ...

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WES BORLAND's BIG DUMB FACE Releases 'Jesus Retreats' Video

"Jesus Retreats", the new video from BIG DUMB FACE, the side project from LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, can be seen below. The song is taken from BIG DUMB FACE's latest album, "Where Is Duke Lion? He's Dead...", which is being released today (Tuesday, October 31) via Edison Sound. "Where Is Duke Lion? He's Dead..." ...

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GEOFF TATE To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' On European Tour

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will embark on a world tour starting in December 2017 for the thirtieth anniversary of his former band's "Operation: Mindcrime" album. "Operation: Mindcrime" is the third studio album of eleven that Geoff recorded with the progressive heavy metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The concept album and rock opera is a story following Nikki, ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Feels Like Forever' Video Released

The official video for the song "Feels Like Forever" from Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is taken from his new album, "Retribution", which will be released on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Says Jeff: "Here it is, finally — one of the two clips we created for 'Retribution'. This one ...

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