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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Biopic 'The Dirt' Finally Starts Pre-Production

MÖTLEY CRÜE's film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has finally started pre-production. The latest update on the long-awaited project came via drummer Tommy Lee, who tweeted earlier today: "Hey kids! Good news!!! The Motley Crüe movie 'The Dirt' has begun pre production! Starts shooting ...

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NIGHTWISH: More 'Decades' Compilation Details Revealed

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later — with over 2,000 shows played and more than eight million records sold — NIGHTWISH is the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by ...

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SKINLAB Rejoined By Guitarist STEVE 'SNAKE' GREEN

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have announced the return of guitarist Steve Green, best known to fans as Snake. The news comes ahead of the band's first live activities of 2018, the "Brothers In Blood Tour", also featuring PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN. "We are very excited to announce that our brother Snake ...

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Benefit Concert For VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN Moves To Larger Venue

Due to high ticket demand, the previously announced benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian (pictured) is moving to a larger venue. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, will now take place the same night at The Midway (900 Marin Street) in San Francisco. This ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY Interviewed For Upcoming VAN HALEN Documentary

On Saturday, January 6, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed for a documentary about the legendary rock band which is being produced by a British company. Anthony posted a photo on his Instagram account taken immediately after the interview, along with the caption: "Filmed an interview today for a Van Halen documentary in ...

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Sinister - APPICE

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal drumming royalty, the lordly name of Appice should automatically spring to mind. Individually, Vinny and Carmine Appice have canvassed the history of heavy music in their times with BLACK SABBATH, the Ozzy Osbourne band, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, KING KOBRA, BLUE MURDER, HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On Hypothetical PANTERA 'Reunion' Concert: 'It Would Be A Great Idea If Everyone Else Felt It Was A Great Idea'

Former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo was recently interviewed by Metal Wani's Jake Patton. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On a hypothetical PANTERA reunion concert featuring all surviving members of the band paying tribute to late ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Perform At 2018 NHL Winter Classic

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will rock his classic hit "New York Groove" during the pre-game festivities at the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day, as the Buffalo Sabres battle the New York Rangers at New York's Citi Field. The song is played at Citi Field following every home win by the ...

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SABATON: Video Recap Of First-Ever Headlining Concert In Turkey

A video recap of SABATON's first-ever headlining concert in Turkey, which was held on December 16 at Uniq in Istanbul, can be seen below. SABATON will kick off a North American co-headlining tour with German thrash veterans KREATOR on February 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the trek will be CYHRA, the new band featuring ...

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BIOHAZARD's BILLY GRAZIADEI Explains SCOTT ROBERTS's Exit, Looks Back On Original-Lineup Reunion

Guitarist, vocalist, and producer Billy Graziadei (BIOHAZARD, POWERFLO) was interviewed on a recent episode of Doc Coyle's (GOD FORBID, BAD WOLVES) "The Ex Man" podcast. Graziadei spoke about how forming BIOHAZARD helped him stay out of trouble in the streets, the band's unique sound and genesis of blending hardcore, metal, and hip hop, how fame ...

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ERIC CUTLER Doesn't Think AUTOPSY Has Evolved: 'We're The Same Scumbags We Have Always Been'

"Metal Magdalene With Jet" show on Metal Messiah Radio recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Cutler of veteran death metallers AUTOPSY. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he got to know AUTOPSY drummer Chris Reifert: Eric: "Chuck [Schuldiner] from DEATH and Chris lived ...

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