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RATT Singer To Sign Copies Of His Tell-All Memoir

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's long-awaited book, "Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock", will be released on May 7 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 288-page hardcover is described in a press release as "a jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of the 1980s supergroup RATT: the groupies, the ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Interviewed By MUSIC NEWS (Video)

Music News recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick (vocals) and Scott Gorham (guitar). You can now watch the chat below. BLACK STAR RIDERS — the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Warwick, Gorham, Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Interviewed On France's TV ROCK LIVE (Video)

TV Rock Live recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick (vocals) and Scott Gorham (guitar) in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. BLACK STAR RIDERS — the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Warwick, Gorham, Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition ...

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HIM Interviewed By Germany's NACHTAKTIV TV (Video)

Germany's Nachtaktiv TV recently conducted an interview with Finnish heavy rockers HIM in Berlin. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Mainman Shoots Down Split Rumors

Blake Judd of Chicago-based extremists NACHTMYSTIUM has shot down reports that the band is on the verge of a breakup, claiming that a new studio album from the group will arrive before the end of the year. NACHTMYSTIUM recently canceled all of its previously announced live activities after parting ways with its longtime lead guitarist ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Video Released

The official video for the title track of "Tears On Tape", the new album from from Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be seen at AOL's Noisecreep. The CD will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in ...

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DEFTONES Bassist CHI CHENG Remembered By THE RECORDING ACADEMY

The Recording Academy has released a statement in remembrance of DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, following complications from a 2008 car accident that left him in a semi-comatose state. He was 42. "Grammy winner Chi Cheng of the DEFTONES was a powerful bassist who was larger than life ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Official 'Stone' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the new single "Stone" from ALICE IN CHAINS can be seen below. The track is available as an instant download by pre-ordering ALICE IN CHAINS' new album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here", on iTunes. "Stone" follows the album's hugely successful first single "Hollow", which hit No. 1 on both the ...

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JORN To Release 'Traveller' Album In June

Frontiers Records will release a brand new — all-original — studio album from Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande, "Traveller", on on June 11 in North America and June 14 in Europe. Considered one of the greatest legends in rock, and by many as the best male rock singer of the millennium, Lande never seems ...

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HATE Bassist Suffered Cardiac Arrhythmia, Says Autopsy Report

Bassist Slawomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij of Polish extreme metallers HATE died in his sleep on April 6 after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia. The 27-year-old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and died of natural causes, according to a posting on the band's Facebook page. The group adds: "It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Checks In From The Studio

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER are in the studio recording the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album "A Dramatic Turn Of Events". The band's guitarist, John Petrucci, wrote on his Facebook page yesterday (Thursday, April 11): "As of today, all writing, drum and guitar tracking (with the exception of solos) for the new DREAM THEATER album ...

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BEYOND DISHONOR: 'Heisenberg' Video Released

Trenton, New Jersey metalcore mainstays BEYOND DISHONOR have released a music video for their first single, entitled "Heisenberg". The song comes off the band's upcoming EP, "Generations", set to drop in June. Any fan of the hit television drama "Breaking Bad" will immediately recognize that "Heisenberg" is a tribute to the popular show — complete ...

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Video: ALICE IN CHAINS Performs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

ALICE IN CHAINS were the musical guests on last night's (Wednesday, April 10) edition ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed three songs — "Stone", "Hollow" and "Man In The Box" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. You can now watch video footage of the group's appearance below. ALICE ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Releases Two New Apps

Jordan Rudess, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons DREAM THEATER, along with his company Wizdom Music released their latest cutting-edge apps ShapeSonix and Maestro today, April 10 on the Intel AppUp center. ShapeSonix allows users to create their own visual and audio reality and to compose customizable multimedia soundscapes. The user chooses a preset ...

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DISTURBED Frontman: 'I Am A Big Believer Of SPOTIFY'

Sheila Esmaili-Doki of Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with DISTURBED and DEVICE frontman David Draiman. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Music Examiner: On the topic of technology, changes, and that — things like Spotify, downloading — things which have arrived since DISTURBED's inception, what are the most significant ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #9 Finland: #9 Norway: #19 France: #51 Netherlands: #85 UK: #97, #6 (Rock Chart) Japan: #17 (International chart) "The Mystery Of Time" was released on March 30. The effort was made available as ...

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DIMEBAG's 'Razorback' Guitar Sketches Posted Online

A collection of original sketch designs, drawn by PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell for his Dean Razorback guitar can be seen below. The image was originally posted by Dean marketing director Curse Mackey on his official Tumblr page. Dean created the Razorback line and began selling the guitars after the 2004 death of Abbott, who was ...

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Former PANTERA Bassist Interviewed On 'Hangar 19' (Audio)

Cutter of Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA/DOWN and current KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Brown's memoir, "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera", was released on March 12 via Da Capo Press. The ...

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EPICA: 'The Phantom Agony' Reissue Lands On Dutch Chart

The reissue of "The Phantom Agony", the 2003 debut album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic EPICA, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8 — the group's highest chart entry to date. "The Phantom Agony" was re-released as a deluxe digipack on March 23 to coincide with the band's special ...

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Shots Fired Outside VISION DIVINE Concert In Guatemala

Last night's (Friday, April 5) VISION DIVINE concert in Guatemala was reportedly canceled after violence broke out between the police and unruly fans, resulting in the shooting of a local heavy metal musician. Details are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that police were called after several drunken fans started trouble outside the venue. ...

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