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Video: DIRKSCHNEIDER Performs ACCEPT Classics In Paris

Fan-filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER — the band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — performing on December 13 at La Machine Du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France can be seen below. Dirkschneider has spent the last two years touring under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner, performing classic ACCEPT songs for the last time. The trek, ...

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CYNIC To Continue Without Drummer SEAN REINERT

Sean Reinert has officially exited CYNIC after reaching a settlement with Paul Masvidal regarding the rights to the band's name. The drummer's latest move comes more than two years after he announced via Facebook that the progressive rock innovators had "come to an end" due to the fact that his relationship with Masvidal had become ...

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TOOL's DANNY CAREY And MASTODON's BRENT HINDS To Release LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN Debut In February

LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN will release its self-titled debut album on February 9, 2018 via Dine Alone Records. The track "Shipswreck", taken from the upcoming disc, can be streamed below. LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN is a genre-destroying supergroup featuring TOOL's Danny Carey on drums, MASTODON's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward ("Jonah Hex") on ...

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Video Premiere: MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis'

"Catharsis", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's ninth full-length album, which will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Bloodstone & Diamonds" was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram: 'Dio Returns: The World Tour' Kicks Off In Bochum, Germany (Video)

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — kicked off earlier tonight (Wednesday, December 6) at Matrix in in Bochum, Germany. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "We Rock", ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Finds 'Ridiculous, Cliché Comments' On BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Sad' And 'Pathetic'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by "Totally Driven Radio", the weekly radio podcast hosted by Bay Ragni, Nick Wilkinson and Jimmy Jannetty. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if the drama surrounding bassist Tim Gaines's recent departure from STRYPER affected other aspects of his life outside the band, Sweet said: ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Working With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was Kind Of Like Being In A Band With Your Stepdad'

DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed by U105's "The Breakfast Show With Maurice Jay" last month about receiving this year's Oh Yeah Legend Award, which recognizes the exceptional contribution of a musician or music industry figure from Northern Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what it was ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says 'Certain Members' Of Original DIO Band 'Didn't Have The Same Heart For The Fans' As RONNIE Did

Craig Goldy says that "certain members" of the original DIO band became motivated by "money" because they "didn't have the same heart for the fans" as Ronnie James Dio did. Goldy joined DIO during the "Sacred Heart" tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement ...

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RUSH: Unboxing Video For Deluxe Edition Of 40th-Anniversary, Expanded Edition Of 'A Farewell To Kings' Album

RUSH has just released a lavish, new and expanded edition of the landmark album "A Farewell To Kings" — the fifth studio album originally released in 1977, which introduced the radio hit "Closer To The Heart", album tracks "A Farewell To Kings", "Madrigal", "Cinderella Man", as well as enduring fan favorites with "Xanadu" and "Cygnus ...

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Video Premiere: PRETTY BOY FLOYD's 'Feel The Heat'

Frontiers Music Srl has just released the new album from PRETTY BOY FLOYD, titled "Public Enemies". The official music video for the song "Feel The Heat" can be seen below. "Public Enemies" is exactly what'd you expect from these seasoned Sunset Strip veterans — a fun record meant to be played at maximum volume to ...

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MORDRED To Perform At Benefit Concert For VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN

Reunited late '80s/early '90s San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED have been announced as the first support act at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian (pictured) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence" will see musicians from TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ...

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Danish Prime Minister Surprises Indonesian President With METALLICA 'Master Of Puppets' Box Set

Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen presented Indonesian president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo with a signed box set of METALLICA's seminal third album "Master Of Puppets" during a state visit earlier today (Tuesday, November 28) at the Bogor Palace in Indonesia. In return, Jokowi, gave Rasmussen a rencong (traditional dagger from Aceh), according to

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Video Recap Of North American Tour

A 23-minute video recap of Blaze Bayley's North American tour can be seen below. The footage was filmed and edited by Nicolas Houbre. The British heavy metal vocalist, who was previously the frontman of both IRON MAIDEN and WOLFSBANE, will release the third album in his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy on March 2, 2018. The new ...

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Welcome To My Nightmare - ALICE COOPER

In 1975, ALICE COOPER, along with his innovative manager, Shep Gordon, decided it was time to use the momentum and attention generated in the previous six or so years and shift everything to a higher gear. Alienating some of his long-time fans, he disbanded the group ALICE COOPER and literally became ALICE COOPER by legally ...

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Skeletons In The Closet - BOB KULICK

Every hard rock fan knows the name Bob Kulick, often by way of his younger brother, Bruce. Both were, at various stages, part of KISS, the latter coming through recommendation by his elder sibling. Bob contributed guitars to three of the studio tracks on side four of KISS's "Alive II", plus "Unmasked", the four newer ...

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