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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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NEVERMORE's 'The Complete Collection': Unboxing Video

On March 9, Century Media Records will release "The Complete Collection" by NEVERMORE, an impressive 12-disc CD box set including all studio releases, the "Year Of The Voyager" live album as well as a disc of rarities. Limited to 2,000 copies, it also includes a numbered collector's certificate, an 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner ...

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MATT SORUM Plans To Record Album With KINGS OF CHAOS

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) says that he wants to make an album with his all-star band KINGS OF CHAOS. Originally formed in 2012 as ROCK 'N' ROLL ALL STARS, KINGS OF CHAOS features a core lineup of members as well as a rotating cast of guest musicians, including well-known ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Says His Forthcoming Autobiography Will Be 'The Juiciest Of The Juiciest Of The GN'R Books'

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) recently guested on the "2 Hours With Matt Pinfield" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans to write an autobiography: Matt: "I'm writing [it] right now. When you write a ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Fourth Trailer For 'Resurrection' Album

The fourth trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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SUPERJOINT Releases New Performance Video For 'The Alcoholik'

SUPERJOINT's new video for the song "The Alcoholik" can be seen below. The clip was shot by Mike Holderbeast in New Orleans, Lousiana during the band's 2017 tour. SUPERJOINT's latest album, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application", was released in November 2017 via singer Philip Anselmo's Housecore record label. The disc was recorded at ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Announces 'Record Store Day' Limited-Edition 7-Inch Single

In advance of LED ZEPPELIN's 50th-anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan's appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition seven-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked ...

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Is SMASHING PUMPKINS Tour Selling As Well As Expected?

According to The Pulse Of Radio, tickets for the upcoming SMASHING PUMPKINS tour featuring three-quarters of the original lineup are not selling as well as expected. While tickets have moved briskly in top markets like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, along with cities such as Duluth, Uncasville, Kansas City, and Austin, they're much slower ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Has 'Always Been On The Front Edge Of Technology'

"The Rockside Chronicles with Shawn Sixx" conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether caffeine is the new "drug of choice" for veteran rockers: David: "It's been ...

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ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the IN FLAMES-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer "due to scheduling conflicts." The bandmembers "sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon," ANTHRAX says in a statement. ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to ...

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JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM On New AVATAR Album 'Avatar Country': 'It's A Heavy Metal Celebration'

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR was interviewed on the February 16-18 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical approach of the band's new "Avatar Country" studio album, which is ...

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UNDERØATH To Release 'Erase Me' Album In April

Fearless Records has announced the signing of UNDERØATH. The band's sixth studio album — and its first since 2010 — "Erase Me", will be released on April 6. The confirmation of what is one of rock music's most anticipated and speculated-about reunions arrives with UNDERØATH's first new song in nearly a decade, "On My Teeth". ...

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HELMET: 'Life Or Death' Video Released

Video footage of HELMET performing the "Dead To The World" album track "Life Or Death" on April 28, 2017 at 170 Russell in Melbourne Australia can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Richard De Silva. As previously reported, HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. ...

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SUPERJOINT Releases New Performance Video For 'F**k Your Enemy'

SUPERJOINT's new video for the song "Fuck Your Enemy" can be seen below. The clip was shot by Mike Holderbeast in New Orleans, Lousiana during the band's 2017 tour. SUPERJOINT's latest album, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application", was released in November 2017 via singer Philip Anselmo's Housecore record label. The disc was recorded ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Preparing To Record Fifth Solo Album

According to a February 14 Facebook post from RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, he is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his fifth solo album. Stephen's fourth solo album, "Smash", was released in January 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl. Speaking about the songwriting process for his solo material, Pearcy told Music Existence: "RATT's music ...

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