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JOAN JETT Catalog Part Of SONY MUSIC/LEGACY's New Agreement with BLACKHEART RECORDS

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna. The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett's recorded music catalog, including ...

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Listen To New VREID Song 'One Hundred Years'

Norwegian metallers VREID will release their new album, "Lifehunger", on September 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's new single, "One Hundred Years", can be streamed below. VREID comments: "Sometimes everything is so dark that you only see life. "This album is all about the primordial hunger that keeps us marching forward. It's a celebration ...

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SLASH On Collapse Of Music Industry: 'All The Warning Signs Were There, And The Record Business Didn't Want To Hear It'

Slash has lamented the state of the music industry, saying that the current market conditions are especially difficult for younger artists. Major record labels were caught off guard by new technology in the late 1990s and tried to force the issue by suing the original Napster file-sharing service out of existence rather than making partnership ...

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IAN GILLAN And THE JAVELINS Share Stories From 1960s (Video)

Ian Gillan has reunited with his pre-DEEP PURPLE band THE JAVELINS to record the group's debut album. "Ian Gillan And The Javelins" was released August 31 as a CD digipak, a vinyl LP and a digital download. The 16-track collection features covers of American blues, rock 'n' roll, soul and country tunes, including renditions of ...

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Amoretum Vol. 2 - BLACK SPACE RIDERS

German riff masher BLACK SPACE RIDERS this year takes the same idea as BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and splits a would-be double album over two separate release dates. Naturally, there's pressure upon an artist to deliver a knockout finish when operating in this manner, and BTBAM certainly delivered the goods on "Automata Part 2". ...

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BUCKCHERRY To Reteam With '15' Producer For Upcoming Album

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY will enter the studio later this month to begin recording their new album for an early 2019 release. Helming the sessions will be producer Mike Plotnikoff, who previously worked with the band on 2005's platinum-certified "15" record. Speaking to the 105.7 The Point radio station earlier today (Monday, September 3) at the ...

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CANDLEBOX Vocalist KEVIN MARTIN: 'I'm Not Sure How Much Longer I'll Do This'

CANDLEBOX vocalist Kevin Martin recently spoke with Jay Ramone of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their quadruple-platinum self-titled debut album: Kevin: "I'm having fun ...

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DIZZY REED: 'I Know What My Role Is With GUNS N' ROSES'

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed was recently interviewed by the "Nothing Shocking" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how important it is for him to have an extra outlet, like his solo band and HOOKERS & BLOW, to play with when GUNS N' ...

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Forever Warriors, Forever United - DORO

Consider 2018 a banner year for The Queen of Metal. For her 35th anniversary in the scene, Doro Pesch will be inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History in a ceremony at this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival. While the Hall is still relatively young, many fans would opine that Doro should've been a ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: 'Any Time At All' Video

Former ACCEPT and BONFIRE singer David Reece will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Resilient Heart", on November 9 through Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's "Compromise" is an LP "rich on full-blown melodic heavy metal," according to a press release. The first single from "Resilient Heart", "Any Time At All", is a wonderful heavy ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: 'AD/HD' Video

"AD/HD", the new Max Ljungberg-directed video from Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N Roll", which will be released on September 21 via Gain Music Entertainment. The disc consists of 12 ear-splitting anthems that drive home the ...

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LONDON To Release New Album 'Call That Girl' In October

Hollywood glam rock pioneers LONDON, featuring frontman Nadir D'Priest, will release a new studio album, "Call That Girl", on October 12. To celebrate this release, the band is going back to the Sunset Strip for an exclusive live performance at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. "Call That Girl" marks the band's first studio LP ...

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SLASH And Estranged Wife Still Battling Over Divorce Settlement

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is apparently losing his patience with the ongoing negotiations over his divorce settlement with his estranged wife Perla Ferrar. Slash reportedly wants Perla to sign off on their final agreement, while Perla has accused her former husband of hiding money and refusing to turn ...

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JETBOY: Making Of 'Born To Fly' Album (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of JETBOY's new album, "Born To Fly", can be seen below. The disc will be released on January 25, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Founded in 1983 by guitarists Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod, JETBOY continues to crank out its brand of rock 'n' roll in the 21st century with ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS To Release 'The Ghost Ward Diaries' Album In November

Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS have signed with Mighty Music. The band's new album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", will be released on November 23. Commented ELECTRIC BOYS frontman Conny Bloom: "We like guitar riffs, strong hooks and heavy grooves, performed on analog instruments. I guess you'd call it classic rock. "Lyric-wise, it's a bit darker than ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Singer KYLE PAVONE Dead At 28

Kyle Pavone, vocalist for the Michigan metalcore act WE CAME AS ROMANS, has died. He was only 28 years old. Pavone's passing was revealed by his bandmates, who wrote in a statement: "Today, music lost another great with the passing of Kyle Pavone of WE CAME AS ROMANS. Kyle's tragic loss came too early in ...

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SLASH Says His Solo Band Doesn't Have To Perform GUNS N' ROSES Material Live Anymore

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently discussed "Living The Dream", his forthcoming album with vocalist Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE) and THE CONSPIRATORS, with the New York radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title "Living The Dream": Slash: "It was originally just ...

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Would BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD Ever Write A Book?

In a brand new interview with the Rock 94.7 radio station, BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd was asked if he sees himself one day wanting to write a book, either an autobiography or a fictional story. "I do, but I would really have to be honest," he responded (see video below). "I'm a firm believer on ...

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