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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And KIRK HAMMETT Discuss Their Interest In Science (Video)

During their ongoing European tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN (an acronym for the facility's French name, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). Based in Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, CERN operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and is ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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ENTOMBED A.D.: First Taste Of Music For Third Album

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. recently entered the studio to begin recording their third album for a tentative late 2018 release. A short clip from the studio can be seen below. ENTOMBED A.D.'s second album, "Dead Dawn", was released in February 2016 via Century Media. Last fall, vocalist Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov spoke to Finland's Rauta about ...

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MANTICORA To Release 'To Kill To Live To Kill' Album

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA will release their eighth album, "To Kill To Live To Kill", on August 3 via ViciSolum Records. Another MANTICORA concept double effort, it is based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has written. The novel itself is scheduled for a May 2018 release, while the two concept ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Begins Recording Third Album

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. have entered the studio to begin recording their third album for a tentative late 2018 release. ENTOMBED A.D.'s second album, "Dead Dawn", was released in February 2016 via Century Media. Last fall, vocalist Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov spoke to Finland's Rauta about ENTOMBED's decision to release change its name to ENTOMBED A.D. ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist's DENNERS TRICKBAG: Second Album In The Works

DENNERS TRICKBAG, the band featuring legendary MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner, has entered the studio to finalize its second album. DENNERS TRICKBAG's debut disc was released in September 2013. Denner previously said about DENNERS TRICKBAG's formation: "I got the idea one evening when I was sitting at home philosophizing about whom I ...

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Watch METALLICA's Four-Man Drum Jam In Vienna, Austria

METALLICA played on March 31 at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria as part of the second European leg of the band's "WorldWired" tour. The two-hour show included a four-man drum jam that first made an appearance at METALLICA's Mexico City gigs in March 2017 within the new song "Now That We're Dead". During the section ...

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SEPULTURA's Official Documentary, 'Sepultura Endurance', To Receive DVD, Blu-Ray Release In The Fall

SEPULTURA's official documentary, "Sepultura Endurance", will tentatively be released on DVD and Blu-ray this fall. The film, which received its world premiere in May 2017 at the Regent theater in Los Angeles, shows the journey from SEPULTURA's humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Release 'Judge Not!' Album In April

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG will release their new album, "Judge Not!", on April 27 via Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's "Back From Hell" was recorded at Downcast Base HQ in Newcastle, U.K. by Phil Davies, but the band elected to use a different studio this time around for mixing. ...

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METALLICA To Receive Prestigious Swedish Award POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The San Francisco Bay Area heavy metal giants have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award. The announcement was made Wednesday (February 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee. ...

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