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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING On Relationship With His Former Bandmates: The 'Mutual-Respect Thing Seems To Be Drifting Away'

In a brand new interview with the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he would ever entertain reconnecting with his former bandmates if the opportunity presented itself. "I don't know what happened," K.K. said. "I tried to leave discreetly [and] quietly, and that was it. But when ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Singing Better Than Ever'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne kicked off the North American leg of his "No More Tours 2", a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek, last night (August 30) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. These shows with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), ...

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Ex-DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Says He Voted For DONALD TRUMP: He 'Loves His Country' And 'Wants To Get Rid Of The Bulls**t'

Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy says that he hopes President Donald Trump will "get a chance to really show people what he's all about" because he believes that the billionaire real estate mogul "loves his country" and "wants to get rid of the bullshit." The current DREAM CHILD and DIO DISCIPLES axeman made his comments ...

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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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MOONSPELL To Record New Studio Album In 2019

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On new MOONSPELL DVD "Lisboa Under The Spell": "It's a big project, and it seems like people are really getting into it. To be honest, DVDs and live recordings are ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE To Release 'Salvation' Album In October

WESTFIELD MASSACRE will release the song "Love To Hate" on September 7. This will be the second official single from the band's forthcoming album, "Salvation", which will arrive on October 26 via Nerve Strike Records. "Salvation" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House Studio in Altadena, California by veteran producer/engineer Rich Mouser, known for ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On Being Part Of Original Thrash Wave: 'We Were Really In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about his upcoming "One Man Riot" spoken-word tour of Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if there was one specific moment in his life that was especially influential and important for him, the 54-year-old ...

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HALESTORM Frontwoman Calls For Improved Awareness Around Mental Health Following JILL JANUS's Suicide

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has called for improved awareness around mental health following the tragic death of Jill Janus. Janus, who was the singer for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Earlier today, Hale ...

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TERROR: 'Total Retaliation' Album Due In September; New Song 'Mental Demolition' Available

Influential hardcore veterans TERROR will release their seventh full-length album, "Total Retaliation", on September 28 via Pure Noise Records. The band gives fans a taste of the new record today, with the debut of their first single, "Mental Demolition". Also announced today, TERROR will unleash "Total Retaliation" on fans across North America on their forthcoming ...

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SUFFOCATION Announces FRANK MULLEN Farewell Tour For North America

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October and November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION. Mullen said in ...

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RALF SCHEEPERS Says There's A 'Big Advantage' To Having Five Songwriters In PRIMAL FEAR

"The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR about the band's forthcoming "Apocalypse" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's becoming more difficult for PRIMAL FEAR to ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Releases 'Famine' Video

WESTFIELD MASSACRE, which features in its ranks singer Seann Nicols (a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; formerly of Bobby Blotzer's RATT, ADLER'S APPETITE and QUIET RIOT), has released the official Ron Underwood-directed music video for its new single, "Famine". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length album. Nicols took over as the lead vocalist for WESTFIELD ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: More 'STill Cyco Punk After All These Years' Details Revealed; Tour Dates Announced

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release their new album, "STill Cyco Punk After All These Years", on September 7. While the album's title is an obvious reference to the re-recording of the band's iconic 1983 self-titled debut album, "Still Cyco After All These Years" (originally recorded in 1989 but not released ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE To Release 'Famine' Single This Week

WESTFIELD MASSACRE, which features in its ranks singer Seann Nicols (a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; formerly of Bobby Blotzer's RATT, ADLER'S APPETITE and QUIET RIOT), will release a new single, "Famine", on August 3. The track, which is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length album, will be accompanied by a brand new music video directed by Ron ...

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MATT TUCK Thinks 'Gravity' Is The Album That Will 'Solidify' BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE As A Festival Headliner

Sophie K of Scuzz TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Matt Tuck and drummer Jason Bowld of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new album, "Gravity": Jason: "It's amazing, basically. [Laughs] It's got the most ...

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DELAIN Performs At Hungary's FEZEN Festival (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN's July 25 performance at Hungary's Fezen festival can be seen below. DELAIN will issue a new EP in the fall via Napalm Records. The Dutch symphonic metal band will promote the EP's release by playing two intimate headlining shows on in October. As previously reported, DELAIN is working on material ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman On Adding Electronic Elements To Band's Sound: 'We Decided To Do Something Different'

During a recent appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck spoke about the band's decision to add more electronic elements to its distinct signature sound on the group's latest full-length release, "Gravity". "Well, this is album number six," he said (hear audio below). "We've been around ...

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Surviving HELLYEAH Members Shoot Down New Drummer Claim

The surviving members of HELLYEAH have declared as false rumors that they have recruited Daniel Davison as the replacement for their late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. After someone edited the band's Wikipedia page to say that the former EVERY TIME I DIE and NORMA JEAN drummer has joined HELLYEAH following Vinnie Paul's death last month, ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO On Feud Between NEAL SCHON And JONATHAN CAIN: 'I Was Grateful Not To Be There'

Former JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo has commented on the war of words between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and Cain feuded publicly on social media last summer after the keyboardist, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. ...

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