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STONE SOUR Has No Choice But To Wait For COREY TAYLOR

STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand says the band has no choice but to be patient with frontman Corey Taylor, who is juggling his duties between SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR. Taylor's touring schedule with SLIPKNOT means that STONE SOUR is effectively on hiatus until sometime next year when the band is expected to begin work on ...

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STEVE SMITH Explains Decision To Return To JOURNEY

JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will kick off the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour on Thursday, May 12, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the San Francisco sound. The tour launches at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California — with concerts scheduled through August 30, and includes special guest ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release 'Saint Cecilia' EP

FOO FIGHTERS have released a brand new EP, "Saint Cecilia", featuring five new tracks recorded recently in Austin, Texas. The EP has been made available via FooFighters.com as well as iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. The FOO FIGHTERS posted a countdown clock on its site earlier this month counting down to midnight on ...

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SEPULTURA 'Reunion' Talk Will 'Go On Forever,' Says ANDREAS KISSER

Metal Wani editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SEPULTURA's latest album, 2013's "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart": "I think we have ...

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PHANTASMA Feat. DELAIN, SERENITY, EVERON Members: 'Miserable Me' Video

The official video for the song "Miserable Me" from PHANTASMA, the new symphonic rock musical of Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN), Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY) and Oliver Philipps (EVERON), can be seen below. The track is taken from PHANTASMA's debut album, "The Deviant Hearts", which will be released on November 20 via Napalm Records. PHANTASMA was born from ...

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Memorial Celebration For RONNIE MONTROSE To Be Held In January

A memorial celebration for legendary rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be held on January 23, 2016. The event, dubbed "Ronnie Montrose Remembered", will be held at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California and will feature many well-known rock musicians and artists coming together to pay homage to Ronnie and his music. Billed as a NAMM ...

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Video Premiere: STRYPER's 'All Over Again'

"All Over Again", the new video from STRYPER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Fallen", which entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 43 with first-week sales of just over 10,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set follows the No. 35-peaking "No More ...

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EPICA: Official 'Unchain Utopia' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official live video for their song "Unchain Utopia", filmed live earlier this year at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The clip was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show was recorded by Ace Zec and mixed by EPICA producer ...

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STRYPER's 'Fallen' Cracks U.S. Top 50

STRYPER's new album, "Fallen", entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 43 with first-week sales of just over 10,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set follows the No. 35-peaking "No More Hell To Pay", which was released in 2013. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Members: Video Footage Of Live Debut

ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), kicked off its North American tour this past Thursday night (October 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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