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TARJA TURUNEN's 'Luna Park Ride' Due In May

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's "Luna Park Ride" live performance will be made available for the first time as an audio CD and standalone video — including over 70 minutes of bonus material. Imagine an enchanted audience in front of an enormous stage in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thousands of fans screaming just for her: the ...

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VAN HALEN To Perform Live On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

VAN HALEN will promote the release of its new concert album, "Live: Tokyo Dome In Concert", with a live performance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, April 2. A posting on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" web site reads: "They are 'what dreams are made of'… a legendary, 'unchained' world-renowned rock band that continues to ...

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DEE SNIDER 'Apologizes' To DOUG ALDRICH, Slams KISS

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has apologized to former WHITESNAKE and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich for "singling him out" by questioning the relevance of any of the WHITESNAKE releases Aldrich appeared on. On February 9, Snider posed the following question for his 124,000 Twitter followers: "What WHITESNAKE album of importance did Douglas Aldrich play on? ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Wants To Put 'Holy S**t' Factor Back Into Hard Rock With His New Band ENDANGERED SPECIES

On October 9, 2014, Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon conducted an interview with former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy at T.J. Martell Foundation's Rock 'N' Bowl tournament at the PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about ENDANGERED SPECIES, the new band he formed with former QUIET ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: HENRY ROLLINS Is 'A Fool'

Bassist/vocalist Conrad "Cronos" Lant of British black metal pioneers VENOM has slammed Henry Rollins as a "fool," explaining that the legendary BLACK FLAG frontman "is no longer in a band, because he's not a fucking musician." In his 1994 memoir "Get In The Van", Rollins recalled the time BLACK FLAG opened for VENOM at Trenton, ...

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XANDRIA Is Recording New EP

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA have entered SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands to begin recording a new EP for a summer release. The band states: "Everything we are recording right now will end up on this yet-to-be-titled EP. Not only it will contain three brand new tracks… No, here comes the fuzz: we are also ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: Footage Of Poznań Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, performing an acoustic set on February 28 in Poznań, Poland can be seen below. THE GENTLE STORM's debut album, "The Diary", will be released on March 25 via InsideOut Music. Lucassen and Van ...

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DOKKEN's JEFF PILSON Gets 'Missing' Bass Back After 23 Years

Marty O'Brien, an acclaimed bassist whose touring credits over the years include playing for Lita Ford, Tommy Lee, DISTURBED, STATIC-X, METHODS OF MAYHEM and Gus G., has shared the following story via his Facebook page: "It's story time… So… as a teenager in Rhode Island, I saved up all my money and finally bought my ...

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TONY MARTIN, VINNY APPICE, MARK BOALS Pay Tribute To TONY IOMMI: 'Great Lefty: Live Forever' Audio Samples

Tanzan Music and "Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team of Iommi supporters together with Facebook communities "Tony Iommi The Man The Master The Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention" have announced the release of the compilation tribute in honor of BLACK SABBATH's true heart and soul, legendary riffmaster Tony Iommi. Due on May 4, the first-ever tribute ...

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STRYPER Recording Cover Version Of BLACK SABBATH's 'After Forever' For 'Fallen' Album

Christian hard rockers STRYPER are recording a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "After Forever" for inclusion on their new album, "Fallen", to be released in late 2015 via Frontiers. The CD was tracked at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts. STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet recently stated about the musical direction of "Fallen": "It's ...

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TONY MARTIN, VINNY APPICE, MARK BOALS Pay Tribute To TONY IOMMI On 'Great Lefty: Live Forever' Album

Tanzan Music and "Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team of Iommi supporters together with Facebook communities "Tony Iommi The Man The Master The Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention" have announced the release of the compilation tribute in honor of BLACK SABBATH's true heart and soul, legendary riffmaster Tony Iommi. Due on May 4, the first-ever tribute ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Heart Of Amsterdam' Video Released

"Heart Of Amsterdam", the new video from THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be seen below. The song is taken from THE GENTLE STORM's debut album, "The Diary", which will be released on March 25 via InsideOut Music. Says Anneke about "Heart ...

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STRYPER Confirms New Album Title, Collaborates With SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On New Song

Christian hard rockers STRYPER entered SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts earlier in the month to begin recording their new album, "Fallen", for a late 2015 release via Frontiers. An audio sample of one of the new STRYPER songs can be streamed in the video clip embedded within the Facebook post below. STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael ...

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MAIDEN UNITED's 'Remembrance' Album Featuring PAUL DI'ANNO, BLAZE BAYLEY: Cover Artwork Unveiled

MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), will release a new album, "Remembrance", on May 22 on CD, red 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. The cover artwork for the album can be seen below. "Remembrance" track listing: 01. Strange World 02. Charlotte ...

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In The Hot Tub With STRYPER (Video)

Christian hard rockers STRYPER entered SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts earlier in the month to begin recording their new album for a late spring/early summer release via Frontiers. A video update on the recording process from STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet and guitarist Oz Fox, filmed in the hot tub outside the studio, can be ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Is Working On A Solo Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen revealed in his recent talk at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. that his son, VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, is working on a solo album. Eddie said, "Wait 'til you hear his record. This isn't Pop talking ...

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SLAYER, ANTHRAX, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, SOULFLY, QUIET RIOT, Ex-KISS Members To Guest On 'That Metal Show'

With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee (RUSH) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) on the season premiere of VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming "That Metal Show", more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show's history. Recently confirmed guests for this season are Frank Bello, Charlie ...

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