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JOHN PETRUCCI: No New DREAM THEATER Album Until 2019

John Petrucci has hinted that DREAM THEATER's next album will be musically inspired by the band's current "Images, Words & Beyond" tour, which sees the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of its milestone RIAA-gold-certified album "Images And Words". The guitarist, who will take part in the 2018 installment of the "G3" tour alongside DEF ...

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ALICE COOPER Among Nominees For SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Alice Cooper is among the 2018 nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The Songwriters Hall Of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. Other nominees include Mariah Carey, Tom Waits, PRETENDERS founder Chrissie Hynde, THE ISLEY BROTHERS and John ...

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GILBY CLARKE On Replacing IZZY STRADLIN In GUNS N' ROSES: 'People Say More About It Now Than They Did Back Then'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke was recently interviewed by Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he came to produce records by bands like THE BRONX and L.A. GUNS: Gilby: "Back when I was around Hollywood ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Walk' Video

"Walk", the new video from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. The song is taken from SWEET & LYNCH's sophomore ...

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TOM MORELLO Says PROPHETS OF RAGE Is 'A Band That's Here To Stay'

PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello was interviewed on the October 29 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On combining music and activism: Tom: "My twin passions were always shredding ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: Making Of 'The Dark Project'

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — released its debut album, "The Dark Project", on October 13 on Digital Launch via Entertainment One Music. It was produced by Ron "Bumblefoot" ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Fifth EPK For 'Unified' Album

The fifth EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Making Of 'BCCIV' Album Part 3 And 4 (Video)

The third and fourth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "BCCIV", the long-awaited fourth album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, can be seen below. The disc was released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is ...

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STEVEN TYLER To Return To Stage At 'David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala And Concert'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will return to the stage on October 21 for David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Concert at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's Rogers Arena. The star-studded event will be headlined by David Foster to celebrate three decades of helping Canadian families. Confirmed to join Foster — with more artists to ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: More 'The Dark Project' Album Details

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — will release its debut album, "The Dark Project", on October 13 on Digital Launch via Entertainment One Music. It was produced by Ron ...

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PAPA ROACH Frontman Says 'Politicians Can Definitely Learn From Kids'

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock recently conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether PAPA ROACH felt "reborn" while writing and recording their new album, "Crooked Teeth": Jacoby: "Oh yeah, definitely. We were very intentional in the ...

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Paranormal - ALICE COOPER

Alice Cooper's first studio release in six years shares many of the same elements as 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", which was a reimagination of Alice's first solo effort, 1975's "Welcome to My Nightmare". The album was intended as a collection of standalone songs to contrast with the previous "concept" offering, and on it, original ...

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AUTOGRAPH: Video For 'Get Off Your Ass' Title Track

The official video for "Get Off Your Ass", the title track of the new album from veteran Los Angeles hard rockers AUTOGRAPH, can be seen below. The disc will be released on October 6 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. It will be issued on CD and digital, with ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Making Of 'BCCIV' Album Part 2 (Video)

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "BCCIV", the long-awaited fourth album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the ...

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JOE PERRY, GLENN HUGHES Guest On New BILLY RAY CYRUS Album, 'Set The Record Straight'

Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating his birthday with the announcement of his new album, "Set The Record Straight", due on November 10. The disc features collaborations with Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), Jencarlos Canela, Ronnie Milsap and Billy's daughter, Miley Cyrus. "I'm ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Making Of METALLICA's 'Atlas, Rise!' Song

METALLICA has uploaded a twelve-minute video featuring footage from the writing and recording sessions for "N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.", the song that later became "Atlas, Rise!" The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which came out last November. "Atlas, Rise!" in February became METALLICA's ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Making Of 'BCCIV' Album Part 1 (Video)

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "BCCIV", the long-awaited fourth album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the ...

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Smoke On This - REX BROWN

Four years after releasing his memoir, "101 Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera", Rex Brown takes the next step in a musical life spread both with joy and turmoil. Judging by the shackles-free mindset of his debut solo album, "Smoke On This", Brown has his targets set way high, but he possesses the ...

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