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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'There's A Lot Of Bands Who Would Give Their Left Nut To Be Able To Do What We've Done'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer was interviewed on a recent installment of Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM show "Trunk Nation". A few excerpts from the chat follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the goal of maintaining more control over the band while increasing profits: Jon: "That's absolutely the goal. The way music is being consumed, it has certainly ...

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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER On Being Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'It's Not That Special To Us'

Morgan Richards Interviews recently had a chat with DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover. You can now listen to the question-and-answer session below. Asked about DEEP PURPLE's ongoing "The Long Goodbye Tour", which has fueled speculation that the band is planning to retire from the road after travelling the globe countless times over the course of ...

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RUSH: Unboxing Video For Deluxe Edition Of 40th-Anniversary, Expanded Edition Of 'A Farewell To Kings' Album

RUSH has just released a lavish, new and expanded edition of the landmark album "A Farewell To Kings" — the fifth studio album originally released in 1977, which introduced the radio hit "Closer To The Heart", album tracks "A Farewell To Kings", "Madrigal", "Cinderella Man", as well as enduring fan favorites with "Xanadu" and "Cygnus ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Joins METAL CASINO As Brand Ambassador

Metal Casino has sealed a deal with the "Prince Of Darkness," Ozzy Osbourne. The "Godfather Of Metal" has signed up with the biggest, boldest and most hardcore online casino on the planet. In fact, Ozzy loves Metal Casino so much he has become a part owner of the company. Metal Casino launched in August this ...

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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Explains How 'Cold Dark Place' EP Came To Be

Guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON spoke to Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station about the band's latest EP featuring four previously unreleased tracks. "Cold Dark Place" was made available digitally and on CD on September 22 via Reprise Records, followed by the release of a limited-edition ten-inch vinyl picture disc on ...

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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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MIKE PORTNOY Was 'Miserable' Playing 'Tiny Little Clubs' With ADRENALINE MOB

SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy (also of THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by the "Neckbreaker" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", was a challenging record to make: Mike: "There wasn't many challenges, ...

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Legendary Rockers ZEBRA To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Of Debut Album With West Coast Mini Tour

Legendary rock band ZEBRA will celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of its debut album by performing the LP in its entirety. The group's first West Coast tour in three decades will take place in February and will feature all original members: Randy Jackson, Felix Hanneman and Guy Gelso. Founded in 1975 in Louisiana, ZEBRA eventually relocated ...

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BAD WOLVES Feat. Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members: Debut Album Due In Spring

BAD WOLVES will release its debut album in the spring on Eleven Seven Music. The band, which is managed by Zoltan Bathory of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, consists of of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-DIVINE HERESY, SNOT), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DEVILDRIVER), guitarist Doc Coyle (VAGUS NERVE, ex-GOD FORBID), guitarist Chris Cain (BURY YOUR DEAD) and bassist ...

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Progressive Metallers BELIEVER Release Third Installment Of New Music

Progressive metallers BELIEVER are making new music available throughout 2017, culminating in the release of a physical product, to be announced later this year. BELIEVER fans will enjoy digital releases every few months with new artwork from Eye Level Studio's Michael Rosner to accompany each release. The third installment, "3 Of 5", contains the songs ...

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Listen To New FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Song 'Trouble'

A brand new FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH song called "Trouble" has been released via Spotify. The track, which can be streamed below, is one of two new cuts which will be included on the band's upcoming greatest-hits collection, apparently titled "A Decade Of Destruction" and due in December. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently resolved its ...

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HALESTORM Singer On Producer NICK RASKULINECZ: 'He Really Gave Us This Renewed Trust In Ourselves'

HALESTORM recently entered the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville to begin recording its fourth album for an early 2018 release. Helming the sessions is Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The ...

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ACCEPT Frontman: 'It's The Kiss Of Death Opening For AC/DC'

Corrine Brislin from Australia's Harvey Community Radio 96.5 FM recently conducted an interview with frontman Mark Tornillo of German/American metal veterans ACCEPT. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the response to ACCEPT's new "The Rise Of Chaos" studio album: Mark: "It seems ...

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Pro-Shot Video Of IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Performing At WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's solo/side project BRITISH LION performing on August 5 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Harris told Mammoth Metal TV last year that the sophomore BRITISH LION disc would sound slightly different from the band's 2012 self-titled debut. "The ...

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