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ULI JON ROTH To Celebrate Triple Anniversary In 2018 With Special North American Tour

In 2018, legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth is celebrating a rare triple anniversary: * Fortieth anniversary of SCORPIONS' "Tokyo Tapes" * Fortieth anniversary of the birth of ELECTRIC SUN * Fiftieth anniversary of Uli's first-ever stage performance in 1968 To celebrate this special anniversary year, Uli will perform a whole series of concerts and ...

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WARLORD Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2018

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary U.S. metallers WARLORD for the release of a new studio album in 2018. Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with GRAHAM BONNET BAND and the upcoming group SPIRITS OF FIRE (which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Thankful' For His Time With SCORPIONS, Says Taking A Break Was 'The Best Thing' He Has Done

James Kottak says that he is "thankful" for the two decades he got to spend as the drummer in the SCORPIONS. Last September, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee. Speaking to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon", ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform At Madison Square Garden

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's September 16 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City can be seen below. MEGADETH's tour with SCORPIONS kicked off Thursday night (September 14) in Reading, Pennsylvania and will conclude on October 15 in Tampa, Florida. The sixteen-date trek, dubbed the "Crazy World Tour", celebrates SCORPIONS' 1990 LP of ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE To Greet Fans On NYSE Facade Balcony

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine will greet his fans this Friday, September 15 at 9:45 a.m. outside on the New York Stock Exchange facade balcony. Designed by George B. Post and featuring distinctive exterior sculpture by John Q. A. Ward, the ten-story Georgia marble facade of 18 Broad Street has become an icon of United States ...

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SCORPIONS Have Recorded Two New Songs For Best-Of-Ballads Compilation

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have just finished recording a couple of new songs for a forthcoming compilation album that will collect the most popular of their ballad-type material. "There's a best-of-ballads album coming out with Sony Music later this year, in the fall," SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine said during yesterday's (Tuesday, September 12) SiriusXM ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist On Split With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'You Can't Really Count On Somebody Who Is Not Stable'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon", Rudolf Schenker spoke about the addition of former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee to the SCORPIONS ranks. Last September, the Swedish musician was named as a permanent replacement for SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band during his well-publicized his battle ...

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MEGADETH Made Its Best Records Under Pressure

Tristan Pratt conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Kiko Loureiro at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can watch the chat below. Asked about the overwhelmingly positive response to MEGADETH's latest album, 2016's "Dystopia", Ellefson ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: Current MEGADETH Lineup 'Feels Like A New Band'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has confirmed that the band is contemplating returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band recently toured North America with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas this fall as the support act for German hard rock ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform In Tilburg, Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's August 15 performance at 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. MEGADETH recently completed a North American tour with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Charlottesville Violence: 'Some People Have Devolved Back Into Animals'

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine has commented on last Saturday's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman was killed, two Virginia state troopers died, and nineteen others were injured during a white nationalists' rally and a gathering of counter protesters. President Donald Trump placed blame for the violence on "both sides," the white supremacists and the ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says Playing With SCORPIONS Was 'A Big, Big Challenge'

Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee says that joining the SCORPIONS last year was a big challenge. Last September, the Swedish musician was named as a permanent replacement for SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band during his well-publicized his battle with alcoholism. Dee had spent a few months filling in for ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist MATTHIAS JABS On Key To Group's Longevity: 'We Don't Sound Like An Oldies Band'

Jackie Donovan of Classic Hits Q101.7 recently conducted an interview with SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs. You can listen to the full chat in three parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On SCORPIONS' longevity and continued relevance: Matthias: "I think internally speaking, a band needs to be a band in the sense of, ...

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