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Triumphant Hearts - JASON BECKER

Some of you reading this will know the name Jason Becker through his work in CACOPHONY, and his guitar and songwriting contributions with David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman. Additionally, you also might've seen the movie "The Theory of Everything", which painfully illustrates the physical debilitation of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, one of our time's ...

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OVERKILL Members Discuss Their Beginnings In First Episode Of 'Welcome To The Garden State' Documentary

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have released the first trailer for their upcoming 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will arrive on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. In the first episode of the multi-part documentary series titled "Welcome To The Garden State", the OVERKILL members detail their beginning and how each musician ...

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JOHN SYKES To Release Long-Awaited New Solo Album This Year

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) will release his first album in 19 years later this year via Golden Robot Records. The as-yet-untitled disc (its previously announced title of "Sy-Ops" has now apparently been scrapped) is expected to include such tracks as "Dawning Of A Brand ...

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ANN WILSON Releases Music Video For Cover Of AUDIOSLAVE's 'I Am The Highway' In Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL

HEART singer Ann Wilson's official music video for her cover version of AUDIOSLAVE's "I Am The Highway" can be seen below. Late SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE vocalist Chris Cornell is one of the many artists whom Wilson pays tribute to with her new collection, "Immortal", which came out in September. The album features Wilson's versions of ...

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CRASHDÏET Releases Music Video For New Single 'Reptile'

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, was recorded at the group's own Dïet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was produced by lead guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by longtime collaborator Chris Laney. The "Reptile" ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's CHRIS CAFFERY Is 'Really Bothered' By National Anthem Protests During NFL Games

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery says his solo song "Upon The Knee" is inspired by the recent U.S. national anthem protests. NFL players started protesting police brutality in 2016 by taking a knee during the anthem, setting off a flurry of debate across the country. While the issue has subsided considerably during the 2018 NFL ...

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BUSH's GAVIN ROSSDALE Looks Back On 'Sixteen Stone'

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke to The Smoky Mountain News about the upcoming 25th anniversary of the band's debut LP, 1994's "Sixteen Stone". Asked how the album has stood the test of time for him, Gavin said (hear audio below): "People sometimes talk about lyrics being too fragmented. And the weird thing is that I ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Says He's 'So Proud' That IRON MAIDEN Is Still Performing Two Songs From His Time With The Band

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, WOLFSBANE) recently appeared on the "Talking Maiden" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins at the 24:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that IRON MAIDEN has been performing two songs from his time with the group during its ...

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NEAL SCHON Says He Is Not To Blame For JOURNEY Not Touring In 2019

Neal Schon says that he will embark on his "Journey Through Time" tour next year because two of his JOURNEY bandmates want to work on outside projects. In addition to Schon, "Journey Through Time" features founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Says 'Judas' Has Become FOZZY's 'Enter Sandman' Or 'You Shook Me All Night Long'

Ty Jordan of Winnipeg's Power 97 radio station recently conducted an interview with FOZZY singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about the success of "Judas", the title track of FOZZY's latest album, Chris said: "For whatever reason, people really connected with ...

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THE GUESS WHO Releases 'In America' Video

"In America", the new George A. Johnson-directed video from THE GUESS WHO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Future Is What It Used To Be", which was released in September via Cleopatra Records. THE GUESS WHO is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major ...

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MINISTRY Joined By DAVE NAVARRO For First Performance Of '(Every Day Is) Halloween' In More Than 30 Years

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY were joined by JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro and Chris Connelly for an acoustic performance of their early song "(Every Day Is) Halloween" at their two Los Angeles shows at the Fonda Theatre on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. Although MINISTRY leader Al Jourgensen claimed at Thursday's concert that ...

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BIAS Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: First Single To Be Released Next Month

BIAS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, will release its debut single, "Pity", on January 4. David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE 10, which "imploded" earlier ...

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EASY ACTION To Reunite For Appearance At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

1986 saw the release of a Swedish melodic rock classic: the EASY ACTION album "That Makes One". Soon after its release, guitarist Kee Marcello was drafted to join EUROPE and the promising band fell apart. Vocalist Tommy Nilsson went on to become one of Sweden's biggest pop stars, scoring several huge domestic single hits. Following ...

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FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO On 'Judas' Success: 'We're Bigger In Every Country Than We Were The Album Before'

Metal Master Kingdom conducted an interview with FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho prior to the band's November 28 concert at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how producer Johnny Andrews became involved in the songwriting process for the band's ...

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SOILWORK Vocalist Says New Drummer BASTIAN THUSGAARD Was 'A Big Part' Of 'Verkligheten' Album

SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the three-and-a-half year gap between the group's 2015 release, "The Ride Majestic", and forthcoming album, "Verkligheten": Björn: "I think the main reason was that we did so much ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR's LITTLE VILLAINS Album To Receive Posthumous Release

Fans all over the globe will be able to experience the distinctive and ferocious talent of late Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor one more time. LITTLE VILLAINS, who were formed in 2006 by MOTÖRHEAD's legendary drummer as well as James Childs (AVON, AIRBUS) and Owen Street of desert rockers WAXY and sludge unit VAILS, have revealed ...

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WEDNESDAY 13's 'Necrophaze' Will Be 'The Ultimate Horror Record'

Horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13 spoke to Music Interview Corner about the status of his next studio album, "Necrophaze", tentatively due in early 2019 via Nuclear Blast. "It's going to be really cool," he said (see video below). "I'm doing something totally different. All my records are different. It's still a little too early to say ...

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ATREYU-Branded Beer Has Arrived

Orange County, California rockers ATREYU have teamed up local brewery Noble Ale Works to create "Atreyu Superhero DIPA With Orange Zest". Led by Citra and El Dorado, this hazy DIPA gives soft notes of lychee, tropical fruit, and butterfly kisses, while bright California navel oranges keep the party going. On December 16, at noon EST, ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Last Man Standing'

The official lyric video for the song "Last Man Standing" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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