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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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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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SCORPIONS Guitarist Speaks Out Against TRUMP's Proposed U.S.-Mexico Wall: 'Building Borders Is Not The Answer'

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, saying that "building borders is not the answer." A cornerstone of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the wall's effectiveness has been questioned by many, with some describing it as "limited at best " and "impractical ...

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METALLICA Pays Homage To 'Pasadena Boys' VAN HALEN With 'Runnin' With The Devil' Cover (Video)

METALLICA performed an abbreviated cover version of VAN HALEN's classic song "Runnin' With The Devil" Saturday night (July 29) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The one-minute nod to the hometown band saw METALLICA frontman James Hetfield attempting to replicate those iconic David Lee Roth screams, much to the delight of the packed stadium. ...

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