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JAMES HETFIELD Is 'Honored' METALLICA's Music Was Used By U.S. Military To 'Help Us Stay Safe'

James Hetfield says that he is "honored" the U.S. military used METALLICA's music to psychologically torture prisoners of war because it "help[ed] us stay safe." According to U.K. publication The Guardian, U.S. interrogators seeking to disorientate and break Iraqi prisoners played music from METALLICA and other heavy rock acts such as AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says 'The Astonishing' Songwriting Process Was 'Really Fun And Very Different'

Warner Music Italy recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metallers DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the songwriting process for the band's wildly ambitious 2016 double concept LP, "The Astonishing", Petrucci said: "It was actually really interesting and really fun and very different. What we did ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Live And Louder' Album In May

"Live And Louder", THE DEAD DAISIES new live outing, set for release on May 19 on Spitfire Music/SPV, perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016. From the moment they dropped their first single "Long Way To Go" ...

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METALLICA Scores Ninth No. 1 On BILLBOARD's 'Mainstream Rock Songs' Chart With 'Atlas, Rise!'

According to Billboard.com, METALLICA earned its ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with its latest single, "Atlas, Rise!" The band previously scored chart toppers with "Hardwired" (also from METALLICA's latest album, 2016's "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct"); "The Day That Never Comes" and "Cyanide" (from 2008's "Death Magnetic"); and "Until It ...

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STEVEN TYLER's Super Car Raises $800K For Charity

A rare sports car from the personal collection of Steven Tyler has been auctioned, raising $800,000 for his Janie's Fund, a philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages. Tyler and his "car for a cause" were one of the biggest draws at the auction by Barrett-Jackson, "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction," at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...

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DREAM THEATER Launches 'The Astonishing' Mobile Game

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER have launched a mobile game based on their 2016 double concept album "The Astonishing". "The Astonishing Game" is the definite interactive dramatization of DREAM THEATER's epic rock opera "The Astonishing", and is an artistic collaboration between Turbo Tape Games and DREAM THEATER. The game recites the original story from the album ...

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BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN Pictures To Be Displayed As Part Of 'The Photography Of Kevin Estrada' Exhibit

Pop Obscure, the new independent record store in downtown Los Angeles, will host an opening reception for the photo gallery/exhibit from acclaimed photographer Kevin Estrada today (Saturday, January 28) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For over two decades, Estrada's photos have been an important part of rock n' roll history. Kevin has chronicled some ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Covered By HARP TWINS (Video)

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt have released a video for their cover version of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman". The song features Kevin Bartlett on drums. Camille and Kennerly's latest album, "Harp Attack 2", contains 14 harp duet covers of rock and metal songs from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and 2000s, plus a ...

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Watch HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Sing AC/DC, AEROSMITH, HEART, PAT BENATAR Classics With THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale joined THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS on stage last night (Friday, January 27) at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee to perform covers of classic songs from AC/DC, AEROSMITH, HEART and PAT BENATAR, among others. Check out fan-filmed video footage of her appearance below. HALESTORM's third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs ...

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GODSMACK Begins Writing Seventh Album To Mark 20th Anniversary

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GODSMACK has begun writing its seventh studio album, with frontman Sully Erna posting a photo of a guitar and amp on Instagram and noting, "Let the writing begin...#godsmack7 #20thanniversary #2018." The new album will follow up 2014's "1000hp" and, as Erna noted, will commemorate the band making it to ...

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Video: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories were announced at the 32nd annual NAMM TEC Awards, presented annually by the NAMM Foundation and held January 21 in Anaheim, California. The annual event celebrates the best in professional audio and sound production and is held during the NAMM Show, the world's leading global music industry ...

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AEROSMITH Pinball Machine Now Available Through STERN PINBALL

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, and Epic Rights, AEROSMITH's global licensing agent, jointly announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band AEROSMITH. Stern Pinball's AEROSMITH machines reflect the high energy and excitement that accompanies the experience ...

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JOHN CORABI Says His Phone 'Stopped Ringing' After He Was Fired From MÖTLEY CRÜE

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES singer John Corabi. You can watch the chat in three parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his decision to perform MÖTLEY CRÜE's self-titled 1994 album in its entirety to celebrate the LP's twentieth anniversary: ...

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AEROSMITH Explains 'Aero-Vederci Baby!' Tour Name

Last month, AEROSMITH announced what was being billed as the band's "farewell" tour of Europe — with an opening stop in Israel thrown in for good measure. The group announced the 2017 "Aero-Vederci Baby!" European tour on November 14, posting on its Aerosmith.com site: "AEROSMITH will return across the Atlantic with one of the greatest ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Producer: 'My Job Was To Push Them To Their Limits, Physically And Emotionally'

Coming up on the first anniversary of Lemmy's passing, MOTÖRHEAD producer Cameron Webb and producer/engineer Warren Huart (AEROSMITH, ACE FREHLEY, THE FRAY) released a digital video through ProMix Academy, "Mixing Motörhead With Cameron Webb". In the clip, an excerpt from which can be seen below, Webb gives ProMix Academy a breakdown of MOTÖRHEAD's song "Electricity", ...

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