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POP EVIL Vocalist On Current State Of Rock: 'We're At The Bottom Of The Sea In The Music Business'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Leigh Kakaty of Michigan hard rockers POP EVIL. You can watch the entire three-part chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what originally inspired him when he started writing his own songs: Leigh: "I think, honestly, what inspired me is when I ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer, JOURNEY Guitarist Plot Massive Tour In Hilarious 'Mission Possible' Video

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon have released a hilarious video touting their massive upcoming co-headlining tour. The clip, titled "Mission Possible", shows the two plotting their 60-plus-city trek this summer in a hilarious behind-the-scenes fashion. Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And TAKING BACK SUNDAY Announce U.S. Summer Co-Headline Tour

American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING BACK SUNDAY today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, Florida and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey ...

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Listen To New STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Song 'The Art Of Letting Go'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have released "The Art Of Letting Go", the third single from their new, self-titled album, due out March 16. Like "Meadow" and "Roll Me Under", which arrived in November and January, respectively, the new track features the vocals of one-time "The X Factor" contestant Jeff Gutt, who made his live debut as ...

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HALESTORM And IN THIS MOMENT Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Atlantic recording group HALESTORM have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates — co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group IN THIS MOMENT — begins April 30 in Houston, Texas and then travels through mid-May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAY and STITCHED ...

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Listen To MELVINS' 'Stop Moving To Florida'

MELVINS' song "Stop Moving To Florida" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Pinkus Abortion Technician", which will be released on April 20 via Ipecac Recordings. The disc features both MELVINS' regular bass player Steven McDonald (REDD KROSS, OFF!) and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' Jeff Pinkus on bass. "Stop Moving To ...

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AMORPHIS And DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour North America With MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America with a co-headlining trek with DARK TRANQUILLITY this September/October. Joining them are Portugal's premier gothic-metallic-force MOONSPELL, and Finnish melo-death contingent OMNIUM GATHERUM. AMORPHIS will be touring in support of their soon to be announced new album, produced and mixed once again by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON ...

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MELVINS To Release 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' Album In April

MELVINS will release their new album, "Pinkus Abortion Technician", on April 20 via Ipecac Recordings. The disc features both MELVINS' regular bass player Steven McDonald (REDD KROSS, OFF!) and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' Jeff Pinkus on bass. "With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates With SHINEDOWN

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will return to the road this spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates SHINEDOWN to surround their performances at some of the biggest U.S. festivals, including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse STARSET, which ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On Why He Doesn't Play Double-Bass Drums: 'I'm Just A Lazy, Old-Fashioned Git'

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain at last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked once again why he has steadfastly refused to incorporate a double-bass setup into his playing technique, McBrain said: "The way I grew up playing, being ...

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