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JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI 'Absolutely Contributed' To Songwriting On New DREAM THEATER Album

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Review recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about the band's new studio album, "Distance Over Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thought DREAM THEATER would be able to sustain ...

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SLIPKNOT's Original Singer Has No Interest In Rejoining Band

SLIPKNOT's original singer says that he has no interest in rejoining the band. The prospect of Anders Colsefni returning to SLIPKNOT was broached earlier in the month by current frontman Corey Taylor after a fan suggested on Twitter that SLIPKNOT bring back Anders as the replacement for recently departed percussionist Chris Fehn. Corey replied: "Fuck ...

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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Endless Summer' Music Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have just released their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Endless Summer", which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states: ...

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SCOTT STAPP To Release 'The Space Between The Shadows' Album In July; 'Purpose For Pain' Visualizer Video Available

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records. The visualizer video for the disc's bombastic first single, "Purpose For Pain", can be seen below. "The Space Between The Shadows" documents a five-year journey to find meaning — and redemption ...

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ALAN PARSONS: 'I Can't Get There From Here' Video

"I Can't Get There From Here", the new video from Alan Parsons, can be seen below. The track is taken from Alan's upcoming studio album, "The Secret", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. The song, which includes guest vocals by Jared Mahone, is also featured in the motion picture "5-25-77". ...

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STRYPER Announces 'History' 2019 U.S. Tour

STRYPER will return to the road in May for the 2019 "History Tour - Greatest Hits & Covers That Influenced Our Generation". The trek comes on the heels of the band's yearlong "God Damn Evil" world tour, which concluded in Japan in February. "The music of our generation was and is timeless," says STRYPER frontman ...

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TED NUGENT Announces Summer 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Ted Nugent has announced 13 new U.S. shows, which are set to take place between the middle of July and end of August. The trek will once again feature Greg Smith (BILLY JOEL, ALICE COOPER, RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW) on bass, Jason Hartless (JOE LYNN TURNER, MITCH RYDER) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman Says Thinking About Fans' Expectations While Writing Music Can Be 'Very Destructive'

Scott McMahon of Metal Nation recently conducted an interview with frontman Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest album, "Hexed": Alexi: "The thing is that, first of all, the record was already mixed and ...

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SLASH Drummer BRENT FITZ: 'In The U.S., We Question If Fans Have To Gone To Other Genres A Little Bit, Like Country Or Pop'

Ornella Carlone of Comebackstage conducted an interview with drummer Brent Fitz of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS prior to the band's March 4 concert at Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing in front of European ...

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AEROSMITH Shares Video From 'Deuces Are Wild' Rehearsals

AEROSMITH has shared video footage from the rehearsal sessions for its "Deuces Are Wild" Las Vegas residency. The legendary rockers recently announced 17 additional dates for their headlining residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band will launch "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild" on Saturday, April 6. ...

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