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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Says Australian Politician Is A 'Blowhard' Who 'Clearly Does Not Understand Copyright Law'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has slammed the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission as a "blowhard" who "clearly does not understand copyright law." Clive Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of TWISTED SISTER's hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The ...

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Why STRYPER Hasn't Opened For Any Bigger Rock Bands On Tour

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER hasn't toured with many bigger bands because the openly Christian group hasn't been able to secure support slots with any musically compatible artists. "We're asked all the time, 'Why don't you open for other bands?'" the STRYPER frontman wrote on his Facebook page earlier today. "Well, we've submitted our name ...

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Watch AS I LAY DYING Perform In Tilburg

Fan-filmed video footage of AS I LAY DYING's December 2, 2018 concert at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. Last month, AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis, who served time in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his wife, said that part of his life's work now is to undo ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Quits LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has exited LORDS OF BLACK. He announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal band in a post on his Facebook page. Ronnie wrote: "Just to inform that since some weeks ago I did leave my 'job' as lead singer in LORDS OF BLACK. Almost five years of good music, ...

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DISTURBED To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Next Week

DISTURBED will be the musical guest on the January 10 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band will perform several songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Long-Awaited Third Album To Arrive In January 2020

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, is tentatively planning to release its long-awaited third album in January 2020. Schaffer spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2005's "Touched By The Crimson King" during an appearance on the ICED ...

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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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MANOWAR Recruits Guitarist E.V. MARTEL For Upcoming Tour

E.V. Martel will be the guitarist on MANOWAR's upcoming "Final Battle" world tour 2019. A musician since the age of 8 and devoted MANOWAR fan, E.V. lives the life of true metal and the music of MANOWAR. He has performed for years in the only official MANOWAR tribute band in the world. E.V. is proud ...

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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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WOLFMOTHER's ANDREW STOCKDALE Says His New Solo Album 'Slipstream' Is About 'Positive Energy' And 'Good Vibrations'

Following WOLFMOTHER's performance at the Foamhenge 2018 festival in Houston, Texas on November 4, vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale spoke with Front Row Joe of That Just Happened. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recently released second solo album, "Slipstream": Andrew: "I travel the ...

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Original Lineup Of BRAND NEW SIN To Reunite For May Concert

The original six-piece lineup of Syracuse, New York-based heavy rockers BRAND NEW SIN will reunite for a sold-out hometown concert at the Lost Horizon on May 4, 2019. BRAND NEW SIN was formed in the early 2000s after members of the metalcore band GODBELOW joined forces with vocalist Joe Altier. The group's self-titled debut album ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Says THE WINERY DOGS 'Helped' His Solo Career

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) recently spoke with Ryan Witting of the "Rockin' You All Night" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans from now until late April, when THE WINERY DOGS will reunite for an American tour: Richie: ...

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JASON BONHAM Says His Wife Kept Him From Flying Into Rage After LED ZEPPELIN Asked Him To Change 'EXPERIENCE' Name

When FOREIGNER announced its 2018 summer tour, the opening act was listed as JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING instead of JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE, the name under which the drummer has been touring nearly a decade. As as result, many assumed that the tour press release and poster contained typos, but Bonham has since ...

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SIXX:A.M. Films New Video

SIXX:A.M. filmed a new video on Wednesday, December 19. A new photo of bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba, singer James Michael and drummer Dustin Steinke was posted on the band's Instagram page last night, along with the caption: "Did ya miss us? Shooting a new video" SIXX:A.M. hasn't released any new music in two ...

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