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TESLA Guitarist Praises Producer PHIL COLLEN's 'Positive Energy' And 'Attention To Detail'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to produce its new album, "Shock": Frank: "We've known Phil for ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Defends KISS Over 'Lip-Sync' Accusations

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has defended KISS against claims that the band is using pre-recorded tracks during its farewell tour. Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched last month, there has been persistent online chatter about frontman Paul Stanley allegedly singing to a backing tape. The speculation stemmed from the fact ...

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New MÖTLEY CRÜE Song To Feature Rapper MACHINE GUN KELLY

MÖTLEY CRÜE has collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly on a song that will be included in the soundtrack to the film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The rapper — whose real name is Colson Baker — plays MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee in the ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says ACE FREHLEY Should Be Part Of KISS's Final Tour

Nikki Sixx says that Ace Frehley should be part of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching Ace perform Saturday night (January 26) at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California. Sixx wrote on Instagram: "Went with @john5official to see @acefrehleyofficial and his awesome band tonight. John jammed ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is 'Shocked' R. KELLY 'Is Not In Jail Or Dead'

Nikki Sixx says that he is "shocked" R. Kelly, an artist who has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct throughout his career, "is not in jail or dead." The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching "Surviving R. Kelly", a new documentary series that chronicles the litany of sexual assault accusations against the singer ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Music To Be Featured In Horror Tv Series 'Welcome To Daisyland'

Spitfire Music has teamed up with BlackBoxTV to develop a new horror anthology series, "Welcome To Daisyland". Australian-American musical collective THE DEAD DAISIES will provide the soundtrack for the series, which is scheduled to premiere this Valentine's Day (February 14). "Welcome To Daisyland" was directed by award-winning filmmaker Tony E. Valenzuela ("Silverwood", "Harper's Globe") and ...

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NITA STRAUSS Says It Was 'An Absolute Dream' To Appear On ALICE COOPER's 'A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was recently interviewed by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what she plans to do after Cooper retires from touring: Nita: "I'm not sure. I'm not putting ...

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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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ROB ZOMBIE Was Joined By NIKKI SIXX, MARILYN MANSON For 'Helter Skelter' Cover At Last Night's OZZFEST (Video)

Rob Zombie was joined by Marilyn Manson and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx for a performance of THE BEATLES classic "Helter Skelter" during last night's (December 31) Ozzfest, which took place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. This past July, Manson and Zombie released ...

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Video Premiere: JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' 'Zoinks!'

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — has released the official music video for the song "Zoinks!" The track is taken from JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' new full-length studio album, "Invasion", which will be ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Teases Super Bowl Sunday Surprise

MÖTLEY CRÜE appears to be planning some sort of surprise for Super Bowl Sunday (February 3). On Monday, the band tweeted out three emojis followed by "02.03.19 #ad," which is the date of the NFL championship game. They added in a second tweet: "Happy Crüe Year too all our #Crüeheads around the world. 2019 is ...

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